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 with lots of progressive dinner ideas 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!
Progressive Dinner Ideas- Turn Fabric into Napkins
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.
Gingham Fabric | Pinking Shears
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!
Spring Progressive Dinner Ideas
At Charlotte’s House
Dimples and Tangles
11 Magnolia Lane
Our Fifth House
Southern State of Mind
The Pink Clutch
This Is Our Bliss
Amanda @ Dixie Delights says
I love your spring table! Pinking shears are my best friend – I use them a lot for make shift runners but napkins are a great idea as well. Thanks for organizing us!
C Duke says
Where are your wonderful bird salad plates from?
Hi there! sorry for delay, I was so behind on emails and finally catching up! The bird plates are from Cracker Barrel! https://shop.crackerbarrel.com/collections/garden?pageSize=100&facetValueFilter=tenant~collection:sanctuary+garden&
Vickie Aguilar says
Can you still purchase these plates?
Charlotte SMith says
The bottles are amazing. Definitely storing that away for a summer party… so clever! Thanks again for putting all of this together! xx
Oh my goodness yes! Pinking shears for the win! Love the bottle vases too!
Elizabeth Glass says
O my how lovely! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blue/bird plates! Would you please share the name of them? Thank you so much! ELizabeth
Karen Knowles says
It really is amazing what I use my pinking shears for!! Love the progressive dinner idea with other bloggers!!❤
Christine Kennedy says
Do you have a source or brand for the lovely bird plates that you could share, please? Love this table setting!
Hi there! Sorry for delay, getting caught up on emails now. The plates are from Cracker Barrel- part of the Sanctuary Garden line: https://shop.crackerbarrel.com/collections/garden?pageSize=100&facetValueFilter=tenant~collection:sanctuary+garden&
Your tablescape is so pretty and I LOVE your bird plates! Will you share some information about them?
Hi there! Yes, these plates were purchased at Cracker Barrel in their Sanctuary Garden line: https://shop.crackerbarrel.com/collections/garden?pageSize=100&facetValueFilter=tenant~collection:sanctuary+garden&
Elizabeth Glass says
Hello! Has anyone had any luck in finding these plates? I have looked! Thank you so much! E.Glass
Hi there! Sorry for delay, just getting caught up on emails. These plates were purchased from Cracker Barrel Sanctuary Garden line- https://shop.crackerbarrel.com/collections/garden?pageSize=100&facetValueFilter=tenant~collection:sanctuary+garden&
Jennifer Griffin says
This is so pretty, Heather! I have those placemats too, I love them mixed with the gingham and yellow!
Rachael @ This is our Bliss says
This is so SPRINGY! Totally going to hit up my fabric stash next time I’m setting a table – love, love this idea!! Thanks for hosting this fab party for all of us to co-host with you 🙂
great idea! So when you wash these will they fray? Or do you just throw them out after one use?