Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Spring Sprouts New Life Table

 Welcome to Corner of Plaid and Paisley where signs of spring are sprouting up here in Ohio.  

I am happy to be participating in our Spring Tablescape Hop organized by the wonderful Rita of Panoply!  There are 19 wonderful table stylist participating in our hop today with a mix of Easter and Spring Tables.   All of the links to these inspirational tables will be at the end of my post for you to enjoy.

My table is all about the new growth of plants just popping up all over the gardens showing sure signs of Spring. Here in Ohio, we are hoping that the little bit freezing weather we will still get will not hurt their growth. 

 These Tete-a-Tete Minature Daffodils are my favorite spring flower because they are one of the first to sprout.  I used lunch bags that I cut a zig zag edge across the top and then wrapped the flower pots and tied it with a little yellow gingham ribbon.  Greenery and several cute little ducks are tucked in between the flower pots.   

 You may notice that my table is not in my usual setting.  This table is at my daughter's house.  I too, am in a state of new growth as I am in the process of starting a new chapter in my life and I will be moving soon.  Since I have not moved my dishes yet,  I was a little limited to what I had available to me to set this table.  I did purchase the plates new at HomeGoods about two weeks ago.

I liked uniqueness of the wood on just a portion of the plate and the leafy motif on the rest of the plate.

The loosely woven rattan placemats along with the round  greenery charger mats remind me of the state of the way our garden beds look now - sparse and full of twigs waiting for new growth.

The button loop napkin rings hold double sided napkins showing more of the striped side on top of a subtle green checked table cloth.
Perfect for a spring gathering of girlfriends for a light lunch and each guest goes home with a little wrapped pot of daffodils!

Now are you ready to see some more beautiful Spring or Easter Tables?
Check all the inspiration out at each of these blogs!  If you have been following along - next up is Karin's Cottage!

Hyacinths for the Soul - March into Spring
Home is Where the Boat Is - Easter Bunnies, Chicks, and Blooms
Life and Linda - Hippity Hoppity Tablescape
My Thrift Store Addiction - Birds and Blooms Spring Tea Party
The Cat's Whiskerz - Hello Spring
Belle Bleu Interiors - Bunnies and Blooms
Thrifting Wonderland - Simple Bunny Table Setting
The Painted Apron - Bunnies in Bloom!
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Spring Sprouts New Life *You are here
Red Cottage Chronicles - Spring Fling Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Spring  Tablescape: Bookish Bunnies

I hope you enjoyed my table!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Good morning, Ann! What a very fitting and cheerful table youve brought us today. Your description of what we're seeing in the landscape right now and how you've styled your table are perfectly matched. The greens and browns in the textiles and plates with placemats are definitely how I see the garden right now, amd those pops of yellow. I love those tete-a-tete daffodils, too, and have several in my own landscape. Such happy flowers, and what a great favor. They look adorable as your running centepiece with the ducklings. I am beyond happy to have you join in our hop today, and want you to know, Ann, that I wish you a beautiful new life unfolding this spring, with a spirit that no cold weather or heart can ever wither! πŸ’šπŸŒΌ

  2. Ann your table is lovely and I love the lunch bag full of daffodils. So unique. And the little ducks are so cute peeking out between the pots. What a find with the plates, I never seem to be at Home Goods at the right times I guess. LOL

    Yes, I did notice a difference in your locale and I wish you well on your new journey. Thanks for handing the "cloth" to me and as you can see I will be packing it up and sending it on for the continuation of its journey.

    Happy Easter! 🐰 πŸ‡πŸ£ 🐀 πŸŒ·πŸ’πŸ’œ

  3. My mini daffodils bloomed under the 12" of snow last week and continue to bloom today with large snow flurries dancing in the air! They were a promising welcome of spring! What a nice surprise for your guests! Your table is lovely. Happy Spring!

  4. Ann, your table is lovely. Great idea using the lunch bags with your mini daffodils.🌼 love the cute ducks peeking out between the flowers. The plates are so pretty and quite unique.
    The rustic placemats and napkin rings are the perfect touch. Wishing you well on your new chapter. Always a pleasure joining you.

