Several years ago I realized a dream of mine by opening a little store. With the help of an enthusiastic friend we started a tiny but quaint shop called Through the Garden Gate in our little down town district. As the name implies it was filled with things we loved that had to do with birds and flowers and warmth of home. My silk florals were sold there as well, so it definitely had a garden feel.
We decided we wanted to add a line of dishes. While scouring market we came upon a line from a company called Hartstone. They are now out of business, but they carried pieces that fit so well into our look. It was at this time, ten years ago that I heard the word Tablescape for the first time.
For Mother’s Day last weekend our family gathered for a quiet little brunch for ten….as quiet as you can get it with three children six and under! We really don’t enjoy going to a restaurant on a busy day, waiting for a table with three hungry little boys. Eating at home was a better option.
I started my table with these dishes I found the day after Easter for a dollar a piece. Oh, how I wished I had picked up more than eight. I had to improvise by adding some white ones to have enough.
I used seed packets for color and to carry on the gardening theme.
The fabric was a fat quarter I picked up while in Texas. I just folded the ends under. It gave some fun color beneath the lidded glass centerpiece.
Here is a closeup of some of the salad plates.
I just love their whimsical look.
These are the little salt and pepper shakers I found for $1 at an antique store close out. Did I show you these before?
This pitcher is one of my all time favorites.
These candlesticks were a find from my mom’s church auction last summer. I was almost the only one bidding. I may have paid $2.50 for these, but not even sure it was that much! What fun I had at that sale!
Thank you Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday once again. It truly is a favorite of mine. I love seeing what all of you do with your tables.