Tips and Ideas for Spring Entertaining

Daffodils in Bunny Vase, Screened Porch

Welcome to the 681st Metamorphosis Monday!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this Valentine’s Day finds you feeling much loved and appreciated!

I probably should have waited and shared the display case today instead of on Saturday, but I was too excited to share how it turned out to wait. lol So, I don’t have a Before/After to share but I do have a few ideas for spring and Easter from a recent shopping excursion.

So you know how there’s always that period after Christmas when the stores are bleak and the shelves are mostly empty. Apparently, that time is over! I stopped by Marshalls yesterday and they had a lot of spring and Easter goodies in stock.

 

I picked up a few things and could use your advice on using one of them…more on that in just a sec.

 

I was super tempted by this guy. There were two of them and I considered purchasing both, but the quality just wasn’t the greatest. They almost felt like they were made out of paper mache, so very lightweight. This one wasn’t sitting very level and kinda wobbled on the shelf. It could have been the shelf, not sure. The other one had a pretty bad paint job with the blue jacket paint going down onto the white part and it was pretty noticeable. They were priced at $29.99 each and for that price, I felt like they should have been better made, so reluctantly, I passed. If they are still around and drastically marked down in a month or two, I may consider them again because they would be really cute in the centerpiece of a table setting.

 

I did pick up a few things, though. I love the rich, grass-green color of this thermos, it’s my favorite shade of green. The carrots feel wonderful to the touch, like a soft, wide-wale corduroy fabric. I have something in mind for them.

 

I also purchased these silicone baking trays. I’m wondering when I bake little egg cakes in them, should I spray them with something first? You awesome bakers out there, any tips for using these?

 

A few days ago I popped into Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. Once again, PB only had all white table settings, so bland! But Williams Sonoma had color–I crave pretty color for springtime!

 

I love this beautiful collection!

 

This says springtime and warm sunny days!

 

The dinner plates are really pretty!

 

There are quite a few pieces in this collection, you can see them all here: Spring Dinnerware with Butterflies and Birds.

 

This table reminded me of my visit to Capri several years back. That seems like a lifetime ago now.

 

So pretty! (See more of this collection here: Lemon Dinnerware for Spring and Summer.)

 

I also noticed that they have this adorable bunny vase back in stock again for spring.

Sculptural Bunny Vase with Daffodils

 

I love it so much–can’t wait to pull it out in a few weeks. Is it too early to get it out now? My daffodils are already up and starting to bloom, so maybe it’s not too early to bring it out. I’m tempted to buy a second one, it would be great to use two on a longer table. If you need this adorable vase, you’ll find it here: Bunny Vase.

Daffodils in Bunny Vase, Screened Porch

 

They have so many pretties in for spring and Easter.

 

I saw this collection online here: Spring Bunny Salad Plates.

 

Have you started your spring shopping? That little excursion yesterday has really gotten me excited for spring! Just 5-6 more weeks and that first day of spring will be here! I can’t wait!

Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters linked for this week’s Met Monday!

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Author: Andy Edwards