Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Flower Garden Faux Table
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Thursday today. Be sure to click and view her three wonderful flashback tables featuring beautiful lanterns. She also is hosting a giveaway of a lantern this week!
After viewing Susan's wonderful tables and signing up, be sure to follow all the links to the other beautiful tables on Mr. Linky and leave us all some comments. We love to know who stopped by.
I don't have a garden and even my flowers have all withered in the blistering Texas heat during the past week, but I do love flowers and have a passion for fresh vegetables. I used to can or freeze enough vegetables for the winter and even made jelly. However, I don't have room for a garden now and don't have a lot of options for acquiring enough produce to put up for the cold weather. Making hot sauce and pickles is what I miss the most.
I will share some of my recipes on Foodie Friday for fresh vegetables. I have a cute set of dishes featuring vegetables, but I used them a couple of weeks ago for Tablescape Thursday. If you missed my radish plates, scroll down for a look.
Although I have many dishes that scream summer flowers more than these, they remind me of a garden. I am always so envious of all the beautiful flowers that everyone has, but I just don't have what it takes to maintain a flower garden. I wanted to set up outside on the screened porch, but the heat was so scorching when I did this, so I moved indoors with it. Today, the weather was much nicer, but it was my birthday and I didn't have time to redo this for the outdoors. I am trying to decide on a table for my final Christmas in July Party on Saturday. I am actually cooking CIJ dinner for the extended family on Sunday, too. So, this table has to do today.
The plates feature a border of green with various flowers interspersed around the edges. I used a pale yellow tablecloth and a white wooden garden cart of faux flowers as a centerpiece. The flatware is a yellow handled casual set that came from Ross. I used white cloth napkins from Target. The stems are just clear ones that came from Dollar General.
Today's table is just a simple tribute to flowers everywhere and my love of them, allbeit mine are usually fake.
Be sure to stop back by Playing Dishes on Saturday or Sunday to join in on the final Christmas in July Tablescape Party. Remember there will be a giveaway of Christmas tablecloth on Sunday.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.