Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring is in the Air...

Spring is finally here!! If I told you that spring is my favorite season, I'd be telling the truth.  Telling the truth, that is, until the calendar says October once again!! It takes just one look at that glorious blue sky, budding daffodils, and all the stirrings of newness around me to remind me that spring is the chance for us to start over. This celebration of starting over is one of the reasons I adore spring.  Beatiful weather always beckons me outdoors, and something about spring makes me want to partake in every meal I can with the sunshine streaming down on me and gentle breezes touching my face.  Is that because I spend most of my week cooped up inside a building?  Perhaps that could have something to do with it!  A girl has to soak it all in when she can, you know!

With Easter just around the corner and guests for Saturday night dinner, it was the perfect opportunity to bring out some of my favorite Easter things and celebrate the joy of spring in style.


The inspiration for this table came from the "chocolate" bunnies.  Playing off the blue bows and orange carrots, the idea for colors in this tablescape came to life. 

These speckled eggs from Hobbly Lobby seemed like a perfect addition to the base of the floral arrangement.  I elevated it on a glass cake stand to give the centerpiece more height. 
The addition of my favorite Pottery Barn napkin rings, along with these adorable silver Easter bunny baskets ($5.99 reg. price with half off!!) from Hobby Lobby, really bring out the antique silver pitcher and make our everyday dishes seem more special.
My son's girlfriend made these adorable bird's nests for the table.  She took plain bird's nests and added a little Spanish moss, a cute little birdie, and three tiny speckled eggs.  I think these are the perfect addition to our spring tablescape!
A lovely tablescape for spring with a touch of whimsy!
Funny how taking just a few minutes to dress your table can make even grilled chicken taste like five star cuisine!  Thanks for joining us for our springtime tablescape!!

Since I'm not quite a week old, I'm linking up with Debbie Doo for her Newbie Party!!!  I can't believe I'm almost a week old.  YIPPEE!!!!!!!  I'm also linking up to Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for her Tabletop Tuesday party, and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday party!  LOVIN' all these great parties here in blog land!!!!!




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33 comments:

  1. Hi Farica, Your tablescape is just beautiful....and I will have to agree with you on the spring thing. We are just turning green over here in Jersey, the trees are starting to bud and the daffodils are blooming. Your blog is just lovely...and you seem to be doing great for being around for 1 week! I'm your newest follower.
    Marianne :)

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  2. So pretty and spring like is your table top decor.I love your little nests and dishes. Congratulations on such a great blog.....you seem like you have been blogging quite awhile.I look forward to your next posts. Thank you for sharing your talents !

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  3. What a gorgeous outdoor setting! I love how you pulled everything together.
    Visiting you from DebbieDoos and it is a pleasure to follow you.

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  4. I just love this whimsical and elegant setting!

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  5. What a great tablescape, here in the south, we are into hot summer weather, we kind of skipped spring! I love your blog name. I am visiting from Debbie doos and I am your newest follower, hope you will follow me back

    Carol

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  6. Hi visiting from the Newbie party. That is a beautiful spring tablescape...just gorgeous.

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  7. What a beautiful tablescape!

    I have to agree with you 100% -- I love spring, but just until autumn arrives.

    Visiting from Debbie's...

    Lisa
    http://chicmagnifique.blogspot.com

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  8. A week only! Your blog is wonderful, looks like you have been at it a while.

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  9. You are rockin over here for your first week girl. Have fun at the party and thanks for sharing your gorgeous table scape with us.

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  10. Oh my...what a beautiful tablescape you have here...love the flowers!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  11. I'm visiting from Debbies's Party. Your table is just lovely, outdoor tablescapes always get my attention, and yours using the chocolate bunnies so adorable.....great napking rings form pottery barn, don't you just love that store.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  12. Looks so pretty! Presentation is everything. I always feel that when I go the extra mile took make it look nice guests feel like you have made the evening so special. Keep up the great work :)

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  13. Love it, Farica!! You definitely make me wanna do a tablescape!! Just gorgeous! :)

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  14. Your beautiful table certainly welcomes spring in a lovely way. I love the chocolate bunnies and the nests, too. Very pretty 'scape!
    Visiting from Debbiedoos.
    Tammy

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  15. Hi! I am visiting from Debbie's Newbie Party. Your tablescape is so lovely. Love the design of your blog. I notice that you have a button. I have been blogging for a few months but I haven't figured out the button thing yet. That's because all the directions I read are for blogs on blogger or blogspot and I am using a different platform. Come visit me and follow me as well.
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  16. Hi there! I just found your blog and think it is absolutely divine! Your tablescape is just gorgeous and filled with lovely details. I can't wait to go and poke around more and see what else you have going on here! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. I'm a new follower!

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  17. What a beautiful and inviting outside table! I'd love to be there and yes!, so springie, it sure is here! All the details are awesome, I mostly love the nests and choc. bunnies. Great napkin rings! I'm at TTT too.
    HUGS
    FABBY

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  18. You are doing great for 1-week-blogging! Great job :)
    And lovely table-setting! Isn't it great how a little bit more attention and care light up our every-day lives?
    I am visiting form Debbie's Party and am following now!
    I wish you a wonderful Tuesday :)

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  19. Oh what a beautiful tablescape. Such an inviting setting and everything is stunning. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  20. What an ADORABLE table setting!! The centerpiece is soooo beautiful!! Oh my goodness, yes, BRING ON THE SPRING!! I can't wait for the warmer weather. Up here in the Pacific Northwest, the tulips are just starting to bloom but it's still a bit chilly.
    Have a nice week!! :D

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  21. What a delightful tablescape in honor of Spring!
    I am sure your eye for details and good friends created a memorable time for all. Wanda

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  22. Thanks, ladies, for all of your kind comments!! I am trying to link up to those of you I'm not a follower of yet, and I'm having difficulty!!! In fact, I can't even see my followers list anymore. I can't see it on any of your sites, and I get nothing when I click the "follow" button. Wondering if this is a problem with me or with Blogger....not sure. Like I said, I have learned enough in one week to be dangerous at this!! LOL!!!

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  23. HI there and welcome to blogland! YOu will be awesome if this table is any indication! I actually have the same cake pedestal and ahve a centerpiece on it on my dining room table right now for Easter! Come on over and look at my Easter dining room post to see it! I will be your newest follower. I hope your "following issues" are resolved soon!!!! XO, Pinky

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  24. I am very new to blogging as well. All the Blogland Girls have been very supportive of my efforts. It's nice to have cyber friends! Your table is great and I like that your son's girlfriend is helping you... really nice.

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  25. Oh Wow! What a beautiful tablescape Farica! I just love it...everything is precious!

    Thanks for the nice comment on the island vignette. Yes, the container just "flew" into my basket! lol...thanks for your visit! Kristen

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  26. What a good idea to elevate the flowers on a cake stand! I'll have to remember that trick...it gets the flowers out of everyone's "line of vision" and still looks pretty.

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  27. What a beautiful table in a beautiful outdoor setting! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  28. Wonderful table setting. Love the centrepiece! Look forward to more posts. Diane

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  29. Looks straight out of a magazine! Beautiful. Just found your lovely blog via the newbie party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great day!
    Tammy

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  30. Great outdoor tablescape!

    :D Lynda

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