Spring pastel tablescape for two

Spring has sprung! (And is there a more over-used phrase than “Spring has sprung”?? Probably not, but I don’t care – I’m so happy the bitter cold seems to be behind us…!)

Tulip Time | Vintage Floral Cottage

I went to Trader Joe’s recently specifically looking for bunches of tulips – and boy did I find them! I had to restrain myself… so many pretty colors! I bought three bunches of pink, and ended up with so many of them that the only vessel they would fit into was my cookie jar!  I also bought some Stock and another “filler” and cut those down to fit in my white ironstone soup tureen. I can’t help it if I was in the mood for large containers full of Spring flowers!

Tureen of flowers | Vintage Floral Cottage

All of this loveliness seemed to call for a tablescape as well, so I pulled some Spring pastels from the cupboard and set a pretty table for two, with my tulips as the show-stoppers!

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Back in my earliest days of collecting dishes (we’re talking early 1990’s… long before I knew anything about Haviland, or Limoges, or English transferware), my favorite style to mix and match was what I call “chunky pottery” – lots of solid colors and sculpted patterns, more ironstone than bone china. This table is kind of a revisit to that time period, and along with the tulips was inspired by these sweet little thrift-store finds… which were quite simply too cute to pass up!

Spring Plates | Vintage Floral Cottage

The table starts with one of my other long-time passions – vintage tablecloths from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. I just love the designs on these, and this one had the perfect pastel shades for my Spring table! It’s placed at an angle because it’s too small to cover my 3×5 foot table!

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

The place settings are very simple – a pink “chunky pottery”-style dinner plate with sculpted bunny-and-butterfly-themed pattern, which, unbelievably to me, are not marked with a brand name. Each one is topped with one of the cute Spring-themed dessert plates, which are by Tag.

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Blue and yellow checked napkins carry through the casual feel of the table.

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

And the flatware is my vintage “Chandelier” by Oneida.

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Tumblers are Whitehall by Indiana Glass –

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

The tulips really took center-stage, but I did also create a small centerpiece using this sweet blue rabbit, nesting in a pretty bone china plate surrounded by a little beaded candle ring.

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Also on the table are these sweet ceramic leaves – I think these are possibly for writing seat assignments, but I don’t know what you’d write with that could be easily removed later. So for me they are just decorative and speak to the Spring theme!

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

I loved how all these elements looked so sweet with my “storybook chairs” that I painted last year.

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

Here are the elements of the table waiting to be put away –

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

… one more shot of those amazing pink tulips…

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

And an image for you to Pin if you’d like, for future ideas!

Pastel Spring Table | Vintage Floral Cottage

 

I hope “Spring has sprung” for you, too! I’m sharing for Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch!

 

 

 

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10 Responses to Spring pastel tablescape for two

  1. Taína says:

    The closest Trader Joe for me is like an hour away, I need to visit. Lovely plates and table setting.

    • Janet says:

      Thank you! I admit, I completely took Trader Joe’s for granted… they were here for two years (or maybe more) before I ever stopped in… am so glad I did and discovered their beautiful flower market!

  2. Ola says:

    So beautiful and soft. Even the elements gathered together look warm and inviting.

  3. Ann says:

    I luv this so creative🐰🐰

  4. Samantha says:

    These colors are beautiful! Love all your pieces!

  5. Beautiful table, lots of Spring color! Counting down till Spring, your tulips are beautiful!
    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blospot.com

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