A patchwork quilt with a blooming field of flowers is the foundation for the table and complement the delicate watercolor roses of the Tea Rose dinnerware.
A favorite birdhouse with a little rosebud detail
is part of the casual and garden-style centerpiece~
joining some books, a pitcher, small watering can,
pair of finials, and a flower-nibbling bunny.
The scalloped edges of the stoneware are paired
with lightly distressed carved white chargers.
Watercolor roses, reminiscent of a cottage garden,
trail along the borders of the salad and dinner plates.
Pink azaleas and rose-blooming napkins,
along with some Snowball Viburnum,
add a little garden variety.
My Garden Style leans toward “cottage”. . . a style is that relaxed, colorful, fun, and a tad shabby or well-lived and loved~ like my husband’s grandmother’s rose pitcher, that’s been broken and reglued but still makes pretty a vase with the break hidden beneath the blooms.
Cottage style has less regard for rules
and is more about using what you love~
My preferred method of tablescaping!
In keeping with cottage style, quilts provide a soft foundation for the table and are multi-taskers, since they go from the table to the bed, on a picnic and can be thrown in the washing machine.
Best of all, they need no ironing :)
A pair of faux eggs and a found nest are
tucked in a deep soup/cereal bowl.
The bowl holds 24 ounces when
it’s not nesting season :)
The season for flowers and butterflies, I picked
my oversized flatware with botanical designs to bring
some additional blooms to the table again this week.
Rose shape dessert plates add an additional
floral & feminine accent~ just the right size for
an appetizer, bread, dessert or to use for tea time.
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