Today I’m sharing how to create a spring lantern tray vignette. See how you can combine a variety of everyday items with spring accents to create a pretty kitchen table arrangement or centerpiece.
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It’s time for our February Pinterest challenge and as you can guess our theme is spring lanterns. This PC is going to be so good, so grab a cup of coffee and settle in for lots of inspiring ideas.
If this is your first time to join us for a Pinterest challenge, this is how it works. Our host Cindy over at County Road 407, selects a photo for us to recreate, and each participant puts their own spin on the photo.
The best part is seeing how everyone interprets the image, and we always have an interesting variety. Be sure to click through all the links at the end of my post.
To see last year’s February PC click on Styling A Bar Cart For Early Spring.
If you’re popping over from my friend Kristin of White Arrows Home, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I’m so happy you’re here! Don’t you love Kristin’s sweet and simple spring vignette?!
Our photo inspiration this month is from On Sutton Place featuring Ann’s darling spring lantern centerpiece. Be sure to visit her blog to see her classic style of decorating and simply delicious recipes.
Spring Lantern Tray Vignette
Here’s what I’m focusing on to create a springtime centerpiece for our kitchen table.
- woven tray
- organic element
- white pitcher
Building a Tray Vignette
One of the easiest ways to start building a vignette is to use a tray. Think of it as corralling or fencing in your accessories, so they don’t wander off too far.
My starting point for this vignette is a pretty rattan tray basket with tall sides and fabulous texture. Then I’m adding a book inside the tray to use as a platform.
The book also creates a sturdy foundation since the vintage lantern I have is missing its base. This old lantern is missing its glass sides too, but I don’t mind at all, because it adds a bit of rustic character.
I’m creating another platform with a simple stack of white plates. Without them the cute woven bunny looks lost inside the tray.
For the majority of our Pinterest challenges, I make a point of using what I already have on hand, especially if that means using items in ways I haven’t thought of before.
The exception this time is splurging on the woven bunnies from Target for $5 each. What can I say, they’re too hard to resist! (I could only fit one bunny into the vignette, so the other one is one the open shelf.)
Spring Lantern Vignette Finishing Touches
By the way, did you notice the mini carrots? These are so easy to make using air dry terracotta clay. To see how to create your own by checking out my post DIY Air Dry Clay Carrots.
I love how the mini carrots look tied into bundles. The blue and white string coordinates with the striped ribbon on the lantern and the woven bunny.
Blue and orange make a fun color combination for spring, but of course you gotta have something green as well. A little fern is my organic element for the vignette. I think the delicate stems look so sweet sticking out the sides of the lantern, and it brings the vignette to life.
The only thing left to mention is the white pitcher, but instead of stems like in Ann’s centerpiece, I’m using silver spoons. Perfect for the kitchen table, right?!
Take your vignette one step further by adding dishes, napkins and glasses on the table for an impromptu gathering.
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Up next in our Pinterest challenge is Lora of Create and Ponder sharing her spin on a spring lantern centerpiece. Be sure to check out her moss bunnies and spindle carrots!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll enjoy clicking through the spring inspiration links below.
Our Pinterest Challenge Continues…
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