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Springtime Tablescape Featuring Lily of the Valley

Springtime Lily of the Valley Tablescape

Are you ready for some springtime tablescapes?  I am so happy to this week be hosting this Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop.  This week you can get inspired by 25 different talented table stylists and their interpretation of springtime on a table.

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I gathered the items for my springtime tablescape on the front porch. I was born in May and Lily of the Valley is of course, the flower of the month of May.  As a young college student I went through sorority rush and the sorority I pledged had two flowers, both Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Nots.

Lily of the Valley has always been one of my favorite flowers.  Somehow these sweet little bells have become intwined with my life.  For a springtime tablescape, it had to revolve around blooms, I considered daffodils, but I could not find a good source for fresh daffodils and didn’t care for any of the artificial ones I found.  Therefore, it was back to Lily of the Valley, and fortunately the artificial are so very pretty.  This silverware is one of my most beloved treasures.  This silverware belonged to a friend who passed away some years ago.  She had no heirs, so all of her belongings were left to another dear friend who knew of my love of Lily of the Valley and gifted this to me.  By the way, the table isn’t dirty, it is the finish, which I LOVE!

Stemware is also a gift from my husband’s grandmother.  I have spent hours on Replacements and eBay, only to learn that I have no idea of the pattern or manufacturer of these delicate treasures.
Placemats are faux boxwood to give a little of the outdoor garden feel, topped with my Ikea candle trays standing in as chargers.   This table required simple napkin ring treatment, delicate pale yellow and pink ribbons were all that was required.
I will be serving some muffins with flavored butters with the meal, so I wanted to include the sweet little butter spreaders on each place setting.   Pale pink and yellow napkins were layered together coordinating with the dish stack.   The yellow plates are by Nicole Miller Home discovered years ago at Home /goods.  

Now it is time to take the tour!  All of these links will take you to fantastic Springtime tablescapes !

Monday

A Casa di Bianca | Red Cottage Chronicles | Panoply
 The Little Yellow Corner Store | From My Carolina Home

Tuesday

Celebrate & Decorate | Everyday Living  | Home is where the Boat Is | Belle Blue Interiors 
Living With Thanksgiving 

Wednesday

The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz | Bluesky at Home | Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Home and Gardening With Liz

Thursday

Sweet SensationsChasing Quaintness | Our Crafty Mom | Zucchini Sisters | Life and Linda

Friday

My Thrift Store Addiction | My Family Thyme | Me and My Captain 
Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Katherine’s Corner | Twelve on Main 

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72 Comments

  1. I’m swooning over your lily of the valley flatware and your pretty spring table Chloe! How wonderful you have the flatware as a remembrance of your friend. I love the little sweet bouquets tied in napkins at your table and the combination of soft yellow with the pink…so feminine and welcoming! The boxwood placemats are the perfect accent to frame your plate stack and pierced chargers / candle trays…what a great way to enjoy them! Thanks so much for your organizing efforts for this blog hop. As always it’s a pleasure to have a virtual seat at your table and blog hop with you. ♥

    1. Thank you so much Mary, I love that silverware so much, as much for the beauty of it as for the sentimental value of it. I am enjoying dining on the front porch before it gets too hot here in Florida! My dream would be to live on a lovely lake like your beautiful setting!

    1. Thank you Mary, I didn’t know about the “identify” section, I am always just scrolling though pages and pages!

    2. Thank you for the info Mary. I didn’t know that, it will come handy to many of us I am sure.

  2. Oh, my! This is just gorgeous! The napkins are a work of art! I just love the colors and how you tucked the flowers in them! I am visiting today from the Everyday Living blog, and I am SO thankful I clicked over to discover your beautiful blog! It was such a blessing to visit with you today.

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl, you are so sweet. I am so glad you clicked over, too! I will be heading over to Homespun Devotions!

  3. What a beautiful table, Chloe! I love your Lily of the Valley silverware and it’s extra special since it belonged to a friend. I also love how you made your napkin look like a bouquet of flowers with Lily of the Valley. Very pretty!

    1. Thank you so much Paula! When I went back and looked at the photos, I thought the napkins almost looked like bouquets, too!

