Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red Berries and Sunflowers

     It is easy to set a table when you have beautiful flowers as your inspiration. Some good friends sent us this gorgeous bouquet for my father-in-law's services last week. As soon as we brought them home, I took them out of the florist's foam and put them in water. Flowers in foam don't last nearly as long as those in water.

I always think of Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life when I see sunflowers!

I've had this table runner for years.
I thought it was a fun choice to use with the colorful flowers.

I found the Mikasa Red Berries salad
 plates at TJMaxx a few months ago.

I paired them with Crate and Barrel red dinner plates and
my frequently used American Atelier white
plates along with round red placemats.

My every day stainless, garage sale wine glasses and
napkins of my mother's finish the table setting.  

The vintage cream and sugar set are
Occupied Japan. My father-in-law gave them
 to me the last time we took him to his home.

The quartz fruit my parents bought for me on a trip to Mexico.

Simple votives are the only candles on the table.


I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday.

Please stop in to say hello to our hostess!


Pondside said...

Beautiful colours you've chosen - I like it!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Such a pretty bouquet as your inspiration and you've created a lovely tablescape based on it! The quartz fruit are a unique and interesting addition!


Nanna said...

beatiful table setting, sorry to hear about your father-n-law

Barbara F. said...

Everything works perfectly. Love the berry plates and the sugar and creamer. xo,

Unknown said...

The bouquet is sooo lovely. Nice tablescape. Hugs!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing the info. about the florist foam - I did not know that. Some of the flowers I received for Mother's Day were in foam and they did not last near as long as the others.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Such a pretty table! I love the bee china....I think it's sweet your friends sent y'all the pretty flowers. So, so thoughtful!

xinex said...

How prety, Sue! Love the salad plates and the flowers are gorgeous...Christine

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your bright, cheery table. Those plates are gorgeous.

Marigene said...

Now that is what I call a cheery makes me the napkins.

Patrice said...

Sunflowers are my favorite!

Sue said...

I absolutely love the sugar and creamer set! How sweet that you have it as a memory of your FIL. Sunflowers are a favorite of mine- I always think of early fall- there is an entire field of them nearby and everyone uses the it for their photo shoots.

koralee said...

So these colours. xoxoxo HUGS

Angie said...

What beautiful flowers, Sue! Great table setting.

Jenny said...

I love sunflowers and glads together! Such pretty colors and these berry plates are just amazing! Really, really happy tablescape!

Gypsy Heart said...

I tried a couple of times to leave a comment ~ Blogger would not cooperate. Love these colors!
Makes the table look happy ~ :-)


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty those colors are. Your've set a beautiful table. I really like the square plates underneath the round ones. Beautiful flowers and runner.


Oh my goodness! did I miss this great table and gorgeous flowers, it's beyond me! Anyway, I'm so glad I'm here. I love the salad plates, the tea set from your Fil, just beautiful, along with the coloring! Thank you for visiting my girls and for the sweet comments! Yeah, they both have great hair, Cayetana, the one with all those curls and waves is truly umbelievable, they've both been asked to model, but dad wants them to focus on other things and not on beauty...well, father knows best! Lots of hugs, FABBY

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for coming back with your comment about this post so sweet. You did a Beautiful Tablescape with all your colors your salad plates are Beautiful Great job putting it all together by mixing your plates !! I do this all the time ~~~ I hope you and your lovely family have a Wonderful Week.
XXOO Diane