With the arrival of spring, new color is everywhere and it is impossible not to be inspired by it when it comes to setting a table.
During their short blooming period, I love going out and snipping a few azalea blooms. Arranging them need be no more than putting a stem or two in a collection of bottles. Would you believe these are ones I brought home from France some years ago? They are perfect on a table because they aren’t too tall.
The boldness of the azaleas led to choosing turquoise as their complement. At first I thought to use white dishes on the placemats, but these are even better.
Whenever they are used I have a nostalgic moment as they belonged to my mother-in-law who was such a very special person. The dishes are handpainted by Ernestine in Sorrento, Italy, and dated 1952. Despite their age, the dishes have such a contemporary look.
As I was putting the plates on the table, a robin was fluttering in the fountain, putting on quite a show.
Its antics reminded me that I have little birds for napkin rings. How perfect as this is the season when birds are passing through on their way to wherever they go. I’m glad these little ones are here to stay !
So, thanks to the inspiration of nature and feathered friends, the table is ready for those evenings we alternately share with friends. I have to say this one was such fun to do because of the spontaneous responses to what was happening around me.
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