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Tuesday, June 17, 2014


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Is there such a thing as too much sunlight when taking pictures?  Please excuse the washed out look of some of these outdoor pictures.  We’ve had so much rain lately that the bright sun was a welcome sight.  I can’t remember where I got the floral tablecloth.

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A flower power place setting for outdoor dining.

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I purchased the petal bowls and plates at a Pier One sale several years ago.  For this table, I used two pink sets, and…

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two yellow sets.

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I think I got these melamine plates at Tuesday Morning a couple of years ago (Certified International, Jennifer Brinley).

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For chargers, I used plastic paper plate holders that I bought at an estate sale one time.

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The pastel striped flatware added some more Summer color.  The beaded placemats were from a Kohl’s sale last year.  I think I paid about $4.00 for each of them.

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Two floral napkins have a yellow napkin underneath, and…

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two of them have a pink striped napkin underneath.  They are all held by faux flower napkin rings.

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Plastic water glasses have different colors of flowers on the stems, and the pink plastic stems are for wine.

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A jigger at each place setting holds a flower from our Althea bush.  Two of the jiggers have pink and yellow stripes, and…

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two of them have my Daddy’s monogram.

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Can you see the flowers etched into the salt and pepper shakers?

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Thanks for stopping by to see the flower power in the sunshine at our house.  I am so thankful for this sunshine.  laurie

This post is partying at  Cuisine Kathleen’s Summer Whimsy Challenge, Fun in the Sun At the Picket Fence, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.


Unknown said...

Your flowers etched into the salt and pepper shakers beautifully, and I just love the color!
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Debbie said...

One of my favorite tables from you! This is so different and just perfect for the summer whimsy party at Let's Dish.

Loved those flower bowls!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Colorful and beautiful. What a fun and garden style table. You are so creative and bring the unexpected together so perfectly.
Love your plates!!

Lady of the Manor said...

Colorful and lovely table! Perfect for summer!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How cute is this! Love the "flower power" theme! (Hehe..being just old enough to remember that term when I was growing up!) You did such a cute job of bringing in flowers from many things like the salt and pepper shakers! The melamine dishes today are amazing aren't they! The Pier 1 flower bowls and plates are the perfect topping!

Tea in Texas said...

The perfect summer table. A flood of color flows across your tablescape. Great job.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW, love all the pretties on your table. Everything looks so good together. Thanks for sharing.
Mary said...

Flower power to the max Laurie! You went all out crazy, blooms blooming everywhere! Great fun and happy table!

Marigene said...

What a breath of fresh all the flower power, Laurie. The tablecloth/napkins are gorgeous. Cute chargers...they make me want to draw a little face on the center! The flatware is so darned cute, it would go with so many colors.
Have a great week!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Laurie, It's absolutely pouring here today and all my roses are touching the ground, so your pretty and bright table is cheering me up! I love the colors and the way you have mixed the colors and patterns! Thanks for the happy table! Linda

Tea in Texas said...

Just a darling tablescape with all the flower power theme. Your precious pink and yellow bowls and plates sets are perfect for each place setting. I love your use of the blue and green flowered plate with the green flower shape plate in the layering!
Have a wonderful week!


Unknown said...

I love how you put this flower table together. You have so many fun things in your collection. Love the S&Ps, jealous of the Kohl's place mat find, and thankful for the paper plate holder idea as a charger. You are a bargain inspiration, for sure. :-)

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I'm dating my self, but when I hear flower power, I think of Goldie Hawn on Laugh In. The flowered rims on your blue plates remind me of the dresses she used to wear! Your table definitely lives up to your title! Those green petal shaped chargers are perfect for those plates. fun table!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the sunshine and flower power!

- Alms, The Tablescaper

Alycia Nichols said...

Flower power! Right on!!!

No, there's no such thing as too much sunshine. I think when we get accustomed to being under cloudy skies for so long, it just seems like the sun is overpowering everything. I think your pictures look fine. That 2nd one in particular is really pretty and shows all the color on the table in fine fashion!

I remember those petal bowls at Pier 1! I called myself waiting until they hit the clearance shelf. Ha! Joke was on me...every one of them around here got sold and I just missed out!

I love the design of your tablecloth! The meandering flowers are all so pretty!

I hope you have a great weekend, Laurie! Take care of yourself!

Sarah said...

Flower Power …… made me think of the 60s and 70s and flower children and the hippy movement. Ha!
Fun table, Laurie. ;-)

Rosie M. said...

Oh, Laurie, your table is so bright and colorful, it immediately made me smile. You've put everything together so very well, it just sings, "Happy Summer!" I loved everything about it!! Rosie @
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Anonymous said...

So lovely...the petal bowls, the tablecloth...everything is gorgeous! Love the bright and summery colors.

Kathleen said...

Flower power indeed! Hop in my VW Bus and we will go to San Fran with a flower in our hair!
What a fun table, plenty of whimsy! So smart to mix those bowls.
Thank you for taking part in the Summer Whimsy Tablescape Challenge!