Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Springtime is Served!

With the arrival of spring,

I've been playing in the dirt 

rather than the dishes.

Not much time for setting tables when

a springtime garden needs attention.

When I popped into my favorite 

Anthropologie  right before Easter,

 a garden of spring dishes immediately caught my eye.

Yes, Anthropologie is "Serving Up Spring!"

~ Garden Buzz ~

An Anthropologie exclusive by

Michelle Morin.

Delightful dessert plates 

feature three different garden blooms.

~ Sunny Yellow ~

Paired with a cute bowl 

perfect for a springtime soup.

The etched details 

provide a charming touch.

As do the adorable

Elephant March napkins.

~ Ellie ~

elephant creamers 

also come in three colors.

~ Yellow ~

~ Green ~

~ Orange ~

~ Blue Garden Buzz ~

~ Green Elephant March Napkin ~

~ Red Garden Buzz ~

~ Red Etched Bowl ~

This is not a sponsored post.  

I simply wanted to share  

 Anthropologie's "garden delights".

To help your own springtime dish garden grow,

I'm offering one of my followers a 

$50 gift card to Anthropologie.

All you have to do is leave a comment below.

If you share this post on your blog or social media site, 

leave me a message for additional chances.

Random # Generator will select a

winner on May 1, 2014.

Open to all followers 

who love to shop Anthropologie.

My way of thanking those who follow along with me @

Hyacinths for the Soul


Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. So colorful and cheerful! Look at those elephant creamers! I have pigs and cows, but elephants, what fun!

  2. Added it to tonight's post!
    Thanks for the chance, Sarah!

  3. Oh, these dishes just made me sigh...I love them all! And the elephant napkins. Lately I have been enjoying the "unexpected" with my tables. These would be perfect. The Gardener's Book lying on the table looks interesting...did you have a chance to peek in it?

    We don't have an Anthro nearby, thankfully. We are a dangerous pair! Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway!


  4. Needless to say the 'ele' napkins would be a spectacular addition to my table, springtime, anytime!! I Iove those beautiful animals.

    I'm one happy bunny though because soon I will not have to travel 1/2 hr. to Durham to visit Anthropologie……..they are in the middle of fitting out a beautiful shop just two minutes from my house……and my g-daughter Jasmin is hoping to get a part time job there! It will be hard to stay out of the store - they have such adorable things.

    Thanks for showing us these lovely dishes etc. Sarah…..I would appreciate being added to the exciting drawing for the generous gift.

    Sending hugs as always - Mary x

  5. I love Anthropologie!

    Very cute dishes. So cheery and fun! Great idea for a spring feature.

    What a nice giveaway.

  6. I will be posting on facebook.

  7. Those are just adorable! I love Anthropologie...the cute aprons, great reads, dresses...I could go on! Posting on my Pinterest board. Thank you for sharing!!

  8. Whata a generous giveaway, Sarah! Some lucky winner will have so much fun picking up some happy Spring time dishes at Anthropologie. xo

  9. Dearest Sarah,
    You do show some very lovely pieces for use during the spring, especially nice for outdoor settings.

  10. I would love decorating my table with those beautiful dishes.

  11. Thank you for sharing these treasures from Anthropologie Sarah. I love to shop Anthropologie! It's such a colorful store. Thanks for generous giveaway. xo

  12. I cannot wait to get into my garden to clean, arrange then set out my dishes on my bistro table. Oh Sarah, HOW LOVELY and happy are these designs! Enjoy every dirty encounter out there! I want to trim my boxwoods so badly; this year, they suffered a lot of damage, and that's a first in 18 years. HAVE FUN and thank you so much for your birthday wishes! I had a fantastic day! Love to you, Anita

  13. Oh, Sarah - this lovely post almost makes me want to run out of my house and work in the garden! Well, almost... It seems to always be too hot here - lol!! I do love those plates and the elephant creamers are too adorable. Thanks for sharing - I do love Anthropologie and, if I won, it would be a great excuse for an Atlanta shopping trip (as if I need an excuse!!).

