A Spring Table

Happy Spring (a little late)!

Just a few photos of a table setting I created recently. 

Magnolias, in all their variations, are one of my favorite flowers. The traditional white in particular because they’re so regal. The faint lemon fragrance make them even more appealing. 

When I saw these plates at Pier 1 I knew I just had to get them for my collection. Even better, they’re the perfect luncheon size (though they’re called salad plates)! It’s getting more difficult to find luncheon sized plates so it’s fortunate that some companies are making, what I consider, over-sized salad plates. 

I kept this setting very simple to show off the plates.  Pier 1 also offers a dinner plate, bowl, mug and stemware in this pattern and a serving platter. While the hand-painted glassware is beautiful I decided not to purchase any of those pieces.

A simple centerpiece of flameless candles and silk magnolias sitting on a charger so it’s easy to move out of the way when serving a meal. 

The glassware is from Nordstrom rack, gold pineapples. I think I mentioned an issue with glassware previously so now I’ll share the whole story.  

The glassware you see on the table has gold pineapples on it but it wasn’t my first choice. I was at Nordstrom Rack and found these tumblers with gold flamingos but there were only two. I bought them then I went home and found a full set (of flamingos) online and ordered them. When they showed up they were the pineapple version so I took them back to the store and tried again. I ‘chatted’ with the online agent about what happened and asked that they make a special notation on my order for someone to look inside the box before sending.  Guess what?! Yep, I got another box of pineapple tumblers. WHEW!! 
I tried again, however when I went to place my order online the flamingos were gone. I’m guessing they were sold out all along but no one ever updated the website. Fortunately I hadn’t returned the second set and while not flamingos I still like them. 

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! 

I’ll be joining the party at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House, Dishing & Digging It at Rustic & Refined and Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson.

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