Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring Table



The Stories of A to Z is having her Vignette Party today and I love tablescapes, vignettes and mantels!  I wanted to be a part of it, so despite a sick Mr. Husband and kids this week, I managed to get my dinette table done for Spring.  I have been meaning to change it up so this party was a good kick to get something pretty and Spring-y on the table. 


I didn’t really have a plan, I just “shopped” my house.  I had picked up this cute pair of tin buckets on clearance because one of the handles was broken off.  I think I got it for like $5 and all I had to do was epoxy the handle on!  Love, love easy damage fixes!  I filled it with some pretty hydrangea I had and simply added a little vintage doily.  Once I got the flowers on the table I decided they needed some grounding.  I wanted to go for a kind of rustic country feel, so I used a scrap of burlap I had.  I left the edges raw and uneven because I was being lazy to play on the rustic country vibe. ;)









Next I got to plates out of my cupboard along with some mason jars.  I plopped a little candle in each jar and added my clearance pears around the edges.  I then wound some grapevine from my Grandpa’s garden (thanks Gpa) around and throughout the centerpiece.  So, I did have more vines up and around but,  A. it looked too busy and,  B. I literally caught one on fire from the candle.  Needless to say I decided to simply lay a few pieces to one side. :)  Seriously, fire.  Apparently the grapevine is highly flammable.  Who knew? LOL (Just please don’t tell my Dad, the Deputy Fire Chief ;)


I’m thinking, not bad for a little house shopping and about 10 minutes?   Oh, and for all the faux-phobics out there;), this could be beautifully done with fresh fruit and flowers.  I’m actually thinking it would be fun to put my fresh flowers in the tin.  I’ve been buying flowers and putting them by my sink to bring in the spring, so this would be a fun spot to change them out.


Remember to shop your house and move things around.  Just because you bought one thing for a specific spot, doesn’t mean you are legally bound to keep it there.  Often times I have found I like things even better once they are moved.

Keeping it true to life, I am linking up LATE…


  1. Very pretty, I always enjoy your pictures! =) ~Liz

  2. So pretty!! I love all the little details!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hope everyone feels better soon!
    Many Blessings!

  3. This tablescape is beautiful, I just love it!
    the mason jar candle holder with the fruit..I am going to have to borrow this idea for sure!

  4. Hello Krista~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful ideas. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
    We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements...especially with these wonderful tin flower pots filled with hydrangea. I often use doilies and vintage hankies in my vignettes too.
    I have a nice variety of faux fruit that I display in winter when fresh fruit and berries are scarce. I like the idea of the plate with the candle surrounded by fruit...simple elegance. I will definitely apply the idea in my home.

    More and more I'm seeing spring popping up. I'm looking forward to applying the inspirational palette of colors into a few DIY projects, with a little baking/cooking in between.
    Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
    It's definitely invigorating.
    I will come by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,

  5. This setting is absolutely gorgeous): I love it! Once we get settled I'm hitting the shopping center!:) xoxox

  6. Ohh I love this! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I AM LOVING YOURS!


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