Sweet Spring Table Setting

Today is the first day of Spring, so it’s a perfect day to share a Sweet Spring  Table with you.  Actually it’s freezing outside and calling for possible snow today,  but we can pretend it’s sunny and warm, okay?

I found the cutest little unfinished birdcages at Michaels this weekend and although I had no idea what I was going to use them for, I bought some anyway!  Then last night, while I was trying to go to sleep, I got the idea to use them to make napkin rings!

Here is how they turned out:

Spring Table

 

Birdcage napkin rings

 

I was really pleased with them.  I cut a paper towel roll  into 1 1/2 ” pieces then covered them with burlap using hot glue.  I spray painted the bird cages with dark brown first, then ivory and sanded them. Then I attached them to the burlap rings with hot glue.

Birdhouse napkin rings

 

 

Spring Table

 

Very cute!

See the little ceramic birds in the picture above? I was busy moving those around to add some sweetness to the scape and I came up with another sweet set up that was totally unplanned.

Take a look:

Spring place setting

 

Isn’t it so cute?  The funny thing is, this place setting cost me nothing!  (No, I didn’t steal these things. I mean I already had everything!)

I bought the birds at Michaels at half off for $1.99 last week.  I purchased similar ones at christmas that had glitter and a matte finish (I used them here also) and I loved them so much, so I was excited to see these in for Spring!

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The placemats are from Stienmart.

The aqua plates are from Homegoods.

I found the glass plates at the thrift store for $1 each.

The ivory salad plates are Pottery Barn “Emma”.

BUT…I got them at a  YARD SALE for $30 for 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, and 8 bowls!!!

Sorry, but deals like that deserve to be shout out loud! A set of four salad plates currently retails on PB’s website for $48!  This is my all time favorite yard sale find:)

Okay…back to our regularly scheduled program…

Spring Table

 

Spring Table Scape

 

 

Spring Table Setting

 

Easter Table Idea

 

I used things I had around the house to create a centerpiece of sorts.  I used a  large lantern flanked by several mercury glass pieces.  The lantern may not be ideal for conversation, but it sure is pretty:)

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(You may  notice the other side of the table is missing its placemats…I didn’t have enough! If you didn’t notice, disregard that little side note:)

I also played around with other napkins that I made from a tablecloth I purchased at Target. I preferred the aqua paisley. (Purchased from Homegoods a couple of years ago) See what you think.

Here are all three:

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The sweet bird is my favorite.

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What’s yours?

 

XO,

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Comments

  1. Your birdcage napkin rings came out great! funny how some of the best ideas come while we are supposed to be sleeping!! Deal of the century on the dishes! Very nice!

  2. Your tablescape is so sweet and soothing I feel like I could just sit down and have a wonderful time. Love those little birds. I got a few last year. I better get them out and on my own table.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Traci

  3. Ana Lopes says:

    All adorable! Love the delicate bircages and the sweet birds! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  4. GOR. GEOUS. I love the colors, and I’m dying over those birdcages. Stunning! Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

  5. Just lovely.

    Perhaps you’d care to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS next week. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday evening.

    – The Tablescaper

  6. Love this tablescape. It is worth yelling out that PB deal on plates. I love the bird cages and the birds. Beautiful!

    • Thanks, Leslie! I agree about the plates…that was my favorite find ever!! She was asking $40 but I asked if she would consider $30 and she didn’t even hesitate! My lucky day:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. I love the way you mixed high and low cost pieces to make such a beautiful table setting. I hope you have kept it set up to admire before it gets used!

    • Thanks, Heather! Unfortunately I had a hard enough time keeping my two year old away from the table while photographing so I couldn’t keep it all set up, but I know what to do when Easter comes:)

  8. You got the Emma set at a yard sale??? That is the score of the century!! I love how you decorated this table. You should join my new linky party on Mondays {1 party, 5 blogs!} http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  9. A beautiful tabletop, love the ceramic bird and bird cages theme. The aqua and white color scheme is so fresh looking and love the place-mats…I thought for sure they were vintage!

  10. Christy, everything looks wonderful…those birdies are just so lovely…xo

  11. Christy,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the subtle soft hues of Spring in your sweet spring tablescape!
    My favorite besides the soft hues is the centerpiece lantern surrounded by mercury glass!
    Have a Blessed and Glorious Easter, dear one!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  12. Your table is simple the sweetest I have seen in awhile, so clever the napkin rings, then the bird and the beautiful blue napkins and dishes are soo perfect all together, love the way you kept the idea of birds in the tablescape…simple perfect

  13. Christy, this is an adorable spring table. The little bird cage napkin rings are a clever idea. Each one is such a cute shape. Hope you get some warmer weather soon.

  14. Jeannie Panza says:

    Love Love Love – what time is dinner? Love your style and your many ideas. Love eating my lunch at work and clicking on your blog – makes me smile and wish I were half as crafty as you!

  15. Your table is beautiful! And I love what you did with the bird cages.

    It’s wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    – The Tablescaper

  16. Christy,
    I vote aqua paisley on the napkins, dear one!!!
    This sweet spring table setting is charming!
    While I LOVE what you did with the birdcages. . .
    it is the cute white lacy bird that drew me to your post today!
    I adore the lantern as the centerpiece flanked by mercury hurricanes.
    Only one thought…had you consider a nest within the lantern?
    Thank you for sharing a sweet Spring Tablescape, dear one!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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