In this post: How to use pretty pastels in a spring table setting to add casual elegance and feminine charm to a sweet holiday gathering.
I’m always late.
Not the kind of late where I keep people standing in the street for an hour or two. But I’m consistently 15 minutes late. I seem to always underestimate the time things take to do, or more specifically, I tend to get involved with things that distract me from getting to where I need to go.
It’s the same with blogging. I have a calendar. I’m cognizant of when I should be posting things. But then… y’know… shiny objects.
So while everyone else has moved on to summer, I’m still posting spring table settings. Worse, today’s tablescape would’ve been perfect inspiration for Easter. The week AFTER Easter. 15 minutes late.
To be fair, this table was my Passover table and it IS still Passover. But because my goal is to inspire you to use these ideas in ways that work for you, let’s talk about May and the sweet occasions for entertaining that are upcoming.
Today I’m joining with my blogger friends from the “It’s All Set” tablescape group to bring you this month’s edition of our series. Be sure to visit the other beautiful tables linked at the bottom of this post!
The customary greeting at Passover is to wish friends and family a sweet Passover. I chose this as the launching point for my color palette, selecting gentle pastels in blush pink, pale yellow and pretty lilac, combined to deliver a spring table that is subtle in its sweetness, like an elegant confection. The color feeling would also work well for Mother’s Day or an early summer bridal shower.
My plate stack is built upon a base of lovely embellished silver chargers. Next comes the textured dinner plate, followed by varied sizes of delicately patterned Limoges china. (See resource list below.)
I chose to skip the tablecloth and let the soft colors play off the whitewashed table. Pink champagne flutes really stand out when set against this backdrop.
Blush pink linen napkins with a tiny ruffled edge are enhanced by rose-toned floral napkin rings.
I typically have something taller at the center of my table, but for this holiday, the beautiful seder plate has that position of honor. The hand painted ceramic piece is comprised of wonderful soft pastels and gold highlights. The same affect can be achieved with a serving platter for a different occasion.
Vintage crystal and brass candlestick holders add a touch of glimmer to the tableau. As always, I’ve mixed metals on this spring table, using vintage silver flatware for another note of sheen.
The piece above is called a kiddish cup, meant for a blessing over wine. It is made by the same artist as the seder plate.
Pale green mason jars hold the graceful spring floral of blush roses, grape hyacinth, and delightful creamy freesia.
There’s no question in my mind, blush pink is one of the loveliest things you can add to a spring table to make it inviting to your guests. Sprinkle in a few other soft pastels and your table will be golden. If you start planning now, you’ll be right on time for Mother’s Day.
I, on the other hand, will no doubt be late.
Spring Table Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Pewter chargers
- English country dinner plates
- Vintage china
- First Love flatware
- Pink ruffled napkins
- Floral napkin rings
- Pink champagne flutes
- Green mason jars
- Crystal drop candlesticks
- Whitewashed trestle table
- Tufted side chairs
- Cane back side chairs
Please take some time to visit the other lovely tablescapes in today’s series.
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