April 3, 2019 • HOLIDAYS, Southern Homes

Alicia Wood’s Five Tips for a Beautiful Spring Tablescape

Hello, Draper James readers!  My name is Alicia, and I write the Dallas-based Alicia Wood Lifestyle blog.  I’m happy to be back again sharing entertaining tips with you.

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Creating a beautiful tablescape is one of my favorite activities on a to-do list. Today, I want to share with you five tips for a beautiful spring tablescape to inspire you for all the occasions spring brings: Easter, graduations, Mother’s Day, and bridal and baby showers.

It’s always my goal to present tablescapes that inspire you because you can actually re-create them–not create more pressure for you. These five tips will help you to easily create a tablescape to welcome your friends and family this spring.

1. Use a pastel color palette

After the dark and rich colors of fall and winter, fresh pastel colors are such a welcome change. I have chosen pale blue and white to anchor this tablescape. I used these Juliska Country Estate in Delft blue dinner plates on my Thanksgiving table and love how fresh and light they look in this table setting.

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2. Incorporate seasonal flowers that accent your color palette

Nothing says spring like beautiful tulips. Whether you fill your favorite vase to overflowing or incorporate them into another arrangement as I have here, they embody spring. Other spring flowers for a fresh tablescape include hydrangea, hyacinth, ranunculus, peonies, daffodils, azaleas, and anemones.

3. Bring the outdoors in with fresh greenery

Beautiful greenery is the first sign of spring, so why not highlight it in your table setting? The beautiful garland in the photos is from my friends at Gracious Garlands arrived farm fresh and ready to display. As you’ll see below, I have clippings from my  hedge intertwined with floral arrangements.

4. Add a natural element like bamboo or wicker

I love the texture a natural element adds to the table. Bamboo and wicker are perfect for spring. Here, I used a bamboo patterned charger and flatware.

5. Add a whimsical element

Whether you add something with bunnies or a novelty shaped topiary to your centerpiece, adding a touch of whimsy is just plain fun. On these tablescapes, I used bunny plates, flower covered bunnies, handpainted eggs, and bunny salt and pepper shakers. The sky is the limit when you engage your playful side.

Bonus Tip: Wear Draper James!

The Draper James spring collection of beautiful styles will make getting dressed the easiest part of any event this spring. Here, I’m wearing the Lace A-Line Dress. It will be perfect as I host Easter brunch at my house.

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I hope these photos inspire you to create a beautiful tablescape for an event this Spring!

xo, Alicia

Photos by Mary Hafner