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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tablescape Thursday: Spring Dinner

I had some great fun putting together a whimsical spring table for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at  Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit all this week's participants!




I loved using a mix of dishes and a color scheme that was predominately green with some blue and yellow.

The centerpiece I threw together a couple of weeks ago. (HERE)


            Garden elements like snail napkin rings, a faux fern "charger" and a bird's nest (real) give my spring table an organic feel.




I only have four of these green plates, so I had two other place settings with different dishes. On the bottom, a green dinner plate, a cream-colored salad plate in the middle, topped with a blue flowered bowl.


The two place settings on the end I used my casual dinnerware plates, antique ironstone blue transferware salad/luncheon plates, and a bowl from my casual dinnerware set.


Block print napkins are folded into a simple accordian fold and slipped through a sweet snail napkin ring.

In the center of the table, on top of a blue, green and yellow runner are some pretty candles and my silver pheasant S&P shakers.

The bird's nest I found in a tree in my yard last year. I've used it on another table (HERE) and in some of my other decor.

Of course, my good silver flatware must make an appearance!

....and my good crystal stemware.......





I love these napkins! I love the different patterns, and they are a nice size (20"), for making fancy folds.

I had to have these snail napkin rings when I saw them at Pottery Barn.





A better view of the center of the table.


   A spring table must also have birds!

     Each place setting also has an individual salter (upper left) corner of the cover.






After I was done with taking pictures, I dis-assembled my fern "chargers" and added them to my spring centerpiece to change it up.


Thanks for stopping by!
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Casual dinnerware with matching gravy boat; "Emma" from Pottery Barn. 2007
Silver flatware; "Baroque" by Godinger, Nieman-Marcus. 2010
Blue flowered bowls; $1.00 ea at an antiques mall
White cutwork embroidery tablecloth: Goodwill.
Green plates: TJ Maxx 2009
Crystal Stemware; "Jamestown Platnium" by Mikasa
Table runner: Ralph Lauren, TJ Maxx.
Round green quilted place mats: TJ Maxx
Print napkins and snail napkin rings: Pottery Barn


12 comments:

A Perfect Setting said...

This is a very beautiful tablescape! Your dining room chairs are gorgeous, too!! I love the tablecloth with the runner, and especially how you used the fern with your wonderful plates. We found a bird's nest last year, and my hubby threw it away!! I was so upset! Anyway, yours looks great along with your little birds. You incorporated many beautiful things! Love it!

southernhomesweethome said...

Stopping by from Tablescape Thursday.. your table is beautiful.. I love your combination. The centerpiece is wonderful.

Sherrie said...

Everything is so beautiful! The ferns are a wonderful touch. That silverware is gorgeous!
Happy St Patrick's Day!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

A beautiful tablescape! Your tablecloth and runner is sooo pretty. I love your bird's nest, I love them, I have one where I place Baby Jesus in the Nativity. Your dining room and china is beautiful, The whole thing is put together beautifully. Hope you come over too.
Have a wonderful St. Patty's.
FABBY

Marigene said...

What a beautiful nature inspired table. The ferns make a great charger plate...love the pheasant salt and peppers, but most of all I like the color combo of blues and greens.

Marlis said...

I loved the fern chargers! Truly inspiring and perfect for a table!!! I am totally inspired by this table. I love your dishes and the silver is soo very beautiful. Your center pieces are lovely. I especially like the silver salt and peppers. And the snail napkin rings. Your napkins perfectly balance all the table elements!

Heather said...

I just love the fern chargers! They look oh so pretty in the flower arrangement too!

Donnie said...

Very pretty. Happy St Patrick's Day.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Katie,
What a magnificent tablescape! Your dishes are beautiful as is the centerpiece!! Everything that you have used is just drop dead gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Katie, you have such talent for putting things together in such beautiful ways. I love the way you combine colors and textures. When's dinner? :-)

-Pam

saltbox treasures said...

WOW! Your table is stunning. So pretty! I have the Mikasa goblets also only with gold trim to match Old Country Roses. Thanks for sharing your lovely table.
~Julie

victorian parlor II said...

Gorgeous!!! I always enjoy your tablescapes:).

Blessings,

Kim