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Welcoming Spring with a Beautiful Blooms and Vintage Dishware Tablescape

Are you looking for spring table ideas? I’ll show you how you can create the perfect spring tablescape using the fabulous combination of vintage dishware and beautiful blooms.

Vintage dishes spring tablescape

A Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop

I’m joining some blogging friends today for a fun blog hop, hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, the talented, Cindy of County Road 407. A Lifestyle of Love is where we take a specific theme every other month and share how we use it in our homes and lives. This month is all about dishware and I’m sharing my Desert Rose dishware that I recently found at an antique mall.

If you’re coming from Emily of Le Cultivateur, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here! Don’t you love how Emily uses vintage dishes in her everyday décor?

Vintage dishes spring tablescape

Welcoming Spring with a Beautiful Bloom and Vintage Dishware Tablespace

For those of you that are new here, I will let you in on a little secret…I have a thing for flowers.

And not just a little thing for them. I have a HUGE obsession, passion, and love (whatever you want to call it) for flowers.

desert rose place setting

So when I found 4 Desert Rose salad plates and bowls, I knew I had to take them home with me so I could create the perfect spring table. I mean who could resist these pretty pink petals?

This collection is the best of both worlds…beautiful blooms AND vintage dishware for my spring tablescape!

Vintage dishes spring tablescape

Before starting my blog and Instagram account, I had never even heard of the word “tablescape”, nor did I know how to create one. But now I find myself going to thrift stores and antique malls on a regular basis just to seek out the next vintage dish collection for my table.

Vintage desert rose dishes

I’m definitely not an expert when it comes to all the history behind my dishes. But I did read that the Desert Rose pattern was first manufactured in late 1941 or early 1942, by Franciscan, and is the best-selling American dinnerware pattern in history.

Out of all the raised-relief, hand-painted dinnerware that the company made, Desert Rose is only one of two patterns that are still being produced. The look of the dishes and the location of production has changed over time though.

CLICK HERE to shop for Desert Rose dishware.

Hellebores in a vintage pitcher

Fresh Cut Blooms for the Spring Centerpiece

I don’t have much in the way of flowers growing in the garden this time of year, but these winter-blooming hellebores did the trick for a centerpiece.

Vintage dishes spring tablescape

SHOP CHARGERS

African violet in a silver vintage cup

I used vintage cups and pitchers to hold the beautiful blooms, including a pretty African violet I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Hellebore centerpiece

SHOP SILVERWARE

desert rose vintage dishware

SHOP TABLE RUNNERS

Vintage dishes spring tablescape

Sources

  • Desert Rose dishware – South Tacoma Antique Mall
  • Chargers – Pottery Barn
  • Table Runner – Pier 1
  • Napkins – Homegoods
  • Silverware – Target
  • Glasses – Homegoods
Vintage dishes spring tablescape

I hope you found some inspiration and ideas from my spring tablescape with beautiful blooms and vintage dishware.

CLICK HERE to see more spring tablescape ideas.

Now it’s time to see the 5 pretty ways my friend Cindy of County Road 407 uses dishes when decorating her home.  And don’t forget to check out the rest of the ideas below!

Until next time,

Happy Tablescaping!

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21 Comments

  1. Kim, I love this Desert Rose pattern so much. I’ve added this post to my recent Desert Rose post. I didn’t realize you had a set of these gorgeous dishes. I completely forgot! And just love them! Happy Summer!

  2. girl, you know that I absolutely adore your style!!! Fresh blooms and pretty dishes, it doesn’t get much better than this!! I collect desert rose plates too! This makes me want to pull mine out!!! Everything you do is just stunning!!!
    -Emily

    1. You are so sweet Emily! I feel the same about you and your style. You are so inspiring to me. Thanks for coming by!

  3. Your plates are adorable and nope, I wouldn’t be able to resist a pink bloom either! I’m always so impressed that you first, know the name of the flowers you have and second, that you have the most beautiful vessels to put them in! I have many weaknesses and silver is among them so I especially find yours fabulous. It’s all so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us. Love it all!

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! And just remember that I am very careful about the flowers I share because I DO NOT know all the names. But thanks for thinking that. I so appreciate you inviting me to join in on all the fun this month. I am in such good comapny.

  4. first of all Kim, your photography is so vibrant and engaging. The Desert Rose pattern is just perfect for Spring and I’m loving all that gorgeous color. Your flowers match so well. wondering when your temps will be warmer, do you warm up with all of us in the Midwest? Happy weekend! I always love coming to visit!

  5. Thank you for the kind words, Laura. How wonderful that you have those dishes. Does your husband remember them growing up?

    1. Thank you, Katie! I love that I don’t need a whole collection as well. I would love to find a few more pieces of the desert rose though. I love the colors.

  6. It looks so beautiful Kim! I love your rose dishware with your centerpiece! And that view is always spectacular! Have the best weekend! xoxo

  7. I always love seeing your tablescapes, Kim! And with that beautiful blue water as the backdrop, along with your gorgeous gardens; it’s a paradise:) I’ve always loved that desert rose pattern, too, especially for Spring. If I ever come across some at a reasonable price (aka cheap) I’d probably cave; they’d pair beautifully with my pink depression glass. Now if I could just make my dining room bigger… So glad you are joining in on this hop; happy to be sending people your way!

    1. Thank you, Lora! It was so much fun joining you all this month. And I love the ideas I’ve gotten from all of you. The desert rose pattern would look beautiful with your pink depression glass. I hope I can find some one of these days. Now I just need to find storage for all the dishware I want! Having a small house isn’t always the best.

  8. Such a gorgeous way to celebrate the season, Kim! I love your vintage dishes and how you’ve used so many cheerful flowers in vintage containers too. It’s really beautiful. So excited to follow along on all your floral obsessions this Spring! Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

    1. Thank you CoCo. I was so inspired by your blog post today. I love that we can inspire each other and can’t wait to find some pistachio paint! Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you, Ann! I can see them with the pink depression glass you have. It’s all about the pink for spring.

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