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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Warmth Of Spring


A sense of warmth is tapping at the door;
And hope, a feeling out from distant lore
– Or so it seems – clears the deep refrain! 


Emerging youth: a dormant lea awakes.
The raging colour, singing loud, partakes
In annual birth – spring is born again! 

A zest anew for nascent life
Begins in floral train:
Carriage one: a snowdropp thrill;
Carriage two: the crocus;
Number three, a daffodil – dancing,
Drawing focus – as she would,
Attention seeker! 

How I love our spring:
The bold and sleeker feel I get,
An inner glow, a ring!
I’ve paid the winter’s chilly debt, so
Now upon the wing! 



Tablecloth: Boscov's 
Charger: JC Penney
Dishware: A Mother's Day gift several years ago from Mr. B. American Living from JC Penney 
Berry bowl and underplate: Candlewick, estate sale finds (read about them here )
Flatware: A gift from Mr. B
Purple stems: Thrift finds
Napkins: Thrift find
Napkin Rings: Christmas gift from my oldest son and his fiancee
Vase: Thrift find, formally a weird blue that I spray painted Heirloom White
Crystal Candlesticks: A long ago gift from oldest son

77 comments:

  1. What a pretty tablesetting! I love the tablecloth! Happy Spring!

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  2. This was so worth the wait! Kathe it is so cheerful, light, flowing, blooming--just perfect setting for Spring! I love your Napkin ring holders! (great job son and fiancee) Thanks for sharing, I always love seeing your tables, looking forward to Easter as well! Have a fantastic day, Jen

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  3. Of course first thing I noticed was the Candlewick bowls and plates. Good job on the recycling vase with a coat of paint.

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  4. Everything looks so pretty and I too, love the table linen..

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  5. This is such a pretty table and it sounds like it was a good idea to paint the weird blue away! I really enjoyed the poetry too. The imagery of the floral train is so refreshing! Linda

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  6. Adorable and festive! You make Spring and Easter time fun looking, visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's linky party.

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  7. I love the plaid cloth. Beautiful table!

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  8. Very pretty table...love the cheery tablecloth...see, I am getting to like pink!

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  9. Your tablescape is beautiful. Love the pink and green combination for spring. So pretty!
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Beautiful job, love the tablecloth and napkins. I am your newest follower, hope you can do the same.

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  11. This is most lovely!! I love those dishes. they look especially amazing on the plaid tablecloth. xo marlis

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  12. This tablesetting is so beautiful and say HELLO SPRING! I love the colors.

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  13. It was delightful to read the poem while enjoying the images of your pretty spring tablescape, Kathe.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  14. Just lovely! Love that pink & green together. Visiting from Let's Dish.

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  15. Spring itself is not prettier than your table! What a happy pretty tablescloth! And your dishes are lovely. They work wonderfully with the tablecloth.
    So pretty!
    Yvonne

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  16. OH! That tablecloth is wonderful. The entire table reflects your mood. I expect the birdies to fly overhead.

    Very nice napkin rings. Your son and his sweet girl have good taste.

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  17. oooooh, another Candlewick collector!!! Love it!
    Everything works beautifully together. I especially love the colors.

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  18. Love your tablescape. The napkins rings are precious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  19. This is such a pretty Spring tablescape.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  20. Haha! Thanks for the comment on my post regarding my Meyer Lemon Scones! Hilarious about the drooling! :)

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  21. Your pink and green table are so perfect for Spring!! Love the tablecloth. It really pulls everything together.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  22. What a lovely tablesetting! The colors are so inviting...makes you want to sit right down and enjoy it all.

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  23. This is such a pretty Spring table Kathe! I love the plaid table cloth and those napkin rings are adorable!

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  24. What a lovely spring table...love how you have mixed the designs and I love the springy colors...the tablecloth is so perfect...

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  25. Beautiful table! I love the tablecloth, I have a similiar one that I love for Spring. The dishes are beautiful and go so well. What is the make of your chargers, I LOVE them. Thanks!!! XO, Pinky

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  26. Love this Spring table! The plaid cloth, the beautiful flowers and sweet dishes. Just lovely! Now I hope your weather matches your table!
    Thanks so much for bringing this happy table to Let's Dish!
    See you Wed at 7! :)

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  27. Beautiful table..love the plaid cloth and all of the pink is just gorgeous! This is so spring-y!

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  28. Beautiful tablescape! I love your dishes and how perfect they look on top of the pretty, springie plaid tablecloth, I love it! Have a great weekend. I just dropped by, from Potpourri Friday.
    FABBY

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  29. Very nice table - I love the bright spring colors! You must have some really nice thrift stores in your area to find such beautiful trasures! "Hopped" over from Chic on a Shoestring.
    Hugs -
    Carol @arewethere yet

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  30. Found your blog via the Blog Hop. I’m your newest GFC follower!
    http://our-reflection.blogspot.com/

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  31. Your spring table is just amazing. I love everything on it..and the tablecloth is adorable.
    xo bj

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  32. Wonderful tablescape! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

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  33. Hi Kathe!

