Welcome to the 242nd Tablescape Thursday!
Thanks so much for your generous comments yesterday regarding the live interview I participated in with Bekah and Lynne from the Mid-Morning show at WBCL. You are so supportive, always got my back. Thank you! It’s good to stretch our wings and try new things and I feel so blessed by the wonderful dearhearts I’ve met via blogging. That includes YOU! ♥
After yesterday’s interview, I got busy out on the porch putting together a tablescape for Tablescape Thursday.
I had initially planned on using the greenhouse previously seen in this garden party table setting as my centerpiece since it’s been ages since I used it in a table setting.
But I changed my mind when I noticed I had beautiful, purple iris blooming out in my perennial garden. I thought I had enough for an arrangement but once I started cutting them from the garden, I realized there weren’t quite as many blooming as I had initially thought. Time to go with Plan B.
Instead of one big arrangement, I gathered together some clear bottles I’ve been saving for another tablescape idea I have brewing. I created a slightly different centerpiece, placing each iris in its own bottle/vase. Does this idea seem somewhat familiar?
You may remember this spring tablescape from May 2011 when I created a similar centerpiece with green bottles and pink Gerbera Daisies. If you don’t have enough flowers blooming in your garden for a full centerpiece, gather a few jars or bottles together and showcase each flower in its own vase. Have a round table? Just cluster the bottles in the center of the table.
Just as I began taking photos, the wind picked up and the sheers billowed out in the breeze. Love that! 🙂
Susie, e-mailed me a few weeks ago to let me know Grandinroad had twig chargers on sale. Instead of the usual price of $49 for 4 chargers, they were only $12 for a set of four! Awesome! I have been hoping to find twig chargers forever so I was super excited to find them on sale for such a great price. I ordered 2 sets and once they arrived and I saw how nice they were, I hopped onto Facebook and shared this amazing deal with the BNOTP FB fans. I try to share great finds with you when I can and usually the fastest way to do that is via FB or Twitter.
I just checked and they are still on sale. You’ll find them here: Twig Chargers Pssst: That’s not an affiliate link, I’m just including it here in case you’ve been looking for twig chargers, too. Update: Looks like they are sold out. Hopefully they will get them back in again this spring.
I left the iris nice and tall for this table setting. They add a touch of drama and elegance to this nature-themed table setting. Stemware was a bargain from Dollar Tree!
What goes better with twig chargers than twig flatware! There’s a story behind this flatware. I ordered it four months ago from West Elm…that was in early January. It was on sale, they were offering free shipping AND I got a 10% discount for signing up for their e-mails. At check out I was disappointed to see it was on back-order and wouldn’t be arriving for 4 months! It finally arrived this month and two sets were missing pieces and had double salad forks. Fortunately, West Elm replaced the missing pieces. I couldn’t wait to use it in a spring setting after the long wait to get it.
I’m pretty sure when you look up the word “whimsy” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of this twig flatware. It doesn’t get much more whimsical than eating with twigs! 🙂
You may remember this Dario Farrucci dishware called Ma Maison from previous table settings. It’s my fave china for porch dining and it worked well with my iris centerpiece since it has touches of purple in the pattern. This is the salad plate…
…and here’s the dinner plate.
Are your iris up and blooming, yet? I love bringing them into the house, they smell heavenly!
Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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