Welcome to the 387th Tablescape Thursday!
It’s that time of year when I feel I’m in season limbo. It’s still very much winter outside but my heart and mind are already deep into spring. I can’t change the weather outside, but we can go spring inside. 🙂
Can never remember the name of the plant I’m using in the center of the table, but it’s a common plant that’s great for offices and places where lighting may not always be ideal. I have several of them from where I’ve rooted pieces that have grown really long. They are super easy to root, just pinch off a piece and stick it in a glass of water. In a couple of weeks, it will have lots of nice long roots, all ready to be planted.
This one is starting to look a bit gangly since it’s been trapped inside all winter and I’ve been a little late in watering it a few times. It’s very forgiving, and will fill out nicely once I can return it to the porch in a couple of months.
I had this idea of taking the long tendrils/offshoots, the ones I’d normally pinch off and root, and draping them in between each of the place settings. I had three tendrils/runners that were more than long enough for that, and one that was just about long enough. lol Anyway, I think you probably get the idea. This would be really pretty with a more mature plant that had a lot of long runners, a little like eating in a greenhouse or jungle. 🙂
One of my favorite color combinations is blue and green. It feels so vibrant and so spring-like!
Green and white polkadot/striped flatware was a find on eBay back in 2014. The set didn’t come with a salad fork so I borrowed a salad fork from another one of my other green flatware sets. It’s fun to mix/match flatware in table settings; it adds a new element of interest to the setting.
I’ve had these napkins for a few years, but I think this is the very first time I’ve ever used them in a setting. Have no idea where I found them, now. I should have taken a photo of the napkin open, it has the prettiest scene that makes you think of Blue Willow dishware, so I chose Blue Willow for this blue/green setting.
The beaded butterfly napkin ring is from Pier 1 several years ago.
They may still have these since they carried them for a very long time. Or, maybe they have a new style in now for this spring.
The small plates are a sweet gift several years ago from my friend, Sue, at the blog Rue Mouffetard. They are by Noritake and the pattern is Roseara. I think they are actually bread plates but we’ll pretend they are appetizer plates in today’s setting since I needed a bit of green for this “blue and green” tablescape. 😉
Did anyone else collect this Churchill Blue Willow dishware when Publix offered it in their stores many years ago? The way it worked was, each time you purchased a certain amount of groceries, you could purchase a dinner plate with a cup and saucer for $2.50. The salad plates and serving pieces had to be purchased separately but they were also super inexpensive.
I wish they would offer this again with another classic pattern, maybe a toile pattern in red or green. I remember making a lot of grocery runs and stocking up because I was worried they would end the promotion before I could collect 12 place settings.
I believe the green stemware came from HomeGoods. I’ve used it in a table setting once before for Tablescape Thursday, I think for a Christmas tablescape.
Happy Tablescape Thursday, dear friends!
Pssst: If you’re looking for additional Spring/Summer tablescape ideas, you’ll find many more here: Spring/Summer Tablescapes
Chargers: Horchow, 2008
China: Churchill Blue Willow, Publix many years ago,
Appetizer Plates: Noritake Roseara, a gift
Green & White Flatware: eBay, 2014
Green Etched Stemware: HomeGoods
Lace Napkins: Don’t remember, probably HomeGoods
Blue and White Napkins: I think Tuesday Morning but may have come from HomeGoods
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