Last week, I did a French tablescape, hinting to my sweetheart that I’d like to go to France. Needless to say, that didn’t work. This week’s hint worked out much better! On Friday night, I did a gardening tablescape. I was hinting that we needed to do yard work on Saturday.
The salad plate and dinner plate were a set I bought at an outlet store a few years ago. The pattern is Country Lyric by Studio Nova. See the little gardening tools around the border? I think I sent the message loud and clear. I ordered the orange and blue acrylic flatware through One Kings Lane. The little “baked potato baskets” belonged to my mother.
I have had the napkin ring holders and napkins for a long time. Both were purchased on sale. I think the napkin rings were from Kohl’s and I think the napkins were from the Williams Sonoma Outlet.
I finally got some stems with the little bees on them! I’ve admired them all over Blogville for about four years. I was so excited to see their reduced price on Joss and Main.
This little unmarked vintage platter was an estate sale purchase. It’s been too long ago for me to recall what I paid for it.
I used unmatched Blue Ridge saucers for the bread and butter plates.
I don’t have any Blue Ridge saucers that match each other. Unmatched plates make the table more interesting. A couple of the saucers belonged to my Mother, and I purchased a couple of them at a garage sale. These butter cloches are large enough that I can put a roll under them, along with a pat of butter. I always eat my roll too fast for it to become stale, but other diners may eat it more politely.
Again, I just haven’t figured out the settings on my camera that will allow me to take pictures in our bright sunroom. So, I had to take a profile of the centerpiece. Otherwise, the sunlight coming through the windows made him look like a silhouette in my pictures.
Do you ever try to give your husband a subliminal message with a tablescape? On Saturday, my sweetheart worked soooo hard in the yard. I may have to try that French tablescape again! Thanks for stopping in. laurie
I’ll be going over to Cuisine Kathleen’s to link to Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.