Simple Spring Table with a Vibrant Purple Centerpiece

Purple and Yellow Floral and Fruit Spring Table

Sometimes, my tables are flooded with garland and elaborate plate toppers. But, when I broke down my Easter table, I decided to go with simpler settings and let the centerpiece make the statement. With so much gorgeous produce available, I knew I could enhance the primarily lavender floral arrangement with deep shades of purple. The goal was to create a tone on tone spring “bounty”; the jewel toned centerpiece against my simple, neutral place settings created one of my most favorite table settings yet.

Because I was going for BIG, I did use a lot of flowers – two dozen roses, a bunch of tulips, ranunculus, and spider mums. And to pile in with my floral selection – purple cabbage, plums, pears with a purple hue, and grapes.

Assembling a purple flower and fruit centerpiece arrangement

I used wooden skewers to position the fruit in place and wet foam at the bottom of my vase to hold the weight and position of the heavy skewers and stems. Unfortunately, my original arrangement with cabbage went limp within one day (just as you would expect from lettuce), and I had to rearrange my centerpiece. If you do want to go with leafy produce, only arrange just prior to your dinner/event.

I loved how my large white vase looked against the reclaimed wood, and unlike many of my recent tablescapes, I opted to not use a tablecloth.

Fruit and Floral Arrangement for Spring Table

Two basic runners were the only fabric I used, I kept each place setting neutral, and the only other decor I added to the table center was two tapered candle holders.

Full Purple and Yellow Spring Table Elegant with Plums and Pears and Grapes

Full Spring Table Overhead

Spring Table 2

If I could offer only one piece of advice when it comes to dinnerware and setting tables, it would be this. If you only have one set of dishes, go with something white or neutral. You can add and store accessories like napkins a lot more easily than full sets of dishes. Another piece of advice- no matter how many people tell you that fine china isn’t practical in today’s world when you are creating your wedding gift registry, register for the wedding china 😉 More often than not, I have mine displayed on my table; it is the most timeless, most memorable, and most used wedding gifts we received.

Spring Table Place Setting

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Elegant Spring Table with Purple and Yellow Roses Tulips and Grapes

Closeup Spring Table Collage

Tulip Rose Closeup Table with Plums

When using that many flowers, they will likely start to wilt in stages. You can check out how I broke down the arrangement and sprinkled mini arrangements throughout my home in my spring home tour HERE.

Elegant Spring Table with Purple and Yellow

Spring Table Mirror Shot

I am always brainstorming of new tables to create so if you have any ideas or themes you would like to see, leave me a note in the comment box below!

Full Spring Table

Full Purple and Yellow Spring Table Elegant with Plums and Pears and Grapes

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ADDITIONAL SOURCES

12-Light Chandelier | Dining Table:  (84″ in Salvaged Brown) | Buffet: (72″ in Distressed White) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) | Rug: HomeGoods- Calvin Klein wool | Mirror: HomeGoods | Lamps: HomeGoods | Silver Tea Service: Family Heirloom | Mercury Glass Candle Holders | Paint: Sherwin Williams- “Lauren’s Surprise”

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WHITE VASE CHALLENGE

In tandem with creating my latest spring table, I participated in a white vase challenge on Instagram, a loop event in which I joined 15 other talents to style a white vessel for the onset of spring. Each participant’s interpretation was incredible and showcased his/her style perfectly. If you didn’t catch the tour on Instagram, you are in luck. Below I am sharing the amazing work from each of my creative friends! Take note of some of the unexpected elements each designer has used 😉

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Kelley Nan (me) – KELLEYNAN.COM

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JANICE – @FIGANDTWIGS ON INSTAGRAM

Dining Room with Floral Arrangement

JENNIFER – DECORGOLDDESIGNS.COM

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SANDRA – @OLDSILVERSHED ON INSTAGRAM

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OSCAR – OSCARBRAVOHOME.COM

White-vase-challenge-Citrine-Living

TAMARA – CITRINELIVING.COM

White-vase-challenge-Randi-Garrett-Design

RANDI- RANDIGARRETTDESIGN.COM

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ERIN- THESUNNYSIDEUPBLOG.COM

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DEBORAH – @BLOUNTDESIGNS ON INSTAGRAM

White-vase-challenge-The-Grace-House

JENNIFER – THEGRACEHOUSE.COM

White-vase-challenge-The-House-of-Silver-Lining

SHAUNA – THEHOUSEOFSILVERLINING.COM

White-vase-challenge-The-Spoiled-Home

SANDI & SHALIA – @THESPOILEDHOME ON INSTAGRAM

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LOI – TONE ON TONE ANTIQUES

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ANNIE – ZEVYJOY.COM

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BREE – ZDESIGNATHOME.COM

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14 Comments

  1. 4.7.16

    Such a beautiful centerpiece you created with the fruit and flowers and it looks perfect on your table. Thanks for sharing all the other entries for the White Vase Challenge.

    • 4.7.16

      Judy, thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to visit! I was definitely feeling those jewel tones to switch things up.

  2. 4.7.16

    So gorgeous Kelley! You always have the best ideas and your photos are magical!

    • 4.7.16

      Randi, thank you! I think the same about you 😉

  3. 4.7.16
    Rhonda said:

    wow!!! Kelley this is such a gorgeous post with so many lovely options!! You are my hero

    • 4.7.16

      Rhonda! Wow, thank you so much! I am channeling my inner Rhonda and am currently on the hunt for some vintage dishes 😉

  4. 4.9.16
    Tana said:

    You know what I love about the white vase challenge (besides the brilliant idea), is seeing each person’s personality in their creations! Keep doing these challenges… Love, love, love!

    • 4.10.16

      Tana, I am so glad! We had so much fun and I think each person stayed true to his/her style- it was awesome!

  5. 4.10.16
    Jennifer said:

    Kel!!!! Your spring table is stunning! I love that you use your gorgeous china often. The colors of your floral arrangement are so rich and special, yet perfect for spring. You amaze me girl! I love the white vase challenge…thank you so much for organizing it and for including me! xoxo

    • 4.10.16

      Jen, thank you! I had so much fun doing that challenge with you all; you blew me away!

  6. 4.10.16
    Summer said:

    Absolutely brilliant! Love the fruit and the skewers… It just adds so much!!! Xoxoxo

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