Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Whites

It is so hot outside that I thought it would make us feel cooler to work with all whites on our table.....

the Blushing Bride hydrangeas have been absolutely beautiful this year so that is where I started..
gotta have flowers, right?..and the oasis ring I found while cleaning helped me with a centerpiece for an all white table setting.....

so here goes.

maybe a few stories thrown in but the flowers speak for themselves..My husband said  oh wow..are those your flowers? I knew I had a hit then.......and the plates.....well, you'll see......


Hydrangeas, dahlias, leather leaf fern...all from my garden...I truly do love white flowers..and this did not disappoint...aren't they beautiful?








 always a little retro thrown in..the glasses are definitely from the 60's....we had clear blue ones growing up....


the candle is a Claire Burke botanical candle with fern leaves in the sides...


 These plates are Coalport Countryware and when I saw them, I think I giggled out loud..that's what I do when I find something really good while browsing thrift stores....there were 5 of them @ $2 each....so I quickly looked them up on replacements.com   ...and yes, indeed, a bargain....later I found out they are a wedgwood china....but I was really just attracted to the flower like design and they were white.....


This is White Orchid silverplate.  I am slowly adding to what I have..it was my Grandmother Lewis' pattern and when my parents moved her entire set was lost or stolen.....My Mama grieved over that loss and never replaced it...I don't know why she didn't...that is just the way she was ..but when Daddy closed out his house, there were a few pieces left from grandmother's set and I brought them home......I love the pattern..she picked it because she said it looked like a daylily.....so when I spot a deal on ebay, I buy it.....one day a whole table full..but not yet....


I hope you like my table.....I placed the bowls there with ice cream in mind.....yep...first course..ice cream...there is great benefit to being empty nesters....and the little round spoons, perfect for that.....
Then a cold pasta salad would be quite refreshing.....

Thank you for stopping by today...

I hope you come again soon....

and visit here where there are lots of flowers and dogs....

Mona


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I am sharing at Table Top Tuesday


4 comments:

  1. Mona, your flowers are stunning and so is the entire tablescape. I love the flatware. Olive

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  2. Oh how beautiful, and the all white looks so refreshing. Beautiful dishes and the hydrangea wreath centerpiece is stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  3. What a beautiful arrangement....and to think all from your garden! Lovely setting!

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