I don’t want to jinx it, but my garden has never looked better! Even with the plant loss from our crazy winter, this rainy June has rejuvenated all of my sad plants. It seemed a perfect week to feature a flowery tablescape.
It all started with my inspiration piece –a Nippon Rose pattern vase. I traced its history here. The greens of the piece combined with the yellow and red roses reminded me of English country gardens, overflowing with colorful flowers. The base of the centerpiece is a distressed green wooden tray found on the sale rack at Joann Fabrics. I created a floral centerpiece with faux flowers picking up the yellow, red, lavender, and greens in the vase and the linens.
The table is set for a small party of just four people. When I pulled out all of my Nippon porcelain pieces, I was surprised by how much gold trim there is in the decorative paint.
The light green needed some depth of color to complement the dark wood table, so I layered a green placemat, a straw placemat, a white wood charger, a white stoneware service plate, a leafy dessert plate, matching linen napkin, and a stoneware bowl.
Nippon salt and pepper shakers sit on a Nippon plate on each side of the table.
The table setting was crying out for more gold, so my Murano amber goblets found their way onto the table. I don’t usually use these in the summer, but their warm color balances all the bright colors in the flowers. Almost everyone has family heirlooms that can inspire a beautiful tablescape, but if you don’t, new-to-you inspiration pieces are as close as your local Goodwill store. I really appreciate your kind comments and your love for my family stories. I’m linking up today with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.