“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” – Lewis Grizzard
Spring has arrived and I am so grateful to see green shoots bursting skywards in the garden. Welcome, I’m happy you are here today to share this wonderful Spring day with me.
Spring also means I get to dust off my Spring dishes, bringing them out of the cupboard to share with all of you. I have a few little bunnies that have stopped by for a visit and some fresh garden flowers to add to the “Springiness” (is that even a word…LOL) of the table.
I’m joining some fabulous ladies for a Spring Tablescape Blog Hop organized by the wonderful Rita of Panoply. Thanks Rita for putting this together for all of us. You’ll find links to all the blogs at the end of this post. I hope you’ll visit these talented ladies for lots of ideas for Spring and Easter table settings. If you’re visiting from Me and My Captain, welcome. Kari always has such great ideas.
I was working in the garden this week, cleaning up the last of the leaves and was delighted to see that my Lady Bank’s roses were in bloom as well as some of the azalea bushes. These are always some of my first plants to flower in the Spring. Lady Bank’s roses are a thornless vining rose that look great on a trellis or a fence. Mine have beautiful clustered yellow roses and bloom for quite awhile in the Spring. Some of the vines were a little exuberant so I cut them back. I brought them inside and decided to use them in my table setting. In the picture above you can see one strand coming from the centerpiece. I added an azalea branch for more color and they show beautifully against the green background of the tablecloth.
Here you can see how the flowers flow diagonally from the centerpiece and frame each place setting in flowering borders. The papa bunny has gifted mama bunny with beautiful azaleas as a token of his love and affection. The bunnies are placed in a nest of white and gold and raised a bit above the table on a pedestal tray trimmed in wood.
The place setting is a mix of some of my favorite china dishes set on a woven Spring placement with butterflies and flowers peeking out along the edge. Wallace “Bee” flatware in silver and gold tones accompany the china.
Above you can see a close-up of the placemat and china. I used a mix of old and new and some very sweet bunny plates. Each plate has a different bunny surrounded by flowers. All the china and crystal in this setting is thrifted. It’s amazing what you can find. The flatware I actually bought…LOL
Here’s a closer look at the flatware. The bees are quite beautiful. I used a simple white, embroidered napkin with scalloped edges to accompany the flatware.
Crystal water and wine glasses with etched glass patterns depicting flowers are added to the setting. The patterns are not the same but they blend together nicely and don’t you just love the stems? They sparkle with light against the flowered background.
More flowers and bunnies with soft pastel colored eggs sit on an embroidered runner beneath the gallery wall. Today we are really “leaping forward” into Spring.
Just like the bunnies, guests are surrounded by a bower of flowers and can truly feel that Spring has arrived.
I hope you’ll click on the Blogs listed below and join these creative ladies for lots of wonderful ideas for your Spring and Easter tables. Thanks so much for joining me here today. Happy Spring!
Panoply – Preppy Pink & Green Spring / Easter Tablescape
Home is Where the Boat Is – Cottontail Farms
Everyday Living – The Blessing of Easter
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – One Happy Bunny
Bleu Belle Interiors – Spring Brings Joy
Living With Thanksgiving – Easter Fun
Hyacinths for the Soul – Springtime Pleasures
Celebrating Everyday Life – How to Style an Elegant Easter Brunch Table
The Painted Apron – Carrots and Cottontails
The Bookish Dilettante – Tablescape Blog Hop: Wildflowers for Spring
Pandora’s Box – A Dollar Tree Dessert Station
My Thrift Store Addiction – Egg-cited for Spring Breakfast Table
The Little Yellow Corner Store – Creating Happiness With An Easter Tablescape and a Giddy of a Good Time
The Cat’s Whiskerz – The annual spring meeting of the bunnies
Celebrate and Decorate – Spring Table Decor
Red Cottage Chronicles – Blue and White Tablescape for Spring
Me and My Captain – Spring, When Flowers Bloom and Nature Sings
Thrifting Wonderland – Spring Forward Tablescape
Bluesky at Home – Bunnies and Blue Spring Tablescape
Dinner at Eight – Welcoming Spring with a Fluffle of Bunnies
Zucchini Sisters – Lavender and Sage Spring Tablescape
42 thoughts on “Spring Forward Tablescape”
So pretty! I noticed some crazing on the bottom of the Bristol plate. Is it ok to use crazed china for food? I have my Grandmother’s china and didn’t know if I should use the crazed pieces or not. Thanks for the lovely inspiration 🙂
I looked this up and you should not serve food on the crazed part of a plate. If the crazing is only on the underside of the plate, it seems you can use it to serve food. Generally, if the plates are very old and delicate I just use them for show. Great question. Thanks for visiting.
