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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tablescape Thursday...Tulips, Birds and Butterflies...Ready For Spring!


Hey Guys! I hope your week is going well! The weather has been nice for the past several days and has put me in a spring decorating mood! I have been wanting to join in on Tablescape Thursday for a while and finally got something together. Head over to Between Naps on the Porch for a list of all the participants.

I decided to go with springy citrus colors...the napkins gave me my inspiration. I bought them last year at Dillard's. They have little tulips on them and I found the perfect fresh tulips at Wal-Mart for the centerpiece.

P.S. I just realized I forgot the silverware and I already loaded all the pictures below, so I uploaded some with silverware at the top of this post...lol! Can you tell I don't do many tablescapes? Just try to look over that little mistake ;)

I think I did that once before...oops!
I wish these tulips would last forever!!

I added lemon and lime slices down in the water since I was going with citrus colors. I bought the little birdies at Hobby Lobby.

The coral colored dishes and glasses came from Wal-Mart. The glasses are plastic but it's sure hard to tell...
The placemats and green plates are from Pier 1 Imports. I love that place!

I wish those tulips would last forever, but since they won't I'll have to use my backup silk arrangement. lol...I've had this on my table for a while, but changed it up a little for spring. Look at the pretty butterflies...


I will be making some arrangements with birds and butterflies for my Etsy store soon.
These butterflies just make me happy!!


Now for my spring terrarium...more birds and butterflies!


The bottom of the jar is filled with moss and rocks... then I added some willow, grass, birds and butterflies.

I topped it off with some pretty ribbon and more butterflies...Ahhh...this says SPRING!

Thank you for your visit!! I hope it's warm in your neck of the woods! Have a great rest of the week!

63 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Tulips are my favorite flower....Great job..

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful color of tulips! So nice. Your table is lovely.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Very pretty with the tulips, birds and butterflies! I really like how you arranged the tulips with the lime slices. Your napkins are the perfect accent! The silk floral arrangement is a close second to the fresh flowers. Once again, your birdie/butterfly terrarium display is fantastic!

DD

Cheri said...

This is Gorgeous!! Really caught my eye, especially the more "aerial" view. I love visiting your blog to see your latest decorating projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Kristen, I received the tassels and they are even prettier than in the pictures. My daughter will love hers, if I can stand to let one go.

Your table is so stunning, the centerpiece is breath-taking and I love the terrarium. You should sell that centerpiece.

Blown away by your creations,
Barbara

Barbara said...

Kristen, I received the tassels and they are even prettier than in the pictures. My daughter will love hers, if I can stand to let one go.

Your table is so stunning, the centerpiece is breath-taking and I love the terrarium. You should sell that centerpiece.

Blown away by your creations,
Barbara

Debbiedoos said...

Kristen that is gorgeous! I adore Tulips and it sure does look Springy!!~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the scallop design on those wicker placemats, Kristen. Love your Spring tablescape! When I did a couple of tablescapes I forgot silverware, too.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Very nice! I love the wicker chargers too!

Anita Diaz said...

This is just beautiful and so earthy and warm. Love it so much!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Kristen, this is just gorgeous. I love the colors, they are so spring. The birds and butterflies are such a wonderful addition. The little terreriam is so cute, love it. As usual your floral centerpiece is stunning. Beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table.

~Kristen~ said...

Everything looks so beautiful Kristen! I love your choice of the citrus-y colors...so perfect for spring!

Kathysue said...

Kristin don't you just love tulips and I am with you I wish they would last longer. such a prety color combination and the napkins even match the tulps. Love the touch of the butterflies. Kathysue

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Sweet birds and butterflies~

Mom said...

I love the colors!! That is one very happy and beautiful tablescape!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

How pretty and cheery! I love the coral and green colors; the tulips are a perfect match and are beautiful!
I really like those place mats too!

Tammy518 said...

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and I love the color of yours. The table is so pretty and spring-like. The terrarium is too cute1

Teresa's New Life said...

