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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sunflowers on a Gloomy Day

Our favorite bachelor, who lives next door, is coming for dinner tonight.  I planned to eat outside with this table design, but it is a rainy, gloomy day, so we'll be in the breakfast room.  He's not one to appreciate anything fussy, but I did use these dishes that have been languishing in the cupboard for a while.

This sunflower tablecloth is often in use.  I bought it at Homegoods several months ago.  I love the top of it, but the manufacturers cut corners on the border.  Instead of printing it on the bottom of the round, they cut border fabric and sewed it on as straight edges.  I don't love that.  The napkins are from Target, and the flatware is still available at World Market.

A rattan charger was a good choice with this print, and the plate is "The Circle of Kindness" from Pfaltzgraff.   I recently found this pretty salad plate at Homegoods that worked great with it.  It is from Oneida.  

These tortoiseshell glasses are old, old, old.  Well, not old enough to be vintage, but I've had them a long time. 

I was going to go to the floral wholesaler for sunflowers, but on my way, I stopped at Kroger and found these mums.  They reflected the flowers on the salad plate well enough, don't you think?

These are Imperial glass and we got them for a wedding gift a million years ago.

Here's the way it stacked up.

You can see the rain on the deck and it lasted ALL DAY.

It turned out to be a cheery table.

Did I tell you it was a gloomy day?  Sheesh!


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  1. Your tablescape is gorgeous and so cheery. I love your dishes and colors. Your breakfast room is beautiful. Love the checked drapes and the striped rug, so beautiful with your flowered linens. I love to mix patterns and I think this is perfection. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. AH!!! This is such a pretty table, especially for a gloomy, rainy day! Sunflowers ALWAYS make me smile. I LOOOOOVE the dishes, both patterns. Hope the sun comes out for you, it is GORGEOUS here in Pa. XO, Pinky

  3. This is a tablescape I would enjoy dining at for sure. Love the colors and textures. The dishes are amazing. I am so excited that I'll be home next week and I can play with my dishes again! Hugs, Linda

  4. What a gorgeous and happy table! You are so talented!

  5. What a wonderful table. You really never disappoint. :-)
    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Who need the sun when the sun is right here with you! Such a pretty table!

  7. You have created a sunny tablescape. Very pretty.

  8. Love the layering. Such a wonderful combination.Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Linda~ I just hate it when dishes languish! Beautiful and sunny table! I have that same April Cornell tablecloth and don't care for the construction either. Love those tortoise glasses too :)

  10. With all the cheery yellow featured no one would guess it was gloomy. Love the mums.

  11. What a cheerful tablescape. It would make anyone feel welcome!

    Susan and Bentley


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