I am going to start doing the Retro Crafting posts a bit less often now, but I found this cute spring Easter table photo in the Holiday Decorations You Can Make, from Better Homes and Gardens, 1974. I like the glass ducks and jar of jelly beans.
The placemats are easy. Cut two ovals each in three different fabrics. Cut the ends and mix the pieces, so you have different looks for each placemat. These have ribbon sewn over the seams, which is optional. Sew the top layer to the bottom, turn inside out, finish the opening. To make them extra crisp and sturdy, put some fusible web in between the top layer and bottom and fuse it after it is sewn. Fast and easy.