Decorate your Easter table with a riot of wildflowers in soft pastel colors. Crisp white is OK, but what about a Monet-inspired, soft-hued flower pattern, or even a solid in lavender, yellow or peach, instead? If you're on a budget, check out your local craft store and buy some perky, gingham, cotton fabric. Three yards will be the most you'll need for a custom tablecloth, and you don't even have to hem it. Looking for a standout centerpiece? How about cubed fresh fruit on wooden kabob skewers? Place the skewers into a rigid foam base with herbs or other greenery as decorative and fragrant fill.
Your traditional china may be a little stark for a spring palette, but you can always buy an inexpensive service for the occasion. Better yet, go with a set of clear dishes that you can dress up for any season. These tempered glass favorites will show a sprightly placemat or tablecloth to advantage all season long.