Dreaming of Spring

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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?

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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.

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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.

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I layered the salad plate on top of the dinner plate.

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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?

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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.

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I’ve written in the past about getting some aqua pieces, including these glasses and the covered vegetable dish at an estate sale.

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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.

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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.

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If I ever find the taller glasses, I might pay a little more, but not for a size glass that I would rarely use.

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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.

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I like that the tray is the aqua color that I love and that the 4 dishes are all flowers in different bright colors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aha! What about a hummingbird…that will do it.

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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.

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Anyway, I ended up with an eclectic mix of bright colors and am pleased with the final look.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Hope everyone has a wonderful week and that you find some signs of spring wherever you are.

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Tablescape Tuesday at Every Day Living,   From the Farm at The Homesteading Hippy, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now,   Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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12 Responses to Dreaming of Spring

  1. Rosie M. says:

    Hi, Bev,
    I love your table. The colors are outstanding and everything just sings, “Spring”! I want to do a spring table soon, too, so I’ve been getting things together for that. I guess we’ve all had enough of winter. Being in CA, I don’t have the issues many of you across the country have been through, but I just love the pastels and more casual attitudes of the change in season. I’m glad your table puts a “spring in your step”. Thanks for sharing! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Bev, what a fun table! Those bees are adorable, and I love those plates….they are so pretty! Stay dry! 🙂

  3. Emily says:

    What a delightful way to welcome spring! Love the Homer Laughlin china mixed with aqua colored flatware and glasses. We’ve also had rain and dreary weather so I am enjoying your fresh spring look!

  4. What a great collection, and such wonderful colors. I am in love with those glasses!

  5. What a lovely table. So bright and cherry. Love your colors!

  6. Hopefully spring is coming soon. Enough!

    Thanks so much for your visit.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  7. allthatsjas says:

    Giving up winter for lent…lol, the best line I’ve heard in a while. Your spring table setting is lovely. Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, can’t wait to see what you’ll share next week!

  8. Ellen says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Your dishes are just bee-yoo-ti-ful! They are in some of my very favorite colors, and you picked up the colors in the rest of the table decor so well.

  9. bj says:

    We are all thinking of spring..love your dishes. Pretty, springy table.

  10. Bev, love your spring table and especially the Homer Laughlin china! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

  11. LaVoice says:

    I would do a table setting if it would get spring here quicker. Your table and colors aer so pretty.

  12. Spring has sprung on your table and it is beautiful! Thanks for the good cheer!

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