Flower and Herb Table Setting

Did you know that some herbs grow throughout the Winter allowing you to have fresh herbs from the garden. Herbs like rosemary, thyme and sage grow year round in my area. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, for a simple table setting combining a soft palate with some Winter herbs and Spring-like flowers.

This tablescape started with a tablecloth I had forgotten all about. I packed it away last Fall after finding it at the Thrift Store. It’s quite pretty with a white background and pale yellow and green stripes running throughout. Little tufts of yellow or green are scattered across the cloth and it is weighted with a rolled hem.

Next I added this pretty, white cotton, runner. It has raised embroidery along the edges of the leaves and flowers and looks quite lovely with the tablecloth.

A cut glass medium-sized vase was filled with flowers in whites, yellows and greens and placed in the center of the runner pulling all the colors together.

Only three pieces were used in the plate stack to keep it simple and uncomplicated for this setting. I relied heavily on white in this table setting to keep the feel light and airy.

The top plate is one of my favorites and I use it quite a lot in place settings. It has a beautiful rim of yellow with vining flowers in green and pink circling the plate. The center of each plate displays a different Winter herb. Here you see Oregano in bloom displayed. Other plates show rosemary, thyme and sage…..all winter herbs in my area. The plates are by Limoges and a Thrift Store find. The dinner plate is from Portugal and has an interesting rim of raised balls circling the plate. The center of the plate is quite deep so the Lenox plate fits snugly in the recess. A simple white charger by Fortessa was used to begin the stack and raise it from the tablecloth.

The white charger and dinner plate really draw attention to the Limoges plate and make it stand out . The colors are matched in the tablecloth and the floral centerpiece.

I used matching water goblets and wine goblets by Gotham in the Star Blossom pattern. They are gorgeous and really add some weight to the table. These are great to drink from as they are not in the least fragile.

Mikasa stainless is used for the flatware on the table. I love the clean lines and modern feel to this pattern. The pattern is called, Stanton. Along with everything else in this tablescape, the flatware was thrifted.

Green and white napkins held by Art Deco glass napkin holders complete the table setting. You can see the sweet little tufts in the background. They make me smile.

As you look around the table you can see how the color is distributed evenly from place setting to place setting with a bump of color in the center.

Here’s a look at the whole tablescape. It’s bright and cheerful adding a dash of sunshine and herbs to a cold Winter day.

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