Welcome to the 447th Tablescape Thursday!
Happy springtime! I spent much of Tuesday and part of Wednesday cleaning the porch and readying it for spring-summer. The porch is officially open for business! 🙂 Yeah, summer!
Everything needed a good washing including the swing-chain-covers. The covers are washed and sitting on the swing waiting to be re-hung. The swing looks so naked without them! Not sure how much longer they are going to last. I’ve had them out here for 8-9 years now and each time I remove them to wash them, a few more of the snaps break.They are just cord covers purchased from Hobby Lobby many years ago. I’m not sure they still carry them, so hope these will last a few more years.
This week’s table is a whimsical setting for spring.
I think this is the first year I’ve used my little silver tree for hanging eggs. I found this little tree in a Ross-Simon store in Atlanta about 20+ years ago.
I originally purchased it for displaying Swarovski snowflake ornaments but over the years it’s been used for other holidays and occasions.
Today it’s decorated with mercury glass eggs. 🙂
You may remember the white bunnies from this previous spring table setting. They were a find from Marshalls back in 2012. (See more of this tablescape here: Spring Easter Table with a Fresh Wisteria Centerpiece)
Have you ever wondered how the Easter Bunny decides where to hide all those eggs?
Well, it turns out he has a special compass that he uses to find all the best spots! “Behind shed” and in the “nook of tree” are favorite spots. (hee, hee)
The Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage dinner plates were from HomeGoods many years ago. Forgot to take a picture of the salad plate I’m using in today’s table.
Here’s a photo of it from a previous spring table. I found these originally in Pottery Barn and I love the simplicity of the design.
Oh, before I forget, they finally have shell chargers back in stock again for summer! If you’ve been wanting shell chargers, you’ll find them available here: Shell Chargers.
If you would like to try your hand at making your own, you’ll find a tutorial sharing how I made mine here: Shell Charger Tutorial.
I’ve also made them incorporating in a bit of sea glass. Love using these in summer/beach-themed tablescapes.
I finally got around to making five more of the bunny ear napkin rings I shared in a little tutorial post a while back.
If you would like to make these for your spring or Easter tables, you’ll find that post here: Bunny Ear Napkin Rings.
Each place setting got its own little compass.
I found these cute bunny compasses while out antiquing several years ago. They came with the cutest little poem and it read:
Have you ever wondered how
At the moment of sunrise,
The Easter Bunny quickly hides
Each Easter egg surprise.
He keeps a clever compass
Tucked inside his vest,
That helps him hide the Easter eggs
In places that are best.
Nestled in a tuft of grass,
Behind the potting shed,
Along beside the garden gate,
Or in the flower bed.
Down behind the willow tree
Where no one goes at all,
Or safely tucked between the stones
Beside the garden wall.
To our delight he does all this
Then hops along his way,
So we can find what he has brought
Each happy Easter Day.
So you know how much I love these darling stamped spoons with lovely quotes and sayings. I purchased several this past fall/winter and every few months I’ve been adding one or two more to my collection. I just love them and can’t get enough!
I keep them in a little sugar bowl atop my counter and use them daily. I have several with cute “fall-winter” quotes but since I love using them in tablescapes, I ordered a few more recently that are more suited for year around.
Just before I left for Morocco, I purchased this one. It represents my love for travel. When I ordered it, I asked if they could make it with a moon and lots of stars. I didn’t know at the time that I’d soon be looking up at billions of stars while camping in the Sahara Desert. This spoon will forever remind me of that special night.
This was the other one I ordered a few weeks ago. Do you recognize the quote? Glinda, the good witch in the movie, The Wizard of Oz, says something very similar to Dorothy just before she returns home at the end of the movie. I love this quote so much…so inspirational!
I ordered this spoon a few months ago after having just read The Secret Garden again. Will always love that book!
This spoon is a new one, a sweet gift from the owners of the shop where I’ve been buying all my spoons. Thanks so much Sarah and Ryan!
I would love to purchase some of their spoons with beachy quotes for my beach-themed tables this summer. I love using them in table settings and they would be so cute in a summer table!
If you would like to order a spoon, you’ll find them available here: Silverplate Spoons with Beautiful Quotes.
You can also custom order them with whatever quote or saying you wish. They have a menu on the left hand side at that link above, and I’ve found that to be the easiest way to find a spoon for a particular season or occasion. I love their holiday spoons! I’ve given them as gifts, too.
Happy Spring, dear Friends!
Looking forward to all the tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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