Choosing Colors For A Spring Table Setting

 elegant spring table pool

Hello lovely people and beautiful spring day! The table is set for dinner and I'm enjoying having that extra hour of daylight to get things accomplished. How about you? I'm planning on leaving this table setting up all weekend, and here is how I planned things out and my tips for doing a table setting with ease!
pink tulips close up

Based on my neutral palette of white in terms of the wall color {Benjamin Moore White Dove} it makes it so simple to find whatever flowers are available when I'm shopping for groceries. Tulips have been on display at the market and are generally on sale at this time of year. I went with shades of pink, since I'm not a yellow person.

shabbyfufu flower bucket tutorial

And I purchased A LOT, because I wanted to fill my flower bucket as a centerpiece. You know...that CRAZY POPULAR flower bucket that I showed you how to make in THIS DIY. I trimmed them and plopped them in the bucket en masse with a few branches of eucalyptus for height. Setting them on a silver tray {yard sale find} gives them some elegance.

shabby chic easter table

Our dining room table that we built {DIY for you HERE} is rustic and I'm still debating painting the top white, but for now I set it with a white tablecloth. I often use tablecloths and seriously you can change the entire look of an eating area that way! I'm not sure that modern day homemakers or bloggers use them, but I think that they might just be missing out if not.

white dining room

Adding in layers to a table that is so white gives it dimension and texture, just like layering with throws and pillows in a white living room will do. I turned some placemats sideways, which not only looks pretty cool, but protects from messy eaters and spills.

Scrumptious antique linen monogrammed napkins {not our initials but who cares!}, treasured French ironstone plates in a rare lavender tone, silver flatware passed down and delicate pink and green goblets with years of age to them. I'm often asked about the goblets and they are true antiques, but you can find similar PINK goblets HERE {affiliate}.

blueberry tart

I just may have added the fresh blueberries to this lemon tart to add another layer of texture and color, and it does the same thing to the taste buds as to the eye! Think about that for a all of our senses are connected and should be elevated to a higher level for stimulating the brain.

vintage purple glass bottle

Antique purple bottles, and sadly one of them got knocked over today...but that doesn't mean that I will put things behind the veritable gates and not use and display them.

how to set a table

We are ready for the weekend and hope that the weather holds out and the flowers last.

poolside dining room

Happy weekend!


Amy Chalmers said...

Oh my word. This is sooooo GORGEOUS!!! I am in love with every single thing. How about your creative brain putting the linens on the table that way? I just think its genius, turning the placemat sideways, and the tone on tone is so lovely. Love love love!!

Lynda Brandly said...

Janet, your photos are always such a visual treat! Beautiful, romantic, gorgeous, lovely - I just want to be there enjoying your beautiful home.
Have a blessed Easter!
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Dixie Delights said...

Your dining room is absolutely jaw droppingly gorgeous!!!!!! I cannot get over that flower arrangement... or the view looking out to your pool. Everything is truly stunning. I cannot wait to follow along on your blog. Happy to join in on the spring tour with you :-) xo

Cindy said...

Janet, I am always in awe of the beauty you create in your home! I want to come to dinner!
Edith & Evelyn

Slightly Coastal said...

Oh my! What a lovely space! The flowers are stunning and all the shades of white and cream are just dreamy. I want my house to look like this when it grows up. So gorgeous! I love it all.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, Janet what a stunning table and that wonderful bucket of flowers. Tulips seem to be hard to come by around here. Only found two bunches the other day at one store and none anywhere else. I wish we had decent flower markets around here. Have a fabulous Easter weekend!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your tablescape and that fabulous flower bucket! I can't believe you made it and I'm heading straight over to see how you did it! It just tugs at my little DIY heart! Loving our home tour! Happy Easter! Hugs...Debbie

Kathleen TheLavenderBouquet said...

Lovely tablescape. Happy Easter!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Magnificent flowers and always swoon over your fabulous dining room....Oh be still my heart with that photo of the flowers with the pool in the so beautiful....I can always count on the most beautiful use of colors when I visit you....Amazing....Happy to party with you today...Have a great weekend and Happy Easter Janet!

Lory at Designthusiasm said...

Janet, this is just stunning! I love every detail, from the lilac floral plates to the silver platter to the vintage linens and the gorgeous centerpiece. But most of all I love that tablecloth!! I, too, am a tablecloth girl and I've been thinking about getting a shabby ruffled one. You've inspired me - I think it's time I add one to my collection... :-) Have a wonderful easter weekend!!

ElevenGables said...

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! Every detail is a delight to the senses. I love a crisp tablecloth! Now I know where all the pink tulips went... I went to three stores and couldn't find any pink! Your arrangement is STUNNING. Thank you for organizing such a lovely tour with all of my new best blog buddies! Have a beautiful Easter weekend! xox, Emily

DD's Cottage said...

Amazing and stunning-you are inspiring!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Your house always looks so clean and inviting. Love all of your spring touches Janet.

Randi Garrett said...

Janet this is such a gorgeous Spring tour. You have such a lovely touch. Happy Spring!

Lynne said...

Love the arrangement in the white container! Did the same this week, but with yellow tulips! Love the free form of tulips!!

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