inspired by easter tablescapes from the past

Today I’m sharing my Easter tablescapes from a couple of years ago.
We were away for easter last year (since it usually corresponds with spring break) so I tapped into the last easter tables I set at home.
Easter 2014 1
I have some ideas for this year but I haven’t been able to work on it yet.
I like to always review previous years to springboard for the current holiday.
Easter 2014 2
Yes, I love moss anything!
love, Love, LOVE!
And this is the perfect time of year to use that moss.
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Actually anytime of year lends itself to moss in my book.
I’ll be sharing a post about moss decor & tabletops so make sure to check back here.
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We have not set our plans for easter yet but i’m pretty sure we’ll be hosting again.
We usually have about 6 or 8 at our table which I think is the perfect amount.
Actually any amount is perfect any time you are surrounded by family & friends.
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From year to year I have very similar elements but at the same time I also change up some of the details .
I don’t like to reinvent the wheel every time since so much of it is my style & signature.
Easter 2013 2
This is the year previous to the one before.
Same china, crystal, sterling silver,  candelabras, moss runner and mini terra cotta pots w/ sterling plate place settings.
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But different water glasses, napkins, sterling silver chargers, place mats instead of tablecloth, sheet music eggs{tutorial here} instead of moss balls, and glass cloche centerpiece with bird nest instead of cast iron urns with moss balls.
And although the table looks similar it’s also different.
Easter 2013 4
I’ll be using some of the elements you see here this year but with some fun additions.
I will share with you once I have the time to put it together.
Easter 2013 5
Are you hosting easter?
I love to be inspired by others’ holiday decor, tablescape & projects.
I would love to see your ideas
Easter 2013 1
I have also been thinking about the menu although I don’t change it much year to year.
I only cook certain things at specific holidays.  For example, rack of lamb I only cook at Easter.  Just like Cioppino is only on christmas eve  or a roasted turkey only at Thanksgiving.
Is this weird?  Am I the only one?  It makes whatever it is “special” in my opinion.
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I love when I take pictures of the food, but unfortunately I usually forget.
Here are the easter appetizers from a couple of years ago.
Deviled eggs are one of those things I would only do at easter….but Mr. M likes them so much I make them throughout the year now.
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Speaking of Mr. Masterpiece, the reason I have not been able to finish my easter decorating or work on my easter crafts or plan my easter tablescape is because I have been helping him with paperwork for his new business.
It’s super exciting and I love helping him, hence why I put everything else aside.  I hope to wrap it up soon so I can get back to sharing new things here.
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I love all the inspiration I see online & I am itching to get going.
Happy Easter preparations!
sharing @:
sundays at home @ love of home
the creative corner @ curly crafty mom
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
mmm @ keeping it simple
show&share @ coastal charm
stta @ karen’s up on the hill
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
the scoop @ stonegable
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
tweak it tuesday @ a cozy little house
the inspiration board @ carolyn’s homework
be inspired @ elizabeth&co.
talk of the town @ my salvaged treasures
winter blues @ diy by design
wordless wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl
wow @ savvy southern style
wake-up wednesday @ god’s growing garden
syc @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson
home&garden @ a delightsome life
share your style @ little farmstead
vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva
shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
home sweet home @ the charm of home
diy like a boss @ table&hearth
morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
sweet&simple friday @ rooted in thyme
friday 5 features @ diy-vintage-chic
pinworthy projects @ just us 4
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
 bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
share it one more time @ lilacs & longhorns




  1. Betsy says:

    I love mossy anthing! Your table looks so inviting and the moss gives it a really nice texture and pop of color. Thanks, Mary Jo for sharing at Talk of the Town.

  2. thanks for stopping by betsy & your sweet comment. yes, moss is a weakness of mine but i don’t think i’m alone. lol. xo- mj

  3. Carol Cook says:

    I have never decorated with moss, but seeing your lovely table and Jann’s post about moss, I think I need to get some moss.
    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  4. Mary Jo, all your tablescapes look fabulous! I’m a huge fan of moss as well. We never host Easter so I don’t have a go-to Easter table look. I also only make certain foods for certain occasions, you’re not alone! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm Hope to see you there again tomorrow! xo Kathleen

  5. moss is the best! i know that spring decor uses it a bunch but i love to use it all year long. i hope to show more moss uses for my easter table. stay tuned! xo- mj

  6. hi kathleen! so typepad got back to me & i was able to resolve my spam comments (you were not alone my friend). so it’s fixed now & it’s all thanks to you. thank you so much! i’ll see ya over at vintage charm. xo- mj

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