12 Apr Easter Table Decoration – lockdown style!
When life gives you lemons… turn them into an Easter table decoration. Well, that’s what we did when our local community organisation, Proloco Monterosso 5Terre, contacted us to create this video tutorial for residents on how to decorate an Easter table.
And while our first response was mild panic: florist is closed, decorations are out of reach and stylist Sarah and I are in lockdown, separated from each other, turns out there was a whole heap of beautiful decorations to be found without even leaving my front gate.
So with inspiration from Stylist Sarah, keeping with the rustic spirit of the Cinque Terre and using yellow, the colour of spring and the colour to brighten even the darkest of days, we pulled together this Easter table decoration tutorial for the community.
You’ll see we used local muted succulents that can be found all year long growing here in the Cinque Terre, bright Monterosso lemons and wild playful Daisies and Buttercup that I found sprouting from a crack in the road in front of my home. Limoncino bottles hand-painted by my mother-in-law served as the vases. And we raised the table setting to a level of meaningful celebration by including metallic details in the candle-holders, painted eggs and ribbon napkin holders. And if Stylist Sarah had been with me, with her magical pens and calligraphy powers, she would have finished off the setting by delicately scrolling guests’ names on each egg. Then we could have called ourselves the Geese that Laid the Golden Egg place cards, and laughed quietly at ourselves, as no one else would have found it funny.
Anyway, once we got started there was no stopping us, under the same theme Sarah found endless ways to get creative in lockdown and now we have enough Easter table decorations for five Easters!
So, if like us, you are looking to decorate your Easter table, without leaving home, hopefully our simple centerpieces will help give you some ideas. You can check out our Easter table settings by turning your gaze below.
But before you do, from all of us here at Cinque Terre Wedding, we wanted to say a big thank you to all our couples, some from as far back as 2011, who have contacted us over the past five weeks of lockdown to check in – a great excuse to reconnect with old friends. All is well here where we fortunately have no cases – one of the perks of living in tiny isolated fishing villages.
And we also wanted to wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy and happy Easter.
Now let’s get creative!
Written by Melina Nicholson. Photos by Melina Nicholson and Sarah Pozzi.