Simple and affordable ideas for a Casual Spring Tablescape.
Spring, spring! wherefore art thou spring! It’s not outside that’s for sure. From the chairs to the centerpiece, this table was designed with as many spring feelings as I could muster. Allow me to explain.
A Few Casual Spring Tablescape Ideas
Let’s start with the tablecloth. The base cover is a white cloth that is long enough to give a nice drop. On top is a black and white plaid cloth which adds a picnic/outdoorsy feel. Great for casual entertaining. Also, with base colors of black and white your options for pops of spring-like color run the gamut from rose quartz to green flash.
A CD storage box that sat forlornly on a thrift store shelf made a perfect vessel for this centerpiece. Initially I tried to just arrange the flowers in the box. That didn’t work, they needed a foundation or something else to rein them in. To remedy that I covered four coffee cans with white scrapbook paper and put them inside the box to hold the flowers.
It worked like a charm! From there it was simply a matter of grouping the flowers together and placing them in the cans. I did use a few leaves and sprigs of berries to fill in the empty spaces. I won’t put my local florist out of business but this worked for me. The wooden box of flowers added to the warm weather vibe and helped to bring the outside in.
On each side of the centerpiece I used a white pillar candle, no holder required. They sit on a circle of scrapbook paper that matches the tablecloth. Never overlook the endless possibilities of scrapbook paper to add small details to your tables.
Settings and Chairs
When thinking of a casual spring meal, thoughts lean towards lighter fare and a paired down menu. For that reason, there isn’t a dinner plate. A salad plate, and a bowl for soup are enough. The dishes sit atop a glass charger that reflects the tablecloth underneath.
Inside the bowl are a fork, knife and spoon. No need to bring out any extra pieces. The napkins are tea towels with a brushed sliver napkin ring just because I still like a little bling.
Maybe it’s just me but I think a goblet for wine and one for water are always appropriate.
You may have noticed that these aren’t the chairs that are usually around this table. I brought a chair in from the kitchen to stand on (bad idea I know) and liked the way it looked with this Tablescape. Hmm, why not switch them out for a while. So I did. The pewter wrought iron backing is super casual and that’s the look I was after. It’s totally OK to bring in items from a different room to bring about your vision for your tables. Whether it’s chairs, cushions, or even throws, make it work to bring about the ambiance you’re after.
I’m also sharing my ideas at these link parties this week.