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Spring Table Setting For Friends

Friday evening I hosted a dinner party at the farmhouse for a few Dear Friends that were in town for the weekend.  Andrea, Heather, Jenn, Lori and Suzanne had flown in for a few days of fun with Karla (who lives about an hour West of me) so I invited them out to the farmhouse for a little get together. All of these Women are amazing and I wanted to create a casual but special evening for them. I thought I would share with you a few ideas and photos of the Spring table setting.

I always start with a color idea and these lovely buttercream flowers were the perfect inspiration for my table decor.  Just the right mix of pale yellow and vanilla for a fresh but soothing feel I thought.

I bundled a package of organic sunflower seeds on top of  linen napkins with the silverware inside and tied everything together with light yellow ribbon to place on the cream colored plates. The seed packets were my little gift to all the girls to take back home and plant.

I found candles in the same buttercream shade and placed them in clear glass hurricane and  votive holders to keep everything light and airy. To further embellish the votive holders, I adhered small scrapbook flowers to the outside of each.

For an extra special touch, I added a small bud vase with a single white tulip to each of the place settings.

A zinc sap bucket was used to hold the flowers and I then set the bouquet on top of a vintage china platter for the centerpiece. For the chargers, I took twig trays and placed them under the plates.

All Images @ Carol Spinski Photography

It’s really simple to make a table setting special with just a few things that are easily found. You also don’t have to spend a ton either!

* Ralph Lauren linen tablecloth and napkins~ TJ MAXX

* Clear bud vases, cream colored plates and silverware~TARGET

* Glass hurricanes, votive candle cups, wine glasses~ OLD TIME POTTERY

* Twig trays~ NELL HILLS Kansas City, Missouri

* Yellow and cream ribbon~ Michaels

* Honeysuckle candles, flowers and organic sunflower seed packets~Walmart

* Zinc sap bucket and china platter~Raised In Cotton Antiques and Home Decor~Raymore, Missouri

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    Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    April 16, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Carol, I never get tired of seeing your beautiful home. The table is perfection! Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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    LAURA
    April 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Hi Carol…I may have left a comment oh well another can’t hurt. I love your home featured in Romantic Prarie Style, Love the book. I went to Fifi’s signing this weekend come visit to see some beautiful pictures.P.S. I also love Andrea.

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      Carol Spinski
      April 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

      Thank You so much Laura:)) Blessings, Carol

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    shelley
    April 11, 2011 at 12:36 am

    love love love!

    hugs,

    shelley

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      Carol Spinski
      April 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      Thank You Shelley:))) Hugs:)))

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    Jemellia
    April 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Carol, this post just lifted my spirits! You pictures are very bright and inviting!

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      Carol Spinski
      April 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      You’re a Doll~Thank You so much~((((HUGS))) Carol

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    Cynthia@ Beach Coast Style
    April 6, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Just Stunning!!!

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      Carol Spinski
      April 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      Thank You so very much Cynthia:) Blessings, Carol

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    Alison Gibbs
    April 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Carol it looks beautiful. The girls would have loved it. The seeds are such a sweet idea

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    jackie
    April 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Carol as always your decorating is incredible. I love the soft color palette! I am redecorating my dining room and your chairs look familiar. I bought the French Vintage from RH. I am waiting patiently for the table and chairs to be delivered. I hope to have them by next week because I am hosting a surprise 60th birthday party. I just hope my table looks as inviting as yours. Thanks for always inspiring!

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    Susan
    April 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    So beautiful.

    I am going to be a little copy cat and make this my Easter table. The only things I am lacking are the Flowers and maybe the table cloth. Will have to look. I even have a similar bucket.

    If I post it on my blog I will certainly refer back to your post as a link.

    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Sue

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      Carol Spinski
      April 4, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      Wonderful Susan! I bet it will be beautiful:) Thank You~ Carol

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    Anne
    April 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    So gorgeous, Carol!!!

    I have been studying your pics in Fifi’s book religiously these past few days. You know that you are my one and only farmhouse inspiration!!!

    Love ya loads,
    Anne

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      Carol Spinski
      April 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Oh Anne you’re a Doll as always:)) Loving the article in Romantic Country~so pretty! Blessings, Carol

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    Linda@Restyled Home
    April 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Stunning, as always!
    What lucky guests to be given such a lovely reception!
    xoxo
    Linda

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      Carol Spinski
      April 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      Thank You so very much sweet Linda:)) Wish you could join me one day! Blessings, Carol

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    Sherry Smyth
    April 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Such a simply created, softly done table…it would be a joy to dine at this table!

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      Carol Spinski
      April 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      Thank You Sherry~ The simpler the better is the best in my book! Blessings, Carol

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