While the calendar says September, we’re still having summer weather~ thankfully with some lower humidity. A teaser of fall-like temperatures are on the horizon for the weekend.
I set a transitional table reflecting the bit of summer we’re still in the midst of~ enjoying the last of the summer annuals. Petunias~ still blooming after a long, hot summer and some fruits in season~ Plums and local Muscadine Grapes from the Farmers Market.
I picked up these dishes a month ago at T J Maxx for a song~ each plate costing less than my former daily Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
It seems I’ve traded my Starbucks habit for a Dish one :-)
Originally thinking I would use them in the spring, I decided I could enjoy them now~ accessorizing with amethyst goblets & napkins and using an assortment of deep rich purple & plum-colored fruits for a centerpiece. . . my favorite kind of centerpiece~ one you can eat later :-)
Adding a few petunias scattered among the plums, red and champagne grapes and local black muscadines~ enjoying the flowers while they are still busily blooming.
My two-tier server I used before here, is lined with salad savoy leaves for color and a foundation for the fruit~
The lacy pattern on the stand and woven scalloped chargers led me to a loop edged ribbon to tie on the napkins in lieu of napkin rings~
A Nordic Ware Petits Fours Pan for mini flowers~ four different garden varieties~ dusted with powdered sugar~
I used a boxed mix~ dividing the batter between petit fours & some cupcakes, since each petit four only requires a tablespoon of batter~ that’s a lot of flowers :-)
Plates~ Royal Stafford/ T J Maxx
Tiered Bird Stand/ HomeGoods
Napkins & Chargers / World Market
Flatware~ Portmeirion Botanic Garden/HomeGoods