Lynne, how lucky you are to have the beautiful roaes to enjoy outside and use on your tablescape. The place mats are such a sweet addition to your table. Nice to meet you on this blog hop.
Thanks, Carol. Always a pleasure to be part of this hop. Happy Spring!
Lynne, I love how you layered the whimsical bunny plates and vintage dishes to create a lovely spring table setting! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
It’s always fun to play with vintage dishes to create a table setting. thanks for visiting.
SO fun! I love the diagonal flowers framing your beautiful plate stacks. Also love your understated and elegant centerpiece bunnies! Nice job all around Lynne – thanks for the springy inspiration!
It was great to work with flowers from the garden again. thanks for stopping by and sharing.
Such a beautiful and fun table for spring!
Thanks, Joanne, I enjoyed putting this together. Thanks for visiting and sharing.
Your bunny centerpiece is so cute Lynne! And I love the flowers framing the place settings! Your bunny plates are so sweet and look so pretty with the other plates in the plate stacks. I love the bee flatware too, such a fun touch and the floral etched glassware is so pretty. I always enjoy seeing your coordinated gallery wall, so pretty with fresh flowers, bunnies and eggs! Happy Spring 🌷🐇🌷
Thanks, Jenna. Always a pleasure to hop with you. The bee flatware is one of my favorites. Have a great week.
Happy Spring, Lynne! What a delightful table you have created with your pretty pieces. I am a big fan of etched glassware. My eye goes to it first everytime.Your sweet bunny plates with different bunnies on each plate look so nice on top of the vintage Crown Ducal plates. I love using azaleas and Lady Banks roses to accent your plates.
Your centerpiece is quite unique and striking. I enjoyed viewing your creative table today.
Thanks, Bonnie. I love etched glassware, too. It’s fun to mix and match pieces for a place setting. Thanks for visiting and sharing.
I love your plate stacks. They look so pretty on your green tablecloth. The etched glasses are so springlike and fancy! I love them! I also like the bee flatware. I like the bees on them as well as the shape. Your window on your server is cute! Did you make it? Happy Spring!
Thanks, Ricki. I did make the window last year. It was a great project. The backing can easily be changed to another color for a different look. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.
Your thrifting is truly a wonderland, Lynne. All the elements you’ve used to create the plate stack and settings are finds that a good eye caught. That centerpiece couple of bunnies is so cute. But it’s the real flowers you were able to pull from your early spring garden chores that really make this table sing, in my opinion. How fabulous that must be to have that option. My garden is still so young (and not as large & varied) will still be a while before I can clip and use inside. Thank you for bringing your home and garden style to the group for a wonderful look (and preview for many) of what spring promises. Happy spring!
Thanks, Rita. Having flowers blooming so early is really nice to see. I know you have worked hard on your landscaping the past year. I’m looking forward to seeing some pictures as your flowers start to bloom. Happy Spring!
Lynne, just as Rita said, your thrifting is truly a wonderland. The Lady Banks roses caught my eye immediately. We grew them on an arbor for years until strong winds blew arbor and roses down. Last year hubby built a new arbor and planted Lady Banks again. We are seeing blooms this spring which makes me happy. I love the roses and azaleas put together diagonally on your table, so very pretty! The bunnies in the centerpiece are adorable and your plate stack is lovely. The stemware is truly beautiful! It is always a pleasure to hop with you. Happy Spring!!
thanks, Pam. So glad you replanted your Lady Banks and that they are blooming. Fresh flowers are such a joy. Thanks for visiting. Happy Spring!
Crown Ducal Pink Bristol is a favorite pattern, inherited from my hubby’s grandmother, so pretty layered with your sweet bunny plates at your table! Your bee flatware is favorite too! I love the spring blooms on your table. We had a week of below freezing temperatures after an unseasonably warm winter and I’m afraid the buds on our Lady Banks may have taken a hit, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed. So happy to join you at the table again and hop with you. Happy Spring!
Thanks, Mary. Lady Banks are pretty hardy so hope yours make it through this wild weather we are having. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Always a pleasure to join you on a hop.
