A Summer Tablescape for Two

Welcome the 208th Tablescape Thursday!

The daisies and a few of the mums from last week’s bridal shower tablescape were still hanging in there, so I couldn’t resist using them in  another setting.   Hope you enjoy.

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Whatever a man’s age, he can reduce it several years by putting a bright-colored flower in his buttonhole.
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemmons-1835-1910)-American humorous writer

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
~Georgia O’Keeffe

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
~Walt Whitman

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes!
~William Wordsworth, “Lines Written in Early Spring,” Lyrical Ballads, 1798

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
~William Shakespeare-A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Sunflower plates are from Pier 1, several years ago.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.  I am thankful that thorns have roses.
~Alphonse Karr (1808-1890) French novelist

Sunflower Table Setting for Two



God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
~James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937)-Scottish novelist

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Sunflower napkins were a thrifty find while out antiquing/thrifting.

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals.  Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.
~Henry Ward Beecher, Star Papers: A Discourse of Flowers

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


Bee Flatware is available here: Bee Flatware.

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
~Claude Monet

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


The knife has a tiny bee on the top edge of the handle.   Love using these with the bee flatware.

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.
~Susan Polis Shutz

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
~Claude Monet

Sunny Yellow Tablescape for Two


You’ll find lots more spring/summer table settings here: Spring & Summer Tablescapes or click on the Tablescapes category at the top of BNOTP.

Looking forward to the tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Oh, Susan!
    I love your cute outdoor tablescape for two: it’s so romantic, summery and bright!
    A really eye candy! πŸ™‚
    And I love all those quotes! Especially the one by A. Karr! πŸ˜€

  2. This setting brought a smile to my face, its so sunny and cozy. I love flowers too!

  3. This is what I like osee while we are being attacked by hurricane Isaac, Susan, sunny and bright. So pretty!

    • My computer is respondng slower, must be because we are runing on generato gas because elec. power went out. Sorry for the typos. I meant “I like to see” and not “osee”.

  4. I give up! Sorry for the typos again, lol.

  5. Loved all the flower quotes and your sunflower table is so pretty as an end of summer table!

  6. What a pretty table Susan! Thanks for hosting!

  7. I love your tablescape thursdays….I love daises and i absolutey love that knife with the little bee!! It makes me want to buy dishes and flatware just to spruce up my own table!

  8. Susan…I love tablescapes for two…as most evenings it is “just the two of us”…..Beautiful table and beautiful quotes!!
    Have a wonderful day Susan…always great to start my day with one of your gorgeous tablescapes!…Always make me smile!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Arent glad that Monet had flowers as inspiration! Love love your sunflower plates.

  10. Oh I enjoyed reading all these quotes! What a happy table!
    Thanks for hosting (again)!

  11. Susan, what a wonderfully cheery tablescape! Thanks so much for being such a gracious hostess!

  12. Susan, its wonderful to see you are still showing us summer tablescapes. I hate to rush the seasons, fall is coming with all its beauty, but living in the north I want summer to last as long as possible. Love the tablecloth on the bistro table. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

  13. Very cheerful — love the yellow and white checks with the sunflower plates.

    Thanks again for all the tips to prevent scraping. I am still trying to see what works with a Mac.

  14. Entertaining Women says

    Daisies are so wonderful….they always add a touch of exuberance and innocence. Some of my favorite quotes here, particularly the Karr and Monet entries. Thanks for inviting us for a peak and for hosting us. Cherry Kay

  15. Jeannie from WNC says

    What a beautiful tablescape! Daisys and sunflowers, my favorites! The bee flatware is awesome!

  16. Michele from Finch Rest says

    As always your tablescapes ar wonderful!
    I especially love the cheerful yellow, but Buffalo Plaid tablescloth and bee flatware!
    I also love that garden area – so pretty to be surrounded by nature sometimes.
    Thank you so much for hosting a truly favorite linky party, too, Susan.

  17. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE your table… You must let me paint it!

  18. Oh, those sunflower plates are too adorable, happy and cheerful! I love yellow and white, it’s so crispy and happy. Beautiful tablescape dear Susan. Monet is a great inspiration, we should look at the famous impressionists for color combinations for our tablescapes, like Van Gogh as well. Loving the beautiful quotes and tables for two, since we are only two most of the time. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for hosting another yet, great Tablescape Thursday.

  19. So fresh and pretty. This seems to be a different color scheme than what you normally do and I think that adds to it’s freshness.

    – The Tablescaper

  20. Fresh and pretty!!! Love all the quotes you’ve chosen……The Earth laughs in Flowers……

  21. Susan, yellow gingham and daisy flowers ~ what a perfectly delightful way to start my day. I love all the flower quotes. The Georgia O’Keeffe is one of my favorites. A friend calligraphed it for me, and it sits on my desk. πŸ˜‰
    Have a great day!

  22. Tables for two are my most frequent! I think it’s important to take time for those, too.

  23. I am really into yellow lately, so this one totally caught my eye. So cute.

  24. What a cheerful setting, Susan! That yellow is so uplifting, a lovely transition from late summer to ‘almost Autumn’. Thanks, as always, for posting such a pretty ‘scape, and for hosting all the others. Take care and enjoy your holiday weekend.

  25. There is something so happy and cheerful about yellow check!

    Thank you for the great tip about Google Reader Inline. I myself, after hours of research, have chosen not to truncate my feed but fully support those that have.

    Have a blessed day!

  26. I love the yellow and white! A person can be in the most foul mood ever, but put them at a dining table like this with all the cheery color, and it’s guaranteed that frown will get turned upside down! Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

  27. Love that yellow and the bees – oh my! It’s just beautiful, as usual. I wasn’t sure of the rules on the tablescape party. I hope it’s okay that I shared my beautiful lazy susan dish.

  28. merle turner says

    Nothing says summer like sunflowers and daisy flowers, I have planted some up the back yard for our summer.

  29. Love the sunflowers! Thanks for hosting!!

  30. Hi Susan,
    As always your tablescape is amazing. The quotes are wonderful, and the mood is perfect for the end of summer. I would like to thank you also for your watermark post. I have been having a great time watermarking my photos. The visual waterwark software is a great tool. And fast too.
    Thanks again for your information.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

  31. Love the yellow and white with the checks, so cheerful!
    Enjoy the weekend’s gorgeous weather!

  32. So bright and sunny! Thanks for hosting, Susan!
    Finally linked up… have computer problems πŸ™

  33. Love that table. So beautiful. I so love daisies and the checkerd tablecloth is perfect.The wine ain’t too bad either. Hugs, Ginger

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