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A Simple Spring Table with a Greenery Table Runner

Sharing my simple spring table and these easy steps to learn how to make a table runner using artificial greenery.

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Hello!  If you are visiting from the Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop, welcome to My Family Thyme!  My name is Lynne, and My Family Thyme is a place where I share simple DIYs, sensible tips, and savory recipes, all meant to help you make the most of your time with your family.

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I am so happy to be joining a creative group of bloggers for a Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by the lovely and very talented Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.


Springtime brings a promise of new beginnings.  It is a time when everything feels fresh and new.  Spring is also the perfect time to set a simple, neutral table that can be the perfect backdrop for this upcoming season. By using a neutral table setting, accessories can be very easily updated for the upcoming holidays, such as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.


I have been admiring all of the beautiful spring floral wreaths, garlands, and table runners on Pinterest and Instagram.  Recently, while browsing in the flower section of Hobby Lobby, I was so impressed with the collection of artificial greens and flowers.  The variety of colors and textures looked so realistic. I began collecting a few different greens and flowers to bring home. I decided to use these realistic stems to make my own greenery table runner. This was my first time putting a runner like this together.

I started with a plain muslin table runner as a base.  I had bought mine a few years ago at Hobby Lobby, but you can find a similar one here.


  • artificial lamb’s ear
  • artificial boxwood
  • wedgewood blue dogwood spray
  • neutral string
  • floral wire
  • floral wire cutters


Putting the garland together was a little trial and error.  I cut apart all of the pieces and played with the greenery until I found the right combination.  I began with the lamb’s ear, using three cut stems on each side.  Next, I filled in with two cut pieces of boxwood on each side and two of the blue dogwood sprays. When I felt like the greenery was in the right place, I wrapped green floral wire around the stem to attach it to the string.  This process helped to keep the greenery in place.


I repeated the same process on the other side of the table. Lastly, I added a couple of Dollar Store candles that have a faux-marble exterior.


The best part of this artificial greenery table runner is it is reusable.  Since it is artificial, when I am ready to change up my decor, I can wrap it and store it away until I am ready to use it again.

For the center of the table, I decided to use this beautiful cloche (a Home Goods find!).   It is like a blank canvas.  I can change the theme of this tablescape, depending what I use to fill this cloche.


The place settings for this tablescape are very simple.  Each setting is made up of a jute place mat, a Lenox Poppies on Blue dinner plate, my DIY cloth napkins, and topped with Rae Dunn Bloom and Spring Melamine Plates.




This neutral tablescape can easily be dressed up for the upcoming holidays.  Add a shamrock plant bits of green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Nests, delicate eggs, bunnies, and pastel colors can be added for Easter.  Both of my children’s birthdays are coming up later this month, so I will be dressing the table up for them.

How do you add touches of spring to your home’s decor?  For more springtime inspiration, please visit these creative bloggers!


A Casa di Bianca | Red Cottage Chronicles | Panoply
 The Little Yellow Corner Store | From My Carolina Home


Celebrate & Decorate Everyday Living  | Home is where the Boat Is | Belle Blue Interiors 
Living With Thanksgiving 


The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz | Bluesky at Home | Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Home and Gardening With Liz


Sweet Sensations | Chasing Quaintness | Our Crafty Mom | Zucchini Sisters | Life and Linda


My Thrift Store Addiction | My Family Thyme | Me and My Captain
Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Katherine’s Corner | Twelve on Main 



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  1. How talented you are Lynne, I sew a little and DIY a little but mainly I just do little…LOL Your plates Spring and Bloom are adorable. I also love a table that can be used and modified for any occasion and yours is perfect for that. Love the tutorial for your centerpiece. Thanks for joining us in this blog hop.

  2. Love your spring and bloom plates and cute stripe napkin. The napkins coordinate very well with your greenery table runner. I love lambs ear.

  3. Lynne, that’s a great display you have for an early spring tablescape, and your garland is beautiful. I love the lamb’s ear included with the blue florals and boxwood and how it all coordinates so well with your linens. Nice job on the tutorial, as those garlands ready-made can be so expensive!

  4. Lovely, Lynn, a nice simple table. I sometimes do this too, and your table will work for a couple of months! Great spring plates, the Bloom and Spring are fun!

