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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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