Welcome to the 256th Tablescape Thursday!
For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I created a little table setting out on the deck.
Just as I finished putting it together, I heard thunder. Yikes! Some fast picture-taking took place and just as I took the last photo, the raindrops began to fall. Whew, it was a close one.
Hope you enjoy this table setting for two. As I was creating it, I imagined two friends getting together for lunch, enjoying the lovely summer day. Let’s imagine it’s you and me. Would you like the chair with the purple petunias?
There are worse things in life than sitting in petunias, right? 🙂
The stemware is Breeze Clear and was provided by Noritake.
A birds-eye view…
Our floral centerpiece is the one Mr. Chipmunk kept unrooting with his daily dirt baths. 🙂 As I stood looking down to take this photo, I noticed a little gray bird feather on one of the geranium leaves. Do you see it there on the lower left? This plant is normally on the table under the pergola where the bird feeders hang. The feather was so sweet, I didn’t want to remove it.
Chargers are from the Kim Parker, “Emma’s Garden” Collection. They are one of my favorite patterns. I love to use them during the spring and summer months.
Beautiful dragonflies are keeping our napkins from flying away in the summer breezes.
Dinner plates are Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage plates.
Salad plates are Herend Rothschild Bird–love this pattern! The Rothschild Bird pattern is hand-painted and the detail is so beautiful, down to the delicate little buggy legs. I just have salad plates in this pattern. Tip: If there’s a pattern you adore but it’s a bit on the expensive side, buy just the salad plates. That’s the plate most visible when the table is set and salad plates can be used for both salad and/or dessert.
There’s a cute story behind this china pattern. It’s been said this china was created for the Rothschild family of Europe in 1850 and is considered by connoisseurs to to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain. The china portrays a 19th century tale about the Baroness Rothschild, who lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener. He had seen some birds playing with it in a tree.
Is that not just the cutest story? If you look closely, you can see the little necklace up in the tree. The little bird on top in the plate below is peering down at his wonderful find. Sorry about the glare on the plate but hopefully you can see it.
You’ll find additional “tables for two” under the Tablescape category at the top of BNOTP. Just click on Tablescapes, then Occasions, then Tables for Two.
Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!
Update: I’ve made a change to how the links will display for Tablescape Thursday. They will display randomly each time you visit BNOTP so all participants will have a chance to have their link displayed near the top of the group of links. You’ll easily be able to tell which links you’ve already clicked since those links will change color once visited.
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