Monday, September 20, 2010

Spring is in the air...

Spring is definitely in the air here in Western Australia - sadly we have had a very dry winter so all those pretty little flowers that love to self-seed in a cottage gardens just haven't happened.
I was shopping last week and found these pretty little butterfly covered plates - just the thing for a spring table!

They really are made in my colours - pinks and greens! I got the four plates all in a lovely pink box for $7.50. I tried my hardest to save the box but it was such a tight fit I couldn't remove the last two plates so I had to attack it with a large knife!!

I thought my silver chargers looked kind of spring like.

For my centre piece I used my cute white cake stand (without the cover) and piled up all the pastelly candles I could find in the house. I know purple isn't really pastel but I needed one a bit higher for the centre so in it went.

I used my craft punch and made tiny little butterflies to sprinkle all over the white cloth.

Even the silver flatware is shining nicely today!

What a pretty little pattern my cake stand makes on the cloth. I love this candle with the mauve dried flowers in it- so pretty.

This lovely birdhouse with the pale green roof matches so nicely with my teapot and creamer and soft green Royal Albert teacup and saucer.

My champagne glasses look a little apricot colour here but they are a very soft pink. I have had these for years but I still love them and use them a lot.

More pretty candles in soft spring colours.

I really like the candles set up high like that. My mind has been starting to think about my Christmas table and I have been wanting something to lift the centre piece up a bit so maybe this could be an opition.

The candles looked so nice once it had got a bit dark - candle light is just so magical!


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Linda said...

I love blog hopping. I can go from Fall arriving in my part of the world to spring arriving in your part. Lovaly photos.

Betty said...

I just love your table setting. Butterflies are my favorites. The candles look so beautiful also. Thanks for sharing your wonderful things.


A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful table set, love the little butterfly plates. Neat idea to put butterfly punchouts on the table.

Carolyn said...

Your china and candles look so pretty!


Lynn said...

Very pretty, I love your butterfly dishes!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yummy post, Suzy! I love the candles and the soft butterfly colours on your china and table! My, but I love your pretty birdhouse!
It's strange to think that you're getting ready for Spring while we are getting ready for Autumn here. What a novelty it would be to have Christmas on a warm day! Thanks for sharing your pretty teascape and have a lovely week.


Unknown said...

Beautiful vignette, I love all the pastels!! Your butterfly plates are just tooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

Hello, Suzy, my friend,
Your table is looking very spring like with butterflies, birdhouses, pretty pastels and candles. Your Royal Albert tea cup and saucer are very charming, and I adore the minty green teapot. Enjoy your springtime week! Vicki

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love your new butterfly plates. Everything does look spring-like with the pastel colours.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh this is so pretty. What beautiful colors. Love all of your dishes and your centerpiece with all of the candles and the pretty birdhouse are perfect for the setting. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Enjoy your spring, we are so hoping fall gets here soon and the heat goes away. It was 111 on Sunday. HOT!!! Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Oh, so pretty!! I love the butterflies :)


Snap said...

Lovely post. You are getting ready for Spring, while some of us wait anxiously for Fall! Love your spring colors. Interesting how some colors just scream Spring or Fall. You've got me thinking! Great find on the butterfly plates. Happy Tea Day!

Pondside said...

What a pretty arrangement. Lovely to visit spring, when fall is on offer over here.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Suzy...

Ohhh...what a pretty table! I love your new butterfly dishes...such beautiful, soft pastel colors! I also like how you used your butterfly punch to add all those pretty little paper butterflies to the table...awesome! Love, love, LOVE your candle centerpiece! That last photo of the lit candles...sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your new dishes with us today...they certainly set a pretty table, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

bj said...

What a beautiful table and tea you have here.
I see you, too, have a pretty white teapot.

It still seems so funny for us to be into fall and ya'll are into spring. :))

Have a blessed day..

Terri said...

You have set a lovely spring table. I think your new butterfly plates are pretty and a good buy as well.
Your soft green tea cup is beautiful! I love that shade of green as well.
Thank you so much for sharing in Tea Cup Tuesday.

The Vintage Rose said...

So so beautiful- where do I start? the butterflies, the candles, all the details

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful Spring Table!! We are heading into Fall here so it is a bit strange to think of Spring but it was great to see such a delightful Tablescape!!


Barbara said...

So pretty and springy!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a small world we live in! Happy spring to you! Your table is sweet and lovely!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Suzy Q,

I am so delighted to have you partake with my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland' once again dear lady!..,

Your post with the soft colours, tea vignette and pretty candles is delightful!~ I especially love the butterfly plates and confetti, as well as the bird house and cakeplate pedestal!

~ Thanks so much for sharing these Spring delights with all of us!..,

My Wednesday teaparty is now up if you'd care to share another 'cuppa'; I'm so delighted to have been able to post some pics of when my dear friend Pam of,'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog recently visited!..,

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

parTea lady said...

Your spring tablescape is very pretty. Great ideas too, like the butterfly cutouts to match your china. Love the candle grouping - the one with the embedded flowers is great.

We're ready for fall here, although we are still getting temps in the 80s.

Tricia said...

I love the idea of punching out pastel butterflies to scatter across the table! They look great with your plates and pastel candles!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- perfect for spring! I'm a green and pink lover as well. Love your candle glow and how you've set them on that wonderful cake stand.

Marigene said...

Very pretty pastel table...the butterfly plates are adorable.

Entertaining Women said...

Your spring table is lovely and whimsical with your new butterfly plates. I love the element of the craft punch butterflies...well done! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Unknown said...

What a pretty setting, some lovely ideas here from your candles to the scattered butterflies, The plates are very cute.

Teh Wei Li said...

Hi there! This is my first visit. And I just absolutely love your china! I live in Malaysia, and I wish I can find those designs. I went to Robert Gorden website but couldn't find those lovely pink china you bought from Robert Gordon.
When I feel stressed at work, I go read your blog :) Thank you and God bless.