3.28.2012

Spring Tablestyling Ideas

Something about Spring awakens a time of celebration. Easter, Passover and Palm Sunday are just the start (and only a few days away), plus also coming up are several bridal showers, baby showers, and Mother's Day. Whatever the Spring celebration, it will probably call for a refreshing Spring table setting to rise to the occasion. Last Spring, I utilized our dining area to create some stylish Spring Table Settings in bold color combos and affordable DIY designs I shared here on the blog. Here is a round up of those tables, plus a few outdoor settings to inspire your next spring gathering and spring table setting!


(Layers of black and white patterns: paisley, plaid and damask paired with pops of hot pink in an apple green dining room)





(also great to use for Palm Sunday with palms or for a Passover Seder - just replace eggs holding rolled napkins with ribbon or cuff bracelets (see here)








(a play on the word carrot because of using gold)





(Simple B&W pattens paired with golden eggs)






The above Spring Tablestyles I created in one afternoon, after gathering up accessories, textiles, and dishes from around the house (plus a few thrifted items I gathered along the way). My inspiration behind them all was having just painted the dining room an amazing & refreshing spring green! My fave dishes to use for table settings is simple basic white, but it's anything but basic because it is so versatile. It's easy to add layers of interest to white dishes like printed or textured salad or dessert plates, plus it's easy to add extra place settings to a table when the guest list grows - but still keep a cohesive look.

Inspiration...

Fuse inspiration from your fashion into your decor for
(note: play on the words fusion + fashion)





Centerpieces don't need to be over sized or full of flowers to make a statement. I made this simple arrangement from glass cylinders (I usually have filled with sand & coral), green moss (picked up on clearance after Christmas - go figure?) and 3 brass candlestick holders I thrifted two Fall's ago. Alone, the brass pieces were too small. Adding them inside the glass cylinders (from Dollar Store & Micheal's) enlarged the scale of the arrangement + adds sparkle to the table. Making TWO sets of these and setting them at the ends of the table, keeps the "center" open for food & conversation, like I did last year for Our Easter Home.


Inspiration...

The year before, when I had painted the dining room a pretty shade of turquoise, I had come up with also pairing pink & red or yellow & white for some more Spring Tablestyling...



Using doilies can give a table a lacy look. Layer them down the center of a table as a runner, combining with starfish or shells.



Mix both real (ferns) with faux (blossoms) to create a look for less.
A trellis hung on the wall adds to the garden room feel.



Since the weather is so beautiful outside, Spring is the perfect time to also take advantage of it and set your table outside...








For Mother's Day, I made my own personalized arrangements with $2 teapots I found through thrift. And to help save money on real flowers, I opted for tiny tea roses. For filler: mix with mums, daisies or carnations. After brunch, mom got to take these arrangements home for her bedroom nightstands, and afterwards as part of her kitchen decor.



Happy Spring Tablescaping!
Thanks for stopping by!



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10 comments:

  1. Yummy!! Divine!!! Love your ideas!!

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  2. oh I just love all your ideas!!! i could spend all day looking at the beautiful details. just lovely.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  3. Every photo was wonderful and I loved the green glasses ...would you know where I could purchase some?
    Thank you, Monica
    texasmendoza@gmail.com

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  4. BEEEEutiful pictures and tables!! TONS of inspiration, thanks!!! XO, Pinky PS, how did you meet David B.????????????????????????????

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  5. Amazing ideas!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and show off your ideas with us!

    Karin

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  6. Your Easter and spring tablesapes are so pretty, so elegant! Love all the wonderful colors...Christine

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  7. so many wonderful ideas...love the one with the bird nests...so sweet with the orange...

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  8. Great spring ideas!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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