3/17/2010

A Spring Green Tablescape

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Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by today!
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It has been a busy week at my place...besides the normal daily schedule,
 I have been trying to get a some spring cleaning done so that I could do a
 little spring decorating!
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I started the spring fluffing in my dining room. As many of you know,
 I have a red French Country style dining room. I love my red walls, however
 it is sometimes a challenge to "lighten" things up for the spring and summer season.
 This year I decided to use as much white as possible and add a little "Spring Green"
 into the mix...you know, that pretty yellow-green color! It's so light and fresh...
just what I want!
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I wanted to do a spring tablescape to go with the new spring decor...my very
 first spring tablescape of the season!
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A Spring Green Tablescape...
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 I have incorporated the same white and green color scheme from the dining
 room decor into my tablescape. Ahhh...a light and fresh table!
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No table coverings today...going for that light and fresh ambiance...all I
 am using is a white lacy table runner...that's it! Fresh and simple!
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As you can see, I am using several white pieces along with a few
 items of that spring green color.
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The Place Setting...
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White and spring green dishes! I am using a dinner plate, fruit
 bowl, bread and butter plate, and a cup and saucer from my set of green
 transferware ironstone. This pretty pattern is called Kensington Staffordshire
 Balmoral 1801. I just love this set of dishes...I found a 32 piece set on Ebay
 for just $10 (plus shipping)! Quite a bargain!!! I am also using a salad
 plate from my set of white ironstone dishes along with a lacy
 metal charger plate.
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The white cotton dinner napkin is trimmed with the prettiest crocheted
 lace. Just perfect for the light and fresh look that I was going for!
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I love, love, LOVE this floral pattern! Ohhh...and
 those beautiful scalloped edges!
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I large glass goblet for water or iced tea.
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I love how the green apples look through the glass!


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I recently found this pretty white pedestal plate at TJ Maxx for just
 $5.99. I love the reticulated edge...I wove two pretty ribbons around the
 plate...one white ribbon and one spring green ribbon!
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I added four green apples to the plate...love that pretty "splash"
 of yellow-green!!!
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The tea/coffee pot is white ironstone by JG Meakins...another thrifty
 buy for just $10!
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Ohhh look...two little spring birds have decided to join us!
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 It just wouldn't be a spring table without a couple of sweet songbirds!
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I love, love, LOVE white pitchers! This is one of my collection...I
 think the embossed grapes and leaves are sooo pretty! I believe that this is
 the first time that I've used this pitcher in a tablescape.
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I wanted to show you a couple of photos of my newly decorated for
 spring...buffet. All white with a few splashes of that pretty yellow-green!
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Long stems of white lilacs along with a few hydrangea blooms in a large
 white pitcher sit center stage on the 6 ft. long buffet. Four silver candleholders
 with white candles...and four cut glass candleholders sporting their pretty
 yellow-green color candles...join in with the mix.
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and...as you may have noticed...there are bunnies...lots of bunnies!
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On the left there is a happy little bunny sitting with his chubby little legs
 up in the air...on a yellow-green bed of moss. A larger bunny is resting under
 the shade of the lilacs. Hehe!
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On the right side...more bunnies! One of the little guys is sleeping on a bed
 of the same moss under the glass cloche. Ahhhh! On the very end is one of my
 prized thrift store finds...a bunny covered casserole dish or tureen. I only paid $8
 for this fabulous piece! If you would like to see more of the spring Green
 decor in my dining room...you can click HERE.
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I really like the look of the red walls behind the white flowers
 and bunnies and the glass!
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And...there you have it! A "Spring Green" tablescape! I hope you enjoyed!
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I am joining in with the following fabulous parties...
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Thrifty Thursday...hosted by Leigh over at Tales From Bloggerittaville
Show & Tell Friday...hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home.
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Thank you so much...Susan, Leigh, and Cindy...for hosting these fun filled parties for us!
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Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment so that I know you were here. I'd love to come for a visit!!!
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76 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The bunnies are OH SO sweet! I love bunnies and mice! And I love red walls! The white and pretty greens work perfect against the red walls. I especially love the pedestal plate and the white metal chargers. I'm going to have to think about a buffet for this house. I don't have a china cabinet or even a fireplace mantle to decorate in our Florida home so where am I going to put my seasonal decorations? EEEE!!! Love your ideas! ♥