You had a visit from the same little birdies that I did this week. Love the tulips, too! They last such a short time, but so worth the effort of putting them out. Your colors are so pretty & soothing. Thank you for sharing.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet lady...

Oooh...what a beautiful Spring table, Kristen! I just adore the pretty coral with the green colors that you used! Love your place settings...they really couldn't have been matched any more perfectly with those gorgeous tulips! Ohhh...sooo pretty! Ohh yes, and your pretty tulip napkins are just perfect as well! It's all really lovely, my friend!

I love how you added the slices of citrus into your vase of tulips! I will have to remember that trick...it's really pretty! Of course, I love your faux arrangement just as much...you always, always...make the prettiest arrangements!!! I am just picturing you...busy, busy...making all kinds of gorgeous Spring arrangements, Darlin'! Hehe! Oh yes, and your little Spring terrarium...fabulous!!! You always have the prettiest things...it's such a treat coming to your place! Thank you so much for sharing them with us today...I loved it!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I'm still really enjoying my pretty toile bird tassel! I think of you everyday when I see it!

Denise said...

Kristen this is truly beautiful, I so love the colors and the tulips are gorgeous. Makes me wanna rush out and buy some :) Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing.
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristen,

I was just popping in to say hello :)

I just love your glass jar....terrarium....so pretty!!!

Have a wonderful week,
Kathy :)

ps and no it's not WARM enough for me yet...we are off to CA in a few, can't wait :)

Becca said...

Love your tablescape ... so cute !! The blooming tulips make for the perfect centerpiece, too. I love your bird scattered about ... the two in your cloche look so real !! Love all that you did !! Hugs, Becca

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely table. I also love the terrarium!

~ Tracy

Sue said...

The napkins are darling and the tulip centerpiece worked so well with them. I also love the placements! This is a great spring table.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

My first visit and so glad I came by. Love the tulips and the colors you combined on the table are gorgeous. Love that silk flower arrangement also with the butterflies. Just beautiful.

Linda @ A La Carte

Beth said...

That is a beautiful table! I love the napkins, the placemats and the tulips. I like how you put the citrus into the tulip water - looks cute!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, love that the tulips match the napkins! Adorable terrarium with the birds.

Pinky said...

So glad you decided to join Tablescape Thurs!!! I love your springy table. The colors are so pretty, soft and happy! I posted a St. Patty's table if you would like to come see! XO, Pinky PS, I love your different terrariums!!!

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful table. Love the tulips and the earthy textures..
Beautiful centerpiece!

Anonymous said...

I love the tulip arrangement with the lemon and lime slices in it. That is so creative. I would never think to add them into a floral arrangement.

Your tablescape looks so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Morning Kristen! You have me looking for glass jars all over so I can make a pretty terrarium!!!lol I adore this one! I picked up a tumbler in the coral color at Walmart for my water glass at work and you have to touch to know its plastic - love them I want the plates too! Beautiful floral and yes those tulips are a gorgeous color! Very nice table Sincerely, Jeannette

Blondie's Journal said...

Your tulip napkins are such a great inspiration for a pretty table, Kristen. And the flowers are gorgeous!! Don't you love Walmart. And I love Pier I too, and your place mats. They go with everything.

Lovely tablescape. I never would have noticed the silver being missing. Pretend you are having sandwiches!;-)

xoxo
Jane

Jeanette said...

Everything is just lovely.

Lynette said...

I love tulips - they are one of my all time favorites!

Love your pretty centerpiece and dishes too -

Happy Spring to you!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Kristen this is so Spring like and beautiful! I just adore the tulips and your gorgeous bird terrarium. How precious! It is all so lovely and putting me in the mood for Spring.

Have a great weekend. ~Melissa :)

PS I bought a bunch of cute new clothes yesterday! That felt sooo good! Pictures coming soon...I'm still not used to how I look yet. It's kind of "different" to be thin again. I like it don't get mne wrong. LOL!

Tardevil said...

