With vaccines and warm weather in full swing, it feels like the time for renewal and rejuvenation. We’re spending these longer days gathering around the table with family and friends, and what better way to show off what’s coming out of the garden by displaying it on a new plate or in a fresh vase. We’ve gathered up some special pieces to refresh your spring tablescape and showcase what’s in bloom.
Tiberio Tablecloth | Furbish Studio
First things first: Start with a good base in the form of a colorful tablecloth like this fabulously bright one from Furbish Studio. The online retailer, founded by Durham designer Jamie Mears, offers a collection of eclectic, technicolored accessories for the home, from bohemian rugs to throw pillows of every hue.
Price: $65 | furbishstudio.com
Melamine “Paper” Plates | Fortessa Tableware Solutions
Melamine answers the call for easy, indestructible dishware in the form of these picnic-inspired plates. Load them up with all of the fixins and then throw them in the dishwasher for effortless clean up. The casually neutral design from Virginia’s Fortessa Tableware Solutions is the perfect set to keep on hand to mix and match with your favorite tablecloth, linen, or glassware.
Price: $120 | Fortessa.com
Custom Embroidered Napkins | Leontine Linens
Casual is key to easy spring entertaining, but a small touch of formality can make your guests feel special. Dress up your table with custom embroidered linen napkins from Leontine Linens. This New Orleans-based company was founded by Jane Scott Hodges over 20 years ago who has made reviving the art of couture linens her mission ever since. They come in a range of colors, fonts, and designs, both whimsical and traditional, to create your personal set of hand-stitched embroidered linens.
Price: varies | Leontinelinens.com
Margarita Candle | Rewined
Charleston’s beloved wine bottle candle company Rewined’s latest collection of cocktail-inspired candles includes Bloody Mary, Manhattan, Moscow Mule, and Margarita mimicking the flavors of your favorite cocktail in their fragrance. Rewined’s take on the margarita has notes of agave, citrus, and orange blossom in a beautifully etched glass to set the ambiance on any spring patio.
Price: $32 | shop-rewined.com
Large Pitcher with Hand Painted Designs | Pomelo Casa
Speaking of margaritas, this hand-painted clay pitcher with a traditional Lebrillo design from Spanish decor brand Pomelo Casa is begging to be filled with frozen concoctions of all kinds. Or fill it up fresh cut florals for a stunning centerpiece. While not technically made in the South, the tableware is made in a family-run workshop in Southern Spain, and does anyone channel southern sensibilities of al fresco dining better than the Spaniards? The proof is in the pitcher.
Price: $185 | pomelocasa.com
Basketweave Flatware | The Avenue
Flatware is the jewelry of your table, and there is a set for every occasion. For spring entertaining, top off your table with this beautiful set from online shop, The Avenue. Collections of The Avenue are curated by Houston designer Lyndsey Zorich who offers unique items that evoke a sense of place like the textured-rattan handle of this flatware that sways tropical.
Price: $64/set of five | onlyontheavenue.com
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