Thursday, March 1, 2012

Delusions of Spring!

Spring is still far off here in Colorado (we get more snow in March than any other month), but I can pretend! Even though we still have snow on the ground from weeks ago, I wanted to create a tablescape with my favorite spring color--purple!

When I couldn't find what I wanted for this tablescape, I had to get creative. You'll see!














I wasn't planning on using anything under these purple chargers, but I wanted more contrast. I wound up buying these natural placemats at Pier One and painting them white.



I found the container for my centerpiece on clearance at Ross. I already had the silk flowers and knew they would be perfect. I wanted a soft, romantic look. What do you think?








I made the napkin rings from picks I bought at Michael's.






The taupe plates and bowls came from Ross and the floral Laura Ashley bowls (my inspiration) were purchased from Goodwill.









I wanted my stemware to look spring-like, too. I purchased these wine glasses from Dollar Tree and painted the little blossoms on them in white and purple.


























It's full spring ahead as far as I'm concerned! I hope wherever you are, there are signs of spring to celebrate!

I will be joining:

 Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch


Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life


Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters

What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants

Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Spring'tacular Tablescape Party at reFresh reStyle

Be sure to visit my sister's blog at Robin Flies South...

18 comments:

Maria Elena said...

Elaine, just gorgeous! I love anything purple, so you had me on the first picture! Lovely!
I have been thinking of doing my Easter table in purple this year also. Last year I used a soft green and the year before a light pink, so I am trying to change things around a bit this year, but I can assure you, it won't be as stunning as yours!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful inspiration!

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Sweetladyelaine said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything...the colors are so romantic! BEAUTIFUL!!!! That's all I can say...
Blessings My Friend,

Robin said...

I love purple too. First off the wine glasses came out great. You must have one steady hand to make all those dots! I love all the dishes especially the flowered ones. I have painted chargers too because how many brown ones do you really need? Very romantic centerpiece.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is charming. I love the combination of purple and green and the soft white is a perfect accent. I have only recently been a purple convert....now I love it. I think it took seeing it on so many beautifully set tables to become so delighted with it's charm.

Southerncook said...

A beautiful table setting and definitely speaks of Spring. I hope Spring is right around the corner for you soon. BTW, LOVE the flatware and how talented you are with the painting on the wine glasses. Just gorgeous.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Scribbler said...

What a beautiful creatively put together table!

I like that you painted the chargers and found your inspiration pieces at Goodwill, but what really impresses me is that you painted your own goblets.

Applause!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my GOSH!

I think that is one of the most beautiful and perfectly done up spring tasblescape I have ever seen.

You did an amazing job, WOW - I REALLY love it...it is absolutely perfect. and you did if so frugally, that makes it perfect+

WELL DONE!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am your newest follower!

Marigene said...

What a beautiful lavender table. I may attempt painting my placemats/chargers now that I have seen yours, they came out great.

Donna (My Mothers {favorite} Daughter) said...

This table is just perfect! I so love your Laura Ashley find, they are very pretty and inspired you to greatness! And arent you just the cats meow painting on those goblets!! Your table is a beautiful rich color, so pretty in contrast to the setting!!

Dena Stevens said...

So pretty and so much talent on one table!

Cindy said...

Oh I love all the lavenders on your table. The painted glasses are so sweet and perfect with your dishes. Very pretty!
XO Cindy

AshTreeCottage said...

Beautiful colors and your pics are very pretty too!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Entertaining Women said...

Your design is wonderful. I love that you hand painted the goblets...and the placemats. The original touches made this so special. Thanks for inviting us for a visit. Cherry Kay

Aledia said...

Oh my! I just LOVE your tablescape....

It certainly says romantic and spring.
I love your chargers and you did a fabulous job on painting your stemware.

Everything is Plum Perfect!! :)

Have a wonderful night!
Aledia

Calypso In The Country said...

So pretty...and so springy! We are actually expecting some warmer temperatures in NJ over the next few days! Hurray!

kay Ellen said...

I love those chargers! So pretty!

Have a blessed week:)

Kay Ellen