Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring tablescape

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, 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.


Amy Cunningham said...

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.

Shana said...

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.

Mimi said...

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

The Southern Belle said...

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!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

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


Sherry said...

Green for spring is a winner. It looks great.
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Susan said...

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!

Martha said...

A very pretty table -- love the green!