Thursday, August 19, 2021

Hot Pink for an August Table

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!


Silver-toned chargers and flatware cool down the place settings.

  


What's better than hot pink for an August table?!
   
   
   
Table resources 
Dinner plates | Villeroy & Boch 'French Garden'
Salad plates | Royal Doulton 'Floradora Green'  
Table linens | Sur la Table  
Flatwware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'  
   
   
Shared with
Vintage Charm    
   
    
   


14 comments:

  1. That looks so inviting. I love a great table setting.

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    1. Thank you, Latane! So glad you stopped by!

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  2. I love pink, it's great any time of year! I love your bright pretty flowers in the square vase and the napkin rings are so pretty! The plate stack is lovely too, and so are the pretty pink fabrics on the napkins and runner. I hope you're having a wonderful summer Sandra!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! I love to use pinks, especially the deep vibrant ones. I suppose because I had so little natural light with the rains the pinks were especially intense and rather hard to photograph because of it, lol.

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  3. Pretty table, Sandra! I love your everyday plates and this combination you created. The centerpiece candlesticks and cache pot are classics! We were inundated with rain all last week as a result of Fred, too. I'm looking forward to a cooldown (doesn't look like this week is promising for that), and and eye toward Fall. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Rita! I enjoy trends as much as anyone, but I always gravitate toward classic patterns. I've got my fingers crossed that we'll get to dry out this week, but so far we've not been lucky. Quite a difference from our usual August!

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  4. The hot pink and the green look beautiful together. Hopefully everything dries out for you and you can set a new table outside to enjoy. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! So far this month we've gotten twice as much rain as we usually do in August!

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  5. Sandra, I love any shade of pink and your table is eye catching. The faux arrangement in the cache pot is lovely. We have also had a lot of rain this summer, and my zinnias are not doing as well as former years. It is always a joy to virtually sit at your table.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments, Pam! The vibrant pinks were a challenge to photograph with only indoor lighting. I have to admit I wouldn't mind a bit of a dry spell and let the garden rest!

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  6. I absolutely love your table and the facts that you're still embracing Summer. Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJ's - you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening!

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    1. Thank you, Ann, I'm honored! Although fall approaches on the calendar, we'll still be in summer until the end of October, lol.

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  7. Another lovely tablescape, Sandra! I love that table runner! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you, Cecelia! Of course I love the pink but I really fell for the pattern.

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