At this time of year we are overlapping with the end of summer flowers like the hydrangeas on our shrubs and seasonal fruits like apples coming in.
I cut some of my Limelight and Endless summer hydrangeas.
They are beginning their color changing and left on the shrub will eventually turn brown.
Instead of fresh apples I decided to use my apple tablecloth for this tablescape.
Over the past weekend we took a couple of small road trips and I saw apples being picked in some orchards so they are definitely coming into season. Pears and Peaches follow along at the same time too. I've already noticed some of those pesky fruit flies!
I also wanted to include some chickens for my farmhouse style tablescape and dug around my dish storage area and found these dishes that I've had a long time and forgotten about.
Sorry it's a bit dark- we've been getting rain for two days and more coming.
The flatware has an antiqued pewter look so I used the metal trivet set underneath the flowers to tie into them.
I played up the gold tones in the salad plate with the napkins and I had some wire chicken napkin rings I chose to use too.
There are four different chicken plates. They came as part of a larger set but I didn't keep all of it.
The dinner plates resemble the Berry and Thread pattern from Juliska. I lucked out and found these at Cracker Barrel (no name on back) on clearance around 5 years ago.
My favorite stemware that I started collecting last Christmas from Williams Sonoma. I need more pieces (hint hint to kids/hubby).
This is one big fat Endless Summer hydrangea starting to turn brown.
I cut some ivy and vinca vine and laced them into the arrangement.
The floral arrangement will be removed and a casserole type dish will be placed in the center.
I'm going to make the Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie and have a side salad with my favorite Creamy Italian Dressing. I'll take a picture of the casserole (once it's made) that I add one ingredient to that we love!
Chickens, Apples and Hydrangeas!
Salad plates by Sakura- Chanticleer
Dinner plates from Cracker Barrel
Stemware by Williams Sonoma- Vintage
Napkin rings Park Designs
Apple Tablecloth from Williams Sonoma (watch for sales)
Flatware from Horchow- San Remo
I'll be joining: