Slightly Coastal blogs as our guest this week!

Greetings!  I’m Nancy from Slightly Coastal, a life and style blog where I share a lot of home décor, a little bit of fashion and beauty, and a little bit of living the good life on Amelia Island, FL.  I adore Two Friends and have some serious heart eyes over all the beautiful home décor and fashion items, so I was thrilled when Marti asked me to share my Easter Tablescape and the elements I think make a tablescape that will knock your guest’s socks off.

Element 1:  Start with the dishes

Probably the best investment you can make is a good set of white dishes.  Having white dishes as your foundation allows you to go in so many directions with your tablescape.  I’m always hunting for appetizer/salad plates that are fun, festive, and unique to pair with my white dishes.  There are so many options and you can achieve a completely different look just by putting patterned plates on top of your basic white dishes.  When I spotted a set of these vintage chinoiserie plates I just knew they would be the jumping off point of my Easter table.

Element 3:  Make each place setting feel special

Since this table will host only four guests, I didn’t create place cards.  Martha Stewart (yes she still knows a good thing when she sees it) recommends place cards for parties of 8 or more.  I wanted each place setting to feel special so I created a special little way to serve the traditional boiled Easter egg.  I used a vintage milk glass sorbet cup to hold a bird’s nest pick I found at my local craft store.  Then I simply tucked an undyed egg into the nest.  I think it makes each place setting feel special even though there isn’t a place card.

Element 4:  Front and Center

The crowning touch to any tablescape is the centerpiece.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind when determining the perfect centerpiece; (1) Keep it low enough guests can easily see everyone at the table and converse with them, (2) Make it interesting from all angles.  A low flower arrangement is the easiest centerpiece because it fits all of these requirements.  No one wants to look at the back of a centerpiece so make sure it looks good from all directions.

Element 5:  Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers add a little life to any tablescape.  I created these DIY Moss planters to hold one fresh hydrangea each.  It adds another layer of texture and harmonizes with the other colors on the table. 

Sometimes one single stem of something displayed in a unique way is more impactful than an entire arrangement.

I hope you found some inspiration in this tablescape.  To see more of my crazy island life and décor come on over and visit me at Slightly Coastal.



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    going on a date a Leo Woman

    Jealous as I am of the Leo woman’s of course magnetic sex appeal, I admit that even I find Leo women very charming in person and like to hang round them every so often. If you’re scanning this tongue in cheek article cos you want the low down on Leo women and what makes them dig a man, Then might make sure you hurry up and get to the good bits. And before you accomplish that, Might I also call to mind the most famous Leo woman of them all Madonna. Just keep that in mind if you ever forget any of these bits of information.

    Queen of the JungleThe Leo woman is sexy as all things. maybe

    Miss MeowThese Leo women like a combination of romance. they may not be as sensually aggressive as Aries women, But it shouldn’t get any complaints, both. But before you get anywhere near the boudoir, You’ll have to be sure you’re well groomed and well adorned with gifts. of course, You see you can a Leo woman’s heart, Mind and master is though her ego. So for the grand tour, You’ll should be very demonstrative, And she’s just as keen on the real as she is the inphysical. Love and inflammation are swell, But so are Visa and mastercard.

    Miss JealousThe Leo woman can be quite possessive and jealous. She could claw your eyes out just for looking at Mona Lisa too long. She wants to be reassured that you’ve only got eyes for her, So to keep said eyes, I’d suggest you you can keep them on her and her alone. Not that Leo woman is sweet and malleable on occasion. She is usually quite tame, genuinely, But only if you’re skilled at meeting the demands of her ego and pride as much as you are nurturing her heart.

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