Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-"Springtime in the Garden"

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan from, "Between Naps on the Porch" blog. Each week, bloggers display a tablescape they made. This is my first entry.
The theme for this week's tablescape is, "Springtime in the Garden" which features yellow, green and white elements. Let's take a look around and see what we have. The photo above is a view of the entire tablescape.
The foundation of any good tablescape are the dishes. Here I used my, "Spode Mansard" fine bone china as the backdrop. There is a dinner plate, salad plate, bread plate, cup and saucer and if you look closely in the large photo, you will see the sugar bowl. I purchased this pattern over ten years ago; it has since been discontinued. You will notice the crispness of the latticework on the plates. You will not see this level of detail with porcelain which is why I prefer fine bone china. I paired this with some chunky glass candleholders, a second hand find. I placed the dishes over a battenburg lace table square and then topped that with a green toile runner and green checked placemats for an added splash of color.If we look closely, we can see the yellow emphasized by three elements: the "Spring" plate, the "Spring Story" music box and the yellow bunny. The "Spring" plates are the Brambley Hedge Four Seasons Plates by Royal Doulton. The "spring" plate is only one of four. There were matching music boxes for each of the seasonal plates and today's tablescape highlights the "Spring Story".


Moving around to the left of our plate is the bread plate. You will notice fresh baked flaxseed bread. If you ate at a table this pretty, you would of course, expect all homemade and delicious food. I wish you could smell the bread. The crystal bowl with the pearls holds a single hydrangea. The yellow bunny peeks out from behind the crystal candlestick.Upon closer inspection, is a pretty little butterfly made from crystals and mother of pearl. Certainly the lady of the house would love a little bit of sparkle with her breakfast.

In the center of the back row of the tablescape is a vegetable platter, mostly for decoration. It gives height to the tablescape and repeats all of the colors in the tablescape.

To the right of the platter are more bunnies in the garden. Here is a mother and baby in white. It was a gift to Dear Son when he was just a baby. It's actually a night light however I removed the cord and light from below so I could use it here. The silver bunny mold is a second hand shop find. I purchased it after making a donation there. It was only a dollar but I liked it. I wasn't sure how or where I would use it until today. I love to mix new and old items together.

Here is a closer view of the mother and baby bunny.Finishing out the right side of the table is our "spring" ceramic plaque. It reinforces the spring theme and colors. A pretty crystal clock for a feminine touch.

Aerial view of the tablescape.

Thank you for coming to my "Springtime in the Garden" tablescape. I have made you a parting gift- a warm slice of flaxseed bread with homemade strawberry jam.
Coming next week: St. Patrick's Day Tablescape!

52 comments:

leigh ann said...

Wow...this is so beautiful! I'll be sure to come back and check out your St. Pats tablescape,too. Thanks for sharing!

Katy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the white with the pastels... especially the fresh green! Fabulous job! Thanks so much for sharing!

Stacey said...

Oh how pretty! So bright and inviting.

once in a blue moon... said...

so so so pretty! just fresh as a breath of spring~

Entertain Exchange said...

Lovly table...It's great to see what other mothers of children with disabilities do for fun. Mine just turned 13! I love being creative and entertaining...it makes life seem a little normal. Great Job!

Susan said...

Gorgeous table! Looks very much like spring has arrived!

Shelia said...

You've set an adorable spring table! Love your white dishes with all the touches of spring and bunnies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tammy said...

Very pretty Springtime table. I love the soft colors and all the bunnies!

ceekay said...

Beautiful. I think everyone should have a set of white china. And yours are so delicate with the edging.

Barbara said...

Love it! The spring is almost here I can feel it!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

What a wonderful Spring tablescape. In addition to your beautiful dishes I love all the little special touches on the table.
Have a wonderfil evening,
Tam

Dixie said...

what a beautiful table... my first time to visit your blog.. what a delight... I'll have to thank Susan for linking me here...
blessings. Dixie

Sue said...

Okay it's official, your a natural tablescaper!! I'ts very beautiful and The best touch is the "Spring" sign hanging from the vase...

Angela said...

Beautiful!!!
Love your basket with the bread!
Hugs,
Angela

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi! I came over from Susan's. I'm determine to look at everyone's tablescapes and yours was the first one! Oh my gosh it's beautiful! I can see that you're a professional! I love bunnies and yours are so cute! love the plates! thanks for sharing! lauralu

santamaker said...

Beautifully done. Love the springy touches and the china.

Teacup Mosaics said...

