Wednesday, September 5, 2018

A Bit of Whimsy at the End of Summer

Despite the temps pushing 90 (and the humidity levels right up there, too), all the signs point to the end of summer. Or at least the calendar does! I've set a table to begin the transition at our house.


I started with this pretty runner and complementary napkins given to me by my sister for my birthday. (Thanks again!) The large flowers are in teal and summer green on a cream and tan background. The flowers, stems and leaves are embroidered, giving the runner a dimensional quality.

To continue with the teal color, but in a lighter shade, I chose aqua glass plates which I featured recently in A Pastel Table with Turquoise Accents. The same plates paired with different linens, stemware and flatware makes for a totally different experience. 

This time I set the plates on silver chargers with a wonderful wavy edge. Iced tea spoons and glasses are a given this time of year.

The wine glasses repeat the greens of the table runner. I use these wine glasses often because I like their versatility, as seen here and here. And because greens and blues are my favorite colorways! (As if you hadn't guessed!!)

I like the play of texture on the napkin trim, the beads of the rings, and the detail on the flatware. Together with the embroidery on the runner they add subtle interest.

In the center I've placed simple pillar candles in clear hurricanes. That wasn't quite enough for a centerpiece, however, so I tried adding several things between the candles. Flowers competed with the embroidered ones and a pot of small green plants was just okay.

From the deck I retrieved the perfect bit of whimsy for an end-of-summer table. And in gorgeous teal!
















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Table details
Runner, napkins, plates | Pier 1 Imports
Hurricanes | Crate & Barrel
Napkin rings, glass bowls, iced tea glasses | vintage


16 comments:

  1. Barbara @ Fair Meadow PlaceSeptember 6, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    This is a lovely use of colour. I do like your table.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I thought the color combination was easy on the eyes.

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  2. Beautiful table Sandra. I always love soft colors! Perfect combinations to use with your tablerunner. Great plates to use with it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Judy! I was so pleased that I had plates and glasses on hand that went so well with the table runner.

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  3. Wow!Love the colors!Just adorable and elegant table!Gorgeous napkins and pretty tablerunner too!Hugs!

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    1. Thank you! I have to say I think it's adorable too! I'll tell my sister you liked her gifts - she'll be pleased.

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  4. What a beautiful Tablescape.... Love the colors!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Debbie, I'm glad you liked it! Blues and greens always attract me.

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  5. What a refreshing table on such a hot day! I live in North Carolina and we are still experiencing 90 degree days - though cooler weather is promised next week. This is such a calm and cooling table!

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    1. Thanks, Darlene! The days of August (and now September!) make me long for anything that will help me get cool, lol.

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  6. Your table is lovely, Sandra. I am such a sucker for turquoise and anything together. Very beautiful.

    Thanks for coming over and leaving such a nice comment on Marmelade Gypsy. It's delightful to meet you and to discover your lovely blog.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Jeanie! I'm so glad you came for a visit. That's the wonderful thing about blogging and sharing at these parties -- you get to meet folks you wouldn't otherwise have had a chance to.

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  7. The runner is darling and the plates go perfectly! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. A very lovely table. I love the runner and the stack of plates.
    Happy Fall.
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you, Fabby! I'm lucky my sister surprises me with table items I love using. Keep cool -- it's still HOT here.

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