Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Summertime Blossoms on the Table

I'm delighted that you're joining me today for a tablescape that captures the feel of early summer starring summertime blossoms!

  
I found my inspiration in lovely vibrant linens that I purchased back in February when spring — not to mention summer! — seemed far away.


I loved the soft colors in a bold design that politely asked to be taken home. I knew they would be perfect for a table that would lead me from the light palette of spring mornings to the spirited range of hot summer days. 
 
And I'm very excited to share it with you at the Summer Tablescape Blog Hop organized by Rita of Panoply and featuring 22 other amazing stylists! (All the info is listed at the end of the post.)

  
When I mentioned to my husband that I planned to have fresh flowers for this tablescape, he surprised me with beautiful bouquets filled with two dozen creamy white roses that he supplanted with other flowers in shades of pink and green to capture the hues of the tablecloth. How lucky am I?!

  
I placed them in a garden-themed cachepot for a spectacular centerpiece. 
  

Now for the details! The tablecloth is covered in vines with fuchsia, blue, green, yellow and violet blossoms, edged in a formal repeating pattern. Butterflies in pinks and blues also flit about.


Next came glass cross-hatched chargers that can be used throughout the year, topped by blue dinner plates in a trellis pattern and my latest acquisition — white salad plates with a raised design.


The plate stack was framed by vintage stemware in an elegant pale blue that is etched in floral vines. These were found at several glass shows and antique shops. The original design with clear bowls debuted in 1936; the versions with colored bowls were made in the 70's.


I love how velvety the roses look in the photos! Since I took these they have opened more.


Matching napkins were placed atop the plates so that they wouldn't get lost against the tablecloth. I could have gone with napkins in a coordinating solid color or pattern, but I loved the exuberance of the repeated pattern, gathered in folds and slightly above the tablecloth. The napkins are simply held with ribbons, but bedecked with richly colored flowers. (What are they? Wine glass charms that I've had for awhile and never used.)

  
The simple design of our wedding silverware adds a classic counterpoint.


Down the center of the tablecloth run three large green medallions. I've used the middle one for the base of the centerpiece.

  


Now that we've begun to open our homes once again, it will be fun to share a summertime lunch or dinner!

  
Light and breezy, drenched in colors — I think this will be my go-to tablescape for June! If only the flowers would last all month long. . .


I thought I'd add an evening shot. The flowers seem to glow and the crystal glasses disperse the light from the chandelier.
 

Thank you for spending time with me today — I hope you've been inspired! You are in for a treat with all these fabulous tablescapes in the Summer Tablescape Blog Hop:
 
         Pandora's Box - Stars, Stripes, and Checks - A Summer Tablescape
        Bluesky at Home - Easy Summer Outdoor Table Ideas
        Life and Linda - A Taste of the Tropics
        Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Yellow and Blue Alfresco Setting
        Everyday Living - Celebrate Summer With The Red, White and Blue
        Panoply - Summer Garden Party Tablescape
        Hyacinths for the Soul - Tis the Season of Patriotic Tablescapes
        Home is Where the Boat Is - Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon
        Debbee's Buzz - Botanic Garden Floral & Butterfly Summer Table
        My Hubbard Home - Easy Alfresco Dining Table | Tips for Summer
        Me and My Captain - Camping, Fishing And Summertime Fun
        Thrifting Wonderland - Butterfly Garden Table Setting
        My Thrift Store Addiction - Honeysuckle and Hydrangeas Summer Tablescape
        The Little Yellow Corner Store - Sweet Old Summertime
        Red Cottage Chronicles - Dining Al Fresco - A Summer Tablescape
        From My Carolina Home - Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop
        Living With Thanksgiving - Summer Celebrations
        Zucchini Sisters - Red and White Tablescape in the Park
        The Bookish Dilettante - Beach Reading Tablescape
        The Painted Apron - Let's Go Fishing
        Belle Bleu Interiors - A Summertime Luncheon in the Garden
        Dinner at Eight - Summertime Blossoms on the Table
   


Table details
Tablecloth, napkins | Williams-Sonoma
Dinner plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Salad plates |  Villeroy & Boch 'Manoir'
Stemware | Fostoria 'Navarre'
Flatware | Reed & Barton 'Eighteenth Century'
   

    
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54 comments:

  1. What a lovely garden inspired table. I do love depression glass, and the reproductions from the 70s are lovely too.

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    1. Thanks, Carole! I really enjoy using vintage glassware. You'll see it often on my tablescapes.

