One of my neighbors has a huge bed of sunflowers in their front yard and they are gorgeous. Summer’s end reminds me of sunflowers, so to pay homage; I put together a late summer sunflower tablescape using them. It’s not as if they aren’t available earlier, they just have an end of hot weather feeling to me.
After her wedding Charisse gave me a beautiful and tall cylindrical vase and it is perfect to display these bright yellow blooms. I lined the vase with scrapbook paper on the inside to hide the stems as well as the vases on each side. A couple of years back while thrifting I came across the little shades that rest atop the smaller vases. At under a dollar each they are indispensable.
Slowly I am embracing fall but not going hog-wild with a bold autumn palette. However, if I see one more pumpkin spice product I’m there! The table is spread with an ivory muslin cloth. This poor cloth has seen its share of table coverings and is on its way to retirement. Despite several attempts to remove it, a previous candle wax spill refuses to go away. At the end of this post, I’ll share a hint with you on how to remedy that. Provided you catch it in time of course. Remaining on the softer side, I chose tan dinnerware and rattan placemats.
Ivory napkins are held together with rust colored floral napkin rings for a pop of color. The basket weave pattern on the flatware works well with the placemat. During late summer, I like to keep it simple and laid back, hence the plain stemware. A red wine goblet and a smaller one for water are quite enough.
Do you have any favorite late summer rituals or favorite recipes? Please share I would love to be inspired. Also, please check out the sunflowers on this buffet table from last year and the post Taking Care of Linens and how to remove candle wax.
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