Happy First Day of

Spring ~



  YES, Spring has finally


(Never mind the Seattle rain…)

I’m celebrating with a simple, FRESH &

 NATURAL spring-time




table. It has all  the pretty things I

love , flowers in fun,

recycled vases &




plenty of fragrance…

I wish you could breath in



the intoxicating  bouquet of




fresh curry & chives.

Seriously a~m~a~z~i~n~g!

(They need a blog App for this!)



Fabulous fragrance




this spring table starts with layering  & ticking!

On the bottom layer, this rather ornate  paper placemat from 

CAKE Kitchen Papers, which I embellished….just



a little :)  Then I layered on simple  

napkins with a periwinkle ticking pattern 

(Wrinkles & all!)



Love the contrast of styles.

For the cheese  course, I placed an

 old Italian cheese



paddle at each place-setting. Love the 

mix of the worn  & the refined.

Next came white French  dishes,



topped with these

 fun utensil holders, in the



same periwinkle

ticking fabric. I asked

my talented  sister Linda, if she could sew up



a batch, from an extra napkin, for an event I am

working on. Love putting our own  spin on

something already made!

She did a beautiful 

job, as usual!! I marked them (temporarily) with an

‘M’ … 

I layered in amethyst






striped straws &

slender baguettes, in



those La Famiglia Design

  burlap bags,

my sister Linda and I make.



And I couldn’t resist  these cloud-like

cookies, on a bed of fluffy



coconut! That’s it,  for my first day of

spring  table…



 How are you ushering




Napkins, CAKE Placemats, Glassware  & Cookies ~ Metropolitan Market