Welcoming Spring In Our Home & Special Tablescape Ideas

Hey friends, are you ready for Spring yet?…This girl is big time. We’ve had so much rain we better have a lush green yard this summer!! Transitioning to spring before it feels like spring can be a challenge. It almost seems too early to put flowers out when it’s still cold and grey outside. For me, the best way to start transforming into the new season is with soft shades of faux greenery & flowers . Come on in and take a look at my early touches of Spring….

Great room

These fun eggs are so easy to make. I just took plain plastic eggs from the Dollar Store. Cut strips of newspaper ( I happened to have some French paper I brought back from Paris a few years ago to use for projects) Then apply strips around the egg using Modge Podge (a type of glue found in craft stores) once the eggs are covered and dry, I used an antiquing stamp pad to sponge on top just to give them a more vintage, aged look.
For the mantle, I layered neutral textures and some soft sprigs of greenery. To add a bit of whimsey, I hung ball jars from cup hooks underneath and filled with pretty white flowers.



Adding a touch of spring flowers is all a bright sunny kitchen needs for Spring decor. Simple & fresh, just how I like my kitchen!

Dining room/ tablescapes

If you’ve followed me for a while or over on Instagram, you’ll know I love to do fun tablescapes. I feel like this is a space that you can really use your imagination and do unique things, without having to commit to it for an extended period of time. Plus, I love to make my family & guests feel special when they come to dine at my home


For this look, I used some pretty blue plates but used neutral items to anchor the color, then tied it all together with some beautiful faux hydrangea. One of the keys to having fun with a table is by layering your place mats, chargers and dishes. This creates more texture and visual interest. For more table scape ideas, you can visit these posts
How to make a pretty table setting mixing prints & patterns
How to make a pretty table setting mixing prints & patterns
To add another Spring element, I nestled these fun folded napkins in another shade of blue to pick up more color from the flowers into a sweet little boxwood wreath.


In keeping with the blue tones, I added more texture with lots of neutral items. Burlap is wonderful to work with because it is inexpensive and makes a great filler and texture with almost anything. It also lends to the farmhouse feel and dresses a table down just a bit. THe runner is just a narrow piece of burlap ruffled down the center. Then I layered 2 different chargers but both burlap.
I used shredded paper on the candle holders to give a nest effect for the candles to sit on (just keep your eye on them when lit-it could be a fire danger!)  I used the bowls like little nests as well and placed a vintage book page, colorful napkin and a sweet faux tulip. Again, what made this table so fun is the beautifully folded napkins.  See below for a tutorial on how I folded them. It’s super fun and easy. A great project for your kids to help with !

Rose Napkin Fold


#1 fold napkin into a triangle


#2 flip napkin then roll up starting with the long side


#3 start rolling the rolled up napkin tightly half way down (there will be part of the triangle left to open up as the “leaves”


#4 tuck the end into the rolled up side


#5 pull open the end that is


#6 the triangle part that is not rolled up serves as the “leaves” of the flower. Just open them up to stabilize the flower


Here is the finished look.

You can also find or make really fun napkin rings. I purchased these from Pottery Barn several years ago, but I think they would be pretty simple to make. I have a close up below to help you better see them. Some other ideas would be to tie a little piece of fern or greenery around the napkin with a piece of jute.


Nothing says spring more than a garden. So I started with a basic layout and then you’ll see and you scroll down some different versions using the same place settings
Here is a basic set up with a creme macrame runner and layered neutral plate. Then just add a fun, festive spring or easter plate to add a special touch.. Then from there you can do several options as a centerpiece.
In this setting, I just used some chippy corbels, a faux plant in a zinc pot and some pretty bird nests. Very simple, but sweet and calm.
If you don’t have corbels, you can stack cake plates of any style, add a bird nest to the top and surround the lower level with various sizes and colors of eggs. I love the soft neutral colors of these eggs.
Then for this style, I swapped out the macrame runner for a moss runner and then scattered white eggs randomly on the runner. I took the top cake plate off and added these sweet moss bunnies. Then to tie in more garden variety, I placed these cute buckets (from the Target dollar spot-Is that spot not the best?!) Then, just take some faux grass(purchased at Hobby Lobby) inside and pop in your favorite color easter egg.. You could also write your guest’s name on each egg to personalize each place setting. Or use a real plant in the bucket and let that be a take home gift for your guests.


Ok, I don’t know about you but when I think of Easter candy, I think of chocolate bunnies!  FOr this set up, I kept the burlap table runner, added some soft greener and white easter eggs. I topped 2 cake stands with nests nestled in shredded paper. The place settings were very layered and neutral. I then just used a vintage book page a faux tulip as another texture to tell a “story”. I then placed a bird nest on a stand(also from Pottery Barn several years ago) in a mini wreath and added some sweet little eggs. But, the highlight of the table are the resin (yes they are fake!) chocolate easter bunnies. If you can’t find the fake ones, of course really ones would work perfectly & serve as a fun take home gift for your guests.


Because I have such a neutral color pallet and love using black in my decor, I used my every day place setting then placed the buckets of grass on the napkin to give it the Easter touch. FOr the centerpiece, I used my simple black scale and decorated it with the nest stands and greenery. Pops of green always make black & white look so fresh.



Dinner Plates

Table Decor

Well my friends, that concludes the Easter/Spring tour and I really hope you found some inspiration for your own home. I always love hearing from you and what tricks or ideasyou used for your own home, so please feel free to comment or share… Pin away!
If you’re not following me on Instagram, hopefully you’ll “hop” (like how it used that lol?!) on over and follow me. I share lots of stories when I’m working on a project, so it’s another good place to get ideas.
Wishing you all a wonderful spring and stay tuned as I’ll be posting our spring projects on the lineup!

