Daylight Savings time may be here, but spring is not. Yes, it is a little warmer than it has been in recent weeks, but the weather is still dreary and constant rain is keeping it damp and cold. So what does a tablescaper do when she is ready for spring and sick and tired of a wet, cold winter?
Color! I decided to use my favorite aqua Homer Laughlin Danube china. It is bright and springy, and the colors in it are perfect for spring and someone who is longing for it to be here.
I decided to play off both the yellow and the pink in the floral spray on the plate and chose my bright yellow table runner to start. This is a pretty gingham with a subtle pattern embossed on it, much like a damask.
I layered the salad plate on top of the dinner plate.
I have several different colors of napkins that look good with these dishes and decided on this sweet pattern by The Napkin Lady. I special ordered these from her to match these dishes. I realize that I just used my vintage floral napkin rings last week, but I have to use flowers on a spring table, right?
Of course, I have to use my aqua flatware, but I wanted to do something different with it. How about stick it in a bright pink caddy? I love these 2 bright colors together, and it is a little something unexpected when it comes to putting the flatware of the table.
I’ve written in the past about getting some aqua pieces, including these glasses and the covered vegetable dish at an estate sale.
I still have only the few aqua glasses that I started with, but I am constantly on the lookout for them when I go to sales and on eBay.
So far, I did find a set of glasses in this pattern on eBay, but they were juice glasses and the price was too high.
If I ever find the taller glasses, I might pay a little more, but not for a size glass that I would rarely use.
Anyway, because my theme today is color, I put this bright dish in the center of my table. I bought it at my flea market a while back, and I love the colorful look. It is called a condiment set, but I would use it for just anything.
I like that the tray is the aqua color that I love and that the 4 dishes are all flowers in different bright colors.
What else to add color? I pulled out some of my Dollar General purchases from the past couple of summers. I love this butterfly vase and butterflies certainly say spring. I stuck in some pink and yellow flowers to continue my theme and then elevated the vase on a candle holder to give it some height.
I almost did not put out a candle, then I remembered that I had a bright pink one that would be perfect for my colorful table.
To give the table a little finishing spring touch, I added bees. Then I began to think that I just wanted one more touch of spring.
Aha! What about a hummingbird…that will do it.
Shouldn’t that hummingbird be poised above the flowers from which it is doubt to sip the nectar? David’s grandmother love to collect little birds, and this delicate glass hummingbird is one that once belonged to her. I wish I was better at detail photography to better show this pretty little piece.
Anyway, I ended up with an eclectic mix of bright colors and am pleased with the final look.
I hope that my colorful table says spring. But even if it doesn’t, it did help me feel a bit more hopeful that maybe, just maybe spring is on the way.
I also thought that it’s amazing the difference that a little color makes. Not only did the bright colors liven up my dining room, but also they brightened up my mood.
The damp, rainy weather which is supposed to persist all week seems a little less dreary and depressing when I look at my lovely table!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week and that you find some signs of spring wherever you are.