Hydrangea-Inspired Blue and White Table Setting

Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape

It’s hard to believe it’s the beginning of March already. Here in South Carolina, the daffodils and star magnolias are already blooming. Spring is definitely on its way!

This time of year always makes me want to celebrate that nicer weather (and gardening season) will be here soon. And I usually do that by creating a spring inspired tablescape.

Blue and white hydrangeas are the table inspiration | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
Blue and white hydrangeas are the table inspiration

To me, one of the easiest ways to find table setting inspiration is to get a bouquet (or two) of flowers and use them as the basis for my color scheme. While I was at the grocery store, I just happened to see these beautiful blue and white hydrangeas and thought they would be perfect!  Blue is my favorite color and I love hydrangeas, so there certainly wasn’t a long drawn-out decision making process.

And so my hydrangea-inspired blue and white table setting was born!

The Centerpiece

Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

Since the flowers were the inspiration for the table, I did the centerpiece first.

I combined the hydrangeas with some white roses to fill out the bouquet.  And used a simple white pitcher as the vase.

Floral spikes help keep flowers in place | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
Floral spikes help keep flowers in place

Since pitchers have a fairly wide opening, I put one of these floral spikes in the bottom. Then you can stick the stems onto the spikes and they stay in place.

A twist tie keeps the stems close together | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
A twist tie keeps the stems close together

Since one of the stems was bent, I also used a twist tie around the stems to keep the hydrangeas bunched together.

White roses look good with the hydrangeas | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
White roses look good with the hydrangeas

Then I added in the roses.  I think this is one of my favorite flower arrangements ever! And it was so easy to do.

The Place Setting

Since I was doing a blue and white table setting, a white tablecloth seemed like the way to go.  This one made in India has very pretty white embroidery that adds some extra detail.

Blue and white place setting layers | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
Blue and white place setting layers

As usual, I like to use different patterns for the different layers in the table setting.

I layered blue woven placemats, a white ruffled-edge charger, blue and white toile dinner plates and a white appetizer plate. All of the plates have some detail around the edges which brings them all together, even though the patterns are different.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

Blue napkins were the final touch. Alternating the blue and white colors in each layer really makes the color scheme stand out.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

I originally tried this with a white floral napkin ring but it seemed a little too fussy. So in the end I added a mini-hydrangea pot to each plate.

Place setting decorations are made from a candle holder and a napkin ring | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.
Place setting decorations are made from a candle holder and a napkin ring

These are actually made up of a mercury glass tea light holder with a faux hydrangea napkin ring pushed into it.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

I really like the way it echoes the hydrangea arrangement in the middle of the table.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

To keep with the clean and simple theme, I used my antique silverware and I think it goes perfectly!

The table also looks good with the napkin on the side if you prefer not to have it on the plate.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

The Finishing Touches

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

Since I wanted the flowers to be the main centerpiece focus, I didn’t want to add too many other decorations to the table.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

I went with simple stemmed water glasses that have a small silver band around the top.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

Then added a couple of candle holders (made from a stemless wine glass for the outside, some sand in the bottom, a few faux pearls and a tealight candle holder).

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

Finally I borrowed a few blue and white balls (that are normally in a bowl in my bedroom) and placed them around the table. Fortunately, they actually have a flat side, so they don’t roll around when you put them down the right way.

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

For the buffet, I left my usual candelabras, and added some white daisies to one of my many blue and white vases. These are usually in my office (you can see my office makeover HERE), but work really well for this setting!

 | Hydrangea-inspired Blue and White Tablescape | If you're looking for Easter dinner or spring table ideas, this blue and white table setting has a hydrangea centerpiece that is perfect for the occasion. The blue and white place setting is really pretty, too.

I love the way this table turned out! (Of course, since blue and white is one of favorite color combinations, I probably shouldn’t be too surprised about that).

Now I just have to invite some people over for dinner 🙂

Hopefully you have found some inspiration for your own spring tablescape (especially if you are in an area that still feels like winter).

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    • Thanks, Janice! Unfortunately, I received the tablecloth as a gift so I’m not sure where it came from. It is cotton and Made in India so you might be able to find something similar at a linen shop that does imports.

  • Love the blue and white. Where did you get the blue placemat and the charger next to it! And … the napkins rings?

    • Thanks, Dot! The placemat and napkin rings came from Pier 1. And the charger is from wayfair.com. The images under Shop The Table at the bottom of the page link to the exact products if you don’t want to search for them 🙂

  • Lovely setting. I have the same blue dishes, placemats, and silver! I think there may be a kindred spirit there!
    The white square plates are pretty. I pared mine with Italian Countryside.

    • Hi Sarah…it definitely sounds like we have the same style! Italian Countryside sounds like it would be really pretty, too 🙂

  • THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! I’m just swooning.? I love blue too. I even named my blog after it. Any lover of blue is a friend of mine?! I’ll definitely be following your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  • Hi! Where did you find the square blue and white plates? I have been looking for such for quite some time now. I have two cake stands and two serving bowls with this particular design. Kindly point me to where I could buy them. Thank you.

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