The Spring touches that are popping up everywhere are just so invigorating. Even if this beautiful sunny weather is temporary, it is still like a breath of fresh air after the long winter season.
This old urn was sitting on my friend's kitchen island, filled with violets and sitting on a starched white linen cloth. I thought I'd share it with you.
Last night's dinner with my husband's family. I am sharing it to show how I used a dollar store twin sheet as my tablecloth. I do own some nice white tablecloths, but decided I wanted a light tan one to coodinate with my napkins.
I always use white dinner plates. It allows me to set my table with different color combinations.
Of course, candlelight is always present at my dinners, no matter how casual the event. This was a special evening that we all had together. My brother-in-law was in from Colorado for a brief visit. My mother-in-law is having surgery this morning, so our time to sit and visit was a rare privilege.
I am a stickler for items that I find on clearance. A few years ago, a store near my home was closing. Everything was 75% off. I found a box of two glass lanterns. I didn't need them but knew I really liked them. I put water in each one and added a faux soft pink carnation, then added the tea light and the glass shade. I thought they went so well with the soft pink carnation on the napkins. I was glad I had purchased them when I did. I added the delicate looking butterfly sticker to each shade. Fun and simple methods to dress up my kitchen table. I share these ONLY because I enjoy seeing each of your tablescapes on the blogs and thought you might like seeing mine. I am continually amazed at the level of creativity and beauty that I find there.
This tiny arrangement sits on the table by the window, beside my desk. Truly, like it says, we do "welcome Spring."
These adorable flower salt and pepper shakers, sitting on my kitchen island...
...arrived unexpectantly, in the middle of an ordinary day last week, with the flower bud vase and the blue flower candle with lid. What a fun surprise it was to receive this gift. A dear friend, who just happens to be a wonderful Southern lady, sent it to me. I smile everytime I see them with their bright colored little faces sitting on my island.
Love the concept of special little reminders in life, whether small gifts, cards, or phone calls that say, "hi, I am thinking of you". Adds joy to life! Thanks dear friend for this sweet reminder.