Springtime Table and More

Spring is still almost a week away, officially, but the warmer days seem to be here. Time for a springtime table to brighten up meal time. I looked in my stash of quilts and realized I have very little in the way of square table toppers. Mostly I make longer runners for the larger table in the dining room. So, I found a pretty fat quarter in a light green with a yellow floral print, folded the edges under and pressed it. It will just have to do. I put it in the center of the table and began pulling things to put together.

My spring green chargers are topped with the white stoneware everyday dinner plates, and pretty pink, yellow and green salad plates. Everyday flatware, crystal water glasses and individual salt and pepper shakers complete the settings.

Spring green napkins are held with a ceramic napkin ring with spring wildflowers and butterflies.

The centerpiece is a collection of pink, yellow, white and green silk flowers in a white ceramic basket.

A little rabbit peeks out of a lettuce sugar bowl with a carrot handle.

I like using my rabbits for spring, and as long as I don’t put any eggs on the table, it doesn’t have an Easter feel. I can add some eggs when Easter gets closer, but this can serve all through spring on its own.

These little guys are salt and pepper shakers, but I’ve only ever used them as decorations.

All done, simple for spring.

We’ll enjoy this one for a few weeks.

If you love tablescapes, here are a few more from past years. My Springtime Table from 2020, before all the pandemic stuff started.

Gardening rabbits table from 2019 using the same plates as this year, and my little thrift store wheelbarrow as a centerpiece.

This is my Spring Chickens tablescape from 2018. Those ice cream parfaits have been donated back to the thrift store. The quilted table topper was sold in a sample sale. But I do still have the chicken plates.

It would be nice to add some fresh flowers this week to the kitchen counter.

Do you enjoy setting a pretty table? Do you have fresh flowers in your home for spring?

22 thoughts on “Springtime Table and More

  1. lynn bourgeois

    I love seeing your tablescapes Carole, although it is not something I do often, just birthdays, and Hallowe’en. No fresh flowers here this morning, but there are freshly made muffins on the table, blueberry, and raspberry, still warm from the oven. Have a great day

  2. Beautiful table setting. I do keep fresh flowers on my dinning table. And have Easter pitcher and cups. What we need most here in Texas is No time change but hoping to have it changed.

  3. Rita C.

    Very pretty, nice and springy, Carole. I really like those green chargers. I also like how you consistently put individual s&p at each place setting. I really like the pattern play of the DM Spring Bouquet and how subtle it is. I don’t think I’m pulling out all my Easter decor out this year like I did last year, just keeping a couple bunnies added to some spring florals, much like you’ve done. And I’ll be sharing my table I created last year with that gorgeous table square of yours this week. 😉

  4. Julie

    Love the bunnies! I had pet rabbits when I was little. My dad made over my sand box, which already had a roof, into a hutch for them adding screened sides that we winterized for cold weather. I always have rabbit figurines around the house, they fit in every season.

  5. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Beautiful! It looks so spring-y!! I love that wheel barrow for 2019 and this year’s bunnies are just too cute!

  6. karenfae

    such a pretty table – do you usually have your kids and grandkids over for most holidays. The table is so pretty. I’m sure the kids would love to see the rabbits and things decorating the table

  7. I love your pretty Spring tablescapes, Carole, especially all those cute bunnies! I enjoy having fresh flowers now and then, but usually forget to buy a bunch at the store. Maybe I’ll remember that this week!

  8. Your table shouts Spring! Anything we can do to encourage Spring to pop! I found my Azaleas have buds as well as the Forsythia & even the Tulips are a few inches tall.

  9. Joan Sheppard

    Have you considered writing an actual book about this? I can put the same things on the table but you seem to have the flare for placement. I can send you some REAL bunnies! We seem to have an unlimited supply, but the birds are back despite the inch of snow we got today! Thanks!

  10. Especially beautiful tablescape this time, Carole! You know how to arrange things – even, I bet, could make my table look better than it does with the things I already have stored away in cupboards and boxes. : ) I’ve been working on learning how to cook and with this past Pi Day, looking back on my photos of previous pies, I can tell that I am improving in that department. You are an inspiration on all fronts. Hopefully someday I will be able to think about what the table looks like… Thanks for sharing.

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