Spring is right around the corner and everything is in the process of turning green. Little shoots of new bulbs are peeking out of the ground with the anticipation of flowers to come. Thinking green in March seems traditional, not only for St. Patrick’s Day, but just because it is spring. It seemed a green and white tablescape was in order.
One thing my mother used to do was collect all her mismatched glass candlesticks and put them all together as a centerpiece. I took that a step further, and added greenery and some white silk tulips with the green candles. All those different heights create interest, yet you can still see around them to talk across the table.
I set out the good, white china plates on white basketweave placemats with these rare, depression glass salad plates.
The pattern is called Bowknot, and only a few pieces have been found. There are salad plates, and some fruit cups known, and a few other pieces. No one knows where or how they were distributed, or why there were no larger plates or other pieces. The pattern is delicate.
I folded the napkins with a little turned-down corner like a flower petal, and added small sprigs of silk daisies.
Aren’t these lettuce leaf bowls wonderful? The perfect serving dish for a spring table.
There are two, and they have little lettuce leaf plates to go underneath.
This is a great time to serve some Irish Coffee in my special cups.
Recognize the quilted table runner from last spring’s Thread Color Experiment? The green and white toile, along with the white and tan go well for spring.
I love this serving dish with its rabbits and fresh vegetables. The green and white motifs seem to pick up the toile in the table runner too.
All those different greens work together nicely, holding the promise of a season of renewal.
Are you ready for Spring?