Welcome to my dining room!
I've been busy playing over here...
Playing with dishes...
robin's egg blue ones...
golden Fleur-de-Lys tumblers...
vintage bottles that catch the light and show off their lovely pastel hues...
and glorious cherry blossoms galore...
I was dreaming up this Spring scene the other day...
and I was envisioning loads of cherry blossoms on the table in the corner...
So I was in the midst of planning my shopping expedition to
get me some...
when I happened to be a few blocks away from home and I couldn't believe my eyes...
a team of guys literally chopping down a cherry tree...
branch by beautiful, blooming branch...
about to put them into the chopper.
I raced home, grabbed my clippers, raced back...
and leapt out of the car yelling "No! Stop!!!"
or something ridiculous like that...
Whatever it was... it worked.
I got to clip to my heart's content and came home with a trunk-load of branches.
Fuh-ree. Love that.
So I've been playing with my cherry blossoms...
and eggs that were on the Easter table at the thrift store...
attached to the ugliest puny brown grapevine garland there ever was...
so I clipped them right off of there and figured I'd do something Easter-y with them...
like make little nests in robins' egg blue bowls...
and a beautiful log of bark I found on a walk...
oh yes, and the tablecloth I got for a steal at Restoration Hardware...
April Fools! You think I'd spend that on a tablecloth?
Not this shabby chick.
No no no,
that pretty baby was $18. at the paint store...
yes, a RH drop cloth ;-)
with plenty of fabric for draping and pooling and looking luxurious.
So that's what Spring looks like...
in my dining room.
I hope you are getting some Spring on wherever you are...
yours in shabby Springy goodness,
I am just LOVING your decor style/house/blog/everything! You have a new follower. :) The cherry blossoms are fabulous!ReplyDelete
Your dining room is so pretty. I love the cherry blossoms and love the story behind them. Your linens are gorgeous. The whole room is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love your home, what a great idea with the drop cloth, lucky you with the cherry blossoms♥ReplyDelete
Looks great! I love the tablecloth & of course, the Cherry Blossoms!!ReplyDelete
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Everything is so beautiful! What good fortune to get those cherry blossoms before they got turned into mulch. You almost had me with the RH tablecloth bit, I nearly swallowed my tongue LOL.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! It just looks so peaceful and serene too. Lovely:)ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! Love the cherry blossoms!ReplyDelete
Ohhh...spring never looked sooo beautiful! My friend, your dining room is ravishing!!! It has everything that I just adore! Ohh my...can you believe your good fortune? All of those gorgeous cherry blossom branches for free! Yeeehaw! They look fabulous in your tall galvanized pitcher! That entire table vignette is just beautiful, my friend! Love those pretty white ironstone pitchers! And...your spring table is gorgeous as well! Oh my gosh...I would have never thought to use a painters cloth for the table...what a GRAND idea and it looks beautiful!!! I'm going to have to go and get one! I love the color and texture...it's perfect! Such pretty place settings and I love your vintage colored bottles with the pretty cherry blossoms too! It's all fabulous, my friend! Spring has definitely arrived "in style" at your place! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design
BEAUTIFUL!! Rustic and refined, simple yet elegant. You have captured the essence of the pastel side of Spring!ReplyDelete
I LOVE your Spring dining room! The colors are beautiful. And I have to admit, you got me at the table cloth cover. I was thinking, wow, her version of a good deal is certainly much different from mine, she spent what?!?!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
sure wish we could come for dinner!!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of using a drop cloth for a tablecloth! And I'm being teased by a similarly available cherry tree - except that it is growing on a diagonal path from my fenceline over to my neighbor's house. Ack! Hmmm. Maybe there's a way I could clip a few branches with my extra long tree trimmers. Ya think? ;-)ReplyDelete
What a lovely piece, so springlike!ReplyDelete
Here in England, Anna,the law says that if your neighbour's tree branches extend over your property, you can cut off anything on your side. I wonder if it is the same for you? Also in England, if you don't like the branches you cut off, you are allowed to throw them back over! But I have never heard of anyone actually doing this, we are all far too law-abiding. Best luck!
One word: GORGEOUS.ReplyDelete
Okay, I can't help myself. A few more words: love the April Fools joke. So much better than the giant fake tarantula I found on my chair at the breakfast table this morning.
