When setting up our Easter table I usually let the flowers dictate the color palette, so I am always at the mercy of our local flowershop (aka the grocery store). I count on ranunculus being available at this time of year and I am usually not disappointed. They are the perfect spring flower, bright and colorful with buds that look like they will burst open at any moment. I cannot walk away from them. This year I combined two bunches of ranunculus (light and dark pink) with two kinds of tulips (a parrot tulip and a soft baby pink tulip) to create our Easter centerpiece--total cost: $33. I used our pink glasses and white & pink table runner to pick up the dark pink of the centerpiece and grounded everything on a soft blue linen table cloth. A few bunnies and washi paper easter eggs finished the table.
The selection of ranunculus at our grocery store...check out the new maroon & gold variety and the spikey green variety! The peachy color in the bottom picture is dreamy, I may have to use those next year.