Happy Monday, Did you have a good weekend? Mine was productive and HOT, spending some time planting and working on a painting project before retreating indoors to recover in the comfort of the air conditioning.
Endless Summer Hydrangeas are thriving and loving our abundance of rainfall, the Lamb’s Ear and lavender, not so much.
I had a little tabletop fun in celebration of the hydrangeas and took a little break to putter and play in the Potting Shed with dishes and flowers, filling mason jars with beautiful blue hydrangeas and spiky purple butterfly bush blooms.
To help your cut hydrangea blooms last and prevent them from wilting, use the alum-dipping method.
I pulled out my colorful majolica bird plates that flew home with me from Pottery Barn last spring.
The four assorted salad plates have embossed bird designs with leaves, flowers, and berry details, in the colorful style of vintage majolica dishware.
Bunny majolica plates from Pottery Barn hopped home with me this spring, for a little mixing and matching with the birds at the table.
Napkins are used as placemats, layered over a jute runner. The napkins are a lilac pattern, but pretend along with me that they’re hydrangeas. ;)
Birdhouses collected over the years, along with bird finials and a nest, were added for a tabletop garden vignette. . .
And arbor flatware is ideal for feathering my nest, twig by twig ;)
Tabletop Nesting with Majolica and Hydrangeas Details:
Majolica Bird and Bunny Salad Plates / Pottery Barn, last year, this spring
Arbor Flatware / Pier 1, this spring
Napkins / Ralph Lauren Cape Elizabeth Floral Napkins Lilac, HomeGoods
Jute Runner / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Chargers / World Market, several years ago
Dinner Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker, Target, several years ago
Blue Wine Glasses / Dollar Tree
Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful blooms where you are!