Susan, our wonderful hostess for Tablescape Thursday
has just experienced a tragedy in her family.
I hope you will visit her and offer her some support and prayers.
I frequently get asked what inspires a tablescape. It can be anything. I might find a bargain at a garage sale, I may find a deal on something at a favorite store or I may have a beautiful bouquet of flowers that I want to share. Today's tablescape came from all of the above, but mostly from the gorgeous flowers. During the warm months, we have a Mennonite family that sets up a trailer with fresh produce on weekends. Last Saturday, when I stopped for my weekly supply of tomatoes, watermelon and corn...I saw these stunning flowers. They were fresh picked Saturday morning and they were $6. I had to have them. I don't do that very often, but they were just outstanding.
I decided to use them to set the table for our Labor Day dinner.
Starting with round green placemats, I used my American Atelier Bianca Leaf Square plates as chargers. I topped them with floral dinner plates that are only marked "Fine China" and salad plates from 10 Strawberry Street. Rose colored flatware goes well with both the china and the fresh flowers.
My husband found this set of tiny sherberts? at a garage sale.
He paid 25 cents for four of them.
I could immediately picture them full of fruit.
I wanted to use my new Pottery Barn hummingbird napkin rings. Our yard is full of hummingbirds right now. They were a recent sale purchase for $1.67 each!
White napkins and runner, crystal candlesticks and votives, pink wine goblets and I'm done with the table. With flowers this beautiful, you don't need much else on the table.
I used a simple white pitcher as a vase.
On the menu: Apple Salad with Feta (recipe soon)
Fresh Sweet Corn
Fresh Fruit with Custard Sauce (recipe tomorrow)
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.