Spring, especially Easter is my favourite time of the year, when everything starts to wake up again. Decorating for Easter is all about keeping with the season, and by using earthy colours and natural materials, you can create a foraged Easter table to be proud of.
'You can pick cow parsley on your walk, they are about to burst into lovely clouds of white. It is all about bringing what is growing outside into your home and on to your table. Back in November I planted loads of different varieties of narcissi and now they are flowering.
I have lifted them o ut of the ground and planted them up into pots, to bring them into the house and place on my table for Easter, mixed with bud vases of narcissi and cow parsley, and quail eggs and candles for the table. You can achieve this look really easily with what you have in your garden. You do not need too many ingredients to make an impact,' explain the experts at Kitten Grayson Flower.
Follow these simple steps to create a foraged Easter table
1. If you do not have any pots at home to pot up your narcissi you can use any other vessels you have in the house. A beautiful bowl for example, or any round vessel. Just make sure to add a bit of grit for drainage in the bottom. It is a lovely way to bring the outside in.
2. Another option is to wash the soil off the narcissi bulb, to place them in a clear vase with some water so that you can also admire the bulb and roots as well as the bloom.
3. You can also do all of this with tulips if you have them in your garden. To do this next year you can plant them in November to enjoy them in time for Easter.
4. Bud vases are extremely effective in creating an abundant table scape. Use bud vases of different heights and place 2-4 stems in each.
5. Cut the stems at different heights to give more interest, shape and movement to each bud vase.
6. Make sure to re-cut the stems of your flowers and change the water every couple of days to make your bud vases last as long as possible.
7. I love decorating with quail eggs – they create lovely small accents on the table. You can get beautiful ones online, for example from Etsy or any greengrocer.
8. You can also use vegetables to decorate the table – for example rhubarb, cabbages and artichokes.
9. Candles are a must! They make a table feel warm and welcoming and create beautiful shadows in the evening. Use tapered candles of different heights to create interest and add tea lights too.
10. Put down your favourite tablecloth and use additional fabric to create a runner on top. You can also use vintage scarves and layer these on top of one another.
Kitten Grayson Flower, kittengrayson.com