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March 03, 2021
Bringing Spring to your table is one of the best ways to get over the chill of Winter and bring a new feeling of hope and happiness into your home! Really!
I had fun with this table setting on our screened-in porch. Our family loves making the room cozy with a crackling fire and using a tablecloth to make the iron table more soft and comfortable. This one has a European feel with plaid on the top and colored florals around the edge.
Daffodils bring bright sunshiny color to the table and the fact that they are inside a wicker fishing creel basket makes this table a fisherman's delight! The antique fish plates are perfect to carry out the theme, and hem-stitched napkins complement the table with a rustic touch.
The mix of gold rimmed wine glasses and bamboo flatware with willow placemat all make the textures very interesting and a feast for the eyes! Layers start with the willow placemat, then a faux wooden charger, then a vintage yellow tin splatter ware plate and topped off with the antique fish plate.
The rustic hemstitch napkins are only made more wonderful by the old-looking silver napkin rings with a turquoise stone. Details like this just make the place setting!
This table is set ready for Easter complete with Easter bunny napkins and a beautiful bouquet from Sidelines Custom Floral Shop in Kansas City, MO. The arrangement is held together in a vase covered in bark for the lake touch. And did you see the vase sits on an antique hobnail plate?
I love this bunny peeking out as if to say, "Happy Easter!" Spring calls for this white plate and it sits on a lovely green charger that goes well at Christmas as well. All of it is flanked by a basket like placemat, and nothing is more elegant than antique pearl-handled silver flatware, a rare find at antique shows. Of course, I didn't want to cover up the wooden carving detail on the table with a table cloth!
This table is really the picture of pretty and simple. It's really all you need.
March 07, 2021
Whew did you find the willow chargers and the wooden chargers? Both are so unique!!
March 03, 2021
So beautiful! Love all the details.
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Hi! I'm Merrie. I'm a lover of lake life and all the styles to go with it. Enjoy shopping through my store and being lakeside with me!