SPRING CENTERPIECE FOR THE DINING ROOM
Hello! Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by our friend Cindy who creates weekly inspiration at her blog at County Road 407. If you are stopping by Niky’s blog welcome to Everyday Edits. This spring centerpiece challenge for the dining room was fun. These challenges always motivate me to shop my house. I love our dining room table. I shared this love letter to our dining room table. It is like a member of the family and deserves a spring centerpiece to give it a little love.
For this month’s challenge, Cindy chose Suzy’s spring centerpiece for inspiration.
I loved the centerpiece Suzy created.
I love the height of Suzy’s tiered tray. However, my tiered tray was holding court in our kitchen last week and it felt a little too casual (and small) for my dining room.
I love Suzy’s Spring theme tray that included:
- clay pots
- , birdhouse
- spring dishes
- and greenery
The challenge for my centerpiece was to keep our dining room table clean. Most days our dining room table looks like the conveyor belt at the Kroger checkout. On any given day there is a revolving collection of items like the 12 pack of Charmin that nobody thinks to take it upstairs.
For years, my boys used the dining room table for their tennis racquets and court shoes.
So now? My dining room is ready for a spring tablescape sans the Target bag with toiletries.
I switched a few things from my first pass at this centerpiece. I wish I had a smaller bunny, but I am on a self-imposed spending hiatus. So I used what I had and I swear I am more creative when I shop my house.
IDEAS FOR A SPRING CENTERPIECE
I switched out the china plates that just did not work in the original plan.
So I pulled out my Valentine appetizer plates and stuck a bird’s nest on top. Nobody will be the wiser until I serve dessert.
I grabbed this birdhouse from my home office collection of tiny houses (Realtor life). Some of you may remember this birdhouse from last year’s table.
For my dining room table, I added spring eggs. I love the pastels this time of year.
Finally, I added a few cloth napkins, in a spring shade of blue. I hope I will remember to use these at Easter. ;0) I found them on sale at Williams-Sonoma at the end of last summer.
I am falling in love with cloth napkins.
I love the finished look! It’s not overwhelming the table.
Please follow along to Kristin’s blog White Arrows Home for her take on this challenge!
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This month’s challenge is bittersweet as our friend Paula earned a spot in heaven after a five-year forced march with cancer. I was blessed to meet her last summer in Atlanta. Sending hugs to Sherman!
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Laura, there are so many adorable elements to your table decor! Your photos are beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.
Niky @ The House on Silverado
Your centerpiece is spot on. Love the bunny with the carrots! So cute.
Thank you Rachel! I love these challenges!
I never thought to add napkins to my tablescape but totally love that idea! I’m going back and doing that. Love your nests, other pieces and how you layered everything. Looks so good with a backdrop of dark walls too. Thanks for joining in this month. pinned
Thank you cindy for all you do for our challenges! laura
Your table is lovely. The size of the rabbit is perfect! Don’t be so tough on yourself.
thank you Ethel for the reminder! laura
What a charming spring centerpiece. I adore your fun carrots!
The blue napkins with the orange carrots makes such a pretty color combination, and I’m glad to see that darling birdhouse again! With such a cute centerpiece, I’m sure no one will clutter your table!
Love all the elements you used, Laura! I’m dying to see the whole centerpiece in one photo! Would love to see how it all came together! 🙂
I added a few Julie! Thank you! I get so caught up in the details I forget a wide shot!
It’s so much nicer to have a pretty arrangement on your dining table rather than T. P or tennis shoes; oh happy day! Your pretty table can wish you Happy Spring each day!
I’m loving all your spring details, Laura. Those carrots are just the cutest. Happy Spring my friend.
Laura, your spring table looks so pretty! It’s always great to be able to shop the house and do a project. Love the birdhouse, carrots, and cloth napkins!
Laura, I love your big bunny and his carrots and his neighbors’ birdhouse! <3 I've been thinking about Paula, too. So hard to believe she and Michelle are silent friends now. Heaven is definitely blessed! Our tablescapes honor them… <3
Happy spring hugs to you,
HI Barb, thank you! God Bless Michelle and Paula and their families! xo laura
I love your beautiful blues mixed with the orange carrots and bits of green. So springy! Your challenge interpretation is so cute and classy too!
thank you amber!
Laura, you rocked this Pinterest Challenge. Love the little house. The bunny, carrots and the blue napkins are perfect in your tray. The plate stack with the little nest and blue eggs is precious.