I do think white always sets the best table, a rule I rarely use but you have proved it is a great rule. Love all the spring time items. Looking forward to the table wearing of the green next week.
Kelleh

xinex said...

Beautiful and fresh! Love your "Spring" sign and your platter and the plates and the bunnies. Is that everything?...Christine

Candy said...

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!
Pretty Spring table.
Fresh, Candy

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

~~~Like a "beautiful breathe of fresh, spring air"! Sooooo very lovely! Thank you for sharing your many talents! Warmly, Linda

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your tablescape is delightful. I love white dishes especially when combined with a fun salad plate. I think I'm the only idiot in the group, I kept entering my perma link incorrectly, so I hope you can find me and come for a visit.

KBeau said...

I think spring has sprung. Your table is lovely and so fresh.

Miss Janice said...

Love your tablescape...the china is awesome and love the bunny and battenburg!

Martha said...

What a great spring table!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

This is so pretty. I love your china. And the green gingham place mats. Just perfect!

Really Rainey said...

So soft and romantic!
*Rainey

mishebe said...

Just so pretty and light. Really nice. mishelle

Deb said...

Wow! This is so beautiful and refreshing you really deserve to be the first on the list. Deb

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Who wouldn't want to eat breakfast at such a beautiful table! ummmmm - I think I smell your homemade bread -- please pass the butter!

JudyBug said...

Beautiful! Love the light colors.

JudyBug

Poppy Q said...

A very sweet table dream mom. Makes me want to pop over and share a brunch with you.

Smooches.

Look at all the visitors too!!

Mary said...

Oh, how lovely! The fresh spring colors are so inviting, especially at this time of year when winter is still with us. :)
xoxo,
Mary

susan said...

What an impressive first posting for Tablescape Thursday!! There is nothing more elegant than white--beautiful!

tardevil said...

Very nice!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table!

ann said...

Beautiful.I love the pearls,and the bunnies,and the feminine touches...Ann

Janie's World said...

Beautiful and serene. White dishes are always a great base to show off other elements of the table. I love the little Brambley Hedge plates. So pretty!

LillyB said...

Oh so beautiful!! Very classy table.
Love your blog!
Lilly

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love this. Love the bunnies, the pastel colors, everything looks fresh and beautiful. I love spring and all the flowers. Your table turned out gorgeous.
Blessings,
Debbie

Chandy said...

Welcome to TT! Sorry for the late visit, we had no internet since 12:30 this morning. Beautiful choice for today. I love your dishes!

Have a great Thursday!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

I love your table today. I adore white dishes. I have serveral patterns - all in white! I've had spring fever for over a month now so this table is just perfect! The fresh green accents are wonderful, so refreshing.

Mrs.DD said...

Beautiful is the only word to describe it. So classic and pretty!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Sooooooooooo pertty!!!

m ^..^

Linda said...

I absolutely love your table...and the bunnies are beautiful! Very, very nice! Linda

Cass said...

This is so beautiful and elegant -- and your Spode is spectacular. Should that be Spode-tacular?

(ouch, bad pun)

Love this tablescape, it just sings of spring, and I love how you write about it. I learned something new about porcelain and bone china!

Thanks...Cass

jerseygirl211 said...

Your talent shows thru in this table setting. It was nice of you to drop by my blog. Honest....the hardest thing about making the pie crust, is lifting my mixer in and out of the cabinet.

'D'

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I left a message earlier, but after your comment on my post I wondered if you know that if you click on each photograph you can see the details much better. I will take your advise though, and try and take more close up pictures. Thanks again for visiting my blog.

Lady Katherine said...

I love your china! The platter is lovely, as is the basket with the bread!

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Thanks for stopping by my Tablescape Thursday. Your table is just breath-taking! So crisp and full of the promise of spring. the Spode basket weave dishes are lovely. Love all your rabbits too! So very romantic!

Leigh of said...

Your table is absolutley gorgeous! So spring fresh! I would love to come to that party!

Re: DWTS, I missed the entire Lil Kim segment, glad I did. I disagree with that too. My family watches DWTS and AI together. Family viewing sadly is getting less and less becauseo fthe shows on tv today. Which is why I watch little of it. It is very sad.

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful table, I am sorry I missed it last week..

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gorgeous! I love your Spode china! It's such a beautiful pattern and goes with sooo many different themes/looks. I love the spring colors you used and all the darling bunnies! Thanks for a great Tablescape Thursday post! Susan

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