Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Dining Table Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Create a beautiful table this fall or Thanksgiving with these dining table decoration ideas utilizing pumpkins, flowers, and magnolia leaves.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Happy November! To welcome the start of one of my favorite months of the year and one of my favorite holidays, hello Thanksgiving (eeekkk I am so excited!), I thought I would share simple dining table decoration ideas to create a beautiful fall tablescape.

Now in full transparency, I actually had a different idea for this November 1st blog post. My original plan was to share how to make pumpkin candle holders with small white pumpkins. I had the whole blog post laid out and how I was going to stage & photograph the adorable pumpkin candle holders I had pictured in my mind.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Let’s just say my idea did not go as planned! When Dave broke out the power tools and pumpkin started flying all over my kitchen, I thought…there is no way I am going to share and recommend making pumpkin candle holders to my readers!

So, I had to turn to plan B. Dining table decoration ideas using pumpkins, gourds, flowers, magnolia leaves, and the now infamous pumpkin candle holders.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

In all honesty, I am kind of glad my original blog post idea didn’t work out. I love how these fall dining table decoration ideas came together! The resulting tablescape is simple, natural, colorful, and elegant…perfect for entertaining Thanksgiving guests!

Fall Tablescape

Dining Table Decoration Ideas: #1 Linens

Table linens are the base for setting your dining table. It’s the first piece that is added to the table and sets the tone for the entire tablescape.

Fall Tablescape Linens

For this fall tablescape, I added a white cotton tablecloth and then layered a cotton mustard colored gingham table throw (the table throw is no longer available, but this tablecloth has the same gingham pattern) over top.

I always love to layer linens when I can for depth and texture!

Fall Tablescape

These other table linen options would be a beautiful base for a fall tablescape:

Dining Table Decoration Ideas: #2 Flower Centerpiece

Flowers are always a great option for dining table décor. They add beauty and freshness to any table in any season.

Fall Flowers

I like to keep my dining table flower arrangements at a lower height so that guests are able to easily see and speak to one another across the table.

I started this colorful flower arrangement with a small copper pot, then filled it with burgundy & pink flowers along with magnolia leaves & pine boughs.

Dining Table Centerpiece

Here is exactly what I used for materials to create this flower centerpiece. All plant material was purchased at our local Trader Joe’s.

  • Small vintage copper pot
  • 2 bunches of burgundy dahlias
  • 1 bunch of pink mums
  • 1 bunch of small burgundy mums
  • 1 bunch of a seeded fall filler
  • 1 bunch pine boughs
  • 1 bunch magnolia leaves
Fall Dining Table

I also sprinkled the magnolia leaves around the center of the table for a pop of color and texture.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Dining Table Decorations Ideas: #3 Pumpkins & Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds are a wonderful, natural, seasonal element to utilize in fall tablescapes!

Pumpkins & Flowers

I placed several pumpkins & gourds in varying sizes down the center of our fall table. For this colorful tablescape, I used pumpkins & gourds in shades of pale orange, which I thought looked pretty with the copper pot holding the flower arrangement.

Among the larger pale orange pumpkins & gourds, I layered in smaller white pumpkins around the center of the table.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pro Tip: Wait to purchase your pumpkins/gourds until about 2 weeks before Halloween. Grocery stores and farmer’s markets will discount the pumpkins/gourds to move their stock out the door before the holiday.

Pumpkin Fall Tablescape

Dining Table Decorations Ideas: #4 Pumpkin Candle Holders

I know…I said at the beginning of the post how these pumpkin candle holders did not go as planned! And that is very true!!!

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

However, once we did a little trial and error, I think Dave figured out how to successfully make these. That doesn’t mean these were necessarily easy to make or that pumpkin didn’t continue to fly throughout our kitchen. So, take it from me, if you are going to make these…do it outdoors and have a few extra pumpkins on hand in case one or two don’t go as planned!

I do think in the end, these pumpkin candle holders came out very cute! You could also simply use candlestick holders instead of the pumpkin candle holders for lighting and ambiance on your dining table.

Pumpkin Candle Holders

Pumpkin Candle Holder Supplies

  • Real mini white pumpkins (Any color small pumpkins will do.)
  • Sharp utility knife
  • Drill bit (The bit should be the size of the base of taper candle you will place in your pumpkin candle holder.)
  • Taper candles
Pumpkin Candle Holders

How to Make Pumpkin Candle Holders

Take a small white pumpkin and with a sharp utility knife, begin placing small cuts where the stem meets the pumpkin. Continue doing this all the way around the stem to loosen it from the the pumpkin. Once the stem is loose, pull it from the pumpkin. The entire stem should release in one piece.

