I am so excited to be joining a group of talented Bloggers today for a Summer Tablescape Blog Hop! All of the links to these talented Bloggers can be found at the end of this post. If you are looking for some creative ideas for your own table settings, I encourage you to visit each of their links.Special thanks to Rita of Panoply for putting this table hop together. She is the best. Be sure and visit her wonderful table setting.
You can probably tell from the picture above that I really enjoy butterflies. Not only are they beautiful but they are great pollinators and I love to encourage them by planting butterfly attracting plants in the garden. Above you can see hydrangea, yarrow and daisies for a lovely cottage garden bouquet. The bouquet is being visited by some very colorful butterflies who will be joining the guests for dinner.
A pretty Butterfly Meadow vase by Lenox acts as the container for the flowers. It is set in the center of a lovely flower covered tablecloth in gorgeous yellows, pinks and greens. The tablecloth is very summery and goes well with the flowers.
The table reflects all the flower and tablecloth colors with chargers in pink and green and plates in blue and white with flowers and butterflies pictured on the china. Even the flatware relates to the garden with another great pollinator depicted on the handles. Bees are a big part of Wallace’s flatware pattern and bees are a huge part of the life of the garden.
Just a note: everything that is pictured to create this Tablescape was thrifted with the exception of the Wallace flatware. Sometimes it takes awhile to gather all the pieces but in the end…the result is worth the effort.
The plate stack begins with a Baroque charger. I used two pink ones and two green ones and alternated them around the table. The dinner plates are in a soft blue with a rim of etched flowers in white by Minton. Finally, the salad/dessert plate is by Lenox in the Butterfly Meadow pattern. The colors all come together beautifully and are reflected in the flowers and the tablecloth.
I couldn’t find butterfly napkin rings to match so ended up making them for the table. They are actually butterfly picks on fairly stiff wire that my hubby twisted into the shape of a napkin ring. The pink, white and green napkins worked well with the butterfly napkin rings.
Ivy is draped around the chandelier and colorful butterflies have found their way to perch on the ivy adding a colorful note overhead.
Butterflies can also be found on the wreath that adorns the window looking out into the garden.
Butterflies even rest on the candlesticks placed on the window sill. They are really enjoying the Morning Room.
An etched Pairpoint water goblet (quite rare) and an etched wine glass, Orchid by Heisey, are paired together. They have the same shapes and look great together even though they are not made by the same company. Somehow they seemed to have the same elegance as the butterfly.
The designs are really quite beautiful.
Other butterfly china can be found around the room. A Butterfly Meadow tea set and four mugs as well as a pitcher filled with flowers sit on a green quilted runner.
The table looks out on the garden. You can see the flowers are flanked by crystal candleholders and lovely pink candlesticks. The chandelier is hung with ivy and butterflies and the candles in silver holders in the window are visited by butterflies. The flower and butterfly wreath can be seen in the window.
Here’s a side view of the table.
Butterflies and bees work together in the garden and on the table to create a lovely setting for us to enjoy.
Summer is such a wonderful time to celebrate with Family and Friends. Make your table inviting and friendly by bringing the garden indoors for all to enjoy.
Now join these wonderful Bloggers for an exciting look at some lovely, creative, Summer tablescapes.
Pandora’s Box – Stars, Stripes, and Checks – A Summer Tablescape
Bluesky at Home – Easy Summer Outdoor Table Ideas
Life and Linda – A Taste of the Tropics
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Yellow and Blue Alfresco Setting
Everyday Living – Celebrate Summer With The Red, White and Blue
Panoply – Summer Garden Party Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul – Tis the Season of Patriotic Tablescapes
Home is Where the Boat Is – Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon
Debbee’s Buzz – Botanic Garden Floral & Butterfly Summer Table
My Hubbard Home – Easy Alfresco Dining Table | Tips for Summer
Me and My Captain – Camping, Fishing And Summertime Fun
Thrifting Wonderland – Butterfly Garden Table Setting
My Thrift Store Addiction – Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas Summer Tablescape
The Little Yellow Corner Store – Sweet Old Summertime
Red Cottage Chronicles – Dining Al Fresco – A Summer Tablescape
Celebrate and Decorate – Inspiration for Designing a Bright and Cheery a Summer Citrus Tablescape
From My Carolina Home – Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop
Living With Thanksgiving – Summer Celebrations
Zucchini Sisters – Red and White Tablescape in the Park
The Bookish Dilettante – Beach Reading Tablescape
The Painted Apron – Let’s Go Fishing
Belle Bleu Interiors – A Summertime Luncheon in the Garden
Dinner at Eight – Summertime Blossoms on the Table