Pretty table, Kristen! Tulips are my favorite flower. Love those birds and placemats too. I'm going to have to look for some of those placemat/charger things. They would look great on an outdoor tablescape too! You so cannot tell those glasses are plastic based on pictures, and I didn't even notice the silverware was missing. Maybe that's because we don't use ours much! :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Lady,
I am a tulips lover. Living near The Netherlands is a dream to many tulips lover.

Love your romantic, gorgeous and so spring-y feeling settings.

Makes me happy.

Cheers for the good job.

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty tablescape, Kristen. I have forgotten silverware in the past myself. lol
Love the color scheme.
I hope your tulips last a long time. They are gorgeous.

Leanne Helums said...

Your table is beautiful. I love tulips.

Sandy said...

Beautiful! It really made me think of spring!

I stopped by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

Kim said...

Oh I can't wait! Would it be too much to ask for an Etsy preview? Ha! I want to be the first to buy your new arrangement. Lotsa love Kristen!
Kim

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love love love tulips and the lemon and lime slice are an unexpected touch too!

Unknown said...

WOW that is an amazing table arrangement, beautiful!!! I love Pier 1 as well... and wish I had so much more to spend there! :)

Stopping by to welcome to SITS!
Blessings

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's really gorgeous. I seldom find the time to do a proper table display.

Dropping in from SITS to welcome you on board :)

The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Kristen!

Beautiful, beautiful job! I love the tulip centerpiece and those placemats really make the plates pop! You are so talented. The butterfly display is gorgeous. I always leave your blog with so many wonderful ideas that I would have never come up with on my own. Thank you so much for sharing. All of your spring decor and arrangements could be in a southern living magazine....I just love it ALL! =) ~Liz

Donnetta said...

GORGEOUS!!

Stopping by from SITS to welcome you!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful girl...those tulips really say spring to me...Love those coral color dishes...fun table my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melanie said...

The flowers are beautiful.

Susie said...

Positively gorgeous!!!

Welcoming you to SITs! I hope you enjoy the party:-)

Mimi said...

Wow what a stunning table! Your little dog on the sidebar is adorable too!

I'm just stopping by to welcome you the the SITS family!

Anonymous said...

Ooo..That just looks beautiful!
If only we could have a nice setting like that with my 4 wild ones lol


Welcome to SITS
Much Luv,
Karen

Miss Janice said...

The color of the china and napkins are gorgeous with the tulips. I LOVE the mats from Pier 1...they are so cute!

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

That looks great! I am always a fan of a well-dressed table. I do my dining room table up too-- then I don't allow anybody in the room!

Stopped by to welcome you to SITS!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Unknown said...

Ahhh, such inspiration! BTW, the Dollar Store has some little birdies that are similar to the ones you have. Just in case you need more...

Sandra said...

How pretty! I am a fairly new follower of your blog and enjoy visiting:) I love your tablescape. Love the orange color. Very pretty and springy. The tulips are just right for this time. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Sandra

Queenie Jeannie said...

So beautiful!! What time should I be over??? :D

Welcome to the SITS community!

Unknown said...

Holy wow! What a beautiful tablescape! I especially like the small touch of the lemon and lime slices in the tulip water. Very nice touch.
Welcome to SITS!

Sevenbeads said...

I love the peach colors. Beautiful table!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

That's a gorgeous tablescape! I love tulips too!

Stopping by from SITS! Welcome.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Tim said...

Wow! That is crazy beautiful!

Sorry I havent been around much. Have been trying to spend more time with the family and less time on the computer.

Just got back this second from family vacation, will blog about it soon so stay tuned!

Hope all has been well, send all our love to the family!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Sharing with Sherri said...

This is so fresh and adorable Kristen! Love your color choices, looks great with the fresh tulips and the faux fresh floral centerpiece as well!
That cute little bunny in the background caught my eye too!!

Sherri:)

kanishk said...

What a beautiful color of tulips! So nice. Your table is lovely.
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