If you need a little dose of happy right now, I put together two spring tablescape ideas using mostly thrifted and handmade items that I already owned. It was a fun exercise in using what I have!
The one new addition are those egg shaped plates. I bought them back in February at a home decor store and I have been so eggcited to use them (I couldn’t find them online, but these are sort of similar-ish). Surprisingly, I don’t spend a lot of time, or money, in home decor stores – partly because I’m budgeting, but also because I prefer to thrift for vintage or make something myself. But these plates are turquoise and egg shaped (and handmade in Portugal), so I couldn’t resist. Because I’m chicken obsessed, I plan the use them for every day use. Get used to seeing them in all of my tablescapes. How can I work them into December decor? Hmmmmm….
My new egg shaped plates inspired me to create a spring tablescape using only pastel pink and aqua, but it ended up very simple and minimalist so I layered on some more colors and textiles and created a more eclectic version. What do you prefer? Simple and minimal:
Or more eclectic and colorful:
Minimal Spring Tablescape
Here’s a closer look at my more minimal spring tablescape. I had picked up the vintage pink table cloth as well as the vintage aqua and pink napkins many months ago – I just can’t resist pretty vintage linens and finding them in mint (or near perfect) condition is always a treat. I still have much of my vintage McCoy pottery collection, so I used four pink basket weave planters, with some moss leftover from last spring’s projects, to display a perfect, freshly laid turquoise egg.
The potted spring blooms are from my grocery store – only $12.99 and, apparently, once they are done blooming I can plant the bulbs and they will flower next spring – that’s definitely better value than cut flowers!
I thrifted the aqua egg shaped salt and pepper shakers (see here for similar). Hubby loves his pepper grinder so we haven’t used a matching salt and pepper shaker set for 10 years but I hate the pepper mill – it barely cuts them in half, so I now have my own pepper shaker and I love it. I have missed finely ground pepper.
I accidentally set the table with an extra spoon, lol, can you spot it?
Eclectic Spring Tablescape
For the more eclectic version, I added a vibrant green and aqua tablecloth my Mom and I sewed many years ago (see here for similar). You can use this tutorial to make your own or, if you’re making a square or rectangular tablecloth, use this tutorial for sewing a mitered corner.
I also pulled some vintage Lily of the Valley tea cups from my cabinets. I used to have a Lily of the Valley tea cup collection but, when we moved to the lakehouse, I didn’t have the space and it didn’t suit the vibe. I have sold a few pieces, here and there, and keep meaning to sell the rest as a lot but every time I pull them out to photograph, I’m reminded of how pretty they are! As much as I love tea, it’s rare I use a tea cup – I prefer mugs! But for a pretty spring tablescape like this, they’re perfect and I love the mismatched/matching vibe.
I swapped my egg shaped salt and pepper shakers for more eclectic decor: a pretty turquoise creamer a friend sent, rocking chicken shaped salt and pepper shakers (thrifted), and some egg shaped candles – also thrifted, but I only wanted those egg cups and they were in the same bulk bag. But the yellow polka dots were perfect so I decided to use up the candles too.
I love the quirky design of these salt and pepper shakers – they rock, and the rooster is bigger than the hen, which is cute too. I now have three sets of chicken-themed salt and pepper shakers – I am worried that a new collection is happening and I have no control over it, haha. I haven’t filled these with salt and pepper yet – only my egg shaped ones get daily use.
These two spring tablescape ideas were really fun to put together. I hope I inspired you to add a little magic to your next meal and shop your house to put together something eclectic – or minimalist. It’s easy to get into a rut, and we are definitely guilty of eating in front of the TV more than I care to admit, but setting a beautiful tablescape is a fun way to make everyday meals more special and to welcome spring. Although it snowed here recently – and you can see the piles of snow through the windows in these photos – this cheery tablescape inspiration put me in a spring mood! There’s something so uplifting about pastel colors.
Sources / Similar
Egg shaped salt & pepper shakers – thrifted (similar) | Egg shaped plates – HomeSense (similar & these also) | Green & aqua tablecloth – DIY (similar) | Pink tablecloth (similar) and pink/aqua napkins – thrifted (similar) | Aqua creamer – vintage (similar) | Chicken shaped salt & pepper shakers – vintage (similar)