Next, with a drill bit (the size of the base of the taper candle) drill straight into the hole where the stem was located. Drill about 1/2″ down, or down enough until you hit the center of the pumpkin. Be careful not to drill too far or through the other end of the pumpkin.

Place the candle inside the hole of the pumpkin, and you have the cutest pumpkin candle holder!

Pumpkin Candleholders

Pro tip: The easiest and cleanest way to make these pumpkin candle holders is by removing the entire stem before drilling. We did not do this at first, which resulted in the holes being off center and very messy.

Pro tip: Do this outside! Pieces of pumpkin will fly everywhere when drilling into the pumpkin.

Dining Table Decoration Ideas

More Dining Table Decoration Ideas

Here are a few other dining table decoration ideas that would be beautiful for fall or Thanksgiving.

I created this fall tablescape with neutral pieces along with accents of dried orange slices.

Fall Entertaining

An heirloom pumpkin centerpiece would look gorgeous in the middle of a Thanksgiving table.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

I love this Thanksgiving tablescape I created last year which included a beautiful handwritten table runner.

Thanksgiving Tablescape

This holiday table was the perfect combination of Thanksgiving and the holidays with the use of pomegranates, pine boughs, and eucalyptus.

Holiday Tablescape

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Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas to Create the Coziest Holiday

Create lasting memories for your family with these 15 unique Thanksgiving décor ideas for a beautiful, cozy home for the holidays.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, gather with family, and maybe the most important part…eating delicious food!

It’s a holiday where there is no pressure of gifts, it’s just simply a time to gather with those we love, and enjoy each other’s company.

Fall Flowers

And so, as we begin planning for the upcoming holiday, I thought I would share Thanksgiving décor ideas from around the web. To show you how to easily create a cozy, memorable Thanksgiving in your home with centerpiece & tablescape ideas, hosting tips, and maybe some new Thanksgiving traditions to try as well.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

What is better than sharing Thanksgiving décor ideas?! Doing it with friends! My friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is hosting this Thanksgiving round up with some of my favorite bloggers. I am so thankful to be included in such a talented group!

Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Thanksgiving Décor Ideas: Centerpieces

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

I shared this heirloom pumpkin centerpiece a few weeks ago on the blog and I think it might be one of my favorite centerpieces ever! This would make the most beautiful centerpiece on a Thanksgiving table or in the center of a buffet.

Your guests will think this centerpiece took you hours to create, but takes only minutes! For the tutorial on how to create your own pumpkin centerpiece for Thanksgiving and everything you need, click here.

DIY & Vintage Centerpiece

Rachel ~ The Ponds Farmhouse

The Ponds Farmhouse

This fall centerpiece is perfect a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dining table. Rachel used a combination of DIY and vintage pieces for a unique table arrangement.

Artichoke & Magnolia Centerpiece

Jen ~ Midwest Life & Style

Artichoke & Magnolia Centerpiece

Wow your family and friends with a simple and beautiful DIY artichoke and magnolia centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

Simple Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

AnnMarie & Anne ~ Simply 2 Moms

Simple Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Create a simple rustic centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table this year. Pretty neutral style can be used for the entire autumn season.

DIY Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Wendy ~ WM Designhouse

Cornucopia

Decorate a Thanksgiving table with a homemade cornucopia. Use chicken wire and rope, and then fill it with pumpkins, gourds, feathers, and flowers.

It’s a beautiful and festive decoration that will get anyone in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Dried Wheat Centerpiece

Jennifer ~ Cottage on Bunkerhill

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Do you love the look of dried wheat? I do too! I love the natural color…it’s so pretty. Jennifer created an interesting way to use dried wheat in her fall decorating.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas: Tablescapes

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

Robyn ~ Robyn’s French Nest

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Robyn shares tips for hosting a large gathering with budget-friendly Thanksgiving table elements. At the same time, learn what pieces you can pull together from around your home, and how to best layer them. Then, you can easily create a thoughtful and beautiful tablescape this Thanksgiving.

Simple Thanksgiving Fall Table

Ann ~ Dabbling & Decorating

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

A simple thanksgiving table that can be put together with new and vintage pieces. I love the brown transferware dishes Ann added to her Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Dining Room With Copper Accents

Cindy ~ DIY Beautify

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Easy tips to set a memorable Thanksgiving table with printable place setting cards that can double as a gratitude garland!

