A Spring Tablescape

I’ve had this table scape in my head since posting it with my little soapbox piece about Gwyneth. Like her or hate her, this table setting is gorgeous! I love the casual but luxurious feel and I am straight up obsessed with those plates! I also have a major love for lilacs and have got to find somewhere to plant a lilac bush in my yard so I can cut them myself for my home. I can’t find them anywhere to buy cut bouquets of them (ok, I only checked Whole Foods…)



Here’s how to get the look yourself- and did I mention I seriously need these Juliska Country Estate plates. At least a set of dinner plates or salad plates to pair with my other china.  I loved the blue color paired with the violet but I added horn, gold and jute accents and may like it even more….


wood bottle stoppers // lanterns // salad servers // bowls // carafe // plate // napkin ring

placemat // gold flatware // napkins // s&p shakers // water glass // wine glass

I picture this not only in my dining room on my awesome table, but also in a room like this- a mix of natural, casual and GLAM!


table // rug // chair // chandelier (**not available yet)

27 Responses to “A Spring Tablescape”

  1. Vanessa says:

    That’s it. I need gold flatware.

  2. Eileen says:

    I’m sure your mother will tell you this but, don’t plant lilacs under pine trees. (given that you live in New England, and all)
    I made that mistake once.

  3. Betsy says:

    The Juliska Country Estates plates in black on sale at their Vineyard Haven store in the upstairs seconds area right now….you can’t really tell they are seconds!

  4. Those blue plates are DIVINE, love the whole look! Try TJ’s for lilacs, I picked some up there last week.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Hey Erin – I’m sure Mahoney’s Garden Center in Lexington has lilac bushes. They have everything!

  6. Amy says:

    Erin – Take a drive out to Russell’s garden center in Wayland. They are great, have everything and will deliver. I am sure they have lilacs there!

  7. Linley says:

    This is divine!

  8. Barbara says:

    LOL!!! You need to branch out of Whole Foods for your gardening needs. I’m sure you also realize that those flowers are a mix of Lilacs and Hydrangeas! IMHO you can never have enough Hydrangeas! Screw you Madonna!! After seeing pictures of your mother’s garden, I’m sure she’s a wealth of info for all your landscaping needs. Have fun.

  9. becky says:

    Erin, Doug has tons of lilacs, different varieties too! I have some going in next week. I’m telling you, call him, you won’t regret it.

  10. Liz says:

    I absolutely love what you put together! Where are the bowls from?

  11. Maria says:

    Love the gold flatware with the soft blues and purples! So pretty!

  12. Love all of this!

  13. Anna says:

    What chairs do you plan to use in your dining room? Looking forward to seeing this space come together. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Amanda says:

    Love this, especially those Jurliska plates! Also – I love a table setting with only a runner and no place mats.

  15. Zoe Royall says:

    Plant Bloomerang Syringa lilac bushes – it supposedly blooms all summer instead of just in the spring and is more compact than a Lilac tree, and I think less finnicky.

  16. Susan says:

    I found a HUGE bunch of lilacs at Wholefoods in Newton the other day (the one on Beacon Street). Made three arrangements out of them. Check there!


  17. Christy says:

    Love it Erin! Can you post the link for those lovely blue bowls. Thanks!

  18. Eileen R says:

    This is so beautiful. Great inspiration! I want all of it.

  19. Caroline says:

    Love what you put together – it goes seamlessly!

  20. Leah says:

    beautiful! i’m also wondering where the bowls are from? Thanks!

  21. stacey says:

    hi erin! just wanted to let you know that here in Stamford we have the Juliska Flagship as well as their outlet called Barry & Fred – recently they had a sick deal on those plates – like 50% off or something….you may want to give them a call.

  22. stacey says:

    ps- i meant Stamford, CT….also, i NEED that chandelier….where/when will it be available?

  23. Lisa says:

    my favorite tablescape ever…. gorgeous

  24. Juliska Country Estate is my every day china and i love it! Goes with everything!

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  26. Chelsea says:

    SHUT UP! You have a table named after you!! Put that on your resume, home girl.