It seems Easter snuck up on me this year. I think part of that is because life flows differently up here in Northern Canada. This tiny, fly-in/fly-out community located just outside the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories marches to the beat of a different drum. It's a slower pace here and while I do relish the quiet, non-consumeristic atmosphere, I confess, I do miss the convenience and ready availability of some household items.
Okay; let me just be completely honest here; what I miss, at this very moment, is being able to go out and buy beautiful, however unnecessary they might be, Easter tchotchkes. But then, I'm also sort of glad that I can't. Because, I kinda like this stretching process; this learning to let go of my materialistic tendencies and discovering new ways to get creative with the stuff I already own.
Here's the deal; you came here for the Easter table centerpieces and I'm going to get right into them! But! I just wanted to say that, there are seasons in our lives where we may be uprooted from everything we know, and we have to learn to adjust and adapt and grow in new situations and circumstances. For me, it just so happens to be a remote town in a new Province! If perhaps you too, are struggling through new circumstances, whatever they might be, I want you to know that it's okay if you flounder a bit. It's okay to grieve the loss of what you've always known. It's okay to feel the sting of missing all the conveniences and amenities that you're used to. But I also want you to know this, whatever season you may be in right now, you can trust that God has a plan and a purpose for you (and a GOOD plan and purpose at that!) and if you lean into Him, He will keep you steady in His embrace. He is faithful and true and He always has your best interests in mind. Okay?
Let's get to the décor!
So, the thing is, there are no stores to buy Easter décor here in Norman Wells. We have two, small grocery stores that pull double duty as a hardware/home goods/toy store/stationary store.
Okay, that's a lot more than "double" duty! And one of those grocery stores even houses our post office! They really only have the space to carry the necessities with very few "frivolities" so, there was just no option for me to buy any Easter décor.
Again though, I'm actually glad they didn't. Because I really wanted to create a pretty Easter arrangement for my kitchen table, it forced me to get creative with what I had.
I gathered anything and everything from around my house that I though could fit an Easter display and plopped them all on my kitchen counters. Then I just started playing around arranging different possibilities.
While I loved each of the ideas I came up with, I felt some of them would be better suited to a smaller, round table like these layered, vintage bowls or the small display of candles on a simple, silver tray.
However, I really loved the added texture of the frosted, spring wreath and I think with that addition, it would have been a good size for my table; especially if they were anchored with a table runner.
I really liked this little display as well. I think using a large try to ground any display on a kitchen table is brilliant because you can simply pick the whole arrangement up and move it off the table for when you gather your family for supper.
I played around with different pieces, still using the tray as an anchor, and I while I liked some of the displays more than others, I think they were all quite lovely.
In the end though, I chose to keep my big tray on my living room coffee table and decided on this simple display.
Because it's just the two of us, I don't have to move this pretty, Easter display for us to eat at the table. I can just fold the end of the table runner up and we're good to go.
And, here's a little tip for you; Because I didn't actually have a real table runner to anchor this display, I got creative and used an extra throw blanket instead. And look how fabulous it is!
So that's it! I hope that these fifteen different arrangements inspire you to get creative in your own home. You don't always have to buy new décor items to create new, and fresh holiday displays. Often times, all it takes is a little clever thinking (and perhaps, being forced into the inability to buy anything new!) to come up with an innovative and beautiful display.
Wherever you may be, may the Lord richly bless you this Easter!
And as always,
stay holy, Beloved.
PS. I'd love to know which arrangement was your favorite! Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you found this post even a little bit encouraging, I'd be ever so grateful if you shared it on either Facebook or Pinterest (or both!) It truly helps so much! Thank you in advance.
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