Thursday, March 19, 2015

Welcome Spring!

 
We're having a small, casual dinner party tonight to welcome spring!  Everyone is so eager to put this winter to rest and to usher in the pretty flowers and mild weather.  Here in Georgia, the daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, crocus, and Bradford pear trees are giving us their very most beautiful days.  I say, "Bring it on!".  

I wanted to use some of our daffodils, and I think there's nothing prettier than blue and white with these cheerful blossoms.  The tablecloth is so busy that I chose a plain white urn to hold them.

This graphic tablecloth came from The Christmas Tree Shop in Florence, Kentucky.  I made a quick stop on my trip home from Ohio last week.  I have this same pattern in a cotton fabric in green, but this is a polyester like finish.  Not as nice, but probably a good choice for outdoors later in the year.  Then I paired it with these fabulous Lenox dishes named A TOILE TALE!!!!!  How about that?  I HAD to buy them.

Here's the dinner plate with the salad plate atop it.  Love!  It's a fragment of a Scalamandre fabric which I have always loved.  I love the way the patterns line up.  The rattan charger makes a nice background for the dishes and makes it show up more than just placing it on the cloth.  

The glassware was kept simple.....an old large blue stem for water and a plain red wine stem from Tiffany's.  I'm serving white wine, but the water goblet is so huge that the white wine glass looked soooo small beside it, that I replaced it with a larger one.

These white napkins are from Homegoods.  They are from the Palm Restaurant line of linens and they are so nice.  I used a blue and white porcelain ring with a fresh daffodil slipped into it.  The flatware is also old.  I can't even begin to remember where I got it.

A covered casserole dish is always handy and tonight it will be filled with a ravioli, mushroom, and sugar snap pea dish.  Goes great with the pork tenderloin that Mr. Pressed Pants will grill.

Someone brought us this wine as a hostess gift, and I'm going to serve it tonight, only partially because the label is blue and white with a touch of yellow :-)  Just like the table.  I drive serious wine drinkers crazy when I choose wines like that.

These candlesticks seemed like the right choice.  I've had them forever.  

Don't you love a huge bunch of daffodils?  

But, these are certainly the star of the show tonight.

I can't wait to use them with pink peonies.  

Here's the coffee/tea tray.  We'll serve this in the living room. With the time change, I thought we might be able to have coffee outside, but it is a blustery, rainy day and I'm sure the evening will be, too.

And this little guy will greet anyone who uses the powder room.  Can't have too many of these wonderful  flowers.  Can't you just feel your mood lift?


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8 comments:

  1. Beautiful with each and every detail!

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  2. Love those dishes!!! I've never seen that pattern before.....the table looks beautiful!!

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  3. I, too, am in Georgia and I live where the Cherry Blossom Festival starts today - oh, my city is "in the pink", along with all of the other blooming flowers and trees! I love your table with the blue, white and yellow and you will be drinking my wine tonight. Hope the party goes well!!

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  4. Beautiful table. What a coincidence on the name A Toile Tale. The yellow flowers look stunning with the blues. Have a nice little dinner party.

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  5. Cannot tell you how much I LOVE this table!!! Those dishes are OUTSTANDING and you've accented them so well with all your choices (love the daffodils and candle holders and serving pieces!) So very pretty.....Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  6. I just love the pop of yellow the daffodils bring with those blue toile dishes!

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  7. Beautiful table setting! The tablecloth just sets it off! I love it!

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  8. I love your blue toile dishes. They are so pretty. A lovely table setting. Happy New Year.

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