Is it spring yet?
The fact that my yard is finally rid of all of its little snowpiles makes me desperately hope that spring is on its way. Just last week I took this photo of the last remaining snow in my yard.
I was so bummed out by the weather that I never got around to setting the table last week when I took this photo of my centerpiece. Those beautiful tulips have gone to meet their maker.Thank goodness, between the final melting of the snow and my camera class yesterday, I was newly energized to create a spring tablescape!
The Pier 1 wooden chargers and the Pfaltzgraff Filigree make such lovely music together. Adding the Depression glass plate in the pink cherry blossom pattern repeats the floral motif.
The wire basket was the inspiration for the tablescape; I found it lounging on the shelf at Goodwill and snapped it up at $1.00. Since my multi-colored tulips were dead and buried, I found pink silk hydrangeas and magnolias in my floral stash. The magnolias reminded me of our recent trip south to Atlanta and Chattanooga. I bought the green hurricanes at Tuesday Morning off the sale table, but added new green votive holders and candles from Yankee Candle.
Wire cafe chair napkin rings from Pier 1 made that garden theme sing a little longer, too. Just to make sure all this pink Depression glass wasn’t too too precious, the green checked napkins (I made these) and the green flatware from $5 Below give the setting a little kick. White silk tulips add another floral layer.
In anticipation of next week’s bird theme, I chose a floral teapot and white Pfaltzgraff Filigree mugs. These are our go-to servers for both coffee and tea. I don’t have much interest in sweet little tea cups and saucers, and both Filigree and Depression glass teacups are stored somewhere in our crawlspace. The little creamware dish of chocolates makes me smile.
You can’t serve tea without cream and sugar; the Depression glass set blends in nicely with the rest of the tablescape. The sugar scoop is a collectors’ spoon from the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory in San Francisco.
I’m hopeful that with the cleansing rains this week, all the grunginess from months of snow will wash away and we will experience Spring for real.
I’m linking up today with the creative bloggers at History and Home Link Party at We Call It Junkin’, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to stop by and say, “Hello!”