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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!


Spring has sprung, at least at my table, if not outside. I am anxious for it to stay warm, not just a day or two here and there.


The inspiration for this week's table came from the very bold, colorful, floral garden tablecloth. It has all the colors of the rainbow and then some! I used striped pink, green and white napkins for contrast. I did a simple silverware pocket fold with them.



I have used my pink and green Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf dishes...my favorites this week.


The stemware is Luminarc France.


I am using family sterling in the Oneida Afterglow pattern, circa 1956.


Finally, the centerpiece is unopened pink tulips from WalMart.





This photo was taken and added on March 30, 2014...it is a sunny morning, not overcast so the picture came out so much brighter! And the tulips are standing a little taller after having a big drink of water.


Thanks for taking the time to visit today...come back next time.

I will join Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the touch of spring. So much snow here that we need something so beautiful to keep us going. bbb

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful table, it's so Springy and fresh. The tulips are lovely drooping over the container. I love seeing them droop. Your stack of dishes is gorgeous. One of my favorites for Spring. I have been thinking about mixing the green and pink. Take care.

ellen b. said...

Very nice Marigene, Love all the colors and your layering...

Anonymous said...

LOVE pink & green together! Such a cheery table.....that tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous!
Love you,
Jude

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene, that table cloth is stunning! Love it and with your pink and green dishes...perfection. Love that napkin fold. Add tulips and well...like I said...perfection!
Happy Spring!

Linda

Beth (Murraysmom) said...

Wow, this really brightened up a dreary, rainy day for me!! I love the colors of the tablecloth. They inspire hope that spring will come........eventually. I think the napkins are my favorite. They are wonderful and I love how you folded them. I've never seen that before. And your tulip centerpiece is outstanding. I love how they bend and reach for the table.

Beautiful!! You are a real artist!!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Gorgeous Marigene! I'd love to know more about the tablecloth. Has a Vera or Bob VanAllen look to it. The colors are stunning, and love the striped napkin pockets you made.

We need the spring on our table if we don't have it outdoors, that's for sure.

Candy S said...

Simply lovely Marigene! The cabbage plates are perfect, i love the green and pink together, and the tulips are like a promise to be kept, a promise that Spring will come.

I am looking at the heavy snow falling outside my window. Already two more inches and more to come.

thepaintedapron.com said...

Wow Marigene, what a wonderful table and tablecloth! I am loving all the bright colors, pattern mix, and tulip centerpiece! And of course, I am ever envious of your wonderful cabbage dishes :)
Jenna

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a cheery tablecloth! It is raining tonight, and this is just what I needed. I am loving all the bright colors and tulips. And those wonderful cabbage dishes.

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

It looks like Claude Monet at the table. Lovely.

Sue said...

Ofcourse who doesn't love the cabbage bowls and plates in any color...they look great on that beautiful tablecloth....and the tulips from Walmart are beautiful...I love how they hang over the vase....If you ever need to have them standing straight in a vase for whatever reason did you know all you have to do is putt a few pennies in the water...it really works...Only I prefer them just the way yours look!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Just beautiful, Marigene. I am in awe of your collection of Bordallo Pinheiro.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I absolutely adore your cabbage leaf dishes - I must must must have some - and soon. Your table is spectacular!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so happy that spring has sprung on your table, if not outside!

So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescape

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love the tulips - and the tablecloth is fantastic!! Perfect for Spring :) Hope warmer temps will arrive shortly! Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You always share such impressive and gorgeous tablescapes and this one is no exception, Marigene! Love the Green and pink combo and of course, all your dishes! Vry springy with those lovely tulips!
Love it all!
FABBY

Carol said...

Beautiful spring table, Marigene! I especially love that last picture. Beautiful!

Lulu said...

Very springy indeed, and your photos do the table great justice. Good work all the way around.

backroadjournal said...

If only it was as pretty outside my home, as your lovely spring table is. Hopefully spring will eventually make its way to New Hampshire. :) Karen

Pat Cantwell said...

Marigene,
Spring Awakened, indeed!!!
This was a "perfect" tablescape for me to view today. On my side of the Prairie, there are burst of every hue coming to life in our neighborhood!!!
of course, I LOVE your Bordallo Pinheiro dinnerware!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Linda P said...

So beautiful Marigene. Love the color combinations and the tulips are perfect. I love your dishes and the tablecloth is so pretty. so springy...

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I love your table, Marigene. Those beautiful spring colors would make me smile every time I looked at them. Spring tulips make a perfect centerpiece.

tablescapesbybev.com said...

So beautiful...I love every detail of this table. That tablecloth and the tulips are gorgeous!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Marigene! That tablecloth really reminds me of a Picasso painting! It has that kind of feel to it! Beautiful!

I'm surprised you were able to get a day with sunshine in it! You have to move really fast to grab your camera and shoot away because it sure doesn't last for long!!!

Your tulips are gorgeous! Those will surely perk you up until the weather holds for more than 5 minutes! :-)

Ann Krucek said...

I always have such a hard time using busy table cloths, but you have nailed this challenge with your beautiful table. And you even took it one step further with using striped napkins and it all works so well. Kudos to you for such a fabulous table!

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! I love the pink and green together, and wow on the flowers. So many terrific colors!

kitty said...

What a cheery table, Marigene! I love those dishes with your flowery tablecloth. The napkin fold is such a nice touch. I liked the drapey look of the tulips and then I loved how they perked up, too!

The French Hutch said...

Spring sure has come for you Marigene, at least in your dining room. Your garden tablecloth is so gorgeous and perfect for adding a spring feel to your tablescape. Oh my, the tulips, the French stems and cabbage dinnerware makes a beautiful setting. Gorgeous!

Happy Spring,
Emily

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigene -- what a wonderful pop of color. That table topper is such a burst of color. I love your cabbage dishware too, and the green stemware give the table such a pop. Joni

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Awesome! Love the contrast of the napkins. I love those dishes. They are hard to find here. Sorry I've missed your posts. Take care. Monica

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a fabulously colorful table!! I agree with Alycia! The tablecloth is gorgeous.....it reminds me of Monet. ❤❤❤