I fussed a bit on an off this past week working on my late summer plate rack and tabletop vignettes.
I was trying to mix something together that would work with this pitcher. What I like about it is the multiple colors found in the flowers. White, lavender, purple, blue, red, yellow, orange and green.
Since sunflowers are blooming now I decided it would be okay to use them. I used my Ralph Lauren dinner plates in the background that have a touch of blue on the rim. I wanted something to sit in the middle between the plates so I looked on the internet and found a tutorial on a napkin fold that ended up working out nicely.
I wanted to use these white picket fence looking candle holders since I think they look so summery and picked up on the white in the tray. I found these pear shaped yellow candles but they hardly showed up. I filled the glass votive with sand and plopped them on the top. I wish they were larger- perhaps I'll find some when I'm out shopping another day.
I couldn't find anything on hand that was working for the tabletop. Then I remembered I had these woven placemats. They gave just the look I needed and the fit isn't bad! I must have arranged this 6 times trying to find a good balance. I chose the little bird house because it has the same kind of coloring as in the pitcher. Then I decided since the apple plates and S & P shakers had the same kind of green and red I'd add them in too. The birds just showed up!
Before we know it apples will be ready to pick!
I liked how the woven placemats pick up with the basket down below. My sister Jen gave me the creamy colored pig with wings several years ago. It shows up now and then. I have a thing for flying pigs!
So that's my Later Summer on the Plate Rack and Tabletop! I plan to keep it this way until mid September when I'll make the plunge towards fall decorating!!
This is the link to the napkin fold if you're interested "here"
The pitcher and tray are from MacKenzie Childs- I waited for a sale.
Sunflower plates are by Magenta were from T.J.Maxx last year (no doubt they have more in now or will soon)
Ralph Lauren dinner plates- Mandarin Blue- T.J. Maxx
Bird house was a Jim Shore piece from Lowe's several years ago.
Apple plates and S & P shakers are made by Tag
Napkins are by Park - Newport Blue
I'll be joining: