Always enjoying Thursday and looking forward to Susan’s presentation of Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, I am pleased to join in on the fun today.
I have a fun reason for setting the table in style as my sister in law Deb and her daughter Ashley will be visiting with us today and tomorrow. Ashley is a college student studying in Texas and we are so excited for her to be home for a few weeks.
Today I am using my Hartstone salad plates, all with a different vegetable. Shown at this table setting are the green onions, the beets, asparagus and radishes. I also have green beans and carrots. I may have told you before that once upon a time I was co owner of a little quaint gift shop and we sold Hartstone dishes. Unfortunately, this company has now gone out of business. They had the cutest dishes that my partner and I loved to display for the seasons.
Under the salad plate, you may recognize the salad “fiesta” look that I found at a garage sale earlier in the spring. I have already gotten my money’s worth many times over. These solid colored plates in a variety of colors are PERFECT for us dishaholics! They go with so much.
The silveware is something I found at a clearance mid summer….cheap…
Just feast your eyes on the magnificent colors of summer! WOW! God has blessed us in many ways, hasn’t He??
See the little tomato pitcher? It is an antique I found at a little shop going out of business a couple of years ago. I just fell in love with it, all summery and colorful.
Candles seem to an added plus even when the temperatures are HOT!
Here’s my little Fruit Fly again. Remember him? Don’t you just love this napkin ring? Go ahead…take a look….
I recently purchased it at Pier 1. Only purchased two because they were a little pricey. I may have to go back for two more. The napkins were a closeout at JC Penneys.
I found these monogrammed glasses at Goodwill. Couldn’t resist since they actually had MY monogram! They had six.
I enjoy using wine charms on pedestal glasses because it’s so much easier as guests are chatting away to remember whose glass is whose when they all look alike.
The placemats were a winning I recently purchased off Ebay. They were brand new with Pier 1 tags attached. Just perfect for a summertime mean. I love dragon flies. The placemats were my inspiration for this tablescape.
Beneath the cloche, I have a faux hedge apple, tangerine and raspberries. Of course you could use the real thing. It’s just that I always have the faux at my fingertips. We are talking COLOR people! I love rich, vibrant, strong colors.
Sigh ~~~~~ I love this time of year, don’t you?
Our menu will consist of Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Pesto Pasta and fruit salad. Wish you could join us.
Thank you Susan. Thursdays are indeed a real treat for us dish people! :) :)