Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Set Your Table With Flair--Welcome Spring Tablescape

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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!

Shown here.

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!  

All set!  


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.

  With the watering cans and additional napkins. 






Without. 





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
Vase, generic
Vintage Teapot, Onieda Wm. Rogers & Son Collection
Cake Plate, generic, HomeGoods
Candleholders, Antique
Glass flutes, all, generic
Napkins, generic
Tea forks and teaspoons, Grace Teaware, from HomeGoods
Napkin holders, Almanac Collection



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26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful table, and would you believe I have those same little watering cans??? I used them in a tablescape I did some time back. They are so cute and springy, looking perfect with your blue and white!

    Love the tulips, too!

    Thanks for the tip on the scones. That is great to know!

    xo

    Sheila

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila!! I found those recently, and love them! So cute! I'll search through your posts. I'd love to see that. :)))

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  2. How lovely! I love your blue and white transferware and the theme, so classic. I adore your watering can napkin rings too....Christine

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  3. I love the watering can napkin rings! Your lue and white table setting is gorgeous. Thanks for the hint about the scone mixes--I'm going to look for them at World market next time I am there!

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I really love the scones, I hope you enjoy them....the blueberry is incredible. ❤❤

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  4. Beautiful blue and White transferware setting...al fresco. Your centerpiece is gorgeous, I love the vase as much as the tulips! Those watering can napkins rings are simply adorable and perfect for the Spring theme. Happy Tablescape Thursday.
    FABBY

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    1. Happy Tablescape Thursday to you as well, Fabby; thank you so much!

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  5. Beautiful blue and white table! I have little white watering cans, I guess it is time to Spring them from their bin!
    Don't forget the tablescape challenge on the 9th! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen....and thank you for hosting! I'll mark my calendar! :)

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  6. Those plates are so pretty- what a striking blue color. The centerpiece looks wonderful- love the tulips! Those watering can napkin ring holders are too cute- Happy Spring!

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  7. I absolutely love this table! The plates, the napkins, the napkin rings...it's all gorgeous...

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  8. What a gorgeous table. I love blue and white, and those little watering can napkin rings are so sweet. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I adore blue and white! :)

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  9. What a great view you have, but I don't blame you for not wanting to drag everything up and down those steps, lol. You set a gorgeous table, I just love blue and white together like that. I love that scone mix, thanks for the reminder because I haven't had any of those on hand for a while. Thanks for sharing this at the History & Home Link Party this week! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  10. Oh come on........we still have snow and ice here in Michigan. That is one beautiful setting. I love the blue and white china. A truly lovely table.
    Janice

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    1. I've heard the Winter has been unrelenting. :(
      So terrible. Hope it lets up soon. Thank you for your visit, Janice!!

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  11. What a beautiful blue table, lovely dishes
    Very inspireing

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  12. What a beautiful table. Those little watering can napkin rings are so much fun!

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  13. Happy you shared this one again. I love the blue and white, and the white tulips are the perfect centerpiece.

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