There is nothing like the color green to remind us of growth and liveliness~ which makes it a perfect color to add to your home or party! Especially in the middle of February when we are all ready to see the green pops and shoots coming from the trees and the ground. What I especially love about using green on table settings and around our home is that green works really well throughout the year~ it is versatile in all of the seasons. I wanted to share some of my favorite finds that you can enjoy too!

green tablecloth with coffee in white cup and saucer and green plant

Shown above is a green tablecloth that I use so often and year-round.  I originally bought it for this table scape for a wonderful charity fundraising event. It is by Amanda Lindroth.  Lindroth Designs creates with an aesthetic that can feel casual and breezy or a little fancier. I bought my tablecloth and napkins last year~ and it looks like this year’s version of this print may be a lighter green. Here it is below~ such a pretty tablecloth in either color. And, if you prefer blue or coral~ it comes in those colors, too!

green block print napkin on white plate

 

If you prefer a more subtle, mint green~ see this tablecloth in mint green and edged in light pink. It’s a beautiful combination- plus the hemline is so pretty!

mint green tablecloth with pink edges and ruffle hem

As you look toward spring, add something special to your table through glassware. It’s amazing how quickly your table will feel upgraded with a different set of glasses to enjoy.  Here are a few of my favorites… Forest Green Stemware from Estelle Colored Glass.

green wine or water glass stemware group of 6

Another shade of green you may enjoy is softer~ it is a mint green glass from Estelle Colored Glass

mint green estelle colored glass stemware wine glass set

 

This set of different colors adds color and interest to your table~ and can be used for so many occasions. It is also easy to know which glass belongs to which person! These glasses are available at Parker Kennedy Living

wine glasses with different colored pastel rims

Another drink idea is to begin a collection of Julep Cups~ spring always makes me think of the Kentucky Derby and mint juleps. Begin a collection of matching julep cups or collect a variety of them to mix and match. A silver mint julep cup is the epitome of grace in a cup! 🙂 I really like this etched Mint Julep Cup from The Enchanted Home.

etched mint julep cups in two sizes

 

I love any chance to put a bow on it~ and these bow rattan napkin rings trimmed in green might be the cutest rattan napkin rings I’ve seen!  These are perfect for spring and can be used in the fall and during Christmas.

rattan bow napkin ring trimmed in green

And this placemat is such a beautiful design with touches of green- I would use this throughout the spring and summer!

woven plam placemat in green loops

 

For a really feminine look with florals, try this~

square scalloped placemat with pink flowers and green leaves

 

This square placemat can also double as a napkin. The embroidery sets it apart ~ but even without the embroidery, the placemat/napkin is a statement on a table.

green square embroidered napkin placemat folded

 

For plates, I love to mix and match patterns with solids and neutrals.  Here are some of my favorite patterned plates that would look fabulous on our tables!

The green plate below is one of my favorite designs~ I love so many colorways in this pattern.

green plate with blue scene italian

If you prefer an outdoor plate, try these gorgeous plates in tin and melamine…

Your outdoor party will feel fancy with these~ without the worry of breakage.

tin plate in green floral

 

And for melamine~ try these! I can’t believe how far outdoor/picnic plates have come 🙂 Here is where to order these melamine plates.

melamine-green-plates-spring

 

I hope I have you in the mood for spring! I know I can’t wait for green on the outside- and I will just make it green on the inside of our home until then! We will create our own little happy and bright spot around the table!

Cheers, Friends!

Lydia xo

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by Elizabeth on April 29, 2011

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