I suppose most of us think of Memorial Day as the beginning of Summer. Here in the Mid-Atlantic it feels more like the middle of summer. We've had record breaking temperatures. So what's the cure for "Summertime Blues"?....Tablescaping of course!
I thought I would cool things down with a soft blue and white table this week.
I think I feel a bit cooler already....how about you?
I started out with a centerpiece of blue and white hydrangeas. A little nest among the flowers.
Arranged in this white soup tureen. Love the grape design.
Two fat white birds stand watch on the backside of the tureen.
Haviland Blue Garland pattern can easily be found when thrifting and on eBay. It was a grocery store giveaway back in the day. But I love the dainty design and I think it holds it's own with my best heirloom silverware.
The tiny blue buds of these napkin rings seem to go well with the tiny flowers in the china pattern. I softened my blue damask napkins with the sheer white napkins layered over them.
A closer look at the design on the dinner plates.
Soft tissue linen placemats embriodered with flowers.
Overview of the table.
Overview of the centerpiece.
The blue stems came from the Dollar Tree a couple of years ago. I love mixing unexpected combinations of vintage and new while shopping my house and not spending a penny!
Be sure to check out all the tables this week at Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch". She always has a lovely display of tables sure to inspire you and chase away your "summertime blues".
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.