pastel perfection: a spring table style diy
April 25, 2014

hello friends!

who’s excited that spring is upon us?!  as evidenced by the hillside wildflower shows, rosebunch upon rosebunch in beautiful bloom, and the cutest of baby animals making their début at the san diego zoo and safari park — the season of dainty delightfulness is in full swing.

so it’s no surprise i couldn’t wait to dress our kitchen table accordingly.  and thanks to amazing-yet-affordable finds discovered at my local target, michael’s and 99 cents only stores — as well as san diego’s incredible wholesale flowers near usd — this little creative adventure turned out so fun.  bring on the daily tea parties!

here we go!

SpringTableMaterials

what you’ll need:
– burlap runner (or full tablecloth, if you prefer), wholesale flowers
– laser-cut felt ribbon, michael’s
– assorted glassware (narrow vase, cake stand, trifle bowl and ), my own
– white everyday plate and silver charger, 99 cents only
– vintage-print  and flower melamine plates, 99 cents only and tuesday morning (thanks, mom!)
– tea cup and saucer, gifted by a sweet friend
– ceramic bird salt shakers, 99 cents only, and woodern bird accent, charlotte’s of salado
– silk hydrangea bunches, wholesale flowers
– pearlized gumballs, target

SpringTableGlasswareSetup

step 1: lay the burlap runner across the middle of the table (hint: it helps to take an iron — with dishtowels on top of and under the burlap — to smooth out any packaging wrinkles.)  set the larger vintage-print melamine plate on top of the everyday plate and charger, then top with the narrow vase.  next to this setup, place the trifle bowl atop the cake stand, with a smaller glass container inside it.

SpringTableGumballHydrangea

step 2: place the silk hydrangeas in the narrow vase, then fill around them with pearlized gumballs.

SpringTablePedestalArrangement

step 3: arrange tea cup and flower melamine plates around cake stand.

SpringTablePedestalSetup

step 4: place one of the other vintage-print plates on the cake stand, and arrange bird accents around it.

SpringTablePedestalArrangementFlowers

step 5: add flowers to inner container and finish with color-coordinated ribbon on the outside.

SpringTableinPlace

a quick shot of the final arrangement (almost complete!).

SpringTableinPlaceRibbonRunners

step 6: add two strips of laser-cut felt ribbon, splitting the middle of the burlap runner.

SpringTableinPlaceRibbonRunnersPlaceSettings

step 7: set table with desired placesettings…and enjoy!  i’d love to see your own take on seasonal centerpieces!

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