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Spring Flowers Inspired Tablescape & Blog Hop

Today, we’re excited to share our Spring flowers inspired tablescape & Spring Home Tour Blog Hop.  A special thank you to Kristi of French Creek Farmhouse for putting this fabulous group of creative ladies together. 

If you’re new to The Crowned Goat, welcome, we’re excited to have you.  If you’re already a friend of TCG, welcome back, it’s good to have you too ?

Cottage living on the island…

I live on a tiny island in Florida where we normally have such mild winters, you can barely tell the difference between winter and spring. 

That said, early this morning I opened the back door to let our sweet dog out and was immediately inundated with the smell of salty marsh and the sounds of birds chirping. 

And it was an instant reminder of just how lucky we are to enjoy such a special place.

Decorating for the seasons…

When it comes to decorating for the seasons, we try to take our cues from nature and to reuse as many of our existing home décor items as we can. 

This island cottage has very little storage space which means we’re constantly trying to come up with creative ways to make our home feel festive.

I do have a weakness for ironstone, vintage china, linens and tarnished trophies though.  And when it comes to decorating, I do my best to make sure each piece can serve double duty somehow. 

Spring is one of our favorite seasons and while we have horrible allergies, we’re always inspired by spring flowers. 

I seriously have to hold myself back from making our home look like we live in a flower shop on the daily ?

Creating a Spring flowers inspired tablescape…

I was thinking about how spring brings a sense of hope and renewal when I was putting together this spring flowers inspired tablescape. So, I started with a runner of moss,

then added thrifted chargers I painted in Primitive by Americana Décor Chalky Paint and aged with Annie Sloan Dark Paste Wax. 

On top of the charger is a basic white plate, layered with a vintage Haviland luncheon plate.

To keep a cottage feel, I added a thrifted napkin trimmed with lace,

tied with a blush pink ribbon and DIY Speckled Eggs which are actually pecans from my family’s pecan grove.

Making everything super budget friendly too.

For the centerpiece, I created a DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand also from thrifted pieces and used a wooden bunny we picked up from Hobby Lobby last year. 

Having just the bunny centerpiece looked a bit sparse on our breakfast nook table, so I decided to add a few arrangements in ironstone too. 

I try to collect flowers from seasonal sales throughout the year and keep a tight color palette of whites, off whites and blush colors.

That way, they’re easy to mix and match no matter what the holiday or time of year. 

Celebrating Spring at home…

Our breakfast nook overlooks the back patio, so there is a constant stream of sunlight on the table during the day. 

In early spring we’re able to open all the windows and back door to enjoy the coastal breezes which always feels really good.  

I tell ya, there is just something about fresh air and sunshine that makes everything better ?

Our home is an open floor plan, so the breakfast nook is open to the living room, the kitchen, the dining room and the entry too. 

Now that we’re working from home a lot more, our coffee station has become such a bright spot.

And in light of everything that’s going on with the Coronavirus COVID-19, I think we could all use more bright spots in our day.

I know this probably isn’t how you planned to celebrate your spring season; we feel the same way.  But I think we’ve all be given an opportunity to embrace our homes as a place of respite and comfort like we’ve never had before. 

So, while I’m going to miss our annual trip to the garden show, picking up scones from the farmers market on the weekends and treasuring hunting in my favorite shops downtown, I fully plan to welcome the season into our home with intention and gratitude. 

And I hope you’ll do the same. 

Be sure to stop by and check out how these fabulous ladies are celebrating Spring this year as part of the Spring Home Tour Blog Hop…

 
 
I’m thrilled to be joining in today as 28 talented bloggers bring you the best of spring for all throughout the home! Please continue along this inspiring tour, and visit the other participants in each of the following categories.
 
 
 
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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43 Comments

  1. Coco,

    This is a beautiful post and loved what you said at the end. So true this isn’t what was planned but I’m taking time painting and making our home pretty gor the season. We will get through this as a whole.

    Love using soft colored flowers with ironstone too. It’s a wonderful marriage.

