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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Setting a Springtime Table

After Sally's baptism, we had our immediate families (which now is 13 people!) over for lunch.  Instead of anything too sweet or baby-ish, I decided to set a colorful, springtime table. 


Affordable, ready-made tablecloths are hard to find, so I love making my own.  If you know your way around a sewing machine the least little bit, you can make a rectangular tablecloth.  All it takes is about 3 yards of fabric for a standard table, and you just do a straight stitch around the edges.  If you don't have a sewing machine, you could probably also use Stitch Witchery.  

I am in love with the fabric I used for the tablecloth. It is a pink, green, and fuchsia ikat-y rose pattern. It feels much more modern than a traditional floral pattern, but it is still so fun for a spring or summertime table.


Placing chargers under dinner plates really makes your plates stand out. I found these ruffled fuchsia and green chargers at Party City for about $2 each.  Side note:  Party City is a great place for chargers.  They had at least 20 different styles, from metallics to woven raffia, round to square, in every color, etc for between $2 and $4 each.


I love arranging flowers from my yard, and since this is the peak of azalea season here, I decided to clip some blooms from my favorite hot pink azalea beside the driveway.  They are the exact same color as the fuchsia in the tablecloth.  I placed them in little glass votives surrounding a bunch of pink tulips.  Cake stands are a great way to add height to a centerpiece, especially for a large table.


I added my china, crystal, and silver, and, of course, some Easter candy!

Do you have a special table to set this spring?

12 comments:

the Queen City Style said...

Gorgeous, who knew party city had such great chargers? Thanks for the tip!

Haus and Home said...

Beautiful table setting and great use of the azaleas! I love the fabric too! It is good to know Party City has a great assortment of colored chargers!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I'm going on a hunt for chargers now... these are great!

Lindsey Suggs said...

Your table setting looks beautiful, not to mention festive!!! I recently started brainstorming about my Easter table. Tory Burch Instagrammed a photo of pink peonies in blue and white Chinoiserie vases so I'm thinking of playing off of that idea. Thanks for the tip on Party City's chargers!

Betsy said...

Looks beautiful- LOVE the colors! I don't know how you do it all!

goheels83 said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! It was a wonderful day :)

Mary said...

Please share where the fabric is from & the name. I love it.

Sanity Fair said...

I love the inventive use of cake stands et al - the result is beautiful! Congrats again.
-SF

traci zeller designs said...

What a special table for a special girl! It's beautiful, Sarah - and the chargers are perfect! Wanting to make a fabulous tablecloth is almost enough to make me learn to sew ...

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my gosh this table is simply gorgeous! I would love for my Easter table to look just like this. xo

casapinka said...

Someone left a comment on my blog that I should see this tablecloth you made. It's beeeeautiful. Love it! So much inspiration here.
Pink

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

This table is so gorgeous! I love the colors! Good to know about the chargers we live near a party city now...I'm definitely going to check it out soon!

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