With Easter right around the corner and the weather teasing us with blue skies and sunshine, I figured now was the perfect time to lighten up the dining room table with a spring tablescape. A few weeks ago I found my inspiration at HomeGoods (my favorite place!) when I spotted this grey runner with silver and gold polka dots. I’ll be honest, I am not big on buying a lot of “one season” or “one holiday” décor because it can get expensive and it has to be stored when not in use. So when I found this particular runner, I loved that it could be used for multiple seasons!

Since the runner is a little on the glitzy side with the metallics, I broke out my straw like place mats I snagged at Bed Bath and Beyond some years ago. I normally use these for casual dining on the patio, but they seemed to fit the bill here too. And the best part is, I already had them and didn’t spend a dime! I decided to show off a little more of my new runner and omitted the placemats from the heads of the table.

I know a lot of people have abandoned fine china in recent years, but I was lucky enough to inherit this beautiful, simple white set from my grandmother. My grandma and I were VERY close so her china is incredibly sentimental. I don’t use these dishes often because they can not go in the dishwasher, ugh!, but every now and then I put them to use and pair them with some of our normal dishes. And that is exactly what I did for this table setting. On the sides of the table I used our small square appetizer plates with the dinner plates from my grandma’s set. For the heads of the table I paired our square dinner plates with the salad plates from my grandma’s set.

I also chose to mix up the wine glasses for this table setting. This might come as a shock, but I have MANY sets of wine glasses 🙂 Since this is a spring table setting, I liked these blue vintage glasses I have, but I only have four. These were handed down to my roommate and I from my step mom when we got our first apartment in college. I think at one point we had six….hummm. To compliment the vintage nature of these, I paired them with my crystal wine glasses I inherited from my grandma. Who says everything has to match? I have a few sets of silverware, but decided to use my hammered polish set. I snagged these at HomeGoods a few years back. Big surprise, I know.

When it comes to napkins, I really prefer disposable. I have a set of cloth napkins, but I am always afraid they will be ruined. Not to mention the expense of accumulating multiple sets to go with different settings. So I normally just head over to the party store and pick some up that compliment the current ensemble. For less than $3 a pack, these look pretty good 🙂 

Finally, the centerpiece. I put this together with a few items I already had and some new artificial flowers from the craft store. You might recognize the wooden box and candle holder from my Chili Party post. I snagged both items from Target a while back and have used them so many times since! They are really quite versatile.The only other items I bought, aside from the napkins, were the artificial flowers. While I do love real flowers, I love that I can reuse these year after year. I picked them up on sale for 50% off. In total they were less than $20.With the centerpiece assembled, this is my finished table!

How do you feel about mixing up dishes and glasses?

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