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
So pretty as usual. The soft green dish pattern is perfect for Spring. And ofcourse, the sweet bunnies. We've had lots of beautiful sunshine here this week, hope you're having some too.
Would it be okay to send you an email? I wanted to 'talk' to you about something.
Good evening to you,
Mimi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, I just adore your buffet. I too love that beautiful spring color. I really want to add some of that to my house. I'm on the hunt for fabric for pillows. All of your bunnies are displayed so pretty. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love your green transferware. It is just stunning. You do really know how to set a beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Absolutely stunning Chari! I just adore this color combo! I love the pitchers, especially that grape one and the china is perfect for this table! I am amazed at how you always manage to create such lovely tables! Honestly, they are works of art! I think I need some of that green, it's a great spring color! Hugs, Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

This is beautiful Chari! I love the way the white and apple green pop against the red walls, just perfect. And your table just looks so light and fresh. I can't believe the bargain you got on that dinnerware, what a find! I'm always hesitant to by anything glass on E-bay, but I would have had to trust the UPS man for this kind of deal. Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying some spring weather. Kathy

Sherry said...

That is beautiful! I just love those dishes. I need some green and white. I don't have any.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

The Tablescaper said...

Loving that green transferware. You sure got a bargain. I've been off ebay for awhile, but you sure make it tempting!

- The Tablescaper

Beth said...

Oh Chari, What a great job you've done! I just love your white dining room table, Chari! The chargers are beautiful, and the transferware, oh my! Fabulous! You've accessorized with a bit of whimsy with your bunnies and mice and birds too. Looks great! I always enjoy visiting your blog; it's awesome and I love "talking" back and forth - you leave such sincere, sweet compliments.
I have learned a great deal about tablescaping by what you do, what Bill does, and also Susan and Wanda Lee. I so appreciate learning and experimenting myself...and I've even begun thrifting so will share some of those treasures in the future. Great job, Chari!
Hugs, ~ Beth

Nellie's Cozy place said...

I really love your white and green
tablescape, it is so clean and fresh looking. I just love white and that shade of green. Your green print dishes are so pretty. I particularly love that shade of green, it has grown on my over the years!
All that white definitely makes the room look whiter and more spring like. Just so pretty.
Love those lil birds too!
Blessings, Nellie

Julie said...

Hi Chari,Love your green Table...So Pretty
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY
xoxo
Julie

Southern Touch Catering said...

Chari, this IS a light & airy tablescape. It's very refreshing with the white & green. I may have to "hop" on over and just sneak myself a bunny or two. LOL! Love it.

Jane said...

I LOVE those green and white dishes! Your entire table looks beautiful. Everything looks perfect.
Jane

podso said...

Chari you are such an artist. What a beautiful fresh, spring table setting. I favor green and absolutely love the green transferware, and even sweeter with the deal you got! It has been a delight to visit your blog today!

xinex said...

I love the colors and I love the plates of your spring tablescape, Chari. So fresh!!...Christine

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Chari, what a beautiful tablescape you've created. I wasn't able to get one together this week, so I'm just looking and admiring others'.

I couldn't help but smile when I saw your table today because you and I have several of the same pieces. I have 3 or 4 of those green and white transferware plates, and I also have the larger of the white pitchers.

They really look stunning on your table. I just love the green and white that you've used together for Spring. Earlier this week, I enjoyed seeing it on your buffet, and now it looks equally beautiful on your table. Thank you for sharing such lovely inspiration with us, day by day.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful table! I've come back to look at it more than once. I think after seeing those beautiful green transferware dishes that I've got another pattern to add to my "lust" list. Keep up whatever you are doing its just right!

Sherry said...

