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.
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
Celebrate and Decorate - Inspiration for Designing a Bright and Cheery a Summer Citrus 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
Tablecloth, napkins | Williams-Sonoma
Dinner plates | Block 'Blue Skies'
Salad plates | Villeroy & Boch 'Manoir'
Stemware | Fostoria 'Navarre'
Flatware | Reed & Barton 'Eighteenth Century'