Dreaming of Spring

Happy Tuesday, sweet friends!  Are you dreaming of spring, and is spring decorating on your mind? If you answered yes, then you are at the perfect place. Today, I am blessed to be joining my favorite tablescaping friends to bring you some spring inspiration. This fun event is being hosted by the talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate.  A list of all of the participants is at the end of this post.

My dear and faithful readers, I am so sorry that I have been absent for the past several weeks. Life has been challenging, my creativity drained, and I needed to take a break from blogging. I hope that you understand, and know that I value your visits and the support you have given me and my blog. I have the best readers and blogging friends in the world! Hopefully, spring will bring a sense of renewal and peace. In the coming weeks, I can’t wait to share lots of spring decor with you.

Today, I’m excited and grateful to have the opportunity to bring you my interpretation of an early spring tablescape. If you are visiting from Sweet Sensations, welcome. Sandra always sets a beautiful table and creates the most delicious looking desserts.


A raspberry colored French tablecloth creates the color foundation for the tablescape. Shades of green and pink compliment the setting.

The floral placemats and napkins are by Ralph Lauren and were purchased last year at HomeGoods. Each napkin is tied with a pearl napkin ring.


Green straw placemats, green charger plates, and my grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china make up each plate stack.

Topping each plate are these adorable bunny plates that I found this year at Michaels. I adore bunnies and just couldn’t pass them up. My grandmother adored bunnies, too, and I know that she would approve of these accompanying her pretty china.


A trip to the grocery store lent these pretty spring flowers, and I simply arranged them in my MacKenzie Child’s Flower Market green pitcher. I recently started collecting the green Flower Market pattern, and I adore its color palette.





Thank you so much for your visits and comments, sweet friends! Up next on the tour is Corner of Plaid and Paisley.  Be sure to visit all of my blogging friends on the tour. I know you will be inspired by their beautiful creations! May you have a most blessed and peaceful day!!!



  1. Oh how beautiful Shannon! Your grandmother would be very proud to see her pieces on your table! I also enjoyed your centerpiece with your Mackenzie Child’s pitcher.

    I think you are all ready for SPRING!

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  3. Shannon, Your table is delightful in every way! I love everything. That french tablecloth is lovely and provides a rich backdrop for your pretty chintz and bunny plates. The MKC pieces are stunning with the flowers you selected . I have one Flower Market vase and you are making me want other pieces.
    Pinning this lovely tablescape.

  4. Just beautiful Shannon! Not only are the sweet bunny dishes layered perfectly with your grandmother’s Rosebud Chintz, I love your layers of linens at the table. The square topper over your French tablecloth and then your RL placemats and straw mats make your table and plates pop. I have MKC Flower Market envy…so pretty! It’s a treat hop with you this week. Happy March!

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  6. Shannon, I know you miss your precious grandmother. How wonderful that you have lovely reminders of her like the beautiful Rosebud Chintz. It pairs perfectly with the cute bunny plates that you found, I know she would love how you have used it. I love the tablecloth and all the pretty linens that you have chosen. The MKC Flower Market pitcher is gorgeous filled with lovely blooms. It is always a pleasure to join you at one your stunning tables. Happy March my friend!

  7. Soo pretty! Welcome back! We missed u!

  8. So pretty, your dishes are wonderful together, and so special that they’ve been a family heirloom. Love the rabbit plates!

  9. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Your tablescape is beautiful and the bunny plates are so charming!

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  11. Good Morning Shannon,
    Thank you for welcoming us into your home for a lovely visit among your treasured pieces.
    I know your Grandmother would be very pleased.
    I too adore bunnies, so these sweet plates really resonate with me.
    Such a stunning centerpiece (pinned of course.)
    Spring Sings in your home!

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  14. Shannon, I love the way you’ve paired your MKC flower market pieces with the red hued tablecloths and floral fabrics! Abundance in the garden is magical! Those bunny plates are sooo sweet! The way you have combined so many different elements adds up to a very pleasing and professional look ❤️ I am sorry you’re experiencing upheaval in your life, as they say, life happens…hope all is back to normal soon…So glad you could join the hop today!

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  16. Your pink and green are so pretty for a Spring table. Your Grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china is gorgeous! The bunny plates are precious too. Your MacKenzie Child’s Flower Market green pitcher is really the star of the show with that gorgeous flower arrangement. Everything is so inviting. Happy Spring!

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  18. Hello Shannon, welcome back. Of course I love the MKC pitcher. You have set a perfect plate stack. The bunny plates are so cute. How pretty the French tablecloth is. Your Grandmother would be so proud to see her lovely china. Bunnies are such a pretty addition. I hope life is better for you now. Always a pleasure to hop along with you.

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  20. Shannon your table is stunning. From the table cloth to your centerpiece, everything is perfection. I so love your grandmother’s Spode and the bunny plates are joyfully singing spring. It would be wonderful to be a guest at your table.
    Wishing you a wonderful day and a beautiful spring.

