Hey friends! The weather’s feeling more and more like Spring here in Georgia, plus Easter is just around the corner. So, it’s high time we all begin to decorate for this beautiful season!
The first place I am choosing to focus on this season is our dining table. However, I didn’t really know how I was going to decorate our table. I needed inspiration. Of course, Pinterest is always one of the first places I visit, but sometimes just walking physically through a store — the smells, the colors, the textures — really helps to get my creative juices flowing. So, when I found this beautiful watercolor table runner from HomeGoods the other day, I chose to make it my focal point for our tablescape! The soft pastels with the pretty painted flowers screamed Spring in a soft way to me.
After choosing the focal point, I found some pretty, yellow plates that were in the same color palette as my runner. Next, I found some shabby chic, clear glasses with little bunnies on them. These glasses pulled out the same greens as the runner.
Also, I love how faux flowers are beginning to look more and more like REAL flowers. Wouldn’t you agree?? At one of the local crafts stores nearby, there were two separate types of peonies…the $5 kind and the $15 kind. I chose the latter. It just looked more real, the colors were more vibrant, and it felt like an actual flower! And with the 40% off sale, and then my additional 20% off coupon, I was able to get each stem at about $7 each. Not bad considering that one real stem would cost me $10 at my local flower shop! Plus, with my new fake flowers, I can re-use them over and over again, and I don’t even have to worry about remembering to water them. I’d say it’s a win-win!
So, let’s get started with how these items came together for our Spring tablescape. First off, I cleaned our table to give this space a blank slate.
Next, I added the first layer, which was a white tablecloth. (Now, I realize these first couple of steps are pretty self-explanatory, but I just wanted to show you from the beginning how this setting came together. Please bear with me!) 😉
And then it was the lovely table runner from HomeGoods…
After ensuring that the runner was evenly placed on the table, next came the green-grass chargers. I love how they bring out the greenery on the runner.
Now that I had my staples and the color palette I wanted to use for my table, it was time to put things together!
I started out with the yellow plates.
And as I mentioned before, the soft, green bunny glassware looked perfect with the watercolor runner, the yellow plates and the chargers!
First, I took my 4-pack flour sack dish towels and folded each one up to make 4 napkins. (Everyone needs to have at least one pack of these towels in their home!! You can do so much with them…but that’s a whole different blog post for another day.) 😉 I just folded them so that the plate would stick out on either side. Next, I chose to use gold flatware to pull out the yellow tones in the runner.
To add to the centerpiece, I inserted faux hydrangeas into thrifted, milk glass vases.
To switch it up a little, I replaced the hydrangeas with these beautiful faux peonies. Then, I replaced the flour-sack napkins with my collection of dainty, floral plates that pull out the pinks, yellows and greens from the runner.
Oh, and I felt there needed to be more pops of pink on the table, so I searched and searched for the perfect statement, and I finally found scraps of pink and white ticking fabric (that I bought at a yard sale). The funny thing is they were already cut into leaf-like patterns. How perfect was it that I could make them look like extensions of the peonies! I really love it!
Lastly, my third choice was to replace the yellow plates and dainty china with simple, white plates that I purchased for 99 cents each at a thrift store.
I also added some fun, pink stripey straws and more hydrangeas and peonies in thrifted, milk glass vases. 🙂
So, here are my ideas for Spring tablescapes…done 3 ways. I hope you’ve been inspired to create a colorful and thrifty Spring tablescape for your own home! I’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment below, or stop by and say hey on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, HomeTalk and Facebook. It always makes my day to hear from my sweet readers!
If you’d like to see more ideas for Spring, you can check out last year’s blog post on our living room decorated for Spring, complete with thrifty items and diy pillow covers. Or, you could check out another idea for a thrifty tablescape here. (And when I say thrifty, I mean SUPER THRIFTY!!) 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day!