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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Zinnias in Ten

These are some of the gorgeous zinnias that I bought at Whole Foods in Alpharetta yesterday.  As I was ooing and awing over them, the floral manager told me they were locally grown in Armuchee, Georgia at Stolen Flowers  Farm. 

Photo: At your service!
I went to their website to get some more information, but it was down for re-design.  So, I then found their Facebook page and took this image from their postings.  It seems that they only sell to wholesalers, but that wasn't completely clear.  I'd love to have a tour someday and see the farm.

So, while Mr. Pressed Pants grilled the fish, I set a very quick ten minute table with these as the star, and I put them in this faux bois cement vase. 

Here's the table I came up with.  Simple, cheery, and easy.

I started with a cream linen tablecloth, a twig placemat, and a Zgallerie scalloped plate.  Then I added these Cynthia Crowley napkins and a striped mini-pumpkin.  These orange glasses and cream wooden handled flatware reinforced the narrow orange/cream palate .   

The center of the table held some antlers, a cement faux bois candle holder, and some faux bois salt and pepper shakers.  

Then I added a rattan wine holder and the table was set in less than ten minutes. 

Then the fish was done and we dined.  

We are lucky that the weather has been so beautiful this weekend.  These orange pillows made things oh, so comfy.  We sat and sat and sat so we could enjoy the weather and each other.

This is the other side of this round deck......

and this is what it overlooks.  Can you see the beginning of fall in the trees?  We're tiptoeing into my favorite season.  We're probably done kayaking, but we'll enjoy the lake all year around.


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  1. I love your round deck overlook! I was enjoying your beautiful table setting when I got distracted with the curve.

    Thanks for the post. I've missed blogging connections and glad to be back online. Hopefully the break filled me with all sorts of creative ideas!

  2. Your table is beautiful! I am still cutting zinnias from my flower beds. I'll probably pull them out this week because the plants aren't so pretty anymore. We put out about 5 packs of seeds back in the spring and have had more flowers than you can imagine all summer. :)

  3. Hmmm...I've tried twice to leave a comment, and it keeps putting up an Blogger error sign. If this one goes through, please know that I love the table, especially the realistic faux bois vase. Gorgeous zinnias, too!!!

    1. This went through! Maybe Blogger thought we were getting too sassy with each other, my friend. I always love your comments. I've been having lots of trouble with Blogger, but I'm too lazy to change. And probably too dumb to learn a new system. Hugs.

  4. Beautiful tablescape on the deck....Christine

  5. Wow! Not only is your table setting gorgeous but so is your patio! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing =) Found you over on The Sister Style link up =) Kyla @


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