Is it Spring yet?
Not being organized led to this Lilac and Black Tablescape. Once again I was robbing Peter to pay Paul for storage space. Another saying from my mother. While searching in the heater room (don’t judge) for a box with white salad plates I came across this set of dinnerware I haven’t used them in a while and it was almost like finding $10.00 in an old purse.
Winter is still a definite reality despite two days of temps in the 50’s. Still, my sights and creative yearnings are set on spring. The color palette in this dinnerware felt like one of the seasonal transitions I like to use.
So let’s start with a bare table no cloth needed this time. A neutral grey is welcome on my tables any time of the year and this woven charger is the base of the stack. The polyester lilac napkins add a welcomed pop of color. The dinnerware is a purchase from Burlington’s a few years back. I stacked the dinner and salad plates along with the soup bowl. The cup and saucer are off to the side. There are so many temptations in Burlington’s that it’s difficult to come out without buying something. Everything you need to feed your tablescaping fantasies is readily available at reasonable prices. I’m not being paid to say this I just love the store.
Speaking of stores that I love; Target. Rarely do I get past the dollar bin. With cutlery in mind on a recent trip I zipped in quickly and made my way to housewares where I found this black handled flatware. The 12-piece set was under $10.00. Oh the temptation to buy multiple patterns!
Glasses are the most challenging to store when you don’t have lots of space. They can’t be stacked like dishes. I have some in bins but sometimes that equates to out of sight out of mind. At least with boxes of dishes I can see from the outside what’s inside. These lilac/purple-ish on the rocks tumblers are from Big Lots. Don’t get me started on the wonders of that place! Rounding out the stemware I used dollar store black goblets and clear ones from the thrift store.
It is easy to use the same grouping of pieces over and again. However, monotony doesn’t give you the change to flex your creative wings and it can be boring. This isn’t the first time I’ve used the floral bowl with this dinnerware but I was determined to display it differently. The oversized cupcake stand provided height. Wire covered mercury glasses vases with sprigs of spring like berries and blooms assist in filling up the center space while adding texture. The small silver mercury votive holders and beaded sprigs spiffy up the plain glass base of the pedestal.
As I was editing pictures for this post something didn’t seem quite right. Oh my gosh, I had put the table together without the napkins! A re-do was in order, hence the reason why the napkins might be missing from the setting in some pictures. By the way, I didn’t find the white salad plates I was looking for.
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