I didn’t plant sunflowers this year. Last year, they didn’t do so well in our high winds and storms.
Since I’ve given up on the real thing, I thought sunflower plates were a good substitute. Hey! They’re wind-proof! 🙂
They were on clearance at Hobby Lobby late last fall. I found the gold chargers there, too. Don’t they look like flowers?
You’ve seen the chargers in many of my tablescapes this year. Are you tired of them yet?
The dinner plates are the fine china that Painter Artist Mom passed along to me. The dusty blue color is very versatile, and I use them more often than I expected.
I set this table in the dining room a few months ago during late winter/early spring. I was pining for fresh spring blooms and was ready for spring to launch! Do you get that way at that time of year?
Notice I used an indoor plant for the greenery. (Get close so you can hear me whisper…the yellow blooms are fake. Shh….)
The lone white bloom inside the cold frame was the very first from our Chinese Snowball bush – a hint of many blooms ahead.
Subsequent blooms were lined down the table for A Garden Row. Remember that? You’ll see some similarities between the garden row table and this one.
I’ve used this bug tablecloth a lot this spring and summer. I like getting good use of things.
The orange place mats are an outdoor set. Oh, how I was ready for summer! Now that it’s here, I’m longing for cool mornings again, hungry for hot oatmeal. Isn’t that the way – never satisfied?
Something else I’ve gotten ample use of are the charcoal stems from Dollar Tree. I enjoy dishwasher-safe stemware. Don’t you?
I enjoyed mixing these golden and orange colors together – not my usual preference. Adding blue really helps me like the combination.
I don’t get many opportunities to use these copper napkin rings. They’re perfect with the coppery centers of the sunflowers.
What do you get the most use out of? Anything surprising?
I’m sharing at Tablescape Thursday.