Summer is a wonderful time for watching butterflies and bees in the garden. If the garden is not available, create your own garden indoors with a Summer tablescape. Welcome to the Blog today for a look at creating a Summer table setting using Lenox, Butterfly Meadow, china and Wallace, Bee Flatware. Let’s start this table setting from the “table top” up.
I began with this thrifted tablecloth resplendent in yellow flowers with a lovely green and yellow flower border all on a white background.
Next, I chose simple open weave, natural colored place mats.
The plate stack consists of alternating yellow and blue plates and bowls in blue and yellow. Butterflies are featured on the plates and the bowls.
A side view shows the alternating colors and the vine motif that circles each plate.
The napkins are yellow and green and held together by a wooden napkin ring. A sprig of sage is inserted in each napkin ring to suggest the outside herb garden.
My favorite bee flatware by Wallace adds to the garden motif. Bees and flowers are such a wonderful part of a Summer garden.
French glasses with bees circling the bowls add to the garden experience. They are very pretty and a nice weight. I love how the bees on the glasses accent the bees in the flatware.
In the center of the table an English character teapot sits filled with Summer blooms of cone flowers and Black-eyed Susans. The greens are lemon verbena and sage adding summer scents to the table.
This place setting reminds me of Summer at my Aunt’s farmhouse. The kitchen garden is outside the window and we would shell peas fresh from the garden and pop them into boiling water in the farmhouse kitchen right before sitting down to a meal. Flowered china would be on the table and everyone would join in a wonderful meal filled with fresh foods and fresh flowers.
Here’s an overhead of the table. Lots of space, summer colors, beautiful china and glassware all come together in this simple, sweet, setting.
This setting brings back wonderful memories. I love when what is created from thrifted items evokes so many good remembrances.