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This week I was honored to be featured again on the Love, Reese Blog for Draper James and shared Five Tips for a Beautiful Spring Tablescape.  I wanted to share those here with you as well!

Creating a beautiful tablescape is one of my favorite activities on a To Do List. Here are Five Tips for a Beautiful Spring Tablescape to inspire you for all the occasions Spring brings: Easter, graduations, Mother’s Day and Bridal and Baby showers.

It is always my goal to present tablescapes that inspire you because you can actually re-create them – not create more pressure for you.  These five tips will help you to easily create a tablescape to welcome your friends and family this spring.

Five Tips for a Beautiful Spring Tablescape

  1. Use a pastel color palette

After the dark and rich colors of fall and winter, fresh pastel colors are such a welcome change. I have chosen pale blue and white to anchor this tablescape. I used these Juliska Country Estate in Delft Blue dinner plates on my Thanksgiving table and love how fresh and light they look in this table setting.  I’ve added pale blue linen napkins to highlight the pastel blue in the plates.  They have a hemstitch detail that matches my classic white linen hemstitch tablecloth.

  1. Incorporate seasonal flowers that accent your color palette

Nothing says spring like beautiful tulips. Whether you fill your favorite vase to overflowing or incorporate them into another arrangement as I have here, they embody spring to me. I used water picks (small containers that hold water on the end of the flower) to keep the flowers hydrated.  You have to do this the day of your event with the hydrangeas.  A mix of small vases would be beautiful mixed in and around the garland, as well.  Other spring flowers for a fresh tablescape include hydrangea, hyacinth, ranunculus, peonies, daffodils, azaleas and anemones.

  1. Bring the outdoors in with fresh greenery

Beautiful greenery is the first sign of spring so why not highlight it in your table setting. The beautiful garland in the photos is from my friends at Gracious Garlands arrived farm fresh and ready to display.  In my Easter tablescape from last year, I have clippings from my hedge intertwined with floral arrangements. You can see that post here.

I had to trim the garland and used the extra piece to accent my side table where my Juliska Country Estate Soup Tureen holds our favorite spring soup: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Tart Raspberry Puree. (My full Easter Menu is coming soon!)  I’ve also used the Gracious Garlands Boxwood Cross as an accent on my buffet mirror.  I simply added a wide satin ribbon.  I used their magnolia garland here. Gracious Garlands is generously offering 10% off orders for my readers. Use code AWL10 for the discount.

  1. Add a natural element like bamboo or wicker

I love the texture that a natural element adds to the table. Bamboo and wicker are perfect for spring. Here I have used a bamboo patterned charger and flatware.  In this tablescape, I also used bamboo napkins rings.  I love having items that mix and match!

  1. Add a whimsical element

Whether you add something with bunnies or a novelty shaped topiary to your centerpiece, adding a touch of whimsy is just plain fun. On these tablescapes I have used bunny plates, flower covered bunnies, hand painted eggs and bunny salt and pepper shakers. The sky is the limit when you engage your playful side.  You can see other Easter and Spring table settings here, here and here.

Bonus Tip: Wear Draper James!

The Draper James spring collection of beautiful styles will make getting dressed the easiest part of any event this spring. Here, I am wearing the Lace A-line Dress. It will be perfect as I host Easter brunch at my house.

I hope these photos inspire you to create a beautiful tablescape for an event this Spring!

xo

Alicia

Thank you to Juliska for providing the tableware, Gracious Garlands for providing the greenery and Draper James for the gorgeous lace dress.

Photos by Mary Hafner

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