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Rustic Luxe Spring Table

Rustic Luxe Spring Table

posted on April 2nd, 2012 / by Yvonne Pratt / 33 Comments

We are giving spring a big “welcome back, we have missed you” celebration. A springtime brunch with close friends will mark its happy return! To set the mood spring elements abound on the table.

Moving away from a pastel palette and traditional spring florals, this table pays homage to a softer side of spring…invoking the natural elements and organic textures of the new season. By tucking in a few rich details here and there, this tablescape takes on a rustic luxe look. The repeated theme is birds and nests and naturals.

This is a table of contrasts. Light colors are played against dark backdrops, outdoor elements working with refined details. Contrasts playing together so nicely they give a whole new definition to a spring tablescape.

Two coarse burlap runners criss-cross the table allowing the hand-hewn beauty of the wood to anchor the tablescape. These runners play double duty as they become placemats too! Burlap is a perfect choice for a spring table. Its soft color and nubby natural texture add lots of eye-appeal. Thinking outside the white table linen box can be a breath of spring air!

Grapevine chargers act as cozy nests for each place setting, continuing the spring theme. A stack of plates sit on top of each charger. Their soft colors, intricate detail, and interesting shapes bring a subtle richness to offset the rustic chargers.

The embossed bird plate continues the spring theme in color and content. This is a great design trick. Collect inexpensive salad size plates or small bowls in seasonal motifs and colors, by adding these dishes to the top of a set of white or solid color dishes you get an instant festive table! Here the bird plates bring spring to the table.

Pearlized handled flatware rest on the rustic table. Intricately adorned, the flatware adds polish to the tablescape.

Brown stemmed goblets are paired with clear glassware, again forming a contrast. The ribbing from the brown goblets stands out against the smooth surface of the clear glass next to it. Both lovely in their own rite, together they stand as a sublime duo.

Put unexpected elements together. Too matchy-matchy makes for a boring table.

Little brambly nests in delicate porcelain cups and saucers greet each treasured guest. It is the unexpected touches that make a WOW factor tablescape. The nests will be a take-home gift for the guests. I often put a little thank-you-for- coming gift at each place setting. It could be something as simple as a few candies tied up with a pretty ribbon, but the reaction is always the same… delighted guests!

You would never guess these crisply pressed linen napkins are a Goodwill find! Beautiful linens need not be costly! Flea markets, antique shops, and discount stores offer them at a very reasonable price. This is one element that will make a huge pleasurable difference in any dining experience!

These pretty off-white napkins are trimmed in an ecru colored scallop edge and have an intricate cut out corner, a common vintage design. They are caught up in a small willow wreath which serves as a twiggy napkin ring. These little wreaths are repeated as an adornment for the footed urn candle holders. Sticks and twigs are wonderful elements to use on a spring table.

Adding little nest place card holder might just be “gilding the lily” but who could resist when they are so adorable? A hand torn paper bag is used as a place card, keeping it soft and natural like the rest of the table.

Buy extra elements, like these little nests, when they go on sale and use them over and over in new ways. At Christmas you could add a tiny pinecone and a sprig of evergreen to the nests and use a cut out Cardinal as a place card. Or clip them in your Christmas tree as an ornament.

The center of the table reflects the same softness as the rest of the tablescape. A large provincial pitcher is called into service as a vase. Its heavy construction and chippy glazed finish contrasts and compliments the tall wispy branches full of spring blooms. Using these picked-from-nature stems gives height and lightness to the overall design that traditional spring flowers just don’t offer.

This tablescape is a modern and fresh look at spring. A nod to the natural décor design that is so popular this year.

Be a harbinger of spring… set a rustic luxe table… and celebrate its coming!

About The Author

Yvonne Pratt

Yvonne Pratt is a loving wife and the mother of 2 grown 20-something children. She and her husband, Bobby are thoroughly enjoying their life as empty nesters. She is passionate about teaching God’s word and has a vibrant weekly bible study. She is also an inspirational speaker.

Yvonne has a home and décor blog called StoneGable with more than 2,000 followers. She is committed to using her blog to touch lives for God’s glory and to inspire creative living.

Please visit her blog at stonegable.blogspot.com to see more tablescapes, recipes, garden ideas, decorating tips, DYI’S and creative ideas.

Yvonne Pratt

33 Responses to “Rustic Luxe Spring Table”

  1. Thanks for posting my tablescape. Your magazine is so uplifting and chic! Now off to read other articles!

  2. This is absolutely lovely! Yvonne has such a gift from God in tablescaping and adding beauty to everything! Love her style, and her tips in creating something lovely in our homes!

