Everyday Tables

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.


Tablescape Thursday

18 thoughts on “Everyday Tables

  1. You set such beautiful tables. I love seeing how you put it all together with beautiful flowers and accessories. Coming to your house to dinner would be a beautiful experience. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Kay. It would be a pleasure to have you for dinner.

  2. Beautiful! Do you have a weekly flower delivery service?

    1. This summer yes thanks to a very enterprising young lady who lost her job and found a way to provide income.

    1. Thank you and I appreciate having you along.

  3. Beautiful – you know how to make even everyday tables look special.

    1. Thanks, Sheryl. For whatever reason I enjoy setting tables.

  4. I love those plates and chargers along with the lovely flowers, Linda. And where did those flowers come from each week? As always what a fabulous table you have created. Once again a masterpiece of table settings awaits.

    1. I do enjoy setting tables. Flowers were delivered by a young lady who lost her job and found a way to earn.

  5. I love the textile gracing your table and of course, the beautiful flowers. By choosing to not be confined to tablescaping rules, the possibilities are endless and you do it effortless!

    1. Thank you, sweet Pam. You know I have fun setting tables and challenging myself to come up with new ideas.

  6. So warm and inviting! Napkin choice… PERFECT!

    1. So glad to have you along as you give me that little burst of energy.

  7. Wow! Nice pic’s awesome

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