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  2. Sandra, your summer blossoms are beautiful! I love your tablecloth and the different floral napkin rings. The evening shot really highlights your lovely color palette--pinned!

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    1. Cecilia, thank you both for your comments and for pinning! The tablecloth was the source of inspiration that I happily expanded on.

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  3. Sandra, I love your new WS tablecloth and napkins in the Famille rose pattern. How sweet of your husband to bring you beautiful flowers for your gorgeous table. The blue Fostoria is so pretty and complements your place settings. It is always a treat to hop with you…Happy Summer!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam! I felt like splurging the minute I saw the tablecloth; I know it will get lots of use. It was wonderful to receive the flowers and I'm delighted to say they're still going strong. Have a wonderful summer!

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  4. I adore your linens! They are beautiful! And I am crazy about the blue Navarre crystal. How sweet of your husband to bring you flowers. They are so lovely and the cache pot was a perfect container. Your china was also perfect with the floral cloth and napkins as is your pretty wedding silverware.
    Nice to blog hop again with you, Sandra.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie! All the elements came together like they were meant to be. I'm so glad the flowers are still lovely after opening fully. The Navarre crystal is pretty in all three colorways, but I'm partial to the blue though it's hard to find.

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  5. Wow Sandra, your husband is quite a guy, what beautiful flowers and the colors are gorgeous! Love the cachepot holding them and the pretty tablecloth really matches. You have created a beautiful indoor garden right on your table! I do like the pattern repetition with the napkins and I love the way you tied them with ribbon, they remind me of a tussie mussie~ your glassware is beautiful, I know you've been having fun on the hunts for that...the plate stacks are lovely also. Have fun entertaining, your table is sure to get lots of compliments!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenna, for your sweet comments! I couldn't go wrong once I paired his gorgeous flowers with the linens. I like your analogy of an indoor garden! I love looking for vintage glassware and finding designs that still work for today. The cachepot was an antique mall find as well.

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  6. Sandra, what a beautiful tablecolth! Love it and the way you mixed the plates and glasses to go with it but not over-power the cloth. It all looks so lovely for a summer meal :)

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    1. Thank you! The tablecloth is giving me lots of ideas! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Sandra, your table looks lovely. Garden inspired tables speak of summer. Your tablecloth is stunning. I adore the napkin tied with ribbon at each place setting. How sweet your husband surprised you with a beautiful bouquet that you can use on your table as a centerpiece. The stemware is gorgeous. A pleasure joining you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I love to design garden inspired tables, particularly when the temps soar and we have to move indoors. And I love, love receiving flowers! Have a wonderful summer

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  8. Sandra, What a gorgeous tablecloth befitting of a spring or summer garden table! It’s especially beautiful with the blue color of your dining room walls. Your flowers make a beautiful centerpiece in your cachepot, what a thoughtful hubby and he has good taste in flowers too. 😊 Love your napkins tied with ribbon and your repurposed wine glass charms. As always it’s a treat to hop with you, Happy Summer! ♥

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Mary! I know I'll enjoy the tablecloth all summer, keeping my fingers crossed that more pretty bouquets come my way! It was a pleasure joining you and the others. Have a wonderful summer!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous textiles, Sandra! Lucky you to have found them before the season. Your hubby did a wonderful gesture in shopping flowers for you, and you could not have chosen a better vessel - love that green cachepot! The patter of the tablecloth is really stunning, and your plate stack just perfect. Your collected glassware on the table is the perfect accessory to the color scheme. I agree with how you placed the napkins, and how smart to use the wine charms on the ribbon as napkin rings. This is a beautiful summer table, one that I would enjoy lingering over after dinner. Thank you for bringing your style to us in this summer blog hop. Happy summer!

