French Country Spring & Easter Tablescape

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.

fullsizeoutput_7e5dI started arranging my Spring table by placing lavender tulips in a rectangular pot, purchased from Hobby Lobby HERE. 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.

fullsizeoutput_7e86I 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.

fullsizeoutput_7e90These vintage plates are perfect for Spring and have such a romantic look to them.

fullsizeoutput_7e8dThey pair well with crystal glasses and accessories.

fullsizeoutput_7e8eVintage plates look beautiful on their own against the raw wood of a table.

fullsizeoutput_7e94No need for a tablecloth, place mats or even a charger.

fullsizeoutput_7ea4Silver flatware is the perfect accompaniment for these dainty floral plates.

fullsizeoutput_7e97The 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.

fullsizeoutput_7e9cPaired with a bottle of Presecco, our Easter table is ready to go.

fullsizeoutput_7e89Whenever I want to create a romantic setting, I pull out the crystal.

fullsizeoutput_7e9dWe 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.

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fullsizeoutput_7e9eThese water goblets are spectacular, the Lismore pattern in the Waterford collection is absolute stunning! They make me feel special every time I use them.

fullsizeoutput_7ea0I can’t wait to use my vintage plates, have you found any great vintage finds?

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17 thoughts on “French Country Spring & Easter Tablescape

  1. The table looks gorgeous but it’s strange how you placed the silverware. Everything on the right side? Fork should be on the left side and spoon on the outside because you will start your meal with a soup.

    1. Hi Anna, yes you are right, the silverware is not the typical style of fork on the left, this is a more contemporary style, just changing things up a bit 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

  2. Denise, I will be right over for dinner or even tea!! I, too, love tulips & their “wildness”. We have the Lismore also & love using them but probably not as much as you do. Love all your information you include in your blogs. It takes kids & their studies to refresh our “older” minds. Donna

    1. Ha ha Donna, you’re so right! I never knew there were so many phases of the moon! Studying with my little guy has taught me things..I’m not sure I ever knew 🙂 And you are welcome anytime! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. Hello,
    Stranger stopping by. Love the post and your table setting is gorgeous. I’m amazed that you’ve been able to combine rustic with vintage and come up with such an elegant-looking table. For me a bare unpolished wooden table always seems undressed and homely.
    Thanks also for the tip about placing a glass within the container.
    I wonder if you would be so kind as to let me share the link for this post at my site? I am running an Easter-related blog hop which is not doing well, so I’ve decided to go hunting for suitable links to share myself. I’d love it if I could add yours.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the post and yes you can repost it. There are so many ways to dress up a bare table, personally I love the look of bare wood..and letting it’s natural beauty shine is one way to create a beautiful tablescape.

      1. Hi, just to be clear I was askiing for permission to add your post’s URL as a link in a comment box as an Easter-related feature on my blog party post.

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