What a great buy on the green and white dishes...they are wonderful! Love your bunnies and those gorgeous red walls.

Melissa Miller said...

Chari it's all so fresh and pretty for Spring! I love the green and whites for this time of year. :)

Sharlotte said...

Chari!
This table is so pretty and fresh! I love the white and green..your dishes are gorgeous! I've never seen them but they are certainly perfect for spring. The lacy chargers look great with the set too. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Once again Chari I am in love with your tablescape and the whole look on your table. Also that buffet is so gorgeous. The magic you work on that piece of furniture never ceases to amaze me! You do the most creative little vignettes there...I always love seeing what you are up to! Keep them coming girl...you really know what you are doing....I think you do! Big smile.
Blessings,
Debbie

bj said...

This is so so pretty...I LOVE that green. I'm thinking of adding a little of it to my living room in place of the reds. I love the warmth of the red for colder months and the greens for spring and summer.
You really did a great job of adding all this white. It looks super good.

Ann said...

Lovely, simply lovely. I really love everything about your dining room. The walls, the dishes and those chargers! Thanks for sharing and posting.

Theresa said...

Love it all Dear Chari! I think those little white birds are absolutely precious and such a simple addition:) Love the gorgeous dishes! Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing all of this beauty!

Sonia said...

Chari,

Your springy green table is so beautiful. I love the green transferware, they are some of my favorites! All the pieces on the table are so lacey looking and the details are just right.

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Rettabug said...

You got that 32 piece set on Ebay for just $10???!!! Holy Moli, that's the bargain of the year, Chari! They are gorgeous!

Lovin' all your bunnies, too. Mine get to come out to play just as soon as I get all this green Irish stuff put away. LOL

Well done, Hon...very pretty table.
Rett

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, this is just too pretty- couldn't be nicer. And I'm stunned at your bargain!!
xoxo Pattie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Goodness! This is just lovely. I'm envious of those pretty dishes you found! I've found some pretties on eBay myself -- but how nice to find such a complete set! This all looks so pretty in your red dining room. I always love green and white and your's is so pretty!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Chari, this table just sings too me! I don't have any transferware, but if I did, I would want it to be this patern...it is truly beautiful...and 10$!!! What a bargin! the scallop chargers are really spectacular too! You've got some great style-I love to see what you come up with!
Michelle

Mimi said...

Chari, what a stunningly beautiful table...love the soft green mixed in with the white...so pretty against the deep red background. Your buffet is lovely, too.

Mrs. P. said...

Chari...I just love the freshness of your white table with it's splash of green against your red walls. Stunning!!

Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love it all! You did a great job! The green and white has a clean, fresh look.

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Everything is so beautiful! I haven't blogged for awhile, so I missed everyone.
The green dishes are to die for, I love them!
Are you enjoying our beautiful Colorado weather (finally)! It's supposed to snow here tomorrow in the Denver area, Brr. I'm ready for SPRING!

salmagundi said...

Chari-- So pretty! Looks like spring fever has hit your house. And, of course, those transferware dishes are a favorite of mine. Guess we are really going to get hit with the snow this weekend. You can usually count on bad weather in Colorado during spring break. Mike is staying home this year, so I don't have to worry about his usual spring break travel. But, he really is going to Japan for the summer to work in an orchard during cherry picking season. Oh my, what next with that adventurer? Thank goodness he has a good teaching job with time off to indulge his first love of travel. Everything is going well here. My shoulder is healed and practically 100% again; but I'm still dealing with the asthma getting it under control. Now it is allergy season to add to the mix!! Hope you are well. Sally

scribbler-unfocused said...

This is so fresh and cheerful! Your china is so pretty, and it looks wonderful mixed with all the white on white!

Scribbler

Lisa said...

Just beautiful. LOVE the green tranferware. Just gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

All the white against the red is so striking! And the bright green really makes the whole thing POP! Well done!!!

honeysuckle said...

Beautiful spring setting! Love the spring green and white everywhere! Now, can you bring on spring for us?

Erin said...

