“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!
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