Happy Spring...well, kind of! Boy the weather sure isn't cooperating with my visions of warmer days and spring flowers popping up in the garden, but that hasn't stopped me from adding some spring in the house. In fact, I got so excited about all of the beautiful flowers at my local market that I decided to create a pretty spring tablescape to share with you all.
With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to keep the colors in the pastel range without going too overboard on the "Easter egg" tones. Oh and here's the secret...
I used fresh and faux flowers in this arrangement
Can you tell which are which? I won't tell if you won't ; ) I've found that mixing both types of flowers in a floral arrangement is a great way to make a larger centerpiece on a budget. I already had the larger faux roses, so i just bought a couple of bunches of market roses with some fresh eucalyptus and waxflowers and put them in this silver wine bucket.
I was inspired by the vintage feel of the flowers, so I decided to add some of my favorite antique silver pieces in the tablescape and place settings.
I put a simple white pillar cancel in this vintage silver bowl and added a few wax flowers. Beside it was a small silver tray with two mercury glass candle holders.
On the other side of the center piece I placed one of my favorite silver trays and then added this cute little bunny butter dish and a lovely sugar bowl with a "faux" peony. (Shhh!)
I love the way this turned out because it was random and non symmetrical and incorporated some of my favorite pieces.
For the linens, I layered a simple white linen tablecloth with a charcoal gray linen runner and white napkins with a light gray border. I love the classic look of this. Kind of crisp and clean yet the charcoal adds a nice contrast with the pink flowers.
With all of the vintage going on, I wanted the place settings to be classic and simple. I used a very clean polished silver charger that I found at HomeGoods and am just in love with! I topped this with my basic buffet plates. Just plain white with a little silver band. Nothing too fancy here but a nice way to tie in the silver in the centerpiece.
A pretty etched glass wine glass is the perfect compliment to the clean lines of the place setting.
I always like a little something on the napkin. For this, I just grabbed a single eucalyptus leaf and a sprig of waxflower. I think it adds just the right touch of color to each place and pulled the whole look together.
So there you have it...my take on a vintage inspired spring table. Lots of flowers (as usual!) and a few of my favorite things all come together to make an elegant and easy table for any party. I hope you guys find some inspiration here and would love to hear your comments below!