I thought I'd add another post about the luncheon I recently had for my Garden Club. You can see the first post here.
This is the beverage area in the bar. It photographs poorly because of all of the reflection of the lights on the granite counter and backsplash.
These coffee mugs match the garden dishes made by Essex that I used for lunch. (Please pretend that I didn't forget to move that ice scoop.)
I prefer cloth napkins, but for a group this size, I used these paper napkins that I've had for a long time. I don't know why I once bought about a hundred of them.
I served water flavored with oranges, cucumber and mint in these glasses.
This silverplated coffee set added to the garden theme, and I used a little terra cotta saucer for the sweetener.
Some bright pink asters in these little birdie vases were a bit of height and color.
The other side of the room has had a little freshening up for summer.
I replaced the Portmerion Birds of Britain plates with these white faux bois plates and custard pots. I like the lack of pattern that they have here.
Old candlesticks sit on the buffalo check runner.
The edges of our woods are filled with these Oak Leaf Hydrangeas and they are just beginning to have color.
One of the guest powder rooms was given a bit of a garden wink.
I added these mini canvas gardening gloves and a watering can candle to the simple flower arrangement and these Caspari hand towels.
The other guest powder room just got a bit of seeded flowers from some shrubs down by our gates. Is this lacothia?
My next post will be the garden and potting shed and the way it looked for the party. It was a bit of pressure to make it look good for these ladies, but now it is done for the season. Well, sort of. A living thing is never done, but, by golly, the mulching better be!!!!!