4Welcome to the 258th Tablescape Thursday!
Summer is winding down but it’s not over yet. Are the stores in your area still stocked with yummy watermelons? They are still available here. It just isn’t summer without cutting up a juicy, sweet watermelon or ten!
I read an article the other day where someone made the claim that seedless watermelons don’t taste as good as watermelons with seeds because they are genetically modified. The claim was pretty soundly rebuffed in the article. What do you think? Have you ever noticed any difference in flavor between watermelons with seeds and watermelons without?
My tablescape is out on the porch this week and it features a watermelon centerpiece.
The dishware and napkins reflect the colors found in the centerpiece: red and yellow.
For this table setting I created a little flower garden using two kinds of watermelon and a cantaloupe. I’ll share a tutorial soon showing the details for creating this edible centerpiece. It’s super easy!
I surrounded the garden with a white picket fence–you know I love a white picket fence!
I had a hard time deciding what flatware I wanted to use for this setting. I finally settled on a soft green flatware since the color worked well with the watermelon and the flower stems.
The yellow dinner plate is Colorwave by Noritake. Colorwave is available in lots of pretty colors. I love this sunshine yellow color called, “Mustard.”
Do you recognize the watermelon napkin rings?
Where there’s a watermelon, there are bound to be some ants!
Glassware is from Dollar Tree, found several years ago.
I’ve used this lemony glassware for lots of Tablescape Thursdays. (View tablescape here: Lemonade for Summer Parties)
Recently I stopped by Dollar Tree and they have the lemon glasses back in stock. (View tablescape here: Lemonade Days on the Porch)
Back to our table setting, come a bit closer and check out our edible centerpiece.
I had so much fun making it!
Everything is edible except the stems, leaves and the little butterfly antennae.
An overhead view…
There are lots of flowers and butterflies in our little garden.
Peeking through the picket fence, we see the ground below the garden is filled with even more flowers and butterflies.
The yellow flowers were made from a yellow meat watermelon, the pink from a regular seeded watermelon and the orange flowers are made from cantaloupe.
Let’s celebrate these last precious days of summer! I’ll miss it when it’s gone.
Looking forward to the tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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