Flower Garden Tablescape

For Mother’s Day, Fun Son brought me a bouquet of brightly colored flowers.  Aren’t the colors fun?

Mother's Day Flowers

The flowers inspired me to bring together dishes and accessories for this gardening theme.  I thought of my friend Kim (Leaving a Legacy) as I set this table last month.  At the time, she was still with us.  She loved flowers.

I’ve shared the story before of how her family came to our house for Thanksgiving dinner one year.  I ran out of time with all the cooking and hadn’t set a pretty table.  She never said a word, but I knew by her subtle look of shock that she was, well, shocked.  She was so kind and never said a word.  Kim wasn’t one to spend time on a computer, so she’s never seen my “tablescape transformation”.

Tablescape of Gardening

Now that our temps are rising into the 90’s, I get out early to do my digging.

The DIY spanish moss mat reminds me of HH mowing our lawn while I clip flowers to bring inside.  Cleaned and easy-to-find pink-taped gardening shears reveal their importance, along with my gardening gloves.

Gardening Tools and Accessories

There’s no need to purchase new things for interesting and conversational centerpieces.  Just use what you’ve got!  🙂

The place mats are normally for outdoors, and the chargers mimic flower petals.

Place Setting

Dollar Tree green stems work well with the gardening mix.

Plate Stack

Colorful floral napkins are rolled inside the DIY yellow rose napkin rings I made quite a while ago.  Pink salad plates are a softer color repeat of the stronger pink in my Mother’s Day flowers.

Floral Napkins

We use these thrift store dinner plates often during spring and summer.  Cheap plates, but I enjoy the reminders around the rim of gardening pleasures.

Gardening Theme Dinner Plates

The concrete bunny provides an echo from the pink salad plates.  (Did you notice the bunnies around the rim?)  All are a nod to the ever-present bunny rabbits in our yard.

Center Collection

On the side table, I added a plate with Southern terms.  I don’t use the term “much obliged!”, but I do say “tish” quite a lot (which didn’t make the plate).

Southern Plate

That reminds me…on our most recent motorcycle trip a Southern woman (in Tennessee) said to us as we backed out of the Chick Filet parking spot, “Y’all are too cute!”  That one made the plate, and she was truly Southern and too cute, herself!

A matching tea towel reminds us that weeds are flowers, too.  Sniff…my friend Kim (Leaving a Legacy) gave me this tea towel.  I told you…every room in our home has her mark on it somehow (and many things on my blog).  Reminders of her will always bring a tear, a mixture of sadness and joy.  Joy because I will see her again in heaven, where we will maybe garden together!

Butterfly on Tea Towel

It’s fun to gather treasured and useful items together for a tablescape theme.  In whatever ways God provides the treasures, use them often, enjoy them thoroughly, and be thankful for His gifts.


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  1. says

    Very creative table, using the moss as the anchor for the centerpiece. The bunny plates are a natural for a garden tablescape. I love the napkin rings.
    Have a wonderful week, Kim.
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    • says

      Thank you! In years past, I’ve only used the bunny plates at Easter. Now we use them all through spring and summer. What was I thinking?

    • says

      Thanks! The chargers are from Hobby Lobby with their plastic party plates. They had several colors, like orange, pink, yellow, blue, and I think also green. Happy hump day!

    • says

      Thanks! The chargers are from Hobby Lobby with their plastic party plates. They had several colors, like orange, pink, yellow, blue, and I think also green. Happy hump day!

  2. says

    Sweet scape Kim, inspired by your fondness for your dear friend~ you’ve brought together a fun and eclectic mix for a whimsical summer table. I just love your Southern plate! Might have to make something like that 🙂
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  3. Bev says

    Love, love, love! Those plates are the bomb, and love the centerpiece. Wonderful table!