Setting the Table Redux


Spring isn’t just reviving the landscape this March. “Setting the Table” has moved to a new location, and just like the flowers, the table is blooming. Sunshine and butter yellow are the inspiration for bringing spring to your table … along with birds, abundant flowers and heirloom china and silver. It’s hard to say who is the star of this show: the floral-embellished birdcage or the serving piece filled with a new hybrid cross of paperwhites and narcissus. Either way, I can hear the birds – and hearts – singing. Pull up a chair and celebrate spring!


When the heat begins to make the summer days long, a perfect way to get started is to fill your surroundings with crisp and cool tones and textures. The table can be such a place, be it breakfast for the early risers or brunch for those with a little more laze to their days. Set the stage with a crisp white ruffled tablecloth as the foundation, light blue plates and soft pink roses to highlight the idea. For a more interesting table add in vases of varying heights, serving pieces and stemware. Finish the setting with cool-toned silverware and matching ruffled napkins tied with a twine bow. Serve up the cold juice, warm croissants and fresh fruit. Then you can sit back and enjoy a nice meal on a beautiful table … no matter how hot it is outside.

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