I wanted to duplicate that exuberance of color and shape on my spring table! Gathering all my faux tulips (unabashedly less expensive than that number of real flowers), I placed them in glass and crystal vases on a delicate linen runner drenched in flowers.
The table was set in the dining room, and I was ready to join a fun spring and Easter tablescape blog hop hosted by Rita of Panoply. You'll find the table stylists who are participating in the blog hop at the bottom of the post. If you're coming from a visit to the garden bunnies at Corner of Plaid and Paisley, welcome!
I brought out my lavender tablecloth that I use frequently in the spring (and ought to have spent more time ironing, lol), with its matching napkins. Next came green glass chargers to represent all the leaves that should begin to unfurl any day now. I didn't want to compete with the flowers, so I chose white plates that are embossed on the shoulder. Turquoise tinted glassware with a vaguely tulip shape was added along with my wedding silver that I love to use.
I like the interplay of textures — the linen of the table runner, the crocheted edge of the napkins, the embossed shoulder of the plates, the cross-hatch design of the chargers, and the handles of the silverware. I think it's the mixture of details that make tablescapes interesting.
I've only got a few early tulips blooming in the garden — a half dozen that are orange with pink stripes, and a single pink one. These are safely planted in pots on the patio. I also have some in the front garden, but the deer often find them sooner than I do. Sigh...