Spring tablescape

18 Mar

I never do tablescapes. I usually slap some fake fruit in a bowl and call it a day. However, I moved our table into the living room (for lots of reasons which I’ll explain later) and I’ve just had this want…no, need to live in all things pretty. Anyway, I was doing my daily blog reading and found a link for Between Naps on the Porch. It’s not one that I normally read (it will be now!) and was so inspired by the tablescapes on “Tablescape Thursday” that I had to do one for myself.

Not bad for the first time! Nothing says springtime to me like green and white, and green is my favorite color.

I didn’t buy anything new, I just shopped the house. The napkins and placemat are true vintage linen, they belonged to my Grandmother. The green vase is a really a bottle that I just took the top off, the other vases were all in my cupboards. The little green birdie ($1.99 at Marshall’s) was supposed to be spray painted white, but I just didn’t get around to it. So for now, he’ll just stay green! The apples are just part of my fake fruit collection. The flower arrangement is fake…I know, I know. Fake is evil. But it’s what I had, hydrangeas are my favorite flower, and real flowers just die anyway. The plates/cups/saucers are Fiestaware, which my mom gave me for a wedding present. I only set two places (even though we’re a family of four) because I only have two sets of green. I got service for eight: two green, two blue, two red and two yellow. When I add to my set I’m going for the purple or orange I think. But I digress.

So there you have it. It’s pretty enough for guests, and really makes our tiny table (which Hubs FINALLY said we could replace!!!!!) pop. I’m totally loving it.


8 Responses to “Spring tablescape”

  1. Amy Cunningham March 18, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Okay ya know what?? I have decided that you just totally suck!! Okay no. You know I have much love and admiration for you. I just mean that you are making the rest of us slackers look like shlubs. You REALLY, SERIOUSLY have a business in the making here.

  2. Shana March 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    Looks great! I have the SAME EXACT Fiest configuration, with the two each of the same colors. I love it! And then sometimes I wish I had a single color. I go back and forth. Also, be on the lookout… I've found four Fiesta platters, one serving bowl and a few other random pieces at GOODWILL! I know! It's pretty hilarious that my 11-yr-old will go straight for the dishes aisle and start flipping over anything that looks Fiesta-ish to check for the brand.

  3. Mimi March 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Oh, your table sure tells me that spring is here with that beautiful green!

  4. The Southern Belle March 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Merritt, the tablescape is CLEAN-looking. Vibrant. And I think you might have my fiestaware dishes on your table???? 🙂 Don't you love that green? It's a classic color that goes with blue, yellow, red, orange–hey, what DOESN'T it go with ?????? Great job!

  5. Gail @ Faithfulness Farm March 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Your tablescape is very, very lovely. I like the simplicity of it and I always enjoy green.Blessings!Gail

  6. Sherry March 19, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    Green for spring is a winner. It looks great.Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.Thanks!Sherry

  7. Susan March 20, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    I love your table! Green is my favorite color, too, as well as pink and brown. You did a lovely job and I look forward to more tablescapes from you!! P.S. I like the birdie as he is!

  8. Martha March 21, 2010 at 5:51 am #

    A very pretty table — love the green!

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