Hey guys! Today I’m excited to join a group of talented bloggers to bring you the Spring Ideas Tour hosted by Paula at Sweet Pea! The tour will run all week with a new category each day – fireplace mantels on Monday, tablescapes on Tuesday, DIYs on Wednesday, porches and decks on Thursday, and recipes on Friday! Be sure to check back here every day this week to see what’s new!
Today is Tuesday, so that means tablescapes! I set up a tablescape for spring and Easter in my dining room.
I planned to take my time and put this all together well before the tour started, but life happened and stuff came up. I had to set up everything, take and edit the pictures, and put together this post the day before it was due to go love. I’ve done posts from start-to-finish in one day before, but it takes up the full day with no time to do anything else. I don’t recommend it and the next day I felt like a truck hit me!
I do my best decorating when I have a lot of time to play with my decor as it gives me the space I need to be creative. I hate it when I paint myself into a corner time-wise and then have to essentially pull it out of my butt in order to get it done on time. But I have no one to blame but myself for not planning better!
The flowers I used for the centerpiece are overgrown argula salad that I planted last year. Since we are all social distancing right now I couldn’t justify a run to town just for flowers. But I like the natural wild look it adds to the tablescape.
I filled wire baskets I got from Decor Steals with Spanish moss and added speckled eggs as part of the centerpiece.
I bought these wood bunnies a couple of years ago. When I first saw them in the store, they had cheap looking plastic flowers glued around their ears and I almost passed them up. I bought them anyway and when I got them home I found that the flowers were easily removed. I’m so glad I didn’t pass these guys up! I decorated them with napkin rings and added a couple of flowers that look much nice than the ones that were on them originally.
If you couldn’t tell already, I have a thing for crocheted lace 🙂 I’ll use it in my decor any time I can sneak it in. I bought the table runner and doilies I used in the centerpiece from Amazon.
I used bird nests made out of dried grass and added Spanish moss and speckled plastic eggs as a plate topper. These would make nice party favors for guests as well. I added the nests just for pretties as Spanish moss isn’t the cleanest thing in the world and it sheds like crazy! If I was actually serving dinner I would remove the nests and switch out the plates for clean ones at dinner time.
I hope you enjoyed my spring tablescape in the dining room! Here are the links to the rest of the bloggers and their contributions to the Spring Ideas Tour:
Monday ~ Mantels
Tuesday ~ Tablescapes
Wednesday ~ DIY
Thursday ~ Recipes
Friday ~ Porches and Decks