Spring Fresh Decorated Console Table

Decorating a console table for Spring with faux tulips and daffodils, books and vintage ironstone.
vintage ironstone creamer with candles

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Hi friends, it's time for another Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. It may still be winter, but we have spring on our minds and the ladies of the monthly Pinterest Challenge group are excited to bring you some Spring inspiration! If you've hopped over from Our Southern Home, welcome! Christy's home is such a classic and her cottage style table is so beautiful! 

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The challenge this month is a Spring decorated console table. I was so excited to see some of my favorite items featured in the inspiration photo. Each of us created our own take on this gorgeous inspiration image by Sincerely Marie Designs.

spring console table

You'll get to see what my friends did a little further down, but first I'll share my take on Amanda's inspiration table. I love the classic look of Amanda's table and her Spring vignette is right up my alley.

The elements from this inspiration table that I chose to incorporate into my own Spring design were:

  • stacks of books
  • vintage ironstone
  • Spring plant
  • woven element

I don't actually have a console table in my home, but I do have an antique organ bench that I've been using as a table every since Mr DIY's parents gave it to us.

It's a rustic piece that fits in beautifully with our modern farmhouse cottage style. As with most furniture in my home, it's moved around quite a bit. I used to have it in the dining room under my huge DIY white French chalkboard.

Funny story about this piece... if you look closely at the bottom rail, it looks as though Millie was chewing on it. What actually happened was that in one of our cross-country moves, a bicycle pedal was wedged up against it. As it slowly turned over the miles, the edge of the pedal gouged the rail. I felt sick when I first saw the damage, but over the years it's just become a part of our story! You can find out more about our moves here. 

But for this challenge I brought the antique organ bench into our sunroom and positioned it against our reclaimed wood wall to serve as a console table, which is the base of my Spring design.

wood wall, Spring decorated console table and neutral furnishings

Stacks of books

The bench/table is quite narrow, which only allowed for a single stack of books. I chose some of my favorite design and home decor books to feature like this one and this one...oh and this one

stack of decor books

I also utilized a small drop cloth covered footstool to carry on the decorative elements in a an oval wicker tray, like a stack of old books with turquoise spines, a pair of white embossed mugs and some of my favorite faux white tulips.

woven basket with book stack and tea cups

White ironstone

I loved seeing that Amanda used white ironstone on her table. I've been collecting white ironstone for years and have amassed a nice amount, which I usually display in my dining room. It may be my favorite collection ever!

While she used a couple of platters, I used a stack of small bread plates as well as a vintage creamer on my Spring table.

I also used a white ironstone platter underneath the focal point of this Spring vignette, my DIY nest centerpiece.

tulip and daffodil centerpiece

pink life like faux tulips

Spring plant

Amanda used a mix of fresh and faux flowers in her display. I chose to go all faux and I'll be sharing the tutorial for this colorful Spring centerpiece tomorrow.

I found some beautiful, life-like faux tulips and daffodils on Amazon, and turned them into this vibrant and fresh centerpiece, which is so perfect for Spring. Pink tulips are maybe my favorite flower ever, and I love to decorate with them as much as possible!

It took a few years to train Mr DIY to buy me pink tulips instead of red roses! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒท

My floral centerpiece also ties back to the "woven element" that inspired me in Amanda's home.

antique organ bench as console table

white faux tulips in wicker tray

Make sure to head over to Paula at Sweet Pea next to see how she decorated her table for Spring. There are 17 different interpretations of this month's Spring console challenge, I hope you will be sure to visit all my friends below!

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  1. HI Cindy, I love this console table behind the wall. I think this one is a favorite of mine! It looks so pretty against the planked wall. I need tulips. Denver has barely had a winter so it is hard to think spring! laura

  2. Cindy,
    Your table is styled so beautifully! So fun doing these together!

  3. Oh I adore your grouping. Your spring plant is amazing. Love the chair and tray too!

  4. Cindy, there are so many things about this table that I love, I don't even know where to begin. First, the organ bench is swoon-worthy! I love the memory behind it's "damage". Next-- the tulips! I love tulips too and have more white and pink faux tulips than I can count! And finally, white ironstone! I also have a collection and ador it! The way you brought it all together is perfection. :-)

    I'd love it if you want to share your spring table at my Sundays on Silverado Link Party, too, which is open now. ๐ŸŒท
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  5. I love your organ bench as a console against the wood wall, it looks stunning and your vignette is perfect. You've created such a pretty similar display as the inspiration pic and those tulips are to die for.

    1. Thanks for those sweet comments Marty, I really appreciate it!

  6. Your spring table is so beautiful Cindy! And the planked wall backdrop is the perfect touch. I love using faux flowers this time of year, it makes it so much easier. And they look so real. Well done my friend.

  7. Great job explaining your PC! I love that organ bench and honestly have never ever seen one. What a treasure and it turned out beautifully! Love it all. Thanks so much for joining us. Pinned!

  8. Your table looks lovely, my friend! Love the ironstone pitcher holding the tapers. So pretty!

  9. The organ bench is just gorgeous and I love the flower arrangement. I can't wait to see how you made it. The ironstone plates in the tall stack are so cute! Love it all Cindy!

  10. Cindy, the first I noticed was your amazing wall! Using an organ bench is a great idea. Love the woven basket with the tulips. Stacking the small plates for height is a wonderful idea. You've created a lovely spring setting.

  11. My vintage loving heart swooned when I saw your antique organ bench. It is so pretty and it makes a great table to use for decorating. Your spring decor is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Paula, it's a special piece! My in-laws had re-stained it and didn't like the finish, but I always loved it!

  12. Your comment about training your hubs to buy tulips instead of roses made me laugh! Reminded me how the first time my hubs brought me flowers, it was a plant, because it would live longer; much more practical;) Love your beautiful take on this challenge! That table is gorgeous and love your nest floral arrangement. So fun to see everyone's different styles on these challenges! Happy Spring, Cindy!

    1. I was tired of him wasting money on flowers I didn't like! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท Thanks so much Lora!

  13. Cindy, Your console table works so well with that accent wall! You did a lovely job with this challenge, and I am in love with how beautiful those tulips and daffodils are!

  14. Oh this is just so beautiful! I love the gorgeous wood tones of the organ bench and the pop of color the flowers bring. Can't believe they are faux! Everything is so pretty!

  15. Cindy, using your bench as a table is such a great idea. Perfect for a small spot. I love the items that you used for the vignette and those tulips are gorgeous!

  16. This is all so beautiful and I am in love with that wall!! It's so amazing! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home


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