  14. Hi Sarah, what a wonderful and springtime inspiration. The dishes are gorgeous and those sweet colorful cow creamers are darling. Love Anthropologie.
    I have been really enjoying being in our Texas garden once again. Best time of the year. Your giveaway is very generous~
    Happy Thursday!!

  15. Sarah, you know how I too love Anthro. I visited the shop in Atlanta before Easter and wished I had room in my china cabinet for all those lovely dishes. Knowing all the work you've put into your garden I'm sure it will be lovely. I'll add you to my sidebar.
    Hugs sweet friend...........


  16. I love the water lillies.. so watercolorish..and the shapes of the plates..
    What a great table..I love that store..must admit.. we have 1 in Mtl..quite far..I have been only once to buy a gift for a friend..and I don't think she liked it:( Remember the egg crates? when they first came out?
    Love your garden tools..unlike anyone elses..
    We're in the garden too..the messy Spring clean up..
    But still..:)

  17. Oh- Sign me up, Sarah. I am smitten with all those Spring dishes. We still do not have ANY thing growing or blooming here. So, maybe I can buy some blooming dishes!;)

    Have a wonderful day, Sarah. xo Diana

  18. Oh Sarah, I love to roam around at Anthropologie! What awesome dishes, I'm always in awe of everything in that store!
    Have a wonderful day~

  19. Beautiful them all.

  20. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Dear Sarah! Oh my! I love anthropologie! So fun to see all your photos :0)
    Have a great day,

  21. Oh, I am so glad you took us along with you to Anthropologie. So many beautiful things. I do believe Red Garden Buzz is my favorite.

    Thank you for sharing, Sarah, and thank you for this wonderful chance to win.

    I hope to see you again for Pink Saturday this weekend.

  22. Just shared this on How Sweet The Sound Facebook page, Sarah.♥

  23. Love the colors and patterns of these dishes and just how cute is the elephant creamer?? Thanks for a chance to win a gift card! That would make my day for sure! Hugs to you Sarah!


  24. Beautiful dishes and linens.
    I just checked to see where the closest one to me is...not very far from where I do my thrift store shopping...I will be checking out their dishes and linens next week when I am up in the city. I had no idea there was a store so close.
    Have a wonderful week, Sarah!

  25. How FUN!! I want to go shopping with you, Sarah!

    I have a SIL who collects elephants but only ones with their trunks held high...those are supposed to be good luck. I bet she would ♥ one of those creamers. Thanks for the idea!


  26. oooops...forgot to say that I put a link to this post up on my blog's sidebar. I borrowed your beautiful hyacinth header for the photo...hope you don't mind. I wish you could see all my hyacinths blooming & I just bought 4 more PINK ones this morning & have them planted already. Smells like Heaven when you come up the front walk!!!

  27. Oh how I love Anthropologie.... I could spend forever in the store. So lucky to have one now in our area. Would love to win. It would be an early birthday gift to me!


  28. Those dessert plates are just fabulous Sarah! Oh I do love love anthropologie! And we are all about elephants around here, I must pop in and get of of those creamers and some napkins...thanks so much for the shopping trip!!


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  30. I love Anthropologie! Thank you for the giveaway!

  31. How beautiful Sara...! The Anthropology store is fabulous, everything is unique there! I've had a chance to be there last year! Lucky winner!
    The colors and the patterns of these dishes are amazing!
    Enjoy your weekend in the garden my friend.

  32. I've been digging in the dirt too Sarah and my aching back and allergy eyes and nose are protesting! A trip to Anthro is long overdue, especially since they're serving up spring! Dish gardening is my favorite kind of gardening and doesn't require Zyrtec this time of year :) Thanks for the chance to win and generous giveaway ♥

  33. Hi Sarah, Pinned and shared on FB! ♥

  34. Hello Springtime - sure would love the dishes in yellow. Daffodils are my favorite.

  35. That garden of dishes grows very well!

  36. After the Polar Vortex these plates delight and my me hope of spring!

  37. Anthro has such fun things don't they? I have been out gardening too - today I was painting the wrought iron railing - my hands, face, feet and even my hair was black - it was a bit windy. Hope I can get it out of my hair! But I am glad I figured out how to do it and didn't have to hire a painter!

