March is here and that means one thing, Spring has finally arrived. Or at least we always cross our fingers and hope it has. The weather may not have quite woken from its cosy winter days but Spring IS coming, especially with all those beautiful bulbs springing forth from Daffodils to Narcissi and sweet smelling Hyacinths.

This merits one of my most favourite items on the springtime agenda - a new Spring tablescape filled to the brim with pops of sunshine, even if its only with the flowers

I love what my bubble glazed platters, plates and napkin rings do for my Spring table. They bring a real sense of fun with their unique glazes and I've loved coordinating them with Setting Pretty's elegant blue Ikat  Layering these different prints but keeping the same colour tones is a really fun way to play with a tablescape.
I decided to keep my table bare - I like the juxtaposition of the zinc table top against the soft linen and added my Rebecca Udall bamboo cutlery for a touch of texture and simple glasswarefrom Daylesford farm

For flowers I love dotting my little bud vases along the centre line of the table. They are so easy and simple to use. I like grouping them in threes and choosing two to three different types of flowers.
For this arrangement I used yellow Narcissi, like miniature Daffodils but a little daintier for the table and size of vase as well as my favourite Muscari or blue grape Hyacinth. I find them so charming and have also dotted them through my front garden too. Their scent is slightly less intense than their bigger counter parts and the light blue picks up the linen perfectly.
And for family members who might need nudging on the perfect Mother's day gift, one of my bud vases with a few blooms in it makes the most welcome gift.

Post lunch, I keep a cluster of my vases on the table and then dot the rest around the house. My children's night stands, the coffee table, office and bathrooms can all benefit from a spring time bloom.
Spring Tip: a simple touch that enhances spring into your home is - cucumber water. Peel 4 or 5 strips of cucumber lengthways, easiest done with a mandolin or a bread slicer if you have one. Place them in a jug of water and leave in the fridge to add a small, refreshing touch to your day.

Tata Harper's Rejuvenating Serum - 

 A new discovery for me since visiting Gleneagles and meeting Tata herself. Tata Harper's plant based skincare with raw ingredients and botanicals is sure to give my skin a spring in its step post Winter. 

Gleneagles Shortbread Biscuits -

I thoroughly savoured my time at Gleneagles in Scotland and took a few treats home from my stay there. Loving my afternoon cuppa with one of their early grey shortbread biscuits to take me back to my highland stay.

Chinti & Parker's Cardigan -

Loving C&P’s pop of spring in their knit wear. Can’t quite decide between the aqua, lime green or candy pink cardigan. 

Gucci's Flora Jasmine Eau de Parfum - 

I'm smitten with this beautifully illustrated perfume bottle by Gucci. And the heady scent of Jasmine just beckons Spring to hurry up.

John Lewis painted glass egg -

My head is already thinking about Easter and bringing out my floral sprigged table cloths and my mother’s rabbit place mats and china duck egg cups. My favourite place to pick up the best chocolate eggs and treats as well as decorations is John Lewis. They have the most beautiful floral painted glass eggs that I intend to hang from cherry blossom branches in my kitchen. 

x DB 

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