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Creating a May Spring Table with Fresh Lilacs From the Garden

Now that May is here and the lilacs are blooming, I thought it would be fun to create a spring tablescape. Come see how I created the perfect outdoor May spring table with fresh lilacs from the garden.

I absolutely love it when this beautiful spring flower starts blooming. Its gorgeous deep color and extraordinary scent make lilacs the perfect flower for any May spring table.

spring tablescape with a lilac centerpiece

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An outdoor spring tablescape out on the deck, with lilacs and over looking the bay

A vintage patterned quilt was used as a tablecloth to add another shade of purple to compliment the lilacs.

May Spring Table with Fresh Lilacs

The green lawn and umbrella, and the blue water in the bay, added even more stunning color. As a result, it created the perfect backdrop for this outdoor meal!

Yellow bowls and a vintage green bowl of lemons brought the perfect pop of color to the table.

A May spring tablescape

A hint of green and turquoise, and a lot of white, finished off my May Day spring table perfectly.

An outdoor May spring tablescape with lilacs
A spring place setting with lilacs

Clusters of lilacs tucked inside some twine is a romantic touch, don’t you think?

lilacs and ironstone tea set

Lilac sprigs sprinkled here and there around the table are a sweet touch.

May Spring Table with Fresh Lilacs

The original plan was to create my spring tablescape inside. But I was pleasantly surprised when the sun came quite unexpectedly.

Lilac centerpiece on a spring tablescape

I love vintage decor almost as much as I love flowers. What better way to show off this spring table than adding some of my favorite thrifted finds.

  • Galvanized container for the lilacs
  • Teacups and saucers
  • Ironstone tea set
  • Ironstone dishes
  • Patterned quilt

Not everyone has a garden full of blooming lilacs right now, so another option would be to use some faux flowers to finish off your spring tablescape.

Check out my post Have Fun with Faux Flowers and Greenery.

May Spring Table with Fresh Lilacs

I hope you’ve enjoyed my May Day spring table with fresh lilacs from the garden.

Until next time,

Happy Tablescaping!

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  1. Oh my, Kim! I don’t know how you get any work done at all, much less write posts… Look at that river beyond your gorgeous tablescape!!! The lilacs drew me in and brought me over from the Tuesday Turnabout party at Michelle’s of Thistle Key Lane. Your table is lovely with all of your vintage tableware…

    So enjoyed your post and hope you might consider linking up with Share Your Style this week Wednesday, 6pm CST. Thank you and enjoy your patio! <3

    Barb 🙂

    1. You are so kind! I am so glad you found me Barbara! This has been so fun to meet new friends. I’m very new to all of this! I’m glad you liked this post, and I would love to share tomorrow! Thank you for the invitation!

  2. What a beautiful tablescape. I love everything about it, but especially using the vintage quilt as a tablecloth. It adds a lovely texture to the look. I also can’t help but notice the beautiful backdrop – that lake, river, inlet, whatever the water is, looks so beautiful and serene. I came over from the Tuesday Turn Around Link Party.

    1. Hi Heidi! I’m so glad you came over! We live on a salt water bay on the Puget Sound. I have never even thought about using a quilt as a tablecloth until I saw some amazing inspiration on Instagram. And the colors were perfect with the lilacs. Thank you for the kind words, so glad you’re here!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous – my favorite on the tour! Can you come set my spring table 🙂

    1. Thank you Tanya! Yes, of course I will set your table. Hopefully we can have you out on the deck again someday soon!

  4. I love all these beautiful tablescapes! I still have my inside DR table set for Easter! LOL I’m finally taking it down this week, but here in NY we’ve had some pretty cool & rainy weather tho the past weekend was nice. I guess I’ll spend the next few days putting up my summer curtains & setting my inside for summer, while the outside yard will get done hopefully around Memorial Day. Thanks for some lovely ideas for both inside & out.

    1. Thank you for visiting Marguerite! And I am so glad you were able to take some ideas away with you! Yes, it’s probably time to take down the Easter table my friend!

  5. This is stunning Kim! I love the lilacs and that beautiful quilt!! Everything works so beautifully together! The lemon yellows and the green jadeite!! Love it all!!! So glad you were able to set it up outside!

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