It’s almost Spring!!! (or at least this is the lie I continue to tell myself :). Ok, so maybe I still have another month or two until our New England trees start to bud, but that gives me plenty of time to get a jump start on a beautiful spring tablescape and other home decor.
If you are joining me from the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop I hope you got to enjoy Domicile37’s spring space. Jess has one of my favorite pieces of realestate on the blogosphere.
A huge Thanks goes to Monica from Monicawantsit for hosting!!!),
If this is your first time here, then let me offer you a virtual hug and high-five. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop in and check out my eclectic glam rental. You may not believe me when I say it, but this is actually our 12th home. Yep, and we move again in 4 months- Seriously. Such is a the life a military family.
The good news for me? I never run out of rooms to design…literally. The not quite as good news? I have to do said-rooms on a limited budget…Which means I have mastered the art of being both crafty and thrifty. Go ahead…poke around here and see what you think!
For this spring tablescape I wanted to reuse some of what I already had, but adapt it to our new home. Click HERE to see a similar tablescape in our Idaho house a year ago.
Like last year, bright springy colors and bold Kate Spade-like table runners were the inspiration and basis for this tablescape. What amazes me though, is how similar tablescapes can look so different in different homes.
Get the Look
Now that you’ve seen the table, let me break it down for you.
Sew the Table Runners
To make these table runners simply pick up at least 2 yards of 1-inch striped 54 in fabric from the craft store. Cut it into thirds and iron each seam over twice and sew it. Each runner is about 17-18 in wide.
Cut the Placemats
Yep, you read that correctly…CUT the placemats. I simply unrolled pretty wrapping paper from TJ Maxx and used a charger to measure and cut a 13 inch circle. This is a $4 solution to adding a subtle bit of pattern which tied my color scheme together.
Purchase Colorful Napkins
While most any pretty napkins would work, I picked up this set bright green pack of 10 from Amazon for about $15.
Buy the Flowers
Purple African Violets
To save money and add longevity, I opted to mix potted plants into my tablescape tool kit. I have already used these African Violets for a Valentines party and they have transitioned nicely to Spring/Easter. Any bets if they will make it to my patio reveal in the next few weeks ? The take away for real life is that these inexpensive Walmart flowers are versatile and practical.
Continuing with the longevity theme, I opted to use hydrangeas knowing that they will be around for a while. The trick to keeping them perky? A regular spritzing with a water filled spray bottle. They LOVE it!
Bake the Cupcake Trifle
Vingtage teacups are the perfect way to serve layers of cake mixed with a Cool Whip/cream cheese creation. Teacups can be found at local estate sales, thrift/consignment/antique stores, and Craigslist. I bought mine at the Auctions while living in England.
Pull out the Silver
Or not. Either way, but my grandma’s flatware felt like an appropriate fit to this spring tablescape