Welcome, sweet friends, to a summertime luncheon in the garden. I have missed you so much and cannot wait to get caught up over a glass of iced sweet tea, some delicious chicken salad, and a scrumptious slice of lemon cake. Along with your friendship, this makes for a perfect afternoon.
Today, I am once again so happy to be joining my tablescaping friends to bring you our summertime tables. Our fearless leader is the sweet Rita at Panoply. I am so grateful for all she does to organize these tablescaping events. A list of the participants can be found below.
For my summertime tablesetting, I chose my favorite place in the whole wide world….my garden. It is my happy place where the world just seems at peace with the sounds of birds chirping, dragon flies zooming through the air, and cicadas humming their summer song in the distance. In addition, I find such happiness in tending to my flowers and plants. Gardening does take oodles of patience. However, when you see something start to take off and bloom it can be so rewarding. I believe it to be the best kind of therapy!
This year, our plants have been a little slow to wake up from their winter’s nap. We have had a few really warm days, but for the most part it has been mild with a lot of rain. I was so proud of the way my roses were looking, but a hail storm came along and ruined that. Hopefully, with a little tender loving care, they will recover in the next few weeks.
On a side note, I have been battling some unwanted visitors. The other morning I awoke to find that the deer had a party on my patio the night before. They actually had the nerve to eat the flowers right out of my containers! Imagine that! Needless to say, I was a little upset to see my beautiful Caladiums eaten down to nothing. Also, with all of the rain, the snakes have been terrible. The other night I went outside to move my flower pots under the covered porch before a storm moved in. When low and behold a copperhead was stretched across the sidewalk! Needless to say, he was not allowed to stay around. Also, that night, I quickly ordered ten pounds of snake away granules.
For the underpinning of my table, I chose one of my favorite April Cornell tablescloths. The floral print and colors are perfect for a garden setting.
Haviland Moss Rose china paired with my grandmother’s pink glasses are placed at each setting.
The ruffled placemats are by Crown Linen Designs and the green checked napkins are from Amy Montgomery Home.
The centerpiece consist of Nantucket Blue Hydrangeas and pink Yarrow from my garden paired with roses from the grocery store. The container I chose to place them in is a willow curved vase from Nell Hills.
My friends, I am so happy that you were able to join me for lunch in the garden. Your visits mean so much to me. I promise I have several posts planned in the coming weeks. I know I have been absent, but with all of the sadness and heartbreak in our country and world I just needed to focus on my family and home. My heart goes out to all of those who are suffering right now. I pray for better times and peace for everyone. Know that I have missed you all, and promise to post more often. I have been working on a few things in the house that I cannot wait to share with you. Take care, and have a most happy day and blessed week ahead!
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