Chari,
Thanks so much for welcoming me to blogworld! I'm a little overwhelmed, but I hope I'll get into the swing of things. Your table and buffet are so pretty! I collect ironstone, so I love to see what others have. Have a great weekend!
Erin

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Your table looks so clean and fresh! Everything is just perfect and pretty!

BTW, I just got a confirmation that your set of four plates have been ordered and are supposed to be delivered March 23! Woohoo!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Your TS is just gorgeous. Very clean and so fresh.

Have an enjoyable day.

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I love your spring green touches along with the white-you have done a great job of lightening it up for spring!
Carolyn

Bella said...

Oh those light green transferware dishes are GORGEOUS!! I Love them! Your table in the green and white is so fresh and sweet, the green apples pop of color is Perfect! Bella

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Chari,

I love your tablescape, it is simply beautiful. I love the bunnies.

~ Tracy

Pat said...

Love it! You are very talented...in case you're not aware. :-) I'm still loving that green & white transferware.

Have a beautiful weekend my friend!

xoxo
Pat

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Chari...beautiful spring tablescape! I love your darling napkins with the delicate edging. I just love white mixed with that fresh, spring green color...soooooo beautiful! You have such a wonderful eye for creating the most beautiful tables! I love how you've dressed your sideboard for spring! The flowers are so pretty! Aren't you glad spring is finally here...I'm soooo ready for it! :-)
Susan

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello my dear friend! Your green and white table and buffet are just precious! I love bunnies! But your table is really beautiful! I have been envious of your transferware dishes since you first told us about them! $10!!!!!! I should be so lucky! Things around here are improving a little. I hope to come up with some new posts soon and I'm working on an Etsy shoppe to sell my jewelry and stuff! Love Ya sweetie! Lauralu :)

Oliva said...

What a fresh crisp and so very spring decor! Everything is so beautiful...I especially like the white chargers!!!

Carrie said...

Oh-hhh, his table setting is just exquisite...it's breathtaking!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari, this is so lovely....so fresh. The eye goes immediately to the granny smith apples and that yummy color. Doesn't that color just make you smile with spring delight?! I love it.

It is all so welcoming....so inviting. Just dreamy!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

~ LJ said...

So beautiful! Bright and springy!

Debbie said...

Superb as always Chari!~ Those green apples just set the stage for the rest of your lovely table...such pretty dishes too!~

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a magnificent dining room. The green really pops against the red room. The dishes, the flowers, the bunnies and mice are all lovely.
Karen

Susan said...

The bunnies are so precious!! And the green tablescape is so refreshing!!

kim said...

I love those chargers and I believe you got the deal of a lifetime with those dishes. Looks fabulous!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Chari...there is NEVER a disappointment when I visit you! You are just so good at posting and showing everything to such a wonderful advantage! The white is just stunning! I always call it "new leaf" green for some reason. Could be because of the paints I use.
GORGEOUS!!

The Barnett Family said...

Love the photo of the length of the table with the buffet in the background.....view of everything! You did an excellent job on your tablescape on both tables....the color combo....Spring!!!!

Blessings~
Tonya

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love your beautiful fresh tablescape. Looks like your table is one from the 20's or 30's. Is it...I have one that I'm going to paint white as soon as I can find time. I'll browse your blog to see if I can find more pictures of it. Since this is my first time by.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

My oh my, Chari!~How do you do it my friend?..,


(It's quite late and I'm off to bed), yet I just had to pop by for a wee visit and say thank you for joining in with my tea party; it meant a lot to me my friend! ~It was just so sweet of you to also join in the fun with my 22nd, Tuesday Tea For Two, tea party!..,

Those bunnies are so adorable and the fresh Spring green apples so juicy and lucious looking that I just want to bite one!.., Yum!

My oh my; the whites in the dishes, the bunnies, those fabulous lace chargers and the lace tablecloth and napkins are always so fresh, you have such a fabulous way with those vignettes Cheri!


Have a marvelous time in Vegas sweetie, with Gloria from, 'Happy To Be'! .., (Saw that countdown; good for you guys)!.., Hehe

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Tootsie said...

