verana easter- fetch

Easter has always been my favorite holiday—it’s a harbinger of spring and a relaxed occasion with none of the pressures of Christmas or Thanksgiving. Nothing makes me happier than coloring eggs with my kids or setting the Easter table. They are both wonderful vehicles of self-expression and so utterly satisfying. Browsing the tabletop accessories on has really got my creative juices flowing. I think this year my Easter table will be the best one ever!

-Dara Caponigro


I’m crazy about this classic Chinese Bouquet china pattern from Herend. Blue and white always feels fresh.


If you want to something more casual, these Astier de Villatte plates are as charming as can be.


Scalloped edges on Julia B.’s Calais napkins are feminine, but white-on-white embroidery keeps them from getting too frilly.


This Astier de Villatte flatware will fit in perfectly on my table—it strikes just the right note between casual and formal.


I’d put potted grass in this gorgeous Arte Italica footed bowl and use it as my centerpiece.


Three or five (an odd number for some reason feels best) of these sweet Herend bunnies surrounding the centerpiece would be absolutely adorable.


This William Yeoward fern jug feels so appropriate for a springtime celebration.


This tall Astier de Villatte vase is perfect for flowering branches—I can already see it filled with cherry blossoms, forsythia, or dogwood.


A pair of these Vieuxtemps porcelain lilies of the valley would be an unexpected and sumptuous surprise—and you’ll have them forever!


What could be prettier than this lovely William Yeoward honey pot to serve with tea?


How beautiful is this And George silver basket? I’d fill it with chocolate Easter eggs.


I love that Simon Pearce glassware is still made in America. These goblets have a wonderful weight and still manage to look exceptionally elegant.


The etched flowers on this gorgeous William Yeoward wine glass evoke “spring.” It has a simple, delicate spirit that will balance the rest of my table setting.


This rough-hewn Iris & Co. wooden tray will provide another rustic touch. I’d use it for rolls or a cheese course.


When I was a child, I always had a special Easter dress. I love that this 100% Capri version isn’t in an expected pastel shade, but it is still totally charming.


I always had an Easter hat, too. Virginia Dunn’s knit hat is a cute-but-not-twee contemporary option.

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About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

One Comment to “Veranda’s Easter Table”

  1. Julia B. says:

    Thank you Dara and Fetch for the wonderful mention of our Julia B. Calais Dinner Napkin! Happy Easter from all of us at Julia B.

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