I wanted to have a little dish fun at the table for summer’s last hurrah before the calendar page turns to September.
Endless Summer Hydrangeas have transitioned from vibrant, spring blues, now faded to softer greens and deep plums.
Reproduction majolica plates on sale at Pottery Barn, flew home with me and have been waiting to roost at the table before summer slipped away.
The four assorted salad plates have embossed bird designs with leaves, flowers, and berry details, in the colorful style of vintage majolica dishware.
They’re joining mismatched vintage flatware, picked for a $1 a piece at an antique mall.
Vibrant blues join summer-faded shades of hydrangeas, to fill an urn for a centerpiece for the table. . .
With the addition of sprigs of ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia, blooming with white bell-shaped flowers, attracting butterflies and bees.
If I’m searching for a tablecloth, I can usually count on finding one at HomeGoods for less than $20.
I found a Ralph Lauren Hadley aqua fabric tablecloth at HomeGoods for foundation for the majolica and hydrangeas.
Summer has seemed endless this year and flowers are fading from the August heat, ready to make way for mums, ornamental kale and pumpkins.
Temperatures are in the 90s this week and we have plenty of summer days ahead for us in September here in the South. I’m looking forward the cooler temperatures of fall and pumpkin season!
“Fall is a Southerner’s Reward for Surviving Summer.” ~ James Farmer
You can find a Southerner’s Reward and fall inspiration, here.
Are you ready for fall or sorry to say farewell to summer?