A Garden Table Setting with Azaleas, Roses, and Snowballs
I’m at the Table with Azaleas, Roses, and Snowballs~ Snowball Viburnum that is, in a celebration of spring flowers! Spring has in been in bloom for several weeks now, pollen has started to wane and it’s perfect weather to dine outdoors again!
I set a table that’s a mix of old and new that’s casual and comfortable for a garden setting with a quilted coverlet as a tablecloth. I pulled out my Great Aunt’s delicate Limoges china and hold my breath every time I use it. There were originally 12 place settings once upon a time with six of the fragile dinner plates remaining. The quilt is new and machine made and can go into the washing machine if needed without any fear of spills or damaging a family heirloom or delicate stitching.
I cut some viburnum and azalea blooms, along with white spring flowers from our laurel shrubs. I added them to some wet floral foam in a galvanized Flowers & Garden bucket for a celebration of spring and centerpiece for the table.
Our Chinese Snowball Viburnum is blooming with giant snowballs. . .
The only snowballs you want to see in April!
The hydrangea-like blooms start out green, changing over to cream and then white. It’s also ideal to enjoy as a cut flower.
You can see a profusion of snowballs in bloom, here.
Delicate roses are blooming on dishes along with a patchwork floral and embroidered quilted coverlet as a foundation for the table.
Portmeirion Botanic Garden flatware is blooming, attracting small butterflies seeking nectar on the bowls and handles of the flatware.
Mikasa French Countryside is a favorite goblet for casual or formal dining with its curvy bell-shape bowl and hour-glass stem.
In celebration of gardening season and flowers, I’m giving away a few garden goodies to share with one winner. . .
A galvanized Flowers & Garden bucket, a pair of gardening gloves,
Bowl of Beauty Peony (2 roots),
A winner will be chosen April 29th.
Dishes /Avenir China Limoges, Great Aunt’s, used here
Chargers & Napkins / HomeGoods, several years ago
Quilted Coverlet / Bed, Bath and Beyond, used here
Flatware / Portmeirion Botanic Garden, HomeGoods
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside, Tuesday Morning
Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful spring blooms where you are!
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