Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Is In The Air

The flowers are beginning to peek out of the ground,
the Bradford Pears are blooming,
and we are all sneezing!

But we think the groundhog missed his mark this year.
He said six more weeks of Winter,
but we still have yet to see any cold weather.

Now as soon as I type this,
the temperature will fall off the thermometer
and we'll be under a foot of snow.

But with the touch of Spring like weather,
I felt like setting a table of soft, spring time colors.

I purchased this vase back in December
on a shopping trip with my mom to Evergreen
in Osage Beach, Mo.  
They were having a big sale before they closed for the winter
and everything in the store was half price.
I could have really had some fun in there, but I was
trying to be good.

I just used some silk Hydrangea blooms that I normally
are used in another arrangement.
I am going to try my hand at drying some Hydrangea blooms
this year.  Of course, I will have to sneak into Leisa's back yard
and get some off of her bush since I do not have one of my own.

It's funny how you notice the little things in the photos you take
that you may not pay any attention to on a normal day.
I enjoy looking at photos that others have taken 
out of their kitchen window and they overlook beautiful 
wooded backyards...mine overlooks my neighbors garage...
breathtaking, huh?

Oh well...hopefully you will just take in the
view on the table...

The table is set for dinner with the
family.  We have a calm week ahead, so
I am taking advantage of home cooked meals
and time chatting about the day.

I picked up these small dessert plates after Christmas
at TJMaxx.  

There were also dinner and salad plates that matched,
but I chose to go with the solid white beaded edge plates instead.

The paisley plates are made by 222 Fifth
and are the Indochine pattern
in purple.

The white plates were another purchase after 
Christmas at TJMaxx.
They are Bella Lux brand 
Amalafi pattern.
And Scott will be happy to know that they are dishwasher safe.
(Scott offered to wash up after our last Sunday lunch at our house...
the Sunday I used china that had to be hand washed...
he requested that next time, I use dishes that could be
put in the dishwasher...hee hee)

I purchased this flatware at Homegoods in 
Osage Beach, Mo with my mom on the same
after Christmas shopping trip.
I love the "pearl" look on the handle.
And they are a beautiful Spring Green.

I was excited to see how well they matched my 
green vase and my paisley plates as well.

The last of our sunshine today streaming in the window.
Rain is on the way, and unfortunately the threat
of spring time storms...
I am ready for warmer weather, 
but the storms I can do without.

The table is set, won't you join us for dinner.
I think for tonight's menu
we will be having seafood pasta in a 
Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo sauce, a yummy Caesar Salad
and some crusty bread.

Hop you are all having a wonderful week.
I'll be joining Susan



  1. Your table is lovely and I love the centerpiece container. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  2. Thanks for stopping by my post. You mentioned the Bordallo cabbage leaf chargers...they would be a fantastic additional layer to the beautiful table that you've shared today. I love your artichoke vase...now I could use that. It's a shame that the garage out your window isn't mine...we could share, if we were neighbors.! Cherry Kay

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is so lovely for your family dinner, You did a Beautiful job putting this all together. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  4. I sure would love to join you for that yummy dinner. Your table is beautiful. Love your new plates, and those beautiful wicker chargers!!

  5. Pretty table...the flatware goes so nicely with the cheery dessert plates.

  6. Your dining table is beautiful...those little plates were meant for you!

  7. How pretty those dessert plates are! This is so charming. I think I have those same chargers except round. Don't you love them?

  8. What??!?!?!!! You were that close and didn't stop by to say hi?!?!?!! Osage Beach is only 2-1/2 hours from the Kansas City area. Practically right around the corner! :-) I didn't know they have a Home Goods there! It has been years since I went on a shopping junket to Osage Beach. I used to love to go there for a weekend and just shop 'til I dropped! You got a great vase! Very pretty table, Sandra, and I love the small floral plates. Now, the next time you and your Mom decide to go to Osage Beach, please let me know so I can meet you! :-) Have a great weekend!!!!

  9. Great table. I love the little dessert plates and the flatware. That punch of color really says spring is near!

  10. Hello! Visiting from tablescape thursday (even though I don't have my own tablescape to link up). Just wanted to tell you the green handled flatware caught my eye in your thumbnail picture and in reading your post I LOVE that green vase! It's amazing!

  11. Hello! I just bought those same plates at TJ Maxx! I'm going into law school and just got my own place and I love what you did with the plates. I have to say though, I adore those wicker chargers with the handles, where did you find those? Or have you seen anything similar recently? Thank you! - Allie (Ala.)

    1. Hey... I ordered the chargers from World Market...I love them!