Pink and Orange Tablescape for Spring

Welcome! If you are visiting Red Cottage Chronicles for the first time you are in for a real treat! Today kicks off a week long Spring Tablescape blog hop where more than 20 bloggers share their vision for the perfect spring table!  Several times during the year this very creative bunch feature seasonal and holiday themed tables.  Many thanks to Chole from Celebrate and Decorate for bringing us all together!

I have created a page where you can find all my tablescapes in one spot!

Awww Spring! This is the time of year when I start to imagine all the possibilities the year has to offer.  The air feels fresh with promise.  The promise of  longer, warmer days. The promise of foilage and flowers.  It’s the time when I start to think of the world in colour again! 

Pink and Orange Tablescape

And colour is the theme of my Spring tablescape this year! Oh, I had such fun creating this pink and orange tablescape for you.  Hints of blue and mint green compliment the bright orange and pink tissue paper flowers. 

Pink and Orange Tablescape

After I had finished styling my table I couldn’t help but get a craving for rainbow sherbet! 

Pink and Orange Tablescape

It has been a while since I bought anything other than flowers for my tablescapes. I headed to Homesense since they usually always have such pretty seasonal salad plates, but all the dishes they had were Easter themed.  I couldn’t resist picking up some for my Easter table, but I didn’t find any that suited my vision for this spring table.

Pink and Orange Tablescape

Next stop was Pier 1. I don’t often shop there since they are on the spendy side, but I am really glad I went in.  I picked up this beautiful set of plates that could not be more perfect! Plus I had a 20% off coupon that was about to expire and I certainly didn’t want to let that happen!!

Pink and Orange Tablescape

Aren’t they just perfect for my pink and orange tablescape! The colours are so vibrant and fun. I can imagine I will get a lot of use out of these through spring and summer!

Pink and Orange tablescape

I stacked them on top of a large plain white dinner plate and a blue scalloped edge dinner plate that are part of a set I purchased at Target a couple of years ago.  They are actually our everyday dishes.

Pink and Orange Spring Tablescape

While I didn’t find plates at Homesense, I did find these pretty blush pink hemstitched napkins.  They are the perfect shade of pink! I cut napkin rings from green card stock and tucked a peach carnation into each one. 

Pink and Orange Spring Tablescape

I made the most delicious cocktail (which I will be sharing the recipe for next Saturday!). It is light and refreshing and just perfect for spring brunch.  I served them in gold rimmed wine glasses.  Simple Ikea water glasses also adorn each place setting.

Pink and Orange tablescape

Instead of a floral centrepiece I decided to decorate a cake with florals.  Dessert, flowers and a centrepiece all in one! I used a mix of fresh and faux flowers on top. I show you how easy it is to do in this post.

Pink and orange tablescape

Pink and Orange Tablescape

Dessert plates are at the ready for the cake to be cut!

Pink and Orange Tablescape

The tissue paper flowers were a fun and easy project.  I arranged them down the centre of the table on top of a pastel turquoise table runner.  The table runner has a pattern embroidered on it, but I simply turned it over to expose the plain underside.

pink and orange tablescape

Pink and Orange tablescape

I used some faux greens and hydrangea blooms to accent the pink and orange flowers.

Pink and Orange tablescape

There is just something about this pink and orange tablescape that makes me happy! I can’t imagine anyone coming away from the table without a smile on their face! 

pink and orange tablescape

Add some good food, great company and you have the perfect recipe for a lively spring get-together! 

pink and orange tablescape

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pink and orange tablescape

I am delighted to be joining my best tablescape blogging friends on this week-long blog hop! All the Monday participants are live today, and be sure to Pin this post and check back as new links go live each and every day this week!  You will find links to all the participants below!

Oh, and I would be honored to have you subscribe to Red Cottage Chronicles! You won’t want to miss the upcoming floral cake centrepiece tutorial, the yummy spring cocktail recipe, or the how-to for the tissue paper flowers, all coming up in the days to come!

Until next time….

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  1. Maureen, all this color makes me very happy! I love pink and orange together, in the garden and in fashion, as it suits my coloring well. The dishes, the paper flowers, that CAKE! Oh my, it’s gorgeous.

  2. Your absolutely right, this table makes me smile!!Your bright color combinations and whimsical plates are a delight. Your tissue paper flowers and cake make a great centerpiece! What a fun, bright table!!

  3. I am so inspired by your Spring tablescape. Your table is exactly what I need to get out of a winter slump here in bitterly cold Wisconsin. It warmed my soul. I immediately felt like I was in a warmer and happier location since your table has a bit of the tropics feel too. Your salad plates won my heart, especially of the colorful sitting duck. The large flowers throughout the table and as a cake topper is bold and so cheerful. The colors are perfect for making anyone feel energized and merry.

