Well, I know it’s not really quite spring, but it has felt like it here the last few days! Finally, some sunshine, and warmer temperatures. It’s not yet warm enough to eat outside at night, so we’ll pretend here at our little table in the kitchen, for this week's Tablescape Thursday.
Nothing says spring like the lovely Bordallo cabbage plates. I’ve paired them here with some classic Crate & Barrel Italian chargers, given to us years ago by my parents. Faux pearl-handled flatware looks elegant with these lovely vintage organdy napkins, which I starched to give some crispness.
These pretty pears were in our fruit basket, so I placed them on a silverplated dish with the first few snips of jasmine from our garden.
Some ivy that I have been rooting in the windowsill landed in our gravy boat, tucked in with a bit of Spanish moss. A friend told me her Grandmother’s trick for rooting ivy: place the cuttings in a clear glass, on a sunny windowsill, and they will have roots in a matter of days!
These gorgeous yellow roses are so romantic! I placed them in a simple vase with some cuttings of boxwood and pittosporum from our garden.
The vintage candelabra was an unattractive brass color until I painted it white, years ago. It’s gotten a little banged up and aged since then, making it look more authentic. Same for the sweet little vintage chalk birdie.
Chargers, Crate & Barrel, 20 years ago
Bordallo cabbage plates are available on ebay and discount stores like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s and HomeGoods.
Flatware, last summer, Big Lots
Green wine glasses, last fall, Dollar Tree
All other items are vintage or were given as a gift.
Next week I’ll have a fun craft to share, some adorable St. Patrick’s Day napkins. The holiday is a big event here in Dallas. The largest celebration is mere blocks from our home, and we’ll be ready for the party!
You'll find this week's Tablescape Thursday here. I’ve been cooking up a storm, too, so see you tomorrow for Foodie Friday …