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    1. Thanks so much for all your comments! I was pleased with the way it turned out, but how could it not with the linens and those flowers? Inspiration flowed freely that day! And thank you for organizing another blog hop and gathering such a great group of participants. It was a pleasure to join you!

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  10. Sandra, that husband of yours is a keeper --- what a great guy! Ahhh roses. Love, love, love that tablecloth's butterfly pattern and riot of summer colors. Very striking! You did a wonderful job of styling all the different elements together. I particularly love the vintage, etched glassware. I have clear etched stemware from my great grandmother that I treasure. But, the blue is so unique and what a fabulous find! Husband with roses, vintage glassware --- your lucky girl you!

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    1. Thanks, Debbee! Yes I am a lucky girl! I find the patterns and colors of vintage glassware to be beautiful and distinctive, lending a different vibe from the rather plain stemware that's currently for sale. I'!m so glad you enjoyed the table! Hope you're not stuck in this heat dome

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  11. Sandra!! That table cloth is gorgeous!! How wonderful that your husband supplied all the beautiful flowers for your centerpiece!! Your plate stack compliments the beautiful floral pattern in that fabulous tablecloth. What a wonderful summer garden table. Enjoy your summer!☀️

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    1. Thank you, Ann! You can see why I couldn't resist splurging a bit! A week later and most of the flowers are still going strong! It was fun hopping with you

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  12. What a magnificent floral centerpiece, Sandra. You are a lucky woman. Love how it pairs so well with your tablecloth and gorgeous crystal. I have a similar etched pattern but in clear glass. This type of crystal looks so elegant on the table. All your colors come together to create a beautiful Summer setting. thanks for sharing
    Lynne

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    1. Thanks, Lynne! My husband has a great eye for flowers and I get to enjoy them for days. I agree with you about the stemware. It's elegant and adds that certain something to tablescapes.

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  13. Sandra, I love the garden feel of this table. Sheer delight! The linens are perfect, and I agree that the matching napkins were a great choice. Setting them atop the stack gives them presence. The vintage stems are lovely. I love colored glass, and these are delicate and special. I have a small collection of green vases and cache pots, so your beautiful textured pot caught my attention immediately. Filled with gorgeous roses and accent flowers completes the joy. The plate stack is simple and lets the linen shine. Perfect colors. I love the blue trellis pattern. Who makes this piece? Can you tell I'm smitten with your garden table? Thanks for brightening my day. Happy Summer!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah, for your sweet comments! The cachepot was a find at a local antique store, though I think it's comparatively recent. It's fun to use since I can fit so many flowers into it. I like the trend of mixing linens, but I just thought the pattern was so striking I wanted it to be the table story. The blue trellis pattern is "Blue Skies" by Block China.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your pretty floral table at Vintage Charm!

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  15. Your table is lovely! I can't get past the blue etched glasses: I keep scrolling up to look at them because they are some of the prettiest I've ever seen! I prefer when napkins match tablecloths. I only have a couple of sets that do match, unfortunately. Your napkin rings are creative, and I like how your table seems to pop due to the color of the walls in your dining room. I really like that color. Pretty room!

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    1. Thank you, Ricki, for your comments on my table and my dining room! It was hard to take good photos of the etching on the glasses because they're slightly fluted, which throws the light around more than expected. They are gorgeous in person!

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  16. Sandra, your napkins and flower centerpieces match your beautiful floral tablecloth beautifully. The glasses are gorgeous - go blue!

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    1. Thanks, Carol! Go blue, lol! I'm drawn to blue dinnerware and have several patterns. I was excited to add the blue glasses to them.

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  17. Really lovely especially the chargers and the blue goblets!

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    1. Thank you! The chargers and blue goblets are among my favorites.

