I have all things garden on my mind with the arrival of spring! Most of my free time recently has been occupied with garden clean up and puttering around the Potting Shed. Our weather has been a roller coaster ride of unpredictability this spring, but it looks like we’re finally on a warming trend after a few April showers this week. Fortunately, the forecast is always favorable for tabletop gardening!
Veggies are sprouting from Farmers Market plates and napkins are sprinkled with watering can napkin rings.
As you may have already realized, I have a serious case of watering can love.
A Richard Smith & Co. seed catalog cover decorates a watering can and is a perennial favorite. It’s filled with snowball viburnum blooms, sprigs of bridal wreath spirea, ornamental kale and veggies from the grocery store~ carrots, radishes and beets.
Vintage seed packets from the Card Seed Company, Fredonia, New York are sprouting from flower frogs. . .
French Breakfast Radish
Boston Marrow Squash
White Bermuda Onion
and Henderson’s White Lima Bush Beans.
Card Seed Co. plates were found growing at Pottery Barn several years ago.
Garden gloves are abuzz with bee flatware in anticipation of gardening season. . .
And goblets are embossed with bumble bees.
Early Wonder Beets join Sweet Fennel. . .
Summer Squash. . .
And Icicle Radish.
So Many Seeds So Little Yard
DIY Hand Stamped Copper Garden Markers, HERE
Tabletop Gardening with Seeds and Veggies Details:
Farmers Market Vegetable Salad Plate / Williams-Sonoma, several years ago
Card Seed Co. plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Jute Runner & Veggie Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Galvanized Watering Can Napkin Rings, Chargers and Green Checked Napkins / Pier 1
Wallace Napoleon Bee Flatware / Horchow
La Rochere Bee Goblets / World Market
Cabbage Plates / Bordallo Pinheiro
Watering Can / T J Maxx, several years ago
La Rochere Bee Goblets / World Market
Vintage Card Seed Co. packets / Etsy
Hope you’re enjoying some spring gardening weather where you are!
Great table and I’m sooooooo ready to get started unfortunately, the weather is NOT! Hopefully, that will change this week…I really like the green check…never thought of green..I have red & black..green = gardening…DUH!! Hope your weather holds!! ❤️🌷💐🍄🌸🌺🌻🍆🌽🥦🍒🍇🌶
Love the watering can napkin rings. Garden shed is looking awesome. We are in Ky and traveling south for sunshine, but right now rain is in the forecast. Hopeful that the weatherman will be wrong. 😦
Oh I hope the weatherman is wrong for your sake Cyndi! We have several very rainy days in our forecast this week. Safe travels to you. ♥
Beautiful photos. Finally we had beautiful spring weather this past weekend in NJ and we were able to start the spring clean up. Really looking forward to planting and gardening. Thanks for the inspiration Mary.
Absolutely gorgeous!!! What an inspiration!!!! Love everything!!!
What a beautiful table!
Love your creativity. I’m currently using your vintage seed packets and frogs. Luckily I got both locally at Vintiqies and Treasures on Main in Lincolton. You have so much talent to copy. Thanks
Oh Mary, seeing all the fresh vegetables and flowers make my heart sing! The watering can centerpiece is over the top CUTE!! Everything about this table setting just makes me smile, I love a table overflowing with freshness!! Have a super week, I think Spring has finally arrived!
What a clever display to begin the gardening season where you are. Gardens have already been planted here and spring is well underway. Would be so fun to go shopping with you and to watch you prepare for your photo shoots. I know it must be fun for you to create those lovely scenes…your mind racing like crazy as you make decisions which will add to the beauty of the pictures. Enjoy the spring…:)
Perfect post to start off spring and usher in the warmer weather.
Spring is taking it’s time here in NJ, but finally things are coming around:) Wonderful ideas all around and I love those plates! The perfect post for a beautiful Monday morning, thank you!
Oh Mary, I’m loving your veggie themed potting shed tablescape! The watering can centerpiece is just so stunning, and looks so pretty with the plates, goblets, and flatware. This theme would be so pretty for a garden-themed luncheon. I love those gingham napkins as placemats…so perfect! Thanks for the morning loveliness to start off my week, Mary. xx
Such a feast for spring starved eyes :) Thanks so much for brightening our day with your beautiful creativity.
Great tablescape! I especially love your arrangement with the radishes in the sprinkling can, the seed packets standing up in the flower frogs, and the watering can napkin rings. Your eye for detail is always so much fun.