The Perfect Table for a Thanksgiving Feast

Renae ~ Peacock Ridge Farm

Thanksgiving Table

If you’re not sure how to create the perfect table for your Thanksgiving celebration, don’t worry! Renae shares her tips on how to decorate your table for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Mary ~ Life at Bella Terra

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

This post is full of ideas on your Thanksgiving table from space planning, table design, setup, place settings and unique centerpieces.

Boho Cottage Fall Tablescape

Jen ~ Tatertots and Jello

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Create a warm and inviting Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving table by making a DIY table runner, pillows, and a beautiful footed bowl centerpiece filled with textured, fabric-covered pumpkins and leaves.

Simple Fall Table & Affordable Serving Pieces

Karianne ~ Thistlewood Farms

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Simple ideas for a Friendsgiving tablescape. Why not add a little blue and white with your pumpkins? Lots of easy ideas to make your holiday celebrations just a little easier this season.

How to Host the Best Thanksgiving

Stacy ~ Bricks ‘n Blooms

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

Looking for ways to organize yourself to host Thanksgiving? Here are 9 simple tips to hosting the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.

Not hosting this year? Check out Stacy’s Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas.

New Thanksgiving Traditions

Kristin ~ White Arrows Home

Thanksgiving Traditions

These easy Thanksgiving traditions make it a favorite holiday to look forward to all year.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

I hope you enjoyed this round up of Thanksgiving décor ideas! It is always fun to see how others decorate and celebrate the holidays in their homes. I hope you were inspired to create a cozy, memorable Thanksgiving for your family this year and for years to come.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

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Fall Tablescape

Fall Tablescape With Birch Lane

A simple, stylish fall tablescape with new & collected pieces is the perfect setting for a fall get-together or Thanksgiving dinner.

Simple Fall Tablescape
This post is sponsored by Birch Lane.
All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.

Fall is here and that means more time will be spent around the dining room table with friends & family over the next few months. Therefore, creating a beautiful fall tablescape is a must for entertaining guests. Tablescapes do not need to be complicated or over the top to be beautiful & impactful. In fact, simple more organic tablescapes are some of my favorites. They tend to feel warmer, cozier, and more inviting.

Fall Garland & Candles

For our fall tablescape, I decided to create a simple, stylish, and cozy tablescape with pieces we already had in our home and then I incorporated a few new pieces I received from Birch Lane.

Fall Table Styling

Birch Lane has been one of my go-to online shopping destinations for years. I know when I visit their website, I can count on finding handpicked affordable, classic, quality pieces that I will use in our home for years. Birch Lane offers a variety of merchandise for the home including furniture, rugs, lighting, home accents, seasonal décor, and so much more.

For this blog post, I shopped Birch Lane’s new arrivals and Thanksgiving preview to add new pieces to our fall tablescape.

Fall Centerpiece

How to Create a Fall Tablescape

A tablescape refers to all elements of a table setting. The easiest way to begin styling a tablescape is to decide on a theme or color palette. Then include these key elements:

  • Tablecloth, Runner, Place Mats
  • Centerpiece
  • Dinnerware
  • Glasses, Stemware
  • Utensils
  • Napkins

Let’s take a look at a few of these elements and how I incorporated them into our fall tablescape with a little help from Birch Lane.

Fall Tablescape
Fall Entertaining

Fall Tablecloth

To start putting together this fall tablescape, I began by adding a tablecloth to the table.

This brown & white gingham tablecloth was one I already had in our home, which I thought would work well with the simple & stylish fall theme I envisioned for our table.

Autumn Entertaining

Linen and cotton are wonderful fabrics to choose from when looking for a tablecloth for a fall tablescape. Gingham and plaid are perfect pattern options for fall as well as toile, and one of my current favorites, block print.

Brown & White Gingham Tablecloth

These tablecloths from Birch Lane would be a beautiful base for a fall tablescape.

Table runners are another great option as a tablescape base, instead of a traditional tablecloth.

Fall Centerpiece

Fall Tablescape Centerpiece

With a Garland

The centerpiece of the table is where your creativity can come alive. Have fun with what you create to be the star & center of the tablescape!

Fall Table

Keeping with the simple & stylish theme, I used this fall garland from Birch lane as the centerpiece for our fall tablescape. I love the muted fall colors and organic elements which include corn husks, pinecones, acorns, ferns, and gourds.

Fall Tablescape With Birch Lane

Using a garland as a tablescape centerpiece is an easy way to fill up the center of the table, without having to do too much.

