If you've seen anything about the PGA Masters' Tournament held this past weekend, you know that Georgia azaleas are at their peak right now. That inspired my table for this week. I've always loved pink flowers with this organza and pique embroidered tablecloth, so this turned out very springy and pretty.
Soft pink and bright shades of green showed up so well on this white cloth.
Isn't this pretty? It is so sheer that I just put a white cloth underneath it.
This is the edge with white pique and embroidery.
Here's the other inspiration for the table. It's a handmade box that my dear friend just gave me. It is so special and I'll treasure it for a very long time.
Here's the stack of dishes. It is topped with a pink cabbage leaf plate from Portugal.....
on top of a green salad plate from Target.....
placed on a white wicker patterned plate also from Portugal.
The pink stem is antique cranberry glass and the cut glass is Waterford Lismore.
The napkins are bright green linen ones from Homegoods under pique and organza ones that are the reverse of the tablecloth, but with the same embroidery.
The lucite napkin rings are also a gift and are very unusual, in that they hold a small resevoir of water so that you can add a flower or two.
Here's the resevoir on the right.
An azalea blossem and a native azalea bloom just fit and made a nice statement.
These were also the blooms I used in the centerpiece. I filled a glass cylinder with pastel M & M's and topped it with a glass plate holding a block of oasis.
Our back yard is filled with these flowers. We have probably a hundred regular shrubs and five or six native azalea trees. I don't know the name of these double pink ones, but they are my favorite.
This green plastic handled flatware is from World Market and looks like some very expensive French imported flatware.
These hand molded votives always add such hit of color. I have them many places in our house.
Then for richness, I added old wooden candlesticks with these apple green Root candles.
Here's the sweet box opened with a bit of grass inside. I can't decide what the bunnies are made of. Some sort of molded or felted fiber.
Here's the artist's signature on the bottom. I haven't had time to research her, but I'm pretty sure that she's from Michigan, or at least that's where Barb bought it.
These little flowers on the back are leather!
"Une Grande Fete".....how appropriate!!!
It's always a grand fete when Barb comes to visit!
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