I was talking about your beautiful posting at the trainers today, we are all pea green about your good fortune with the cherry blossoms! So gorgeous on these endless dreary days!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! That's the prettiest $120 tablecloth ever!! :)ReplyDelete
I love the wreath in your header picture too!
I love love love your spring dining table and tablescape. You inspired me to start working on my spring decor.ReplyDelete
Happy Friday from Vintage Inspiration Friday!
OK that was too funny!!!ReplyDelete
I was all "la te da" with you and your $120 table cloth!!!!!
And chopping down a cherry tree........isn't that against the law!!?
Didn't one of our founding fathers try that!?
You had me with the tablecloth! Hehe-I wouldn't spend that on a tablecloth either because at our house it would be stained in a minute! I have some eggs just like yours. I've always loved them because they pretty realistic looking. They are hard to find though, at least I've had trouble finding them this year. Love your blog and I'm a new follower.ReplyDelete
Oh my ... it's all so lovely! Those cherry blossoms steal the show! Very cute April Fool's joke but in blogland, I've seen it all so it wouldn't surprise me to see someone spend that kind of money on a tablecloth.ReplyDelete
Very pretty spring table setting!ReplyDelete
So pretty and springy! What a lucky finds, those cherry blossoms!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning! Please stop by my blog and think about entering my Romantic Prairie Style photo challenge. You'd be great!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the drop cloth turned table cloth. The cherry blossoms are so pretty but make me sneezy so I can only admire from afar and on the computer. :) I love the mix of glass and pottery you used.ReplyDelete
LOVING this post!! What gorgeousness!! Love yourRH dropcloth tablecloth too- soo fantastic!! :) Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for all those lovely comments, girls! Glad you liked the bit about the tablecloth... I didn't even realize it was almost April 1st! That one fell into my lap :-) ~ oscReplyDelete
Um absolutely fabulous! I love every. single. detail! The "tablecloth" is the best! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! I love this tablescape and will be going to get my dropcloth tablecloth for our Easter table right away. Thank you for such great inspiration!ReplyDelete
I adore your tablescape!! The colors are so fresh. I love the natural elements you brought in. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Hope you’ll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)
Wow! This is gorgeous!! You really lucked out by snatching those cherry blossoms! You go girl!ReplyDelete
I love all the pictures but the one on the side table with the french water pitcher is making me drool! Lovely!ReplyDelete
Divine springtime table - especially love the flowers in the vintage bottles...dreamy!ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower stopping by from Masterpiece Monday...great to connect with you.
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Ahhhh, I'm in heaven! This is such a lovely lovely home you have created here! Love your dishes with the robin's egg and your blue bottles... and everything else. All speak of romance and beauty... thanks for bringing me here by participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday! I shall be back again... and oh, I'm adding you to our blogroll! ;)ReplyDelete
Cherry blossoms and linen...a perfect combination! Happy Spring! ♥ReplyDelete
You gotta love drop cloths and yours looks great as a tablecloth. Love the blooms too.ReplyDelete
Love this look. And the dropcloth table cloth. What a great look...AND price!ReplyDelete
Beautiful spring display. I love the table with the galvanized pitcher with the branches and the ironstone with the burlap cloth. Wow. ~~Sherry~~ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful tablescape! And, love the cherry blossoms, drop cloth tablecloth and vintage bottles! Spring has definitely arrived at your home. *Becca* (your newest follower)ReplyDelete
Your entire table is beautiful. Clean, fresh..love the vintage bottles and the fabric under suggests sand..wow! Sunny109ReplyDelete
I love this table scape!ReplyDelete
And I just want to let you know that I featured your Easter table from Masterpiece Monday, on "My Top Ten Fav Picks" at Boogieboard Cottage. Thank you for sharing it, it's adorable! Have a nice weekend, Mary :O)
Wow, what a beautifully serene table.ReplyDelete
Your spring table setting is so delightful! I love the vintage bottles, the drop cloth tablecloth and, of course, the amazing cherry branches covered in blossoms. It is all gorgeous!ReplyDelete
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Looks great! I love the tablecloth!ReplyDelete
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