April 3, 2020

secondhand tables for spring

a tour of thrifted tablescapes  




Easter is just about a week away, so I thought I’d share another spring tablescape today, and luckily my friends and I from the “Secondhand Table” group have put together a few fresh new table settings to share with all of you!


If you're coming from Rachel at Cherry Street Blossoms, welcome! 

Keep in mind that these tables are all set with things that have been found at thrift stores or flea markets, and we use fresh accents that we foraged from our gardens or maybe from a friend’s yard.  

The point is nothing is new at these tables. As we are spending more and more time at home, it’s sort of fun to go through the cupboards and discover things we may have forgotten about. 




Here's a little bit about my table...

The majority of this table has a soft blue and white color scheme that acts as sort of a neutral, like denim. I started with a striped blue table runner to add a little pattern to the table. 




For texture I used my favorite set of seashell trimmed placemats and then layered a dinner plate and a salad plate at each setting. The patterns are compatible, but not matchy-matchy. I feel like mixing china patterns adds so much interest to a table. 

Light blue glassware is added in just the right shade of blue. Vintage colored glasses are my secret weapon, lol. They always add just the right sparkle to a table!

The dainty linen napkins and ceramic napkin rings were found last year at our church's annual rummage sale.




I can hardly believe it myself, but all these flowers are from my garden. Luckily here in Southern California, we can garden year-round, and these ranunculus were the best surprise this spring! 

I planted them last year, and they bloomed, but I kind of forgot about them, and they kind of doubled in quantity this year, so YAY!  

The yellow flowers on the lower right are roses that I also planted last year. It’s actually a Downton Abbey rose called Edith’s Darling and is one of two Downton Abbey roses in my garden. I love the clustered shape of this one! 

To finish off the look of this bouquet, I added a bit of blue borage, a pretty herb that just easily reseeds itself in my garden. Best of all, the little blue flowers are edible and taste like cucumbers. This glass vase with woven wicker detail acts like a modern-day Easter basket, and I just love it! 




This close-up of the plates shows how all the patterns play off of each other. I’ve also added this little bread and butter plates to the table which pick up the colors in the flowers. 

These little plates are actually blue and white transferware, but at the time of firing, they also go in and hand-color some of the pattern to create this look. I picked these up last summer in Savannah at a Goodwill Store along with some matching cups and saucers.   




Little white hobnail votives are added for charm. 

I've had these for several years, and they were gifted to me by Oriental Trading when I did a few tablescapes for them. I've used them a lot, and they are still available here, if you're interested. 




I just love these colors! 




So that’s my little secondhand table for spring. Your next stop on the blog hop is Aimee’s lovely table over at Aimee Weaver Designs. 




I hope you’ll check out all of the outstanding spring tables my four friends put together... 


Dana from Adored House 

Rachel from Cherry Street Blossoms 

Aimee from Aimee Weaver Designs 




ciao! fabiana 



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