  5. This is so fresh and pretty Lynne! I love your garland so smart! And the plates leave no doubt as to what’s going on, those are really cute! Great idea how it can be tweaked for the various upcoming holidays and birthdays! Happy hopping…

  6. Lynne, your tablescape reminds me so much of the first sweet song that I hear from the birds outside my window during the onset of the Spring season. Such a simple, uncomplicated and heartwarming melody. I am so inspired by your table with your use of natural and neutral colored elements. Your runner and floral runner make a beautiful statement. And the subtleness of the ticking napkins make it work together seamlessly. So lovely.

  7. Oh Lynne I am loving your spring Rae Dunn plates and your whole farmhouse spring table styling! You made a beautiful floral runner. I have also noticed some particularly gorgeous faux greenery at Hobby Lobby this year. The lambs ear is perfect for your table and spring!
    So happy to hop with you this week. Happy Spring!

  8. I love your tablescape! It’s beautiful. I often say “grow where you are planted, then you will truly bloom”. The Plates are so fun. Pinned. Hugs!

  9. Your table is pretty and you did a great job with your greenery centerpiece! Cloches are always a nice addition to a table, any time of the year! I know your Rae Dunn plates will be a huge hit with her fans everywhere! Thank you so much for sharing your table styling habits for another blog hop!

  10. Lynne, a simple yet charming spring table that can’t help but generate a smile with those cute “Bloom” and “Spring” plates.

  11. Lamb’s ear is so easy to work with and can fit almost any theme. The pinstripe napkins give a warm and homey feel that is just right for spring. Congratulations on this beautiful table and have a great weekend.

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    What a beautiful spring centerpiece to adorn your table! Each placesetting is so pretty and every detail of your table is lovely. It has been so much fun blog hopping with you!

  13. Cute table with your Rae Dunn plates, just singing spring!! Great job with both your napkins and the centerpiece garland, it all makes for a wonderful, welcoming table. Hope your spring is warm and wonderful!!

  14. Your Rae Dunn plates speak to me!! They are a fun way to remind us that spring is on its way. Great job on your pretty garland and you wonderful napkins. Nice way to welcome the new season!!

  15. Such a lovely runner and tablescape, Lynne! Happy to be joining you for the tablescape hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  16. I love your spring and bloom Rae Dunn plates paired with your pretty runner that you made. Lamb’s ear is always so pretty. It is a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  17. Lynne, your table looks so inviting! I like how you kept it neutral with the muslin runner and how you added texture with the jute place mats. The cloche makes the perfect centerpiece for changing out your seasonal decor. Kudos for including the tutorial for the floral table runner. It really does look very realistic! I’m just loving lamb’s ear and need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. The Rae Dunn plates are the perfect Spring touch. I love your flat lay photos, too! I’m so glad you’ve joined these hops. Happy Spring, my friend!

  18. Very pretty table to appreciate the beauty of spring. The centerpiece is so pretty. I love that you offered a tutorial. The plates are so fun and perfect for a spring tables. The natural elements re so inviting.

  19. You are very talented! The garland looks wonderful and the fact that you created it yourself is impressive! I like the Spring and Bloom dishes! The cloche with the flowers with the crocheted doily below look lovely. Your table is a beautiful welcome to spring!

  20. Lynne – This is such a fresh and pretty approach to a spring table. I’ll come out and say it – I’m not really a pink girl. So seeing your table done up in green, blue and yellow is a refreshing perspective! I am going to keep this look in mind when I start working on my Easter lunch table!!

  21. Hi Lynne! Your Spring tablescape looks so inviting! I like how you kept it neutral so you can easily transition into other seasons and holidays. The lovely glass cloche is such a great way to change up your decor. Kudos on the floral runner tutorial! It came out so pretty! I am really loving faux lamb’s ear this season. I have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby soon! The Rae Dunn plates atop the blue and white pin stripe napkins and jute place mats is very modern farmhouse. I’m also loving your flat lay photos! I’m so happy you’ve joined these tablescape hops. Happy Spring, my friend!

  22. Love your Rae Dunn Plates! What a beautiful table!

  23. Such a pretty spring table! I love Lamb’s ear and love how you have used it in your floral table runner. Your Rae Dunn plates are so fun. And I will have to take a look at your napkin post. Such a pretty ticking stripe! And, you have reminded me I need to get some rattan place mats. They look perfect under your pretty plate stack!

  24. Lynne, very pretty Spring tablescape. I love the centerpiece and the Rae Dunn dishes!

  25. Lynne, I love how you combine your patterned plates. The stripe napkin adds even more sweet contrast. You did a great job of making your floral table runner. Love the little vignette inside the cloche, too. Great to hop with you.

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