Today I want to show you how I took some grocery store flowers and some fruit and set an easy European Farmhouse Tablescape for Spring in a timeless elegant table setting!
If you want a beautiful Spring table setting but you really need it to be simple but elegant then we can be friends! Now, if you want a European Farmhouse Table Setting then we can be BEST friends!
I don’t have time for complicated and time-consuming in my decor. I need easy elegance. That’s why I think I am drawn to the European Farmhouse style so much.
You may not know this about me, but I lived in Europe for 4 years and learned so much about how they do things. I loved visiting the different countries and seeing how different they were except for the easy lifestyle. It carries over from one country to the next.
I lost that for a while when I returned to the US but I long to adopt that easy way of living again. Life is just better when you live in the moment and add fresh flowers. Lots of other things too but those two things will get me started!
Side note: I am praying for all in Ukraine and European nations that are going through all of this right now!
I am joining some of my friends today to share some really beautiful spring Tablescapes and my friend Cindy from Cloches and Lavender is so gracious to host us!
If you are here because you clicked over from Kimberly at Farmhouse to Florida then welcome and leave a comment so I can say Hi! I loved the whimsy in her tablescape! She’s so good!
European Farmhouse tablescape
in 5 simple steps
- Every European Farmhouse Table should be set with flowers!
I got very lucky and scored a great deal on these roses at Walmart the night before I was setting the tablescape. I also picked up some filler carnations and bright purple flowers.
- Choose a simple table cloth or runner.
I chose this piece of 3 yards of cream lace for this tablescape because it was so beautiful. My second choice was a linen tablecloth about the same color of cream. (I prefer cream to white in my decor but white works too!)
Again, keep it simple, let it fall, and not be perfect. I didn’t fuss I just put it down and bunched it a little and made sure it was even on both sides of the table.
- Add Glasses
I have these beautiful vintage pink glasses from my friend Shirrel and I love to use them! They are so sweet and etched and did I say how much I love them?
I also added dessert parfait glasses. Serve wine, Coke, or Carbonated water if you want to. Keep it authentic! LOL
- Fresh Fruit and Decadent Dessert
Every European table has fresh fruit and a selection of decadent desserts! Don’t forget baguettes too! My son just visited Paris and had a baguette with every meal! They are so good in France!
- Take The Time
When your friends and family arrive for the fellowship, enjoy them. Sit and talk with them. Be present in the moment with them. One thing the Europeans do so well is being present. I am trying to get better at this myself and I am definitely a work in progress!
Worrying about how clean the house is or if they like the food shouldn’t enter your mind when you’re with friends and family. I need a reminder of this written on the back of my right hand!
Take in the moments. Don’t rush. Don’t set a time limit. Just linger, visit, and give of your heart!
This is how I want to be remembered. That I gave my time and my heart to the people that mattered most! This tablescape is the perfect reminder for me to do that.
I hope you got inspiration to make your own European Farmhouse Tablescape and maybe even a little encouragement to slow down and smell the roses too! You can also see the French Country Tablerunner I made and use it instead of the lace if you like!
If you love styling your own tablescapes, my friend Tammy at White Lilic Farmhouse has some great tips for you as well! You can click here to read all about it, and be sure to check out all of my friends (links below) to see how they are setting their tablescapes this spring!
This is a great time to see more Spring Table Ideas! Well today, we are sharing Spring Easter Tablescapes and hopefully you find some inspiration from these talented bloggers.
Click the links below the images to go straight to their posts. We hope this inspires you to create and get ready for the upcoming spring and Easter celebrations!