Red and white are two of my favorite colors–they are so bright and just speak to me of cheeriness. I love to use them at Christmas time, at Valentine’s, and on patriotic occasions. So it is not surprising that I love using them to perk up my spring.I covered my table with a crisp white cotton tablecloth which gives a bright grounding to my tablescape. I used red-bordered Valentin dinner plates with pewter flatware and clear glass pedestal water goblets. I took red and white polka dot cotton napkins folded in a long rectangles and laid them across the dinner plates. Then, for added interest, I printed a card on my home computer printer to lay on top of the napkins. I used a graphic of a cute ladybug saying “Let’s Celebrate.”
To complete the tablescape, I created a center element which is balanced by a large pillar candle on each side. The pillar candles are set in metal candleholders that are shaped like green blades of grass with little ladybugs on them. These green candleholders are so cheery!
In between the candles, I took a small low white wooden box and filled it with a piece of artificial plastic grass which I found at Michael’s craft store. I placed some small spring faux flower blossoms in the center of the grass and added a flat “SMILE” balsa wood sign painted white. I found this inexpensive sign at the A.C. Moore craft store.