After a long winter, everything begins to come to life again in the spring. It’s the perfect time to set an alfresco table, make a delicious brunch or lunch, and have friends over to enjoy the afternoon. Check out these ideas for creating beautiful spring outdoor tables.
This rustic farm table and these ladder-back chairs create a charming and nostalgic setting. Look for pieces around your home that can easily move outdoors and transform a space in the garden into a perfect setting for entertaining.
Forgo chargers and place mats, and let the beautiful wooden table set the stage. Monogrammed linen napkins are a classic way to complete the look.
Birds’ nests are iconic for spring and are readily available at crafts stores and floral markets. You can find them in a variety of sizes—large ones that can house a centerpiece or smaller ones that can be used as place card holders. This centerpiece was created in a large nest. Build your arrangement from the inside out, keeping the blooms loose. This arrangement is an assortment of pansies, snapdragons, roses, English ivy, moss, and twigs.
Use unexpected pieces, like this charming birdhouse, to inspire you and set the theme for your tablescape. The birdhouse is set on top of soaked floral foam bricks cut into a circle. Fill the floral foam with fresh flowers from your yard or your local market. Be creative and mix a variety of blooms, such as these camellias, snapdragons, foxgloves, and oriental lilies. Finish by tucking in greenery or moss where any foam is exposed. A simple addition of fruit, such as the kumquats inside the birdhouse, adds a punch of color.
Dress up your table with china and linens that reflect your personality and complement the centerpiece. Feel free to blend solid and patterned dishware with both solid and patterned linens.