While I patiently wait for spring to make her appearance and our kitchen remodel to start, I wanted to share with you a simple update in our home last week that made the kitchen feel fresh and new without moving furniture, painting cabinets, or spending a chunk of money to update appliances, fixtures, or hardware (that will be happening soon enough at our house!). What is this easy kitchen update you might ask? I added a beautiful, botanical set of dishes to our cupboard. I love our everyday, white dinnerware from Mikasa (linking that set here), however it was fun adding a botanical print to mix in with our everyday dishes. Adding new, botanical printed dishes to the kitchen created a fresh feel that I was in desperate need of. Warm weather and blooming flowers is still a ways away in New England (spring is fickle in the northeast). Not to mention our kitchen remodel is taking much (much) longer than I anticipated!
To quell my craving for fresh, spring vibes in the kitchen; I added these ceramic Fern & Grass salad plates, dinner plates, and bowls from Bico Ceramics to our kitchen. Not only are these dishes beautiful, but they are functional as well. With a family that includes two teenagers, functionality is key. These are high quality ceramic dishes that are both dishwasher and microwave safe (a must with teenagers!). These dishes are white and printed with eucalyptus, ferns, and other greenery patterns in shades of green, blue, yellow, and orange. Perfect for spring but for summer as well!
Dave and I recently discovered a market near our home that we love visiting each Saturday when we run our weekly errands (you know you’re getting old when running errands is the highlight of your weekend!). This local market has a fresh meat counter, deli, artisan cheeses, coffee shop, bakery, among other things. Our first stop at this market is the coffee shop. Dave and I both order panini’s and I order the most amazing peach blossom iced tea (to say I’m obsessed with this tea is an understatement). While we wait for our panini’s, we shop the rest of the market. I typically make a bee line for the bakery, as many of you know, I tend to have a weakness for sweets and carbs. The bakery has the most delicious cakes, muffins, and Italian pastries. While there last week, they had amazing looking spring cupcakes that I knew would look so pretty on our new plates, so we bought some! When we arrived home, I decided to put together a quick tablescape to feature our new botanical dishes, cupcakes, and a few small floral arrangements.
For this tablescape, I placed a Turkish linen hand towel on our island as the base. I added a stack of the botanical dinner plates, a stack of the botanical salad plates, and the botanical bowls in the center of the towel. I then added a few mason jars filled with fresh Lilies, Ranunculus, St. John’s Wart, white mini Daises, and…a few carrots! Have you ever thought to add carrots to a floral arrangement?! These little arrangements are so fun with the addition of the carrots. I think they would look amazing on an Easter table, or for a spring birthday centerpiece, or even for a Peter Rabbit themed baby shower. Finally I added the pièce de résistance…the delicious cupcakes!
Our kitchen is the heart of our home so if you’re like me and craving an update to one of the most loved and used rooms of your home, consider adding seasonal dishes to your everyday dinnerware. It will make your kitchen feel fresh and new with little to no effort! If you’re interested in purchasing the dinnerware featured here or any other dinnerware from Bico Ceramics; use code ELEANORRFG for 10% off your purchase (code only valid through 3/16/2022). What ways do you update your home for spring? Do you change out your dishes according to the season? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you!
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