The official start of Spring is March 20. We live in a region of the country where we get to enjoy the four seasons Mother Nature has bestowed upon us. Spring being one of my favorites.
Seasons divide the year into four distinct periods of time Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall, and Winter. Each season brings different weather, hours of light, and plant behaviors. The seasons are brought about by the yearly orbit of the earth around the sun and the tilt of the earth’s axis.
During early spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the different hemispheres. The hemispheres begins to warm significantly, causing new plant growth to “spring forth,” giving the season its name. Snow begins to melt, filling streams with runoff and in climates that have no snow, air and ground temperatures increase. Can you tell I have been studying up on third grade science with my son 🙂
Flowering plants begin to bloom in Spring, sometimes beginning when snow is still on the ground and continuing into early Summer. In snowless areas, “Spring” may begin as early as February (like us in the Northern Hemisphere), as evidenced by the blooming of deciduous magnolias and cherries.
In Springtime, one of the prettiest flowering plants are tulips. I recently wrote about these beauties HERE.
Easter is right around the corner for us, and I think tulips are a perfect flower to grace a Spring or Easter table. Tulips come in a variety of colors, but when we think of Easter we generally think of pastel colors like pink, yellow, and lavender.
While on a bargain shopping excursion recently, I picked up a set of vintage plates for a great price. Thrift stores and flea markets are wonderful places to find vintage hip finds.
I started arranging my Spring table by placing lavender tulips in a rectangular pot, purchased from Hobby Lobby. A little trick I use to arrange flowers, is to place a glass inside of the container. This is especially useful if the pot you are using doesn’t hold water well or has a wide mouth causing the flowers to lose shape.
I love the free spirit of tulips. They have a mind of their own and look so pretty when they flop over in a vase, no need for special arrangement.
These vintage plates are perfect for Spring and have such a romantic look to them.
They pair well with crystal glasses and accessories.
Vintage plates look beautiful on their own against the raw wood of a table.
No need for a tablecloth, place mats or even a charger.
Silver flatware is the perfect accompaniment for these dainty floral plates.
The delicate design of the tea cups are what drew me to this set. If you’re looking for a delicate romantic design, check out these HERE.
Paired with a bottle of Presecco, our Easter table is ready to go.
Whenever I want to create a romantic setting, I pull out the crystal.
We received most of our crystal for our wedding, and went to Macy’s to complete the set. They have the best selection of fine crystal that I have found and of course the best wedding registry as well.
These water goblets are spectacular, the Lismore pattern in the Waterford collection is absolute stunning! They make me feel special every time I use them.
I can’t wait to use my vintage plates, have you found any great vintage finds?