Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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There are so many beautiful Spring tables out there…

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…but I don’t know about you, but where I live it isn’t even close to Spring.

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It’s not close in temperature…

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…and it’s well over 20 calendar days away.

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It’s not even March yet so…

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…my symbolic celebration of St. Patrick’s Day (be sure to join Cuisine Kathleen on her annual crawl)…

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…isn’t ready to begin.

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This table…

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…pretty much sums up where I’m currently at.

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Deep rich, warm browns…

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…and a touch of color -

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- a sign of things to come.

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So, try to enjoy this last bit of winter.

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Spend that extra time with your family,

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…snuggle up in front of the fire place…

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…as Spring has yet to come.

TIP: Don’t rush the seasons. Enjoy and embrace each in their good time.

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- The Tablescaper

33 comments:

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful! My table isn't springish this week. It has a view of the snow covered field and our backyard that is mighty nice though.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I have to agree with you on that one.

I am not even close to being halfway interested right now...me, the major St. Patrick's gal, too. I just can't get out of my decorating slump.

I have been recovering from surgery and can't lift much of anything, in the middle of getting new windows made and opened up one of them to be bigger, so the house is in an upheaval..........just am with you on winter.

I LOVE YOUR TABLESCAPE of brown and blue- it's perfect for right now, most definately.

Barbara F. said...

Amen! I agree. I am ready for spring, but not Easter yet! xo

Susan said...

I LOVE this table! The colors are beautiful and so warm. I'm not ready for the bright Spring and Summer colors, either, so this is right up my alley with all the browns and tans with a pop of light color. I also LOVE your napkins! Did you make them? Thanks for sharing your gorgeous table with us.

Kathleen said...

It was like a monsoon here today! Torrential rain and gale force winds! Thank God it wasn't snow!
Still patches of it left though!

Love you warm browns and textures, lovely!

I hope Spring arrives on time, sometimes April is brrr.

Sarah said...

Well, it was definitely like spring here the last couple of weeks with temps climbing to the 80s. Then Mother Nature reminded us that she was just teasing. This week it is back to lows int he 30s with highs just reaching 60. I'm snuggled in by a cozy fire. '-)
Your table is lovely. I like the browns..........Sarah

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love the earthy coziness that you have created with this setting. The natural orbs are the perfect compliment to the earthy brown and beige dishes. The palest of blue is a sutble reminder that spring in on the way! Don't worry, it won't be long now!
Jenna

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful rich brown colors on your table. I'm not near Spring either. Sitting here with 12 inches of snow from last week plus 10 more this week so nothing is looking like Spring in my neck of the woods.

Dianne said...

Usually, by this time, I am ready for spring and in TN it's usually busting out all over, but not this year. It's turned cold, damp and wet. I still see lot's of brown and gray and I think you captured it perfectly on this table. I love those napkins. Dianne

Designs By Pinky said...

I so wish everyone in blogland wouldn't rush every single season and holiday!!!! Even though I am LONGING for Spring. I do have to get all my bunnies and Easter decor out though since we only have a month til Easter! I LOVE your table, love tyhe colors. It is so warm and rich looking. I did a palm tree table today and now you have inspired me to do another, darker table. Thanks!!! XO, Pinky

The "Home Girl" said...

LOVE THIS! These warm browns with that beautiful blue are a great color combo! I love those wooden orbs and those cute wheelbarrows! =D

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Enjoy each moment as it unfolds, I say! The table is warn and lovely. Is that little wheelbarrow cutie for salt?


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Marlis said...

Just realized today that St pat's is almost upon us.. and although I have a few spring bulbs up.. just not there yet. We had a huge snow just monday..
Your table is just gorgeous.. Love the orbs, the wheelbarrow salt and peppers. The brown and blue is sooo classic. love it.. xo marlis

lynnmosher said...

Love the table! Hope you don't mind a question, well, two: where did you get the glasses and flatware? Been looking for both. Thanks so much for sharing your home and your talent!

sweet violets said...

