Fresh Springtime Table Settings

by hookedonhouses on March 18, 2009

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Need some inspiration for your Easter or Springtime table settings? I do! Here are some of my favorite fresh ideas for the season.

Country Living

Country Living

We eat outside whenever possible when the weather’s nice, so I’m always looking for ways to pretty-up my patio table. I like the idea of painting old cans in soft blues and greens and filling them with flowers. Country Living magazine suggests using paint samples that you can pick up in most hardware stores. I don’t know about you, but I have a veritable graveyard of leftover paint in my basement that I could choose from–even cheaper!

Country Living

Country Living

Seed packets brighten up the table and would make fun party favors. This makes me want to invite some girlfriends over for brunch.

Midwest Living

Midwest Living

Pretty purples and greens were used for this Spring Breakfast in Midwest Living. I like how they displayed the eggs on the pedestal. The bamboo-handled silverware and twine tied around the napkin rings give it a casual elegance.

Now I want to throw a party and try some of these ideas, don’t you?

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Pat March 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Beautiful inspiration, Julia!!

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~CC Catherine March 18, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Love the magazine ideas., and the seed packet is a great time as a little perk by the plate for this time of year! Great share! Very motivating! 😉 ~CC Catherine

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Pam March 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm

So refreshing. Can’t wait for the warm weather to stay! Pam

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Susan March 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Hi Julia…I LOVE all of these rooms…be hard to pic a fav! :-) Love the blue and white plaid flatware, the yellow dot rug that makes me want to play Twister…ooops…am I showing my age? And those precious bunnies lying on their backs balancing the planters…so cute! :-) So much whimsy…love it! :-) Susan

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Kathleen Ellis March 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Hi Julia!
What great inspiration…THANK YOU! I love that last setting with the whimsical little bunny!
Happy Spring!

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Sue March 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Oh, what pretty spring inspiration. I better get busy for my Tablesetting Thursday post, you have inspired me, thank you.

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Jazzspin March 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Great ideas, gotta love spring time.

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Janie Gore March 18, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Very inspirational! Love those bunnies on their backs, kickin’ up their feet!

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Deb March 18, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I love all of these but my favorite is the one with the bunny planters! Deb

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Kim @ Forever Wherever March 18, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Oh, I love the colored cans. Pretty and simple!!

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jeweledrabbit March 18, 2009 at 8:55 pm

All of those table settings are beautiful, but I’m especially partial to the purple one.

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Christine March 18, 2009 at 8:56 pm

How pretty and fresh looking! Thanks for the inspiration. I love that upside down bunny vase!..Christine

Kathy/Mama March 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

All beautiful and inspiring, I think my fae was the yellow table but I loved them all. Kathy.

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terrie March 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I love your inspirations. You have a great eye for design.

Barbara March 18, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I love the spring table.

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Remodeling Guy March 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Hi Julia,

I was thinking as I was reading…”I better tell Kim about this post, she would love it…” And then I see that she has already commented, so she beat me to it!

So we both love it, we must be made for each other. I’m in love with the room itself in the top picture…aren’t those doors cool? Then, my next favorite thing is the (are the) painted cans. What a great idea!


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Misti England March 18, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Hey Julia, if you’re inviting then I am coming! Will you use those cane seat chairs please? I love them so much, but I want them in black or red. I’m a red/orange kind of gal. The paint cans are just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

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jain March 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm

love the feel of fresh fresh fresh!

Linda/ "Mom..." March 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

*** These A-R-E INSPIRING!!! ABsolutely CHARMING!!! So glad you shared these!!! Thanks, Linda/RMS’s “Mom of a German Shorthair”

Susan March 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Great spring tables!

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Courtney March 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm

i just love these inspiration tables, it actually makes me want to host a little get together that is spring inspired!

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Kelley March 19, 2009 at 7:20 am

Great ideas, I just love the yellow and white together

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Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home March 19, 2009 at 7:23 am

Love the idea of using seed packets on a table! Thanks!

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rue March 19, 2009 at 7:59 am

That first picture makes me want to paint my breakfast room chairs, but I think Rich might have a heart attack LOL I will be painting some cans though! How cute is that?!


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bungalow_bliss March 19, 2009 at 9:08 am

I, too, love the painted cans. Such a simple idea, but it’s very charming.

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Marty March 19, 2009 at 9:44 am

All of the tables are just so pretty and inviting. I love the idea of painting the cans and anything else you find around the house. Just lovely. Hugs, Marty

Lady Katherine March 19, 2009 at 10:24 am

I love the purple setting! It’s so lovely!

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Lorrie March 19, 2009 at 10:57 am

Beautiful – I especially like those sweet pastel tin cans. Such a simple idea but so charming.


desiree March 19, 2009 at 11:06 am

Thanks for the inspiration. These are really beautiful. I love the yellow and in the last one the radishes with the napkins. So clever.

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Linda@Lime in the Coconut March 19, 2009 at 11:23 am

Loverly…each of them!

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Liz March 19, 2009 at 11:41 am

Those beautiful pics are so inspiring!! I think the yellow one is my fave – such a simple palette, yet so effective!

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Jenny March 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Those are so refreshing!

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Anne @ Pink Galoshes March 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Seriously loving that yellow and white rug! So fresh and vibrant, and definitely makes the room pop!

Jean March 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I loved the idea of the seed packets. It makes me want to have friends over for a springtime luncheon. And were those spring radishes in the napkin? I can’t wait to plant a garden. Thanks for sharing!

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Catherine at Design Editor March 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm

I love the painted tin cans! Great Easter idea!

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Cass March 19, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Lovely and inspirational table settings. I like the idea of painting the cans for flowers… and boy, do I have leftover paint!

Thanks, Julia — as always, a lovely post! … Cass

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Laura Ingalls Gunn March 19, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Beautiful images!

Mary Beth March 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm

They are all so pretty!

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Michelle March 20, 2009 at 6:57 am

I love the old can ideas.

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teresa March 20, 2009 at 7:01 am

I’m hooked on spring too! and I love a pretty table, and I’m always on the looked out for ways to change things up a bit- Thanks for your ideas.

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The Happy Housewife March 20, 2009 at 7:53 am

I love the idea of eating outside. We don’t really have a good place at our current house, but our last house had a great deck and we ate outside frequently.

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JudyBug March 20, 2009 at 8:08 am

Love all the pics! Spring ideas are my favorite!


Sandy March 20, 2009 at 8:19 am

I adore the simplicity of the painted tin cans for vases! Thanks for sharing.

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Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm March 20, 2009 at 8:24 am

LOVERLY!!!!! What a beautiful sight! Love the vintage seed packs to”color-up” up a beautiful table.

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Becky K. March 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

I notices the seed packets right away.

Love them…

It is a bit soon for us to eat outside but we are looking forward to the days when the weather is warm enough that we can.

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Becky K. March 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

Oops! Typo on my comment…noticed…

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Ms.Tee March 24, 2009 at 12:12 am

These are all gorgeous! The first photo just makes my heart skip a beat – I love all the spring-y color and textures. :)

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Moi May 23, 2009 at 1:12 am

I love the idea of the flowers in the painted cans – how pretty!

And I love the last pic with the green and purple colors. That is my favorite color combination!

Mrs. Stranded February 26, 2011 at 9:10 am

The painted cans is a great idea for outdoor, summer BBQs. I’m always nervous about bringing glass vases outside. This is a wonderful way to add color to a table without using the breakables.

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