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.
Though 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.
The colors of the blooms were all that were needed to inspire tonight’s table setting when neighbors are joining us for a simple dinner.
Fifteen 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.
This 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.
Finished 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.
Speaking 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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