If you find yourself staying at home a bit more these days, why not treat yourself to a beautiful spring table? Take the time to pamper yourself — and your loved ones — with a table that is as tasty to the eyes as it is the tongue!
Staying in? Use these suggestions to set a beautiful spring table:
St. Patrick's Day Spread
Spring is the perfect time for fresh color, like greens and white, in honor of St Paddy's Day. A simple set of green-and-white patterned dinnerware is a great foundation for many different spring table-scape ideas; consider updating your current set or expanding it to accommodate guests. Use native grasses and leaves, like lemon leaves, for the table and plain, unscented white candles.
Outdoor Retro Ideas
Add a pot of fresh, cut hydrangeas in vintage vessels, like canisters, metal cans, or pottery. These bring a pop of vibrant spring color to your table anytime. Hydrangeas have a vintage feel. Use them outside on your family picnic or dining table for warm-weather meals.
A Bounty of Flowers
Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of available flowers. Create your own distinctive arrangements by using items that you have on hand, like tiny teacup floral arrangements or a few stems inside a repurposed rubber boot. Wind the stem of a single flower around crisp white napkins and leave one on each guest's place setting, a whimsical patterned dinner plate.
An Organic Table-scape
Wicker or rattan have an organic and natural flavor that makes for a beautiful spring table; use baskets and woven placemats under your basic white dinnerware to extend this to your table. Bring the outside in with things like branches, twigs, or pinecones, and drape or wind a string of clear lights around these to create an intriguing centerpiece or focal point.
An Easter Inspired Meal
It is never too early to incorporate elements of Easter into your spring table. Do something simple like use a potted lily for the centerpiece or a basket of dyed Easter eggs. Place a chocolate bunny on each setting for your guests to eat or enjoy later; bring out your most festive dinnerware and serving accessories and use them all season!
Use these tips and treat yourself to a lovely spring table — regardless of what is on the menu! It begins with choosing a dinnerware set, and the rest of the elements and accents will fall into place. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, observe Easter, and look toward spring with these table-setting ideas.