Join me for with a little woodland tabletop and dish fun in the Potting Shed and to escape the heat, if only in our imaginations. . .
My inspiration came from our Blue Ridge Getaway over the 4th of July holiday, where we escaped to North Carolina’s High Country, enjoying delightful 70 degree days in contrast the our 90+ degree temperatures here at home.
A jute runner provides a foundation for a mossy runner for a little woodland landscape on the Potting Shed countertop, with sprigs of fern, ivy and tree slice chargers.
Twig flatware is set for woodland dining. . .
A cluster of wild mushrooms have sprung up on an ivy leaf plate . . .
Edith Holden’s The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady is a treat with its illustrations of flora and fauna if you enjoy nature and gardening, best enjoyed in the comfort of your A/C!
I picked up a copy of The Country Diary, along with The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden, from a used book seller several months ago. Beautifully illustrated, her “nature notes” from 1905 chronicle months of the calendar year with anecdotes, folklore, and poems, and are accompanied by her watercolor paintings of flowers, plants, birds, butterflies and landscape scenes of the British countryside.
Have a virtual seat and watch the Watauga River stream trickle by. . .
Johnson Brothers Friendly Village ‘Willow by the Brook’ salad plates provide a pastoral setting to pair with barns, farms and bucolic scenery of the High Country.
Linen lace trimmed and green foliage napkin are nested together with woven rattan napkin rings . . .
And a cloche tops the plates and nest.
A mossy runner in the window ledge provide a spot for green and brown transferware . . .
And limelight hydrangeas blooming by the Potting Shed are filling in for rhododendron in bloom in the mountains along the woodland trails.
A blooming Johnson Brothers Staffordshire Bouquet teacup is filled with fern fronds and moss for a little woodland setting.