  38. I've never been to an Anthropologie store (can you believe it?), but I've heard they have really neat things. I love different kinds of creamers, so it would be fun to have an elephant one.

  39. I love browsing at Anthropologie. They always provide me with inspiration, thanks for sharing their spring bounty!

  40. I am so glad that there is not an Anthropologie store in Ventura. It is one of my all time favorites.

    I love those yellow and red bowls and how fun are the elephants. They remind me that I had an elephant collection years ago.

  41. Hi Sarah..not a single Anthropology store anywhere around here. My daughter loves that store and I have never been in one! I hear they are a great place to find neat stuff!
    Wish we had one!!

  42. What a great store for inspiration. I love shopping in stores that are all ready for spring.

  43. Those little elephant creamers are so cute! :)

  44. I have to say that the royal blue and aqua birdhouse in the first image completely captured my heart!

    This is such a generous giveaway Sarah and I thank you for the opportunity. May you be blessed 10 fold.

  45. Beautiful and fun dishes, Sarah! Love all of them!

  46. Oh I just love all those dishes! Not that I need anymore...but a girl can look! So cheerful and colorful for spring! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

  47. Sarah,

    I love Anthropologie, but the store in my local mall closed so visiting one is a bit more of a journey - BUT if I won I'd make the journey! since I don't go there that often, it's so fun to see it through your lens.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  48. I love the dishes! And the elephant is too cute!

  49. So pretty Sarah!
    You have such a gift with setting the perfect table.
    LOVE Anthropologie stores --- their displays send me over the moon with delight.

  50. Beautiful picks! I love anthro too.



  51. Me ha encantado visitar tu bloc. Despues de las vacaciones de Semana Santa y la fiesta de Sant Jordi, continuaremos con las limpiezas ecológicas primaverales y esta semana le toca a la cocina espero que os guste y os sea de utilidad y por eso te invito a visitar mi blog. Si te ha gustado espero que si no eres seguidora te hagas ahora.

  52. I just love Anthropologie. I have a beautiful Suzani inspired rug from A that I have used for over 10 years in 2 countries and 3 houses. I would love a little green elephant formy kitchen shelves.

  53. They have the cutest dishes! Your so generous to give that away! Thanks for joining HSH!

  54. Oh my goodness Sarah! What a wonderful giveaway that I almost missed! Loving the elephant creamers and the flower plates are calling me :-)

  55. Beautiful! I love the dishes. Elephants are great fun for a tablescape.

  56. So pretty!
    I visited Anthropologie for the first time while in Edmonton - we don't have one on the Island. What a treat for the eye! I found one perfect drawer pull - just what I'd been seeking for a long time.

  57. What a great giveaway! I love the elephant creamers. So cute and fun.

  58. Anthropologie is such a fun and happy place to shop! Love these!

  59. Hey Sarah - these dishes are vibrant! I've been spending time in the garden too! Such a thoughtful giveaway! I appreciate you and appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  60. So pretty! I really love the sweet elephants!


  61. So bright and colorful Sarah! I love it. Thanks for sharing with SYC and thanks for the chance to win. I am posting this on my sidebar under give aways also.

  62. Sarah,
    As much as I like the dishes, I love the vintage garden tools more. Are they yours or for sale? Thanks for sharing the colorful Anthropologie dishes and for the giveaway.


  63. What a happy table could be set with all those great bright items. { sigh}

  64. Cute dishes! Love the flower pots and bird houses, too. Great giveaway, Sarah!

  65. Hi Sarah,

    Such pretty designs and colours on these sets of dishes; a perfect serving of spring, indeed! Now, if only the sun would take its seat, so the spring feast can begin!


  66. Love those elephant creamers. I just never get to Anthropologie since I moved out of the area. Bummer. I should sign up for online emails or something, just to stay connected.

  67. Great dishes, looks like such a great place to shop!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  68. I love those bright elephant creamers! I should have popped into Anthropologie when I was in NYC a few weeks ago!


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