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My husband makes fun of me because every time a new holiday comes I adamantly declare that it is my favorite.

But Easter really is my favorite.

Christmas gets all the attention.  We spend months preparing, decorating, shopping for the beloved holiday. Christmas is great, don’t get me wrong.  And without Christmas we would not have Easter. But sometimes it gets a little carried away.

That is what I like best about Easter.

There isn’t a lot of fanfare with this one. No crazy parking lots filled with anxious shoppers. No long post office lines. No wishlists or shopping lists or holiday card lists.

Growing up, our Easters consisted of Easter basket scavenger hunts, Sandi Patti playing on the record player and fancy Easter dresses made by my mom. We ate breakfast {baked blueberry french toast} in the dining room with real cloth napkins and fresh flowers on the table.  We wore our new dresses to church then on to a big family gathering where the cousins overdosed on candy and dirtied our pretty pastel outfits.  Sometimes we did an Easter egg hunt, sometimes not.

But ALWAYS at some point in the day we heard:

“He is Risen!”

to which we answered back:

“He is risen, indeed!”

Did you grow up saying this too? Doesn’t it just make you smile? There is something so happy about that phrase. Spiritually, of course. But also the idea of a fresh start, new life, a sense of hopefulness and excitement that surrounds this time of year.

I was thinking about the phrase a few weeks ago and asked if Lindsay would create a print for us for this Easter season.

What she created is so beautiful – both in design and spiritual truth.  I am so excited to share her creations with you today.

Because sitting down for breakfast at a special table is a favorite memory of mine, I decided to set a few Easter tables of my own {using Lindsay’s artwork as inspiration}.  There are lots of do-it-yourself ideas here as well as simple ways to set a pretty table. Perhaps it can inspire your Easter decorations this year.

{P.S. Before setting these tables, I had to google ‘how to set a table’. That’s how fancy I am.}

linen + white + industrial basket + vintage glassware

and the perfect little place cards

printed paper + ribbon-tied napkin + coordinating chocolates in a pretty dish

with a lovely print to send home with each guest

fresh flowers + pretty china + playful polkadots

paper plates + candy appetizer + crepe paper flower

a name tag tied to a flower makes a special party favor

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So does that give you any ideas for your Easter table?

If you would like to use Lindsay’s artwork as part of your decoration, we have put together a great collection for you.

This is a printable file with each of these designs in all three colorways {teal, green, navy}.

You can print as many as you need, give them as gifts or use in your own home.

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Happy Easter!

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31 Responses to indeed

  1. Kezia March 26, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Your table ideas have given me so much inspiration! I love table number 3 – well I love then all but that one has to be my favourite. Thanks for the ideas:)

  2. Susie Davis March 26, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    Oh, Emily. I love your style.
    You have inspired me to pull out my Easter decor and prepare! My mother-in-law had gorgeous porcelain eggs hand painted for each member of our family. A treasure for sure ~ especially since she is now in heaven. Thank you for the inspiration. xo.

  3. Christi March 26, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    I LOVE the print!! I feel the same way – love all the holidays, but as I get older I appreciate Easter more and more. Thanks for sharing this print. I can’t wait to print some of my own :)

  4. Taylor March 26, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    your table settings are beautiful – my fav is probably #1. my memories of the holiday are similar to yours…however, a few years ago after learning more about the real history of easter, i just couldn’t do it anymore. we now celebrate passover. seeing how Christ is reflected in passover is powerful! i hope to include some of your great ideas into our seder dinner this year:)

  5. heather March 26, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    I love your printables! Reminds me of the time I picked my 3 yr old up after my MOPS group. I asked him what he learned while he was in Moppets and he said “He is not here for….. He is in prison”. I still chuckle about it. :)

  6. paige March 26, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    i’ve been scurrying around my own kitchen trying to recreate a little more of a spring vignette in there …stopped to sip some coffee & check on you…& lo and behold…INSPRIATION!!
    love that i made it to your spring party! ;)
    xoox

  7. paige March 26, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    inspiration…not inspriation, although inspriation does sound maybe it should be a word…

  8. Lemonade Makin Mama March 26, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I love it all! And Easter is by FAR my favorite holiday and I too claim that about all of them too but it truly is my all time Favorite. Have you done resurrection cookies with your kids? I do them each year (link on my blog sidebar) and they are a fantastic teaching/fun moment as a family. You decorate a pretty sweet table there girlfriend. :)
    Blessings,
    Sasha

  9. Karen March 26, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    These printable are beautiful and the table settings are, too! Inspiring me this morning as I start to think about Easter. Thanks!
    Oh yes, I know that saying and we still say it today in our church. Helps me remember why we celebrate!
    He is Risen…

  10. cailan March 26, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    oh the fun you must have had putting these together ; )

  11. Ann Powell March 26, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Beautiful and inspiring tables! Thank you! Is the blue flower that the name tag is tied to on table 4 made from crepe paper? Did you make it? If so, how? Thanks again and Happy Easter!