    Cindy

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! It’s awesome you’re painting again. I’ve thought about trying a basic needlepoint myself. It’s hard to know how long this is all going to go on for so, I’m totally with you about making the time I have count which goes for creating a beautiful home where we can find respite from it all too 🙂 Sending you hugs and hoping you and your family stay well, CoCo

  2. So very lovely, CoCo! Happy spring to you! Our homes should be our haven…especially now. Praying for good health for you and your family in the days ahead…xo

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more, Linda! I used to write lots of big things I was thankful for in my gratitude journal each day but goodness gracious this last week I’ve written down the smallest things. Having to live like this definitely makes you appreciate so much. Sending you lots of hugs for you and your family’s well being too. Happy Spring, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, Deb, I really appreciate it! Hugs, CoCo

  3. Oh my goodness, Coco–this is a stunning spring table! I absolutely love that you used those ironstone soup tureens for your floral arrangements. That’s a brilliant idea that I’m filing away for later!! Just like you, I’m a sucker for ironstone and old trophies, so you’ve given me some fantastic inspiration for how to decorate with many of the things I have stashed away. Just gorgeous, my friend! xo, Kristi

    1. I really appreciate it, Kristi, thank you so much. It’s been a lot of fun to collect ironstone and old trophies because they’re so hard to find! I never really know when I’m going to stumble upon a special piece which of course keeps me hunting 🙂 Thank you for putting this blog hop together. I’ve really enjoyed it! Hugs, CoCo

  4. Oh my! Each picture is prettier than the next. I had trouble choosing one for my Instagram stories.

    I can totally sympathize with you on the space issue. I’m getting our possessions down to just what we really use.

    1. You’re sweet to say that Carol, thank you. The struggle is definitely real trying to get down to just the essentials. I’m always finding something special on a treasure hunt so I try to be extra careful and make sure I love it instead of just like it in the moment. Sometimes the butterflies all feel the same way though 🙂 Hope you guys are well and staying safe. Hugs, CoCo

  5. What a beautiful blog your have CoCo! And I love your post. So glad to have found you!

    1. You’re so kind to say that, Kim, thank you so much! It’s been a lot of fun getting to know everyone better through this hop. It’s so fantastic to see all the creativity. Hugs and stay well, CoCo

  6. Well, I love that you used your cake plate and bunny on your tablescape. And, somehow I missed that your lived on a Florida island… or I forgot! 😉 My family lives in W. Melbourne and we visit every year or so! Maybe we can meet up the next time! Love your tablescape, sweet friend… and you have the right outlook on our world’s situation! Hugs!

    1. That would be so much fun, Julie! We actually lived in Melbourne for a while and loved it. Thanks so much for all your sweet words. I appreciate them and I appreciate you too. Sending lots of love and hugs for you and your family, CoCo

  7. Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful. I love how you added the moss runner and all of the thrifted / vintage touches. Your flowers are all so soft and pretty. It’s all dreamy ❤️❤️

    1. Thank you bunches, Danya! We’re bound and determine to celebrate any part of Spring we possibly can this year – even if it’s inside 🙂 Hope your week is fantastic, CoCo

  8. Oh my goodness! Your table is absolutely stunning! I love the pops of green, white, and pink!

    1. Thank you so much! We’re all kinds of excited for spring this year so it’s been fun to decorate. Hope you have a great week, CoCo

    1. Thank you, Rebecca! It’s definitely been to use pastels for Spring this year. Especially, now that we’re cooped up inside. It feels like we’re still able to celebrate it a bit which is a blessing. Hope your week is fantastic, CoCo

    1. I appreciate your sweet words so much, Ana, thank you! Hugs, CoCo

  9. You have taken so many lovely photos for this post! I love the adorable speckled eggs that you made out of pecans. So creative!

    1. Thank you so much, Kyla! I couldn’t get over how perfectly those little pecans fit in the nest so I was definitely excited to use them. Hope you’re having a good day, CoCo

  10. What a pretty tablescape! I love all the Spring colors, and that sweet nest with the speckled egg is the perfect touch for Spring, and for Easter. Well done!
    – Laura

    1. Thank you, Laura! Those little speckled “eggs” will forever have a sweet place in my heart since they’re actually pecans from our pecan grove 🙂 They were just too cute not to use. Hope you’re having a great week so far, CoCo

  11. Everything looks so beautiful. Thank you for all of the ideas. I really adore the colors used at your table!

    1. I really appreciate it, Amanda, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  12. Hi Coco! How fun that you live on a tiny island! Your Spring table is so lovely sweet friend! The bunny statue and the tiny nests are a wonderful Spring touch! 🙂

    1. I really appreciate it, Dee Dee, thank you! Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons and despite everything that is going on right now we’re determined to celebrate as much as we can. Hope you have the best week, CoCo

  13. I love the flower choice and bird nest napkin holder. The decorations you have used are so adorable!

    1. Thank you so much, Hani, I really appreciate it! Hope you’re well and having a great week. Hugs, CoCo

  14. I am loving all your fabulous Easter decor ideas. Everything looks so festive and full of life. Thank you so much for sharing so much creativity and beauty!

    1. You’re so sweet to say that, Heidi, thank you so much! Hope you and your family are well and have a fantastic week, CoCo

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