Looking for a simple and clutter-free tablescape to inspire your spring table at home? Here is a great way to decorate your table for spring, without flowers, twigs, or eggs!
As I continue my challenge to create at least one, beautiful tablescape a month, I am trying to develop a balance between classic, simple, and elegance, and my love for over the top, dramatic designs. (If you want to see what I’ve created so far for this year, check out this tag). This month, I thought I would scale back the dramatic flair, and go for a no fuss, yet still impactful look: a simple spring tablescape in gold and white, white pops of green and pink.
So how did I create this look? Well – first things first: an off-white and gold grid tablecloth. One of my favorite pieces I’ve found at a thrift store. I even remember finding it a few years ago, when I was in a new thrift store going “Oh my gosh! Only $3?!”.
The joys of thrifting!
Normally, I’m not really considered a uniform, grid loving person. If you follow me on Instagram and have seen snip bits of my art, you know I love more of a natural, free-flowing look. But there is just something about this elegant and classy tablecloth that gets me. I think it’s the subtle ease of it that I like most.
After the tablecloth was ironed and placed, I used left over gold deco mesh ribbon from Christmas as a runner. Deco mesh already has a grid pattern to it, which made it a perfect and simple fit for my table. The best part about it was (other than it was already on hand!) was that I could cut it to my desired length, gotta love that!
With a lighter spring fare in mind, I kept the plates small – closer to luncheon sized. I found a set of the creamy white plates you see pictured, with the gold trim, at my local Goodwill. That same trip I found the delicate flower shaped plates you see pictured. They are pink on the edges, with an ombre to off white in the center, with a light gold trim along the petal edges. It’s not too often you see plates, of any size, that are not round.
Now the gold beaded napkin rings you see are actually ones I’ve had for some time. They were not my first choice for napkin rings, but there was something about the grid like similarity in the beading, plus the gold shimmering seed beads, and the flower shaped nature of them that made them a surprisingly good fit. A green, scalloped edged napkin provided that extra sense of color and vibrancy to the table, providing a light but prominent sense of “spring” to the table.
The centerpiece was incredibly simple to make. When you see the video tutorial of how easy it was to make, you are going to wish you’d have thought of it sooner! What you are looking at here is a gold charger (one that you can get easily from any craft store), another one of the off white and gold trimmed plates, with a clear glass vase filled with smaller width decor mesh in pink and gold, finished off with an LED candle. Easy peasy!
Not sure if you can do this yourself? This easy spring table decor look only cost me about $12.
I would bet that you have more if these elements on hand, or have access to them at your local thrift or craft stores. Just keep making quick visits in and see what’s new, that’s the key! Here’s where I found everything:
- Gold and white tablecloth – had on hand (but got years ago from a thrift store for about $3)
- White plates with gold trim – a set of 8 plates were $2.50 at my local Goodwill (they were the color of the week, making them 50% off!)
- Pink flower plates with gold trim – were $2.99 at my local Goodwill for a set of 4
- Green napkins with scalloped edges – were $1.00 at my local Goodwill for a set of 4 (they were also 50% off, being the color of the week)
- Gold beaded napkin rings – had on hand
- Wide gold deco mesh – had left over from Christmas
- Gold charger – had on hand (but you can easily get these at your local thrift or craft store for about $2 a piece)
- The white plate layered for the centerpiece was part of the same set I mentioned earlier (what a great deal!)
- Clear glass vase for the centerpiece – also from Goodwill at $1.99
- Pink deco mesh for the centerpiece – was purchased at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off, making a whole roll $3.50
- Gold deco mesh for the centerpiece – left over from Christmas
- LED candle – one of many that I have purchased on Amazon and love
Not bad for about $12! Do you have pieces in your collection that could go towards creating a look like this? I bet you do!
*EDIT* The video tutorial is live! See how I made this easy, no floral centerpiece using and LED candle!
Or watch it here:
How do you like to decorate your table for spring?
I’m partying with:
Jann Olson; Beth; Kelly; Lorelai; Cara; Rattlebridge Farm; RCH Reviews; Olives & Okra; Paula
Lisa N. says
What a pretty table setting this is.
Thank you, Lisa! Trying for something different 🙂
That looks beautiful. Sometimes simple is just better.
Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!
Thank you! I was thrilled to find Funtastic Friday, and hope to share more fun projects like this in the future. Glad you stopped by 🙂