Since the middle of July a bouquet of seasonal flowers has been left each week on the front porch. Every one has been different, and it has been such fun arranging them in a variety of ways.
More often than not, the flowers are on the dining room table where their colorful energy makes me smile every time I pass by.
This particular bouquet inspired a tablescape that took on a life of its own. A Japanese textile had all the right colors and served as the perfect backdrop for simple hobnail edged dishes.
Instead of a placemat, the plates were on copper chargers that were a subtle complement.
For whatever reason a solid napkin didn’t seem like the right choice. After trying several different ones, I decided on this patterned one. Why? Because it had all the right colors. Remember, you can make up your own rules when it comes to setting a table!
That being the case, both silver and copper flatware were mixed and placed on the salad plate rather than alongside the dinner plate. Now I’m having fun which led to the choice of the teal glasses. They certainly added a touch of the unexpected yet picked up on the blue green in the cloth.
All said and done, the week’s floral bouquet with its unique color and texture opened the door to great possibility. That is what makes table setting such a creative outlet.