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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