Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Is In The Air

Welcome to a  Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop sponsored by Chloe Crabtree @Celebrate and Decorate and join me in my garden with a springtime tablescape. Please enjoy visiting each blogger's tablescape listed on the schedule at the bottom of this post.

                           
                      The Violet


 Down in a green and shady bed
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head,
As if to hide from view.




And yet it was a lovely flower,
No colours bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.



Yet there it was content to bloom;
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused its sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.



Then let me to the valley go,
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility. 

Jane Taylor (1783-1824)

Jane Taylor also wrote the childhood poem," Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."


This lovely china was given to me by my husband's aunt. It had been passed down to her from her aunt and she has used it for years. Now, I am honored to use it, as well as her tablecloth and the thumbprint glasses.



Spring is a happy time of new beginnings and refreshes our spirits.



It was a beautiful spring day warm enough for an Alfresco outing in my garden. The grass has greened up, the azaleas are especially pretty this year and the bridal wreath, and dogwoods are blooming here in south Alabama. Easter is just around the corner and egg hunts are planned around our community. Seeing the children scamper hunting eggs is a delight. Spring brings new life and beautiful blossoms and is such a time of renewal. Spring brings us Easter for a time of renewal and appreciation for the Savior of the world that gave himself for our sins.  

Be sure to visit all the blogs below for a Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop sponsored by Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate. 
 Spring is in the air!

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41 comments:

  1. Swoon Bonnie! After visiting Chloe and arriving here, I’m in purple heaven! I adore your pretty heirloom china with its sweet violet pattern. It’s perfect for a spring tea setting, especially alfresco in your garden. The amethyst thumbprint glasses so old-fashioned and pretty serving up your macaroons, too. We’ve been unusually cold for March and the wind has been so blustery keeping anything on a table outdoors would be a challenge. Thank you for sharing your beautiful table. It’s always a pleasure to blog hop with you, Happy Spring. ♥

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  2. Gorgeous table, and the poem was a perfect complement. Love those dishes. The tulips say spring and your arrangement is wonderful.

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  3. Bonnie, your photos of the table, the poem, and your own words transported me for these past few minutes to a calma and restful place. How very wonderful to be able to receive the entire dish set as well as stemware and linens for this beautiful, beautiful table in the garden! I am drawn to the tiny violet flower, so indicative of late winter, early spring, and the hue of your tulips are the perfect complement. I am anxious to be able to enjoy the garden for more than just a few days sprinkled among winter's lingering cold here in my region, but the promise is fulfilled in your region, so I have faith that it will soon arrive. Indeed, it's such a time of sweet renewal. Thank you for making the perfect imagery for spring and the Easter celebration. It's a privilege to share this tour with your company.

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  4. Bonnie, how wonderful to set an alfresco table. Cold temps, wind, and rain have made it impossible here. The china passed down to you is stunning, it really takes my breath away it is so gorgeous! The thumbprint glasses are so perfect with the violet pattern, and to receive the linens as well! The purple tulips were the perfect flower to adorn your table. The poem along with your commentary, and your photography are icing on the cake! Love, love, love this table!

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  5. Bonnie your table has me longing to sit outside and just enjoy a darling table and some fresh flowers! It is just beautiful. I need to thank you also. You named those glasses and I have seen them a few times throughout the years in a couple of different colors and never knew the name of them. Of course I am partial to yours, purple being my favorite color. You did an absolutely stunning table!

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  6. your table setting as well as your narrative are just lovely and sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Dear Bonnie,
    I truly have to pinch myself back to reality. Between this poem, and the garden table (especially meaningful this time of the year to me.) combined with cherished and delicate violet china set against the lavender tablecloth I feel refreshed and even renewed. Your kind, caring, and gentle nature are so well expressed in this Spring tablescape. I love it so much!
    Jemma

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  8. Purple is one of my favorite colors Bonnie and you have captured my heart with your pretty tablescape. Living in SW Florida, we have many meals alfresco and if I had your table to sit down to...I would never get up and leave. Love the tulips and the beautiful violet china and the poem was icing on the cake. It has been a joy to blog hop with you again.

