Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Setting for Sunflowers

The calendar still says it's summer!  Our temperatures have been cooler, but it sure has been dreary.  I couldn't wait to get outside at the beginning of the week to set up this tablescape, but before I could even finish the pictures, a storm came up out of nowhere, it seemed, and rain threatened.  So I called in the troops and we got everything in before the rain came.  I had every intention of setting up again, taking a few nighttime shots, but never got around to it.

I found these great sunflower plates at the end of summer last year, and couldn't wait to use them, so here goes!
This April Cornell tablecloth was the perfect backdrop for this transition table.

The picnic table was set for four, and the place settings were changed up a bit, to accommodate the centerpiece and candle holders.

Of course, the centerpiece had to be sunflowers!  I also added in some mums for the color. 

I used my Target chargers, and a yellow napkin, with the "sun" face napkin ring.

A view of the plates without the bowl...

Just a bit of bling on the candle holders from Home Goods.

I wound a grapevine around the table with green leaves, nandina berries. and white lights.  Never got around to seeing how that looked at night!
Sterling is Modern Victorian by Lunt

Stems were purchased at Tuesday Morning.

I hope to see some sunshine this weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your kind comments!!


  1. Beautiful table, love the sunflowers, especially the April Cornell! xo,

  2. Love all the beautiful details!

  3. beautiful table in a wonderful setting~

  4. Such a pretty tablecloth and I loved that you added a little bling on the candles. Too bad we didn't see your lights. Nice touch with the cheese board. My sister told me you should always try to have one real food item on your table (of course, she's right!). Sorry about the rain. I've decided that outdoor tablescapes are an aerobic workout!

    Robin Flies South

  5. Really pretty, glad you got it in out of the rain!!

  6. This is truly wonderful!!! I adore all sunflower 'scapes and yours is fantastic!!!!!
    ALSO: I have many friends and kids of friends who went to JMU!!!


  7. This is such a lovely sunny table set outdoors! I love the table cloth and dishes. It's all very pretty. Pamela

  8. Ah, sunflowers...everywhere! I love those dishes with that tablecloth...just gorgeous.

  9. Perfect! Sunflowers are so cheerful! That's even a great tablecloth! I like the tuscan accent pottery and the metal candle holders with bling! The birds are a great compliment too! I had the same kind of day yesterday...we started with rain, it cleared up and we had sunshine and blue skies and then all of a sudden it was darkening and more rain again! I love the sunflower plates- those are so cute! (Pier 1 Imports?) Love 'em!

  10. I WANT those candle holders! Those are really cool! I love just about anything with bling, and those are really pretty! I really like the napkin rings, too. I have not seen any sun face napkin rings around, and those are perfect with your table setting. Love the tablecloth!!!

  11. I saw that gorgeous table cloth at TJMaxx, and I almost bought it. I wish that I had. It's just perfect for your table. I love all of the sunflower plates (The way that setting stacks up is wonderful!) and other accessories.

    Just lovely. I love it.

  12. Hello, enjoying your blog and receive your emails. I love sunflowers and dishes!!!Thank you so much for your blog.

  13. I LOVE Sunflowers!!! This tablescape has my name written all over it! I have the April Cornell Apron that matches your tablecloth!!!...and the pot holders! Thank you for this wonderfully delighful post. I adore how you mixed the mums admist the Sunflowers!!!

  14. Oh goodness, what a fabulous table. I love everything: tablecloth, dishes, and LOVE the grapevine winding through with the mini lights. It will look awesome at night! Happy Fall!

  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescapes is Gorgeous sweet lady.
    I love your dishes and stemware!!! your Sunflowers as your ceterpiece is calling out Fall is coming just Beautiful.. Tanya is right about this will look awesome at night with the candle light.. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post. I hope you have a great weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane
    I also love your music.

  16. What a happy tablescape! I just love the sunflowers, and I think they are perfect for an early Autumn dinner!

  17. Nice looking table ware, looks to nice to use almost. Richard from Amish Stories.

  18. What a glorious tablescape! You did an amazing job! I am so glad I found your site! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back! Many blessings to you!

  19. So funny to have the same theme & tablecloth~ I'd much prefer to be dining off your plates & bowls! Your outdoor setting is perfect too :) all that gorgeous green & your trees! Is that a hydrangea blooming in the background? Ours have been crispy & brown for months! Love your gorgeous vessel of sunflowers!

  20. So wonderful how the rich colors play off of one another...and create such an inviting setting!

  21. I love your tablescape. I have the napkins to match your April Cornell sunflower tablecloth. I love the sunflower dishes too. - Lucy L.

  22. hi, i do love your sunflower settings, im a sunflower collector n lover,how i wish i could own a sunflower dinnerware sets u have, if u have time u can browse on my facebook account to see some of my collections, thnks

  23. What a beautiful outside setting for a lovely September day. Your sunflower dishes are adorable and that tablecloth sure brings it all together beautifully! I love it all.
    I hope you come around, I've missed you and your lovely work, my friend. Hope all is well with you.
    I saw this table on Pinterest and I pinned it too.