April 22, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

I don't know about you, but I have wondered back and forth if Spring really is here?! We have been having blips of winter still visit us and in the last 2 days it feels like summer...did we skip Spring all together? It has been so weird!

I have so much to share with you on this post. I am showing my pretty spring table in a double post! Susan at Between Naps on the Porch host's "Tablescapes Thursday". Leigh at Tales From Bloggerville hosts "Thrifty Thursdays", today she is co-hosting with Chandy at "What Now?" make sure to stop by and see their great blogs as well! I am all about a beautiful tablescape and making it budget friendly so this double post was great for me! I am sharing with you all a little of my Spring decorating I have done as well.

Oh, the most wonderful thing has happened here too! I received my first blog award! So excited to have this award on my blog! The very gracious Cathy at The Stylish House awarded this to me and it meant so much that I was thought of! Thank you Cathy, I am very honored! Make sure to stop by her blog as well,she is an amazing Interior Designer and has such great blog!

Attitude of Gratitude Award

I so believe in having an attitude of gratitude in life! We have so much to be grateful for! I am extremely blessed! I have a wonderful husband, 5 terrific kids, and the Gospel in my life! I know that I have been through many trials that has only strengthened me and made me realize how blessed I truly am. I now feel too with blogging and meeting so many amazing and talented new friends I have even more to be grateful for! Thank you Cathy again, it truly touched my heart!!

Here are 10 other inspiring and great blogs to visit that have an "Attitude of Gratitude!
  1. Living my life outside the box
  2. Stich in Thyme
  3. Grits and Glamour
  4. Reese and Marie
  5. She's Crafty!
  6. Sweet Cottage Dreams
  7. It's an Evolution
  8. Sew Shay
  9. His Pink Princess
  10. Rue's peanut butter and jelly life 

So here is my beautiful Spring tablescape. All dressed up in soft pinks, blues and greens...

I have had these plates for over 7 yrs. now and they are still my favorite! I bought them at Wal-mart when I lived in Iowa. They were having a clearance sale on them so I bought enough for 12 place settings! They were $.50 for each small plate and a $1.00 for the big ones! I bought 12 of the flower, and there are other small plates that look just like the big plates. So pretty and such a great thrifty find!

The light rose colored glasses I just bought at Pier One...on sale for a $1.49 a glass! I bought 8 in the light rose and 8 in a turquoise blue. Great for water. The goblets came from Wal-mart as a set of 4 for less than $5.oo . They are nice and heavy and I love using them for strawberry lemonade.

Aren't these flowers gorgeous?! I again found a great sale on these very pretty pink roses...Albertsons! They were selling them a dozen for $6.oo!! I bought the white flowers at Wal-mart and unless you look close, the green hydrangeas are...fake! I saw a florist in a magazine show that you can mix fake flowers with real ones in arrangements to save on money, as long as they "look" real. Such a clever idea! My runner is from Target, of course on sale. I only paid $4.oo for it. I bought the candle holders from Michaels a couple of years back and paid $.50 for each of them.

I bought some pretty pink candles that smell great too at Pier One. The green napkins came with a tablecloth on sale at Kohls that I bought a couple years ago. I just wrapped some sheer pink and gross grain ribbon around them and hot glued little name cards on the ends. I bought these little cards at Wal-mart for about $1.50. Sprinkled some white and clear vase filler beads on the runner and dropped some rose petals here and there. The only expensive thing I have on the table is my stainless steel silverware, even then I bought it on sale for such a great price!

Here are my cute birdies on my table as well. Remember all I did with my Spray Paint Magic?!

It just goes to show you don't have to spend alot to have a beautiful tablescape!

Here are some other areas Spring has sprung in my home!

Spring definitely has arrived on my front door! I love the mixture of pink, whites and reds!

I adore my apothecary jars! I change them out with the seasons and love to group them together.

Here are those cute little moss bunnies I posted on ... They were such a great deal!

Of course I had to show you some pretty eggs! Love the green moss peeking through.

Here is my sequined bunny I love! This gorgeous turquoise vase
 was a gift from some great friends back in Utah....I cherish this!!

So I guess even though the weather has been a little weird everywhere, Spring has at least sprung here! Thank you all for so many of your great comments and following along on my blog. I love getting to share my ideas and creativity with you all! Just a reminder that I will be doing a giveaway soon...don't forget to follow along! A very cute birdie bag I designed just might be yours!!
Lots of hugs and smiles sent your way!


  1. Victoria, your table setting just beckons comfort, family and talk. Your little candles add such a sweet touch. Those flowers have a real appearance to them as well and they are gorgeous. And of course those bunnies. The pair. So cute. I love the little bird in the apothecary jar. That is such a fabulous idea!!

  2. How rude of me,... THANK YOU for the lovely award. I shall go place it now.

  3. Victoria, that table is so beautiful! It's a perfect scape for so many Spring themed occasions- my philosophy in my own tablescaping! I'm so glad to co-host this week, this table is 5 stars! Love those plates!

  4. Oh.My.Gosh. It's all amazingly adorable!
    Where do you have room for everything? Where can I get room for everything!? HAHA!

