Spring Entertaining Ideas

February 10, 2016

Hello dear blog readers, this is Anke with my monthly tabletop column for decor8. How are you? I hope 2016 started off well for all of you! Are you enjoying wintertime or longing for spring like I am? 
At our home, it has been the same process as years past. I cannot replace the glitzy Christmas decorations with plain elements and early bloomers quick enough. So, here are some spring tabletop ideas for you!

Spring Entertaining Ideas

My table is set in bright colors with white tulips, hyacinths, and snowdrops. Light-colored wood, glassware, and straight, clean shapes give your table decoration a modern, Scandinavian look. 
The great thing is that one doesn’t have to spend much money on it! Jam and preserving jars in different sizes will act perfectly as flower vases, and there is good news for those who like the tablecloth. It’s from IKEA from their 365+ collection.

Spring Entertaining Ideas

I chose small enamel cups to plant the snowdrops. Look for similar vintage ones at the flea market. Enamelware from Falcon would be just as beautiful, as would their mugs or mini tumblers.

Spring Entertaining Ideas

Of course I had to put something playful on the wall again. Keeping up with the latest trend I went with a pennant wall hanging. There is special t-shirt transfer paper that allows you to print text or an image of your choice and iron it onto fabric. Check your local craft store – just ask one of the employees for fabric transfer paper. Easy-peasy! For the next step I cut the fabric to size, created a fold at the top and stitched, then folded in the bottom edges and ironed it, then sewed the hem at the short end of the pennant. To finish this DIY, just thread a wooden stick or even a cooking spoon through the hole you’ve created. Add baking string to the top to hang.

Spring Entertaining Ideas

The small culinary delight on each guest’s plate was juicy lemon-rosemary-cake. If you like the combination of fruity cake and sweet garden herbs you should definitely have a look at the Lemon & Thyme Syrup Cake from Holly’s new columnist Emma. I will be giving it a try soon, that’s for sure!

Spring Entertaining Ideas

Spring Entertaining Ideas

Spring Entertaining Ideas

I wish you all a beautiful month of February! I am looking forward to meeting you here again on decor8 at the beginning of March! – Anke

(Photography, Styling, Text: Anke Illner. Editor: Jessica Senti)


  • Reply Anja F. aus W. February 10, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Und wieder ein Augenschmaus! Wunderschön.

  • Reply February 10, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    ….. genau, wie ich’s gerade auch liebe: hell und luftig, mit schneeglöckchen und etwas holz – herrlich!

  • Reply Lucie February 11, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I love them on the newspaper, it looks so pretty!

  • Reply February 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    so fresh! love them ;)

  • Reply Elora February 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Perfect early spring setup!

  • Reply Agata | Passion Shake February 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Anke, another incredible post!! Can it get any sweeter than this? :))

  • Reply julia I mintlametta February 12, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    longing for spring – yeeeeah – your setup is so inspiring, I have to get some flowers on the farmers market tomorrow morning to brighten up the weekend and to welcome spring here as well – all the best, julia

  • Reply Anastasia February 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Anke, ganz ganz wundervoll, wie immer eine Wucht! <3 mein absolutes Lieblingsbild ist das 'making of' mit der Zeitung!

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