I picked a bouquet of flowers from Pottery Barn to bring the garden to the table~

I can enjoy Magnolia blossoms now instead of June. . .

 My Bridal Wreath Spirea is at the table again, this time woven around the handle of a watering can~

Ready to sprinkle on the delicate fields of flowers sprouting on this quilt~


Tulips are blooming. . .

Hydrangeas are flowering. . .



And the Harbinger of Spring, Daffodils, have arrived in the form of a platter & plate~



A few visitors have arrived from the garden. . .

Moving at a snail’s pace, in the form of napkin rings~

 And buzzing around the flatware~


Floral Salad Plates & Snail Napkin Rings/ Pottery Barn (a month ago)

 Green Plates/ HomeGoods

Ivory Chargers/Matceramica/HomeGoods

Rattan Chargers/ World Market

Napoleon Bee Flatware/ Horchow

Napkins/Stein Mart

 Hoping your garden is soon to be brimming with bulbs & blooms~


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  30 comments for “Grandiflora

  1. April 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    So many fun things to look at. I thought of you today when I saw a provision of bridal wreath alongside a road in Tuscany. You do wonderfully well with it.

  2. April 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Beautiful table Mary. I love the plates. Spirea is a favorite of mine…happy memories at my grandparents connected to this beautiful shrub.

  3. Kim
    April 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Just beautiful! Your PB plates are so pretty and I love how you have paired them with the green plates and chargers. The spirea in the watering can is such a simple idea, but so lovely. Oh, and that sweet little birdie under the cloche is adorable.

  4. April 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    OK…..LOVE the napkin rings and flatware! Wow!!! I have never seen those! I’m in love!!!! This is a wonderfully appointed springtime table, Mary! It’s cold (in the 50s) here in the Kansas City area, so this really helps to warm me up!

  5. April 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    i always love a good garden table~ i was admiring those dishes too, but i have been so involved in blue that everything else has fallen the wayside… i took a long garden walk today, back to my roots, so nice to see your table today too, i would have loved to have had tea in the garden with you, then sit and gaze at your lake… heavy sigh to the good life!

  6. April 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I guess it’s a good thing there is no Pottery Barn on this island….I’m bad enough buying tableware without having a place that caters to all my senses….as Pottery Barn does. When I visit the mainland and find one nearby, it is a must stop…or two….and end up shipping boxes of yet more things home!!!
    Lovely find, Mary!

  7. April 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Delightful table ! Thanks,Mary. You always create special tablescapes.

  8. April 26, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    And another fabulous table! Wow! The floral salad plates are lovely. I like the way you have layered the dishes underneath; the green dinner plate is the perfect match. Those chargers are calling my name…I’m going to have to look for them. The quilt you have used as a tablecloth works so wonderfully with the whole ‘scape. And the bubble glasses…oh, so many lovely things you have used in this sweet spring setting!

  9. April 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Your table setting is so beautiful! Did anyone get to enjoy a meal at it? I love all the soft colors.

  10. April 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful! I wonder about the menu? I can imagine a pasta primavera, full of fresh Spring vegetables.

  11. April 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    What pretty flower plates! This is such a fresh table. The flowers make me sooo happy.

  12. April 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Those plates are wonderful, and you have used them in such a pretty table. I can’t wait to have blooms, Bradford Pear and Forsythia are the only things in bloom. Can’t wait for the hydrangea, I have over 25 of them, just gave them the Epson Salt treatment today!

  13. April 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Those PB floral dishes look great on your green dishes! I almost bought those same dishes, too. I even had them in the “cart” on the website, but got out and never purchased them. Love the soft look to the florals and the text around each plate.

  14. April 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Mary, seeing the bridal wreath again makes me long for our previous garden. We had them all across the back fence. I need to remember to add one to our present garden.
    Always a treat to pull up a chair at another one of your glorious tables, especially one about gardens. Love those critters about the table! ~ Sarah

  15. April 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Beautiful table, Mary…the salad plates are fabulous. The snail napkin rings are adorable!

  16. April 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Oh how I love this table!!!! The PB plates are gorgeous!!!! Just spectacular! Love the snail napkin rings too. I am coveting the ivory chargers:):) It is all so pretty. XO, Pinky

  17. April 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Had to come back. I ahve been exploring your blog and LOVE it, so glad I found you! I am a floral designer and found your flower arraging 101 post and have to say your arrangement is beautiful! I couldn’t find a place to leave a comment ther though. I signed up to be your newest follower! Would love if you would follow me back! XO, Pinky

  18. April 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    So much better than the tables in the PB catalog!! Yours deserves the cover! Love the plates, but the entire design makes it all work just beautifully–Vintagy but with a modern twist!!

  19. April 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Gorgeous plates.. wow. Your combinations made them come to life. I love the little birdy too. Made me wish for more blooms in the yard!

  20. April 27, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Yet again…absolutely magical! I love to use textiles that can be repurposed as table covers. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

  21. April 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

    What terrific plates! It IS like having a garden on your table!


  22. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    April 28, 2011 at 6:19 am

    The plates are just beautiful Mary and I’m lovin’ the great quilt! And… I’ll have to keep my eye open for the fun bee flatware:@)

  23. April 29, 2011 at 12:39 am

    What a lovely table. Maybe it’s just me, but I love plates that say something. I mean literally provide information about plants or herbs, or cities or countries, or holidays or something literary. It just makes a meal such fun, revealing a bit more with each bite.

  24. April 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Gorgeous dishes- I love them! They looks so pretty on your table! Love the flatware too- thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  25. April 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Such a gorgeous table. Love your plates, and the centerpiece is awesome. The green Home Goods plates really bring out the color. Beautiful!

  26. May 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Love this table, particularly the plates. Such wonderful spring patterns.
    – The Tablescaper

  27. May 5, 2011 at 10:47 am

    This is a tablescape I would be enchanted to be seated at. Love the texture and mix of elements in this relaxed but elegant setting.

  28. Marian Medine
    July 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I would like to find out where you can purchase the grandiflora dinnerware that is shown in your blog. I really love it and could not find it on the web.

  29. Marian Medine
    July 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the floral salad plates from PB that are in this beautiful blog? I have called 12 PB stores, catalog and outlet stores and every one of them says they are no longer available. Some one somewhere in the US must have some of these plates. If you know how to get these, please let me know at
    Thanks so much,

    • July 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      You might check ebay and save your search to be notified if they are available.

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