Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Think Spring Luncheon


Tablescape Thursday has rolled around once again and I'm linking up with Between Naps on the Porch for this weekly event. Thanks Susan for hosting!


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We have had such beautiful weather lately, I'm really in the mood for Spring and I am showing a "Think Spring" luncheon I hosted for some ladies last year.  My colours were pastel shades of yellow, green and pink.
 
I created a centerpiece using a nest with eggs, real pussywillows, some faux green apples and hydrangeas in a glass bowl.




I purchased two sets of these Gibson dishes at the Canadian Superstore a few years back, one set in yellow, one in green. The green handled flatware was from a local Pharmasave store.
 

Each guest got to take home the little birdie beside her plate.
  

Place settings were marked by little pictures of each guest in plastic frames.
We enjoyed mimosas while we waited for everyone to arrive.
For the appetizer, I made Mushroom with Wild Rice Soup.

For our entree, I made a cheese/pasta casserole with sundried tomatoes, a tossed salad with toasted pecans and balsamic vinaigrette dressing and a slice of homemade bread.

 

  Dessert was a strawberry lemon parfait.


 


 
I hope I have you "Thinking Spring" too!  Be sure to check out the other blogs linked to BNOTP for more ideas.

35 comments:

D said...

What a lovely table. I wish I could have been there. You fixed everything so nice, and I would have loved that little bird.

D

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

The hints of pink are beautiful! I love how the plate combo and all of the spring touches. Very pretty! I love your decorating style.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now you have my favorite combo of pink and green on your table! Love this -- and how sweet everything is -- I'm thinking Spring so hard -- I've about given myself a headache! How delightful your table is today -- so glad you "invited" us in.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You've made it truly feel like Spring. Love the color combo.. very pretty indeed

Nancy said...

Stunningly beautiful! I love the pastel pinks and greens in your table...and the rose tied at the corner...so pretty!

Sherry said...

What a lovely spring table. I love that everyone took home a bird and that you had picture place cards.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh it's all so pretty and springy. I love green and pink together. I know this was a treat for your guests, and they even got to take a little gift home. Love it!
Donna

gigharborscrapper said...

I love your table and I want that flatware. I also got super hungry looking at your meal...what a treat for all those attending.
Valerie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This is such a beautiful table. I love how you've used the photographs...such a special touch. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

xinex said...

I always admire pink and green colors together, Kathleen. They are so perfect for a spring tablescape. Your table is stunning! I love the birds and all other accessories. And the food. Yum! But then again, I would not expect any less from you...Christine

Jeannine said...

This is a great table and I enjoy seeing the food you've served as well. Lovely colors, spring pastels so enjoyable to look at.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a beautiful spring table; I love the pastel colors....and all the great little accessories and layers make a beautiful table!

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I love the layering of pastel linens and dishes. The flatware is great. I could see it with many different settings. Great find. I'm definitely thinking Spring. Thanks for sharing

Rettabug said...

Such soft, muted colors at this beautiful tablescape! Lots of layers to enjoy, too. I'm sure your friends were just delighted to find their special spot at this lovely table. Well done!

suzyq said...

This table is to die for...... I just adore all your soft pastel colours. I wish I was invited!!
Suzy

Kathleen said...

Hi DD!
Oh that looks lovely! Such soft spring colors. Your dishes and linens are wonderful.
A treat to sit at that table!

tooprettytotouch said...

Hi, I love your pictrues...but when I click on them they don't show more...nothing happens...am I doing something wrong?

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy how beautiful! And I am sooo hungry now after reading about what you served! I just the little bird with the tag saying, "take me home". Wonderful ideas! Be blessed Cindy

Maryrose said...

What a darling table. Where do I start? Your color pallette has defnitely put me in the mood for spring. Your centerpiece is lovely and my, your food looks amazing. I bet you had some very happy ladies at your luncheon. I know I would have been. Luckies!!!!!

Sandy said...

I bet your luncheon was just wonderful!

Love the springy feel to your table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is really pretty. The soft pinks and greens have me in the mood for spring. I love how you gave the guests a little bird...what a special treat.

Sue

Dining Delight said...

This is a note to Tooprettytotouch - I tried to email you or leave a note on your blog but it wouldn't let me.

When you click on the pics on my sidebar, they should take you to the post that I did on each one so you may have to scroll down a bit and see the other pics interspersed with the post. Hope that helps! (a couple of the pics don't have the "click on this to see more" and those won't work as I haven't done a post about them yet!) Thanks for looking!

DD

Cynthia said...

Lovely Spring table! The pinks and green are perfect together. Have a great evening!

Melissa Miller said...

Me! I'm raising my hand at thinking *Spring* after seeing your gorgeous table creation. I just adore it so much! You used such lovely colors and the table runner is precious. ~Beautiful! :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful Spring Table and I love the little birds favors. Beautiful colors, soft and inviting.

Barbara

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm so glad you commented on my tablescape post. This is the first time I have visited your blog. It is such eye candy. I scrolled down and looked at a lot of the tablescapes. I can never think of what all little decorations to include other than dishes and serving ware. I am going to follow your blog and I know I will get tons of inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

Shelia said...

Your table is just so lovely! I love your use of yellow and green with little pops of pink. How creative you are - I love your centerpiece! I may have to copy that idea! You paid so much attention to every little detail. I'm sure your guest were just thrilled to sit and such a lovely table and your food looks marvelous.
Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

eatlotsachocolate said...

I love the pink and green, it so lovely. And the little bird is such an expresion of spring.
Now I can hardly wait for just a hint of spring to arrive, it seems we have had such a long winter. And the picture of each guest is such a great idea I think I will use that at my next luncheon.
P.S. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
Joanie

Angie said...

Looks so beautiful! Love the green and yellow!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi, this is soooo beautiful! I think the whole table is glorious. I love how you stacked your plates and the finished look. The centerpiece is wonderful too with the green apples. What a great addition. I would not have thought of mixing fruit and flowers and yet this looks great.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog and your sweet words!
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

I absolutely love your green and pink table.
Lovely spring table, and love that creative
centerpc.- really wonderful, and candles at every place setting. I have seen those tiny salt and peppers and thought about getting some. Think I will the next time I see them, cause they look very nice on your table, and are quite handy.
Really enjoyed your pics.
Blessings, Nellie

subgirl said...

Now that setting says "Spring is here!" Beautiful!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

yummy yummy love your wonderful spring luncheon, love the pastel colors the beautiful glasses, the dishes and even the favors everything is so pretty and the food, well that says it all....love it all...Phyllis

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!!

The Tablescaper said...

Such lovely pastels. What a wonderful luncheon. Just lovely.

- The Tablescaper