I’m so enjoying spring! How about you? Tune up that 28-speed cycle; trek on over to parks and outdoor coffee and wine shops; inventory the closet for warm weather wardrobe--especially the swimsuit outfits; finalize vacation plans; and more.
What else is left? How about luxuriating in spring with splashes of soft colors when you dine at home—even when it's just you. Jazzing up the dining table with fresh flowers in simple vases, classy vases, and fun vases. Invite a friend or two over for a meal, picked up at the deli of course!
Let me inspire you with these 17 examples of spring and summer table settings and centerpieces. You can keep yours simple and lovely or "kick it up a notch" with lots of pizzazz.
OMG! Isn’t this table setting in blues and greens just gorgeous? The blue hydrangea plants in bloom are perfect companions to the seafoam blue vase in the center. I love how the small potted green plants are scattered throughout the table. Looks like the potted plants were taken from the greenhouse.
Keeping it simple with one bouquet:
Love dining al fresco? Need a quick centerpiece? Add a potted plant in bloom. You can plant the flowers later.
Inexpensive bouquets of flowers can be picked up at local grocery stores. Buy multiples to make a grander statement. Another quick splash of fresh flowers that make a great centerpiece is a plant in bloom, like the one above. You can always replant it in a container for your balcony or patio. These too can be found in grocery stores, as well as nurseries.
Create a bouquet centerpiece like the one above or take the photo to a florist. I love the freshness of this one and can almost smell the limes. Oh dear, all that lime makes me think of warm summer evenings and margaritas. I would switch out the pink roses for yellow ones. Add a friend or two and a pitcher of Fresh Pineapple Margarita With Honey (from my recipe archive)
Spring is such a wonderful color-filled time of the year with nature in all its beauty in full display. So why not enjoy as much of it as possible and include it at meal times on your table.