I was a happy girl. But how would I incorporate them into a tablescape? I typically am drawn to bolder colors. A challenge was in store.
First, I pulled out this vintage pale pink and white vintage gingham tablecloth. That will work nicely. What could be better than these darling pastel checked dinner and salad plates from Home Goods.
I love being to mix and match the colors.
I simply layered them on top of these lacy white paper Lula placemats from Crate & Barrel.
A simple pale yellow linen napkin will do just fine.
I haven't used these chunky champagne flutes (Crate & Barrel, circa 1990) in awhile...
...and I do like how the shapes of the two glasses mirror each other. Tiny daffodils are tucked into little white ceramic vases.
But what will I use for a centerpiece? Certainly I must something pastel-y. And then I remembered HER!!
She's been tucked away for years...maybe just waiting for this occasion. Made by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal in the 1970's (I do believe), this little girl is sweet in every way...
...from her funny turned up nose to her silly smile. My Aunt Tess must truly have loved this artist, because her collection contained quite a few of his pieces.
I tucked some cheery pink berries into her pointy hat. What a happy girl she is.
My pastel tablescape is complete. I think I'll invite some girlfriends over. We'll have watercress salad...and finger sandwiches...and petit fours...and pink lemonade...and proseco and we will be happy girls!