Hello hello! I am so glad you stopped in today because we are having a party! I’m so excited to be virtually hosting a spring progressive dinner party along with nine other of my fave blogging friends. From recipes inspiration to table scape eye candy you will be covered with today’s posts for any spring soiree! All of the links are below so be sure to pop into everyone’s “house” along the way!
If you’re coming over from Carmel’s house where she shared tips on getting the powder room ready, welcome! Today I am sharing a spring table setting that I put together, along with a little tip.
Have you ever heard the saying “necessity is the mother of innovation”? I am not sure if my tip is quite considered “innovation” but I do have a really simple hack to share with you today! Last spring when we moved, I did some major major major purging. And I continue to constantly edit the STUFF we have in our house. Which means I have been getting rid of lots of dishes and linens to simplify.
This is all good until you go to set a spring table and realize you have gotten rid of everything you were planning on using. Whoops! But instead of running out to the store, I decided to hit up my fabric stash to see what I could come up with. (which by the way has also seen some major purging!)
Oh yes, blue gingham is always a good idea! And I think it is just perfect for spring. (and summer, oh and fall…)
This gingham was the perfect mix of pattern I was looking for. And with zero intentions of getting my sewing machine out, I grabbed the next best thing. My pinking shears!
Then I just used an actual cloth napkin that I had as my template. The napkin ended up being 20 inches by 20 inches, but I do think if you only had a yard of fabric you could easily do 18 inches by 18 inches.
I know this is a really simple hack and probably something many of you are already doing. But I hope it inspired you to think outside the box when setting your table. I know I have bought lots of fabric in the past with big plans to use it on a project, but then things change. (ahem, as in, I never get around to actually doing the project, ha ha) This is a great way to use the extra fabric stash you may have sitting around! And can be much cheaper than buying them from the store.
OK, now please go to the next stop in the Spring Progressive Dinner over at Paige’s house where she is sharing a delish appetizer recipe and then be sure to stop in and say “hi” to everyone else as well!