Love this color combo....soothing and relaxed, yet very classy. I agree with you, why rush the seasons...enjoy each moment. Each season holds something special that you don't get at any other time. We got a lot of snow yesterday and today, then some rain, and all gray and brooding.....not ready for the blast of Spring colors, but Easter is not far off, so out come the bunnies and chicks!!!!

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous! Love the wheelbarrow salts..how charming and the name plates. The colors are so earthy and beautiful..well done!

Tricia said...

I love these soft, almost austere colors -- so serene! Here in Texas we've had a reminder this week that Winter is not over, despite daffodils and irises blooming and early trees budding!

Diane said...

Brown is my favorite color and I do love seeing it with pinks and blues. Your blue is just the right shade. I am afraid that in Georgia, spring may already be here, but I would like to hold onto the cooler weather just a bit longer! As always, you did a wonderful job of mixing dishes and accessories. Your napkins are so pretty and I agree that the wheelbarrow salts are adorable!

Scribbler said...

Rushing the seasons is a real Pet Peeve with me. Although the weather goes from excessively rainy here to very bright and sunny, it has finally decided to get cold. In fact, most years, this time of the year is colder and drearier in Alabama than any other. I usually like bright colors, but your table is very beautiful, and perfect for this time of the year.

Lanita Anderson said...

I love your table with the beautiful shades of blues and browns - so warm and inviting! Still winter where I live, too....

Jewel Sauls said...

Your table is beautiful! I love the browns and blues. Enjoy your remaining winter!

priscilla said...

Beautiful table !

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I keep thinking about how warm it was last March and how we have had spitting snow and rain for the past week and very gray, cold days. It certainly doesn't feel like spring here! I am not ready for my spring things to be out, but I am ready to put away the winter things...maybe this weekend. My tulips are coming up. I hope they don't freeze!

I love the warmth of your table...the rich browns are so pretty.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...and I am in a hurry for spring to arrive!

Alycia Nichols said...

I used to be an avid fan of winter. As I have gotten older, though, I have come to dread it. The fall I took earlier this winter solidified that feeling, and then the 2 blizzards within a week's time we recently got put the cherry on top. I'm ready to be a "snowbird" and move to Florida for 6 months out of the year!!! We HAD signs of Spring popping up all over the place here until that snow came and killed it all. We actually had daffodil leaves that had sprouted about 8 inches tall already! I took photos of the buds on trees covered with ice. Just a shame! Oh, well...winter is still here for awhile! Your table is very pretty with the subtle, muted shades. It celebrates that "in between" time of year!

Maria said...

Beautiful! I love the deep, warm browns with the touches of blue! Just lovely! The whole table looks so cozy and inviting!

Denise said...

I love your aquas and browns in this table -- they're a really lovely take on winter colors!! Your little wheelbarrow is extra cute, and I love the napkins, napkin rings, and centerpiece.

I do agree with you; it's best to embrace and enjoy each season to the best of our ability. The weather is something we certainly can't control; it's cold and gray here today in N.C. Have a wonderful weekend!

Denise at Forest Manor

Savvy Seasons said...

One word....G O R G E O U S! Well done. Have a great weekend! XO ~Liz

Laurie Ritchey said...

Perfect for this time of the year. Your table feels so warm and inviting -it looks like a good reason to stay inside and enjoy a great meal. Love those colors and the burlap runner. They just say cozy. laurie

Linda Primmer said...

Bring it on. It looks like spring here. Our trees are blooming beautifully. Your table is delightful. Warm browns are always a treasure.

Carol said...

I think last week was our end of winter here in AZ. We are already edging up into the upper 70's and even the 80's! Your tablescape is lovely -- love the rich color combinations. They remind me of hot cocoa & great coffee!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog post and for the invitation to join Seasonal Sundays. I am very flattered that you ask and will be honored to participate.

Carol

Crystal Grandeur said...



Eye catching table setting with brown touch.everything looks so beautiful.love the glass candle holder....simple yet attractive.....:):)

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry