Pastels for Tea

Are you entertaining at Easter my lovelies? If you are anything like me you have left all preparations until the last-minute, but having friends and family over at this time of year is all about informality. As long as the table looks pretty and there are eggs for the children to hunt, who cares if the lamb takes a bit longer to cook than anticipated, and the cake didn’t quite rise in the middle.

OCHRE AND OCRE Ledbury (soft duck egg and grey stripe) Table Linen and Napkins (1)

All you really need to make the table pretty is a freshly ironed tablecloth, a vase of flowers and some mis-matched china. Paper lanterns are optional.

Tablecloth and napkins are from Ochre & Ocre

OCHRE AND OCRE Ledbury (soft duck egg and grey stripe) Table Linen

Some coordinating ribbon and some tea-lights turn the ordinary into a party and simple milk bottles make very effective bud vases.

And you still have time to pop down to your local Ikea to stock up on some pastel plates and bowls!

ikea pastels

Just add eggs.

Ikea image via

And just to keep the mood light, I couldn’t resist this bunny egg cup from Decorum.

decorum easter bunny egg cups

Have a lovely Easter all!



  1. Reply

    Rue Marcellin

    April 16, 2014

    Beautiful photos. Happy Easter!

  2. Reply

    Yasmin Chopin

    April 16, 2014

    A relaxed atmosphere in your home then Carole..! We are celebrating my Dad’s 83rd birthday this Easter so we are planning a big family get together, lots of tea and cakes and laughter. It might get a bit chaotic so I’m going to take a tip from your blog post and try to instil some calm in the preparation. Have a lovely Easter.
    Yasmin Chopin Interior Design


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