I’m at the table with a little summer fish fun, fitting for a Friday!
It seems like it’s been ages since I was able to set a table by the lake, between a very wet May and June, followed by the extreme heat of July. We had a brief reprieve in the heat and I gathered my fishing supplies and made a mad dash to catch the perfect weather for an easy and casual table.
I reeled in some colorful plates for summer with a school of red and blue fish swimming across the melamine surface, ideal for the lazy days of summer and carefree dining on the boat or by the water. They’re topped with small blue fish-shaped salad plates, landed on a galvanized charger.
The limelight hydrangeas are blooming and thriving in the sun and summer heat, unlike me. ;) I cut some blooms to fill a vintage minnow bucket, serving as a vase for a centerpiece for the table.
Woven napkin rings are hooked with red jigheads, (unused ;) from my hubby’s tackle box. Twisted rope flatware adds a nautical touch, along with a red and white plaid tablecloth, in the theme of summer fish fries.
Seeded glass goblets give the illusion of watery bubbles, ideal for summertime sipping.
Gone Fishin’ Cupcakes are easy to reel in for a sweet ending. . .
Pretzels make an edible fishing rod with baker’s twine as a sturdy line for landing a Goldfish Graham.
Fish Dinner Plates / Cynthia Rowley, HomeGoods, last year
Aqua Fish Plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Mini White Fish Plates / T.J. Maxx, several years ago
Galvanized Chargers / Pier 1, this spring
Flatware / World Market, several years ago
Goblets / HomeGoods, several years ago
Tablecloth / Food Network Cascina Plaid, Kohl’s
Napkin Rings & Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Falls City Air Breather Minnow Bucket / antique mall, used here
I’s a Code Orange air quality day with the heat index over 100 degrees. . .it looks like we’ll need our own personal air breathers this weekend!
Hope you find a way to beat the summer heat and stay cool!