Here is another instalment of FLOWERS by titti and I and this time it's about decorating your the Easter table.
We probably all associate Easter with different things - it might be Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs or yellow daffodils and painted eggs.
I wanted to do a Easter table with some colourful tulips and a mixture of vintage and some black & white more contemporary items.
I found some dramatic pink tulips with darker stripes down the petals. The two containers I've used as vases are vintage clear glass milk bottles with writing on the sides. Around the neck of the bottles I wound some black garden twine around one of them and some black & white bakers' twine around the other.
In the back are some pussy willow branches in an old white apothecary jar. Instead of tying the feathers to the branches I decided to just simply place the feathers in a jar next to the branches.
It's quite nice to be able to use cloth napkins and here I have used some vintage damask linen napkins. I have just rolled them and tied a mixture of raffia, bakers' twine and garden twine around the middle. I also stuck a white feather with some short twigs of pussy willow and rosemary under the twine.
I put all the napkins together in a black Zulu basket from South Africa that is made from telephone wires. Usually they are much more colourful than this one that is mainly black.
I inherited the two chickens from my grandmother and I thought they fitted perfectly into my colour scheme with their black and white feathers.
A few little quail eggs stacked in three white vintage eggcups - these eggs are empty but you could hard-boiled some and use them as decoration until you are ready to eat the delicious eggs.
As a tablecloth I have used a very contemporary black and white fabric with a great graphic design. It's Swedish and I bought it back in the 1980's - I loved the simplicity of the graphic black and white pattern of swirls and parallel hand drawn lines.
You also have to go over and have a look at what kind of Easter table Titti has created over on her blog HWIT BLOGG.
Here is a link to all the previous FLOWERS by Titti and I.
Have a Wonderful and Floral Easter Holiday!
See you later in the week!
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for FLOWERS/Of Spring and Summer.]