Happy Monday, Did you have a good weekend? Mine was good but hot! I spent some time puttering around the Potting Shed, trying to keep everything watered and from wilting in our 90+ degree temperatures. I’m trying to stay cool and usually dashing back inside by noon to avoid the afternoon heat.
Our Limelight Hydrangeas are blooming and thriving in the sun and summer heat. . .
unlike me. ;)
Blue and white always seems so cool and refreshing in the summer and I enjoyed some time playing with dishes and flowers in the Potting Shed. I had a reader ask if I had air conditioning inside the shed. . .that would be no. ;) We usually benefit from a lake breeze so I can open the front and back doors of the shed and enjoy some cross ventilation, so it’s pleasant inside in the mornings with a breeze blowing.
I had a little tabletop fun in celebration of the hydrangeas in bloom with a few Ball jar bouquets in the window and on counter top of my Potting Shed.
Blue and white vintage transferware pieces were picked at a favorite antique mall over time. Pieces without a pedigree, with crazing and chips . . .
Tureens and sugar bowls with missing lids, but perfectly imperfect for serving up flowers or a collection of blooming flatware.
I had a Pottery Barn gift card burning a hole in my pocket and a set of blue and white vintage floral salad plates flew home with me last week. The crackle glaze and transferware-inspired floral motif has a vintage look without the price tag.
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!
Reversible napkins, serve as placemats, adding some blue and white ticking stripe and floral pattern, layered over a jute runner.
I pulled out some stamped spoon markers: “In the garden my soul is sunshine”.
Favorite stamped spoon marker and garden metaphor for life: “Love what you grow and what you love will grow”.
Bird Floral Salad Plates / Pottery Barn
White Dinner Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker
Galvanized Chargers / Pier 1, this spring
Flatware / Assorted vintage, antique mall
Assorted transferware / antique mall
Blue Goblets / Dollar Tree
Garden gloves / Target, last year
Jute Runner / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Napkins / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Stamped spoon markers, Etsy
Keep Calm and Garden On!