Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Set Your Table With Flair--Welcome Spring Tablescape
I am truly so happy to bid farewell to the rainy weather! It must sound silly, especially considering the bitter winter most of the country has endured; but I have become accustomed to warmth here in CA, and I'm a total wimp when it comes to cold, lol. This morning was particularly lovely; here is a snap from my back dock. Just loooove that sky!!
The weather had me so inspired that I thought it might be nice to set up a table right there. However, taking a look at the stairs (daunting), meh...not so much. :)
My little sun deck will have to do. I began by placing this white tablecloth first.
In the center of the table, I placed this blue and white vase.
I added some tulips.
I placed these lovely plates next. I just love blue and white transferware for Spring and Summer! So clean, fresh, and inviting!
The coffee cups and saucers came next.
I set two silver candleholders with tall blue tapers in each.
To the left of the coffee cups, I placed a tall blue flute and shorter clear flute.
Next, I placed a tri-folded napkin in navy and on each, these tiny tea accoutrement. So dainty!
My teapot along with the sugar and creamer were next.
Lastly, I placed my Victorian-esque plate stand along with some treats....I love shortbread cookies, bagels and scones with tea!
In honor of Spring, I thought it also might be fun to add these adorable napkin holders shaped like tiny watering cans.
Here are a few closeups of the setting.
Just add a fragrance indicative of the season, and you are all set!! One of my favorites is Ralph Lauren Mountain Meadow. The box reads, "A blend of dewy fresh air, blue water lotus, and smoky vetiver." It is really lovely and fresh.
As I mentioned before, I love scones with tea. If you find yourself in a time-crunch and have no time to bake from scratch, may I suggest Sticky Fingers Scones. These scones come out really well, and are so easy (just add water). They are available in several flavors and I really, really love them. I usually pick mine up at Cost Plus World Market.
From my collection:
Plates, Spode The Blue Room Collection
Shown in this Tablescape:
The Camel Enclosure, The Kangaroo Enclosure,The Zebra Pen, The Tiger Cages,
The Rhinoceros House, and The Ostrich House
Teacups, sugar, and creamer, generic (no name), found at Ross
Vintage Teapot, Onieda Wm. Rogers & Son Collection
Cake Plate, generic, HomeGoods
Glass flutes, all, generic
Tea forks and teaspoons, Grace Teaware, from HomeGoods
Napkin holders, Almanac Collection
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