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March 26, 2014

My Spring Bling

 Spring has sprung....
Time for some Spring Bling!

I created my arrangement in this oversized hurricane/vase which was originally
purchased (8 yrs. ago from Crate & Barrel) to set a candle in with filler around it. 
I wanted this to appear like a garden of flowers bursting out!

This floral bundle also came with ornamental kale which I shortened to act
as a dressing around the base of the floral stems

It was snowing outside as I took these pictures, but the sun came out and 
I did a happy dance!  

I let the flowers help me decide which set of dishes I was going to use

I chose these because of their multi colored design much like the flower arrangement.  
This is a fun set with 6 patterns made by Rosanna- called LaVie Boho
The white plates are Ralph Lauren- Sophia

I chose 4 of the 6 patterns and alternated the tidbit dishes with each setting.
The flatware was set on angle to fit on the placemat.

I felt blessed that the sun was shining.  I added a soft glow to enhance this 
picture although it was beautiful in it's original form

For this luncheon lets imagine a lemon poppy seed muffin placed on the tidbit plate, cherry chicken salad served on crisp beds of romain lettuce, chilled wine (probably a Riesling) and for dessert a serving of ice cream topped with crumbled nuts and drizzled praline syrup presented in the clear glass bee stemware!

 My Spring Bling!
Now all I need is for Spring to really appear!!


  1. A little bling is always the thing. It looks so fresh, Liz. I cannot believe it is snowing again. xo

  2. Love your spring bling, it's just beautiful! I hope spring arrives soon for you outdoors because it sure did arrive inside your beautiful home!
    Great day to you!

  3. What a beautiful Spring table! Looks so very pretty!

  4. Love your sunny tablescape, especially the way you used the flowering kale to wrap the bouquet stems. So pretty.I also like the way you off set the plates on the mats. Great idea!

  5. Your spring table looks ultra fabulous! And the make believe menu is watering my mouth! The calendar might say spring but it's no where in sight here. Your lovely post sure does help!

  6. Love the kale! And pretty dishes, too. We can finally see the ground here in IL, hallelujah! You're not far behind so hang in there!

  7. What a great idea to use the hurricane vase to create a dramatic and large flower arrangement - I love it :-)

  8. I'm loving the color scheme of your Spring Bling! Your hurricane vase does make your arrangement appear to be a Garden bursting with color! Love it! Have a great day!

  9. Spring bling is just what we all need now. The vase is perfect for filling with beautiful flowers. I hope your Spring arrives soon, so you can get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

  10. I like your idea of lining the vase with Kale, Liz!
    All your plate choices shout Spring. I hope it comes soon!

  11. It's definitely Springtime in your kitchen!!! The flowers are so beautiful!! I sure hope Winter is gone SOON!!

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your beautiful tablescape for Spring and your lovely flowers.. God Bless.

  13. Who needs actual Spring when we can all just pile into into a clown car, drive to your house, and sit around this beautiful table? :-) Sounds like a plan to me!!!

    I really like the way you used the ornamental kale! That's cool that it was included in the bundle. It's a beautiful, inexpensive way to add nature and texture and color to the arrangement. Using it at the bottom to obscure the stems was a great idea! The flowers are just beautiful!!!

  14. So beautiful Liz..and the way it all shines when the sun hits the table...love it..
    Love, Mona

  15. Your skills Ama e me so pretty

  16. Liz,
    Oh, dear friend, I adore all the mixing and blending of dinnerware in this Tablescape!!!
    I agree, your floral arrangement does look like a Flower Garden!!!
    I noticed those bee glasses first thing!!! I adore mine!!!
    I drink Orange Juice from mine daily!!!
    Ignore the Snow. . .eventually it will go away!!!
    We had a Spring Shower here today on my side of the Prairie!!!
    The grass looks so~o~o green!!!

  17. I LOVE the Spring bling here, Judy. It is so lovely. It is really looking like Spring there! We had snow and cold again with a high of about 20 today- UGH! xo Diana

  18. ps. LOVE the clean look to your header, too.

  19. This is so pretty and a little bling makes life more interesting!

  20. Your spring table is wonderful....love it! and where have I seen those drapes before?? Ohhh I know in my Kitchen...aren't they great!

  21. You still have snow, Liz? Wow! The table speaks spring though, really pretty!...Christine

  22. The floral arrangement is so pretty, the kale surrounding the stems was a stroke of pure genius. The yellow napkins are radiant with bling and spring color. Love it!

  23. Liz,
    Love your pop of spring yellow. A lovely table and flowers. Happy Spring!

  24. You captured the palette set by the flowers perfectly Liz, what a lovely table~the purple glassware is especially pretty with the flowers and white cloth. I am so sorry it is still snowing, yikes! Hope the sun melts it all soon and spring will be outside your window as well as inside!

  25. Thank you for adding bling to what was supposed to be Spring ;). Here not so much. After the first Springly days Winter return in all its vengeance... so to look at your table and see such beautiful items and creative touches uplifts one's spirit.
    Kale to hide the flower stems - only you. Your imagination and creativy know no boundaries ahahahah
    Enjoy Spring and do send some my way.

  26. Lovely bouquet...perfect for this table! Your colorful plates are wonderful.

  27. Beautiful, I love the picture collage, so pretty! Have a great weekend! ~Liz :)

  28. What a beautiful spray of Spring bling! I love that those napkin rings sort of mimic some of the flowers in your pretty bouquet. The place settings look beautiful on that bright green table cover. Great job, Liz! Have a good weekend. laurie

  29. Beautiful table setting Liz! Love the bling!

  30. Very pretty and springy and blingy!!! Happy Spring!~~Angela

  31. Very pretty, Liz...beautiful flowers...who wouldn't love dining at this table? Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment!

  32. The Kale is a brilliant idea. Consider it stolen! I love this design...quite sophisticated and vibrant. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  33. Beautiful table, Liz. Interesting salad plates, I really like them! Gorgeous flowers, makes me want warmer weather even more after seeing that array of color.
    Have a great weekend.


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