The thought of summer coming to a close is a huge let down so I try to not go there. However, we are inundated with hints and sometimes in your face advertising and merchandise that lets us know fall is upon us. Why does it seem that winter drags on forever and the warm sunny days fly by in a flash?
There are so many tablescapes that I wanted to do for summer and most of them probably won’t materialize this year. Yes I could have spent less time on the deck admiring our landscaping. Or walked less through the neighborhood feeling at one with nature and the creator. That would have given me more time to tablescape. Sounds rather silly when looking at it that way.
Digging through my hoarders bin for the perfect shade of blue, pales in comparison to watching Timmy the squirrel swinging from the birdfeeder. Saying good morning to the people in my subdivision brought way more joy than lining up the flatware on my table and making sure the tapers stood straight. My intention was to enjoy the season to the fullest and to get my priorities straight while expressing my gratitude for being a witness to all that nature has to offer.
I’m sure that when the cold winds blow and the snow falls there will be days when I’m watching the moonlight glisten off the snow as opposed to putting together a seasonably appropriate centerpiece. I’m making room in my life for the simplest of pleasures. One day that may be watching the leaves fall another could be ironing the tablecloths for my holiday tables. So before summer drifts into fall I decided to add some poppies to my table.
Initially I wanted to use this flowery tablecloth at the end of spring, but here it is in all of its colorful glory. Working with a full multicolored cloth is not something I’ve done often and I wanted each color to have its moment in the sun but not be overwhelming.
I started by overlapped two placemats to accommodate all of the flatware. The orange plates and bowls are very vibrant so I added white napkins to add a bit of neutrality. The brown handles of the flatware complement the burnished tone of the candelabra and pillar holders.
From the onset I knew that the amber hobnail goblets would grace this table. However, I was torn between clear dimpled goblets and the green ones. My choice is obvious. I like the way the green stemware picks up on the green in the tablecloth.
Now about the flowers at the base of the candelabra. I have a habit of taking apart bouquets and stripping stems to use in groupings. So when searching for flowers with an orange hue this was all I had. With the placement of the white tapers and pillars this table was done. I’m going to hold on to summer for as long as I can. Do you have any end of the summer plans in the works?
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