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  9. What a beautiful table and wonderful setting -- and by that I mean not only the dishes and flowers (love the tulip-rose mix) but the poem and the background, too. Did you have your happy birthday dinner at this table? I hope you did something to celebrate at this celebration-worthy setting! Wishing you a very happy and extended birthday celebration!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Bonnie, what beautiful China, thumbprint glasses, and tablecloth you were gifted! You certainly were the perfect person that will use and treasure those pretty things. I loved reading the poem that you selected, and also seeing your beautiful centerpiece. Happy Springtime, Bonnie!

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  11. Oh so pretty! I love the shades of purple that you incorporated in your tablesetting. Those tulips are amazing!

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  12. Just beautiful Bonnie! I know everyone is drooling over your garden setting, especially those that are dealing with snow! Your china is so lovely and special, the elegant tea cups are absolutely regal! The thumbprint glassware is so pretty too and really pops against the green in your garden~ LOVE the cascading tulips!
    Jenna

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  13. Wonderful al fresco tablescape. Love those purple glasses - perfect for spring and so unqiue. They loook wonderful with your family China.

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  14. What a beautiful table!! Your garden setting makes the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous china with the delicate violets. How wonderful that this has been passed down through the family. Your tulip and rose centerpiece is so pretty. I am glad you are having nice weather, enjoy your spring!!!

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  15. Oh Bonnie, what a pretty table you've put together. I love, love those sweet violet dishes and the pretty thumbprint glasses. When I was growing up, violets were probably my favorite flower, and I have several things with a violet motif. Your post makes me want to go get them out of storage. :) We have some violets blooming here and there right now; I noticed them last week. I believe they're considered a weed, but I can never think of them that way. They're much to pretty to be weeds.

    Your centerpiece is lovely, Bonnie; the tulips and roses make a good combination. I enjoyed the poem in your post, too. Happy Friday to you and have a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  16. Oh my goodness, Bonnie, this first picture was so beautiful introducing an amazing post. The China, glassware, tablecloth against the background of greenery in your garden ...all of it is perfectly done. The poem and your lovely words just added more beauty and love to this scene. Awesome!!

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  17. The china is so pretty and a great heirloom. Everything melds beautifully and the poem was a delightful addition. It's been a pleasure hopping with you.

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  18. All the lavender and purple hues are so pretty and perfect for a spring tablescape, especially against the green outdoor setting! My favorite part is your gorgeous arrangement in the white pitcher vase, looks right out of a magazine!

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  19. Bonnie, what a charming table you have set. Dining Alfresco is so wonderful. you are fortunate enough to be able to do this so early. The china is gorgeous. I am loving the pretty violet pattern. You always have the most beautiful flowers. Such a pleasure to view this spring gem.

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  20. Bonnie, I love visiting your garden, it reminds me of my in-laws home. It’s so pretty in Alabama when the azaleas and dogwood are blooming. Just beginning to see a little here. Your poem and tablescape are lovely. Your aunt gifted you such a beautiful china set. I love the color and it is especially pretty for spring. Enjoy this beautiful day, I only wish I could sit with you there while we chat! Hugs dear friend.....

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  21. Oh Bonnie, this is a most beautiful post. Your gorgeous china and tablecloth create a wonderful spring table. And, the beautiful poem truly speaks to me. I can just imagine being in your blooming garden and listening you you read the lovely words.
    Thank you for the beauty and inspiration you have shared.

    Wishing you and yours a lovely spring weekend!

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  22. So beautiful, as always, Bonnie. You are so gifted at creating beauty for your home. Love that the violet china is one passed from family member to family member. And, the poem is perfect. I wonder how many times Jane Taylor's words from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have been sung by grandmothers, parents and children. More that I could ever count. Yes, thankful for the Gift of our Savior. blessings ~ tanna

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  23. Oh, Bonnie! The poem, the purple, and the macarons! Perfection. The evergreen backdrop is beautiful and I love how the white roses and purple tulips just pop off the page against it!

