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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Daffodil Dinner

Last weekend was a fast-paced, action-packed one with houseguests and lots to do.  Dinner one evening was a very quick, child friendly one and I put this table together in a blink.  It was such a simple design that I almost decided that it might not be of interest to many readers.  Then, I decided that I shouldn't try to kid you......I DO simple!!!  We all do!!!  These daffodil napkin rings from Pottery Barn together with some daffodil themed dishes made a simple but cheerful tablescape.

Green ribbed placemats on the bare dining room table, light yellow woven napkins and light stained wooden handled flatware kept this very casual.  These placemats didn't photograph very well.  They really are a brighter apple green.

This china pattern is a cute one, isn't it?  But, it's easy to see why I only use it in the spring and the back to "the vault" it goes. The daffodil and the border are my favorite things in the design. 

Here are the particulars on the pattern.  I should also mention that it is dishwasher proof and that makes it easy to throw on the table for a simple meal.

Salad plates feature an iris and some more yellow.  I'm playing with an idea for a soft lavender table, and I'm making a note to remember to see if this piece works.

These water glasses are sturdy and dependable.  We chose then when we got married many years ago.  They are Imperial Glass.

This little doily was from the dollar bin at Michael's from their Shabby Chic collection and the urn is one I use a lot, but I can't remember where it came from.

These little votives are from the floral wholesaler.  I got a bunch in pink, too.

Same Imperial glass in the salt and peppers as in the stems.

I thought I would put lots of cut daffodils in this urn, but I found a small pot of bulbs and just dropped it in.

They did the trick!

It was a great evening with dear ones around the table.  What more could you want?

I'm linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her Tablescape Thursday blog.  Don't miss the opportunity to visit her and see tons of interesting tables.

Here's the link:


  1. Fun spring table, lovin' those great napkin rings-enjoy:@)

  2. I absolutely LOVE the simplicity and the pretty garden theme! Very nicely done!

  3. Definitely glad you shared this happy table. Love the daffodils! Thank goodness for daffodils and irises. They are the only color in my garden at the moment. ~ Sarah

  4. Certainly timely for spring. I love your dishes. they are perfect for this time of year. Fun table.

  5. Yes, we all do "simple" ... and you do it very well! This is a perfect "touch of spring" table. I'm glad you shared it with us.

  6. I LIKE the urn with what you have in it! It mirrors the number of actual daffodils on the plates, and it looks more like what our flower beds look like right now. Actually, my garden bed doesn't have a thing in it other than old leaves that we missed in the fall! I LOVE those Pottery Barn napkin rings! They are the perfect companion to your plates! I really like the texture of the napkins, too. I don't know what that's called, but it always reminds me of warm & fuzzy. I think because my great-Grandmother used that kind of fabric a lot. Ahhh! The simple grandeur of spring! I LIKE it!

  7. Love your Garden Gallery plates! Daffodils are such a "hope springs eternal" sign! Your napkin rings are crowning touch~ here's to an early spring!

  8. I love your tablesetting and so glad that you shared it with us. Simple is most often the better way to go in most instances. I enjoy most the tables that are actually used and not just finessed for a photo. It is such a HAPPY table. Thank you for sharing.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  9. Oh, what a perfect table to celebrate daffodils! That china is lovely -- can't wait to see your lavender table with it, too! Those napkin rings are irresistible! Keep the simple 'scapes coming -- I love those best.

  10. This table certainly reminds one of spring with those beautiful floral the iris.

  11. I do love daffodils and your dishes, napkin rings and centerpiece make a wonderful, "simple" table! This is a very nice setting and I'm glad you had a nice evening. Linda

  12. Your table is so cheerful! I love your daffodil and iris plates (two of my favorite flowers, by the way). The yellow napkins look so soft and pretty, and the napkin rings are perfect, as is the centerpiece. Have a great weekend!


  13. So simple and pretty! The daffodils are a favorite!

  14. The variety on your blog spot is a fascination to me...tablescapes of all descriptions, antique mall items of interest, unique side board scenes etc. I look forward to Wed. p.m. each week so I can see the latest...and I even
    saw my name on one of those cute place card holders. Smile. MJ


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