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Monday, March 19, 2018

Welcome Spring

I am so happy Spring has finally arrived.   Of course living in South Florida that means the hot temperatures and humidity is back until December.   The table this week is styled with my favorite flower the blue iris.    I added in a few daffodils in the mix as they are blooming now in the yards of many of my friends and family members up North.   I really miss the Spring bulbs.  I had so many flower beds over the years at my homes in North Carolina.  One iris bed had over 500 bulbs and it was amazing in the Spring.  For now, I will have to enjoy the beauty of the iris plates indoors.  


First day of Spring tablescape. 



I used a ceramic pitcher that I made in the early 80's in the centerpiece.  I placed two hydrangea and berry rings by Valerie Parr Hill a the base. 


The cobalt stemless wine goblets are from Dollar Tree. 

The silk daffodil napkin rings were purchased at the Country Store in my hometown of Welcome, North Carolina a few years ago.  The items in the store are made by retired crafters and the funds raised from purchases help the senior citizens in my hometown.  I always love shopping at the Country Store when I'm home and finding unique items for my tablescapes. 

I made used fine point Sharpies to draw the placecards last year for my Easter tablescape. 

I used a 4' hydrangea and berry garland by Valerie Parr Hill on the server.   I added in a couple blue iris pieces that I have on display year round on a bakers rack in the dining area.  



Overhead view of the table. 

The stack starts with gold clay engraved charger plates.  I used the blue and white tablecloth that I made last year with cloth from Ballard Designs.  The beautiful blue iris plates were purchased at HomeGoods in Winston-Salem on my visit home last June.  I have been dying to use these plates.  They are made by Royal Stafford in England.   I recently stumbled across bowls that matched the plates in TJMaxx.   It was hard to pass them up, but I left them for someone else to enjoy.   I haven't noticed these in HomeGoods yet this season in South Florida.   They do have a pretty red poppy from the same collection that may end up in my massive plate collection to use on Veterans Day.  

The tablecloth is made from Ballard Designs fabric. 



Catherine
This post was featured on the Claire Justine Creative Mondays Link Up .

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24 comments:

  1. I love iris too,and your table features them beautifully. The ones in my yard are a few inches high but my daffodils have been lovely this year. I am ready for spring!

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    1. Thank you Joy! I know you are ready for Spring and no more snow. I'm sure the Iris will be beautiful in a month or so. I really hope to make it home to North Carolina one Spring when they are in bloom. I can buy dutch iris at the local markets here, but they are not the same. Happy Spring!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. My iris haven't even thought about appearing this year, but we're still having cold weather here in New Mexico. Your table made me smile. Thanks

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    1. Thank you Sandy! Hopefully warmer weather will be on the way very soon and the iris will be poking through the dirt very soon. :)

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  3. So pretty Catherine. You really should email Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate to join one of the Tablescape blog hops The iris is such a lovely flowers. Your attention to detail is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I follow Chloe's blog hops, but thought they were invite only. Thank you for the information. :)

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  4. Absolutely striking and gorgeous! Bravo, Catherine!!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  5. Very pretty Catherine....I love Iris or as we called them in the midwest...flags. Don't know why, but they were considered a weed flower and my father used to mow them down regularly..BUT after I married, I planted every color I could find. I especially loved the large pink ones. lovely

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    1. Thank you Kari! I would be in iris heaven if they were growing wild around my home. I had over 500 bulbs at a home in North Carolina many years ago. I remember ordering many hybrids in various special colors out of a catalog in the 80's. I wish they would grow here in South Florida, but it's too hot and the soil is too sandy and wet. I know you are looking forward to seeing them bloom very soon. :)

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  6. These Irises are just beautiful and you have a great talent for creating a lovely tablescape. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty and making me long for Spring weather!

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    1. Thank you so much Pam. I'm not sure where you live, but hopefully Spring is just around the corner for you. :)

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  7. Those irises are just gorgeous. They were my mom's favorite flower, so your whole design makes me think of her. What a perfect thing for spring! #embracingchangelinkup

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    1. Thank you Jennifer and I'm glad to hear it brought back great memories of your Mom. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. :)

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  8. Beautiful done! Love the blue iris dishes- and the gold chargers dress them up nicely!

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  9. You have done spring to the max! Your iris dishes are terrific, so bold.

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  10. what a gorgeous table! The blue and yellow go so well together. My favorite piece is the pitcher -- you made it? Wow! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Thank you Kathleen. Yes, I made the ceramic pitcher in the early 80's. It was challenging painting the iris is red/pink paint that would turn blue once it was fired. I painted a small egg first as a test run. I'm not sure what has happened to that egg over the years and many moves.

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  11. Love your Spring table settings Catherine. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you will be one of my featured blogs today :)

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Claire. I really appreciate the feature. :)

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  12. Irises are some of my favorites too. Your table is very pretty. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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