After what seems like an endless slew of cold, the sun is finally peeking out of the clouds this week and all I can say is hallelujah.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

One of my favorite things about this time of year are the fresh spring flowers at all of the floral shops. Ranunculus, tulips, peonies, eeeeep! All of the girliest, prettiest flowers have finally come out to play. This is cause for celebration! With Easter just around the corner, I found the perfect opportunity to put together a pink bouquet and host friends for Easter lunch.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

For a long time I’ve had a hankering to host a lunch party, picnic style. Obviously, the dream would be to have a long, wooden table with plush, bohemian floor pillows in a huge backyard but Toronto’s tiny condos don’t exactly come with a backyard…or even a patch of grass. So I went with the next best thing, an inside picnic!

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

I came across these gold trimmed teal plates at Home Sense a few months ago and they got me thinking about the color palette. I think it’s safe to say that no Easter table is complete without pastels and the light teal color needed to be incorporated. To compliment the greenish-blueish hues, I integrated these pale pink glasses and pink ranunculus. I wanted to keep some depth instead of going full throttle pastel so I used these magenta napkins. Pink and teal together is ALWAYS a good idea.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

Can I just say I was literally googly eyed for days over the layers upon layers of petals in these gorgeous flowers? The wiry stems of the smaller buds poking around the larger full bloomed ranunculus adds so much character to the arrangement.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

I’m a sucker for various textures layered together in a table setting. The worn look of the stone washed linen table runner is juxtaposed by the satin napkins. The aged planks of wood are offset by the fresh yet subtle gold accents.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

To put together the actual table, I made a stop at the Barnboardstore. This place is incredible. I wanted to keep the original rustic look of the grey, aged wood so I purchased 4 planks of weathered wood. I assembled the table using 3 smaller strips of cheap wood from Home Depot for about $2.00. They’ll cut the wood to whatever size you need right there on the spot. You’re left with a flat surface that can be used as a table or assembled as a back drop for photos. Lay a few floor pillows around and viola, an indoor picnic is created.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

The overall look is simple, with a ‘less is more’ concept (at least by my standards). However, the colors bounce off of the table and grab your attention which is exactly the feeling I want my guests to have when I’m entertaining. The soft and loud colors and mixture of textures make the table feel full yet there is still room to rest the home cooked meal you’ve prepared for your guests.

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

I hope your home is filled with friends, family, love and warmth this Easter weekend. How are you setting your table?


A Spring Table Setting

A springtime, picnic style table setting with a mixture of subdued pastels and bright flowers

  • Linen Table Runner – H&M Home
  • Wood Table – Barnboardstore
  • Large Vase – Indigo
  • Mini Vases – H&M Home
  • White and Teal Plates – Home Sense
  • Magenta Napkins (custom) – Fabric Fabric
  • Teal Cake Stand – Indigo
  • Gold Flatware – CB2