What a delightful table. I love everything, especially the beautiful plates. The seed packets are so nostalgic.
Have a happy week!
Mary, Just love everything you do in the garden shed, this one is so refreshing and inspiring. We returned to NC last Monday and I spent four days doing cleanup in my gardens and preparing the veggie garden boxes for planting. The winter in NE North Carolina was extremely harsh and as a result I lost gardenias, figs and Hawthorne. The camellias are so stressed and I am hoping you might have some recommendations to help me improve their condition. Many thanks.
Mary, the potting shed looks ready to celebrate spring planting. You have been close in thought all this week as I hit the garden for hours on end, wearing my new garden apron. I must say I felt rather stylish, and it is a handy thing to have because I’m known for misplacing my garden tools as I move from one area to the next. Thank you again, for this thoughtful gift. The tea is delicious and the perfect pick me up after working in a garden.
What a beautiful way to start our Monday. Love the plates and the veggies. Love all of it. Are you planning a vegetable garden too? I have lost so many flowers but I am just going to get some more when it warms up. Can’t replace the ones from Mother’s garden but I still have some left. Have a blessed day. Raining again in Asheville.
Love your garden tablescape! So creative! Will have to visit my Pier one for the green gingham napkins. They look very springtime and summer fresh!
Mary you make everything so lovely.
Your vegetable plates as is everything else so nice.
I love the watering can napkin holders.
Oh there you go again making a most amazing garden vignette complete with perfect place settings, the cutest details and oh that watering can…be still my heart!….Now I need to go to the Farmers’ Market to get some beautiful veggies!!!
Happy Monday Mary!!!
LOL, we are on the same wavelength so often, I just put my veggie picnic quilt on the table for a spring garden tablescape idea!! Love those dishes.
Gotta tell ya,I’d love to try some of that Boston Marrow Squash, I’ll bet that heirloom is real tasty! Cute setting Mary, I have a soft spot for the bee glasses, Ma’s name is Bea:@)
How Beautiful! Love it all! Love the vegetable plates and watering can! Longing for Spring as we had a Blizzard here I’m Wisconsin last week that dumped 29 inches of snow here over a 3 day period.
Looks so cute, and who wouldn’t eat their veggies sitting at that table !!???!
Mary, this tablescape is speaking my language! Love every, single detail!
Another amazing table setting. I love the watering can napkin rings! I could use them on the table I just did!!! We will get the rain tomorrow night into Wed. Hopefully I can start to plant some flowers next week:) Just love this table as I did a gardening table too. Have a beautiful week!
Mary, your tabletop gardening is so fun! I love all the seed packets. The watering can centerpiece is garden perfect! I am with Shirley, a trip to the farmers market is needed!
Bonjour, quel enchantement votre blog….Vos petites mises en scenes sont magnifiques…Et votre vaisselle est super jolie…ah là là…Monde magique et féerique qu’est votre blog. Merci Mary…:-) Beau temps aujourd’hui en Ile de France mais encore un peu frais…Je vous embrasse de France
So fun, been obsessed with all things garden, to busy getting down and dirty to play, I look forward to cute garden dishes in a few years when I can sit back and enjoy all our hard work with armloads of color. You make me miss homegoods ;-) they tweaked our internet, let’s hope you keep loading and I enjoy every bit of your color! Always stunningly beautiful pics and subjects.
Hi Mary ~ Such a happy and spring-like tablescape. The colors are so crisp and fresh it’s like a salad for your eyes! And I had a little chuckle because I have the same watering can napkin rings gracing my kitchen table right now !! Hugs, Dorinda
Gorgeous garden inspiration!
Love every picture in this post!!! Love the seed packets so much!!!
~Emily & Jennie @ LeCultivateur.com
Great post bringing a little Spring feeling. Spring has been very late this year but fingers crossed I think the weather is finally warming up!
Such a cute tablescape in your garden shed, Mary! I love the little bee silverware and the carrots and cabbage plates ~ perfect for spring! Pinned a bunch via Tailwind for you and our readers. :)
Such great eye candy! Your creativity flows with magical charm. I truly love this as my gardening heart strings are being tugged! We’ve finally melted down and I’m enjoying watching everything come alive. Tulips are on their way up! Love the snowball viburnums- they always reminds me of hydrangeas.
This is soooo beautiful! i always spend a long time looking at your pictures because you have so many different details! Thank you for linking up with It’s a Spring Tea Link Party – we are so happy you joined us! Angelina @ Petite Haus
This is gorgeous !