  4. Hi Chloe, I believe your stems are a Depression Glass pattern made by Fostoria called Fairfax, in Topaz color with the Waterfall stem. Fairfax was made in three stem designs. Your table is gorgeous, I love the soft colors and the plates with the pretty edges. Lovely table, and thank you for hosting!!

    1. Thank you so much for the information! I am so glad to know what it is! You are such a dear to look it up and share that with me!

  5. Oh, so soft and pretty, Chloe! I knew right away the significance of the lily, both as the May birth month flower and for its French ‘May Day’ token gesture gift for loved ones. It’s such a delicate flower. Your table combination is very nicely coordinated, using even your table as part of the color scheme, which I love. The flatware is simply gorgeous, more special with its sentiment. I love anything that comes with its own story and connection. The stems are beautiful too, and I understand the frustration on not being able to identify the specific make or pattern. That is often the case (my problem too!) with the very old glassware. Very clever to use the candle trays as chargers!

    Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful table event.

    1. Thank you so much Rita. Beautiful bright colors of tulips were calling to me, but I have really enjoyed playing with pastels lately. I, too, love using items like this silver with its sentimental value.

  6. What a beautiful tablescape! I love the pink and green mixed together and the Lily of the Valley is so pretty. I am craving spring after getting 8 inches of snow yesterday!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you so much! I am currently gazing out at the ice on Lake Erie, I will be glad to get back to my front porch in
      Florida!

  7. I do love lily of the valley too! They look so wonderful in a large bouquet like that. The dish colors speak spring and the flatware is so special. Love how you brought together the color of your stemware with the napkins. The satin ribbon ties add such a lovely touch!

    1. Thank you so much Liz. I tried a couple of different napkin rings and nothing seemed right until I tried just simple ribbons to carry through that delicate look I was going for.

  8. Chloe, I love the soft and pastel charm of your table set on the porch! What sweet keepsakes from your hubby’s grandmother and a friend. Lily of the valley is a beautiful flower and I love its spiritual context as well. I would enjoy sitting on your porch at your lovely table sharing a muffin with flavored butter. Thank you for hosting the blog hops, I am honored to participate!

    1. Thank you so much Pam. I would love to one day gather blogging friends on that front porch!

  9. Chloe, Your table is so pretty in it’s simplicity of pale pink and yellow…two of my favorite combinations. The lily of the valley was a perfect choice and makes me think of little May baskets of Spring. The IKEA chargers/candle holders make a stunning backdrop along with the greenery placemats. Topping off your beautiful flatware with pink and yellow ribbons was the frosting on a beautiful cake. Simply lovely dear friend.
    Are you home from NY?

    1. Thank you so much Kari! I have really been into pink lately. I am no longer in New York, but now I am in Ohio…currently gazing out at the ice on Lake Erie. I will head back to Florida on Monday! It has been a treat to be in my “other” home here in Ohio and see friends I missed while taking care of the girls in Florida.

  10. Love your flatware where is it from

    1. Thank you Carm! It is Lily of the Valley from Gorham. It is no longer available new, but you can find it online and at Replacements.com.

  11. Oh how fresh and delicate Chloe! I would have never guessed the Lily of the Valley was faux, it looks so real! LOVE the way you styled the napkins, and the plate stack with the boxwood topped with the lacy white is gorgeous and pairs so beautifully with your favorite flower! And the flatware is incredible! It is all so pretty it just makes me smile! I would love to sit there and enjoy some flavored butters 🙂
    Thanks for another fabulous inspiring hop!

    1. Thank you so much Jenna! I considered lots of combinations of colors and ended up going soft pastel. I would love to entertain blogging friends on my front porch someday! I need to do another post about those flavored butters soon!

  12. Beautiful colors for spring. The Lily of the Valley looks gorgeous and I love the yellow and pink tones you mixed in. Perfect for a warm day!

  13. Chloe, your table is so pretty! The soft colors of pink and yellow, that beautiful flatware and those napkins…the very essence of spring! I would have never known the flowers were not real, they look so beautiful! I love the finish on your table also! Everything is just perfect! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Benita. Sadly, lily of the valley can be difficult to get, which is sad because the fragrance is amazing!

