Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Green Easter Tablescape

I'm excited to be joining a lovely group of talented ladies in a Spring Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & DecorateBe sure to check out all the links at the end of my post where you'll find lots of inspiration for any upcoming spring and Easter tablescapes you may want to create.



Inspiration for my tablescape began with a spring-green coloured tablecloth in my favourite buffalo check pattern.

The other thing you might notice if you follow my blog, is that my dining table is now in the living room. Yep, moving furniture is worth it for a different look!

The stone fireplace makes for a nice backdrop and the fire provides a cozy atmosphere.

Since Easter is right around the corner, my spring tablescape has a fun Easter theme...

...using lots of feathers!

Fair warning - this tablescape idea isn't for those who can't stand to make a bit of a feather-y mess in the process.

I cut up 3 feather boas from the Dollar Store and used them for everything from chair back decor to centerpiece embellishment.

I think the feathers give a soft look to the table which goes perfectly with bunnies and birdies.

I set this cute bunny on top of a faux boxwood wreath sitting on a burlap covered vase. 

A small segment of a feather boa was arranged around the bunny.

The feathers that fell off the boa while cutting it were rounded up and tucked in the bird nests.



This burlap basket was filled with a greenery ball and Easter eggs to create a simple centerpiece.  

Again, a short length of a feather boa was tucked inside.

Candles add a warm glow to the table.

The place settings were done in green and white.

A length of feather boa was cut to fit under the dinner plate atop the woven charger.
 (I think if I do this again, I'd tuck the feathers around the charger so that it is not so close to the plate for food - unless my guests don't mind eating a feather or two!)

Easter treats fill these small glasses as a little favour for guests.

Amber coloured stemware stands ready for filling.

These egg cups were used as candle holders at each place setting.

A bunny tail was created for the backs of the chairs by cutting a chunk of a feather boa, looping it through a ribbon and arranging it into a ball shape.



Now, I have one idea to use for my Easter table this year...

...but I know there are lots more ideas for spring/Easter tables at the
Spring Tablescape Blog Hop.
Be sure to click on the links below to check them out.


I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent  at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Brag About It Tuesday at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Black Lanterns & Buffalo Check Tablescape


I am still in transition mode when it comes to changing from winter to spring decor.  We got a big dump of snow last weekend and it has been hard to motivate myself to move into the next season. 


With that in mind, I decided to create more of an everyday type tablescape using black lanterns and a buffalo check tablecloth in black and white.



I began by placing three of these black lanterns on a black runner in the center of the table.

Two lanterns had grapevine balls lit with battery-operated lights inside.

I hid the battery pack inside a strip of burlap ribbon that was folded over on the end.

The middle lantern had a candle inside.

Some faux hydrangeas in square vases fill the spaces between the lanterns. I scattered petals from them to soften the look.

The buffalo check tablecloth is from a local Red Apple store.  I layered it over a plain white one as it was a bit short for my table.

And the layering continued with black placemats and a black table runner.

Then came the dish stack in black and white.

Stemware included both a black champagne style glass and clear water goblet.

I created these unique placecard holders using little chalkboards stuck into grapevine balls.

These were placed on top of white napkins folded accordion style with napkin rings inside the bowls.


I brought out some faux fur to add a cozy vibe to the dining room.

A buffalo check pillow goes with the decor as well.

I think this tablescape could be used for an everyday occasion in any season but...

...with so much snow still visible outside the windows, I'm afraid it's feeling mighty winter-y to me. 
Hopefully, spring is on its way!
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent  at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Brag About It Tuesday at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How to Create Seasonal Displays in a Tray

One way to simplify seasonal decorating is to use similar items in the same format for each season.  That way, you have a pattern to follow and it is not so overwhelming.  I'll show you what I mean by reposting some of these tray vignettes I've created over the past few years.


Here is one I did a couple of years ago for spring/Easter.

I like to use some type of seasonal floral/greenery, decorative items that pertain to the season and of course, some type of dishware.

Bunnies fit right in for a spring time theme.

For summer, I used beach themed pieces in the same woven tray.

Colours are also symbolic of the time of year and here, I used lots of aqua.

Naturally, starfish and shells speak of summer.

In this fall display, wheat, pumpkins and a turkey take center stage.

Oranges and browns give a cozy vibe which is so necessary in the autumn.

These items not only serve a fall theme but work for Thanksgiving.

Winter decorating includes lots of white to represent all the snow we get around here.

These two moose and some skis propped against little trees make the perfect winter scene.

And the mugs suggest it's time for hot chocolate.

So there you have a look at how I put together seasonal displays using themed accessories, colours of the season and dishes to accent and also elevate other items inside the tray.
Here's the links to the posts I've done on each of these:
Spring Display in a Tray
Summer Display in a Tray
Fall Display in a Tray
Winter Display in a Tray 

I hope I've inspired you to create your own seasonal display in a tray.

Thanks for visiting!
And a reminder...set your clocks ahead before going to bed on Saturday night (Mar 11th).
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent  at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Brag About It Tuesday at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage