Laurey W. Glenn / Styling: Mary Leigh Fitts
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather by using pretty linens, ribbon, and eggs to adorn your table. Nothing needs to match, but it should look youthful and colorful.
Buy plastic eggs--in as many colors as you can find--and cover a straw wreath form to hang in a window or on the wall. Then choose napkins, dishware, ribbon, and other fun elements that complement the eggs' seasonal hues.
Too-Cute Tabletop Ideas
Use a sheet or quilt as a floor-length table covering. Then add even more color and pattern with a smaller striped cloth or piece of decorative fabric. Mix and match brightly colored cloth napkins; tie with a different ribbon for each guest.
Collect plastic or ceramic goblets, plates, and bowls that echo your chosen palette. Make easy place cards for everyone in your family: With a paint pen, write each person's name on a plastic egg. Fashion a quick centerpiece using greenery, tulips, and other fresh flowers such as lilacs or hydrangeas.