Come Fly With Me…A Butterfly Tablescape

I thought I would present a Spring Table today…My inspiration came from the strands of crystal butterflies..They look so wonderful in the light…

I then remembered my daughter-in-law’s beautiful Lenox Butterfly Meadow china collection….so I asked permission to raid her china cabinet…She graciously agreed and I now present them to you…

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I used “astro turf like indoor/outdoor carpet” for the table cloth..wanted to mimic the look of grass…

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These are a set of three strands of crystal butterflies..I cut them in half to get more impact..

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The place setting…Lenox Butterfly Meadow..the napkin is in a “rice bowl” and I used the place card holder as a knife rest..

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When cutting the stands of butterflies, I made certain that I had 4 individual butterflies left to make napkin rings..Luckily, there were two holes at the top of the butterfly..I cut a piece of a wired ribbon to use as a tie and wrapped it around the napkin…when the tie came around, I tied a bow and then cinched the loops together to form a “feeler”…I did this totally by accident!!!..Nice accident!!..I use the wired portion of a lesser price ribbon to use as a covered wire..I use this procedure a lot when decorating for christmas…I tie lots of ornaments to the tree using this method…A sort of a micro pipe cleaner…

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I think you can see the butterfly’s “feelers” better in this photo

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The container is a the Large Canister of the Butterfly Meadow collection..I used silk hydrangeas and faux branches along with silk dogwood blooms on the table

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Used a combination of white and light green hydrangeas…I try to use quality silks when I can..I have a favorite store that I go and purchase quality silks at very reasonable prices (Dales Greenhouse in Sanford, NC)

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Actually, all the florals, branches, and butterflies were purchased at Dale’s Greenhouse…

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I so love this tea set…I think this is my daughter-in-law’s favorite..she loves having tea in her china tea cups

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A covered butter dish in the background…

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So practicing my photography…

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So I end this with my Granddaughter’s favorite butterfly…I wish you HAPPY SPRING!!!

THIS PARTY WILL BEGIN, THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 1:00PM, E.S.T.

….And now to the GIVEAWAY!!!

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I am giving away a beautiful monogramed tote of your choice..choices on the style of tote and monograms are
available on: Arnold’s Monogramming

Here are the rules:

1. Be a follower…

2. If you “like”, you can “like” me on Facebook..I love to be “liked”…This will give you an additional chance..

3. Leave a comment…

4. Then, pop over to Arnold’s Monogramming..”like” her on Facebook.

5. Leave a comment as to which style of tote you would like to win!..

That’s it…GOOD LUCK!

…And, thank you so much for joining my very first “linky party”..Thanks again to Barb of Grits and Glamour for
giving me the opportunity to be a part of this party!!…

Beginning Thursday, March 15th, at 1:00pm E.S.T., you can link up to the party and ends March 20th at 11p.m.

Barb of Grits and Glamour will be hosting the next party on Spring Mantelscapes…So get your creative juices flowing and spruce up your mantels for Spring and join in on the fun on Tuesday, March, 20th. Barb has a great sense of design and presents it so well with beautiful “southern style”…

Following Barb will be Michael of Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday, on March 23rd. She has the most amazing recipes and tablescapes..both truly works of art. I will be doing another “first”..my first “foodie post” for her party.

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Also joining:

A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

At The Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday

Cuisine Kathleen Let’s Dish

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursday

Ivy and Elephants What’s It Wednesday

Katherine’s Corner Blog Hop Party

Mrs. Hines Class Show and Tell

My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

No Minimalist Here Open House Party

The Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home

The Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays

The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday

Under the Table and Dreaming Sunday Showcase Party

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Comments

  1. Love your crystal butterflies and the lenox china is beautiful! I’m a new Linky & email & facebook follower, found you when I saw the Spring party over at Marty’s.

  2. Beautiful tablescape! Love the bird nests! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  3. Loooove it. (said in my nasally-allergy ridden singing voice) I love how you took a beautiful string of crystal butterflies and ran with it. And oh you clever, clever girl. What a super cute idea for a “tablecloth.” I just might have to steal that idea for my Easter buffet. Cute and cuter! The dishes are simply divine and if I were you, I would accidentally forget to return them. heehee You did wonderful. See – I told you that you were worried for naught. You always pull off amazing tablescapes. hugz

  4. Hi, I love your tablescape. The butterflies are so pretty and I can just imagine how lovely they are with the light reflecting off of them. Your dil’s china was so perfect for this theme. Love the design for Spring. The tea set is awfully sweet. I am now following
    Hugs,
    Jann

  5. I liked you on fb. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun give away.
    Hugs,
    Jann

  6. Linda Miller says:

    ♥ Luv ♥ this tablescape, especially those butterflies. They really make the china stand out. And I think the astroturf was a very clever idea for a tablecloth. Besides being perfect for spring, it would look great for a football themed buffet. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

      That piece of “turf” was originally used for a football and then a baseball tablescape…

  7. Linda Miller says:

    Oh, and I would like to win the solid colored tote!!! Just sayin’

  8. Congratulations on your first linky party! Love your spring tablescape. What a great idea to use the green outdoor carpet for your “grass.” The china pattern is just perfect for a spring table, and the butterflies are gorgeous.

