Welcome to the blog today, Friends. Can you believe we’re in the second week of August? School is right around the corner and Fall is coming closer all the time. Summer is really not my favorite month. I reserve that for Fall, Winter and Spring but Summer has its advantages. It’s light out longer! There are beautiful colors in the garden and you can harvest herbs and vegetables for preparing meals. That’s all good. Just not a fan of the heat and humidity. However, I do love setting a table filled with flowers like the one for today.
I decided to do this one in pinks and greens…..another favorite color combination for Summer. As you can see the pinks and greens in the chargers and napkins alternate around the table. Do you love these placemats as much as I do? I found these recently for $2 and they are beautifully embroidered flowers on white linen. I don’t think they were ever used. The centerpiece picks up the green and white accents. I used one of my favorite polka dot teapots for the vase.
The plate stack consists of either a pink or a green charger in a flower shape, a dinner plate by Nikko, a salad/dessert plate by Churchill and a bread and butter plate by Susan Cooper. Each plate sports flowers around the rim and alternates a band of green or pink on the edge. You can never have enough flowers. All the plates are thrifted as is everything else on the table.
The silver-pate is Spring Garden by Holmes and Edwards. Picked up a service for 12 this past week with 4 serving pieces and a wooden silver box to hold it all. I liked the simplicity of the pattern with a nice little flower inlay.
The crystal is also a new acquisition. The water glass is Gorham’s Regalta and the wine glass is by Cristal de Flandre in the Salzburg pattern. Though the patterns are different, I think they compliment one another and cut glass always adds to the beauty of the table.
Here’s a close up of my teapot and flanking tri-colored pillar candles. I think it adds a bit of fun to the tablescape.
I used napkin rings shaped like roses to hold the napkins. A simple fan fold allows the plates to be seen and adds some interest.
The color palate ties everything together allowing for a pretty, colorful, table setting perfectly suited to Summer.
Another view of the whole table as you face the garden. The lush greens outside the window help set the scene for this Summer Flower table setting. Makes me want to sit down and relax while watching the birds out the window.
We’ll all be planning for Fall decor soon and I’m already thinking about things to do. Still, there’s plenty of time for summer fun and gatherings with Family and Friends. Hope you have a great week thrifting for treasures.