Make it Monday: Spring Soirée Tablescape

Happy Monday! There are bluebird skies and blooming flowers here in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s definitely a HAPPY Monday here! Now, it’s supposed to rain this afternoon…but, I’ll take the sun when I can get it!

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This week, I’ll be sharing ideas for a Spring Soirée brunch or lunch, full of flowers and bright colors. Today, I’m showing you how I put together an easy spring tablescape. I was inspired by one of my go-to shops for festive dishes, Pier 1. I love the variety they have there – whether you’re a bright-white decorator or you love lots of color – you can find many options to bring your spring tablescape (or any tablescape, really!) to life.

Ok, so now onto my tablescape! 

I started with my clean and dry table top. I find completely clearing the table and starting fresh results in a much more cohesive tablescape than just trying to fill things in around items that were already there. Even if you’re going to reuse items you already had on the table, still completely clear it and start fresh. Next, I layered on a roll of floral wrapping paper (found in the Mother’s Day section at Michaels) for my table runner. I love using wrapping paper for a table runner because it’s inexpensive and disposable so you don’t have to worry about staining or damage during the meal.

I added my boxwood leaves placemats on top of the runner. I traded last week’s box placemats for these flatter ones to get a little bit of a different look.

Next, it was time to layer on the dishes and silverware. I like to use melamine dishes, because of the flexibility they provide. You can use them outside for picnics without worrying about your guests having to carry heavy dishes around the lawn. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe and hold up nicely. The floral cloth napkins fit in perfectly with the dishes and floral table runner.

I wanted an additional floral element at each placesetting, so I added a white rose bloom inside the bowl. I also added my favorite silverware goldware to complete the look.

I like to set the places before I work on the centerpiece because I don’t want the two to fight each other. So, once I can see all the place settings together on the table, I build out my centerpiece from there. For this centerpiece, I opted for several vases of white flowers. Since the place settings are so bright and bold, the white flowers help to balance it out.

The “hello spring” sign is from the Target Dollar Spot. I also added in a couple glassybaby and a Lilly Pulitzer floral candle that comes in a beautiful glass container with a signature Lily print, and smells amazing!

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And with that, the table is set and ready for a Spring Soirée! Check back tomorrow for a delicious spring cocktail.

Party on!
JW

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