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  24. What a beautiful table and post - so full of joy and thanksgiving, perfect for Spring!!! Your family china is gorgeous - what a blessing to have both it and the sense of tradition that is enjoyed as it is being passed down. Thank you for inspiring me today!!! xoxoxo

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  25. Bonnie, love the tulips and you know I adore that beautiful and stunning tablescape. Oh those shades of purple are precious. Happy Easter dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  26. Love, love the tablescape. The dishes are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for spring. Makes me want to set a formal table for Easter this weekend. Happy new week!

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  27. Bonnie, this table belongs in Southern Lady Magazine. It is beautiful! What a lovely table set in your garden, and I am swooning over that pretty floral china. The purple thumbprint glasses are the perfect compliment to the settings. I am sorry I am late commenting. I have been traveling with my husband on business to Colorado. Internet and cell reception was terrible. I hope that you have a very Happy Easter and a wonderful week!!!

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  28. Bonnie, just gorgeous. The deep purple theme is so rich and lush and enchanting. I love how you blended all the elements so effortlessly. I'm a little late in commenting, but I hope better late than never. It was so great to meet you in person last month in Dallas and to know the beautiful lady behind such lovely creations.

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  29. Simply stunning! I love the China especially that it was passed down from family. The thumbprint glasses and purple color scheme are so pretty. Love that you could have an outdoor Tablescape!

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  30. OOO, dear Bonnie...such beauty here...the purples...the China...the flowers...everything is just beautiful...

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  31. Bonnie, your table is so pretty with the purples, and I appreciate the poem, too!!! I love the china pattern. Beautiful!

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  32. Wow, your simple purple and white flowers are just drop dead gorgeous! I opened your post and just sighed! So pretty and you can set an outdoor table already. Of course you know I am going to love all of the purples. The china is absolutely lovely! Have a wonderful EAster!

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  33. It is all GORGEOUS. It is my favorite color too.

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  34. Hi Bonnie,
    What a stunning outdoor table setting. I love your beautiful china set with the delicate pattern. Your use of a vibrant light colored tablecloth really makes things pop especially against the lush greenery outside. Your use of the moss nest against the crisp clean white pitcher with lilac tulips is such a beautiful contrast. The deep colored stemware really adds to the variation of color and brings out the delicate pattern of the china. It is such a rich and inviting table setting to have outdoors in such a cozy setting. Perfect for an Easter breakfast or lunch or even to watch an Easter egg hunt. Happy Easter.

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  35. Gorgeous setting, Bonnie - I love the Tulips and the gorgeous china - beautiful post - I wish you a very blessed Easter!
    Kathy

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  36. Such a pretty table in a lovely setting. I like the combination of tulips and peonies. Are yours already in bloom?
    Happy Easter, my friend.

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  37. Bonnie, this is gorgeous! I love Violets and this table is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  38. Bonnie, oh this is so beautiful! I love violets, they so remind me of my Mom, she adored them. Your heirloom China is gorgeous, and the glassware, I am in love with it all. It makes my heart happy to see your beautiful tablesetting in the garden.

    We've had an unusually cold spring so far here is n California, but your lovely setting makes me oh so anxious to set spring tables outside and invite family and friends over for teas and lunches and more. Thank you for the lovely poem, too. You are so talented! xo Lidy

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  39. One of my favorite poems ever coupled with this ethearal spring view is just what spring dreams are made of! I'm so ready to sit out on a warm day and soak up the sun with a scene just like this! Beautiful job transporting me to that place!

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  40. So very beautiful and how great that you can have such a lovely time outdoors...I am so looking forward to warmer weather!....Just love the gorgeous flower arrangement and the gorgeous place setting of that sweet violet pattern.

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  41. Oh Bonnie I am completely enchanted by your violet tablescape. The dishes are so delicate and lovely. May you have a wonderful week of lovely weather!

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