Spring Inspired Kitchen Table

I’ve been trying to add touches of spring around the house for the past few weeks. I’m in the midst of restocking my booth at The Pickers Market so the decorating hasn’t gone as quickly as I had planned. Instead of deep cleaning and decorating all at once I’ve been stealing moments in between treasure hunting and hauling inventory to the booth. It’s so hard to believe the end of March is right around the corner.

I was on the phone with one of my girlfriends the other morning telling her how I’ve always wanted a real cutting garden. In this said garden, I was telling her I would love to have peonies, roses, hydrangeas, gardenias and foxgloves. I was lamenting the sandy soil and coastal zone as I spoke of having to make the trip to town to buy some fresh flowers to put in the house. I hung up the phone with her and took in the view across the flowerbeds while the dogs were happily playing outside.

Right before my very eyes were flowers in bloom that I had overlooked because they weren’t on my “dream garden list.” Completely humbled but excited, I took a pair of garden scissors outside and started enjoying the gifts I had been given. The tiny white flowers on this Bridal-Wreath Bush became the inspiration for my spring kitchen table.

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I brought together a simple collection of ironstone cream and sugar containers and safely tucked those sweet little flowers inside.

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Next I took out my green and white floral ironstone place settings

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and paired it with this cream and gray embroidered napkin. We originally bought these place settings for the store. But when no one scooped them up, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. Vintage china and linens get me every time. I was seriously born in the wrong era. I’m saving up for some new flatware too.

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I’ve been moving things around in the dining room as well so this swan found a new home on the spring kitchen table.

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As did these wooden eggs that I picked up at an auction last year.

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I had been using the raffia in a bowl on one of the shelves in the dining room china hutch. It makes me excited to be able to use the raffia in another location. You know what they always say, “Shop your house first.”

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My roses, irises, day lilies and hydrangeas haven’t started blooming yet but I’m going to enjoy these flowering bushes as long as they’ll let me. These flowers and maybe some bush daisies will be making an appearance all throughout the house and on the porch too so stay tuned.

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Many blessings,

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Coco

Comments

  1. says

    Dear CoCo – Nature is in its’ glory in Spring and I am so happy that you have some of it in your own backyard. The bridal bush is beautiful and the cuttings look wonderful on your Spring tablescape. The raffia looks so pretty, added like a runner – so creative! I can envision your cutting garden – just give it time 🙂 Hugs to a wonderful day!

    • CoCo says

      Thank you Vicki! I wish the bridal bush bloomed for a longer period of time so for right now I am going to use those sweet little flowers everywhere I can. I appreciate all of your sweet comments. I’m sending you hugs for a happy day back, CoCo

  2. says

    It’s gorgeous Coco! I too tend to overlook the beautiful flowers already growing in my garden as decorating pieces for inside the home. Now I’m excited to see what’s going to bloom again, for just this reason!

    • CoCo says

      Iris, you are always so sweet and kind! Thank you bunches for your comments. I had 3 irises that bloomed this past weekend which made me really excited. Hope you have an awesome day. Sending you hugs, Coco

  3. says

    Coco, Your Spring Table looks so beautiful. I love the white ironstone and pretty florals. You are so lucky you have those gorgeous flowers right there in your yard too. Love it and hope you’re doing well xo Lisa

    • CoCo says

      Thank you so much Lisa! I planted a few container gardens yesterday and we’re still waiting for the roses to bloom but right now I’m really excited for the flowers we do have blooming. I look at them totally different now. Love and hugs, Coco

  4. says

    Green and white always looks so fresh for spring ~ and even better when the flowers come from your own yard 😉 Small ironstone pitchers and vintage plates ~ I think we came from the same era CoCo! Hope you are enjoying spring on your island. We’re getting lots of sunshine today! Bwg ~~~

    • CoCo says

      Thank you so much Bobbi! Ha ha we totally could be from the same era. I say all the time the 5 of us could get into so much trouble shopping together. Love and hugs and enjoy the sunshine for me, Coco

    • says

      Jacqueline, thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I was blown away to be featured on Show and Share today. I think it may be the best thing in my Easter basket. Hope you have an awesome day, CoCo