Here's The Table:
Here's How It Was Created:
I started with my yellow straw placemats that remind me of the new birds' nests I see the local birds creating as spring gets into full swing.
I then used my blue glass chargers I found while antiquing in Ventura.
The next plates were from a local church's rummage sale. I got six plates for $2.00!! They are Pfaltzgraff (no pattern name noted) and in excellent condition!! I love their lattice border. Each plate features a different fruit. Aren't they pretty?
I then added my new salad plates. I LOVE the intricate, striking pattern (especially love the rooster!) and the scalloped edging. They are Fitz and Floyd and the pattern name is Ricamo. I think all the colors make this plate very adaptable to many tablescapes.
I finished the place setting with my blue Mexican glass tumblers from Pier One; my white-handled flatware from Tuesday Morning; my April Cornell napkins from HomeGoods; and, my new floral napkin rings that were 99 cents at Bed, Bath and Beyond (love those clearance aisles!). I also added my cobalt blue sherbet glasses, found at a swapmeet.
My centerpiece started with a platter and pitcher from Maxcera in the Chinoiserie Toile pattern that I bought last year at HomeGoods. I added faux daffodils from Michael's. Daffodils just sing, "Spring" to me! I accented the centerpiece with my ceramic bird figurines. I wanted another touch of blue, so I took a look at my bottle collection (a gift from my late brother many years ago) and found these little blue bottles that I felt coordinated well with the table.
I then added two pieces from, what I call, my Portuguese ceramic collection. Being one-half Portuguese, I am always attracted to the brightly painted ceramics of that culture. I figured that the roosters coordinated well with my new salad plates and the watering can worked perfectly with the theme of a spring table!
So, that is my "Spring Redo" table! Enjoy these days as the warmer weather and longer days signal spring is indeed upon us! I absolutely love this season change: it signals renewal, hope and a sense of ease. Ahhhh.........
I'll be joining Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.net for Tablescape Thursday. Please stop by to enjoy all the pretty tables!!
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