March 1st Table Setting on the Island

Happy first day of March everyone!  Why not, set up a table setting on the island?…

I guess it sounds like I am on an island..a tropical island!  I wish!  Well, it is a gorgeous sunny day here so I will just imagine!  The weather certainly inspired me to set the island (in my kitchen) for spring!

Spring Table Setting

After all, this is my first spring since our kitchen renovation.  Why not celebrate?!!

Spring Kitchen

Since I set the island for two, would like to join me?

Spring Table Setting

As I dug through my packed away dishes, I found these fruit plates.

tulips and fruit plates on kitchen island


I bought the tulips almost a week ago.  Luckily, they are still hanging in there but I think I will replace them soon…with more tulips!  Nothing says spring to me like tulips.

Spring Place Setting

Spring Decor in the Kitchen

Don’t you love the way the blue sky is reflecting off the granite?  Today, I even have the windows cracked open a bit!

Spring Table Setting

These green houndstooth place mats have been in my collection forever.  The light green feels so fresh and springy to me.

Kitchen Island

In order to continue the spring vibe in the kitchen, I set up a little spring vignette on the corner.

fruit plate on stand


Decorating for Spring

Island decorated for spring

Ahh, I just love this time of year.

Spring Decor

Thanks for stopping by to see my First Day of March table setting!  Spring is officially THIS month!

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Spring Table Setting on the Island - Calypso in the Country blog



  1. Ron
    March 1, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I too love the greens of spring and LOVE the placemats.

  2. Simply LKJ
    March 1, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I wish I lived closer, I'd love to join you! I love green this time of year and have added many touches of it to our kitchen and family room. And, tulips are always a welcome sign that spring is just around the corner.

  3. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    March 1, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I have those same plates. Pretty on the green checked mats.

  4. [email protected] Boys and Me
    March 1, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Love the green touches and I too have been enjoying the wonderful taste of spring these past few days. Happy (almost) Spring!

  5. Sheila Irwin
    March 2, 2016 / 4:18 am

    I love tulips too Shelley – though I don't know that mine ever last that long! And I love the houndstooth placemats, so cute!!

  6. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow
    March 3, 2016 / 12:05 am

    LOL I did think that you might be on an island but this was fun as well 🙂 Just lovely!

  7. pam {simple details}
    March 3, 2016 / 1:57 am

    So fresh and pretty, Shelley! I just love your beautiful kitchen! 🙂

  8. Lela Burris
    March 3, 2016 / 2:50 am

    This is such a bright and welcoming setting. I love that you set them on the island instead of the table. It's so much more intimate for two. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  9. Judy Biggerstaff
    March 3, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Such a beautiful island setting. Perfect for Spring, love your kitchen.

  10. Carol
    March 3, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    So pretty, Shelley! Love the plates and the placemats. I'm afraid we may have a very short Spring and jump right into Summer!Warm hugs,Carol

  11. Deborah Will
    March 3, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    How beautiful. Enjoyed your pictures.

  12. Deborah Will
    March 3, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    How beautiful. Enjoyed your pictures.

  13. Katie Clooney
    March 3, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I know I have told you before, but I love your kitchen. The Spring touches make it look like it should be in a magazine. Love your green and white check placements and the white tulips are so delicate and sweet. Hope you have a great weekend. We're supposed to get snow Fri. night. 🙁

  14. Jane Bernard
    March 3, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I love your Spring table setting! Especially those botanical plates, very pretty. And your granite kitchen Island…gah!! Love the white granite 🙂

  15. Art and Sand
    March 4, 2016 / 8:39 am

    What a lovely place setting!Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  16. March 4, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Good Morning!Your kitchen is lovely and I am so happy that you are enjoying it, aren't new or newly remodeled kitchens marvelous though!Beautiful Spring place setting!Thank you so much for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!Jemma

  17. Finding Grace Interiors
    March 5, 2016 / 1:16 am

    You Kitchen is gorgeous!! I love your island setting! so pretty! I also love tulips this time of year and have them all over my kitchen. Spring is so exciting!!

  18. Jann Olson
    March 5, 2016 / 5:20 am

    I love your touches of Spring! I adore hounds tooth and have a chair that is almost the exact same shade as your place mats. Spring is my favorite season and I am welcoming it in my home as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.hugs,Jann

  19. Laura @ Top This Top That
    March 5, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Good for you enjoying your beautiful kitchen. Cheers!

  20. Kelly
    March 5, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I don't blame you for wanting to set your island with a pretty Spring setting. It's so pretty! I bet you will enjoy your kitchen reno this Summer for entertaining.

  21. Stacey
    March 5, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Shelley, are you still just feeling like you are in a dream with that gorgeous kitchen? It's so perfect! I've always like those dishes too. In the corner on my counter I have a tray with a lamp and plate on a stand….your plate reminded me. I switch out the plate for the seasons. Such an easy but impactful little change. ;)Thanks for being with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You and your kitchen are always welcome.

  22. Blondie's Journal
    March 5, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    A pretty place setting like this makes me feel like spring is just around the corner! While I love your dishes and placemats, I was swooning over your kitchen. That island is so big and I love the light fixtures! I know redoing a kitchen is a major job but it has the most impact. Love it!New to your blog! :)Jane

  23. Sylvia
    March 7, 2016 / 2:27 am

    Shelley, This is a great table setting. Tulips are terrific as spring flowers. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  24. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    March 7, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Oh I am just green with envy over this darling tablescape!Thank you ever so much for linking up at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence adds such a ray of sunshine!

  25. Paige Davis
    March 8, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Love the plates!! Are the Johnson brothers?? I want to google them 🙂

    • Calypso In The Country
      March 8, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      Actually, they are not Johnson Brothers. I realized I had that wrong when I originally mentioned they were. It says on the back of the plates – Queens – The Royal Horticultural Society – Hookers Fruit. I bought them at Homegoods years ago. Hope that helps!

  26. Tara Lehman
    April 5, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Wow, such a gorgeous kitchen and you have set such a pretty spring table!!!

  27. Mother of 3
    March 22, 2018 / 11:32 am

    Beautiful! I just love those plates. Ours are so plain and white. Pinned.

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