    • emily March 26, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      I did make the flower. You can google ‘crepe paper flower’ and find lots of tutorials. I’ll try to do one of my own in the next week.

  12. Bonnie March 26, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Thank Lindsey for such a beautiful set. I ordered it immediately. You’ll probably see the notes but I had to comment (just in case…) but I completely agree with you. Easter has always been my favorite holiday, from my earliest memories of holidays. Because…without the reason behind Easter, truly… what is the point of life? Such love, such grace, such beauty behind that simple phrase – He is not here, He is risen… I get goosebumps, tears in my eyes & almost fall to my knees every time I just think of it. Thanks again.

  13. {darlene} March 26, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    His is risen indeed!!!!!! So excited for Easter. I love all of Holy week. It is just so dramatic and beautiful. The greatest, truest, most beautiful story of all time.

    Your settings and prints are gorgeous, Emily and Lindsay!

  14. janie Williams March 26, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    love all these table settings and the print!! are you selling the 8×10 by itself by any chance? they are truly beautiful. easter is probably my favorite holiday too ;)

  15. Lisa March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    I love this post. I grew up with similar traditions and yes it makes me smile. He has risen, indeed.

  16. Lisa March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Opps auto correct! He is risen, indeed. :)

  17. charis March 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    i totally grew up saying “He is risen… He is risen indeed!” great print of it! i love easter as well and lately have preferred to call it resurrection sunday just because that seems to emphasize the whole reason a bit more in my head. i am hoping to have this next baby on easter. :)

    my recent post: a little bit of real life (and my 37.5 week maternity pics!)

  18. Rhonda March 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Such beautiful tablescapes! You almost make me want to host Easter (and sit at the kid’s table:)!

  19. Catherine at Design Editor March 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    These place settings are adorable! Love that yellow and blue. Awesome job.

  20. Brooke March 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Love the tables.

    Easter is INDEED a glorious holiday!

  21. Kelly d March 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Love table #1! Did you find the linen tablcoth (walmart) and taupe plates (target) recently? I’d love to find them or something similar for my table this year.
    Thanks!

  22. Jamie March 30, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    I didn’t grow up saying that, but the church that my husband and I fell in love with after we were married and moved away said that. And I LOVED it! I wish the church I grew up in as a child had said it too.

  23. Eliza St.Clair April 2, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    These are beautiful! I laughed when I read the beginning of this post — my Husband picks on me for the same thing!! But really, Easter is my FAVORITE! Too funny :) xoxo! eliza

  24. Kirsten April 2, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I just LOVE those cards that say He Is risen!
    He is indeed!!

    And I love all your instagram pics. Isn’t it so fun!!

    Super cute and I love your blog!!

    Kirsten
    {travandkirk.blogspot.com}

  25. Kelly April 5, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Do you have a font set that you base #1 and #3 off of? I’ve been looking everywhere for something similar, but haven’t found the one that is quite right…

  26. Mary March 27, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Of all you’ve done so far, this is the most beautiful and inspirational. What a gift! Thank you. And your scripture cards are a close second. I’m printing them up and giving them as gifts. I hope you know how your talents are inspiring more people that you can tell. You go girl!!!

  27. Michelle @ The Gathering of Friends April 4, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    These are beautiful. The colors are perfect for each of the tablescapes. I am featuring your 1st tablescape for my Feature Friday today on 15 Easter Tablescape and Decoration Ideas. I hope you can stop by and check it out! http://returntothetable.net/tablescapes/15-easter-tablescape-and-decoration-ideas/

  28. aubrey June 14, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    absolutely gorgeous!

    could you tell me what the font is called that you used for the “Happy Easter” name cards? i’ve been trying to find it so i can use it for an art project in my daughter’s room. Thanks so much!

    • emily June 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

      That is Lindsay’s handwriting!

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