  9. Fabulous Spring table, Shirley!

    Thanks so much for hosting.

  10. Nice juxtaposition…delicate china and crystal butterflies on bright green “grass”. The birds’ eggs and nests tie things together nicely You are so creative and full of surprises! Thanks for the ideas.

  11. Hi cute lady…this is my first time here and I just LOVE your darling blog! I wanted to join your linky party but am not at home to get to my photos so can’t post as I had hoped. But I will as soon as I get back. A very very sick 9 mo old grandbaby here and we’re helping out.

    I love your table. It is stunning. Last year I did two different birthday teas for two different grand daughters and thought about the astro turf but didn’t go that root. Love what you did. It does look like grass. The butterflies are so beautiful and you didn’t miss a detail.what a marvelous creative talent you have. I am going to follow you and am so looking forward to seeing more of your delightful blog.

    Best wishes,

    Nann

  12. I’m already a linky follower! Your tablescape is to die for! Great idea to use “turf” for a base. The butterflies are perfect. Thanks for the tip about the place in Sanford. I’ll have to check it out. Do I see a blogger meet-up in our future?????

  13. I like you – and I like you on facebook too! ;o)

  14. I liked Arnold’s on FB. My favorite style is the single handled style. Thanks so much for the opportunity and for hosting this fun party!

  15. Thanks for hosting such a fun party.
    i would be honoured to win such an amazing tote.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Shirley,

    I am so sorry I am late to the party! Everything looks so beautiful! I think if there were an academy awards for tablescapes….you would win hands down. I am already following you to the moon and back, so I hope that qualifies :)

    blessings,
    karianne

  17. What a beautiful and creative spring table. So happy to be joining you today. Thank you for hosting!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  18. I follow your blog and also liked you on Facebook :)

  19. I also liked Arnold’s Monogramming on Facebook. I would choose the black polka dot tote, but they’re all so cute!!!

  20. Beautiful table, it sings Spring! Love the grass! The centerpiece is fabulous!
    I don’t do FB, but I like the solid, love them both though!

    I knew there was something wrong! And here I was so excited to be the second to link up. :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  21. Shirley~ I love your suspended butterflies! Your photos are beautiful with the sunlight streaming in and they’re perfect with your DIL’s Butterfly Meadow! I have a few pieces of the Butterfly Meadow Cloud~ all white~ that I ran across at HomeGoods. I love the whimsy of your turf tabletop :) Thanks for hosting!

  22. This is gorgeous! I love your butterfly centerpiece and Lenox Butterfly Meadow china! Your table looks fabulous! Thanks for hosting!

  23. My absolute favorite pattern! I always gaze longingly at it when out shopping. What a beautiful table you set. And the AstroTurf? Nothing short of genius! I “liked” you on FB and am following via LF. I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  24. This is a lovely table, so spectacular! I love all the butterfiles. The table is so cheerful and colorful…Christine

  25. This is soooo fabulous! What a great way to “swing into Spring”. Aren’t butterflies wonderful? I love that you saved some for napkin rings.
    I was looking a a moss runner from Grandin Road and wondered if one could use astro turf successfully. I guess you answered that one. Yes you can! Great job.
    Blessings,

  26. I love everything about it Shirley!! It’s beautiful! You have such a nack for this!! :)

  27. Oh wow Shirley!! You are the master at tablescapes!! It looks stunning!! I love the astro turf.. the butterflies hanging down from the chandelier… your placement of the napkins in the rice bowl… every detail is amazing! Were can I find astro turf? Home Depot? You are giving me ideas… but for a party in July so I have a long time to go! Unless I come up with another excuse to use it sooner:D Pinning your beautiful table. Thanks for sharing!!

  28. This is weird. I saw your post yesterday. How did I not leave a comment?!?!?!! My brain was being powered by Martians, I guess, because this is really “the bomb” with a bullet!!! I love the Butterfly Meadow collection, and you did a super, super job with all the accessories!!! I especially love how you created the little feelers on the napkin butterflies! How cute! I have acrylic butterflies like that, but I haven’t used them yet. I’m not sure I can follow this! (I bought napkin rings at Hobby Lobby and the strands at Michaels last year.) You have now written the book on what to do with them!!! Great idea to use the place card holder as a knife rest, too! Well done, my friend!

