Candlelight Supper: Summer Florals Tablescape

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer Florals Tablescape

               Summer Florals Tablescape 







Just a month left of our beautiful summer.  I hope you have enjoyed yours.  The state I live in is probably the most diverse in its topography.  A high-mountain desert and the 2nd dryest state in the U.S..  No tropical area anywhere, but diverse in temperature.  Where I live you always have at least a 100 degree variance in the temperature.  It could even vary more than 100.   


Our soils don't naturally have much organic matter and the soil is very alkaline.  Great for lilac bushes.  I don't know what happened this year but my Buddleia or Butterfly bush has grown 12 feet tall.  They are supposed to die back to the ground each winter.  Needless to say it didn't.  I cut some of the branches to use for my centerpiece.  If you see holes in the leaves, that is a good thing.  It means Butterflies are living on my property.  The BEAUTIFUL Monarch butterflies are what I see.


My tablescape of summer florals.

Please feel free to leave a comment below.  Thank you so much.



                                 The table is set for 4.  It will be nice and cool in the house.


For photography purposes, I move the table back towards the window so I can get a better distance photo.

  I have tried to use many colors from the design on the plate for this tablescape.


A little Rose bud in a small bottle at each place.  The adorable detailed bottles originally held bath oil.  I saved them to use for tiny vases.






The large Urn is from Pottery Barn.  They call them "Found" urns.  Originally used as olive jars or wine jars, just depends.  They are kind of pricey, but I purchased this at an outlet for $20.00.  It was a great buy as it is very large and heavy-weight quality glass.  The glass beads were also at the outlet.  I purchased many bags in different colors as they were 20 cents a bag.....











Thank you for looking.  

I will be posting this at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Sources for the items.  Tablecloth and chargers Ebay.  One of my favs, the yellow gold plates from Thanksgiving Point Emporium.  Napkins, floral plate, flatware, napkin rings from Pier One.    

8 comments:

Tea in Texas said...

Oh my, What a beautiful tablescape! I love all the colos in your plate which you have capture in your accessories. The flowers from your garden are gorgeous. The place plates are the perfect shade of pink from your flowered plate. Hope you will pop over to my post this week and view my tablescape! Have a grand weekend!

Pam

Barbara said...

Such pretty colors in your plates. I like the way you brought them out by using other colors on your table. I have a jar like that too. I like how you put the pebbles in the bottom with the blossoms. I have that bush too but it is struggling this summer. I think maybe I've watered it to much. I was hoping to cut some of the blooms.

Emily Roberts said...

Wow, Oh my goodness, I love the Dragonflies and flowers in their beautiful hues of green and blue. We are especially enamored of the Buddleia aka Butterfly bush's holes; knowing that means Butterflies have been there. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Tablescape creation.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh how pretty your table looks. I love those floral plates, the pretty napkin rings, and your urn (what a deal you got on that!). How clever you are to save those cute little bottles to use as vases. I think your Butterfly Bush must have stolen the blooms from my bush. It didn't do much blooming this year. I always love to see the butterflies flitting around on that bush.

Crystal Grandeur said...



Pretty table Valerie..The flowers are beautiful. Love the big bottle in the middle and the small bottle too. The plates are lovely. Have a beautiful Monday.Love and hugs Sujatha:)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Incredible Details With Every Single Piece! Wish I Had Your Talents! Thank You For Sharing Where to Purchase Items! You Are The Best!!! -Gloria Robinson

Kim Hood said...

Your table is so pretty! I love the olive jar - what a great find. Your china pattern is beautiful, too. Your setting looks very elegant yet simple. I love it!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Hi. This is Sharon from At Rivercrest Cottage. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Had to come over and check out your blog. Hope you will be back. I don't do tablesettings, but yours are wonderful.