Daisy Chain Tablescape
Daisies... sweet... innocent...fresh. They are an all girl flower! And the inspiration for this table set near my perenial border.
I am dedicating this table to all the mothers and daughters who would love to sit and have time together at this girly table! And that means you, Mom and Jacqueline!
The table belonged to my grandmother. She used it on the back porch as a utility table. Now it belongs to me and is used occasionally for an intimate al fresco dinner. Worn by age, the original paint is quite chippy exposing the raw wood underneath. A small drawer with it's original glass pull hides extra napkins, utensils and a cork screw.
Dasies are such simple, delightful flowers, so I tried to keep my table uncomplicated and simple too.
The table is set with yellow and white. By keeping the color scheme very simple, details become more important! Things like texture, edges, shaddows and height differences get noticed.
Each place is set with a stack of white plates. A sunny yellow and white daisy plate and matching bowl are perched on top. Interesting edges and textures are more facinating and and festive.
Yellow and white polka dot placemats are embellished with ric rac for a sweet look. Little embroidered daisies are glued around the edges of each placemat. Look for a tutorial next week on making homemade placemats. Very easy and next to nothing to make!
Matching napkins are also given a ric rac edge. Little daisies are afixed in one corner of the napkin.
These darling polka dot napkins napkins are paired with a white damask napkin. I love the idea of having a napkin for the lap and one for the hands. It also makes a beautiful presentation.
These little bird napkin rings are a recent and fun find from Lucketts. The birds are painted metal and sit on a flower base. I think they are so precious!
Dessert bowls are waiting for ice cream and homemade toppings (an upcoming summer post).
Citron green bubble glasses add a little sass without looking out of place!
At first I was going to put a simple vase of daisies in the middle of the table, until I saw this wire tiered gardiner in the clearance isle at Marshall's.
Wide mouth jelly jars hold lemon verbena, shasta daisies and yellow flowers (I just can't remember what they are).
The summery look is completed with a yellow and green plaid bow!
Chilled Cucumber Soup
Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts, Shaved Parmesan in a Lemon Vinaigrette
Grilled Planked Salmon
Grilled Zucchini and Onions
Ice Cream with Homemade Caramel or Rich Chocolate Sauce
StoneGable Ice Tea
Now go call an important woman in your life and tell them, "I LOVE YOU!"
A big thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for hosting the 98th Tablescape Thursday. Please stop by and visit all the creative people and their tablescapes!