Spring has certainly sprung in the North Carolina mountains, and I'm setting a pretty spring table out on the porch today!
I am also participating in the "Shades of Spring" blog hop with these ladies, so be sure to go by and visit them after leaving here for more spring inspiration.
We have had SO much rain, I was beside myself to get outside for a little bit of sunshine.
I have always loved pastels mixed together -- especially in the spring, so that is exactly what I decided to use on my table -- just like nature:-)
I started with a plain white table cloth, then used this rolled burlap for a runner. This is such a great way to cheat "making" a runner. I don't think I'll be making burlap runners anymore because this is so easy to unroll and already edged.
I layered Crate and Barrel woven placemats, that my aunt gave me, then set my table with different colors of pastel glassware, vintage china, inherited linens and silver.
These plates came as gifts with flour sacks when my grandfather ran his store here. They have no markings, but we have been told by an antique dealer they might be called "Cone Premium."
They came in different colors with different flowers.
I only have one of these green edged plates, and I think it's my favorite.
Vintage Wallace "Louvre" sterling flatware from 1896 really keeps this table vintage and continues the floral theme.
I gathered dogwood blooms, azalea blossoms, and assorted weeds for my centerpiece.
I used several different vintage glassware patterns, gifted from my mother, to mix and match. This Franciscan "Madeira" is a favorite. I used this pattern in green as well.
The Fostoria "Moonstone" goblets were a gift to my daughter from my mother, and are a beautifully soft shade of pink.
I also mixed in a Fostoria "Heritage" water glass in blue.
A vintage quilt and throw pillows soften the wood bench.
Mixing and matching -- just as nature intended.
You can't go wrong with that:-)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to click on the links below and visit the other ladies for more spring inspiration!
I'll be joining: