Sometimes this tablescaping hobby is a real creative evolution. I've drawn this setting's inspiration from ideas and suggestions of several bloggers I follow.
I just love reading their posts! They have such great ideas, beautiful settings and stunning photography!!
Kathleen, of Cuisine Kathleen, has challenge us to set something whimsical for summer.
Mary, at Home Is Where The Boat Is, includes quilts in many of her posts. She has a lovely collection and incorporates them so beautifully.
And Pat at Back Porch Musings, asked how we planned our table settings.
Well, this setting was one that has evolved over about a month but actually just came together at the last minute. Does that make sense??
Here's how it happened.
I'd been wanting to set an outdoor table near some of my garden flowers for awhile. We've had quite a bit of rain lately and on the days I was free to set everything up it usually turned out to be cloudy and rainy.
Late last week I finally decided to just go ahead and set up something quick to see if I could capture what I had been thinking about. There were spotty rain showers all over the radar map but now and then
the sun would peak out.
I found these lavender dishes last month on my trip to the Ozarks. The napkins were acquired on my trip to Amish Country last month, too. I had been storing them in the spare bedroom/Precious Daughter's room. I had set them on the bed which has one of my grandmother's old quilts. I had never thought of using the quilt as a tablecloth but when I ran up to get the dishes, I saw them sitting together. So I grabbed it, too. The birdcage floral arrangement from that room also came outside.
I set a simple table and even though it sprinkled a bit while I was photographing (and I had to do a little photo editing), I was pretty pleased with the outcome. If I'd had longer, I would have added a few more elements to the table and a few pillows on the chairs.
This little setting was one of those happy surprises! Who knew? Sometimes, you just have to take a chance, grab a few things, and run out into the rain!!
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