With March and Spring fast approaching, I thought I would change up our breakfast room table with A Green and White Woodsy Table Setting for Spring or St. Patrick’s Day. It is still just too wintery around here to totally plunge into our full-blown spring decorating, so this table provides a lovely transition for us.
I have been working with moss for quite a few projects around here lately. My next post will include dozens of ways you can use moss in your spring or Easter decorating, so watch for that one!
Using green obviously screams St. Patrick’s Day, but this look could continue to be used into the spring. You could easily add in some eggs, flowers, bunnies, etc. to even transition this table setting to work for Easter.
How to Create A Green and White Woodsy Table Setting for Spring or St. Patrick’s Day
- Start with a neutral foundation.
- Add a moss runner to the table.
- Place birch or wood logs on top of the runner.
- Fill in with a variety of birch or wood-themed candle holders or votives.
- Set place settings using any combination of green and white dinnerware.
- Coordinate the glassware with the theme of the table.
- Place hand-pulled pieces of moss to fill in around the logs and candles.
Let’s dive into the details of each step…
Start with a neutral foundation. Since our table is white marble, I decided to start with a burlap runner to set a neutral tone to work with the woodsy tones that are dominate in the centerpiece. If your table is neutral, you could skip this step.
The burlap runner also coordinately perfectly with some of the veining in the marble top. It also provides a nice, warm contrast to all of the moss.
Add a moss runner to the table. For the runner, I originally place it right on top of the runner and then it dawned on me that it would create a more custom look if I placed the runner on an angle instead. I really love how it added a different flair to the centerpiece.
NOTE: Please be prepared the most of the moss runners can VERY messy. I just vacuumed off the droppings as I progressed through building the table setting.
Place birch or wood logs on top of the runner. I already had a full set of birch logs that I use to decorate our basement fireplace. I recently removed it so we could use our wood burning fireplace in there and, hence, part of the inspiration for this table setting.
You could really use any size or variety of wood. I have sourced several options below. My goal was, though, to place them like you would see wood placed in a fireplace or firepit.
Fill in with a variety of birch or wood-themed candle holders or votives. Fortunately, I have a large collection of them so I just pulled from the bin where I store them. I think they can add such a coziness to a table or vignette.
Be creative (or just random) here in placing them among the logs.
For the taper candles, I bought very low candle holders so that they could be hidden under the moss.
Set place settings using any combination of green and white dinnerware. Starting with my faux wood grain chargers was an obvious choice. There are so many wonderful wood chargers out there that you could use if you don’t have any already. I also sourced some optionsfor you below.
For the rest of the place settings, I used my basic white plates and my new favorite Lenox Holiday Expressions Accent Plates (that I used for my Christmas settings this year). The evergreen patterns on them worked so well with the “woodsy” theme to create a green and white woodsy table setting or spring or St. Patrick’s Day!
And, my twig flatware was also a perfect fit! Don’t you think?!
Place hand-pulled pieces of moss to fill in around the logs and candles. Once the place settings were completed, I used a full bag of moss to place into the centerpiece to add texture. NOTE: This was another messy job!
Notice how I spread the moss beyond the main moss runner to “spillover” onto the other runner and the bare table. I think it finishes it all off so beautifully.
One of the great things about a Green and White Woodsy Table Setting for Spring or St. Patrick’s Day is that can not only be last until St. Patrick’s day (primarily because I did not use any fresh flowers), but it can also be so easily transitioned to Easter. I will certainly be using some of the pieces for sure!
You could add in small eggs or bunnies or other Easter-themed decorations. You could change out the top plates and napkins for lighter spring-toned colors. Also, you could remove all of the logs and birch candles and add fresh flowers (tulips would be divine!) and more formal candles.
To see a few other tables I have created with similar components, stop by these posts for more ideas…
I hope this inspires you to create a Green and White Woodsy Table Setting for Spring or St. Patrick’s Day. We all need a bit more brightness in our days during these unsettling times! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments in the comment section below. I just love hearing from you!