Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Arrives in Pink and Green

Is there anything prettier than the first bursts of color in spring?

When I set the table, it reflects my passion and personality. In my garden, the Lenten rose is the first to flower in early spring, around the period of Lent. It's also known as Lenten hellebore or oriental hellebore. They are excellent for bringing early color to the garden and the table.

All signs points to spring and sunshine in my garden this week, so I brought the spring colors indoors to my table.

The green mums from St. Patrick's Day are still hanging in there!

The dish on the dishes:

The dessert salad plate is “Amemone” from the Ambiance Collection. – purchased at Wegman’s several years ago

The salad plate is “Juliet” from the Roscher Collection – purchased from TJ Maxx two years ago

The dinner plate has been in my collection for many years, and were purchased at Wegman’s. 

Wooden chargers from Pier One (recent purchase)

Placemats from TJ Maxx a few years ago

Lime green napkins from Wegmans a few years ago

The Boutique silverware shows up frequently here.

The off-white roses are "Vendella" Variety from Price Chopper. Their rose of the month.

I've included a photo of several Hellebores to give you an idea of the array of colors.

Photo credit (Simon Garbutt)

Thank you very much for your visit! I will be joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

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. The Lenten roses are so unique looking... Love those new chargers, i can see you using them quite often. Beautiful Debbie.

  2. Just exquisite!!! I'm speechless! Well done! Cathy

  3. So beautiful! I love the soft tones of Spring in your table.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. This is simply beautiful to me. You hit on the perfect combination of spring pink and green. I love LOVE those scrolly chargers, too.

    I have a feeling that this will stay on my "favorites" list of tables this week.

  5. Firstly, good luck in the Mikasa giveaway on my site! Your table is divine. I love the lenten roses, but have been sooo very unsuccessful in growing them. I will try one more time in a different location this summer. It might be the heat they don't like! I love your napkins and our tastes in chargers is impeccable!
    Your dishes are so lovely on the table. When are we eating?

  6. Those lentens are absolutely fabulous! The colors fit right into my palette of favorites. I have those chargers, I get excited whenever I see them they are so fun. I also adore the white dinner plates. Oh, I can't wait for spring to come.

  7. Those lime green mums are so pretty! Such a great pop of color! I do love that spring green color too along with flowers of spring. I don't have any lenten roses and after seeing your post I am determined to buy some and plant them for next year!! I love your layered plates and those chargers are gorgeous!

    Miss Bloomers

  8. Hi Debbie...

    Your table is lovely...I love the floral plates!! Everything goes so well and the colors are definitely hopeful for spring!

  9. thanks for your kinds words. We are on the mend:) Your roses are stunning!!! I've seen those chargers on several tablescapes...they really do make a beautiful presentation!

  10. Gorgeous table...love the lime mums and the Lenten roses are such a beautiful combination of colors. I really, really like those wooden chargers, but am too cheap to buy them!

  11. I know I am always in store for a treat when I come to mountain breaths. I can't believe your mums are still hanging in there! Your have an eye for finding and collecting beautiful dishes. I am crushing especially on the white salad plates -- and of course I love your new chargers. Joni

  12. Such gorgeous flowers and tablescape. Thanks for sharing all the beauty! ~ Sarah

  13. I must get some hellebores for my garden because I think they bloom early, even in the northeast, when nothing else is out. Your pink and green is beautiful--I used those colors this week too--great minds thinking alike, you know! Very pretty table. Linda

  14. This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  15. I love seeing your Lenten Roses again this week! My clump gave up the ghost years ago. Your pinks & greens make for a beautiful table!

  16. Such a beautiful setting! I love the colors and your chargers are really fun:@)

  17. Those chargers are stunning!
    As is your tablescape!
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  18. Really pretty table, Debbie! I am sure you can use those chargers in many scapes!
    Love your mix of dishes!

  19. Beautiful table. I saw those chargers at Pier I this week!!! I love your "Anemone" plate. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Beautiful table, Debbie! It will still be a while before my hellebores bloom but they are one of my favorites. I love those pretty green mums and are they tough.

  21. I need to try some Lenten roses. Thanks for the photo of them. Love the look of those green mums too. The beautiful salad plates just pulled it all together!



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