A Little Bit of Sunshine
Winter wasn't as cold as other years have been in Cleveland and I dare say most of the lower 48 was warmer than normal this year. However, we still had our share of gloomy days.Jenn's birthday was on January 27th, and I asked her what type of table she would like me to set. Her first attempt at a suggestion was for me to keep the Christmas table on, as she never tires if Christmas decor. After that was shot down by everyone's moans in the house, she finally gave up on trying to push a Christmas theme. Instead, she said she needed something to get her out of the depression of Christmas being taken down and research says that sunset orange is proven to fight depression. So with that she made the decision for sunset orange and yellow, something bright and cheery. Once that decision was made, I was off and running, gathering ideas from what I already had on hand. I immediately thought of citrus with the colors Jenn selected, so off to the store I went to get some Cuties and Lemons!
I was excited for the chance to use some small vases I had purchased on clearance last year that would go well with this bright design.
Orange Organza chair sashes tied just inside the chair rails added some extra color to the setting.
Oranges and Lemons were the star of this table in an apocrathy jar.
The stores did not have any fresh yellow or orange flowers out just yet as Christmas flowers and the blues and silvers of New Years were still plentiful. So simple silk flowers from Hobby Lobby were placed in the vases.
My Pier 1 napkins and napkin rings were a perfect accent against these square plate that were also Pier 1 purchases a few years ago.
The sun was actually shining the day I got these pictures, you can see the sparkle in this flower.
I love the detail of these vases. The flowers stand out away from the vase allowing the sun to play around in their petals.
Fresh oranges and lemons make a striking centerpiece.
Such a happy table!
The blooming napkin ring fit right in with all the cheerfulness!
According to FlowerMeaning.org, yellow flowers are the color of Joy. Orange flowers stimulate creativity and feelings of joy. It must be right because Jenn and I have smiled every time we enter the dining room and we walk away with a spring in our step!
The freshness of this table has been enjoyed for some time now. Spring arrived early this year (hey, I'm not complaining). And now, 'twas the night before spring and I can hardly wait for the growing season to begin!
Already the crocuses are blooming their own yellow rays of sunshine and visions of flowers and vegetables are dancing in my head. Wait a minute..I know Jenn is lurking nearby whispering Christmas tunes in my ear.
I can hardly wait until the proper time to plant this year. The warning not to plant until after the threat of frost seems almost silly, but it is, after all, still March in Cleveland's zone 6. So for now, I will start my plants indoors and bring the sunshine onto my tables even when the sun doesn't always cooperate.
Join me over at Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. For now I wish you a Happy Spring and to all, a good night. Jenny, turn off that Christmas music!!