March 20, 2017

Spring Tablescape Blog Hop

Yes...Spring is finally here!
And I for one am very happy about it.
To celebrate the arrival of spring I have a tablescape for you. 


Welcome... 
to the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop organized by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate blog. Each season she has been organizing a group of us to create new table settings. It is always such fun!


On to my Spring tablescape....

My tablescape began with inspiration from a floral arrangement.

I picked up the arrangement from HL one day when I was in need of some spring...on a cold, dreary, winter day. 


True to form...once I got the arrangement home I tweaked it some by adding a few additional sprigs. :-)


Look at this great vase/pot. I wanted to buy another one just like this but could not find any anywhere in the store. 

The vase sparked my ideas for using some majolica salad plates...along with a white on white color scheme. 



I began with a white table cloth, then added white plates, napkins, and candles. 


Feeling the need for more color, I added a faux garland down the middle of the table...then I added a few silk tulips. 

Imagine how wonderful this would be with fresh boxwood and fresh tulips. Oh la la.  


I happened to remember that I had a majolica salad bowl, so out it came, which caused me to pull the Mariposa salad spoons out of a drawer. (I collect both Beatriz Ball and Mariposa pieces.) You know how it works...one thing leads to another. 


This sweet little green glass bowl (below) was from hubby's grandmother. I am not sure if it is a candy bowl or a sugar bowl. But it is pretty, and green. That makes it a perfect accent piece for my spring tablescape.


If anyone knows anything about this type of green glassware please leave a comment. It would date from perhaps the very early 1900s.


Two green coasters also made it down to us. They are the same type of glass as the green dish. 


I am guessing you have heard that Pantone's 2017 color of the year is "greenery." This little green dish seems close to that shade to me. 


I have several shades of green going on here. 

I once learned in a design class that any green goes with any green...at least according to the instructor. The reason that was given was because in nature all greens go together, as in a flower garden.



The white dinner dishes are Nicole Miller porcelain. (Dishwasher safe) Can you see the scalloped edges?


A Mariposa butter dish ads a bit of silver tone to the table, as do the Mariposa salad spoons, and candlesticks.



As you can see, I have not used fine china or crystal to make this table. My tables are more casual. Once in a while I will pull out the crystal and china... :-) 


I used simple faux greenery and tulips...but you could use fresh.


My table looks fancy when you step back, but really, it is made with simple items. 

A white tablecloth will dress up any table...so if you do not have one, you need to add one to your shopping list. 


It is so nice to be able to think about spring. I love to begin thinking about planting flowers, sprucing up the porches, and digging out my crop pants and summer tops. 
I know that I am getting ahead of my self a bit...but I am ready for some sunshine and warmer temps. 
Friday

Simple Nature Decor | Rosemary & Thyme | Supper Table Talk 
From My Carolina Home | The Painted Apron 











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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

61 comments:

  1. Hi Sheila from Oklahoma! I love your table setting. Green is one of my favorite colors and I do agree with you that all greens match each other, somehow or somewhere, they just do. The green glass you were inquiring about is Depression Glass made because it was cheap to make them around the Great Depression time. But, they are expensive now since they are antique. It was made in several colors and I have a few pieces. Thanks for reminding me about those. I read all of your posts and love every one of them. You have a beautiful home and wonderful ideas! Keep them coming! A Sincere Friend, Regina

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    1. Thank you for being a loyal blog friend! I need to google Depression Glass and see what I can find. Sheila

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  2. Sheila, not sure if the candy dish is Vaseline glass. It's the one type I don't have. My favorite this time is the Mariposa butter dish and spreader. How unique.
    Myrna

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    1. I would love to see your collection! Mariposa has some really pretty pieces. Thanks. Sheila

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  3. I was particularly interested in your covered candy dish because I used to have one just like it. The pattern is "Block Optic" and the maker was Hazel-Atlas, which formed in West Virginia in 1902. They also had two factories in Ohio. Your piece was probably made in the 1930s. Hazel-Atlas was bought out by Continental Can Co. in 1956, and was later bought out by Brockway Glass Co. in 1964. I hope this is helpful.

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    1. Thank you for the information as I had no background on this piece. I need to go online and read more. I really appreciate.Sheila

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    2. Correction:. The correct name is Panel Optic. I wrote that pretty late last night. The rest is OK. This is a depression glass pattern. You will see that the shape is the same as the Ribbon pattern, but the panels are not as well defined. Happy researching!

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  4. Good morning, Shelia. Love your green table. I do agree nature is perfect and there are many shades of green and your table proves they all go together.Your green candy dish from your husband's grandmother is green depression glass. You can collect anything from compotes, plates, cups and saucers and more in all shades of depression glass. I have several patterns of green compotes. My personal thought is anything vintage adds to a table and gives it personality with a story.

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    1. Bonnie..thank you for the complements. I need to go looking for more depression glass, as I love greens. Sheila

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  5. So pretty from your majolica plates to your spring floral centerpiece and boxwood runner! Your hubby's grandmothers pretty glass candy dish looks like depression glass. I saw on like it on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/262243579/green-depression-glass-pedestal-candy

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    1. Mary, thank you! I am headed to the link you shared shortly. :-) Sheila

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  6. Sheila, what a beautiful spring table. I love all your shades of green mixed with with the Nicole Miller plates and the Mariposa adds the sparkle! I would love to sit at your table and enjoy conversation and good food...it is all just lovely!

