Hello everyone, I’m Debra from Paper Parade Co. I’m thrilled to be guest posting on Matthew’s blog today!
A recent trip to one of my favorite shops in Toronto called The Paper Place has inspired me to create an Easter table setting and some printables to share with you. I regularly visit this shop for their unique selection of Japanese papers, but on my last visit I found these pretty Italian papers (above). I was drawn to the colour and pattern and thought they would translate well into Easter table décor.
This place setting is a simple layering of a white porcelain plate, an antique Japanese plate, and a modern bowl from West Elm. The “Happy Easter” flag can be used simply on a place setting or would be a pretty addition to an Easter basket. I’ve also included a blue bird tag for your Easter gift giving.
Decorating Easter eggs is an activity I love to do with my children each year. Inspired by the colours and patterns in the papers, we created these painted eggs.
The eggs were hard-boiled and then painted with acrylic craft paints. To be honest, I don’t bother blowing out the eggs anymore; it’s just too much work!
We also decoupaged some eggs with cutouts of some of the paper.
Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs packaged in clear cellophane bags and tied with baker’s twine make sweet treats for guests.
I often use Matthew’s lovely jelly jars to hold little bouquets of flowers or treats. I love how versatile they are – from cocktails to chocolate!
(Stop by and visit Debra at her blog, Paper Parade Co.)