It's time for all the "dishing" of Tablescape Thursday over at "Between Naps on the Porch". Susan invites us to all play along each week and enjoy the view from table to table across blogland. Thanks Susan!
The inspiration for this week's tablescape is daffodils. They're the flower I'm always the happiest to see start blooming. They remind me of little trumpets announcing, "Spring is here! Spring is here!" After the grey of winter, I find their brightness so uplifting and cheerful. Daffodils are also the birthday flower of March. Several people who are very special to me have March birthdays. We start off on March 6th with my niece Kaci's birthday, then my good friend Jane's is March 8th and March 14th is the special day for my daughter Katy and my sister-in-law Marti. Lot's of special people to celebrate this month.
Of course a Daffodil tablescape would have daffodil dishes! I found four salad plates on eBay for $3.99. Perfect!
Welcome to my daffodil table.
I have a place set just for you!
Since my daffodils are just breaking ground, I purchased several bunches from Kroger this week. I love flowers, but I don't often use them for my centerpieces. I don't really know why. I tend to have more ecletic themed centerpieces. But since this tablescape was all about daffodils....I figured I should have a daffodil arrangement.
No "arrangement" needed with these cheerful flowers...I just love them bunched in a tall vase. Now I know that I've broken the rules by obstructing the view of the other side of the table. I just didn't want to cut the stems down. I would have a much lower arrangement if people were actually sitting here. When I don't have guests coming for dinner, I like to leave my table set up all week for my own enjoyment.
I've set the vase on a framed sheet of scrapbooking paper in springy colors. On one side I've placed my Target birdies.
On the other side I've placed a birds nest of eggs.
I purchased these daffodil colored napkins from Tuesday Morning last week. I believe they were $5.99. Tied them up with some spring green polka dot wired ribbons.
I was able to re-use these same green Goodwill goblets from last week's St. Patrick's tablescape.
An overview of our spring tablescape.
Overview of the daffodils.
Let's take a closer look at the place settings.
I was getting too much glare at the dining table -- so I moved this dish over to my countertop for a better picture. I looked up this pattern and they were manufactured from 1974 to 1976.
The markings on back.
These green glass plates were also used in last week's tablescape.
I found my bamboo flatware last spring at Marshall's and the bamboo placemats were found at Ross's, also last spring.
I usually end up my tablescapes with a candlelit view of the dishes. But for some reason, these dishes seem to be "daytime" dishes to me. Perfect for a March birthday brunch or lunch. Even though, as you can see, I took these pictures at night.
Be sure to check out all the other tablescapes and pretty dishes at "Between Naps on the Porch". You'll find much inspiration for setting a beautiful table and a table that suits your style!
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