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Spring Table Decorations and Tabletop Arrangements by Designer Lillian Pikus

Your dreams of a swish spring time soiree will soon become a reality as the weather grows warmer and the styles get hotter! I’ve hand-picked these fresh, fabulous table decorations – the latest and greatest from Crate & Barrel. The colors are cool, and the motifs are fun, and these Essential Eight are all you need to decorate for a small party arrangement or for yourself: tabletop linens, napkin rings, flower vase, candles, plates, tea set, and a centerpiece to steal the show. Individually or together, they will look great and create a beautiful, playful, inviting ambiance. Celebrate the season with these table decoration ideas for spring.

The Essential Eight:
1 – Tessie Tablecloth & Napkins
A bouquet of color and fresh spring style, the Tessie Tablecloth and Napkins from Crate & Barrel is sure to inspire your string-time tabletop decorations. This floral motif features vivid red, yellow, blue, purple and green blooms on crisp white 100-per-cent cotton. These fabulous linens retail for $3.95 to $59.95 at Crate & Barrel.
2 – Blossom Plates
A perfect complement to the Tessie Tablecloth, or a wonderful statement on a crisp, white table linen, the Blossom Plates from Crate & Barrel is a set of four plates featuring watercolor-inspired narcissus, viola, hydrangea and tulip, slightly off center on these 6.75-inch, broad-rimmed, white china. Buy the set of four Blossom Plates for $29.95 at Crate & Barrel.
3 – Flower Beaded Napkin Rings
There’s nothing like a little stylish sparkle to welcome the spring season. These handcrafted Flower Beaded Napkin Rings feature decorative looped “petals” with glass beads presented atop a matching beaded metal ring. This fabulous tabletop accessory comes in Pearly purple, aqua, silver or green, and they look great as a set, or mixed and matched. The Flower Beaded Napkin Rings retail for $2.95 each at Crate & Barrel.
4 – Evelyn Vase
No spring tabletop is complete without a fabulous floral arrangement, and the Evelyn Vase makes the perfect presentation. Your long-stemmed tulips and daffodils simple fall into place in the freeform curves of this vase, which is hand-blown in vibrant turquoise cased glass. Pick up this one-of-a-kind piece for $39.95 at Crate & Barrel.
5 – Wine and Dine Plates
If you wine before you dine, the Wine and Dine Plates are the ideal solution to the wobbly-glass dilemma. Your dinner guests can sip and snack to their heart’s content with these handy, one-hand wine-and-cheese plates. Made of maple wood, the plate holds your nibbles while conveniently cradling your wine glass. The Wine and Dine Plate retails for $8.95 at Crate & Barrel.
6 – Flora Tea for One
A sweet cup of tea is all the sweeter when served in this precious Flora Tea for One server. A spring-inspired hand-painted floral design adorns the tea cup, and petite pot and lid. The 12-oz. tea pot and matching cup are made of porcelain – dainty and delicate – but also durable, dishwasher- and microwave-safe too. The Flora Tea for One is priced at $14.95 at Crate & Barrel.
7 – Glimmer Candles
The Glimmer Candles from Crate & Barrel feature the hottest color of the spring season – aqua. These bright, bold candles make a stylish centerpiece in groups of three or more, or work as a wonderful accent individually. Made of paraffin, these whimsical candles feature a fabulous pearlized three-step finish. The candles measure 3 by 4 inches, (40 hours), 3 by 6 inches, (60 hours), and 4 by 6 inches, delivering 40, 60 and 100 hours of burn time respectively, ensuring your tabletop is aglow until the party’s over. The Glimmer Candles range from $6.95 to $14.95 at Crate & Barrel.
8 – Ruffled Pedestals from Crate and Barrel
“Spring” into style with these elegant Ruffled Pedestals. Your table decoration will be the picture of perfection with the soft, pretty look of these raised glossy-white earthenware serving dishes featuring double-ruffled rims perched on simple, sleek, curved pedestals. The large pedestal measures 10 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high and retails for $19.95. The small pedestal boasts an 8-inch diameter and is 4 inches high, at $16.95. Ideal for desserts, these pieces also make a unique, fresh presentation for flowers. Buy them at Crate & Barrel.


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