Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thinking Spring!

With "snow" quickly becoming a four letter word
around my home, I am beginning
not only to dream of spring,
but I'm doing my best to create it as well!
Today's tablescape is all about simple
hints of spring!
I started with my bare table and
layered on my silver beaded table runner.
This was a Christmas gift from a dear friend
several years ago!
I then added three of my teacup topiaries.
Many years ago, my sister and I gifted Mom
a "Special Tea with Friends" as a Christmas gift.
I had made several of these mini topiaries
for that event.  They were quick and easy to create!
In-between the topiaries
I added my small clear votive candles.
I simply dressed them up by
adding clear glass coasters underneath!
Following the candles, came my china plate..
glass bubble dessert/ salad plate...
topped off with my large china bowl!
Added my china teacups and saucers...
along with my crystal champagne stemware.
My sister brought these delicate glasses home from
 her trip to Checkoslovakia.
Next to the scene, my wedding flatware.
We fell in love with the simple lines of this
Mikasa pattern!
In case anyone was wondering
this is the mark on my set of china...
My sweet Aunt gifted us this pretty china several years ago.

Thank you for joining me today.
I am linking this to Tablescape Thursday
Please join Susan for some very inspiring tablescapes!

Please join me tomorrow for Art Work Friday!
Till then...
think spring!


corners of my life said...

Wow - I hope some special friends or family got to join you at that beautiful tablescape.

Jeanette said...

Those topiaries are just too cute. The entire table is lovely. said...

How beautiful your table is! I can smell the spring flowers....Jude

Heather said...

Such a pretty, elegant, welcoming, table. I like your sweet plates :)

Katie said...

I'm thinking Spring too Dee Dee! What a lovely table setting, those glass balled chargers are great *
I hope the snow quickly goes on vacation from you!

Bab's Kitchen said...

How Elegant and delicate. I love it!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

The topiaries are my favorite part! They're so pretty!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! Love your flatware!


Jane said...

Another beautiful table. I love the flower topiaries in the teacups.
Keep thinking spring!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and welcoming. And spring like. Love the flowers. Rosie

Marigene said...

Dee Dee, you set a very pretty table. Love the topiaries...hope they will bring on spring!

Christine said...

If I didn't know that you have snow on the ground, I'd think it WAS Spring.

I really want to peek under the moss to see how you held things together... tutorial?

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very pretty! I am so ready for Spring!!

Natasha in Oz said...

You have certainly brought some sunny spring-time beauty to your table today! I sure do hope that it gets warmer your way...I wish I could send you some of our sunshine!

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

How elegant. I love the Bubble plates especially and the flatware has a sleek/modern look to it. Very nice!

Anita Diaz said...

Beautiful table! Love those gorgeous topiaries and the flatware. So pretty and Spring!

Judy said...

Simply classic, serenely beautiful..Enough said.
{{{sweeetiepie hugs}}}

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty table all ready for spring.

honeysuckle said...

Topiaries do make me think of spring and all things that will be growing soon. The hydrangeas were lovely in their shades of purple. I especially love the babble glass plates and what a treasure your china must be! Happy day and I am thinking spring right along with you!

Sue said...

I love your flatware. I like simple, sleek lines like that. I actually just bought (ebay) my first set of frilly flatware, just for tablescaping! The hydrangea topiaries are darling! This is very springy and beautiful.


Michelle said...

Pretty flower topiaries and a pretty tablescape. I'm thinking spring, too. Any day now........!!! :)