I have been here three times now and admired those dishes...and I have decided that you need to send them to me! lol
I love that whole table!
I always smile when I see your name come up in the comments. You are so sweet and always make me smile! I am thankful to have you as a member of my online family!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful table, Chari! I love your china, so pretty! The bunnies are so darling and I love the punch of the apples!

Cheers!
Tina

Leann said...

Oh Chari

First, I love your new header! So bright and fresh looking. And this tablescape is divine! I love the green plate and of course all the other yummy goodness!

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Patriotic Mom said...

Blogging Friend, everything looks springtime fresh and lovely! The lacey metal chargers are such an enhancement to any tablescape. Your centerpiece also sets off the whole table yet it is so simple. Joan

AshTreeCottage said...

Everything looks so fresh and spring like!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

TheSmithHotel said...

Love that green transferware! So springy!

thanks for sharing,
Jody

vignette design said...

I love your green transferware and how you have mixed it with the white. Your table looks like a breath of fresh spring air.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Chari,
You know I love, love, love those dishes too!!! Whenever you get tired of them, you can send them to me. lol. Beautiful tablescape as usual. I love everything about it.
Have a fabulous weekend. Are you going to get snow? I heard the weather man say that Colorado was going to get snow this weekend. We have cooled down a bit. But it will still be in the 70's here in SoCal this weekend. Spring has definitely arrived here in my neck of the woods.

Kim

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

You silly thing you...I just died laughing girl over that counter...YIPPEE only 12 more days...and your so right we will paint that town redder than your DR ha ha!! Oh sis I'm so glad we got our tickets when we did...I can't hardly wait...
I think I told you at Pawn stars you have to wait in line to get in and the guys aren't really there but for filming now...my one Antique friend goes to the shows to buy slot machines and he told me this...
Now I love all this beauty you have once again created my friend...WOW!! those green dishes are to die 4 and they look so pretty with your red DR...Girl I wished we lived closer I have so many things I would love to give you...I have been bust this week just trying to get the bathroom and bedroom back together again and No I won't paint until I get back from Vegas ha ha!! I just can't stand a mess so had to put it back after Len got finished staining the wood...ha ha!! Len was in Reno for 2 days this week so you know I just opened up the windows, turned the music up loud and cleaned ha ha!! Oh sis we are finally having beautiful weather here...about time after all the snow...all my daffs are popping up and I'm loving it...I even went outside yesterday and took pictures ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend and I'll be praying that Russell is safe driving...Hugs and smiles Love ya sis...Gl♥ria

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely Bee-You_Tee-Full! What a great post! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

stefanie said...

the red and the apple green are gorgeous together, and then the white, love it!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, what spring wonderfulnes you have created, and what deals you got on all of those wonderful treasures! Love all of the green and white in your dining room, and all of those sweet white bunnies look like they are having a great time tumbling around on your buffet. Of course, that green and white china is beautiful, and the shiny apples make such a great centerpiece on your pretty cake stand. laurie

Nancy said...

What an enchanting Tablescape! You did a fabulous job, it's truly lovely! What a way to welcome Spring!

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for coming by for such a sweet visit Chari! I hope it warms up for you all very soon. It is gorgeous here today. Woohoo! For some reason I'm not in the mood for yardwork quite yet though. Maybe next weekend I'll add some flowers and hanging ferns to the back porch. I'll posy my new spring vignette on Sunday.

Have a good weekend! ~Melissa :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

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Kathleen said...

Oh I just love that transfer ware..what a beautiful table!

Amy said...

I love this tablescape so much! I was searching for green ones and your blog came up in google...now I think I may have to read everything (as well as get my china and milkgass out and try to live up to your standards!)

bunniepaige said...

Oh, Chari! You are so talented! Your tablescapes are just beautiful! I am looking to find the lacy metal chargers that you have. Is there a place where I can order some of my own? I know you love yours! I know they would be a favorite of mine with all of my shabby chic tableware. Paige