Before placing the garland down the center of the table, I fluffed the garland to make it look full & realistic. I also carefully ironed the corn husks to remove the wrinkles and folds from shipping. Once the garland was fluffed and ironed, I simply draped it down the middle of the table.

Organic Fall Centerpiece

These garlands from Birch Lane are great centerpiece options for a fall tablescape.

Autumn Table
Autumn Table Styling

And Candles

To complete the centerpiece for our fall tablescape, I added a round wood slice to one end of the table and then placed three white pillar candles (of varying heights) on top.

Pillar Candles

To add a little visual interest to the pillar candles, and to add an organic touch, I hot glued dried orange slices to the sides of the candles.

I love the pop of orange this gave to the fall tablescape. I mean, how cute does that look?!

To make your own candles with dried orange slices, you will first need to dry orange slices. You can find out how to do that, here.

Fall Centerpiece

With a hot glue gun, place a bead of hot glue all the way around the perimeter of a dried orange slice. Quickly, place the orange slice onto a wax candle and hold. Do this all the way around the candle.

That’s it! You have your own dried orange pillar candles!

Fall Candles

Candle Tips:

The hot glue should only be placed on the orange slice, do not hot glue the candle.

Be extremely careful not to burn yourself adhering the orange slice to the candle.

I have only done this on a wax candle. I am not sure if this same technique would work on a flameless candle.

Autumn Style

Dinnerware

With the tablecloth down and the centerpiece set; it’s time to set the table with dinnerware.

Spode Dinnerware
Place Setting
Place Setting

I like to mix and match dinnerware for a stylish, collected look. For this fall tablescape, I used our white Wedgewood wedding china along with these Spode Delamere brown & white salad plates from Birch Lane.

I love the pop of color & print the Spode salad plates add to our table. It looks absolutely perfect for fall!

Cozy Fall Table

Birch Lane offers an entire collection of Spode Delamere dinnerware & serveware. You can view the collection, here. I also love these Spode woodland creature plates as well!

Dinner Plates

Fall Tablescape Napkins

Napkins are an easy way to add texture and pattern to any table in any season. Have fun with your napkin selection, and how you display them on your table.

Dinner Napkins

When I saw these adorable cotton napkins with frayed edges on Birch Lane’s website, I knew they were going to be the perfect addition to our fall table.

The napkins were the final element of the table, and I was able to use the napkins as a way to bring the entire tablescape together.

Dinner Napkin
Frayed Edge Napkin

To do this, I added a few dried lagurus to the top of the napkin. Then, tied a bow around the napkin with a small, cream satin ribbon with a dried orange slice. I love how these beautiful napkins completed our fall tablescape!

Autumn Tablescape

Here are some other great napkin options from Birch Lane that would be perfect for a fall tablescape.

Fall Dinner Table

Shop Birch Lane for New Fall Tablescape Pieces

Natural Tablecloth
Lace Edge Tablecloth
Striped Table Runner
Organic Striped Table Runner
Linen Table Runner
Bittersweet Garland
Corn Husk Garland
Fall Garland
Eucalyptus Garland
Reed Garland
Spode Dinnerware Set
Spode Woodland Creature Plate
Spode Serving Bowl
Spode Turkey Platter
Spode Ceramic Baker
Frayed Edge Napkin
Linen Napkin
Scalloped Edge Napkin
Frayed Edge Napkin
Gingham Napkin

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Summer in New England

DIY Lemon & Herb Citronella Candles

Simple and easy DIY lemon & herb citronella candles are the perfect way to ward off summer’s unwanted biting insects.

It’s officially summer at our house when the sun begins to set and the yard becomes filled with our least favorite insect, mosquitos. They are a nuisance and force us to head indoors sooner than we are ready. With our property surrounded by wetlands, we will never be able to rid our yard of all mosquitos. However, these lemon & herb citronella candles may provide us a little sanity and a few more minutes outside!

Citronella Candles

This was my first time making DIY citronella candles. I can assure you, it will not be my last. These candles are unbelievably easy to assemble, smell divine, and repel mosquitos naturally.

