Hanging On

Linda  054 (1)Some may think summer is over, but as long as there is blooming color, I’m hanging on!

tablescapeLittle sprinkler cans are among my favorite things, and they are perfect for creating a colorful centerpiece.

tablescapeWhat’s great about using them for flowers is it doesn’t take much  talent to arrange something attractive.  Here, the cans are filled with colorful blooms and spread atop interlaced table runners that are substituting for placemats.

tablescapeFor a little added texture are burlap wrapped glasses from the Dollar Store that I wrapped with a strip of burlap. Sometimes they are vases, but this time around they serve as holders for candles that tonight will cast a soft glow over the table.

tablescapeTaking a cue from the flowers made it easy to select these plates, another of my collection of finds from TJ Maxx.

tablescapeThere is just enough inky blue on the plate to make these thumbprint stems a perfect complement.  When I bought these as an antique store several years ago, I never dreamed they would work with so many things. What a wonderful find!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANo napkin folds this time as napkins are tucked into pewter rings.  For years, I yearned for the real thing, but the prices for silver ones is dear, so these are a great substitute.  Each one is different and on this garden themed table, they look like they could be meandering among the flowers.

tablescapeAdd coral and green salad plates, and this table is done with little fuss.  You know, it doesn’t take much to create a warm and welcoming table in a style that best suits you.

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Tablescape Thursday

12 thoughts on “Hanging On

  1. I wish I had a garden and flowers like these what a gift to walk among the flowers.Susie

  2. Oh I love your wee watering cans filled with summer flowers on your table! What a genius idea to wrap your Dollar Store glasses in burlap too 🙂

  3. Lulu, Your tablescape is lovely. The plates do invoke images of a summer flower garden. The blue thumbprint stems are a perfect choice to complement the pattern in the plates. I love the pewter napkin rings, where did you find them? I like pewter better than silver anyway, it always gives a special personality to the table.

    1. Candy, I was trying to remember where I stumbled across the pewter rings. It was at an outdoor show, maybe in Williamsburg as we wee passing through. They are cast from molds used for figurals.

  4. Oh what a gorgeous garden! I love that you pulled out the blue in those plates with the stemware, and I’ve never seen figural napkin rings in pewter. They are wonderful and perfect for this table. laurie

  5. What a wonderful tablescape, Lulu! I just love it! Those napkin rings are the cutest things ever and perfect for a garden table! 🙂


    Sheila 🙂

  6. I’m with you, hang on as long as you can! I love your grouping of flower filled watering cans!!

  7. Your tables always are warm and welcoming, and this one doesn’t disappoint, either. I love the warm colors you’ve used here. So lovely with the blue accents. I love your pewter napkin rings, too! 🙂

  8. I am hanging on right with you! We had snow topped mountains on August 23rd!! Made me want to cry! Our August was all fallish with cold and rain and now we are having sun again and I am loving it!
    What fabulous goblets. I have never seen that rich of a color in goblets before. They are just perfect with the plates.

  9. Lovely! Hold onto summer!

  10. Your flowers are so beautiful and love the selection of the plates to coordinate with the flowers from your fabulous garden!…

  11. Is this your garden, Lulu? Gorgeous! And I love your cute ways to display your cuttings. I love the table, too. I think I saw those dishes…great minds think alike, wish I had nabbed them, too!

    I hate to see summer go but I do love the fall.

    Jane xx

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