Spring Tablescape

We were teased in Nova Scotia, last week.  It got up as high as 30C one day.  However, this week, it is back to reality.  Even  though the calendar tells us it is spring, we need mother nature to agree.  This table is in celebration of what we know is just around the corner.  

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As I was setting this table, I was undecided as to some type of decoration for the center of the smallest plate.  I was thinking about a possible bird nest, plant pot, etc.  On a quick trip to the thrift store with mom, I happened upon these sweet little espresso cups.  Perfect!  A quick little nest in each one and the table was complete.  

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These charger plates are new this spring from my favorite Home Hardware store.  Are you tired of seeing the white plates yet?  I don’t know what I would do without them.  

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Don’t bird nests just say spring!

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Pussy willow are out!  Have you picked any this year?  I got these ones last week.  The white lanterns are also from Home Hardware.


TIP:  Pussy willow branches will last for years.  I filled a mason jar with bird seed and then poked a hand full of pussy willow branches down in the seeds.  Tie a ribbon, or raffia around the jar and you have a lovely spring decoration!!

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I made dozens of these eggs last year from the Dollar store colored plastic eggs.  I love them.  If you would like to make some, read these DIRECTIONS.

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Out come my little chickens again.  You saw them last year on my FIRST EVER tablescape.  It was my Easter table.  

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Nicole and I waited several days for the buds to finally open on my Amaryllis.  I told her once they opened she could shoot the table.  Well…with her camera.  😉  They sure were worth waiting for!

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Wishing you a spring time full of fresh starts, and new life!


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!   2Cor 5:17  NIV




Photography courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.  

Joining:
March 29, 2012 - 12:14 am

Judy Bigg - Your Amaryllis was well worth waiting for. Your table is beautiful, and the wire cloche is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

March 29, 2012 - 12:53 am

Holly - Absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorites of your tablescapes.

March 29, 2012 - 1:28 am

Pamela Gordon - Wow! What a sweet table! Love the little mini cups with the eggs in them. Is the HH you mentioned one that has home furnishings? I don’t think the one I go to has those chargers but they are really pretty! 2 Cor. 5:17 is my ‘life’ verse I chose when I was baptized by emersion in 1973! Hope eternal.
Beautiful post Tanya and beautiful photography Nicole! Blessings, Pam

March 29, 2012 - 3:16 am

Meredith - Wow~~~ just beautiful! The green chargers are just striking!! Love all the natural elements too. Oh just beautiful!

March 30, 2012 - 1:55 am

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage - Oh my goodness what a gorgeous spring tablescape!! Love the little nest and egg in the cups and the rooster napkin rings are 2.die.4! Everything looks beautiful!

March 30, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Janet - Everything looks so beautiful..just like in a magazine! I’m your newest follower!
Blessings,
Janet

March 30, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Sherry@Back2Vintage - Your tablescape is gorgeous and the little cups with nests are the perfect touch. I was given an amaryllis this year…stunning blooms like yours!!! I hope I can get it to bloom again!!!

March 31, 2012 - 4:06 am

Karen - That is a beautiful tablescape. Gorgeous amaryllis and pussy willows, two of my favorite things.

March 31, 2012 - 9:58 am

Mary - LOVE! The layers & patterns of plates… color combinations…wire bird perched cloche…pussy willow!!

March 31, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Entertaining Women - Your table is beautiful. The espresso cups used as egg cups is a fantastic idea. I love that the slight texture in the tablecloth mimics the texture of the pussy willows…excellent choice! You are ready to celebrate the most important day of our year. Thanked for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

March 31, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Shasta @ intheoldroad - Your tablescape is lovely…I just adore those espresso cups!

March 31, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Sweet .n. Simple - Just out visiting my lovely followers today ♥ Love your table and the cups with the little nests are adorable! Happy Spring

March 31, 2012 - 11:38 pm

Simone - I love the combination of the black and white and yellow, such an original choice will have to try it out looks so effective!

April 1, 2012 - 3:09 am

Debbiedoo's - My goodness that is a gorgeous table scape and even more spectacular pictures. Thanks so much for joining the reunion party.

