Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Quick and Easy Blooming Tablescape

We are all sitting around our tables every day, probably more than we ever expected to. While staying at home, why not treat ourselves to a pleasing experience? It's as easy as creating a blooming tablescape in just minutes.


I started with the centerpiece of irises blooming in my garden. Any flower will do, whether from a garden, the market, or your stash of silk flowers. I nestled the irises into a ceramic container I found on eBay.


Green placemats reference the garden; lavender napkins add another shade of purple to the table I've left uncovered.


Our everyday dinner plates were layered with vintage luncheon plates and colorful salad plates. The first two plates I already had. I picked up the top plates recently at the market when I made a trip for groceries.


Flower-themed rings hold the napkins, doubled for added interest. The flatware is our everyday set that I began buying with the first bonus I received from my first full-time job.


The solid color blooms are Iris sibirica "Caesar's Brother", a variety of Siberian iris which are tall, graceful plants with slim, grassy foliage. The bi-colored flowers are Iris × germanica "Magic Man", commonly called a bearded iris because of the fuzzy hairs at the top of the falls, seen here in bright orange, thought to help direct pollinators.


The stems of the glassware are a pale sapphire blue, similar to the blue trellis design on the salad plates.


Adorable birds in a nest reflect the activity in the garden. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you've probably noticed I enjoy collecting whimsical salt and pepper shakers. They're an inexpensive delight!




This is our breakfast table, which also sees most lunches and quite a few dinners. It sits in the open space between the kitchen and family room.


A couple of votives lend a bit of ambiance.


I love the garden theme of these plates, particularly the many hummingbirds along the verge. Did I mention these are paper plates? An easy refresh for everyday settings!


I love sitting at this table, where I can easily watch the birds and squirrels through the window.


In this photo, you can see a bit better the size difference between the two types of irises.


With plenty of cabbage leaves on the container, I didn't add any iris leaves to the arrangement. This cheeky bunny looks rather like the one I often catch sunning herself in the garden!


That's really all it takes — flowers, your regular tableware, and something a bit special!


Table resources
Dinner plates | Villeroy & Boch 'French Garden'
Luncheon plates | Bordallo Pinheiro
Flatware | Oneida 'Juilliard'
Glassware | Schott-Zwiesel 'Conte Sapphire'
 
    

  


   
   
  

20 comments:

  1. Those irises are magnificent!!! Beautiful table and gorgeous bunny centerpiece.Hugs and blessings.

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    1. Thanks so much! It's great to see you again, hope all is well. Hugs

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  2. This is such a fun table - and so cool that the top plates are paper! Gorgeous iris too! What a wonderful place to sit at a beautiful table and watch the garden! ��

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! There are some really wonderful paper plate designs available. These really caught my eye.

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  3. Pretty paper dishes and gorgeous blooms. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you! I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. The flowers and hummingbirds are so perfect for a Spring table. Thanks for sharing with us again at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I found the plates to be pretty irresistible.

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  5. I love the hummingbird paper plates. Where did you get them?

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    1. Aren't they pretty? The plates are made by Caspari. I bought them at The Fresh Market, but I've seen the brand in lots of places and online. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. What beautiful plates! And the bunny pitcher full of garden iris is gorgeous!! What a lovely spot to sit and enjoy Sandra!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I liked how the spring elements came together. The irises were more abundant this year, so I might get another vase-full.

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  7. Hola Sandra, acabo de descubrir tu blog y llevo un ratito paseándome por él. En este caso has puesto una mesa preciosa de l que me gustan todos os detalles, los iris son espectaculares, tu cristalería me encanta y también los cubiertos y esos alegres platos de papel. Con tu permiso seguiré visitándote. Cuidaros mucho en estos días tan especiales. Un abrazo desde Barcelona

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    1. Gracias Pilar! ¡Me alegra que hayas disfrutado de esta mesa y sería un honor para ti volver a visitarla! Barcelona es una de las ciudades en mi lista de deseos. Estoy cerca de Atlanta. Espero que todo esté bien con usted. Mantenerse a salvo. (I hope the computer translated everything OK :) )

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  8. Sandra, your irises are gorgeous and I love that sweet bunny vase! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! The expression on the bunny's face is what entranced me I think. Thanks for pinning!

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  9. Very pretty. It looks so spring filled.

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    1. The irises really give it that spring vibe. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. This is so pretty Sandra! I love the beautiful plates!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I fell for them as soon as I saw them!

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