Mother Nature decided that my hydrangeas would not be providing very many blooms this year, but fortunately, they are easy to find in grocery stores and farmer's markets. There's nothing like cutting your own, but with a little planning, I'll still be having hydrangeas.
This table celebrates the hydrangea and is full of color.
These plates are made by Nature's Home, and the pattern is called Hailey Sky.
The glassware is an large, old blue stem for water and an inexpensive swirled glass for wine.
I sort of promised myself that I would not buy another straw placemat, since I have so many, but this color was so perfect for this plate, right? The flatware is very old and I've no idea where it came from.
These little Emile Henry pots make fun salt and pepper servers.
This French urn was an easy decision to hold the flowers. The French blue color is lovely, isn't it?
I would have loved darker blue hydrangeas, but these are the darkest that Trader Joe had today. I added lime green hosta leaves to pull out the green in the plates.
Then, for a little extra comfort for lingering conversations, I brought out some French grain sack pillows.
Can you tell that this table sits in the round part of the deck? It is off of the living room and overlooks the lake. It's our favorite place to dine outdoors.
See where the round part meets the straight railings?
We sometimes put extra tables out here if we have more than a dozen people dining outside.
Pretty as they are, I just know that those hydrangeas will be put on the railing during dinner so we can see each other. I'm never insulted by rearranging the centerpiece because, after all, we're there to enjoy each other, not the flowers. Well.....mostly!!!
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