  14. Chloe, how I love lily of the valley. It is so beautifully paired with pink and your napkins with the small touch of lily of the valleys are the perfect symbol of romance, especially in Spring. They really are accented so well with your lace like charger. So beautifully done. Thank you such lovely inspirations.

    1. Thank you so much Marsha, lily of the valley has to be my favorite flower ever. I meant to include a story about how long I was in the hospital when I had our first child. So long, that the flowers my husband had brought me were fading. I woke one morning to the incredible scent of a small bunch of fresh lily of the valley. Every time I turned over in my hospital bed I got a whiff of those fragrant little blossoms.

  15. Chloe, I love lily of the valley and your silverware is indeed a treasure! The soft pastel colors of your tablescape make me happy. Every element you used intertwined together perfectly. The soft ribbons as napkin rings. The layered napkins, the amazing chargers, lily of the valley bouquet, lovely crystal, and scalloped plates are all individual stars but put together spell stunning.
    Thanks again for all you do to keep this blog hop running.

  16. Such a beautiful tablescape! It’s so nice to see since we’re still buried in snow here in Iowa. I found my way here via Homestyle Gathering and pinned this article.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am glad I brought a little spring to your late winter!

  17. Oh my, your flatware is so pretty and I’ve not seen any like it before. Your Al Fresco tables are always so well styled and the spring vibe here is great. I love the simple gather of your napkins and who knew candle trays could be so stylish. Thanks for your hard work in planning these blog hops, you’re a sweetheart.

    1. Thank you so much Sandra! This flatware is such a treasure to me. Yes, we are still dining out until the crazy heat chases us indoors! Actually I am up in your neck of the woods, spending some time in Cleveland this week. I am currently gazing out at the ice covered Lake Erie! Stay warm dear friend, spring will be coming, it does every year!

  18. Oh Chloe, I’m so over the moon over that fabulous flatware! A lovely spring table and I loved reading your connection to the lily of the valley flower.

    1. Thank you so much Debbee, I cannot believe it has taken me so long to share it in a tablescape post.

  19. So beautiful, Chloe!!! I love lily of the valley – my grandmother used to have that growing all around her gardens. Each placesetting is such a pretty picture with the delicate ribbons gathering the bouquet of beautiful napkins and flowers, just lovely.
    Your flatware is a real show stopper!! Thank you so much for including me in your hops, they are always the highlight of my blogging. All your hard work is much appreciated.

    1. Thank you so much Ann. Lily of the valley is one of the flowers I really miss that I can’t grow in Florida. Their season was short, but I would always be out picking it and bringing it in to enjoy the lovely fragrance.

  20. What a beautiful tablescape. We have Lily Of The Valley growing in our front yard. Have you seen the Lily Of The Valley table runners and towels and place mats on QVC? They are lovely. We have the table runner.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

    1. Oh my, I haven’t seen those….I am a little afraid, but I might have to go take a peek! I just bought some vintage lily of the valley plates I look forward to using in a tablescape soon!

  21. Hi chloe

    Lovely table as always. Although I might ad that the flatware is my favorite pick this time.

  22. Chloe, I love the 2 flowers that you used in your tablescape. They are special to me also. The pretty napkins tied with ribbon and flowers is so perfect for welcoming spring. The dishes are wonderful ~ even if you don’t know the pattern. How lucky that you are taking care of your friend’s beautiful silverware; I’ve never seen that pattern, but it certainly fits your spring theme. Thank you again for hosting this wonderful tablescape blog hop.

    1. Thanks so much Carol, how exciting to discover our connection through flowers! I am so fortunate that Carole knew how to find the pattern and found it for me, so now I will know in the future. Thank you dear friend for joining in another hop!

  23. Oh my goodness Chloe! Where do I begin?! First of all I LOVE Lily of the Valley. I had to do a double take when you mentioned artificial. So pretty! I will definitely be borrowing the idea of using the Ikea candle trays as charger plates. Fabulous idea! Everything is just so lovely, and outside on the porch! I cannot wait for those days to get here as we are still snowed under! Thank you for hosting this always fun and beautiful tablescape!

