Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Redo

You know you're getting older, when you do what I did the other day.  I wanted to present a tablescape that was Spring-like, but not Easter yet. So, I had this idea from a song in Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, "The Mikado". It is entitled, "The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, Tra-La!" I put together my floral patterned linens and floral plates, etc. Then something looked familiar.  I went back to my previous posts, and realized that last spring, I did almost the SAME tablescape! You can see it here.Can you imagine? was off to the drawing board again.  I wanted something bright and happy, but wasn't ready for bunnies yet. So, using the gift card I had won at Cuisine Kathleen's Giveaway, I headed to HomeGoods. I found some darling bunny plates I'll be using for the grandkids' table at Easter and I also found some brightly colored salad plates that I thought would be perfect for a spring table. Many thanks, Kathleen!! They became the starting point for my SECOND spring table.

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 for Tablescape Thursday.  Please stop by to enjoy all the pretty tables!!

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