As the weather warms I like to spend more time outdoors which means I have less time for stuff indoors. Food preparation becomes less complicated and table settings turn simpler. Today I’m sharing an effortless spring tablescape as I join a group of bloggers that are sharing a week of pretty tablescapes. At the end of this post you’ll see the schedule of bloggers that are participating … lots of inspiration for you if you’re planning any get-togethers!
For starters, I used a wedding ring quilt for my table cloth. Truth be told, I don’t particularly care for store-bought table cloths. I prefer to use something unconventional yet practical. I can throw this quilt in the washing machine if food gets on it … and the stains will come out far easier than a regular table cloth.
Miniature wooden clothespins hold them in place.
When I spied these little seersucker bags at Crate and Barrel, I had to grab a few. Seersucker evokes a strong sense of nostalgia for me … when I was a teen I sewed an outfit from blue and white seersucker, recreating something I’d seen in Glamour magazine. It’s hard for me to pass up anything seersucker – it’s the classic fabric of warm weather!
You can’t have a fussy centerpiece when creating an effortless spring tablescape, so I centered my rosemary topiary between two miniature cyclamens. Two burlap ribbons of aqua and white, in different widths, create an easy makeshift runner. The aqua glasses are also from Crate and Barrel.
The little clay pots started out plain but I dressed them up with chalk paint and a dragonfly stamp. I shared the tutorial over at Jennifer Rizzo’s blog if you want to see how easy they were to do.
Which left more time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather that finally made its way here!
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