You know what today is: Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch. And here’s what I’ve put together today.
I’m using some sweet plates I picked up at an estate sale last weekend. There were only two, but too precious to pass up.
Chamomile…a favorite herb.
And rose. Aren’t they sweet and colorful plates?
This is what’s on the back of them…
The theme today is nature. I bought this cloche at Pier 1. I got the cake stand, mosaic on top and little ceramic bird at the bottom, at a garage sale.
The bird house came from an antique mall. The table runner is from my linen closet, once owned by a dear departed friend.
I have small terra cotta flower pots for candle holders. And a vintage jar between them holds yet another bird’s nest. There’s also my crow just behind the bird house, presiding over today’s table. And one of the quilts I’ve made on the wall. Reminiscent of a flower garden.
There’s the potting bench in the background that I showed earlier this week at 2nd Time Around Tuesday.
The little white birds on the plates came from Michaels. The green pitcher came from an antique mall. And the glasses from Ross. They are good solid glasses, the kind you don’t pick up with a few fingers! (You can sure get some good deals on kitchenware from Ross Department Store once in awhile.)
We’re all set for a tall glass of iced tea sprigged with lemon balm leaves. And cookies of course. Well, pretend cookies…
All this is bringing such nostalgia for a childhood lived in the sixties. Young women sitting around the porch chatting with one another with their embroidery hoops in their laps, making things for their hope chest and eventual marriage. Oh, and the denim place mat is evocative of the seventies. And bell bottoms! Remember bell bottoms. Such “flare!”
Gardens brimming with old-fashioned flowers. Phlox and morning glories and petunias. The air thick with the perfume of honeysuckle.
Birds chirping up in the trees. Building their nests.
Please hop on over to Susan’s to see all the other tablescapes provided for your viewing pleasure. Thanks for stopping by! Now where were those cookies I had in the pantry???