A Touch of Spring in the Dining Room

A touch of Spring in the dining room was on the agenda as my

first Spring project this year.

I had done a moss project this past summer and created another one

 that coordinated well with the items on the dining room table.

Spring Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

Last summer I covered a flameless candle with moss for some interesting texture.

You obviously do not want to use a regular candle due to the flammability of the moss.

Moss Covered Candle on Pottery Barn Bunny Dessert Plate - Housepitality Designs

A bunny dessert plate by Pottery Barn is a great way to display the candle.

Truly adds a sense of whimsy.

Moss Covered Candle on Pottery Barn Bunny Dessert Plate - Housepitality Designs

I have used this bunny dessert in many ways other than dessert.

The centerpiece vignette actually began with my Franciscan/Johnson Brothers salad plates.

The carrot plate has always been my favorite.

Franciscan Spring Vegetable Plates - Housepitality Designs

A pepper shaker is placed on the dish for a little embellishment.

Rather than a typical runner, I layered three napkins

in a diamond pattern in the middle of the table.

Spring Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

The mate of the salt shaker rests on the other plates,

with another one of my favorites, the radishes design.

Salt Shaker - Housepitality Designs

As I previously stated, I covered another item in moss for the table,

this is a  peek of the back side of it.

Spring Place Setting - Housepitality Designs

I covered something with moss to contain these:

Moss Covered Candle - Housepitality Designs

When I placed the tulips in a crystal vase,

it seemed like something just wasn’t right.

I looked over at the covered candles and had the epiphany.

Cover it with moss!

Moss Covered Vase - Housepitality Designs

I had a bag of regular moss on hand,

and hot glued it to an inexpensive glass vase.

I would recommend that you use sheet moss as it is mush easier to apply.

Moss covered vase - Housepitality Designs

A raffia bow is added for additional color and texture.

Moss Covered Vase - Housepitality Designs

I am happy with  my very first Spring centerpiece/vignette

in the dining room.

Spring Centerpiece - Housepitality Designs

 It evolved gaining inspiration

from items that I gathered from my stash.

Mossy Spring Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

Well, other than the $4.99 bunch of pretty tulips from Trader Joe’s.

Can’t get any better than beautiful tulips and moss!


Today I’m joining in with some very talented design bloggers to bring you some ideas to jump start your spring style! Please visit them all for lots of beauty and inspiration.

Have a most beautiful day!

I am joining:

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  1. I love the ideas with the moss, especially the vase Shirley! I just started playing around with moss myself lately and its lovely.

  2. I love the moss wrapped candles on this pretty spring table. That is the cutest bunny plate. Great color in those tulips. I just wish they lasted longer. My Trader Joe’s bunch is looking a little sad.
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  3. I love the idea of moss used in wrapping and you used it in just the right amount! Prettiest tulips too!
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  4. What a fantastic idea to wrap the vase and the candles in moss, Shirley! It lends so much texture to your table, and I’m really digging those salt and pepper shakers, too! (You know I’d like those!)
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  5. Oooh, love your choices! And moss makes that candle look wonderful, I’m gonna try that~ I have the cutest set of salt/pepper shakers that are bunnies. The man is a very country gentleman (pepper)and the lady bunny has a cute bonnet and long dress with apron. I bought them years ago at a drug store, of all places! They had a lovely selection of gifts, and I usually ended up buying something every time I got a prescription filled! LOL!

  6. Oh, my that moss covered vase is just perfect! You know I have a “thing” for moss, it just adds the perfect natural element to any season. Hubby says if he didn’t stand still, I would throw some moss on him too! Your table is beautiful! I am so ready for the renewal that Spring brings.
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  7. What a cute spring time table vignette!!!!! Love those little plates….. and the moss covered vase is so clever and beautiful too!!!!!!
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  8. Shirley, I love all the charm and whimsy of your bunnies and carrots and glassware on your Spring table! And the moss is so clever. It all looks beautiful and inviting!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
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  9. What a pretty and moss covered table vignette, Shirley! I love that you covered a candle with moss! What a darling idea! I will try that! Gorgeous… just like you my friend!
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  10. Beautiful! Love the idea of covering a vase with the moss! LOVE those plates and S and P. The color of your tulips is my favorite too. I also saw a peek of some green glasses, I think:) We are all SO ready for Spring. You have the magic touch my friend!!
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  11. Gorgeous. Love the moss and those tulips are so pretty.
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  12. So pretty, Shirley! I have always loved the bunny dessert from Pottery Barn! The moss covered items really add that touch of Spring!

  13. You are one very talented lady Miss Shirley! I love your idea of napkins for a Tablerunner and moss around the base! And of course, color! I love your use of color! Sheila
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  14. So Fresh and colorful!

  15. Looks great! Cute idea with the moss!

  16. Shirley, a beautiful spring table! Covering the frameless candles and the vase with sheet moss is a great idea for spring and Easter, gives great texture! The salad plates are the perfect addition!
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  17. Hi Shirley, your table setting is just lovely. I especially love those plates and that adorable flatware holder in the shape of carrots. Too cute.

    You’ve incorporated so many fun elements and you’ve brought them all together in a beautiful way.

    Between this and the 60-degree temperature today… I’m definitely in the mood for Spring.
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  18. Oh I love your use of moss to cover and inexpensive vase…just beautiful….now I want to give it a try 🙂 thanks for the great idea…
    Your table setting is just beautiful…

    Wishing you a great day~

  19. Your Spring vignette came out beautifully! I love all the colors of your dinnerware specially the salt shakers. They are so sweet! The little bunny dessert dish is adorable too. And you had a great idea covering the candle and the vase with moss! I love how the color of the tulips compliments the colors of the dinnerware too. Everything looks great together! Have a wonderful week!
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  20. i never thought to wrap sheets of moss around a vase. Love that idea. I love those carrot plates. always so pretty.

  21. Love the moss covered items, Shirley! And the Easter salad plates are gorgeous!!! Love it all Ms. Shirley:)
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  22. LOVE the moss covered pieces Shirley! So brilliant and perfect for spring! There is something about carrots, radishes and bunnies that is irresistible to me!
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  23. What a sweet table! Love the moss covered pieces especially the one with the tulips. The dishes and that cute carrot pitcher are adorable. Great inspiration!
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  24. Beautiful springy, Easter vignette! I have a similar white bunny pedestal dish, and I may very well have to borrow your moss candle idea! Love it! The moss covered “vase” is very pretty, too! Hope you are doing well! 🙂 ~Rhonda
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  25. Beautiful springy, Easter vignette! I have a similar white bunny pedestal dish, and I may very well have to borrow your moss candle idea! Love it! The moss covered “vase” is very pretty, too! Hope you are doing well! 🙂 ~Rhonda
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  26. Love those plates, Shirley, and that little bunch of carrots creamer! Your Spring table vignette has me thinking I really need to get up to the attic and get some of my Spring décor down.
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  27. Love all the moss touches. I think moss is a great texture for spring and I am realizing I need to get some moss inside my house. So pretty. Happy Spring!
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  28. Fabulous and garden fresh table setting!! Love the combo of moss with tulips, Shirley. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas 🙂
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  29. Oh, how beautiful every charming detail is, fabulous!
    Please join us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday, we would love to have you!
    Thank you,

  30. Adore the little miniature trinkets… I also like the grass covered vase… Very clever…
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