Welcome to the 98th Tablescape Thursday!
Happy Tablescape Thursday! Tonight I’m sharing a tablescape I put together this past weekend for my friend, Jan’s, 60th birthday. I’m often asked where I get ideas for tablescapes. That’s always a hard question to answer since I really never know where or when an idea will hit. Last Thursday evening, as I was shopping for our birthday cookout, I came across gorgeous sunflowers and bought two bunches. Later, I stopped by Marshalls to “just look” (yeah, right) and couldn’t believe my eyes…they had sunflower dishes! Meant to be.
I had everything else I needed for this tablescape. When I arrived back home, I cut purple phlox and Oertel’s Rose from the garden. The Oertel’s Rose, at this point in the season, has already made it’s transition from hot pink, to pale pink to white. I like the contrast with the yellow and purple of the other flowers.
Hope you enjoy this celebration tablescape…inspired by big, happy sunflowers!
We actually used green napkins without napkin rings the night of the party. But later, when I started taking pics for this post, I changed the green napkins for gold ones. I paired them with these sparkly napkin rings I found a while back, but had never used in a tablescape before.
This Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper are available, In the Butler’s Pantry, HERE.
Dinner Plates: Marshalls, a week ago
Sunflower Salad Plates: Marshalls, a week ago
Rooster glasses: Old Time Pottery, several months ago
Napkins: Kohl’s, a year or two ago
Salt and Pepper: New…Sold…no longer available
Flatware: Gourmet Servings, Treble Clef, HomeGoods many months ago
Flowers: Sunflowers from Kroger, Phlox and Oertel’s Rose from my perennial garden
Bluebirds are nesting right now in the dove cote. I think it’s the same pair from previous years, because they always return to the same cavity in the dove cote. I’m putting out meal worms for them every morning and every evening, and both Mom and Dad are feeding the babies. To see pics from previous years, click HERE.
Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!
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