  3. Yvonne is one in a million! She is so giving with her ideas for living a better and beautiful life! How dull I would be without her daily inspiration. You selected a wonderful gal to honor and feature in your online magazine.

    Mary
    From Virginia

  4. I'm already a happy follower of Yvonne's blog!! Her place is where I get all my inspiration from when I do my own tablescapes! Yvonne is such a sweet lady and I was thrilled to see her come back to blogging! How sweet of you to feature her today!

  5. Yvonne, you NEVER fail to inspire us with your talents. Thanks for sharing the beauty you always create.

  6. Yvonne is a gracious hostess, fabulous cook and baker and all around great Lady – and I do mean "Lady" with a capital L. She inspires me so much. I am visiting here after reading her latest post. Her tablescapes are always beautiful.

  7. I always enjoy Yvonne's blog posts and her beautiful decorating style and weekly meal plans. She is an inspiration! It's wonderful to see her featured here.

  8. Yvonne,
    You are so creative and talented. Each item on the table is more beautiful than the next. I know much of the beauty can be attributed to your skill as to how and which items go together..
    this was a joy to see.

  9. Yvonne sent me over here. I will say that NO ONE does a table like Yvonne does! This is just another example of her spectacular work. Blessings- xo Diana

  10. Just beautiful!

  11. Besides always being dazzled by her tables, decorating, recipes, photgraphy.. well, one could go on and on.. I am left wondering how in Heaven's Name do you find the TIME do all this?? Blessings to you and your family, Yvonne..Happy Easter!

  12. Yvonne has such a gift and is so kind to share all her beautiful
    tablescapes and recipes,

    I am so happy that I have found her blog.

    God Bless!!!!

  13. I am so HONORED to call Yvonne my FRIEND!!! I have been to her beautiful home several times and have eaten at her tables. She is THE "hostess with the mostest"!!!! This is just another beautiful example of her TALENT and loving, giving nature. Thanks for featuring her. Now, how do I get to subscribe to your magazine????? Pinky

  14. Thank you, Yvonne, for contributing to DIB. Love what you have done here. Simply inspiring and beautiful.

  15. Yvonne never fails to amaze me with her creativity and inspiration in all her tablescapes, decorating, recipes and her beautiful written words. Happy Easter, Yvonne, to you and your family.

  16. Yvonne ROCKS!
    Enough said.

  17. I love everything Yvonne brings to or serves at the table!

  18. Lovely tablescape and thanks for all the commentary that explains how each element works. Yvonne is very talented.

  19. Hi Yvonne, I agree with Janis that you have a gift from God in tablescaping. You are brilliant in doing such stuff. Actually, when I am decorating our table, I always call my mom to help me doing this thing co'z am not good in tablescaping. But upon seeing those table of yours, you inspired to make and decorate my table on my own. I'll try doing those thing on one of this days.

  20. We are so happy Yvonne has come back to blogging. Her tables are always so beautiful! I am sure she has inspired many new tablescapers to give it a try!

  21. Lovely, as always. I too am pleased that Yvonne has returned to blogging. Also, glad that you have her here to show even more people what she does.

  22. ALWAYS look forward to Yvonne's tablescapes!! She is SO CREATIVE!!

  23. You could not have found a sweeter nor more talented blogger to feature in your online magazine!
    I, along with thousands of others, was thrilled when Yvonne returned to the blogging community. She has a true flair for tablescaping & entertaining with a style that is unique & all her own. WE ♥♥♥ HER!!!

  24. Another follower of Yvonne here. Thank you for the great feature. I'll be back to visit again.

  25. Yvonne is definitely an inspiration…I an in awe of her beautiful spirit and incredible talents from decorating to the culinary arts, to gardening. I love reading her blog as she offers a ray of sunshine each day!…I am totally creating my next dinner group around her recipes..Her presentations are always over the top…You selected an incredible person to feature!

    I am so glad I can finally see the face behind the blog…beautiful lady, that Yvonne, inside and out!

  26. Yvonne this is a beautiful tablescape and as one of your followers it was nice to finally see you!

  27. Yvonne you are an inspiration to me every day!!

  28. Yvonne sent me over here. She is talented beyond measure and such a beautiful woman inside and out.

  29. Lovely article, Yvonne! Beautiful, as always.

  30. Yea, Yvonne!! This is an absolutely beautiful, fresh, table–nothing less would be expected from such a talented lady. Congratulations on finding her and inviting her to your magazine!

  31. Love the rustic table you have set. Great idea with the nests, must use items more than once. Enjoy your "welcome back" celebration. Happy Spring.

  32. As always, just a wonderful table.

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Your tablescapes is just beautiful! Can you tell me where I can find the brown stemed goblets?