I have been a fan of the Irish singer Enya ever since high school. One of my favorite pieces by this wonderful artist is Tempus Vernum, which is Latin for Springtime. The piece is very dramatic, with beautiful brooding cellos, so when I heard it initially, it made me instead think of Winter. As I flit about the house and yard today with this tune playing, I think if I were to attribute it to Spring, in my mind's eye, I would likely imagine flowers bursting open, bees in flight, and beautiful clouds rolling in a crystal-clear blue sky. This song, as well as Vivaldi's Spring are inspirations to me. My goal is to reflect this inspiration in my post today. I hope you enjoy.
I began by setting this pink tablecloth.
Next, I placed these lovely floral placemats.
Upon the placemats, I set these cream plates.
To play up the theme of a lovely blue sky, I placed these fleur-de-lis plates in a muted azure next.
A garden should be full of nature's beautiful creatures, so I placed these butterfly plates,
followed by a small feathered friend at each setting.
A corresponding coffee cup and a slender flute came next,
followed by a beige napkin and peony napkin holder.
If you would like to view the tutorial to make these trees, please visit the post in my blog The Crafting Table by clicking here.
From my collection:
Cream plates, Ralph Lauren Whipstich Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Blue plates, generic, from Tai Pan Trading
Butterfly saucers and coffee cups, from Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Flatware, Wallace Grand Duchess Collection; Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Napkins, generic, from HomeGoods
Little birdies, The Dollar Tree
Butterfly Grass, The Dollar Tree
Birdhouse, Michael's Crafts
As I mentioned earlier, I love topiary gardens. You might want to peruse some of my favorites in the post on my blog Great Gardens by clicking here.