Kitchen Table Spring Centerpiece {On A Galvanized Steel Tray}

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I have put together a fresh kitchen table spring centerpiece that will really make you feel that spring has arrived!

Oh my friends!  I am doing a happy dance right now!  Gone is the snow and the never-ending dreary gray winter days.  The sun and the warmer temperatures have finally arrived – let’s just hope it’s here to stay!


Spring Kitchen Centerpiece In A Galvanized Steel Tray on the table.Pin


I’m starting the spring celebration with a spring centerpiece on my kitchen table arranged in my new Smith & Hawkins galvanized steel tray that I picked up at Target.  The tray fits my table perfectly – nice and long without being too wide or with sides that are too high.


Tulips in a white pitcher beside greenery and small bird figurine.Pin


To put my gorgeous centerpiece together, I raided my stash closet and kitchen cabinets for dishes, linens and silverware.  I didn’t really have a plan in mind – I just started gathering things that reminded me of spring and combined some of them together.  Foremost in my mind was using lots of texture in my spring centerpiece.  Any home decor without texture will fall flat every time.  Secondly, I made sure to include objects of varying heights.  The highs and lows help to draw your eye and keep it moving all around the centerpiece.  If everything was one level, your eye would tend to just skim over it.


A galvanized steel tray filled with spring items.Pin


Besides the tray, the only thing that is new are the glorious tulips that I found at At Home (formerly Garden Ridge).  I couldn’t believe how realistic they looked for the price.  My container has a very wide opening, so I added four bunches of tulips in it.


White tulips are in a white pitcher on the tray.Pin


My chippy white bird is perfect nestled on a bed of linens on top of a stack of white dishes.  Every time I see that little bird, I’m reminded of how the movers just knew that I wanted to “throw that old thing away” when they were packing for our move to the new house.  I told them they were crazy and then they looked at me like I was crazy.  Ha!


There is a rustic little bird sitting on a stack of napkins.Pin


Another little bird is sitting on her nest ready to lay some eggs.


A round topiary is sitting in a white dish on the table.Pin


My kitchen table is one of the first things that I see when I come in from the garage and this spring scene makes me happy, happy, happy.


A cup is filled with cutlery on the table.Pin


Update: I finally completed the makeover of our breakfast area after I wrote this post.  In case you’re new here or if you missed it, you can take a look at the completed area HERE.

Farmhouse Breakfast Area Reveal

Rustic Farmhouse Breakfast Area Makeover - Before & After.Pin

And get the tutorial for the diy projects that went into completing the space HERE.

Simple DIY Projects From My Breakfast Area Makeover

DIY rustic farmhouse open kitchen shelves.Pin

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  1. Suzy, I’m with you – turning my back on winter for good! It’s amazing what a weekend of nice temps and sunshine can do for the soul (and the decorating spirit!). Your centerpiece looks really nice and springy. That would make me happy to see first thing when entering the house too. Enjoy!

  2. Oh Suzy, your vignette just says “welcome spring”! I am glad the winter yuck is gone too. I just wish this warmer weather would be accompanied by just a little less rain!

    Have a great day.

  3. Nancy Carroll says:

    GF this is just gorgeous!! For a minute I thought Pookie spent a fortune on fresh tulips for you! LOL

  4. Spring fever is here big time and your home makes me smile right along with you. The tulips are just what I am looking for and such a pretty BIG bunch of them, too. Great color combo to play with. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  5. Love the vignette! The blue and green bowls are my faves!

  6. Lanita Anderson says:

    Love your spring centerpiece/vignette….especially the tray and the tulips! Great inspiration….thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi Suzy- that’s my kind of fun! Love the galvanized tray. I will have to go check that out at Target. I love to stare at a collection like this and enjoy each piece. So the movers wanted to help dispose of the little chippy bird!! LOL….sounds like something my husband would want to do! I do love those tulips. I found some at a PB outlet that are pretty darn real looking too but I don’t think they are as full as yours.

    1. Hi Liz. Yes, they wanted to get rid of my chippy bird. Crazy movers. Ha! You are so fortunate to live near a PB outlet. I have to travel 2 1/2 hours to get to one.

  8. This is beautiful and I thought the tulips were real! Great inspiration!

  9. Love your tray vignette! So pretty and springy! You’ve added just the right colours, textures and heights to make it all so interesting and fun to look at it. Love all the dishes with the scalloped edges. I had to read it twice that those tulips weren’t real!

    1. Hi Lori. It’s amazing how far silk flowers have come! I’m so glad that you like my vignette.

  10. Just gorgeous – I can’t believe how real they look ( the tulips ) we’ve come such a long way with faux flowers and plants – I can remember when they were very obviously fake from a distance lol !
    Love your centerpiece -!

    1. I remember that too, Suzan. It’s hard to believe that each bunch of these tulips was just a little over $3!

  11. I love this!! The tray is perfect…did you mention where you found it? I was so busy laughing about your “stash closet”. I have several! 🙂

    Love your blog. I’m so glad I found it at Martina’s party!

    Jane x

    1. Hi Jane. I found the tray at Target. I have waaay to much stash! lol

  12. Suzy, This is such a pretty Spring vignette and I love your dining room. Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party.

  13. So gorgeous Suzy! You have inspired me to decorate my dining table! Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday! 🙂 Julie

  14. So fresh and pretty Suzy! Love the green and white~

  15. I am so happy that spring is here too! I love warm weather! I love your spring centerpiece! I just started trying to set up tablescapes and centerpieces! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinned it!

  16. Suzy, it all looks so lovely and very inspiring for spring. I’m pleased for you that you have waved good bye to dreary winter. Here in Australia we are enjoying the last days of summer. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  17. Love your spring touches Suzy. It looks great on your table. Also loving the pig on your wall!:) Thank you for partying at my place last week. Hope you are having a great Wednesday!