A Garden Row Tablescape

How I missed you yesterday!  Are you having a good week so far?  I wish we had time to sit and enjoy coffee together and chat for a while.  This blog thing is so one-sided!  There’s so much I’d like to know about you.

I should do a chat  post sometime…ask you questions and you answer and ask me questions through comments …or I could arrange a Google hangout so we could all meet virtually face-to-face.  It’s the coolest thing!  Some of us on the Jubilee Journey do that.

Another cool thing that I love?  Things lined up in rows.  When the crops are planted, we look out most any window and see the symmetry of plantings, row after row, side by side, dancing in unison in the breeze.

Blooms Like Row Crops

Synchronized swimmers come to mind.

Chinese Snowball Blooms

I didn’t intend for this center collection to resemble cauliflower.  Cabbage leaf place mats lined beneath fresh cuttings of snowball blooms created the illusion, so I went with it.

Blooms Resembling Cauliflower

I don’t know about you, but we’re already fighting the bug battle.  I thought it appropriate to bring out the bug table-cloth.

Full Table View

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.  Celebrate them, even!?

Do you like how I fold table clothes that are too long for our table?  Did you notice the fold before I mentioned it?

Center Row of Blooms

These chargers were a pretty good deal at HobLob.  I intend to paint them at some point.  They remind me of sunflowers and turn the plate into a big happy face.

I brought out my grandmother’s Sheffield by Salem in blue French lavender.  (Read the story of how I found my grandmother’s china here.)

Sheffield by Salem

PAM’s Syracuse dinner plates are just enough larger than the Sheffield dinners to reveal a tiny rim of blue.

Plate Stack

The blues aren’t an exact match, but PAM says your eye will compensate.

Meadow Breeze by Syracuse

It’s amazing how that works.

I added another shade of blue in the stemware for your eye to compensate.  (Wink.)

Center Collection of Blooms

It’s not summer yet, but we know it’ll be here soon.  Here’s a poem to enjoy as we wait with (fanning) anticipation.

Sounds of Summer

by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Chirping of the crickets,

Buzzing of the bees,

Bullfrogs croaking in the pond,

Birds singing in the trees,

There are sounds of summer

That we all wait to hear;

It’s part of what’s so wonderful

about that time of year.

Thank you, Patricia, for sharing your talent with us.  You can like Patricia Neely-Dorsey on Facebook here.  She’s a big promoter of our state (Mississippi).

If you enjoy tablescape center collections in a row, you might also like “The Color Purple” Tablescape from a couple of years ago.

Tabletop View

This Green Apple Tablescape has a row type of symmetry, too.

Green Apple Fall Tablescape

Green Apple Tablescape for Fall

Speaking of symmetry, do you prefer a-symmetrical decor or are you strictly symmetrical?  Just curious.

Hugs and blessings~

125 px Signature

I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday.


    • says

      Thank you! The china was made in blue and in purple, and it was more prevalent in purple. So, the fact that I bumped into the blue coloring is another amazing thing. 🙂

  1. B says

    Yes, I missed your post yesterday ! and yes, the French Lavender china is very special ! What a treasure. Beautiful table for special people in your life. Thanks for sharing .

  2. says

    I snickered when you said the arrangements resembled cauliflower 🙂 – the reference to synchronized swimmers and the bugs! That’s a cute tablecloth and no I hadn’t noticed it was folded til you mentioned it! LOL…. Those are such pretty dishes- love that there is a family connection. Great spring palette!
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    • says

      Thanks, Jenna. Yes, it’s amazing how it looks like a row of cauliflower in a garden row…completely surprised me, too.

  3. Chloe Crabtree says

    I saw this over at BNOTP – Tablescape Thursday, I love how the hydrangea looks like cauliflower! So creative, even if you didn’t realize that is what it would look like! That would be perfect with my vegetable themed tablescape that I shared this week. I am sure I will be using that idea in the future! Hugs! Chloe
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  4. says

    What a great tablescape! I am definitely a fan of repetition down the center of a table and love your “cauliflower” centerpiece. I think it is so fun and garden-like that your flowers and cabbage leaf placemats resembled that look. Folding too-long tablecloths is a great tip – I also have tied the ends with ribbon. So glad I stopped by here from BNOTP.
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    • says

      Thank you, Lori! I love your idea of using ribbons to tie the ends of long table clothes. I’ll be using that idea, if you don’t mind. I’m glad you stopped by today, too!

  5. Sweetladyelaine says

    Very pretty! I like it all in a row! It is so different! Beautiful china……so nice to have treasures from people we love. When my tablecloths are too big I usually fold them under. I couldn’t tell with yours, until you mentioned it. Bravo! Have a great weekend.
    Blessings My Friend,

    • says

      Thank you. Elaine, this table cloth was long enough to fold under at one end, but for some reason, this time I folded in the middle. Just thought I’d be different, I guess. Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a blessed weekend!

  6. says

    When I first glimpsed the table I thought what a clever girl you are to have used cauliflower as table decor, but the hydrangeas are even better. I’m going to keep cauliflower in mind though! wink
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    • says

      Thanks, Bev. I enjoy center collections lined in a row, so that was my aim. But, it took on a life of its own. Don’t you love it when that happens? I hope you have a great week!