Monday, March 23, 2009

A Table to Welcome Spring

Now, this is a mess! And I'm speaking, here, of the center of my dining room table.

When I first put this little arrangement together, it was perfect for winter. The splitting seed pods of the crepe myrtle looked as stark and bare on their dried branches as the landscape outside. And when the candles were lit, they glowed softly in their lantern holders. But now we've bumped into the seed pods over and over during the course of the winter, scattering them everywhere, the lanterns are dusty, we're needing a fresh tablescape to look at and remind ourselves that spring is HERE!!

These adorable little tin pails (Target!) popped into my cart this weekend, and I picked up some perky pansies and Easter candy.

Table arrangements do not happen to be one of my creative gifts. For me, it's got to be simple, simple, simple, and if you can bring an element of the outdoors indoors, so much the better!!

So, Middle Son punched holes in the bottoms of the tin pails. (If you look closely, you can see these pails were only $1 each!!)

I did a little planting. And opened a bag of Easter candy.

And there you have it . . . a very simple and sweet centerpiece that reminds me of the fresh new life and bright, happy colors of the season.

Oh, wow, I love spring!


  1. Your Easter table decorations are absolutely wonderful!! I love the little dolly-mixture coloured buckets :o) what a brilliant idea to plant them out with pansies and chocs. I like them very much.
    Before I go, I thought I'd let you know that you still have time to enter my Easter/spring gieaway (about 4 posts down on my blog)if you want to. It closes midnight (british time) tomorrow (wednesday).
    Hope you have a fabulous week
    lots of love
    Sumea xx

  2. Oh Shelley these are beautiful!!! Did you know that my favorite flower is the pansy? You are more creative than you give yourself credit for!
    Love ya

  3. I love these~I do not possess a green thumb or even close to it, but I think I can do this. I am so ready to add some spring to the house! Thanks for sharing.