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3.21.2018

Create a Vintage Spring Tablescape

 yes, that IS brown on my table - in springtime!!!
everywhere you look, pastels reign supreme for spring + Easter decor, 

but this year i just felt like breaking the mold.

i love neutrals, and it's SO easy to create a neutral setting then add in a pop of color.
i've decorated this way for years and years, and it's never boring or limiting.
using a basic three-color palette (varied hues of brown, yellow, and white)
i've taken my own spring farmhouse style in a new direction with this tablescape...

continue reading to see how!

vintage staffordshire china spring tablescape in brown and yellow with nests by homewardFOUND decor
 the bare wood surface of my whitewashed farmhouse table serves as the perfect base layer of color and texture, 
adding warmth and a linear pattern that plays off of the floral transferware plates.
look closely, and you'll see flowers, leaves, a stream... all VERY spring-like elements.
brown is usually a fall and winter color, but i've worked to create a fresh crisp look here
with lots of white and those pops of yellow.
i paired the transferware with my everyday white dishware (that i use for every occasion!)
 now, i don't have a full 'set' of the transferware - just a few assorted pieces - 
so mixing them with my white china gives me more placesettings 
and those have more interest, because they aren't all the same...
in the photo above, you can see how the saucers and bread plates don't match up.

that's one of my tips for tablescapes: don't match. mix instead. 

if i had some pale yellow dishes, i'd have mixed them in, too!
vintage staffordshire china spring tablescape in brown and yellow with nests by homewardFOUND decor
the simple glassware has a subtle 'lined' pattern on both the water and champagne glasses.
the flatware is streamlined silver with a rose detail - which connects to the flowers on the plates
AND to the sweet little napkin rosettes.

it's paying attention to the details like that, tying things together, that makes a table interesting -
it doesn't have to be complex and layered with a lot of elements.
vintage staffordshire china spring tablescape in brown and yellow with nests by homewardFOUND decor
the centerpiece is simply a casual gathering of some salvaged wood birdhouses and nests.
and because i do things differently, i didn't put eggs in the nests.... i put LEMONS in them!

farmhouse style continues with mason jars holding bunches of happy yellow daffodils  - 
because when the table is this casual and simple, the flowers need to be, too.
i hear you asking... "wouldn't yellow roses work, too, to pick up on the napkins & flatware?"
yes, they would. if you used flopsy garden roses instead of perfect greenhouse buds.
be careful not to replicate something TOO many times in a composition,
as it can get so 'same-same' that it's overlooked.

besides, daffies are my favorite flower, available for such a short time in spring that i use them as much as i can!
vintage staffordshire china spring tablescape in brown and yellow with nests by homewardFOUND decor

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2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday !! I hope you treat yourself to something special

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    1. thank you kindly, Miss BarbaraAnn! i spent my day with my Mom shopping, running some errands, and visiting two of my fave restaurants with friends!!! yes, there was cake - and lots of wine ;)

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