  29. Katherines Corner says:

    This is so lovely. I love the butterflies. I have a real love of them. It seems every time something wonderful has happened butterflies have been present. and a giveaway too, awesome!! I just added her on facebook :-)

  30. Katherines Corner says:

    hmmm there s whole lot of love in my comment above :-) P.S. you know I am a happy follower

  31. Shirley, I love your table! The butterflies are beautiful!
    Stacy

  32. Shirley, I am so rusty, I have been away but I am a new follower and would love to see that polk-a-dotted carrier arrive at my front door. Oh I also liked you on facebook. I do love your table, hope I can uncover mine before Easter!

  33. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    :D Now this is an opulent tablescape! It is so pretty.

    I am linking from Katherine’s Corner.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

  34. I like you….and I liked you on facebook.

  35. I like the Royal blue and black dot basket with the Victor font. Great giveaway!

  36. Shirley, I’ve been away for awhile; and came back to see this awesome table!! The butterflies are just wonderful!! You have truly outdone yourself! The details are just wonderful!!

  37. This is one of the most original spring tables ever. Love the string of butterflies and the beautiful Butterfly Meadow china. I’ve seen this china and admired it. Using the placecard holders as knife rests is a clever idea and so is the turf tablecloth. Very creative! ~ sarah

  38. My goodness. Your table cover stole the show! How creative is that?! That’s such a fun idea for a Spring table setting. Love the flowers and butterfly theme you used with it too.

  39. Hi Shirley,

    This is so gorgeous; what a great job you’ve done!! I love the crystal butterfly strands. I may have to check out Dale’s Greenhouse; I prefer good quality silk florals, too. I also have the Lenox Butterfly Meadow dishes, but not nearly as many as your DIL. She has a wonderful collection.

    Thanks for sharing this and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  40. First time to stop by, and I’m your newest LinkyFollower. Your butterfly tablescape is delightful!
    I hope you’ll stop by for a visit sometime, too.

  41. How very very pretty are those and your entire table setting!

  42. Shirley , a Great Giveaway just in time for spring and summer holidays! I am your newest follower!

    I also Like you on Facebook!! Adore the solid totes with monogramming!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  43. Barbara J Pool says:

    Beautiful.You are so creative.Do you remember the Christmas tree that we decorated with plastic Easter eggs for Easter? We had so much fun andi it attracted so many stares from passerbys in the atrium.However,it irritated Paul with our seasonal displays.

    • shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

      I remember spending way too much time choosing the Christmas tree for the office…then in January decorating it with cotton balls, swabs, etc..then Valentines for February, then the eggs for Easter..and after all that, the building management made us take it down due to it being a “fire hazard”..go figure…Yes, we got lots of “double takes” when passers by saw the tree well after Christmas…Oh those were the days!!!…Miss you my friend!!

  44. I LOVE your butterfly tablescape. We both used the beautiful Lenox china. I would love to add more to what I have. Your centerpiece design is so amazing and stunning. Great idea :-)

  45. All the gorgeous butterflies and birds just take your breath away! Love the look of them trailing down from the chandelier. The china and everything is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Patti

  46. So so love this table.. It’s enchanting.. The best use of faux grass ever. The butterflies are gorgeous.. How clever to cut them apart and use them for napkin rings too. This table needs to be in a magazine some where.. absolutely gorgeous.. xo marlis

  47. You are lucky to have a DIL with such beautiful china! My sister has been looking at that pattern and I’m hoping she will buy and share! The butterflies hanging on the chandelier were a great idea. Linda

  48. Wow your beautiful butterfly table just says Welcome Spring! Love the lenox dishes and all your sweet details. The little cloche is precious and I would love to spend time at your table!
    Miss Bloomers

  49. Those crystal butterflies are beautiful…so is your table!

  50. A butterfly garden! What a creative and BEAUTIFUL idea! I am captivated by the way they flutter!
    Yvonne

  51. Karen ~ Briarside Lane says:

    A beautiful table. Love the Lenox dishes!

  52. Wow Gorgeous and so creative! The butterflies are awesome!! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday.

    Karin

  53. Beautiful table! The crystal butterflies adds and airy elegance to this lovely spring table. Thank you for sharing!

    Miss Mindy

  54. Awesome! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  55. Absolutely whimsical… I love the dish with cover… the cloché are so pretty.

    Beautiful tablescape…

    Happy TS,
    /CC from Stockholm,

  56. Those butterflies are so whimsical and fun. It’s always an honor to have the table scape queen at Show & Tell!

    Sharon

  57. Designs by gollum says:

    This is the most gorgeous tablesetting I’ve ever seen. Just looking at the photos lifts the spirit and fills the heart with joy.

  58. Hi again, Shirley!
    Thanks for linking this pretty table to Let’s Dish!
    See you Wed. at 7!

  59. Beautiful, I am going to buy the butterfly meadow set tomorrow, its on sale!!!!

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