Pastels and Bunny’s are sweet and pretty and very traditional but this year I set a spring table this year with a mix; some traditional elements and a vibrant twist. The entire theme revolved around one thing.
Choose a Hero
I have fallen in love with tablescapes. The rest of my home could stay the same but a pretty table makes me happy. The only problem is it can be expensive and the decor ideas endless. So, I started with a hero as my foundation and went from there. I have a love affair with Pottery Barn and this year they had sweet, pastel gingham and bunny plates (Peter Rabbit style). But I wanted something more vibrant and a bit more modern. Low and behold I found these gorgeous, vibrant salad plates at Home Goods and knew these were it. I had to have them. They were regularly $22 a plate and I got them for $7.
These plates are as versatile as they are beautiful. This yellow will pair well with many colors to include, red or navy blue (think July 4th) or any summer party and event. Non primary colors will also look great such as the bright pink I used, turquoise, and more. A good buy indeed.
Choose your centerpiece
It can be anything from lanterns, candles, and more. This time of year florals are a great choice and I decided a bright pink and yellow tulip would cozy this table right up. A traditional flower arrangement with modern plates is a slam dunk.
I had these glass lidded apothecary pieces already. I took the top off and used them as a vase. For tulips, clean them well, trim the bottom and leave about 6 inches from the top of the flower to the vase. Let them fall organically.
Now the rest is easy. You can go simple or extravagant, classy, or cozy. I tend to find a balance between them all. The only must haves are napkins and flatware, everything else is just pretty. I don’t have them displayed but I will use plain white linen napkins and silver flatware because I didn’t want the gold to steal the show. That’s my plates job. I borrowed these little white pedestal’s from a friend who bought them in the Target dollar section and the eggs only for decor . Lastly, I used dishes I already had to display Hershey’s candy coated chocolates and I bought these beaded placemats for decor and for the big, hot dishes.
Now that you’ve set a spring table, get your food and make this refreshing drink, Spring Punch Recipe