Today I’m joining a group of bloggers to share uplifting tables for springtime. Though we may be sheltering at home, people will still be having Easter, Passover, birthdays and anniversaries while inside. Why not try and make the time we have at meals with each other a little bit special? I have been adding a few votives each night to the dinner table since we all are together once again and cooking. A candle or two and even a little flower in a small cup can elevate the mood. A pretty table is always cheering and who couldn’t use a little uplifting about now?
I did not have any flowers at home, and was obviously not able to get to my usual haunts for blooms, so I thought I’d use what was on hand for my table, in this time of making do. I did though, have many small green plants throughout the house so they were my starting point for my spring table.
My table is black, so that this image from my Pinterest was my inspiration. I loved the green plants and the mix of gold, black and rattan. Mostly it was the colors here that inspired me, but also the mood.
I have beautiful cream linen napkins from Williams-Sonoma that I haven’t yet used and I thought they’d brighten up my black table. I added some creme napkin rings, white plates, woven mats and gold flatware.
The plants needed a little something more so I searched about the house and found a a few books for height, a rustic wooden bowl and some glass beads. (Another option would be filling the bowl with natural moss and colored eggs for a modern Easter basket.)
This table is a California casual look. This is about as fancy as we get. The linens aren’t ironed and I left out a tablecloth so it would feel modern unfussy, but still luxe thanks to the materials. The pops of gold dress it up a bit and the water jug is a bottle green which keeps the color story going. I went simple with the plates and glasses so the focus would be on the plants. I especially love the Chinese Money Plant, with its round leaves I found at Trader Joe’s a month ago.
I think it’s a fun challenge to use what we have at home with this pandemic happening. Go through your home and see what you have in the yard, or lurking in cabinets that can create your own unique spring tablescape!
Sources for my table – Grey woven placemats, Jasper gold flatware. –linen napkins. woven carafe, decorative beads also here, rustic wooden bowl (similar)
Please visit my friends and talented bloggers in our roundup for more uplifting ideas you can use to bring spring inside while we are sheltering at home right now.
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Kim what a creative tablescape! I love the books. You are so darn talented. I used what I have as well which isn’t much at the moment! I had to set my table for four just to make it more interesting! It’s amazing how creative you can be if you have to and you have the time! Looking forward to getting together again soon.
I just love the California casual look you’ve created at this table. It’s so elegant and I just love the muted colors you choose that are so relaxing and calming.
classic casual home says
Kim…so warm and happy with the plants and texture..and CREATIVE. Thanks so much for showing us to just look around the house. Hang in there. Let’s do a virtual lunch soon!!!
Vaughan justice says
Oh how I love black. Very creative. Thank you!
Annie Diamond says
Kim- I love your California Casual table! It’s casual and sophisticated at the same time, which is the essence of California, isn’t it? I love that you just used your small plants from around the house and incorporated some books, beads with your new napkins and your beautiful dishes. I also love that you started with an image for inspiration! beautiful Kim!
So pretty and elegant Kim! Love the idea of using plants and the gold flatware!!
Hope you guys are doing okay – and happy spring to you!
Oh those are pretty photos. I’m so craving anything lovely to stare at these days! Xx
Thank you Jen!
LA CONTESSA says
JOB WELL DONE!I like the addition of BOOKS and PLANTS!
MY ITALIAN mentioned EASTER LAST NIGHT wanting to know the menu?
For me its just him and I but he has other ideas like our youngest SON and his girlfriend and MY sister in law……………….
JESUS!!!!!!ONLY ONE MILLION PEOPLE HAVE THE CORONA NOW AROUND THE WORLD MOST GET BETTER!
I don’t think I can do this!!!
PLEASE WEIGH IN ON WHAT YOU WOULD SAY!!!!!!!!
I HATE TURNING MY SON AWAY………….
Waiting for YOU TO BE MY DEAR ABBY!
No he should not come. You guys are in the danger age. We are not having my dad. It’s the right thing to do.
LA CONTESSA says
THANK YOU DEAR ABBY!