    I have to say that my Mother will soon be participating in her church annual Tea on May 2nd (of which I will post pictures) that is as close to a competition as it can be of tablescapes and presentations. 50+ tables all in a room to ooh and aah over...

    Have a great day!

  5. Victoria~ ~Ahh, white love it so much! You did a very nice job arranging the centerpiece. It's so sweet, the soft colors remind me of candy.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  6. You really have some beautiful things! I love the soft blue/aqua! Everything comes together so nicely!


  7. Hi Victoria,
    I love your soft, spring tablescape. I love those dishes, especially the flower salad plates. I've enjoyed looking around at your "spring decor". I love it when natural shapes and nature-inspired decor find their way inside. It's so refreshing. Like a breath of fresh air. Love it all.

  8. Victoria, this is a lovely tablescape...and proof that even with a large family and a limited budget you can still set a beautiful table to create memories with your family each day!

  9. So pretty! I love the blues and greens with the pink roses. YOu've done a lovely job for very little $$$! I would love to come to dinner at that pretty table. I also love your apothocary jars. I just got my first one and have seen lots of ways to change it about to make it seasonal.

  10. So pretty and I can't believe the price of those plates and flowers. Just goes to show you do not have to spend a fortune to have a pretty table. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Those blue dishes are fabulous. Everything is lovely.

  12. Your table and all your little spring vignettes look beautiful. I was admiring the flowers on the table and was shocked to read the hydrangeas were not real!!!

  13. What a lovely table! So pretty -- love the soft springtime colors. There's a great deal of "prettiness" to look at in this post... thank you!
    PS LOVE the idea of mixing fake w/real flowers. Brilliant!

  14. Victoria you are a sweetie, thank you ever so much for the wonderful award you have blessed me with and congratulations to you for this wonderful award it is easy to see that you have a heart of gratitude :)
    I have enjoyed reading your post, your table looks gorgeous and for such great prices you certainly decorate your home beautifully and create a wonderfully warm, loving and relaxing atmosphere.
    Hugs to you my sweet blogging friend.

  15. A lovely spring tablescape.....
    Love those salad plates and your centerpieces are fabulous.

    Hope your day has been beautiful

  16. white plates...always a favorite of mine!!! and what a steal. wow.
    the past 2 days here have suddenly steamed up as well. the grass will be growing now...

  17. Wow! Thanks so much for the award! You are too nice!!! And I am in love with your place settings and the flowers on the door. Adorable!!
    She's Crafty

  18. This post was just FULL of beauty. I really like your apothecary jars too. I am sureyou have a fun decorating wih them.

    I have enjoyed my visit!

  19. Great tablescape. I just love your pretty dishes from Walmart! What a find. I have never seen anything like these in my Walmart! Also enjoyed your little touches of spring throughout your home!

  20. Victoria,
    Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your friendship and look forward to your posts. Wow, this was a great one, because I found so many ideas. Mixing the artificial flowers with real ones is something I will definitely do in the future. I loved the napkin rings made out of ribbon with the name tags hot glued on that is a keeper for sure. I also want to mention the photo that shows your mirror and the draperies reflecting in it is fantastic. I am always trying to get a decent mirror shot so appreciated how nice this one turned out. ~Cathy~

  21. Hello,
    First time I have visited, love all your put togethers (I like to do the same thing ! )
    Isn't blogging fun ? Your china is wonderful,
    I just love how they never go out of style !
    Thanks for sharing,
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  22. Congrats on your award! You have such a charming tablescape filled with so many pretty things. I cannot believe all of the bargains you have found; don’t you just love clearance items?? I cannot believe that those hydrangeas are not real!! They are so pretty mixed in with all of those gorgeous flowers!!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

  23. I love your apothecary jars! You table setting is lovely! Jen

  24. Hi Victoria :)

    Thank you so much for the award! That's so sweet of you :)

    I love love love your tablescape and I read that same article too! Everything looks beautiful and so spring like :)

    hugs right back,

  25. Thanks for visiting my blog (the kitchen bar makeover). I have an eternal family as well. It is always nice to meet another member.

    I love your tablescape. Thanks for sharing all the details.

  26. What a pretty and inviting table! The plates are totally keepers...great find!! Thank you so much for visiting and becoming a follower. We'll be back! Clara & Marcela

  27. CONGRATS! You won the magnet recipe board on She's Crafty!! Email me at rachellelaree@msn.com, so I can get your address and ship it off to ya!:)
    (I am commenting under my family blog-sorry:)

  28. Oh Victoria...thank you so much for your kindness! I sincerely appreciate it. Have a wonderful day and thanks for all of your support as well!

  29. Victoria: I have an award for you! Come on over to my blog and pick it up!

    Lou Cinda :)

  30. I need your address, girl! Email me at rachellelaree@msn.com so I can get that mag board off to ya!:)

  31. your blog is adorable!! I absloutly love your white plates!!

  32. oh, it's been raining like crazy here....come on spring.
    your table is just fab.

  33. I have been on a little blog "break" but thank you so much for the award!!! I apologize for accepting it so tardily. It really made my day to know you enjoy my blog. Thank you!

  34. Congrats on your 1st blog award! That's a HUGE deal. BTY the table looks amazing and i'm loving the striped chair cushions. Thanks for your comments.


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