Now that the month of 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.
Bring on the Fresh Garden Lilacs
I absolutely love when this beautiful spring flower starts blooming. Its gorgeous deep color and extraordinary scent make lilacs the perfect flower for any May spring table.
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A Garden Party of Color
A vintage patterned quilt was used as a tablecloth to add another shade of purple to compliment the 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 hint of green and turquoise, and a lot of white, finished off my May Day spring table perfectly.
Romantic Touches for a May Day Spring Table
Clusters of lilacs tucked inside some twine is a romantic touch, don’t you think?
Lilac sprigs sprinkled here and there around the table are a sweet touch.
The Great Outdoors
The original plan was to create my spring tablescape inside. But I was pleasantly surprised when the sun came quite unexpectedly.
A Vintage Spring Table
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.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my May Day spring table with fresh lilacs from the garden. I’d love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment.
Until next time,
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More May Tablescape Ideas for You
Stacy | Bricks n Bloom
Ann | Dabbling and Decorating
Kristin | White Arrows Home
Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse
Other Posts You May Enjoy…
- Spring Lilac Inspiration and Tips
- My June Cottage Garden
- A Late Summer Candlelight Tablescape on the Deck
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Barbara Chapman says
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
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!
Beautiful tablescape!! Love your idea of using your vintage quilt as a tablecloth.
Thank you so much Allyson! Instagram is rubbing off on me! Got the idea there!
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.
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!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
Your tablescape is a real showstopper with your gorgeous lilac centerpiece. I’m so happy you shared it with us so I can feature it this week on the Tuesday Turn About link party. 🙂
How fun! Thank you Michelle, I really appreciate it! And thank you for hosting!
What an amazing view. Love your table with a water view!
Thank you! It was fun to be able to feature the tablescape outdoors!
Tanya Perry says
Absolutely gorgeous – my favorite on the tour! Can you come set my spring table 🙂
Thank you Tanya! Yes, of course I will set your table. Hopefully we can have you out on the deck again someday soon!
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.
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!
Ann @ Dabbling & Decorating says
Kim, did I miss you?😱 This table is not only inspiring but super inviting. Such a favorite of mine💕💕💕 We need to plan a visit🙋🏼♀️
Thank you Ann! I would love a visit from you, anytime!
Jeff Robinson says
I love the lilacs in your table!
Thank you! They really livened things up!
Oh my gosh. Just stunning! Love the lilacs.
Thank you so much Rachel! I had the best time touring with you ladies!
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!
Thank you Kristin! The weather really worked in my favor, and was so unexpected! I appreciate all the love!
Those lilacs and your view are swoon-worthy, Kim! Such a beautiful tablescape and setting!
Thank you so much Molly! I’m so glad you visited my blog!
stacy ling says
Kim this is beautiful! I can’t wait for my lilacs to bloom!
Thank you Stacy! It’s one of my favorite times of year, I just love lilacs. Can’t wait to see yours!