Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tablescape Thursday-Is it Spring yet?
It's tablescaping time. Woo hoo!!! Have you joined in on the fun? If not, visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see how you can join in. You know you want to. But I warn you, once you start, you can't stop.
Since Spring officially starts tomorrow I thought I'd do a spring tablescape. Now I live in Southern California and this week it has seemed more like summer than spring. I think it was like 90 today (well since it is now 12:12 am, I guess today is now officially yesterday). All I know is that it was too hot for this time of year. I want some spring temps.
Last month I bought some salad plates with tropical leaves at TJ Maxx (I've seen them at Marshall's too). When I saw them I immediately thought "Is it Spring yet?" I thought they would look great on top of my everyday white dishes. Then I was at Walmart a few weeks back & I found the placemats that had tropical leaves as well. And the best part, they were on clearance for 49 cents each. I'd thought they'd go great with my plates.
The silverware is my clearance set from Marshall's. The glasses & napkins are from Walmart.
I embellished the napkins with some greenery that I wrapped with rafia covered wire & placed a small river rock on top. I love the earthiness of it.
I kept my centerpiece pretty simple. A hurricane jar filled with green rocks and a vanilla candle. I have a spring candlering around the bottom. The stone birds on either side came from ABC Distributing (I think).
I love these birdies. I bought 2 sets. One for inside and one set for outside.
Here you can see the tropical leaf plate. They also had dinner plates that were opposite in color (green background with white leaves), but I didn't buy any.
Thanks for visiting my spring tablescape. Hopefully we can continue with this fun next week. So be sure to come back.