Upon setting our sights on Spring, the mere idea of entertaining sets our focus on setting the table. Perhaps it is the incorporation of the elements of Spring that truly seem to usher in Spring. For certain, embellishments that line and grace the table bring forth opportunities to bring the season of renewal to the table.
Of course it is all in the presentation and personal preference in styling that creates a striking and memorable scene. Gracing the table is something I will continually focus upon. The art of the table. Beyond the selection of a centerpiece or decorative display, linens, flatware, china and serveware swirl with possibilities as one ponders how to style the table. Creating a beautiful table top display will not only enhance the purpose of the gathering as well as the meal which will be enjoyed, but composes a striking visual and memorable display. Of course, during the Spring, perhaps it is the bright brilliance of light filled rooms or exterior dining in the renewed world beyond our interiors that we seek. Renewal. Refreshing the table, indeed.
And of the embellishments that garnish the table and distinguish the place setting? Endless inspiration of personal style. Beyond the crisp linens, china, flatware and glassware that line the table, a blooming arrangement of Spring adds an element of the season to delight within its beauty. Natural embellishments, indeed. Natural and blooming centerpieces of personal choice and color hues that will draw attention to the table and blissfully treat the eyes of those that gather around the table. Oh, the delight of setting a table that is “dressed” and ready for guests. Creating a sunny scene of delight certainly provides a cheerful atmosphere for those that gather to relish in the celebration…
Consider the Spring table. Whether a “pop” of bright or demure color with blooming arrangements of seasonal flowers or the timeless rose, paired with the personal selection of display of place setting accoutrements, the goal is to create a memorable scene. Whether it is a simplistic affair within minimal style or a layered and adorned table of high style, consider with thoughtfulness the presentation you will set. As always, a memorable event will linger within the recollections of those that experienced the moment. Consider your surrounds and the table set for Spring. An embellished table that is ready to entertain and welcome the Spring season, indeed…
“The sun has come out… and the air is vivid with spring light”
-Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens