I am amazed by how the colors on this one hydrangea bush change from first blooms to last. They start out pink, change to blue and by now they become a showcase for a plethora of wonderful hues.
It was impossible to resist cutting some of the blooms and arranging them in square vases lined with hosta leaves.
They were perfect backdrops for a few of my cranberry bells and on the table they, of course, became inspiration for a tablescape.
It started with lovely Johnson Brothers plates, but there was something that just wasn’t right which is a sure signal to look in cabinets for something else that will work.
These square cranberry plates provided the answer and fit perfectly in the middle of the patterned ones. You just never know how different pieces become complements.
Laundered napkins from last week’s table were laying on the counter, and it hit me they had the same colors as the hydrangeas. On the table they go!
So far this table defined itself in a nontraditional manner so it made sense that the flatware placement not follow rules either. With the addition of cranberry side dishes and King’s Crown thumbprint glasses, a table setting was created, a very fun one for sure. Then the question became will it be just the hubby and me who gather here or should I issue one of my last minute invites for someone to join us so that we all might enjoy what the hydrangeas inspired. Guess the decision!
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