Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer Bounty

Inspiration comes in many forms. Sometimes it's the time of the season, sometimes it's the tableware. Today it's tea towels, with an exuberant print that's perfect for them to be used on the table as runners/placemats.

 Chrysanthemums,

pears, 

and cherries run riot on the cloth.

I couldn't have resisted this bird!

Joining him are these napkin rings, last used here.

I thought the salad plates reinforced the theme of summer's bounty. Although I haven't used these in a post before, I have featured the dinner plates.

I've used this flatware since I treated myself many years ago. I never tire of it.

The green wine glasses, garden candlesticks, and napkins bring out the colors of the leaves.



 

The centerpiece is lush and full, made more so by adding camellia leaves from the garden and golden rudbeckia. I'm finding lots of reasons to use the rudbeckia this summer.


I placed these wonderful botanic trivets on either side of the table for the serving dishes. I also have larger ones which use a different type of leaf.



  




Resources   
Plates | Villeroy & Boch 'French Garden'
Trivets | Michael Aram 'Vine'
Candlesticks | Bordallo Pinheiro
Napkin rings | Lenox 'Chirp'




 

  

  

  

   


26 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! What is the source of the tea towels please?

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    1. Thanks, Judy! I wish I could tell you about the tea towels. Although obviously new, I bought them at an antique mall from a seller who specializes in hand soap and tea towels. (Odd combination, I thought, lol!) Unfortunately, she didn't reveal her source. You might try Sur la Table - they often have quite a variety online and in the stores.

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  2. Hi there, Sandra. I'm a first time visitor from over at BNOTP. I, too, enjoy the versatility of dish/tea towels!!! There's so much that can be done with them especially when the pattern is as colorful and brilliant as this! Nice!!!

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    1. Thanks, Alycia! I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find other posts that you like. Tea towels can have such wonderful designs and colors. I tried these on a smaller table but I liked being able to see the whole towel!

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  3. Wow! those tea towels work perfectly with your dishes! You set a beautiful table with them, and I like the little bird napkin rings as well.

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    1. Aren't the napkin rings fun? The tea towels were a totally unexpected find. At first I only bought two, but I went back the next day and picked up two more! Thanks for visiting, Ann.

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  4. We also have this dish pattern. We chose a different dinner plate. I always enjoy seeing them.

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    1. We both really gravitated towards this pattern. We liked that there were interesting designs and shapes to choose from. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara.

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  5. Sandra, you have set a gorgeous Tablescape! The tea towels are perfect with the Villeroy & Boch! The bird napkin rings add another element of beauty! Stunning!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. It's pure luck sometimes, how you find something that will just go perfectly with something you have at home!

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  7. Sandra, I have always wanted this Villeroy & Boch pattern. I fell in love with it just after I had purchased another V&B pattern, Delia, which I also love. The tea towels are perfect with this pattern. A beautiful table!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I've found this pattern to be pretty versatile. And I love the Delia pattern too! My husband just keeps whispering "no more blue china patterns", lol.

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  8. What a gorgeous table scape and the tea towels are the focal point. I also love your plates.
    Beautiful !
    Fabby

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    1. Fabby, thanks so much! I couldn't walk past these tea towels when I found them in an antique mall. They were colorful, bountiful and unlike any I had seen. Luck smiled on me that day!

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  10. I love your use of placemats, instead of totally covering the table. Lovely tablesetting and all your details.

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    1. Thanks, Sandi! Placemats come in so many pretty colors and patterns, don't they? I'm such a sucker for table linens of all types.

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  11. The dinnerware goes perfectly with the plates. Such a fun tablescape! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks, Jann! I so enjoyed putting this one together!

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  12. This is one of my favorite tablesapes you have shared! So many gorgeous details! I am happy to be featuring you today at TFT. Please join us again this week! Have a great day!
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    1. What a lovely compliment, Amber! I'm so glad I discovered your link party and will definitely link up!

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