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March 11, 2014

A SPRING TABLE


“I meant to do my work today~
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me”
~Richard Le Gallienne


 
 
Does your home talk to you in springtime?
Are you watching the daffodils appear and the forsythia bloom?
Home was never sweeter than this very day.
 
 
 
Mae's Diva Shot
 
Easter arrives a little late this year and I find that a good thing. It will take us a little longer to get there and we need not feel rushed to prepare our homes for the spring season.
 
 
Just when I think I am no longer interested in acquiring another china pattern, lo and behold, I find something that takes my breath away. This year, it is a pattern by Fitz and Floyd!
 

The very second I laid my eyes on this pattern, it spoke to me of spring....
everything anew, with soft sky blues and light mint greens.


I cannot believe I have never used my swans as a centerpiece before.
They are probably over twenty years old and just spoke Spring to me this year.


To me, this pattern sings a song and brings a certain charm to the dining table.


I wish Mother were here to see this. She would have loved this pattern in her formal dining room.


Despite our overscheduled lifestyles and a culture obsessed with instant gratification, we should take the time to honor the ceremony of formal dining no matter what the occasion. It can prove to be your family's solace and refuge from stress...one of those refined creature comforts that transcends the passage of time.


There is a touch of romance revealed in this pattern.....butterflies with wings spread in mid-flight.....


The colors are soothing and dreamy


To me, it's like nature combined with historical designs
Of course, there should always be a touch of whimsy, hence the rabbit cups


Gather round the table......getting home is what they look forward to......


Our children enjoy each other's company...perhaps more so now as adults,
than they sometimes did when they were younger


As mothers, we define our style that draws each of the children back home.

 
Mother always taught me to hold on to the things passed down,
whether the object suited my tastes or not and
 that there is untold value in something well loved
 by someone you loved as well.
 

We do share our love for our family and an affinity for creating beautiful spaces.



 Laughter ranks highly among our family activities, and the grandchildren are the ringleaders!
 

 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful table settings Estelle. The colors are truly spring like!

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    1. I thank you Beth! It's fun to change the seasons isn't it? We are getting closer to Spring, but you know March can be the last blast of Winter some days! Stay happy!!!

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  2. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about family dinners. It's about so much more than the food, isn't it? Connections, sharing, passing along family history, making memories, beauty. A daily meeting of the hearts.

    Your table is lovely!

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    1. I am so thrilled you enjoyed this Cheryl! I appreciate you stopping by Estelle's today. Happy Spring!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! I do feel like Spring is just around the corner and I too have the "fever" to be outside in the garden, but alas, I have to work:-( I can only imagine the amazing meal you will prepare to go with this lovely tablescape! XOXO

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    1. I am with you Susan...flowerbeds are being mulched today! I am ready for warm sunshine, aren't you! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this! Enjoy your gardening!

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  4. Oh my, this is so beautiful Estelle. I love those plates! The soft blues and greens are so springy. It all looks gorgeous. Did you know that Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage hosts Tea Time Tuesday and next week the theme is spring and birds? I think you should share this post there. Everyone will love it, I'm sure. Blessings, Pamela

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    1. Thank you Pamela! That sounds like fun so I will give this a try. I am a novice for the link parties. So happy you enjoyed the post!! Thank you for stopping by today!

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  5. So very pretty and "Springy", as is the weather here today.
    I love what your mother told you about loving things that had been loved by others.
    She must have been very special to have such wisdom!
    What beautiful things - you've inspired me to get my Easter things out of storage very soon.

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    1. Hi Sweet Tea! How wonderful that you felt inspired for Easter....I so appreciate your visit!

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  6. This is completely charming! I love everything about it.

    I love family meals all gathered together to share the food, laughter and more. Precious times.

    Deanna

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    1. That is so sweet Deanna. It makes me so happy you enjoyed this and can relate to family gathered round' the dinner table! Thank you love!

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  7. What a dreamy Spring table! I'm so loving aqua and green and find them so soothing. Your new dish pattern is so perfect for your table. I love your thoughts on your family and keeping things passed down... lovely!!

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    1. Thank you Kitty! It makes me happy that you enjoyed this post. I just fell in love with this pattern. I hope you are looking forward to Spring and Easter! I always enjoy your blog and appreciate your visit to Estelle's!

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  8. This is the PRETTIEST spring table I have EVER seen!!! I hope to host a family dinner for Easter this year and have all four of my children with their families here! My goal is a family dinner at least once a season......

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    1. You are so kind Linda! I know from your blog and all of your pictures, that your Easter dinner and dining table will be so festive and full of lovely family and great food! Blessings to you dear one!

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