Ingredients
Lemons & Limes

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Gather mason jars of varying sizes (or use all the same size). I like grouping these candles in 3’s with jars of all varying heights.
  • Round up a few floating candles. I used these.
  • Snip fresh rosemary sprigs from the garden. Fresh sprigs of lavender or basil would also work for this.
  • Slice lemons and limes. The amount of lemons & limes you need will depend on the amount of candles you are making & the size of the jar. On average, I used about 2-3 lemon slices and 2-3 lime slices per jar.
  • Purchase an organic lemongrass or citronella essential oil. I used this lemongrass essential oil.
DIY Citronella Candles
Floating Candle

How to make DIY Lemon & Herb Citronella Candles:

Fill your mason jars this way:

  • First start by adding the lemon and lime slices. I used about 3 lemon slices and 2 lime slices for the large mason jars and about 1-2 lemon slices and 2 lime slices for the small mason jars.
  • Add 1-2 springs of rosemary.
  • Fill mason jar with water until an inch below the lid rings.
  • Add about 20 drops of the essential oil. Take a butter knife or spoon and mix the ingredients in the jar carefully.
  • Place the floating candle on top.
Summer Tablescape

These DIY citronella candles will last up to 3 days before the fruit and herbs will start to go bad. However, you could add the fruit and herbs to a stovetop potpourri for a day or so before tossing! Stovetop potpourri is such a great use of old fruit & herbs. You can find one of my stovetop potpourri recipes here.

DIY Citronella Candles

Not only do these candles repel bugs naturally, but I cannot get over how beautiful they are too! How perfect would these be for summer entertaining?! These candles would be so gorgeous lined up down the center of a table for an outdoor dinner party. Or grouped together in odd numbers like I have here!

Summer Tablescape
DIY Candles

For a video tutorial on how to make these simple DIY lemon & herb citronella candles, visit my reel highlight on Instagram titled DIY. I would love to know if you make these! Tag me on social media or leave me a comment here and let me know!

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift & Tablescape

Mother’s Day is less than a week away, are you ready?! If not, I’ve got another Mother’s Day gift idea for you! Last week, I shared gift ideas from some of my favorite retailers, you can read that post here. However, this week I wanted to share with you an inexpensive and easy gift that little ones can help with and one that mom will love.

Fresh herbs planted in aged terracotta pots. Each Mother’s Day, I ask Dave for herbs to plant in our planter we have on our back deck right next to the kitchen. I love having fresh herbs all summer long that I can easily access while I’m cooking. I use them in everything from salad dressings to sauces to marinades for meat & poultry, and even ice cream! (You can find my rosemary ice cream recipe, here.) One of the other great things about growing herbs is the delicious scents that eminent from them and the wonderful aromas that fill our deck and kitchen!

Instead of gifting mom an herb in the ugly plastic container that comes from the store with the ugly plastic plant label…let’s make it special by transplanting the herbs into beautiful aged terracotta pots (that we aged ourselves!) and adding super cute wooden plant labels! I had aged terracotta pots a few weeks ago for our front porch (read that post here) and had such a fun time doing that, I thought I would age more pots for these herb gifts. Some other fun ideas to dress up a basic terracotta pots besides aging them would be painting with acrylic paints or decoupaging (littles would have so much fun helping with any of these techniques!). Aging terracotta is super easy technique I found on Liz Marie Blog.

Mother's Day Gift Idea
Herbs
Herb Labels

To age terracotta pots you only need a few things; organic garden lime, water, clay pots (for the herbs I bought 4″ pots), matching clay saucer, bowl for mixing, and a paint brush. To make the aging mixture, add 1 cup of lime to bowl and mix with 1 cup of water (ratio is 1:1). Stir until lime fully dissolves in water, mixture will resemble mud. To apply the lime mixture, use a paint brush to brush the mixture onto the clay pots & saucers, making sure to coat pot evenly. Allow to fully dry and if desired, apply 1 to 2 more coats (I applied 3 coats to the pots pictured here). That’s it!

Once your clay pots are fully dried from the aging process (should only take an hour or so) you can transplant your herbs into their new pots. You can use any herbs that you or mom like for this DIY. I purchased rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, chives, and mint. Note: You may need a handful or two of potting soil when transplanting (we like to use Miracle-Gro Potting Soil). Once you’ve transplanted your herbs, water in, and add the wooden herb tag. You can purchase the tags I used here (I also like these), or you can also make your own with popsicle sticks!

Mother's Day Gift Idea
Herbs in Terracotta Pots
Herbs

Your DIY herb pots are now ready for gifting to mom, how easy was that! Let’s not stop there though…

I took the herb pots and made a tablescape with them! If you’re hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner this would be the perfect tablescape to display your potted herb gifts and then have mom take the centerpiece when done!

Mother's Day Tablescape
Herb Centerpiece

For this tablescape, I started by adding a runner to the center of the table. Then, I centered two of the herb pots in the middle of the table and the runner. I added three mason jars on either side of the herb pots using a large, medium, and small mason jars on either side of the centered herb pots with a votive candle inside each mason jar. I then added another two herb pots on either end of the table (other side of mason jars) to complete the center of our tablescape.

