Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming and it’s almost time for picnics in the park and long evening walks. The coming of spring is such a mood booster for me and I’m just giddy that it is staying light outside until almost 9:00 o’clock.
Now that spring is here, I’m starting to see lots of spring blog tours popping up on the web. I don’t do much in the way of decorating for spring but I do love creating pretty seasonal tablescapes. And it just so happens that my friend Tamyra with Positively Southern is hosting a fun ‘Spring Thyme Recipe & Style’ blog hop and invited me join the fun.
There are a total of 9 bloggers on this tour and today is just part one of the blog hop. We’ll all be back next Tuesday (3/28) to share more spring style and recipe inspiration so mark your calendars.
If you’re coming over from Clutter Cafe, welcome. Lisa is one talented (and sweet) lady and a hard act to follow.
Whenever I plan a seasonal tablescape, I look for something to inspire the theme. Can you guess what my inspiration was for my spring Easter table? Rabbits of course! I spotted the rabbit beverage pitcher at HomeGoods and immediately knew I wanted to use it as a flower vase. #unexpecteddecor
Rabbit Pitcher (similar here )
Once I had the pitcher home, my color palette of green, pink and white fell into place and I went on the hunt for a green and white table runner. #fail.
After searching a few stores without any luck, I decided to make my own using inexpensive cotton fabric. The fabric is a soft green color with an all-over white lattice pattern. It’s exactly the design I wanted for my tablescape. Once I cut the fabric to size I used iron-on hem tape to finish the edges and had my runner done in about 10 minutes. And it cost me less than $10 to make the runner and 6 napkins. #score
Green and white fabric from Hobby Lobby
Flowers are always part of any tablescape I create so I surrounded the bunny pitcher with a mix of floral styles and colors. I combined hot pink orchids, white anemone, green hydrangea and pink peonies. The flowers are cascaded down the center of the table and add so much dimension to the centerpiece. Once I had the flowers in place, I tucked a few ceramic bunnies amongst the flowers to bring my Easter theme to life.
I opted not to use traditional placards on my table and instead did some hand-lettering on ombre tags I picked up at Michaels.
Ceramic Bunny–Target Dollar Spot
Did you notice the floral placemats under each place setting? Well it’s actually scrapbook paper I had in my craft stash. Scrapbook paper is the perfect size for a placemat and the floral pattern and colors worked great with my table decor.
Whenever you build a tablescape you should create layers with your decor. I used the mini cake stands to add height and placed a small dip bowl on top filled with chocolate eggs for added color.
The white dinner plates are my mom and dad’s wedding china and I love the pretty etched floral design around the edge. It coordinates perfectly with my paper placemats. The black and white place plates are from C. Wonder which is no longer in business. #imissthatstore
And if you hadn’t already guessed it, all the flowers except the tulips are silk.
Now that I’ve created my Easter table, I’m pretty sure the Easter bunny will be dropping off an Easter basket at my front door.
I hope my Spring Thyme tablescape has inspired you to add a little spring happy around your house. For more spring cheer, hop (no pun intended) over to Totally Tailgates and check out Heather’s spring inspiration.
And there’s a list of all the participating bloggers on the Spring Thyme Recipe & Style blog hop listed below so make sure to stop by and check them out.
A big shout out to Tamyra for hosting such a fun and fabulous blog hop.
Spring is definitely in the air and I’m ready to enjoy the season!