The Good Shepherd Spring Tablescape


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Good Shepherd spring tablescape


Last month, I scored two pieces of oilcloth for $1 each at the thrift store. I love using oilcloth outdoors because it wears better during the scorching Texas summers than anything else I've found, but finding it at the thrift store was a first!


Good Shepherd spring tablescape


As I'm writing this, it's dark and dreary outside, but fortunately that wasn't the case when I styled this tablescape. The weather that day was so gorgeous, I decided to feature an outdoor tablescape. The green and white oilcloth looks so spring-like I was thrilled that one of the pieces was large enough to use as a tablecloth. I set a table for two--layering vintage jadeite, pink Hazel Atlas, and Noritake. I really love pairing these shades of pink and green.


Good Shepherd spring tablescape




Good Shepherd spring tablescape


In keeping with the soothing green and pastels spring hues, I was reminded of the parable of the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-30) and thought it a fitting theme for my spring tablescape.   


Good Shepherd spring tablescape
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." 


When I was a little girl, I loved reading the story of The Ninety and Nine. (Luke 15:3-7) In fact, when I found this vintage chalkware shepherd at an antique mall a few years ago, it immediately brought back the memory of the illustration below. The childhood book has seen better days, but I treasure it! The large white sheep is another previous thrift store find, as are the small vintage lamb figurines. {See how to create blooming peony placemats, here!


Good Shepherd spring tablescape


Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ Luke 15:4-6.


Good Shepherd spring tablescape
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25 comments:

  1. Cecilia you are so right to celebrate the love of Jesus when one of his own is lost, but now found and brought back into the fold. He is indeed the Good Shepherd.
    Your outdoor table is a delight and what a score on those oil cloths. I remember my mother had oil cloth tablecloths for years on our formica kitchen table. I also love your pink Hazel Atlas, I have a set of the pink and the blue, but in the ruffle pattern. The Jadeite is always special. Did you know Joanna Barnes has a new line of Jadeite in her collection? I have a few pieces of those and they always make me smile. Mixing Pink and green is such a good combination. It is fun blog hopping with you and all the other bloggers. I always say if one can not find inspiration from any of these tablescapes, they are not looking.

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  2. Cecilia, I love your chalkware shepherd and sheep and beautiful scriptures as well as your childhood bible story book. How comforting to know God takes care of his sheep.
    Your jadite pieces and pink and green theme table with little lambs looks nice outside on a nice spring day in Texas.

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  3. Cecilia, I love the colors on your table. What a bargain on the oilcloth and it looks beautiful. I love your flatware pockets, those are so pretty! Your theme is perfect...Jesus, the Good Shepherd. I'm thankful he chose to find each one of us lost sheep! Hugs!

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  4. What a sweet display of the beloved sheep and shepherd, Cecilia. I love the oilcloth and your mix of soft palette for the spring table. How brilliant to use the old cloth for flatware pockets. This all makes my vintage heart beat a little faster.

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  5. That is so sweet, your sheep are charming. Your favorite jadeite looks wonderful in an outdoor setting for two.

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  6. What a lovely Spring theme! The shepherd and lambs are so sweet, and lovely with your pink and green! Love your pretty plate stack and the pattern on the oil cloth. Happy hopping Cecilia!
    Jenna

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  7. What a beautiful table and that oil cloth is outstanding.

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  8. What a lovely Spring tablescape to have in an outdoor setting. The beautiful oilcloth is such a great find and really makes the tablescape pop against all of the dark green background. The large sheep is another special item. It truly makes a charming statement along with your pastel colored plates. Your repurposed tablecloth into flatware pockets is such a great idea. It works so well and gives new life to an older item. The Good Shepard is a wonderful reminder of God's everlasting love. So lovely that it is all tied in with your gorgeous Spring tablescape.

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  9. What a beautiful and uplifting post! I am so glad Jesus picks me up and carries me back to the fold when I wander astray!

    That oil cloth is gorgeous! What a find! Your table is precious with the little sheep and I love the book.

    So happy to hop with you twice this week. Happy spring!

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  10. Such a lovely table and the sheep and shepherd are so sweet. Pinned and sending hugs!

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  11. Another awesome tablescape. My mom always had oilcloth tablecoths when we were kids--before plastic ones! I am going to remember the flatware pockets idea; great for transporting silver outdoors neatly! My minister is a hoot and he occasionally says, "Jesus loves all of us, but I'm His favorite." Sounds like that lost sheep to me! Pink and green together SCREAM springtime/Easter to me; love that combo.

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  12. Oilcloth is a perfect base for a tablescape. Your table is a nice nod to heartfelt message. I love the combination of the Jadeite with the pink plates, I keep thinking I need to add some Jadeite to my dish collection...but of course I don't really NEED any more dishes. thank you so much for sharing your table styling talents with us for another blog hop!

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  13. Cecilia, I've never used oilcloth and after seeing your tablescape I'm gonna start. What a find! Love it. A great color scheme for a charming spring table.

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  14. Oilcloth is new to me but I love how you've used it. The bible verse here is so inspiring and you've done it justice. Moving forward I plan to add some Jadeite to my stash, it is very pretty. Beautiful styling and theme. It's been a pleasure blog hopping with you.

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  15. Cecilia, I love your spring tablescape and the message it conveys. Everything looks beautiful and the oilcloth makes the perfect underpinning. It has been so much fun blog hopping with you! Happy Spring!

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  16. What a beautiful color palette, I agree with everyone else- that your oil cloth makes a fabulous base for your spring table. Wonderful theme, very pretty, love the vintage repurposed tablecloth as the flatware pockets.

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  17. I love your use of scripture and the beautiful message! As sheep, we are prone to wander, but The Good Shepherd comes to our rescue! The oilcloth is the perfect foundation for your tablesetting. I love the platestack and the sweet lambs and shepherd. It is has been fun hopping with you this week!

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  18. Oilcloth is new to me too. Beautiful scripture. The good shepherd is hard at work. Love the sheep and the story. Your plate stack is lovely

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  19. As above, this is so special. I have a collection of sheep and shepherds in honor of the Good Shepherd that I would love to share as part of a lovely setting like this.

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  20. I’ve always been curious about oilcloth. I love how fresh that pattern is and with your choice of dish colors your table really speaks spring! Those flatware pockets are brilliant. Great way to repurpose an old tablecloth.

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  21. Such a lovely post, Cecilia! I love how you were inspired by the Good Shepherd!

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  22. Cecilia, I so love your tablescape and the Good Shepard theme. I have a print of Jesus helping a lamb escape from a briar patch that my grandmother gave me when I was a child. It is one of my favorite things. l just love how you displayed your treasured old book on your table. The green and pink color scheme is lovely. The vintage figurines are darling. And the jadeite plates and cups, oh my! It's been a pleasure hopping with you. Happy Spring!
    Rebecca @ Zucchini Sisters

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  23. Cecilia, you have captured the Good Shepard theme beautifully. I adore your plate stack. Those shades of green and pink are perfection together! Those little lambs are so sweet. And that oilcloth. Wow! Gorgeous.

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  24. Cecilia, I love the Good Shepard theme you created and the Spring tablescape is so pretty! The napkins are my favorite!

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  25. Cecilia, well, I can understand the up and down with our Texas spring weather. So glad that you got to style your table outside. I love the pink and green colors. I’d never thought of using an oil cloth outside. Great that you found one that was perfect at the thrift shop. I love the verse behind the theme of your tablescape and your shepherd figurine is so sweet. Lovely job friend.

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