April 1, 2012 - 4:21 am

Town and Country Gals - Your tablescape is just beautiful! I love everything on your table! The little cups with the nests, the wire cloche with the bird, it was all lovely!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rebecca

April 1, 2012 - 10:26 am

Jutta - This is so beautiful! I especially like the eggs in the espresso cups, gorgeous!
thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment on my easter garland. got me to visit you.
i am your newest follower and would be honored if you would like to follow back, but no hard feelings if not :-)
have a lovely weekend
Jutta

April 1, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Ann - Your expresso cups was a fantastic find and addition to your Easter Table. The green chargers are so lovely against the white and the green leaves on the plant. I love the wire cloche. Lovely table.
Ann

April 1, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Alycia Nichols - W-O-W!!!!! When I first looked at the 1st photo, I though the colors were navy and white with a pop of chartreuse. I thought that was super cool. Then I discovered that it was actually black and white, and was just as thrilled!! This is so well done, Tanya! SO well done! I love the little egg in its espresso cup “nest.” Very creative!!! As for the white plates…I never tire of them! White is such an essential part of so many color schemes, and it is a wonder tool for toning down color. The photography on this post is really great, too! You did an exceptional job with this table, and I am glad to see your beautiful amaryllis in full bloom. Have a wonderful week!!!

April 1, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Alycia Nichols - W-O-W!!!!! When I first looked at the 1st photo, I though the colors were navy and white with a pop of chartreuse. I thought that was super cool. Then I discovered that it was actually black and white, and was just as thrilled!! This is so well done, Tanya! SO well done! I love the little egg in its espresso cup “nest.” Very creative!!! As for the white plates…I never tire of them! White is such an essential part of so many color schemes, and it is a wonder tool for toning down color. The photography on this post is really great, too! You did an exceptional job with this table, and I am glad to see your beautiful amaryllis in full bloom. Have a wonderful week!!!

April 2, 2012 - 2:21 am

At The Picket Fence - Lisa this is just beyond gorgeous! Your photos look like they belong in a magazine and every detail is exquisite. :-) Thank you SO much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

April 2, 2012 - 10:29 am

Jen..The Butterfly Effect - Wow! I love those willows and eggs and lanterns! So gorgeous! :)

Your newest Linky follower :)!!

April 2, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Sylvia - This is a very beautiful tablescape ; elegant colors and textures. It’s just the right dose for a minimalist aesthetic. The espresso cup ” nests” add a very original and earthy touch to the decor. Excellent job !
Happy Spring !

April 2, 2012 - 2:22 pm

All The Pretty Dishes - Your tablescape is awesome – I love it! Very striking.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Randee

April 3, 2012 - 10:55 am

Mimi - What a lovely tablescape! I love black and white,. Your home/hardware store plates are exquisite. Thank you for sharing this beautiful vignette.

April 4, 2012 - 2:42 am

Six Sisters - Everything looks just beautiful! We loved having you join us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

April 4, 2012 - 10:20 pm

Sue - Wow! This table is just scrumptious, as is the photography!! And the little espresso cup is perfect as the final layer in the place setting. I use my two sets of white dishes for everything, just like you. I passed up the pussy willows in Meijer last week- hope they still have them, because I’m going back to the store tomorrow. :-) Sue

April 5, 2012 - 12:18 am

Alderberry Hill - Oh my gosh, your table setting is absolutely amazing! I love the pops of green!

April 5, 2012 - 12:30 am

Maria - What a beautifully set table!!!! And I love the eggs in the espresso cups! What a cute touch!

April 5, 2012 - 1:35 am

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style - Gorgeous table and I will be glad to send our unusually early summer weather here to you.

April 5, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Sherry - So beautiful! Thank you for linking up to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

April 6, 2012 - 2:43 am

Shannon - Oooooh! Your tablescape is SO pretty!!! I love the colours and the textures, the typography!!
Shannon
(www.akadesign.ca)

April 6, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Little Bit - So pretty! I’m now following you on LF…hope you’ll come visit me too! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

April 9, 2012 - 10:26 pm

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Such a beautiful dining room and I love your tablescape. Stunning. That wire cloche with the bird on top in silver is exquisite. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

April 10, 2012 - 1:26 am

Designs By Pinky - I LOVE the black, white and green combo; one of my favorites! You did an awesome job on this table. VERY creative use of the tiny cups! XO, Pinky

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