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March 1, 2016

March 1st Table Setting on the Island

Happy first day of March everyone!

I guess the title sounds like I am on an island..a tropical island!  I wish!  Well, it is a gorgeous sunny day here so I will just imagine!  The weather certainly inspired me to set the island (in my kitchen) for spring!
Spring Table Setting

After all, this is my first spring since our kitchen renovation.  Why not celebrate?!!

Spring Kitchen

I set the island for two.  Who would like to join me?

Spring Table Setting

I pulled out the fruit plates which have been in storage since last year.  

Tulips for Spring

I bought the tulips almost a week ago.  They are still hanging in there but I think I will replace them soon...with more tulips!  Nothing says spring to me like tulips.

Spring Place Setting

Spring Decor in the Kitchen

Don't you love the way the blue sky is reflecting off the granite?  I even have the windows cracked open a bit!

Spring Table Setting

I have had these green houndstooth place mats forever.  The light green feels so fresh and springy to me.

Kitchen Island

Spring Vignette
I even set up a little spring vignette on the corner of my counter.

Decorating for Spring

Island decorated for spring

Ahh, I just love this time of year.

Spring Decor
Thanks for stopping by to see my First Day of March table setting!  Spring is officially THIS month!

What are you decorating on this first day of March?

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Spring Table Setting on the Island - Calypso in the Country blog



  1. I too love the greens of spring and LOVE the placemats.

  2. I wish I lived closer, I'd love to join you! I love green this time of year and have added many touches of it to our kitchen and family room. And, tulips are always a welcome sign that spring is just around the corner.

  3. I have those same plates. Pretty on the green checked mats.

  4. Love the green touches and I too have been enjoying the wonderful taste of spring these past few days. Happy (almost) Spring!

  5. I love tulips too Shelley - though I don't know that mine ever last that long! And I love the houndstooth placemats, so cute!!


  6. LOL I did think that you might be on an island but this was fun as well :) Just lovely!

  7. So fresh and pretty, Shelley! I just love your beautiful kitchen! :)

  8. This is such a bright and welcoming setting. I love that you set them on the island instead of the table. It's so much more intimate for two. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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  10. Such a beautiful island setting. Perfect for Spring, love your kitchen.

  11. So pretty, Shelley! Love the plates and the placemats. I'm afraid we may have a very short Spring and jump right into Summer!

    Warm hugs,

  12. How beautiful. Enjoyed your pictures.

  13. How beautiful. Enjoyed your pictures.

  14. I know I have told you before, but I love your kitchen. The Spring touches make it look like it should be in a magazine. Love your green and white check placements and the white tulips are so delicate and sweet. Hope you have a great weekend. We're supposed to get snow Fri. night. :(

  15. I love your Spring table setting! Especially those botanical plates, very pretty. And your granite kitchen Island...gah!! Love the white granite :)

  16. What a lovely place setting!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  17. Good Morning!
    Your kitchen is lovely and I am so happy that you are enjoying it, aren't new or newly remodeled kitchens marvelous though!
    Beautiful Spring place setting!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!

  18. You Kitchen is gorgeous!! I love your island setting! so pretty! I also love tulips this time of year and have them all over my kitchen. Spring is so exciting!!

  19. I love your touches of Spring! I adore hounds tooth and have a chair that is almost the exact same shade as your place mats. Spring is my favorite season and I am welcoming it in my home as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Good for you enjoying your beautiful kitchen. Cheers!

  21. I don't blame you for wanting to set your island with a pretty Spring setting. It's so pretty! I bet you will enjoy your kitchen reno this Summer for entertaining.

  22. Shelley, are you still just feeling like you are in a dream with that gorgeous kitchen? It's so perfect! I've always like those dishes too. In the corner on my counter I have a tray with a lamp and plate on a stand....your plate reminded me. I switch out the plate for the seasons. Such an easy but impactful little change. ;)

    Thanks for being with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You and your kitchen are always welcome.

  23. A pretty place setting like this makes me feel like spring is just around the corner! While I love your dishes and placemats, I was swooning over your kitchen. That island is so big and I love the light fixtures! I know redoing a kitchen is a major job but it has the most impact. Love it!

    New to your blog! :)


  24. Shelley, This is a great table setting. Tulips are terrific as spring flowers. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  25. Oh I am just green with envy over this darling tablescape!
    Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

  26. Love the plates!! Are the Johnson brothers?? I want to google them :)

    1. Actually, they are not Johnson Brothers. I realized I had that wrong when I originally mentioned they were. It says on the back of the plates - Queens - The Royal Horticultural Society - Hookers Fruit. I bought them at Homegoods years ago. Hope that helps!

  27. Wow, such a gorgeous kitchen and you have set such a pretty spring table!!!

  28. Hi, just letting you know that Two Chicks and a Mom chose your beautiful Spring tablescape as a
    Feature from the Celebrating Spring Link party:).

  29. Beautiful! I just love those plates. Ours are so plain and white. Pinned.


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