Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lightening the Table with Spring Touches

Even though there is still snow on the ground (we got another 2 inches overnight) I am LONGING for Spring so decided to lighten up the table with some Springtime touches. Birds and nests say Spring to me and also fresh herbs. In this case my herbs are depicted on my plates! So, I combined all those elements for a new table setting.I didn't do a huge stack of dishes. I started with a very plain tan tablecloth, then a rattan placemat that is trimmed in green. I am sticking with "Spring Green" as my color base for now.
 I used a square white plate with a brownish edge, then a square green plate, one of my herb plates and a footed bowl.
 All topped with a simple napkin in a white ceramic ring.

 I also decided to mix and match my flatware, "just because" as Pat would say:)
 I just received these adorable bird S and P as a gift. I LOVE, love them!!!!! Thanks, Denise!!!!!! They are in a wire basket that resembles a nest to me!
 And these are my wire nest votive holders. Great pairing.

 The candlesticks also have that brown edge rubbed look too.
 There are 8 different herb plates but I used the parsley and the dill plates today.
 The terrarium has also been restyled.
 I just found this bird at Kirklands yesterday when I spent the day with my daughter. LOVE those days.
 I added a clay pot on a stand with a nest on top. I love the added bit of burlap and the speckled eggs.

 The base of the terrarium is filled with green moss.
 The  distressed look of the birds, terrarium and S and P all look beautiful together.

 The white candles on the white holders are surrounded by a leafy green candlering.

 This little bird flew right over to the table from the hutch.





 Thanks so much for stopping by. I can't wait til the temps outside reflect the warth inside. So looking forward to opening up the house and breathing fresh air:) Til then I will improvise. XO, Pinky

I am linking to:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday

19 comments:

Jane Bowley said...

Spring is on your table and I love it! The salt and pepper shakers are just perfect!
I hope you have some Spring outside real soon.

Deserae said...

Your table all set for spring looks beautiful!!! I love the little birdies salt and pepper shakers....so sweet!
~Des

Stacey said...

Your table setting is so pretty! It is perfect for spring. The view from a little distance really shows how pretty it all is. Love the terrarium (or whatever you call it..I have one too and don't know what to call it) and the salt and pepper shakers. Did you have a nice meal at that table?

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the soft colors! So pretty!
-Shelley

Cindy Ritchie said...

Wonderful Spring table! I love all of the natural touches and the birdies are adorable! Hope it warms up soon!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Your Spring table looks beautiful!! The bird nests are so cute and I love the terrarium….Spring may just be a couple of weeks away :)

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

You have gorgeous dishes! Nice table setting. :)

kenju said...

I have almost identical place mats; mine are bamboo, edged in green.
I wish I could post a photo in the comments - my dishes are green too, with frogs and dragonflies and lotus blossoms on the edge.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Those are just perfect dishes for your Spring table!..I love how you staggered the silverware...and it must be nice to sit by each other at the table and look out to a beautiful view....and must have the cute bird salt and pepper shakers!!

Pat Cantwell said...

Pinky,
I L O V E herbs. . .and I'm in L O V with your herb dishes, dear friend!!! 68 degrees on the Prairie yesterday and oh, how sad, my Herb Garden looks this time of year.
I adore your light, bright Spring Green tablescape theme! The birds are adorable...love those in the basket together!!!
You light Up My Life...as does this Tablescape with Spring Touches!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Kelly said...

That is a beautiful Spring like table setting. I love the green and white color combo with the birds and greenery.

Happimtn said...

Oh you have me inspired! We are having unusually warm weather this week so I am eager for Spring!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful setting! I just love the little birds in the basket.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Pinky,

How pretty your table looks! I love the colors because it looks just like spring!

Happy day!
karianne

Mary said...

I love your herb plates Pinky, perfect for a longing-for-spring table! We were working in the yard yesterday, cleaning up the herbs and pots. I adore your terrarium with the chicken wire. ♥

The Tablescaper said...

Just lovely.

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

thistlewoodfarm said...

Spring....wonderful spring! Love your decorations and your spring table!

Happy day!
karianne

Gigi Harlan said...

Your table looks wonderful and that terrarium looks beautiful!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Tara Graham said...

You can't go wrong with spring green when spring is just around the corner! Cute little salt and pepper birdies too! Wishing you a speedy and happy Spring!