Simple Ideas For a Spring Tablescape
I have a confession. I really love decorating for the Christmas holidays and sometimes I let them spill over into “winter decorations”, if you get what I mean. This year our “winter” seemed to go on a little longer than previous years. Full confession….my antique sleigh is still on my porch waiting to be stored away. But, I am sure you NEVER do that! In all seriousness, we’ve had a pretty crazy winter season. We’ve had some crazy snow storms, ice storms, and major power outages. So even though I love Christmas/winter decor, I was so excited to bring out the spring decorations, flowers, greenery, and vintage items to start my spring decorations. Here’s some fun, simple ideas and DIY that you can use for your spring table decor.
Shop End of Season Sales
One of the items on my table I was able to purchase at a significant discount on an end of season sale. Can you guess what it is? I was able to grab the two concrete rabbits for just $7! They were such a bargain and I snatched them up for my spring table decor this year. I added the black and white striped ribbon to keep the look clean and simple and connected with the colors in the room. It’s always good to keep your eye out for the end of season sales and then make sure to remember what you purchased, or at least where you stored it, for when the time comes around to use it.
Use a Mixture of Vintage and New Items
I love blending the old with the new. The metal crates are actually new, but made to look old. I have used them to hold plants, candle, and now vintage milk bottles filled with these bright yellow flowers. On side note, this bright yellow is one of the colors that is “in” for this spring. I just happen to like yellow and I think it really pops with the black and white I have in this room. The little pop of color just brings life! You can read more about the colors of the year, Illuminating and Ultimate Gray, here.
I had so much fun shopping for the vintage milk bottles. You can find some for really great prices and then they can also run a little pricier if you find a truly unique one. Since I had to purchase twelve, I spent between $3-10 for each. I especially love this one with the black labeling! The newer wood look chargers give a clean more “modern” farmhouse look along with the round rattan placemats.
Blend Different Materials and Textures
Last year, I used mostly neutrals with a very tall tiered tray filled with variations of white flowers. I think after the year we’ve had, I just wanted to try something new. The mix of metal, wood in the chargers, rattan in the placemats, glass in the vintage milk bottles, and even the brick chimney in the background in the picture below is something I really love. The vintage farmhouse tin is something I always love to incorporate. You have to read about my recent flea market purchase and it’s many uses!
In the milk bottles, I really wanted to use flowers that would give a fresh cut from the garden look that was relaxed and not too formal. Unfortunately, we are not able to get fresh cut flowers just yet, so I had to settle for silk. On the bright side, I don’t have to water them and they will never die!
We’ll be celebrating Easter this weekend with our family and I love to set the table with special napkins. I always keep my eye out for seasonal napkins like the ones pictures below at stores like Home Goods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx. They just give that extra special touch and they don’t break the bank doing it. These only cost $4.99 for a package of 25!
Spring is about new beginnings and fresh starts. Flowers are beginning to burst their way through the hardened winter ground and remind us that life begins again. We have so many reasons to be thankful this year. I am thankful for my family and that we can be together again to celebrate. I am thankful for a home that we can share with others. More than anything, I am thankful for a Savior that burst through the grave and conquered sin and death so that we could have life! As you gather around your tables this Easter, I pray you experience the joy of His presence and fellowship with your family and friends!
One last thing to put a smile on your face. Our son and daughter-in-love are here visiting and brought their baby with them-their BIG BABY! Meet our grand-dog, Monty. He is a 10 month old, 110 pound Saint Berdoodle! Isn’t he adorable!
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