Thursday, March 7, 2013

In Between Seasons

Oh...March, what is the come in like a lion but go out as a lamb?  Well, it sure still feels like Winter to me, but I'm so, so, so ready for Spring.  And so I jumped the gun and set a very Springy table this week.

I was doing a bit of cleaning up and stumbled upon a purchase I made, I do believe, last Fall.  Oops.  I do find the most wonderful treasures at West Elm... these sweet little salad/dessert plates.  They are the inspiration for today's tablescape.  What I really love about them is that they are all slightly different, some being quite a bit more vibrant than others.

I simply layered these plates atop my plain white plates, simple silver chargers, and black woven placemats.

Of course, because I love lime green, I couldn't resist these cute striped napkins...

...secured with my stylish black wire napkins rings from Crate & Barrel.  They're a bit like jewelry for table linens, don't you think?  You know how much I love using scarves as table runners, and once again...

I have chosen this simple chartreuse scarf edged with the tiniest ball fringe.

My Lela handmade wine glasses have been hiding in the cabinet all Winter...

Welcome back to the table!  Nothing quite says Spring like a big bunch of tulips.  These purple beauties were calling my name.

I really do love this simple porcelain paper bag vase, another treasure from Aunt Tess's collection.  No flower arranging experience necessary with this vase.  All flowers look perfect, every time.

There's eight inches of snow on the ground, but in my dining room, Spring has arrived.  March is a busy month for me...the kids turn 17 (Yikes!) and my husband's birthday falls on Easter Sunday.  So many parties, so many tables to set.  I'm sure to get some great tabletop ideas at the following parties...

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. Gorgeous! Those tulips really are stunning, and I love the contrast with all the pretty greens you've used. I am going to remember the scarf-as-runner idea -- love it!

  2. Thanks for the breath of spring! Love the way your scarf runner creates a leaf shape.

  3. Love the scarf! What a wonderful idea. The plates are beautiful. The napkins too.. I am a sucker for lime green.. in all it's glorious shades. The paper bag vase reminds me of one my mom had. Although hers was brown. Can't remember the designer name though. Great table.. xo marlis

  4. That is such a cute paper bag vase. I have never seem one like it. Great table you are sharing.

  5. This is such a pretty table! I love the scarf as your table runner, and the way you tied it...those salad plates are so pretty too!

    I hope you will come post this on my first ever Link Party, the "FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA"! I have readers who I know would love this!!! It's open now through Sunday at noon ET.

    Here's the link if you'd like to post it! Sure would love to see you there!

  6. What a great vase -- I love it! I'm so ready for can't get here fast enough!


  7. Beautiful table...Tulips looks great as center piece.the porcelain vase so pretty and looks like a paper...candle holders and the green goblets goes very well....:):)

  8. Beautiful spring table inside your home. I'm sure you are more than ready for the snow to stop.

  9. Stopping by as your linky neighbour at SS and so glad I did! What a pretty tablescape for Spring! I especially like the idea of using a scarf as a runner and how you gathered the ends. The placement of your napkins is also a unique twist and lends an unexpected element to the table. You DO have lots going on in March - best wishes for all occasions - no doubt, the tablescapes will be gorgeous!


  10. How pretty! The tulips are amazing, what great color!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!
    Hope to see you Wed for the St. Patty's Day Blog crawl.

  11. Stopping by to wish you happy 2014! Where have you been? Hope all is ok!