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  18. Such pastel pleasure! And the addition of creamy white roses and other lovely colored flowers with the very opulent tablecloth really speaks richness and luxury. Your lovely etched stemware adds a delicate finishing touch to a very dainty and stately tablescape. I love the fact that the tablecloth has such a beautiful border. Such creative details. Have a wonderful summer ahead.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments! The tablecloth was such a fabulous starting point for some of my favorite pieces. Enjoy your summer days and nights!

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  19. Oh my goodness Sandra - this is so lovely! The linens are gorgeous and those flowers - what a wonderful gift from your husband and just perfect for your table. I loved how you designed your plate stack to pull in all the colors of the tablecloth and napkins. And that stemware is just stunning; what a great find! And all against the perfect painted wall in the background. Beautiful! Happy summer to you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! I''m so pleased you enjoyed my tabescape! Once I had the tablecloth as a base, I just knew the details I wanted to add. I obviously love all things blue!

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  20. Your vintage stemware is stunning, and your floral bouquet centerpiece is so pretty! Who wouldn't enjoy sitting here for a meal? I know I would like a seat at your table!!

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    1. Thanks, Patti! I'd love to have you! Isn't it wonderful that we are opening our homes!

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  21. Popping over from Linda's Creativity party to admire this charming tablescape.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  22. Sandra, I am finally getting around to the end of my list! It seems I have saved some of the best for last! I can see why these linens asked to come home with you! They are lovely! I wanted to say my favorite is your dark blue dinner plate, but I cannot, because that delicate pale blue stemware has stolen my heart! What a sweet husband you have to have brought you the beautiful flowers for your centerpiece, and how perfectly they go with your linens! I hope you are ready to entertain again with this pretty table!

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    1. Thanks, Chloe, for your lovely comments! I totally understand how the stemware could steal your heart because I'm crazy about it too. I'm slowly finding enough pieces to set a larger table with it. My husband's choice of flowers is always pretty and I've often styled tablescapes with them. I'm sure to enjoy the linens for a long time. Have a wonderful summer!

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  23. What a beautiful and calming table Sandra...love all your colors and the flowers just make a table don't they? I recently found a farmers market that has the most lovely bouquets...I feel I have won the lottery. love hopping with you. Kari @ Me and My Captain

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    1. Thanks, Kari! I sometimes wonder whether I use flowers for centerpieces too often, but they add such soft dimensional contrast to all the harder elements on the table. I'd love to have a farmers market nearby! I'm glad to be part of these blog hops.

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  24. Sandra,
    I always enjoy your table settings. This is so pretty. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/06/thursday-favorite-things.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thanks again, Bev, for featuring my table! Really appreciate it!

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  25. I'm featuring your pretty tablescape at #HomeMattersParty this week. Drop by to see your picture and description. Party start tonight 9pm and ends Monday night. See you there!

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    1. Thank you, Allyson, for the feature! What a great surprise!

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  26. Sandra, your table linens are beautiful! Your husband did a great job picking out the flowers for your centerpiece. You have created a stunning arrangement. I love anything floral, and this setting makes my heart sing. Wishing you a most happy and blessed summer!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! I usually prefer my flowers as the centerpiece rather than the base, but I fell hard for this tablecloth, lol. Hope you stay cool!

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  27. Very pretty, Sandra! That tablecloth is beautiful and a great find. I like to pick up tableware in the off season, too. I usually get a good price, and it's fun to start to start planning ahead. The pale blue etched stemware is so dainty and lovely! That was so sweet of your husband to surprise you with the roses. The floral centerpiece perfectly compliments the colors in the tablecloth. It was fun hopping with you. Happy Summer!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I don't know how many times I circled that tablecloth before it convinced me that I had to have it! Lol! And it's always satisfying when a table setting flows easily from the inspiration piece. I've used the stemware before, but it really took center stage on this table. I'm lucky that my husband believes in floral surprises! These blog hops have been thoroughly enjoyable!

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