Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Green Tablescape


Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and Tablescape Thursday.  I am also posting this to Jam Hand's new blog party Hump Day Hoorah.

In Spring, the lovely color green surprises and delights us after the dull colors of fall and winter.

I love this shade of green; I think I have three shirts of this color. The little feetie egg cups were found at a local grocery store years ago; I have five different feetie cups.


After a long hard winter, green is so soothing.  My Aunt Ionia used to take us to the restaurant Spring Green, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright near Spring Green, Wisconsin.  The two words, spring and green, fit so well together.  The restaurant is no longer in business, but the building is the Frank Lloyd Wright Center. 

I made the green yarn balls for my "Grinch Tablescape" last December.  I love the green pop they add to the table.


Here's a photograph of my stack!  My engineer husband, orderly and efficient, is not fond of dish stacks; in his mind just more dishes to wash.   However, my sister Jacqueline, Purple Chocolat Home, loves dish stacks and so graciously gave me the white chargers and white salad plates a few months ago. 
This is their debut; white dishes are very dreamy.  Thanks Jacqueline!  I know I will use them often!


Here's a side view.


My centerpiece is a topiary flanked by faux chocolate bunnies.  "Hey little fella, stop nibbling on the topiary!"


We used to make these yarn balls when I was a child.   All you need is yarn, paper mache paste, and a balloon.  Blow up balloons in varying sizes.  For the paper mache paste, add 3 parts water to 2 parts flour in a medium sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, making sure to get out any lumps.  Cool and then drag the yarn through the paste and apply to balloon.  If you want to add some glitz, sprinkle with glue, before drying and shake off excess glue.  My home was shining around Christmas when I made these; there was glitter all over!  Let dry from 24 to 48 hours.  When dry, pop the balloon and pull through yarn holes. 


Here's my bubble glass view.


Thanks for stopping by my Spring Green Table!


29 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I love the feetie cups..so cute and I have always loved Spring Green..very pretty1 :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your pretty spring table Joni! Those egg cups are adorable and your stack of dishes is very pretty! Twice now I've happened upon your Herb Parm Pizzelles in the "you might also like" boxes... they sound great:@)

Kelly Massman said...

How very lovely! Hope all is well in your world!

Tanya@takesix said...

My goodness, those little feetie cups are so cute!! You table is very springy!!! Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

What a sweet springtime table! I love the green at this time of year.....and that little egg-with-feet - too cute!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful table! I love green in all its shades from palest mint to deepest emerald. Those little feetie egg cups are so adorable. xo,

ButterYum said...

Lovely tablescape - so nice of Jacqueline to give you those white dishes. I love them!!

:)
ButterYum
PS - I've been searching all over for clear bubble glasses just like those. I can find amber, blue, green, but now clear!

Tricia said...

Green IS the perfect color for spring! I love your little egg cups -- I know you squealed when you found those! How nice of your sister to send the chargers and plates -- gotta love sisters like that! Happy stacking!

The White Farmhouse said...

Love all the white dishes with the green. I am not a fan of green, but I really like this. The "feetie cups" are just adorable! Good job!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love your greens and whites. I like a dish stack for a tablescape, but when I'm actually using the table, I only stack dishes we are really going to use. The little egg cup is darling.

I'm glad the bleeding hearts brought back memories.

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table...love the stacked plates...neat yarn orbs, too, Joni.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am fond of greens and white also! Stacking dishes for a tablescape is wonderful, but I have to agree with your husband ;o) Love the yarn balls, and we used to make them too!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

I remember my mom making a huge "yarn ball" to hang in the 70's and we all laughed and thought it looked like a bee hive. She was not amused. Now here I am 40 years later, and I think they are SO cool! I want to make one!

CJ said...

I've forgotten all about making those balls when I was younger! Awesome memory poke. Can't wait to make them when I get a change. Love your green designs and inclusion of so many yummy looking recipes. Thanks for blogging! ~CJ

Pat said...

Pretty Spring table. I love the little egg cup, so cute!

Marlis said...

Great table.. Love those chargers and the plates.. What lovely gifts. I love your table. The bunnies, the yarn balls.. it all came together so nicely.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this charming tablescape. I love feety egg cups also!

Diane said...

Such a pretty table setting. Love the egg holders...adorable! Diane

Magpies and Magnolias said...

What a fun table! Perfect shade of spring green to celebrate the new season.

And what a great sister you have. Maybe y'all can adopt me?

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Loved..loved your green spring table! It is so springy, so refreshing :)

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Joycee said...

I am so ready for lighter food, using my summer dishes and eating outside! If Mother Nature will just cooperate! Loved your new chargers and that cool Spring Green. I had forgotten how to make those string balls, perfect project to add some pop to summer parties too! You have the best ideas....

Jacqueline said...

The white plates and chargers are so great. I think my favorite combination is white stacked with green. Your yarn balls and topiary are wonderful.

Those little footed cups are adorable. What a fun Easter touch.

Enjoy! We are on Spring Break, so no table this week (whew I can't believe I said that!)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Joni, your spring table is so pretty! I have those leaf and berry plates and so does Yvonne from Stonegable--you will love them and find so many uses because they seem to go with everything! Lucky you to get them as a gift! The footed egg cups are cute and so is Mr. Bunny peeking over the green ball. I remember making those as a child at Christmas time and thinking they were so magical and delicate. They look quite sophisticated on the table! Linda

tammylovesdishes said...

What a nice spring table. Your yarn balls add interest and I really like your bubble goblets with the "grass" shreds.

Your sister was a sweetie to gift you with those gorgeous plates! Love them. And I'm a big fan of the stack. Nice job!
Tammy

Debbie said...

I'm totally loving this one. I'm fond of spring green anyway, and green is my theme color for the year.

Love the stack! You have a great sister to give you those perfect plates and chargers. My favorite part, though, is the little footed egg cup. Didn't you have some little dishes with witch's feet at Halloween? I might be thinking of someone else. I just remember that I liked the whimsy of it, and I like these egg cups too.

Rettabug said...

What fun...I remember doing those yarn balls waaaay back in elementary school. I'm saving this idea for next year with DGD Ms. C. Her cast on her right hand would make it hard this year.

Thanks for sharing your pretty dishes & this fun idea.

fondly,
Rett

Kathleen said...

You and your sis are so talented! I love this table, and I love the stacks! Green is very welcome here, and feel free to send some, LOL!

Entertaining Women said...

There is always a selection of darling 'Walking Ware' on eBay. I've been tempted to start collecting some of the pieces. Your 'footed' cup is darling. Wonderful chargers and new salad plates. They bring great textures and shine to your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Sue said...

How did I miss this?!? Love the little egg holders(?) with the jelly beans...so cute! I really love the faux chocolate bunnies too:) Your dish stacks look great.

Engageya