Fresh Spring Green Plus Questions

I love to use my Noritake Reverie china any time of the year, but it especially seems appropriate in the spring and summer.

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I started with my vintage April Cornell table runner, an old eBay purchase. The yellows, blues and greens in this runner look beautiful with my wedding china.

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One of the many things that I love about my Noritake china is that I can use it with many different colors. Do you see all the lovely pastels in this china? The colors are gorgeous, and I can bring out any of them that I choose.

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Today I decided to go with green. These light green napkins were handmade for me by The Napkin Lady, and I just love them.

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I tried to get a good close up of these great napkin rings. My mother-in-law recently gave them to me (she rescued them from the hoarded house). They have the sweetest springtime floral, strawberries, ladybugs, and dragonflies on them. There is even a slit on them for a placecard if you would like to use one. I thought that these napkin rings are perfect for this time of the year.

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Since I am bringing out the green today, I also used my Dollar General flatware in green. It’s hard to tell from my photo, but they really are a perfect match for the other greens even though the lighting makes them look a little more neon.

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Of course, Dollar Tree green goblets are what this table calls for.

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For the centerpiece, I started with my Dollar General butterfly pot. It has the perfect shade of green rim, plus the butterflies go with the plates and the napkin rings.

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I chose my variegated green candle on my Dollar General candlestick. Both this candle and this candlestick have been real tablescaping workhorses for me!

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I thought I needed one more touch of green on the table, so I chose my Dollar General basket in the perfect shade of green and filled it with my Wal Mart rattan balls.

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To add a touch of humor and whimsy to the otherwise slightly formal table, I put a Dollar General flowerpot at each place. I have used these cute little pots a good bit on tables; they can hold flatware, napkins, candy, nuts, or anything else that I have a mind to put in them. If you want to freshen up your tablescaping stash for not much money, go by Dollar General and look in the gardening section at this time of the year. I have gotten lots of my cute things there.

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Voila! I love my fresh, spring table…perfect for a springtime luncheon. That statement brings me to a question that I am sometimes asked. Do I use my tablescapes, or are they just for show? Well, the answer is yes…and no.

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Unless I mention a specific event that I am preparing for, such as my son and his wife visiting, the dining room tables are just for show. Occasionally when I am ready to take the dining room table down, I will take a couple of the place settings and move them to the kitchen table for our meal.

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When I show you a tablescape on our kitchen table, we do use that one. Regular readers know that we are empty nesters and it is just the two of us at mealtime, so we eat in the kitchen. I do like to fix us pretty table settings in there, but I realized as I was thinking about answering this question that I don’t make pretty tables in there as much as I used to.

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I’m not sure why I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing the kitchen table. I think that it is mainly due to increased work schedule; I really just don’t take the time to set a table in there any more. I am going to make a goal of trying to set tables in the kitchen again…not as much as I used to, of course, but more than I have done in the past year or so.

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The last question is one that I have for readers. What do you do about negative comments? I rarely get them…tablescaping is not really a hot-button, controversial topic, after all! Usually I just hit delete! Any feedback to this issue would be appreciated.

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Have a great week of decorating and tablescaping!

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, 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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6 Responses to Fresh Spring Green Plus Questions

  1. Your table scape is so lovely for Spring! Happy to find you at the (not Just) Homemaking party!

  2. Joy B says:

    Hit delete on the negatives for sure! Why would someone post a negative comment about a tablescape anyway? All negativity aside, I love this tablescape, especially because that’s my wedding china, too. Your April Cornell runner looks so good with it. I think I need to make a trip to Dollar General on my lunch hour today! Thanks for sharing this pretty tablescape.

  3. gabbiny says:

    I also hit delete and then do my best not to dwell on it. My mom always told me that if you don’t have something good to say don’t say anything at all. I love the way all of your elements came together to create a beautiful table and a spring feeling.

  4. Lovely, lovely table. Beautiful colors. I love your little Dollar Store basket. I love the Dollar Store.

  5. Spring green is one of my go to colors for table accessories Bev, it goes with everything and makes the setting feel so fresh! You find the best stuff at the $ store!
    Jenna

  6. allthatsjas says:

    Lovely spring colors! I wouldn’t delete the negative comments but would respond kindly. Kill them with kindness. We all have different taste and I feel sorry for people who feel the need to be negative about something that doesn’t impact them directly. If you don’t like my table setting, fine – move along, lol. 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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