Spring has sprung!

 I'm joining Kathleen's Let Dish party. Click on her name for lots more fun! I'll also join Susan's Thursday Tablescapes, click on her name too.

Inspiration for this tablescape was from these napkins. I found them last week at TJ JMaxx. I didn't like the price on them as I usually can get them there for $5.99 or $6.99.
But since these are from Vera, I suppose they cost more.  Can you see the back, the original price was $40, so I guess I'm lucky they were as cheap as they are!

I had different plans for this tablescape, first using a white tablecloth, but it seemed to transform itself  into something else!

I knew I would use the bright yellow plates (from TJ Maxx last year) but I started with white dinner plates under the yellow plates.

The napkins have a lot of white on them. Isn't the design beautiful? I couldn't fold them in a way that the design shows, so I just used napkin rings with them.

Do you know of a better way?

Each place setting is a little different

As you can see I decided to use a spring green tablecloth and these green dinner plates (from Dollar Tree.)

I also used amber crystal and the yellow handled flatware.

For the centerpiece I used silk flowers, what I had. I asked my husband to get the "Spring Flowers" box from the high shelf in the garage. This is what was in that box. I was wanting daffodils, I guess my yellow daffodil silk flowers are in the Easter box, that what I was hoping for, but daisies and roses it is!
I think the mixture of bright colors works quite nicely. I love the way reds and yellows are used together these days. Remember when that would have been a no-no?

I was surprised the amber crystal goblets and the flatware goes so well with the color scheme.

This tablescape is very cheerful and brightens up the dining room with the vivid colors.

I wish you could see it in person!

I was racing to finish as the sun was coming in the window a little too brightly at this time!

I love silk flowers, I think these look pretty good, works for me!

Here's a place for you!

This is the finished design!

And it all started with this!

This came last! Just makes me smile! I hope you are smiling too!



The Tablescaper said...


YOur table looks so nice and bright and cherry. I love how you said your table transformed along the way. It's so true, sometimes it doesn't go the way we planned, but it gets better!

- The Tablescaper

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your table is gorgeous! Love your Vera napkins. Yes, they new Vera linens are pricey, but so nice. I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of vintage Vera. Visiting from Let's Dish. Pam

Sarah said...

Beautiful spring colors. I'm ready for some more color in our garden. Love Vera designs.

Marlis said...

Katherine.. gorgeous table! Those napkins were so worth it. They are perfect with the dishes and the lovely centerpiece.. blessings, xo marlis

La Tea Dah said...

What a beautiful, cheerful table-setting! I love it!!! Wow! It has punch and I would love to eat a meal at this table!

Ann Krucek said...

Your table looks like a spring delight! Those napkins are gorgeous, They really caught my eye. Very pretty table!

Diane said...

Katherine - love those napkins, but you had me at the polka dots. I seem to be obsessed with them these days! Daisies are probably my favorite flowers (love red geraniums, too), so I think you centerpiece is terrific!

Alycia Nichols said...

Good morning, Katherine! You did a good job of following your inspiration! Were red & yellow together a "no-no"? I think I'm just hard-headed and never pay attention. I just do what I like...which is what you did here with such great results! The bright, sunny yellow in the centerpiece and across the table brings Spring to the fore! I can see you really enjoy flower arranging!

Happy Spring to you and Joe, Katherine! Enjoy!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Katherine, they are perfect for your table! And what a great job you did matching the napkins to the centerpiece. Love it.



Marigene said...

Katherine, what a beautiful, cheery spring table...those cool napkins would have jumped into my cart, too. They will go with so many different colors.
Have a great week...

xinex said...

So bright and cheerful and beautiful. Love the napkins and the flowers!....Christine

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Your table is beautiful. Your centerpiece turned out fabulous as well as the way you displayed the napkins.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, wow! It was worth a little extra to get Vera's creativity. These are stunning and you will love them for years. They are absolutely fabulous and just make me smile. I love how you used them.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, those linens match the centerpiece just perfectly! It almost makes it look like another bouquet on each setting. LOVE that. I am trying to get that same springy feeling for an upcoming luncheon in May.

A Romantic Porch said...

Yes, that is such a cheery spring table setting. So beautiful. I love those napkins too!
xo rachel

Kathleen said...

Those napkins steal the show, so colorful! This is a beautiful table, love the centerpiece!
I have some Vera napkins but mine are very old!

Kathleen said...

Just noticed those polka dot mats, they are darling!