What is the perfect combination for a spring tablescape you ask? Vintage dishware and beautiful blooms of course. I’ll share how I styled my Desert Rose dishware, with some fabulous flowers to make the perfect spring table.
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?
Welcoming Spring with a Beautiful Bloom 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.
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?
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.
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.
SHOP FOR DESERT ROSE DISHWARE
Fresh Cut Blooms for the 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.
I used vintage cups and pitchers to hold the beautiful blooms, including a pretty African violet I picked up a couple of weeks ago.
SHOP TABLE RUNNERS
- Desert Rose dishware – South Tacoma Antique Mall
- Chargers – Pottery Barn
- Table Runner – Pier 1
- Napkins – Homegoods
- Silverware – Target
- Glasses – Homegoods
More Vintage Dishware Inspiration From my Friends
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!
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Other Posts You May Enjoy…
- A Simple Spring Table Vignette
- Creating a Tablescape with Beautiful Blooms and Touches of Spring
- How to Force Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors