Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spring Tablescape - Nature's Elements



Right after Easter I was putting away
 my tablescape dishes, etc.
 when I simply stopped myself.....

And decided to keep some things out....

I had the "bones" out already, so the transition was easy
 to making and keeping nice natural neutral, and light spring table.












I changed out my plates and the centerpiece -
 and also added my wonderful lion's head soup bowls.

I also kept the topiaries out- use them all spring.
(They work so well in so many places in our home.)









My centerpiece is actually more Easter-y than the one
 I used for Easter, but still spring-y enough to use here.

I just love this wire crown cage with a little nest on top.
I bought it when I was shopping in Indianapolis when
visiting my tea society BFFs.










The little purple butterfly is from my friend Barb from 
our women's club from a few years ago.









I didn't capture the lion's head very well here
but I love the juxtaposition of the sage and ivory china.


They work so beautifully together and are two
of my very favorite colors working in harmony.








Here's a close up of one of my ivory Spode cups and saucers.









Here is my Easter tablescape to compare if you missed it. 



As always, thank you for your visit!


~Michele


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20 comments:

  1. Your table looks fabulous. You have made neutral look so inviting and beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful table arrangement. The topiary trees are delightful. I am a great fan of Spode the ivory cup and saucer is stunning.

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  3. Your Spode set is just beautiful, Michele! Your table looks great ~ I love all the elements you've used, and especially that crown centerpiece. My hubby has been in Indy the past few days for work {home later} and then we are heading to PA tomorrow for my son's graduation from his Master's program. I am sure he will be glad when he can stop driving this weekend!

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  4. Fabulous spring table with fabulous collection.Love everything about the table..Have a great day.Love sujatha..:):)

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  5. Gosh, what a beautiful table! I wish I had the time to tablescape, yours all always so lovely. I love the Spode cup and saucers.

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  6. What a beautiful setting.

    Love all your treasures and you really put all the right elements for the natural touch.

    Greetings,
    /CC

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  7. So pretty! I LOVE the Spode! So elegant. Aren't we happy it's spring? I almost can't stay inside. My blog time is way down so I haven't visited in awhile. I miss it, but I am getting more "real" time in and exercise and all that fun stuff that I tend to begrudge. I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day dearie!

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  8. O, dear friend.....when MY dining table grows up, I hope it looks just as pretty as yours.
    wow...you have some gorgeous things and you sure know how to use them......
    xoxo

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  9. What a lovely setting. I have those lion head bowls and the soup tureen too.

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  10. Everything looks just perfect Michelle!! I love your dining room...and the tablescape is the icing on the cake!!
    Sharon

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  11. Oh good choice to keep some "Easter" things out for spring and summer. Your table looks elegant and perfectly seasonal.

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  12. Your tablescape is very lovely. Love the dining room - looks so good. Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us.
    Happy Mothers Day.
    Mary

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  13. Love those chargers, Michele, and the pretty centerpiece. Everything works so well together. Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  14. Love this! The soup bowls are gorgeous...so is the centerpiece!

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  15. I love those colors together too...such pretty china and I love the centerpiece!

    The teacup is so dainty.

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Carolyn

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  16. Michele, I did the same thing. I started putting my green and pink dishes away and thought, (these are not just for Easter). I think this is perfect! Love, love that wire birds nest cloche. Super sweet!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Beautiful tablescape and oh how I love your Spode cups & saucers! I love your wire crown cage, too. It all looks so pretty for Spring!

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  18. Oh!!! That's so pretty! I love the neutrals and you always have such a wonderful eye for display!

    Happy day to you rock star!
    karianne

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  19. Such a beautiful tablescape. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Round-Up from the Before and After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/05/the-round-up-from-before-and-after_14.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  20. How beautiful! You pull things together so effortlessly (at least it appears that way), and I really think you'd be great as a magazine photo stylist!

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