This blue and white china spring tablescape is sure to wow your guests on Easter and beyond! It utilizes antique blue and white antique ironstone as well as modern napkins and a fresh floral centerpiece.
Blue and White China Spring Tablescape:
Today's post is part of a Beautiful Spring Tables Tour put together by Tammy of Pink Peppermint Design. I'm so thrilled to be joining them today. A big Texas Howdy to all of you! Some of you may have found me from Addicted 2 DIY and if we've never met before, you can find out more about me HERE.
So not totally out of the ordinary for me, but I seem to be running constantly behind this year. Before I even knew it, Easter was upon us. I'm publishing this on Good Friday. Which means that if I were to decorate my table for Easter with all the cute little bunnies and eggs, I'd have to pack it up a week later. Or leave it until Memorial Day. It would be one or the other (most likely summer time). I decided to make sure my spring tablescape would get me a little further than just the Easter holiday.
I was stumped at first on what to do, but then I was inspired by the bluebonnets growing on the side of all the Texas roads right now. I love the blue pops of color against the green and the pops of color. I remembered my blue and white china tea cups that I have at the top of a cabinet and decided I should work around those.
I also decided that I probably shouldn't spend that much money either. I certainly didn't need to add much to my collections, so I utilized a lot of what I already had. I did splurge on a few things though.
The white center plates are the plates we got when we first got married- 18 years ago. I love that white is so classic and goes with anything. The galvanized chargers and napkin holders are brand new, but versatile enough for any holiday. I love how they match the chairs and the metal turn buckle styling at the bottom of my table.
Here's a full picture of the room, you can see a bit of that metal accent piece there. Oh and the chairs - did you notice there are only 2? I decided a few months ago to invest in some new ones that matched this table better, but I didn't run out and buy them. So when I went to do that this week, my store only had 2 left and the other 2 are still in the process of shipping to me. Please tell me I'm not the only one who rolls this way!
This angle gives you a little better view of my dining room. On one wall I have my handy wine rack that holds cutting boards and platters. I also have a corner wrought iron stand that holds my white mixing bowls along with a thrifted vase.
My cake stands are stacked on the buffet. I love a good cake stand. Especially if it's white. I just can't pass them up!
I used a wreath like candle holder that I've had for several years for the centerpiece. I love how it sort of looks like a nest. My DIY galvenized Oui jars rest in the candle holder spots. The bigger galvenized bucket vase I scored at Round Top last fall.
The Hydrangeas and the Euro Poms are real, the other blue flowers and the runiculous are artificial. I have no issue with mixing the two! I only wish the little snips of pops were opened a bit more in the Oui jars. I actually used the Oui jars with fall flowers in a totally different way HERE.
The napkins are new too. I grabbed them at target while they were on sale. I just love the green tatted edge. It gives it that vintage retro look with still being modern.
Since we all need some pretty food to grace the table, I placed some blueberry muffins atop another white cake plate. I love the tiny pops of blue from the blueberries. The yellow in the lemon loaf reminds me of the center of flowers.
You can spy a smaller galvanized cake stand on the small chalk painted drop leaf table just by our back door. Turns out I'm not just a sucker for white cake stands alone.
All the blues are in different shades, but they all seem to go together. I do have some solid blue dishes as well, but they clashed for sure. Blues can be tricky!
Should we dig a bit deeper into the details? I'm placing the photos into a handy collage.
I'm glad I ventured a bit out of my comfort zone and went with the blue for pops of color. I do love that I can utilize my white dishes with just about anything. That has made things much easier on my budget. What do you think? Was it successful? What do you think about my new dining chairs? Do you think I pulled of the color for spring decor?
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I'm not the only one with Spring tablescape ideas on the brain! These lovely ladies were kind enough to allow me to be in their Spring Table Decor Blog Hop! Be sure to see all the beautiful tables they have each presented! The next stop on your tour is Saw Nail and Paint. You can see the whole list right below, so make sure to visit all the pretty tables!
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Have a wonderful Easter holiday my fabulous friends! Thanks so much for stopping by today!