  5. Congratulations on your move! How sweet of your daughter to accommodate you. I think your tablescape is so unique. The plates are fantastic: I love the two patterns! I also like the rustic touches, especially the paper-wrapped jonquils, the placemats, and napkin rings. There are some fantastic textures on the table, and I really like it! Happy spring!

  6. Ann, I am smitten with your darling ducks and daffodils centerpiece! So charming! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Ann, I love your creativity, always fresh and new. The daffodil centerpiece is perfect with the greenery and cute little ducks peeking out! The plates are unique and make a lovely spring statement. I wish for you the very best in your new chapter in life and blessings as you move!

  8. Love all the natural elements in your table setting, Ann. Wrapping the daffodils in paper adds a nice casual style to the table. The addition of other pots of greenery brings more nature to the table. Your plates are really unusual and add a lot of interest to the setting. the colors are subtle and soft and look wonderful against the backdrop of the green mat. Best of luck in this new chapter of your life.

  9. Ann, your table is just lovely! The miniature daffodil table runner is perfect and those sweet little ducks peeking out are so cute. The plates are very unique and quite lovely - they look fabulous on the greenery charger mats and rattan placemats. The napkins pick up the colors in the plates and the napkin rings further accent the wonderfully textured placemats. I'm sure the girlfriends will be delighted to have a seat at your beautiful table. It was a pleasure hopping with you and I hope the next chapter of your life turns out to be everything you dreamed of. Happy spring to you!

  10. Happy spring, Ann! Your table is gorgeous and so happy and cheerful. The new plates are so pretty, and the daffodils along the center of your table make such a striking centerpiece. The sweet little ducks are adorable! I wish you many blessings as you start your new journey. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  11. This is so cute Ann! I love the brown bags on the sweet blooming daffodil pots and the sweet little ducks! Adorable! Your new plates from HomeGoods are so different and pretty, they look wonderful styled on the green chargers, woven rattan placemats, with coordinating napkin and napkin ring. I was wondering where this table was, how fun to play at your daughter's house! I will keep you in my thoughts as you go through moving, not easy I'm sure! I always love your tables, so nice hopping with you!

  12. Daffodils are so springy! I have such great memories of a kid back East seeing all the daffodils pop up in my neighborhood. Such a great idea to have them in paper sacks for your centerpiece! Rattan placemats are what I use all the time they bring in a nice texture. Home Goods is such a great place to find beautiful plates. Love yours and the chargers! Great job!

  13. Ann, I always look forward to your tables and this one is no exception. I love the simple wrapping of the tete-a-tete daffodils in the brown paper bags with the zig zag cut tops. Your table perfectly mimics the March landscape with the browns, greens and cheery pop of yellow from the daffies. Love the earthy texture of the woven rattan placemats, napkin rings contrasting the greens on your table. Wishing you all the best as you embark your new journey. ♥ As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Spring.

  14. Ann, sounds like new adventures ahead. Good luck! I love your description of your table elements and how they reflect what spring brings to our own landscape each year. Your daffodils in the brown paper "pots" , the rattan placemats layered with the greens, and those darling ducks all make me smile. I have a set of those little ducks too. Love bring them out for Easter. Happy days ahead as you settle into your new place. Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

  15. Ann, you've perfectly captured the moment when spring begins in the garden, for that is the place it first arrives. I love the canvas of rattan and leaves that you used as the base for the dishes, which have all the shades of new leaves. My heart belongs to daffodils and your tete-a-tetes are so cheerful! Along with the spunky ducks!

  16. That's darling, Ann! I love the look - and the symbolism - of your daffodils, and what a sweet gift to go home with your guests. Love the tablecloth too, and your whole table altogether. Perfect for spring and new beginnings. So fun hopping with you!

  17. Ann, what an adorable table you designed! I love every single thing, this truly captures the spring feeling. I love how your table top echoes spring, with the daffodils in the paper covers, the rattan placemats layered with green, and your sweetest ducks! What a delight. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us. This is a table I might have to copy this spring. xo Lidy