Mother's Day Table
Place Setting
Candles in Mason Jars

I kept the place settings simple for this tablescape with white plates, clear drinking glasses, and gold utensils. I used a napkin that matched the table runner which I then tied with a simple twine bow and inserted an extra wooden plant tag into each napkin.

Light the candles and your table is ready to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day!

Herbs as a Centerpiece
Mother's Day Tablescape

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Seasonal Dinnerware – An Easy Kitchen Update

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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Simple Early Spring Tablescape

Spring was in the air, and I loved it. Last Saturday, we had bright sunshine and temperatures in the mid-sixties. When you live in the northeast during the winter, sunshine and warmth are things to celebrate! New Englander’s embrace the few, rare days of sun and warmth during the wintertime. We head outside for fresh air, roll our windows down in the car, and enjoy the feeling of the sun on our skin. I think it’s natures way of giving us hope that as with most things, nothing lasts forever, even winter. Mother Nature did quickly bring us back to reality when she gave us a snow storm the following day, dumping a bunch of the white stuff in the northeast. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in New England and the four seasons we have. However, after a day of flaunting a vest and some slip on shoes and not having to worry about throwing on a thick winter jacket to leave the house or cranking the heat in the house and the car to stay warm, I am craving all things spring. While I can’t control Mother Nature and when spring will truly arrive, I can bring the feeling and the warmth of spring to the inside of our home.

I created this super simple tablescape or in this case I should say “islandscape” to start to bring that feeling of spring into our home. Tablescapes do not need to be elaborate or fancy, they can be as simple or as complicated as you would like. Lately, I’ve been leaning more to the simpler side with my décor. For me and my anxious mind, simple is calming and in some ways can be more beautiful and impactful. Tablescapes are not just for tables, they can be for kitchen islands or other surfaces too. Our family congregates around the kitchen island most of the time, so I always have something styled on our island to brighten up and add coziness to our kitchen.

Most of the items I styled in this tablescape were items we already had in our home. All that was purchased for this were the flowers along with a couple of items to bake the muffins. For any tablescape, you want to make sure you have height and texture. For height, I decided to use white pitchers as the vessels for the flowers. The flowers I purchased were white tulips along with white ranunculus. These looked beautiful and fresh in the store and fit the spring vibes I was going for. What screams spring more than fresh Tulips! You can purchase whichever flowers you love and look the freshest in the store that week. I added the taller tulips to the bigger, taller pitcher and the smaller more delicate ranunculus to the shorter, stout pitcher.

For another element of height, I added a covered cake stand full of lemon blueberry muffins. The covered cake stand will keep your muffins fresh and allows anyone craving carbs to grab one (and that is typically me!). I love muffins. I am not sure that I have ever found a muffin that I did not love. My favorite store bought muffin is chocolate chip and my favorite homemade muffin is blueberry. I have been on a homemade blueberry muffin kick the past few weeks. Each time a batch is gone, I have to make another one. I wish I could say I bake my blueberry muffins from scratch, but this busy momma just doesn’t have them time! I take the help from the store when ever I can get it. I do have my go to, favorite mixes and currently I am loving the blueberry muffin mix from Trader Joe’s. It is easy to whip up and tastes like the muffins were made from scratch. To take these blueberry muffins to the next level and to make them a little more “spring like” I added the zest of a lemon and about a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. I also added a handful of fresh blueberries to the mix and sprinkled them on top of the muffins before baking.

Now that we have our larger items for the tablescape (large & small pitchers of flowers and cake stand filled with muffins), it is time to create our tablescape. To group the items together, I love to use a cutting board or a bread board as the base for the tablescape. The wooden base adds texture and height to the surface of the counter. Add the pitchers and cake stand to the wooden base, add small plates & linen napkins for the muffins, and you have a simple, easy, and beautiful tablescape perfect for the start of spring!

I hope this tablescape gets you into the spirit of spring like it did for me and our home! I am looking forward to warmer weather in the months ahead, but for now, I will have to rely on the spring vibes I create in our home to keep us warm and cozy. How do you add spring vibes to your home? Are you looking forward to spring as much as I am? Let me know by leaving a comment, I would love to hear from you!

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P.S. Did you notice that some of these photos had more lemon blueberry muffins than others?! If so, your eyes did not deceive you! Muffins were being eaten between the taking of the photos…I will however, not name names.