  21. Oh Shannon I do love the Spode Rose Chintz plate design and the bunny plates stacked on top couldn’t be cuter! The tablecloth was a great background and I love the flowers! I have that same green pitcher and love the print!

  22. Shannon, first welcome back — you’ve been missed. But, I so get it. Life interruptus or sometimes throws us challenges along the way. I get it. Last year was difficult for me with both my dad’s passing, son’s surgery, and then losing my Scottie at Christmastime.

    It was worth the wait to see your beautiful table! I love the surprising mix of colors set on the raspberry tablecloth. And how cute are those bunny plates on top of your grandmother’s pretty Spode plates?! But, I am really crushing on the McKenzie green pattern pieces. They are fabulous.

  23. Shannon, your bunny plates are adorable and I love your color palette! We’re glad you’re back and it is a pleasure to join you on the tour today. Happy Spring!

  24. Beautiful colors, love the tablecloth. Everyone needs a break here and there. I don’t think I could keep up the unrelenting schedule of a blog! We understand this, all is well.

  25. Beautiful table Shannon!…Adorable, adorable bunny plates, but must say that I am partial to those beautiful Spode plates. I have a few of them and just love using them when I can! Happy to see you back and we all need a break to “recharge”!! Looking forward to your Spring decor!

  26. Shannon, your Spring table is just gorgeous! I love your plate stack, especially those bunny plates, Yes, I’m so ready for Spring! Happy week! Z

  27. So pretty!! Love the color of your tablecloth!! Everything just sings Spring!!

  28. Those adorable bunny plates make me smile! Your table is so pretty and I love the colors that you used. Hope you are feeling recharged from your break…we all need one sometimes! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  29. This is just gorgeous, Shannon! This color scheme is stunning, and those placemats/napkins were a great score at HG! I’m a big MacKenzie-Childs fan, too, and I love the pattern you chose.

    I’m sorry to hear that you’re having to take a break from blogging, but sometimes that is a much-needed thing. I hope you can rest up and recharge, my friend.

  30. Shannon, when I saw your leading photo, the word dreamy came to mind, and then I saw your post title – how fitting! I can’t say enough about the layering you created on this table. I am so fond of linens, and the raspberry French base is perfect with those RL napkins and placemats (have you ever seen ANY table textiles by RL that weren’t gorgeous? Me either!). Your grandmother’s chintz and the Michael’s plates are a winning combo. I’d say you definitely have your mojo back! Oh, and if you’re trying to collect MKC green flower market, shoot me an email if you’re not already aware of the FB page for MKC collectors. It’s very well moderated, and you may be able to score some deals.

  31. Shannon, all your dishes are so pretty and work beautifully together. Love the bunny plates. Your centerpiece is stunning. All the colors are like walking through a garden.

  32. This is so pretty Shannon and I love the layers you’ve created. Your grandmother’s dishes feel right at home. We all need a recharge from time to time and it’s good to have you back again.

  33. This may be my favorite table in the “hop”! I love all the colors and patterns you used.

  34. Shannon, I am so pleasantly surprised by your very lovely table. When I take my first look, I am at awe and immediately see how elegant and exquisite it is. When I begin to look at all of the pieces, I begin to realize the many patterns that are going on all together. It is amazing! They work so beautifully together to make the table so interesting but, at the same time, not drawing too much attention to any one outstanding pattern. I love the MacKenzie Childs pieces. Such a beautiful blend. Stunning!

  35. What a beautiful table! I just love those floral plates with the bunny plate on top. Gorgeous! Happy Spring to you.

  36. This table is so gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job with this! I love the tablecloth, it provides such a wonderful backdrop to your beautiful vintage pieces! I love the plates you have displayed here, all 3 are so lovely together! It was a pleasure to hop with you, happy Spring!

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  38. Shannon, your spring table is so pretty. Your combination of your tablecloth, runner, placemats, napkins and your plate stack all complement each other so well!! I especially love the chintz plates from your grandmother, they are beautiful. Happy Spring ?

  39. So gorgeous Shannon! Your grandmother certainly would be proud! ? I’m so glad you took time for yourself and hope you have a wonderful day! ?

  40. Shannon, how lovely it is that you have that beautiful china from you grandmother. For me, those dinner plates and the delicate teapot and sugar. and creamer are the stars of your table! Of course, I can’t overlook those sweet bunny plates. I love bunnies too, and there are always so many cute ones out there that I have the most difficult time deciding on which ones to buy! Thanks for sharing your pretty spring table with us on this hop!

  41. Shannon it’s a lovely table, truly. I know your grandmother would approve of those plates, they are adorable! The colors are so perfect for spring and you know I love the pitcher set. It’s always a pleasure to hop with you, Pinned. Hugs!

  42. Happy Spring, Shannon! Such a lovely table to welcome spring! I love the colors you chose, with the layers and variety of textures and patterns. It is wonderful to see you back. So glad you were able to take some time for yourself. Always great to blog hop with you!

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  44. checkeredsox

    Just beautiful Shannon. A lovely mix of spring colors. What a perfect use of your grandmother’s china! Of course I love the MKC. I hope you’re finding enough of the green Flower Market pattern.

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