Gardening Tips Tablescape

I bought this fabric a while back with no clue how I would use it.  I decided three yards was enough for any number of possibilities.

Garden Theme Table Cloth

It’s not an outdoor fabric, unfortunately.  Wouldn’t it be fun for porch pillows?  How about making a bench or swing cushion out of it?  If only it were the right type of fabric for that.

While deciding where to use this fabric, I followed one of my 2 Easy Ways to Sew Table Linens and threw it over the table as a backdrop.  I’d wanted to set a gardening themed table for Spring for quite a while now, and the gardening tips make me smile.

Diagonal View of Table

Last year, on clearance at Ross, I bought this watering can that has holes for mounting on the flat side.  Thought I might mount it to a fence or something.

Watering Can Vase

But before getting it all icky outside, it was perfect for holding the not-so-colorful Dutch iris.  I cut them last week during my photo shoot for What’s Blooming Wednesday #11.

Watering Can of Dutch Iris

I gathered some greenery that’s still potted for planting in the yard later when it’s warm enough.  Usually it’s warm here already, but we had some freezing temperatures at night recently, so I’m waiting.

Centerpiece Greenery

I think later this week it’ll be time for planting in the ground.  Some gardening tools, gloves, and hat stand at the ready.

Gardening Tools

Florescent pink duct tape wrapped around the nipper handle helps me find them when they get lost in the dirt, grass, or mulch.  How many of those things I’ve lost before using this easy trick!

A bunny pot inside the terrarium is ready for a flower planted inside.

Tabletop Level View

The concrete bunny you saw in my last tablescape (All Things Easter – a Tablescape) maintains his position before sniffing his way into the garden.

Gardening Hat and Bunny

I brought my yellow rose napkin rings out for the setting.  The brown burlap ribbon is perfect with the brown in the table cloth.

Roses go with gardening, too, but I finally dug up my rose bushes and shared them with someone who has more success with them than I do.  Sometimes you have to admit defeat and let go…

Place Setting

The carrot salad plates are part of my Easter dish collection found at T. J. Maxx many years ago.

Carrot Salad Plate

I found the garden themed dinner plates at a thrift shop last year.  You can’t hardly beat $1 per plate.

Garden Themed Dinner Plate

The Wally World rattan chargers fit the table setting.  The flatware is a cheap set from Wally World for summer outdoor use.

Outdoor Flatware

I’m using the Dollar Tree stemware again.  That smokey gray is hard to beat!

Gray Stemware

I set this table last week, so it was ready for Easter.  It’s really amazing how the flowers have lasted a full week.

Tablescape Overview

Changing the water often helped, I think.

I love candles burning, even during the daytime.  Do you?

Candles for Warmth

Does this inspire you for gardening this Spring – maybe at least a little?  Does it get you in the mood to set a garden-themed table of your own?  I’ll bet you have some fun things to add to yours.

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Comments

  1. says

    Love your table! The carrot plates are perfect as is your theme! Love the garden idea with all the different pieces for your centerpiece!

    • Kim says

      Thank you, Patricia. Can you believe I used to never do tablescapes? I actually invited a neighbor family over for Thanksgiving dinner and didn’t have one stitch of decoration on the table. I guess I’m proof that anyone can change their hospitality routine! 🙂

  2. Rhonda Allred says

    What do I love about this table scape? Well, let’s see, I love the terrarium—-they are one of my favorite objects to use in decorating; love the fabric—-reminds me that it is finally getting time to play in the dirt in our neck of the woods; the watering can is so cute; can’t ever go wrong with a bunny; browns and greens—great color combo; and great deal on a cute set of plates—resembles the Pfaltzgraff Naturewood pattern. With your love of gardening, I see them coming in very handy!!! What time is the party????

    • Kim says

      Thank you, Rhonda. The party is whenever you get here. 🙂 The terrarium is so versatile. I never dreamed how much I could use it! It’s great for decorations on porches, too, not only inside the house.

  3. says

    So cute Kim, I love love your terrarium! And the fabric, why would they not make that outdoor! Yes it would be perfect on your porch, I wonder if you could treat it with something, it is adorable! Wonderful fresh spring table~
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    • Kim says

      Thank you, Jenna. I just ordered some fabric weatherproofing spray from Amazon. You know I’ll be transforming this fabric for all things porch now that the spray is on its way! 🙂

  4. Bev says

    Wonderful table for spring, love the garden plates, the terrarium…all of it. So elegant!

  5. Jan says

    Hello there!! I just found you and love what you are doing ~ and we are neighbors! I live in central MS!

  6. Marita says

    LOVE, love, love the fabric! Who wouldn’t be tickled for an invitation to sit down at that table?! I have the same dishes (grn & garden). A true kindred spirit.

    Additionally, do you know about making floor coverings (thin rugs) from fabric? Wouldn’t that fabric make a divine rug – in say maybe a mudroom or potting shed?!

    Well done! I’m new and you’re killing me b/c I peruse your site and lose track of precious time. Ha!

    • says

      Oh, my goodness! You are amazing! I’ve been wanting a porch rug. I didn’t think I could use all this fabric, and your idea solves both. I’ve never made one of those thin rugs, but I’ve seen tutorials about it. Thanks a million for the idea, my new friend! You make me laugh with your “killing me” comment. Ha! So glad you came to visit. 🙂