    1. Thank you so much Maureen. lily of the valley is one of those flowers that look as good in artificial as real, but of course you don’t get that heavenly fragrance. Lily of the valley is really difficult to find through flower suppliers, too, sadly. When you are enjoying summer, I will be hiding out in the air conditioning!

  24. Chloe, this tablescape is exquisite! I’m in love with your flatware. Lily of the Valley is one of my favorites also, but I rarely see it here in, Texas. As always, everything is simply lovely! Thanks for organizing the blog hop, I’m thrilled to be participating! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  25. Chloe your table is full of spring. Love your chosen colors. The plate stack is lovely. I am loving your lily of the valley themed table. How unique and beautiful it is. Eating alfresco is so refreshing. The flatware is gorgeous and you are so lucky to have your Grandmother’s pattern. Always a pleasure to join you. Thank you again for switching.

  26. Chloe, lily of the valley is definitely in my top five of favorite flowers. The smell is just intoxicating! I can’t believe how real those faux stems look! You’ve created a beautiful Spring table. I love the boxwood place mats and the pink and yellow plates and napkins. Everything looks so inviting on your natural wicker table. What a wonderful way to remember your dear friend by using her lovely flatware. Thank you for organizing these tablescape hops. We all appreciate everything you do!

  27. This is so lovely! I’ve always liked Lilly of the Valley also and the flatware is so wonderful. If no one else mentioned it yet, I believe Repalements will do a search for you of your beautiful stemware if you send them a picture. Seems like I saw that service offered on their website. Good luck! And thanks for organizing this fun Blog Hop – so many talented folks out there!

    1. Thank you so much Margie. Fortunately another blogger identified my stemware for me! /////

  28. Chloe Crabtree, thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  29. Chloe! I just started pinning ideas for Lily of the Valley decor for spring so I am so excited to see this beautiful tablescape. Of course I will be pinning! If you check out my recent post “Welcoming Spring with Bits o’ Green” you will see that I have some very realistic faux lily of the valley in an old ironstone pitcher. I am hoping to find some to plant in an urn.

    The silverware is stunning! The delicate ribbons in pastel spring colors are perfection. I love that you used your birth month flower as inspiration for this lovely tablescape.

    Thank you so much for hosting another wonderful hop!

    1. Thank you so much Amber! I did notice the lily of the valley in your pitcher! It always catches my eye!

  30. This is lovely Chloe, from the ribbon tied napkins to the white to the little bells of the Lily of the Valley flowers your tablescape welcomes spring in a beautiful way. Thank you for including me in this wonderful hop. xo

  31. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh Chloe, Lily of the Valley has to be one of the most prettiest flowers ever! I thought yours were real. I never would of know had you not said anything, I always love it when you set a table on your wonderful porch. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a spring meal. This tablescape is gorgeous, and the pretty pastel ribbons make such a sweet touch. Happy Spring!!!

    1. Thank you so much Shannon. We do enjoy dining on our porch…until it gets too darn hot! I wish I could grow Lily of the Valley here in Florida, but at least the artificial looks real, even though it doesn’t have the fragrance.

  32. Lovely, Chloe! So light an airy, and the Lily of the Valley is the perfect focal point! Pinned, and thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering!

  33. It’s wonderful to go through all your pretty table settings. The flowers, colors and the dishes are amazing. Happy to have visited your blog. Love all the way from India. Sujatha:)

    1. Thank you so much! You are so kind! Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from my readers!

  34. Chloe, your lily of the valley tablescape is stunning, as always! I love how you placed them in the napkins. What a warm & welcoming table for your guests. I always look forward to the tablescape blog hops. Thank you so much for hosting! 🙂

  35. Oh, Chloe! I love the Lily of the Valley! It was my grandmother’s favorite flower…so soft and delicate! Yours are so lifelike. The soft pastel colors you chose are so perfect for spring. This is such a beautiful and inspiring table to welcome guests. Thank you so much for hosting this fun spring tablescape blog hop!

    1. Thank you so much Lynne. It is a good thing they make good artificial, because I can’t grow it here in Florida, and even in Ohio, it blooms for such a short time. I am glad you joined us for the hop!

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