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A Simple Spring Idea for My French Dining Room

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Today I’m finally sharing with you a first look at some of the updates I’ve done to our home in the past year, starting with the dining room.  Here is a look at a simple Spring dining room idea that anyone can do!

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I wanted to create a simple spring table idea and this year, I decided my color du jour would be purple.  I don’t usually decorate for spring with typical Easter items, like bunnies and eggs, because they can’t really be used year-round and I prefer to own things that I can use any time of the year (Christmas and Halloween excluded, of course, because those are my kids’ favorite holidays).

Tidbits&Twine French Dining Room Spring Decor with numbered RH chairs ironstone and crystal

I created a flower arrangement in purple, green, and white using stock, hydrangeas, and roses.  One main arrangement sits in a pitcher in the center of the table, with some ironstone sugar pots holding smaller arrangements.  And note that a bread board isn’t just for the kitchen!  It can also serve as a great base (or anchor) for a centerpiece, especially when you want to break up the look of white on white.

Purple white and green flower centerpiece on a bread board with limes

Don’t underestimate grocery store flowers, as they are often as nice as those found at a florist, but at a fraction of the price!   To get some tips on making the most of store-bought flowers, check out {this post}.

Hydrangea roses and stock flower centerpiece in french dining room

I used my everyday plates {from Target} and because they’re white, they coordinate with everything, no matter what color scheme I decide to use {just one of the reasons I have an affinity for white dishes}.  I had my heart set on using purple flowers in the centerpiece, but didn’t own any other purple items, so the one thing I bought for this tablescape was a set of these cute checked napkins to tie the look together.  {You can find them on Amazon HERE}

Spring place setting with purple and white checkered napkins and vintage flatware

I tied the flatware together with some twine, just to do something a little different than a typical place setting.

Vintage flatware bundle with purple and white checkered napkin place setting

For no real reason other than to add a little green to the table to balance out the purple, I stacked some limes in another ironstone pot.  I tend to like using natural elements, like fruits, nuts, pinecones, or flowers as “filler” along the table because they help to add dimension and texture and lessen the rigid formality of centerpieces.  Adding these unexpected items is a great way to create a unique look for your table!

Limes in an ironstone pot with purple flowers for dining room centerpiece

Some of your might notice that this room has undergone some changes since I last photographed it (although that hutch has yet to be painted!).  Stay tuned to find out exactly what changes have been made, along with a source list.

spring tablescape in french dining room with numbered chairs and crystal chandelier

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Tidbits&Twine spring french dining room with purple green and white flowers

I hope you enjoyed the Spring dining room tour and can use some of these ideas in your own homes!

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21 Comments

  1. Pam Ballard says:

    I have a couple chairs that I would do the same thing. Love the numbers. Thanks for the chance.

  2. I love stock….it’s scent makes it my most favorite flower. And though not a huge fan of purple, I love how you mixed and balanced it with white and green! Thank you for the inspiration !!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kristine,

      I agree! Stock smells so wonderful! I don’t usually use purple either, but these flowers were just too pretty to pass up. :) Kim

  3. Kim! Such gorgeousness! I love it. I especially love the contrast of the silver salt and pepper shakers with the wood cutting board and the white pitcher. You’re always giving me great ideas!!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Sharon,

      I’m so glad you were able to get some ideas for this post! Thank you so much for your kind comments! -Kim

  4. Mary Nell says:

    Your room is absolutely stunning! I love it! Please come do mine! ha ha!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Lol! Thank you!

  5. Love the table setting, the purple,green and white flowers are beautiful.
    Pat

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Pat!

  6. What a lovely table. I’m doing my daughters table for Easter but can’t use your colors. Darn! Was thinking of a low flat basket with herbs that can later be replanted. So, I guess, green and white is what it will be.
    Love all of your ideas!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Annette,

      Did you end up going with the flat basket with herbs? What a clever idea to use something that can be planted afterwards. I hope you had a nice Easter! :) Kim

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Karen! *hugs* Kim

  7. What a bright and inviting table. Purple is my favorite color. Just delightful!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Leslie!

  8. Kim, I could make an entire list of things I love about your Easter table, but it would take forever. I am so happy abo0ut your use of purple! So many of us shy away from purple, I think because we don’t know how to use it. Your centerpiece and napkins are so fresh and perfectly “Easter”! Wow! I would NEVER thought to use limes, but that pop of bright green fruit makes your table come alive! BEAUTIFUL…every detail!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Judy,

      Thank you so much for your comments! I don’t tend to use purple very often, but tablescapes don’t really need to coordinate with the rest of the home so for me, it was a good excuse to bring in such a fun, Spring color. The limes were just whimsical, mostly for color, but I agree they do make everything pop! I try to buy most things for my tables at the grocery store, from flowers to nuts, apples, or even limes. :) Thank you again! -Kim

  9. moosehollowfarm says:

    Kim, what a lovely table setting. I think one of your silverware pieces matches my everyday silver-plate. Original Rogers . Your china cabinet also reminds my mother’s set. I so miss having a dining room.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Really?! I picked up some mis-matched flatware from Elsie Green House & Home so I never knew what the styles were. I’ll look it up, though! :) Kim

  10. Kim, I’m just so delighted that you are back! I checked on line for you periodically and sent prayers your way that all was well! And now I’m so happy that things are becoming better for you and your hubby. My sympathy on the loss of your Dad! Just so very excited to get your posts again because you are definitely one of my favorite bloggers!!! Beautiful dining room table!

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Jane!

      Thank you so much for your note. I’m glad to be back, although getting into the rhythm is a bit hard, so my apologies for the delayed response. Thank you again! :) Kim

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