I thought I'd match the heat of August with a hot pink table! I would have liked to set this outside, but the tropical storm dumped 2.75 inches of rain on us and everything on the patios is still quite wet. So we're inside where the heat is offset (thankfully!) by the A/C.
My initial idea was to use the garden's zinnias for the centerpiece, but they're in no condition to use after the heavy rains and the winds. To the rescue came faux flowers in hot pink and deep gold with cooler whites and purples!
Table linens in two patterns of vining blossoms and petite leaves bring the pinks to the table settings.
A demure collection of summer blooms grace the verge of the salad plates. I set them on my everyday trellis dinner plates which have a green rim just like the salad plates. You can see other posts with my everyday dishes in Summer Bounty and Falling for Apples.
I've used the vintage cache pot lots of times! It was made in Portugal as were the candlesticks.
The napkin rings continue the hot summer floral theme. I particularly like the black and white ribbon wrap on the rings.
Another antique mall find are the aqua ombre iced tea glasses. Love the abstract thistle design on these mid-century modern beauties!
Although I only wanted to buy six of the salad plates at the antique mall, the dealer dropped the price if I would take all 13. The best negotiation profits both sides!
Dinner plates | Villeroy & Boch 'French Garden'
Salad plates | Royal Doulton 'Floradora Green'
Table linens | Sur la Table
Flatwware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'