Summer has definitely arrived in North Carolina judging by the heat and humidity. . .oh how we’re missing the cooler days of May.
I set this table last week dashing outside to enjoy a window sunshine between rain showers. . .
Endless Summer Hydrangeas are loving our abundance of rain!
I cut some hydrangeas and hosta leaves to place in a garden urn as a centerpiece for the table.
The urn is not watertight, so I placed a plastic container inside it and secured it with waterproof floral tape. A piece of chicken wire makes for easy flower arranging to support the stems and is an eco-friendly alternative to wet floral foam as it is reusable.
A quilt provides a foundation for the table with a blooming patchwork of calico squares and sprays of embroidered flowers.
Notice anything missing? The stemware! I was in a hurry to beat the rain showers in the forecast and didn’t even notice their absence until I was editing my photos. . .gah! We’re still social distancing and not entertaining so this table was an opportunity to play with dishes and to keep my tablescaping skills honed. . .clearly I need the practice!
Assorted salad plates from Williams-Sonoma add some color and pattern layered on white dinner plates and carved wood chargers. . .
In addition to the hydrangeas all my favorites have gathered at the table. . .
Butterflies. . .
And bunnies. . .
The bunnies are currently enjoying the all-you-can-eat-buffet by the Potting Shed.
White washed terracotta pot napkin rings are paired with floral print napkins. . .
I tucked in some spray roses and bits of hydrangeas in the napkin rings so the pots appear to be planted.
Spring Garden Salad Plates / Williams-Sonoma, several years ago
Dinner Plates / Paula Deen Whitaker, Target, several years ago
Flatware / Portmeirion Botanic Garden
Quilted coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago, used here
Chargers / Pier 1, several years ago
Pillows / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Floral Napkins & Napkin Rings / HomeGoods, several years ago
Thank you for indulging my love of flowers and dishes and tablescaping faux pas. ;)
I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine and staying cool. ♥