Saturday, April 27, 2024

Dining Room Table and the French Wagon

Hi friends, this has been a long week or so trying to get outside cleanup accomplished around the house and yard. I have to take it easy and not overdo it physically because I then pay for it the next few days. We have a big yard, and even though we hire out the big projects, porch cleanup and container planting are a job for me. big job.

So outside work has taken up my time and energy and the "seasonal decorating" indoors has taken a back seat. I wanted to spiff up the dining room and put together a new spring-y tabletop so I wouldn't walk by it and moan that it looks forsaken and still stuck in winter.

I put away the darker Bosphorus Toile tablerunner and replaced it with a lighter neutral toile design. My default large metal basket filled with faux hydrangeas and ivy went back on the table with my mini French Wagon alongside.

It's always fun coming up with pieces to display in the little wagon. This season I brought out my little shepherdess which I think is reproduction Meissen porcelain. When I found her she had already misplaced her dainty shepherd's "crook" and I've yet to find a replacement. I placed her on an antique edition of Ivanhoe and covered her with a larger glass cloche.

A vintage rose floral pitcher works perfectly alongside for a romantic, feminine feel. It's labeled Avon, but I've found that there was a Stratford-on-Avon Pottery in England back in the early part of the 1900's which I think this is. I filled it with a faux spring nosegay to add some extra spring color.

A 30-minute Spring table refresh went a long way to brighten up the dining room atmosphere and give me a lift too. The buffet is on the simple side with a few more sheep and an ironstone tureen. I did grab a bit of time to polish some of my vintage silver pieces. I found a silver champagne urn idea on Pinterest that I'm going to give a try.

We have a rainy stormy weekend ahead of us, so all my planted containers are sheltering on the patio and front porch. Now I'm trying to keep the squirrels out of them. New loose dirt is too tantalizing for them to ignore.

Here are a few other Dining Room looks using the wagon for Spring...


  1. Beautiful, your shepherdess is so sweet and the cloche-I must get one everyone uses them. We just finished our yard yesterday and today is inside day. You have given me great inspiration, thank you.

  2. Your French wagon is so cute -- I just love how you change it up!

  3. Debra, Love your little French cart and all the displays you have done with it - Just beautiful!! I think the shepherdess and the big lamb are my favorites. And your flowers are gorgeous!! - Patty

  4. Your Spring table vignette is lovely, Debra!! The cart is wonderful and I love how you style it season after season!

  5. I love this table! The details are adorable. Plus, it's large and in charge girlfriend. Just the way I like 'em. ;) Thank you for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday 345. I'm featuring it tomorrow. pinned

  6. Your centerpiece is gorgeous as always. Love how you mix the vintage. Be very careful with planting and cleaning the yard. Just think of how pretty it will all look. Cannot wait to see your summer porch decor. Have a good weekend. Hugs. Kris

  7. Debra, it's such a lovely 'pop' of spring and how cute is that wagon ♥
    Thank you for sharing your spring dining table vignette at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at Friday's party and pinning too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  8. An adorable picture!! For the shepherdess' crook, a skewer cut to size might be useful.


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