Happy Decorating

March 12, 2018

  1. Patti says:

    Love every single detail you’ve added to all of your beautiful tablescapes! So much inspiration in one post! Wow, you’re so creative and talented. 🌿🐇🍽🍃

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Patti
      Thank you so much you are so sweet. I’m so glad you liked them and got some inspiration. Thank you so much for visiting and I love getting comments & feedback so come back again 🙂

  2. Such beautiful table settings! I’m really loving the burlap chargers!

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Cheryl,
      Thank you so much. I use those chargers for so many table settings. They are so versatile for any table.
      I really appreciate you stopping by.

  3. Tammie Price says:

    Oh my goodness! I love it all, but that chocolate bunny table scape is ah- mazing!! Such a cute idea and absolutely gorgeous!!!

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Tammie,
      Thanks for stopping by. I love those little bunnies too, they are so fun. I appreciate the kind compliments!

  4. Kristin says:

    Deborah, Your tablescapes are absolutely amazing!! I love every detail and can’t choose a favorite!! I love the flower folded napkins in the boxwood wreath! I also love the paper eggs in the wooden bowl and the flower jars hanging from your mantel! All so pretty! Happy Easter!

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Kristin,
      Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked the tablescapes! I so appreciate your feedback (and your friendship) Hope you had a wonderful Easter….

  5. Kostas says:

    Newspaper covered eggs and rabbits really make this decoration complete! Do you also make a small design for kids’ tables and chairs, or their dinner area?

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Thank you. Yes that would be fun for a kids party as well.
      Thanks for following along

  6. Deanna says:

    Just stumbled across your blog and I’m blown away by your creativity. Such gorgeous table scapes.! I don’t have the burlap/country style in my house but could easily change out those touches for more traditional pieces. I enjoyed everything you created. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Deanna,

      Glad you enjoyed the post and the ideas I share. Thanks so much for following along, I appreciate it so much.


  7. Kat Vanderveen says:

    Oh my word It’s ALL gorgeous! Just what I have been searching for to “Spring Spruce” my kitchen
    Thank you for sharing

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Kat,

      So glad you were inspired that’s awesome. Thanks for following along, I really appreciate it.
      Happy Spring!


  8. Rachel says:

    Everything is beautiful! Where are the plates with the little balls around the edges from? I am in love and want to get some!

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Unfortunately they are old and the company that makes them is no longer in business. I do have some similar linked. Pottery Barn and Pier 1 imports sell similar ones.

      Thanks for following

  9. Vicki Little says:

    These are all gorgeous!! I love them. I have to ask, where did you find the adorable bunny plates?

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Vicki,

      Thank you so much…Both bunny plate styles are from Pier 1 Imports last spring. They do have some similar styles this year.

      Thanks for your feedback and following along!

      Best regards,
      Deborah xoxo

  10. Debbie says:

    I love your table settings! Where can I purchase the white beaded edge dinner plates?

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Debbie,

      Thank you for the kind feedback I really appreciate it. The dinner plates are from Hobby Lobby about a year or so ago. Unfortunately I don’t have a better source for you. Here is a style I really like that is similar.

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      Hope this helps and so glad you are here!


  11. Debbi says:

    Thank you so much for your table scape ideas. I have Sunday dinner at my house and get so tired of the same thing each week of the season. You have showed me how little changes with the same basics freshen my table scapes with out becoming boring and mundain. Perfect.

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Debbi,

      I’m so happy your were inspired. Thanks for your feedback I’m so glad you are here and hope you come back often..

      xoxo Deborah

  12. Rose Taylor says:

    Hello , I think I submitted my question on the wrong form – sorry . Just wanting to know where you purchased all your pretty birds nests please ? Your home is absolutely beautiful ! I too cannot wait for spring and coming across your site while surfing Pinterest over my morning coffee was just the boost I needed today . Thank you. Kindest regards , Rose Taylor

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Rose,

      I find most of them at craft stores. I saw several at Hobby Lobby in the dried floral department.I hope that helps and you can find some.
      Thanks for following along.

      xoxo Deborah

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  14. Sarahcak says:

    Whether you believe in God or not, read this message!!

    All throughout time, we can see how we have been carefully conditioned coming to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that Jesus foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?

    In Revelation 13:16-18, we will read,

    “He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles–Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why so? Revelation 13:17 says that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!

    These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, or one–not one OR the other!

    This is where it comes together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. This is information from someone named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip:

    “Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, criminal record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”

    Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:

    “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).

    You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: https://2RUTH.ORG

    The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'”

    Great hope is in our midst, and is coming in a mighty way–the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world where we will see the most souls come to Him of all tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples (Rev. 7:9-10); for we have this promise in God’s Word in the midst of these dark times:

    “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (not literal–rather a spiritual label for time spent in eternity); and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while (when the Antichrist and false prophet will rise up and God will test the world).” (Revelation 20:1-3)

    “The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)”

    Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still in the public scene?

    So what’s in the name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.

    Jesus states in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”

    The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)

    In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:

    “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”

    In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)

    In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”

    When Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He saw Satan fall as lightning from heaven, if this were to be stated by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, and I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.

    The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) it would be “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the false god of Islam), we get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so!

    Obama’s campaign logo when he ran as President of the US in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.

    “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)

    Why have the words of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close (the Quran about 110 languages)? Because the same Spirit of God (YHVH) who created all people likewise transcends all people; therefore the power of His Word is not limited by people; while all other religions are man-made, therefore they tend to primarily stay within their own culture. The same God who speaks to all people through His creation of the heavens and earth that draws all people around the world likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.

    Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?

    Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has written in our hearts, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.

    We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.

    The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood with His last word’s on the cross crying out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), where God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death; now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man walking in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.

    Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God in John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.

    Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Jesus says,

    “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)

    “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8)

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