Lynne, what a beautiful table for spring. Even my untrained thrifting eye can appreciate what a find those Crown Ducal Pink Bristol plates were! I love your bunny salads and the bunny couple in your centerpiece is adorable and so unique – thrifted as well? The crystal water and wine glass are so pretty and delicate and I love the placemats. How great is it that you can bring some azaleas and roses from your garden to frame the place settings. Just lovely. all of it! Wishing you a wonderful spring and a very happy Easter.
Thanks, Kim. I’m always surprised by what you can find in a Thrift Store. I love the Crown Ducal plates and use them quite often in settings. The bunnies were a gift from a dear friend a couple of years ago. I love to use them every year. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful Easter!
Beautiful Lynne! Your Lady Banks roses caught my eye immediately as I am attempting to grow them here in SW Florida in a container. I have rose envy at your table bearing your blooms and your sweet contemporary bunnies clutching the pink azaleas. Thank you for sharing your thrifted plate stack and the bee flatware is a favorite of mine that I received as a gift many years ago. I have used them several times in bee related/themed table settings and yours has shown how versatile the pattern is. Your crystal glassware does indeed sparkle and reflect the light casting a wonderful spell over your table. Have a wonderful Spring and a Happy Easter. Kari
thanks, Kari. the bee flatware is a favorite and I have been trying to use it in more settings this year. So nice others use them as well. Good luck with your roses. They grow abundantly in south Carolina and Florida is not too different. You’ll be bringing them inside in no time. Have a lovely week.
Such a lovely table setting to welcome spring! Using the flowering branches to frame each place setting is very cool. Sadly most of the flowering shrubs in my garden got zapped by our recent run of below freezing mornings. . . sigh.. . . but I can enjoy yours vicariously. The bunny plates are so cute and I like that they repeat the floral frame. The vintage glassware is beautiful. Enjoyed hopping with you!
I feel your pain, Sandra. I fear my blueberries went the way of your flowering shrubs. I’m still hoping for the best, however. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Have a great week!
Well Lynne, there’s not much left to say as I’m echoing all the previous comments. I don’t decorate with bunnies but I will say that the most joyful and attractive bunny figurine is definitely your centerpiece. Lyrical, comical, whimsical, modern, and shapely are the adjectives I’d use to describe it.
Thanks, Robin. It is a definite favorite of mine and a gift from a dear Friend. It brings back great memories and I love to see the bunny couple on a table every Spring. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
You certainly have made good use of your lovely Spring flowers in your table. To have freshly cut Bank roses and azaleas is the beauty of living where Spring is truly coming early. While the area in Wisconsin in which I live is expecting 7 more inches of snow tonight, I can absolutely appreciate seeing everyone’s table that include cut flowers from their garden. I love your little story of Mr. Bunny honoring his true love by giving her a flower in your precious bunny centerpiece. The couple are so adorable and makes for such a charming centerpiece. Your plate stacks are so elegant, especially with your exquisite stemware. So happy to see Spring from your tablescape. Happy Easter!
Thanks, Marsha. We moved here Fromm the shores of Lake Michigan so I feel your pain in continued snow. Spring will come and very soon. Glad I could share a little of it with you. thanks for visiting.
Lynne, I love your centrepiece, and how you have carried the branches of blooms down onto the table itself! Your stemware is stunning, and the bunny plates are adorable! Such a happy start to spring!
Thanks, Maureen. I love sharing flowers from the garden and my thrift Store finds. Thanks for visiting.
Lynne, everything looks so beautiful! Your plate stack is so pretty, and the bunny centerpiece is precious. The blooms from your garden add such a lovely touch of spring and elegance to your table. Happy Spring!
Thanks, Shannon. Spring is such a beautiful time and inspires a beautiful table setting. Happy Spring!
Lynne, I love how you mixed your old and new thrifted china…I love to do that also. The bunny plates are adorable, and I’m crazy about your bee flatware and etched glass water and wine glasses! It was nice to hop with you. Happy Spring!
Thanks, Rebecca. It’s always fun to mix and match the china. A Spring theme is always a pleasure to put together. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week!
Your table is lovely. Those bunnies are so cute, like they are so in love with one another! It is so nice that you have beautiful blooms that you can bring in and add to your tabletop. I am really impressed with your beautiful crystal. You are right, it does not matter that they are not the same pattern, they complement one another perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing and have a Happy Spring and Easter!
Thanks, Chloe. The bunnies were a gift from a good Friend and I love to display them in the Spring. They fit right in with all the garden blooms. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!