Daffodils & Blue

Happy Spring to everyone! Were you as ready for the season to arrive as I was? Some years I’m content to let Spring arrive whenever it decides to. Other years — like this one — I want it to hurry up! Finally … it’s here in all of its “blooming” glory. I’m so glad.
This week’s tablescape uses several of the Spring decorating “elements” I showed you HERE in a recent “mood swing” post.

  • Blue and white
  • Flowers from the garden
  • Today it’s daffodils — and I first told you about ours HERE.
  • Bright white linens
  • Bunnies
  • Butterflies

Layering is also an important part of this tablescape. You’ll see it in the dishes, the linens, and the candles.
I also added a “soft” layer of color to the vase — in the form of a blue and white napkin I picked up last weekend for a quarter at my local Habitat for Humanity thrift store. There was only one, but it just kept calling my name. I’m glad.  It was just what I needed this week! It’s folded and “banded” around the top of the vase with a raffia tie …
… which adds a natural element to complement the rocks in the base of the hurricane candleholders.
I’ll just let you look …
I’m so glad you stopped by today. Thank you! Please come back soon!
In the meantime, I hope you’ll visit these fun blog parties …
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
The details …
Clear ribbed glass charger:  auction
Blue and white chintz dinner plate:  Queen’s China Calico-BlueT J Maxx last year
Salad plate and berry bowl:  Gibson Claremont – Big Lots two years ago
Bread and butter plate:  Enoch Wedgwood Countryside – auction
Flatware: Oneida Raphael
Stemware:  Dollar General several years ago
Hurricane vases, tealight holders, and rocks – Dollar Tree within the last two years
Vintage white linen runner and napkins – auction
White coaster squares with monogram – gift from a friend last Christmas
Blue and white napkin:  Habitat for Humanity thrift store last weekend
Blue napkins:  don’t remember; have had them for awhile
Stained glass butterfly:  made by a relative for my oldest daughter
Ceramic bunnies:  rescued from a daughter’s “giveaway” box
Clear glass flower vase: Goodwill
Daffodils:  Renaissance Man’s garden (Bless him!)


  1. Susan, I LOVE it! The colors are wonderful. By far, my favorite part is the Calico Blue dinner plate. I would love some of those. Wonder if they will have it this year at TJs.

    Blue and daffodils just make a perfect spring combination to me.

  2. Blue and yellow are so perfect together. The daffodils look beautiful as the centerpiece. And I just LOVE your calico plates!!

  3. I need to look for those Calico Blue dinner plates. I have the Calico Tureen and underplate by Burleigh. I think that they would look great together. The ribbed glass charger is really special…it brings a wonderful texture to your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  4. Perfect table to open spring! Love the daffodils, the silver and the little bunnies. You have some great pieces on this table!

  5. Love your calico blue plates…just beautiful with the other elements of blue and white!

  6. Blue and white tablescapes always seem so fresh and inviting. I love the cut work napkins with the dark blue one underneath and I especially like the folded napkin and raffia around the vase.

  7. That looks lovely! The linens are beautiful, as is the whole table and all the mix of pieces you used.

  8. Very, very, pretty. I love how you’ve layered the dishes.

  9. One of my favorite elements on your table is the little bone china (?) rabbit figures. They remind me so much of the bone china animal figures my mother gave me years ago, which had been hers as a girl. I also LOVE the fact that you didn’t let the fact of only ONE blue and white napkin stop you from buying it – sometimes it’s a completely random thing like that that speaks to you the loudest! Love the whole table, really beautiful!

  10. Beautiful table…blue and white always makes me smile…love the little pop of yellow.

  11. Hi Susan~
    I love your table! I have some of the same calico plates and white napkins similar to yours! Aaand I was planning to use them for my next table with daffodils too! Your idea for the flower vase is wonderful and the candle hurricanes too. The ceramic bunnies are perfect for your setting!

    I’m also feeling the same way about wanting spring to get here already!!

    Very pretty,

  12. Your blues and whites are so pretty and the daffodils are the perfect spring touch.

  13. Such inspiration…you have inspired me tp layer my Easter table!

  14. Everything is so pretty. I also collect blue and white dishes. Happy Blue Monday!

  15. The napkin around the vase – great idea!

  16. Nice one for blue Monday..

    mine is here

  17. I love your idea of folding that blue and white napkin and making an eye catching band around your vase. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Susan.

  18. Love all the charming details on your table and the how-to mosaic!

  19. Lovely tabescape, the blue and white are beautiful colors. And I love those cute little bunnies. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  20. You have some beautiful pieces and you’ve accented them nicely with touches of spring. Still waiting on spring in Edmonton, sadly.

  21. It’s all so beautiful. But I love those sweet bunnies playing in the tablescape. The crisp linens add to the beauty.