Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer's Glory

Start with a glorious sunflower for inspiration . . .
 
Gather a bunch for unapologetic delight . . .


Add a rich, blue plate for contrast . . .


Make it a calico plate, smothered with wild flowers . . .

Simple burlap bows to tie the napkins . . .  


And the napkins must be yellow, the color of ripe corn . . .


Flatware that evokes unfurling flowers . . .

A pretty glass, as blue as the summer sky . . .

 
A wheelbarrow to hold the salt . . . 


The days may be getting shorter . . .

But summer is still alive with possibilities . . .
 
 
We may as well enjoy it . . .

Featuring:

Dinner plates - Blue Calico by Burleigh
Water goblet - The Dollar Tree
Flatware - Treble Clef by Gourmet Settings
Napkins - Sferra, Mustard color
Placemats - Pottery Barn
White pitcher - Pottery Barn
Wheelbarrow Salt Cellars - Pottery Barn, from several years ago
Burlap ribbon - Joann's

Joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Stop by for some delightful inspiration.

11 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The calico plates are lovely, I always loved calico! Very cute idea the burlap bowls for the napkins and the best combo is blue with yellow touches. The ittle wheelbarrow is the most adorable touch here...I'm loving it Maria.
Big hugs,
FABBY

Sandra Lee said...

The blue is absolutely gorgeous with this setting. And oh my the wherebarrow salt cellar sends this over the top!!! Very well done.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Maria, This is wonderful!! I love those dishes (have a few myself--does that surprise you?) and of course that flatware too which I find to be so versatile. But with the sunflowers it is just so incredibly beautiful!! Blue and yellow together are so perfect. This is one of the prettiest tables and I would love to sit there with you. Linda

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I love your table, Maria, but also your post. Sunflowers and blue are one of my favorite combination. Love it! ~Zuni

tablescapesbybev said...

Very beautiful...Love the plates, the flowers, everything!

Entertaining Women said...

I have a few pieces of the Blue Calico....It's always such a pleasure to use. Delightful tablescape. I love the wheelbarrow used for the salt cellar. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Tea in Texas said...

Love the use of the yellow bouquet is the pretty container as a centerpiece. The yellow napkins caught with the burlap bow is the perfect complement to your tablescape. I love using blue calico with yellow and yours is so lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh boy I love your table! Your colors and theme are similar to mine! The sunflowers are so cheerful. Love those blue/white calico dishes. Blue and gold go together so well don't they! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Liz

thepaintedapron.com said...

Beautiful table Maria! Love the sunflowers with the blue! They look great in your pitcher with the burlap ribbon! Where did you find the wheelbarrow, what a fun piece!
Jenna

Schotzy said...

I absolutely love your blue and golden yellow.... it is a fabulous salute to late summer!

Daniel Tappan said...

Maria,
I love this tablescape! Nothing says summer quite like sunflowers. You did a fantastic job in designing this tablescape! I work for online linen retailer, LinenTablecloth, and I was wondering if you wanted to collaborate on a tablescape. Feel free to shoot me a message at daniel.tappan@berrettbrothers.com. Can't wait to see more tablescapes!
Best,
Dan