    1. Thanks so much Marsha! Is that duck not the cutest?! He is what sold me on the plates! I was so glad to hear the weather report say that this will be our last week of cold and snow before spring starts to emerge next week!! Usually winter can drag into April!!

  4. I enjoyed your spring tablescape. Those dishes really captured my eyes with their vibrant colors and designs. The blue dishes were a perfect backdrop to them. The flowers are so pretty on the table but that cake is a real wow factor! The florals on top of the cake look amazing- what a great idea!

  5. Oh Maureen, your table is lovely. I can relate to the pricey side to the beautiful things you can find at Pier One, but sometimes they just really get to me! I hadn’t seen the plates you selected, and I love how you have used them! The explosion of colors on the plates is fantastic! The idea to add the beautiful tissue paper flowers was just perfect! I like the blue dinner plates, too! I have started collecting basic colored dinner plates that will pair with a number of different patterned salad plates. Thank you for once again sharing your tablestyling talents with another hop!

  6. What fun it is to blog hop with you Maureen as you always come up with something so unique. I adore your orange and pick because it is the unexpected. The paper flowers are perfect combined with the gorgeous salad plates. The pink carnation tucked into the napkin stole my heart. another pretty tablescape.

  7. I love your table! The vibrant orange and pink colors work so perfectly together! The plates are adorable and are very whimsical…perfect for spring! I love Pier 1 and I too usually wait until they have a sale and I have a coupon before I will make a purchase. 🙂 I’m excited to be a part of this blog tour! Have a great day! Hugs!

  8. Wow! I really love those plates, they are so whimsical! The color combination is so invigorating and perfect for this time of the year. Have a nice day.

  9. Oh this table makes me happy Maureen! I love love pink and orange, and those plates, I am crazy about those!!!! Love the paper flowers and the bouquet on your cake! You have brightened my day and made it feel like Spring even though it’s 30 degrees right now!

  10. Maureen, I was just in Pier 1 yesterday looking for some stemware (no luck) for this tablescape hop. How did I miss those fabulous plates?! They are just fabulous and look fantastic with your centerpiece.

  11. An edible centerpiece is always a pleasure and yours is delightful! The colorful paper flowers are so pretty on this table as are your playful dishes. Here’s hoping for an early spring and it’s a pleasure to blog hop with you again.

  12. Your colorful dishes remind me of children’s book illustrations by Eric Carle! (“The Hungry Caterpillar”) Everything is so bright and festive! Happy to be joining you in the Spring Tablescape Hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. Maureen, those are the cutest plates. I would not have walked away from them either. How fun for spring and summer. Love pink and orange details! Happy Monday!

  14. Maureen, the colors in your tablescape are so bright and happy! Like the others, it brought a smile to my face. I’d love to try of glass of your cocktail…it looks so refreshing. The plates are so cute and the perfect inspiration for this table. I adore your tissue paper flowers. I’ll have to stop back for the tutorial!

  15. Maureen, I do like your vibrant colors and fun tablescape. It is so cheerful!
    Yes, I am smiling.
    Great creativity and DIY tissue flowers.
    That cake is so pretty but the adorable plates are the pièce de rèsistance.

  16. Wow, this is just so beautiful! So colorful, and I LOVE the plates! They are just perfect. So thankful to visit with you today! Many blessings to you!

  17. Maureen, pink and orange are a favorite color combo of mine! I do love the new spring plates from Pier 1, they are a perfect addition and look wonderful on your springtime table. The cake is definitely a showstopper centerpiece, and I am sure it is as good as it looks. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  18. Love those whimsical and colorful plates. Your entire tablescape is fun and engaging and so unique!

  19. I love all the bright and vibrant colors you used, Maureen! The pictures just make me smile. All of your details are just perfect…the tissue paper flowers, the carnations, and that cake! Beautiful!

  20. Maureen, your plates from Pier ! So gorgeous, so colorful and you will be able to use them with so many other colors. Love the bright flowers and your cocktail adds to your bright color scheme. Oh, and athe cake how pretty and I bet delicious. Happy spring on its way at your table.

  21. This is such a beautiful and happy table! I adore pink and orange together. It just makes me smile! It has been so much fun being on the hop with you! Happy spring!!!

  22. Maureen I love the bright colors you used for your fun tablescape! Over the last few years I have been drawn to oranges for spring even though in the past I only thought of it as a fall color. Now I realize that orange is part of spring too, especially with carrots and orange tulips.

    The plates you have used are just adorable!

    So happy to hop with you. Have a great spring!

  23. Maureen those cute plates make me smile. Love the whimsiness of them. Colorful flowers to brighten the table is lovely. The cake looks amazing. Tryly a pretty table to welcome spring. Sorry I am here so late. I am fighting pneumonia.

  24. Maureen, I cannot tell you enough how obsessed I am with the gorgeous plates you found! They are colorful and quirky and completely make me smile! The cake with the flowers is stunning! I always look forward to hopping with you!