For the last seven weeks my dining room table was partially set for the July 4th holiday. Today I’m feeling the warmth of my mid-summer tablescape that is awash with bright colors and flowers.
The colors of summer have me totally wrapped up right now. The season feels like it’s half over and just beginning for me. I’ve started physical therapy and it’s going well. My trip to Atlanta that had been scheduled for the first part of July is now on tap for the first part of August. Originally, I had made a list of the specialty bakeries and boutiques I wanted to visit. That long list has been scaled back but I will still enjoy my time there. Hopefully I will find some real beauties like the tablecloth shown here to add to my stash.
This floral cloth is one of my favorites and once again I’m playing around with texture on this table top.
I kind of went out on a limb with the multiple shades of green but they work. For the stack I chose a white charger, and a green dinner plate topped with a white appetizer plate. An olive green napkin with beaded napkin ring sits on top.
Both goblets are thrift store finds. I love the contrast between the two.
Since this table is a tad busy I kept the flatware at a minimum and very simple. I chose black as a tie in to the vines on the cloth.
These velum covered vases first appeared with my Painted Cakes. A while back I brought them out of storage as décor for the mantels in the family room. They are perfect for the tablecloth.
Digging through my hoarder’s bin for flowers would have required pulling out, possibly stepping over and around several bins, crates and boxes. Not a good idea, so I shopped my living room and chose these two green bowls and added faux fruit to finish my mid-summer tablescape.
While convalescing I wrote a ton of ideas for tables and recipes. We’ll see how much of a dent I can put in that list!
I’m partying with my peeps again this week!
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