Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Reflections

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for her "Farewell to Summer" tablescape challenge. I chose to reflect on some of our State's favorite summertime kind of fun!
   Besides Michigan's claim to fame with the "Motor City" we are a state that also relies on heavy tourism.  Not only is Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes, we are a state loaded with many inland lakes, rivers and streams.

Reflecting on Summertime
I began by hanging a fishnet to my umbrella and made my centerpiece by starting with  a 6 ft. garland made of driftwood pieces that I draped around at the base of the umbrella  The table top is a "water glass" so we'll pretend that it is our water.  I surrounded it with accents to reflect my thoughts.

Fishing is a favorite pastime along with canoeing and we have seagulls too (big beggars)!

 With Labor Day a few days away everyone will be heading up north for their last family hurrah before school starts in Michigan!

Lounging around on Adirondack chairs, campfires, boating, water skiing, grilling and camping are wonderful ways to create memories.
Ducks, Loons and many other kinds of wildlife are enjoyed

 I added some cut flowers from my gardens and used these cottage styled candle votive holders for a vase.

Using my striped plates for a pattern pop I added a layer with a creamy white dish to allow my new salad/dessert plates to be highlighted.

I came across these in Mackinaw City recently.  They are handmade by a Michigan artist.  She put a little heart up where Mackinaw City is located in the state.

 The napkins are casually gathered using my rope knot napkin rings.  Keeping it casual.

The last official month of summer is still beautiful.

I hope you enjoyed my Summer Reflections

I will be joining 
Between Naps on the Porch for

and

Cuisine Kathleen 
for the
"Farewell to Summer" tablescape challenge




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