Looking out the window, blowing snow and all (in the middle of April??), I don't think my previous post on a spring dining tablescape warded off Mother Nature's winter spell. Can you believe there was a 28C (82F) degrees difference between these 2 days? Stop teasing us, and let there be spring already! On a happier note, I have some exciting news to share! You may already know about this if you follow me on instagram. I submitted our dramatic dining tablescape for One Kings Lane's instagram event of #homespringhome. Hubby and I were so delighted that our tablescape was chosen and featured on One Kings Lane's instagram!
Continuing with our spring discussion, our entryway table is definitely ready for it! The eggs have been laid, so to speak, just in time for Easter.
Soft colourful floral arrangement, easter eggs and nest adorn our baby blue ceramic tree trunk table. These are the seasonal accessories that we change out of our basic pieces.
Think about fashion for a minute, your wardrobe should have some key pieces. A crisp white shirt for work, little black dress for those special occasions, and the list goes on. These can be all-year-round pieces, and you can spice them up for different seasons with jewelries, colour of your bag and shoes. Any tablescape can move forward in a similar fashion.
The basic pieces on our hall table are the large vase, the glass display box, and the chrome tray. We change out seasonal items in our basic pieces, eg. In Winter/ Christmas season, I would put some glass ornaments in the glass display box, and some pine cones and berries on the chrome tray. Whether or not the change is done in time is another story... (It's quite time-consuming and tiring being a hockey mom... to a preschooler.) The clock is there to stay because we need to know the time as we rush out the door EVERY morning!
Changing the floral arrangement is quite a hassle (actually, I'm just lazy), so this is usually here to stay for the spring and summer. This was my DIY project, and I scoured the internet for real-looking faux blooms. Many of these came as a bouquet, which I just cut them apart with pliers and snips. I could've easily stopped at just the flowers, but the hall table is under an "open to above" ceiling, and faux branches of cherry blossoms brings the arrangement more proportional to the high ceiling.
As I mentioned in my "Coffee Theory" of tablescapes, with a grande size main piece, the other accessories on the hall table should be more airy. The half-opened glass display case is perfect in this sense. The see-through open top gives the vignette an illusion of height, without taking away the importance of the floral arrangement. It also marks its territory on the table to balance out the grande presence. Without this piece for mid-height real estate, there would be too much of a distance between the height of the floral arrangement and the other flat pieces on the table. That will look too much like David and Golliath.
So now, let's get the eggs crackin' and bring on spring! Happy Easter and enjoy whatever activities you have planned with your family over the upcoming long weekend!
What are the basic pieces on your hall table? Do you re-dress them seasonally or are they set for life?