Spring table ideas

Well, it’s Friday again, and we’re sooo looking forward to a little weekend getaway with the kids, but I couldn’t leave you hanging on yesterday’s spring table ideas.

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As I said yesterday, it all started with that yellow punch bowl.

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It’s made by American Pottery, and I happened to run across it when my friend, Lisa, was in town.  She pointed out its fabulousness, and I think regrettably told me I should snag it since she couldn’t tow it on the plane back home.

I probably would have tried, but I appreciated her handing over the treasure all the same.

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I mean, does it get much cuter than these cups?!?

In entertaining our family, I’m sort of known for a laid-back approach to the tablescape.  I’ll throw dishes on the table, but the flatware doesn’t always wind up perfectly placed.  This time I plopped them in a glass jar and placed them right in the center of the table.

Since I was working with the bold mustard yellow, I wanted to keep most of the rest of the palette clean and simple to let that bad boy shine–mixing white dishes and simple patterns did just that.

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I have to give mad props to my friend, Layla, who knew I was tablescaping it up & found some fab napkins.  They were (big sad face) all sold out–but I found Jessica from The Burnt Creative on Etsy, and she came to the rescue, making me four almost identical to my inspiration pic.

Don’t you love it when that sort of thing happens??

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I mean, the bowl even came with a resting ladle.  I just can. not. get. enough. of. that. cutie.

For fun & whimsy,  I piled vintage books on top of a compote I turned upside-down…cause I don’t really follow many rules, as you know.

But I do follow this rule…sometimes, a flat table is in danger of being a boring table.  In came the stacked books & cake stands.

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spring table ideas at perfectly imperfect

The two little plants came from Pottery Barn (I picked them up on sale in December).  The other napkins I picked up at World Market a few weeks ago–so pretty!  The linen table runner and mercury glass on the table were given to me by my sweet cousin & Aunt–they carry them in their store, La Bella Vita.

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The hanging mercury glass votives were another Pottery Barn purchase…I couldn’t help but hang them from the chandelier.  There’s nothing like flickering candlelight floating above you in the springtime.

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I made the moss runner by layering 2 kinds of moss from the craft store–I just hot glued it straight to a scrap board we had in our garage, using the same “place then glue” method I did for my semi-handmade spring wreath.

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I couldn’t resist piling some treats on the table, either.

spring table ideas at perfectly imperfect

spring table ideas at perfectly imperfect

And you can’t go wrong with lemons & raspberries in mini-mason jars, right?  Add in some stripe-y straws & I’m going bananas over their makin-me-happy-power.

I’ll post the recipes for our Strawberry Whipped Cookies & Simple Fruit Tarts next week.

Happy Spring, peeps!

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12 Responses to Spring table ideas

  1. Denise- Spring, TX April 6, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Love, love, love.

  2. Heather April 6, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Those little tarts are adorable- looking forward to the recipe. Using moss as a table runner is such a great idea! When I’ve bought moss from craft stores it’s had a really bad smell- do you know if there is any way to get rid of that?

  3. J April 6, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Gorgeous! I love how springy and fresh it looks! It makes me want to set my table right now, lol!
    (and the tarts look amazing!)
    Jo-Anna

  4. tiffany April 6, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    These are such great ideas, and with Easter coming up I was looking for some inspiration!
    I just bumped into your blog, it’s absolutely lovely!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xo
    Tiffany

  5. Cottage Coastal Store, Inc ~ Kim April 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Love it all! Made me smile …just so pretty & fresh.
    Have a wonderful Easter Shaunna!

  6. Susan April 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Beautiful, Shaunna. Those green polka dot napkins are soooo pretty! Happy Easter!

  7. Lauren April 6, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Your table looks great! That bowl really is awesome :) Can’t wait for those recipes…Have a great little getaway with your kids this weekend!

  8. Marian April 7, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Shaunna,
    I never thought I’d meet someone who got as excited about their inannimate “lovelies” as I do. I totally feel you about the yellow punch bowl. I just found the silver plate platter I have been looking for since I was 23 at a local thrift shop, and I can’t stop looking at it and touching it. My husband would wonder about my sanity….but this is something he’s quite used to by this time. I’m so glad you found something that makes your heart pitter pat. That’s just the best feeling. Have a happy Easter!

  9. Jessica Jones April 8, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to use some of these ideas at my Easter Sunday lunch this afternoon!

  10. Katherine @ Grass Stains April 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Shaunna, I don’t know how you do it, but everything you touch turns to “beautiful”! Stunning images. :)

  11. tara April 9, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    I’m gonna keep that etsy shop in mind…needing some new napkins for my new house!

  12. Anna@agoodhome April 12, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    I’m ashamed to admit that when I saw cover photo for this post, I thought those strawberry cookies were a pile of raw beef patties. I was like, “That can’t possibly be what’s going on here, but for the love of Pete, I cannot figure out what those actually are!” Imagine my sheepishness when you mentioned that they’re actually incredibly delicious sounding cookies!

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