Fading Away

As summer fades away, so do the flowers in my garden. That makes me a tad sad as I’ve loved going out and cutting a few blooms each day to place all over the house.  I guess now the grocery will have to be my source for nature’s color.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThough they are less abundant, there are still enough flowers to fill a few containers.  I don’t know what it is about old milk bottles, but I’m always drawn to them.    These were leftovers from a yard sale on Isle au Haut happily given to me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe colors of the blooms were all that were needed to inspire tonight’s table setting when neighbors are joining us for a simple dinner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFifteen years ago we bought our house in Maine, and these placemats and napkins were among my very first purchases.  As you might guess, they’ve been used time and time again as their colors make them a versatile backdrop for so many dishes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis time around the dishes are neutral accented by multi colored glasses (are they really glasses when they are metal?) that were special finds in a local antique, maybe junk, shop. They remind me of some my grandmother had though I think hers had a flared top.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinished the table is alive with happy color and again shows how a simple setting can enliven a table.  It just doesn’t take much to put together something that makes any meal seem more special.

P7276266.jpgSpeaking of the meal, our local fish market got a freshly caught halibut this morning so it was impossible to resist getting four steaks that make for a very easy dinner.  The hubby grills them and then the steaks are topped with homemade pesto.  It doesn’t get better than that!

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15 thoughts on “Fading Away

  1. I love the bright colors and shapes of summer, the amazing flourish of fall, I really appreciate how you use those to brighten your world and make it a little more special.

  2. Lovely fall table. Yes, the summer blooms are fading away and making way for autumn. I enjoy the seasons although this summer has been pretty hot. Your blooms still have pretty color and took beautiful on your table. I remember those metal glasses and thought it was neat to drink from them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for stopping by,Judy. Though many have turned their thoughts to fall I’m trying to hold on to summer a little longer.

  3. Thsiswas such a sweet summer …
    What a beautiful setting and lovely photography!

  4. I too love old milk bottles and have some in a delivery crate from years ago on my porch. The flowers are beautiful even fading away!

  5. Hi Lulu,
    What a great transition into fall, your flowers and the colors are just beautiful. We would love that fresh Halibut! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. I wish my faded blooms looked like yours!!!….Love Halibut…I think I ate it every day when in Maine!

  7. Well, summer does have its bonus’s BUT this Texas girl is ready for some cool weather.

  8. What a pretty view while having breakfast, lunch, or dinner…

  9. 🙂 What a lovely table setting!
    I like the placemats and napkins for the very same reason and I would buy them, too.
    Your fish makes me hungry.
    Have a very HAPPY weekend 🙂

  10. The end of summer is a bit sad for me too. Even though I love autumn, there’s something about the change of season that feels melancholy. The swallows (migrating birds) line up to fly back to Africa and the days get shorter.

    Your table setting is lovely and cheerful. 🙂

  11. Linda, this might be my favorite tablesetting in your Maine home…love the colors and its simplicity! The halibut with pesto is calling my name!

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