Hello Friends and welcome to the Blog today. I’m using some of the thrifted items I picked up this week to put together a tablescape filled with flowers. I wanted to keep this table setting cozy and nostalgic with a definite casual air for a relaxed Summer evening.

You can see this great tablecloth covered in large exuberant flowers…just like a cottage garden. A simple bouquet of flowers is gathered in the cut glass vase I found this week. The vase is one of the heaviest ones I own. Definitely a two-handed endeavor to get to the table. The flowers are from my garden. I tried the arrangement first with only white and green flowers but it cried out for gladiolas and their pops of color.

The plate stack starts with a charger from Hobby Lobby. It’s white with a touch of rust color. Then I used my , new-to-me, dinner plates and bowls. They are Briar Rose from Churchill and made in Staffordshire, England. The plates are microwave safe and dishwasher safe so good for modern habits while keeping that cottage feel. I love the scalloped edges rimmed in dark rose and the border of flowers and vines that circle the rim of the plate. Separating the dinner plate and bowl is a dessert/salad plate by Mikasa. The pattern is English Country Garden. It invokes a cozy feel with the rim decorated with flowers and fruits.

The napkin rings are also a find from this week. They are clear art glass hand crafted and signed by CGS. They are described as vintage, modern abstract design. I just thought they were really unusual with the spiral design and reflective glass.

I used two different napkins held together with the napkin ring to create a little napkin bouquet. It picks up the colors in the tablecloth and in the centerpiece so we have three levels of the same color around the table……an exuberance of color.

To keep the feel casual and cozy I used English Milk Beakers for water glasses and some simple pottery wine glasses. Pottery works well to keep your beverages cold for a longer period of time. The are quite cute and blend in well with the tablecloth.

This overhead shot shows you how much color is actually involved in this table setting. It makes me happy just to look at it.

The flatware is a casual stainless steel pattern I picked up for a few dollars. There is nothing fancy here just Summer fun and casual living.

Hope you have some Summer fun and casual living as you go through your week.

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