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    1. And I would love to have you at my table! We are on opposite sides of the mountains... Sheila

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  7. Sheila, you certainly have set a beautiful table. Your green plates are gorgeous. And the green glass dishes are really special. Happy to be sharing the spring tablescape blog hop with you.

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    1. Carol, thanks so much! We do have a great group of bloggers in our tablescape group. Sheila

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  8. Hi Shelia, I used to deal in depression glass and I believe your green piece is a candy dish made by Hazel Atlas Glass company in the early 1930s, pattern called Ribbon. The company didn't make a complete set of these dishes, and the candy dish is the most common piece found. Very pretty table!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I want to look for more pieces. Love that green. Sheila

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  9. Enjoying your green tablescape. That centerpiece is magnificent.

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    1. Thank you. The floral arrangement was a splurge...ha ha. Sheila

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  10. Beautiful Sheila! I can see why you were drawn to that vase, what a great piece and your centerpiece inside is gorgeous! I love the green and white for spring and the runner with casual tulips...lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Jenna. It was fun to put together. Sheila

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  11. Sheila, your Spring table is beautiful! I love the green and white color palette, and your centerpiece is gorgeous! It makes the perfect finishing touch to your pretty table.

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  12. Happy Spring! Your Spring Tablescape is just lovely! The beautiful greens and spring colors are so warm & inviting! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Sheila, your spring table is lovely. You know I adore the majolica dishware. The flowers are so beautiful. Beautifully done with a spring flair.

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  14. So pretty! my tablescape was green too! So happy to have done this blog hop with you!

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    1. Your tablescape is so pretty with your green. Nice to meet you too. Sheila

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  15. Sheila, what a great centerpiece on your spring tablescape. I can certainly see why it was your springboard for this setting, and it looks real. I love Mariposa too. Your pieces are great additions to the table. Ready for Spring - yes, please!

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    1. ditto...Yes, Spring Please. :-) You used some great green for your tablescape too. Love these bloghops with Chloe.

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  16. Such a pretty table and so many great tips today! You are so right about a white tablecloth, that simple touch makes all of the difference in a table setting, doesn't it? I love your majolica salad bowl and the plates, the textures are lovely. I am wondering if the green dish is depression glass? Just a guess on my part. The artichoke vase with the arrangement is lovely, I always love using different textures and you have really done that wonderfully. Thank you again for being part of the tablescape blog hop!

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    1. Thank you so much Chloe. And a big thanks for pulling together our spring blog hop!

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  17. That vase is fantastic - it almost looks like a big ceramic cabbage! In a fabulous way :D

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    1. Yes...a big cabbage, or something. We all agree that we like it...whatever it is. ha. Sheila

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  18. Amazing! It looks like an italian garden

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    1. What a wonderful compliment. Thank you. sheila

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  19. You've coordinated your tableware perfectly with that colourful flower arrangement and it all ties together for one terrific spring tablescape! The green plates are wonderful as are the flatware and stemware. You have a lovely dining room/area - so inviting! Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you so much Lori. You are the queen of tablescapes...so I appreciate your kind words. :-) Sheila

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  20. Hello Sheila,

    What a beautiful and fresh table. I can see why that gorgeous arrangement inspired your table. It has all the beautiful colors of nature and the vase is magnificent.

    The Majolica salad plates are lovely and the pop of fuchsia makes the green stand out even more. The white tablecloth was a perfect choice.

    I enjoyed your table very much. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing tables on this blog hop.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Janet. Thank you for visiting too. Sheila

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  21. I don't use my fine china very often either. It belonged to my mother and to me it is priceless. You've chosen the perfect centerpiece to complement the rest of your table. Very pretty!

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    1. And I am guessing that your mother's older dishes might be hard to replace if there were a chip or such. Oh the horrors. I am just like you. I protect the good stuff. :-) Sheila

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  22. Hi Sheila, what a beautiful spring table. I love all your green mixed plates. They go perfect with white ..it is all just lovely!

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  23. Your table is breathtaking! Those flowers make my heart go a flutter. Have a great week, Sheila.

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  24. Gorgeous spring table! Love all the greens and the textures. You have a way of layering pieces to create a beautiful mosaic. I have some green Depression glass and a beautiful bowl with matching candlesticks in pink. xoxo

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    1. I would love to have more of the depression glass...so I may need to look around out there on the www. sheila

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  25. Everything looks so beautiful! I love Hobby Lobby. 🙂 I am glad to learn the tip about mixing shades of green. Gorgeous!

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  26. Beautiful table! The green and white combination with your fresh flowers is breathtaking! I especially love your candy dish! It's precious!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I love to play with tabletops. sheila

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  27. Sheila, your table setting is lovely. I love using all and anything from the yard! Greenery just makes for a wonderful setting anywhere! Thanks for showing us your wonderful collections.
    Kim

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    1. I think greens from outside would be best for a grand table. I am waiting for things to bloom and turn green here. Thank you for visiting. Sheila

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  28. Such a beautiful table setting...the Spring green, flowers and butter plate just add to making it a classic.

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy. I always appreciate. Sheila

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  29. You set the loveliest tables and I look forward to seeing what you have to share each week. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon.

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  30. Your table is very pretty. I love all the gree you used.


    Barbara
    fairmeadowplace.blogspot.com

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  31. Green and white with the splash of pink in the centerpiece really makes a beautiful Spring table! Simple and elegant.

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  32. I love this. Green has been my go -to color for almost a year. I love the plates. The garland is a great idea. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for linking to Monday Social.

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Sheila

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