Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tropical Birds and Cookies

I really enjoy setting tables. It lets me bring a fleeting bit of beauty or joy, sometimes of whimsy or laughter to family and friends.

For this table I started with cheerful placemats and napkins I found last summer at $1.50 each. How could I have passed that up?!

I stacked simple graphic plates that had been our everyday dishes for twenty years and added vintage glass bowls. They pick up some of the colors that can be found in the linens.

Ever since I bought these metal fellows, I've wanted to use them as a centerpiece! I think they're rather cheeky! The parrot and toucan brought a tropical ease to the table, along with these ombre goblets.

I liked how the the table was coming together, but I felt it was missing something. When Daughter J and I went to lunch at The Patio Cafe and Bakery in Johns Creek, we found these fabulous cookies. Perfect!

He seems to be checking out the cookies, lol!

We bought two of the watermelon cookies and two of the suns.

I've used these napkin rings several times before -- herehere and here. They're supporting players, rather than stars of the table.

I love the bright colors on the linens and the birds!

To me, clear saturated colors in fun patterns say "It's still Summer."

Repeating rectangles and stripes on linens, plates and flatware introduce a kind of harmony. . .

with an unexpected twist!

Tropical birds and cookies will surely bring smiles 😊.

Thanks for visiting!

Table resources
Linens | Fiesta
Plates | Mikasa 'Jet Set'
Fruit bowls | Anchor Hocking 'Turquoise Blue'
Napkin rings | Lenox 'Chirp'

Shared with:
Follow the Yellow Brick Home 
Between Naps on the Porch  
Katherine's Corner 
Eclectic Red Barn 
Shoestring Elegance 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Table for Sunflowers

Sunflowers are blooming everywhere! In the fields, in the gardens, in the flower shops. And on my table!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Visiting the Annual Collectible Glass Show

I couldn't resist going to the 43rd Annual Collectible Glass Show held in Marietta, GA last weekend! It's a tablescaper's dream weekend -- to see, touch and buy beautiful glassware in myriad colors and styles. You can find pieces from the early 1900's through the 1970's, some unique, some fairly common. Let's begin!

Art glass and elegant glass

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hot Summer Colors for Brunch

Summer is in full swing and it's HOT outside -- and probably will be getting hotter right through August! In the garden, flowers are blooming in deep, vivid colors, the ones we would call hot. Reds, oranges, purples, fuchsias and bright gold/yellows. Green leaves have deepened, saturated with color.