Set for Spring!

It's finally feeling like spring here in Cambridge, and this week's table setting is a bright, joyous response to the rising temperatures. We love the vibrant glazes from Jars Ceramics, which pair beautifully with Garnier-Thiebaut's colorful cotton damask table linens.

This table features Jars Ceramics Tourron tableware in Jade and Avocado, a light turquoise and a saturated grass green that is the embodiment of spring. These cool tones contrast with the vivid yellows and oranges of these gorgeous Garnier-Thiebaut napkins, the Marie Galante Passion design. We just got the Garnier-Thiebaut collection in at our Newton Lower Falls location and will have it available in Cambridge next week. This is just one of dozens of wonderful styles available in these high quality table linens, so stop in soon to see the new collections!

These orange and yellow variegated tulips are in pitch-perfect harmony with the subtle prismatic pattern of the Marie Galante Passion napkin. The beautiful textured glazes of Jars Ceramic vases make them one of our favorite gift items in the store, and they have a number of small sizes that are perfect for an intimate table.

I pulled the Chilewich Basketweave placemat in Botanic for this table, the perfect foundation for the table as it combines the spring green and robin's egg blue of the Tourron tableware with a few touches of pure yellow and bold red, allowing the Garnier-Thiebaut linens to be incorporated even as they contrast (the tulips help with this as well). The Alessi Nuovo Milano flatware has a classic, gently curving silhouette in gleaming mirrored stainless steel, illuminating the table. This line can be dressed up or down, and I think it gives a slightly formal touch to this relatively casual setting, offering elegance without compromising the approachable ease of the table. 

The Diva Living glassware from Schott Zwiesel has the same bowl options as their extremely popular Diva collection but with a shortened stem for dishwasher friendliness. Like the flatware, these glasses are equally at home in formal and casual settings, a versatile, practical collection. I added to the light blue Kartio tumblers from Finnish brand iittala to complement the Tourron Avocado teacups and balance the blue/green levels on the table. 

Diva Living Chardonnay and Riesling glassware

Diva Living Chardonnay and Riesling glassware

Much of the thought behind this setting was about balancing first the blue and the green with one another, then the yellow and orange with them, then finding small elements to pull them together. The unobtrusive key here is the gently silvered Barlow Tyrie teak table, a pale neutral background that allows all of this color to pop. 

Speaking of, our outdoor furniture spring promotion started yesterday! Follow us on facebook and twitter and sign up for our mailing list to hear about this and upcoming promotions. We're on instagram now as well! Yeah social media!

Do you have a special spring table planned? I'd love to hear about it, if you do! And wishing you all a happy Easter, a wonderful passover, and a great spring.

— Meghan

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.