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!




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

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

  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!

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

  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.

  6. What a beautiful setting.

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


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The teacup is so dainty.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  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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