Ready For Spring Table


About the end of February, I’m past all the cozy-blanket-and-warming-fire thoughts and am ready for spring – enough with the cold and gray days! After creating my weird cute little pom pom flowers and the bright green runner, I thought it would be fun to use them for a simple early spring table setting.

Early Spring Table

Since I was going for a clean and simple, though bright look, I chose not to compete with the centerpiece by using the textured basket weave thrift store chargers I used at Thanksgiving, white napkins, and our everyday white plates. Oh, some have asked for the name of our plates – they are vintage Pope Gosser ‘Rose Point’ plates and I get them on ebay. And I LOVE them.

I thought adding the green ramekins coordinated just enough and figured they would be a different way to serve a slaw-type salad.

Early Spring Table

As I was cleaning out my fabric closet, I came across a hugh roll of brown cardboard edging that I had bought for making valances years (seriously…years) ago. Since I’ve got to come up with some other ways to use this stuff, I decided to stamp our names on it and tape them around the ramekins as place cards. I’m going to reuse them as napkin rings, too, I think. (Click here for similar stamps from Amazon {affiliate link})

Spring table from above
I didn’t even get terribly fancy with the flatware – only putting out forks and knives. But they are lovely vintage pieces that I have collected over the years. The pineapple glasses were my grandmother’s – I don’t have many things from her so I cherish these and they matching pitchers they came with.

Spring table looking outside

Though outside it’s still looking like winter, this easy table helps me bridge the gap while I wait impatiently for flowers, warmth, and sunshine.

Hmmm, if any of you are familiar with Oregon springs, though, you know I’ve got quite a wait! What about you – are you bringing any spring elements into your decor yet, or is it just me?




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  1. Lynn C says

    I live in southwest Washington so am totally familiar with the wait you have. I’m going shopping in Olympia today and think I will pick up a few primroses to set around the house. They speak spring..

  2. Crystal says

    I’m so sorry you have to wait for true spring weather. Here in Houston, TX, we have had 70 degree, sunshiney, beautiful weather which is a change since last year we went straight from winter to summer…wasn’t fun at all. So, we are enjoying the spring weather. Love your spring table! It definately brings sunshine into the dining room!

  3. Shellie says

    No matter what the weather is outside, you can always decorate your house to look like Spring! Make it bright and cheery!

  4. Rhonda says

    I hear you Jami!!!!! I brought some potted daffodils inside that are blooming and I just gaze at them and dream!!! I am so anxious to get in the garden. I keep looking at flower websites and boards on pinterest, which makes me even more anxious! I am in the Willamette Valley also, and know we have a ways to go yet!!!! But its always worth the wait.

  5. Tracy says

    Very much enjoyed your web site. Your neat table set up reminds me of my late grandma .
    She had a formal table with a garden and bird bath very much like your photo .I liked how
    you stamped the names out at each seat. And i may use that for our Easter dinner.
    I just ordered the winter menu and very much liked what to cook so far.

  6. says

    Jamie – I was looking at Tatertots and Jellos blog and the minute I saw your table setting I had to write. I collect Rose Point dishes also and just think they are the prettiest dishes I’ve ever seen. Do you have alot of them? I hadn’t thought about EBay but will check that out. Most of mine have come from Estate Sales or Thrift Store. I just recently found the egg cups which I had never seen before. LOVE THEM

    Your settings look beautiful.


    • Jami says

      Oh, I’m a little envious, Judy, as I’ve never seen these plates anywhere I’ve been – even antique stores! I’ve know a couple of people (my stepmom, for one, who introduced me to the plates) who’ve found them at garage sales. Sigh. I have to pay the big ebay bucks. Luckily I got most of my collection 8-10 years ago when shipping and ebay was less expensive. You can still find some at decent prices, it’s just fewer and far between. :) Enjoy your score – and egg cups – who knew? Bet those are cute!

  7. says

    Beautiful table! Your pom pom flowers are perfect!
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    I would love it if you linked up:)

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