    I was especially interested in where you got your tablecloth. Boscov's was my mom's favorite store! This is such a pretty table! Cheerful and full of spring! I love when you use your Candlewick!

    Elaine

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  34. Enjoyed your tablescape! I have those same chargers from JCP -- the lemon adds just the right amount of sunshine to the pink and green!

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  35. That plaid is fabulous! Everything looks so fresh and springy!

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  36. Thanks for linking @CountryMommaCooks and have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  37. What a beautiful job! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. Megan

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  38. GORGEOUS!!! I love those napkin rings!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  39. This is so bright and pretty! We'd love for you to share it (and anything else you'd like) at our Beautify It Monday Link party going on now at BringingBeauty.blogpsot.com!

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  40. love the dishes - my favorite thing!

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  41. So bright and pretty- I love the dishes and the poem is so great!! I would love if you would share with my readers at my new linky party! http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scouts-sweet-features-and-sunday-linky.html

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  42. So fun and springy!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  43. Beautiful tablescape. I love the colors. I have the same chargers in white, should have bought the yellow too, I just love them. The dishes and the plaid are so pretty. All this loveliness and a poem too. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  44. Love the poem and the table setting!

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  45. What a beautiful table! The dishes are gorgeous!

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  46. Kathe, thank you for showing your beautiful spring table at my party. I love your tablecloth and all the pretty accents. You did a great job!-------- Shannon

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  47. Hello Kathe, you did a marvelous job pairing the words with the beautiful pictures of the tablesetting! So very spring and festive! thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  48. Just gorgeous! I could sit and relax at your table any day :) Thanks for sharing!

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  49. LOVE your table.. so fun and springy... I am here as your newest follower with smiles via http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com/ .. I am following you per Made In A Day Social Hop via LF.. Hope you can hop over and say hello.. Wishing you a beautiful evening.. xo ~Marilyn

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  50. What a very lovely verse about spring, never heard of it before Your table is so pretty, fun and springy. I also could sit there for hours. I thought you did a great job pairing the pictures with the words. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  51. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. Perfect for Spring. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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    1. Beautiful Spring tablescape! The tablecloth is so pretty, just the spring colors! Your dishes are beautiful and I also have the glass plate and bowls, nly I just have two! I love how you paired the words with the pictures. Lovely. I'm at the Bunny Hop too. Hugs,
      FABBY

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  52. I LOVE your table setting. The plates are soooo pretty. And the tablecloth is the perfect compliment to the pattern on the plates. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your exquisite taste as a new linky follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  53. So pretty! You take such lovely pictures Kathe!
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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  54. Beautiful colors! Love your dishes. Joann

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  55. I love all the pastel colors! Beautiful!

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  56. Tablecloth is gorgeous! Love the whole table!

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  57. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. Stop back tonight (thursday) for a bloglovin blog hop. If you're unfamiliar with bloglovin you can read all about it at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-heart-bloglovin.html

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  58. Very pretty! I love that tablecloth! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  59. Another sweet tablescape Kathe. You do such a nice job for each occasion. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday. See you again next weekend!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  60. What a beautiful spring tablescape....Love it! I'm glad I found your blog at the Creations by Kara party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  61. I love the variety of dishes and all the color! Your table is just lovely! Thank you for sharing at Sunday Blog Love, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  62. You have pick the best spring colors in the whole wide world! Pink and green! The table looks amazing, fabulous napkin rings!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  63. Such wonderful colors! So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

    - The Tablescaper

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  64. Love the spring version of plaids you have used here! What a perfect table setting and just in time for the holiday and spring. Love every little detail!

    Thanks so much for joining the Tartan Parade today!

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  65. Pink and green are so pretty together! Happy Easter Week:@)

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  66. What a beautiful table with that lovely plaid cloth. I like spring plaids as much as the darker ones for winter. Thanks for linking and joining the Tartan Parade. ~ Sarah

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  67. Absolutely beautiful. Perfect for spring and perfect for Tartan Day. Thanks for joining the Tartan Parade! ~Delores

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  68. FAbulous table.. love the colors and the plaids.. the dishes are darling! So glad spring is here. xo marlis

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  69. Thank you so much for being a part of the creative sharing at Rook No. 17! I hope we'll have the pleasure of your company and creativity at tomorrow's "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  70. Lovely spring table! The napkin rings are wonderful! thank you for sharing at Uncommon!

    Bonnie :)

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  71. What a beautiful post! This is being featured today at {Junk in their Trunk}...thanks for linking up!

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  72. What a pretty tablesetting and I like the flower napkin rings. Perfect tablescape for Tartan Day and Spring. Thanks for joining the Tartan Parade. Happy Tartan Day!
    Babs

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  73. Very pretty table. I love pink and green. I just updated my guest room in pink and green. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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