Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Isn't She Lovely

It's been snowy and cold this week, and the gorgeous Lenten Rose is showing off again in the garden. "She" is always the very first to bloom in my garden, and she is loved. 

I have been craving Spring colors, so this week I used one of my favorite shades of green in our table setting. See that shade of green in the center of the Lenten Rose? I call it lime green. Is that what you would call it?

This napkin fold called "Vase" makes a cute container for a flower at each place setting. I used a fresh flower, but you can also use silk flowers. I chose a napkin with a fringed edge.

I removed the salad plate and napkin so we can see the butterflies flitting about.

I used the same salad plates in the four place settings, but changed the dinner plates for a little variety.

I love the lone dragonfly on the dinner plate.

I removed the mums from the napkins as we were pouring the wine, and placed them in small bottles.  

Tall, earthy candle holders with lime green candles.

Another option is to tuck your flatware into the napkin if you're not using flowers.

A close up of the Crate and Barrel Creamery bottles used for the flowers.

The salad plate is my Roscher & Co. Tuzani Collection which has shown up on tablescapes over the last couple of years

The dragonfly dinner plate is also from Roscher & Co. and is from the Firefly Collection

The butterfly dinner plate is from Gates Ware, designed in California.

Courtly Check chargers from Mackenzie-Childs

Rattan placemat from Pier One

Lime green napkins from Wegmans

Cocktail napkins from Mackenzie-Childs

The Boutique silverware shows up frequently here.

Candlesticks:  Michael Aram

Glassware:  Pier One (two different styles)

The flowers are leftover from St. Patrick's Day, and are in a Blenko vase that I have had for many years. Purchased at one of my favorite local stores Reid and Sheldon that is now closed after many years in business.

Each year for Easter, I color eggshells and fill them with soil to make precious pots for small succulents. Everyone takes home a plant and a chocolate bunny ;o)

Thank you for stopping by! I will be linking up to Tablescape Thursday with Susan at BNOTP.


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Hi lovely lady. I love your plate's with the Butterflys so sweet and your Tablescape is lovely also. I have you on my side bar so I can see ever time you post. I hope you can come over and see my new Tablescapes. I hope you have a Great Week sweet lady.

  2. I ♥♥♥ everything about this table...lime is my favorite color! The mums are gorgeous, too.

  3. Such a delightful post! Your Lenten Rose is exquisite! Have a wonderful day! Cathy

  4. You always have the prettiest dishes and put everything together in such a great way. The lime green is such a fun color on a table. I have never seen a Lenten Rose before -- what a stunner! Joni

  5. Just stunning Debbie. The lovely lenten rose as well as the tablescape. I too love the lime green/white/black combination and you
    r dinnerware selection is so fun and pretty.

    After seeing your lenten rose last spring I planted one in August. I just checked and it is still under 8" of snow so I hope it blooms soon as well :)

  6. Lovely Spring tablescape, Debbie. Love the colors, and the Lenten Rose is beautiful!
    I do pansies in my egg shells, never thought of succulents.

  7. Very pretty settings, Debbie! Beautiful. I love those mums. Great color.

  8. Gorgeous table setting and I adore your little eggshell succulent party favors! You have such an elegant style!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  9. Your table is lovely. I love the butterflies and the salads are perfect!!! The fringe on the napkins makes the fold really stand out. I love lime most of all! Your lenten roses are so beautiful. I wish I could grow them here. Too hot in the summer even in the shade! Thanks for your very kind comments!

  10. Gorgeous table, Debbie! I'm so envious of your lenten rose blooming already. I'll be happy to have mine blooming by Easter this year!

  11. So bright and vibrant and full of life!

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Hi Debbie! Oh, that is a most gorgeous flower and your table is so pretty! Love your chairs too. You've set it just so beautifully.Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  13. Hello! I found your blog on BNOTP and I love your tablescape. Everything is so interesting and the lime green color makes everything pop. I also loved your idea of using succulents in the eggs so everyone would have something to take home. I think I'm going to try that idea.

  14. I love your table with all the dragon flies and butterflies. I need some dishes like that.

    I also loved the way you folded the napkin into a vase. I'd like to do that sometime. Those green mums were great. They sure had stay power, didn't they?

    I also love the eggshell idea. I wonder if it's too late to start them now to have them by Easter? That's such a cute idea. I'd love to do some for my SS class.

  15. I love all of the elements to this tablescape... those dishes are divine! And the color is wonderful, too.


    Sheila :-)

  16. Stunning! I love the color combination, but those plate are my favorite. Wow! Gorgeous.

  17. Very beautiful! I love the green, black and white together. Such a chic combination. Lately I have been very much into lime green. It's just such a fun color that you can really do alot with!!
    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous post!

  18. Lime green is my favorite color~ I love it mixed with black & white! Your napkin fold is the perfect pocket for a flower or flatware!

  19. How wonderful. I was thinking you had a new header! So springy and bright. What a gorgeous table. The flowers are fantastic and all of the fun plates. Of course my favorite is the gorgeous black and white one with lime green. Fabulous!

  20. Fabulous color combination! And what delightful plates you have to combine in the placesettings! A very fun post to view!

  21. Your table is beautiful and I love that napkin fold! The succulents in egg shells are adorable, what a fun gift:@)

  22. I found your plates to be so them all but the McKenzie and Child's black and white check is a keeper, for sure. The rose is beyond lovely and amazing that it is always the first to bloom.

  23. Holy mackerel...the colors are astoundingly beautiful together!!! Gorgeous plates! The spider mums look as they were grown just for your table. Fabulous!

  24. Black, white and green is my favorite of all tablescapes! Yours is gorgeous! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  25. Debbie I adore everything about your post. That green is my favorite shade right now. I had some little mums in my St. Patrick's Day bouquet (that by the way are still looking have way decent) that were the same color. They match your beautiful butterfly plates perfectly. The vase fold is nice...I love learning new tricks. Your other plates are gorgeous too. I'm in love :-) I like how you took inspiration from your beautiful hellebores.

  26. oh it all looks so pretty and spring like. Yes I would call that lime green. My husband just gave me a teapot in just about that same color for my birthday.

  27. i've been craving spring colors, too!
    i love your table! all of the colors are super springy and pretty and the Lenten rose is gorgeous!


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