A tablescape can begin in unexpected ways. This one is thanks to three days of drenching rain which is hard on top heavy blooming plants. It made me sad to see all of a tall columbine’s beautiful flowers flattened on the ground. I staked as many as possible, but most I cut and filled bottles and vases with them. It’s no surprise that some became part of a centerpiece.
It was a wonderful surprise to discover how sculptural the flower was. I don’t know whether that’s normal or whether the shape was in part due to the rain. No matter, it’s lovely!
The beautifully designed woven textile from Italy became the influence for an Italian themed tablescape.
A collection of large plates with scenes reminiscent of Tuscany served as chargers,
perfect backdrops for new square black bowls from Ikea. The flatware from TJ Maxx was a great accent color, far more interesting than the silver I first put on the table.
I couldn’t resist once more using these napkin rings, also from Italy. Without question, they will show up again and again on one or another table as they are among my favorite things.
Preparing this table brought back so many memories of time in Italy, a place that, like Maine, has a piece of my heart.
All that is missing now are the friends who will join us for a dinner of risotto with Italian sausage and caprese salad.
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15 thoughts on “Thanks to the Rain”
Wonderful job and a great way to save those columbines and enjoy them on the table setting. I really need to throw some columbine seeds somewhere in my yard!
The details are just everything aren’t they….in life and most matters. Beautiful dining details.
How right you are!
Such a beautiful table! Our columbine is long gone and scattering it’s seeds now. It’s so pretty and one of my favorites in our gardens! I wish that rain would have headed this way. This is the driest the ground is that I can ever remember. It’s scary in a way!
Omigosh, do columbines reproduce? That means I could have a forest of them next year!
Yes, I have many columbine plants and when they die they scatter seeds all around in the wind so they pop up in all different areas of our gardens!
You made great use of your rain beaten flowers…your table looks lovely.
That top photo with the water and a boat in the background is amazing.
Linda, I love all things Italian with risotto being one of them! The table is just beautiful…the chargers, flatware, and the flowers! I would have enjoyed being your guest!
So artistic. 😃
the flowers look like they are waving and welcoming you to the table and saying please sit and enjoy!
I can attest to the beautiful table and the wonderful food! Nothing could be better than a perfect setting, delicious food, and interesting conversation with delightful friends. Thank you for a super evening!
Love the Italian theme!
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This is just the loveliest table setting imaginable. Beautiful rain repercussions.