A funny thing happened on the way to this watercolor inspired spring table. I was shopping at Burlington’s right after the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop. I was in a spring-like mood and the store did their best to entice me with all their spring wares.
It was love at first sight when I saw these butterfly plates. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them but felt confident that the remaining pieces would fall into place. Fast forward three weeks.
After getting my haircut at Penney’s I wandered (intentionally) into housewares and fell in love with these watercolor napkins. It was like the fairy godmother of tablescapes placed these in my path. The next challenge was a centerpiece. It had to be colorful and it had to be a big focal point.
There’s no shortage of rustic box centerpieces in blog land and I haven’t seen one that I didn’t like. I’m not yet comfortable with building one from scratch and I didn’t want to interrupt the Mr.’s drone project and ask him to make one for me. After several thrift store stops failed to produce one, I turned to by CD box turned centerpiece that I’ve used in my Casual Spring Tablescape Ideas and Casual Green and White Tablescape. Looks like I also need to come up with some different titles!!
The problem was that the box was brown and I wanted it to be white. Guess it’s time for a paint job. The box isn’t wood it’s more like a veneer and it would have taken more coats of paint and patience than I had to get it completely covered. After several coats of paint, I deemed it ready and proceeded to add some brightly colored flowers to complement the colors in the napkins and the salad plates.
Next came the auditions for the place setting. I knew for sure that I would use a white dinner plate with the butterfly salad plate on top. But what about the charger and/or placemat.
First up was a green towel for a placemat with a white charger. Meh, next! Blue placemat with a light wooden charger. The blue was too much of a contrast with the white tablecloth, I didn’t like it. How about the white placemat with the white acrylic charger? No, just no. Blue mat with the white charger. Gag me. Finally, I settled on the white placemat with the light wooden charger. Thankfully, I made it through that process unscathed.
After that everything fell into place or so I thought. Once the cutlery with the basket weave handles and the three goblets were in place my table needed a little bit more. My centerpiece needed some company. I tried candles and they didn’t impress me.
What I wanted was a small white vessel that I could fill with flowers in colors like those in the wooden box. There was nothing in my décor stash that was close to what I wanted. However, I did have white bowls that would serve my purpose.
I proceeded to pull out every color flower in the same palette that I had and fashioned two quick flower bowls. And just like that, it all came together and I was a happy camper. My work here was done!
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