Ok - I admit it -- I'm a Tablescape Thursday addict! I love the tablescapes at Susan's (Between Naps On the Porch) and the opportunity to visit each of you and your delightful dish creations. I can spend hours just looking and dreaming. Lately, I think I've become somewhat "predictable" with my own tablescapes - lots of pinks and roses, pastels and white tablecloths. I do love them, but it's time to try something different.
Here we are approaching the tablescape where the sunflower is the center of attention. Did you gasp to see no tablecloth there? I do love my tablecloths, but I also adore the pretty grain of wood in this old oak table.
A first look at the sunflower tablescape. I always have thought that sunflowers were one of those flowers that seems to have a "face". And a happy one at that. They just seem to be a cheerful sort of flower to me. Can you see faces in flowers?
My inspiration for this table started with these two matching runners. I found them at a furniture and housegoods consignment shop this past March in Atlanta - called "Finders Keepers". I believe that I got the two of them for $10. I've crossed them over each other on the table.
I loved the late afternoon shadows on the dishes.
A tall vase of flowers. The sunflowers were from Kroger's - a "managers special" for $3.50 (they still look good after 3 days) - also some $1 green mum stems and the last of the Black Eyed Susans from my yard.
Some little sparrows playing around the base of my flower vase - think they're looking for sunflower seeds.
A close up of a place setting. Sea grass mats, clear dinner plates, sunflower salad plates, bamboo flatware, Libby water glasses, dark green cloth napkins.
These salad plates were purchased at Marshall's for $2.99 each. My house is dangerously close to a Marshall's (I could walk).
You can see that the plates are not perfectly round - they have an interesting shape to each plate. I enjoy the imperfection of them.
A really close view of the handpainting and the look of layering.
As it gets darker the candles are placed on the table and lit.
A look by complete candle light.
Sunflowers by candle glow.
For more tablescapes - be sure to check out all the fun at Susan's - you'll find plenty of dishes to inspire you.
I am a wife of 35 years, mother of two grown children. and grandmother to 4 adorable grandgirls. I love crafting, tablescaping, decorating -- but am probably not terribly talented at any of these. That doesn't stop me however. I'm so honored that anyone chooses to visit me -- I hope you find this blogspot to be a welcoming spot to visit -- come on in and stay awhile -- let's have a nice chat.