You may have noticed that playing with flowers and dishes are two of my favorite things. ;)
I took the time to stop and smell the peonies and shared some pretty in pink blooms around the Potting Shed this week.
Blue and pink are a favorite color combination especially when it comes to pink flowers and blue dishes.
I had a little tabletop fun in celebration of peony season with a few Ball jar bouquets in the window and on counter top of my Potting Shed.
Birds flew in to nest on white dishes and along the border of dinner plates. I have a set of four assorted bird dishes used here, that I found at HomeGoods several years ago. I continue to get questions and emails about where to find them.
They still fly in to roost at HomeGoods from time to time ;) but you can find them on Amazon right now for the set of four: Gracie China Bird Trellis Porcelain Accent Plates.
They’re just the right size to serve an easy dessert! Use a cookie cutter to cut a bird shape out of puff pastry, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar and bake until golden. Serve with lemon curd, berries and whipped cream.
I used reversible napkins as placemats, layering some blue and white pattern and color over a jute runner.
A pair of garden gloves hold a napkin and provide a pocket for assorted vintage flatware, a fun addition if you’re having a garden party or for lunch with your garden club!
I’m always happy to add a flower to my garden of flatware, especially if I can pick a pretty blooming handle for a $1 a piece!
And on the look out to add a stamped spoon marker and garden metaphor for life: “Love what you grow and what you love will grow”.
Ball jar are filled with bouquets of fragrant peonies and privet that’s blooming now. . .
Villeroy & Boch Switch 3 Dinnerware is designed for mixing and matching, used at the table, here.
Castell salad plates have a checkerboard motif. . .
Paired with Cordoba dinner plates, with a bird and flower design, reminiscent of Portuguese tiles and a mixed with assorted transferware for an electic pairing of blue and white.