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Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Blossoms Tablescape

Summery blooms filled
 my table today.

Each plate filled with movement
and life, one delicate and pink,
one gorgeously green.

Summer's blossoms are
so short lived.

But oh, the joy they bring.

Feathery and fragile

Grand and majestic

Intricate and delicate

Gathered from nature

Is summer so special because is
comes and goes?


Enjoy a few more
peeks.....

What beauty and awe is inspired 
by the color and
variety of flowers
that God has created.


Oh, the joy of summer,
the joy of flowers,
the joy of sunshine.


"The flower offered of itself
and eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
Perfumes
And secret silence..."

Phillip Pulfrey

I will be posting this with

Plates - Tai Pan
Green goblets - Tai Pan
Placemats - Home Goods
Pink water glasses - Home Goods
Green napkins - Home Goods
Napkin rings - Handmade
Pink flatware - Pier I (years ago)
Floral - Sarah's wedding arrangement by Holly




















36 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW Jacqueline! The petals of the flowers or rather, the gorgeous plates MATCH so perfectly with the beauty of God's nature...your photography is just stunning. I tried taking pictures yesterday of my sweet home, but what silly images! I simply cannot get the lighting you have, that LIGHT background that makes the subject just POP with color. What a delicious table you set and I bet eating at your table is a delight of food and friends. Thank you dearest for coming to visit me, and I look forward to reading and seeing your post with the PURPLE header!!!! MUCH LOVE, Anita

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great table Jacqueline! I love the colors and of course the flowers! The plates are pretty, lovin' the great pink pop of the flatware:@)

Joycee said...

Jacqueline, beautiful! You have an "artist's eye" for food or tablescape, so pretty!

La Table De Nana said...

I love how that one bloom echoes the small dish..

Lovely life!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. All the details are perfect. Love it! xo,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Jacqueline! The wonderful colors you have selected are simply stunning. I would love to sit down at that table.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Oops, that anonymous was me. I pushed the wrong button. I'm having a hard time adjusting to a platform other than Blogger.

Pondside said...

I love to set a colourful table in the summertime - this one is so 'happy' looking!

The White Farmhouse said...

Beautiful table! Loving those plates! I have never seen plates like that before. Way way way cool! Everything looks so beautiful. A gorgeous summer table. Love the centerpiece. Are those flowers from your garden? I bet your gardens are as beautiful too.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Gorgeous Jackie, I LOVE the color combo of pink and green, and your figural dishes are wonderful... I LOVE your perfume bottle there on the table to represent the fragrance of summer! It's a beauty too!!! Your flowers are PRICELESS, no matter how short lived they are! As an extensive gardener, by the time fall comes, I am happy to see the season end and a new one start!
I have been having blogging troubles getting on your site, I haven't been able to leave comments BUT here I am. I LOVE every one of your posts, sorry I couldn't tell you so!
Have a wonderful week,
Hugs,
Donna

It's me said...

Wowwww..it isw beautiful !!!...it is sooooo hot in Holland darling.,...i am just home from the shop...and sitting outside on the terrace....with a glass of water...almost ready to cook dinner...in the oven.....and than we are going to sit outsiede the whole evening !!...yes !!..summer is finally arrived.....and it is great !!!...love Ria...xxx..

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, these photos are amazing! Love the beautiful flower inspired dishes with their yummy colors and delicate look. Perfect summer table! ~ Sarah

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Jacqueline, your table is so pretty and your photography is incredible--especially that shot of the petals of the pink tulip! I would really enjoy dining at this table. Not too much fuss, just elegance and beauty and a wonderful combination of colors. Linda

Marlis said...

A truly spectacular table! I love the petals on the plates. Love love love the napkin rings. Your centerpiece arrangement is so very pretty. I almost bought those placemats this last weekend,but there were only 4 ;-(! Thanks for the beauty you bring to us, many blessings, marlis

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful. I'm reminded of that magic garden in Alice in Wonderland.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

some of my fav colors all in one table...pure beauty.

Entertaining Women said...

A wonderful floral fantasy! I love the colors..a garden on your table! Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You had me with the first picture! I love the color combination and the way you really did capture the movement and texture of the flowers with the dishes. Perfection. That floral arrangement is stunning! Love it all!!

Julie Harward said...

This is all so pretty...perfect for summer time! ;D

Red Couch Recipes said...

Such a pretty summery table and I love the contrast of the dishes -- such beautiful dishes and so artfully arranged. We are so enjoying dining on the deck. Wish summer could last a lot longer. Did you get the huge wind today -- it pushed my pots off my deck table and broke one.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Forgot to mention how I admire the beautiful flowers :). Joni

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a beautiful summer table...so fresh, so charming! Love the soft pink and yellow here...great colours! Everything looks so perfect..just ideal for a great summer day. Thanks for sharing! Your blog is stunning!!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Janie's World said...

Beautiful summer table, the pink and green are so complimentary. I love the flowered plates. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous. LOVE!

Dining Delight said...

So pretty! I really like those floral shaped plates and the colour of them! The flower arrangement is the perfect centerpiece. You are right, summer is special because it is so fleeting...at least in our neck of the woods!

DD

Anonymous said...

This is breathtaking beauty! Adore those plates to bits and your flowers are amazing. This is my favourite table today for sure!!

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I am swooning over this tablescape! It's simply luscious!!! Those plates are fabulous, thanks for sharing your table with all of us. :)

Beverly said...

Jacqueline, I'm in love with this tablesetting. Each element is absolute perfection.

I hope to see you this weekend for Pink Saturday.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Just beautiful! I love the plates and centerpeice. You set an amazing table! I love it!
Blessings My friend,

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I was, of course, visiting Susan's. I clicked on my favorite tablescape shot and didn't know it was yours...I should have, though....outstanding! So vivid and lively and fresh and inviting!!!!
Hugs/blessings,
Lana

Martha said...

lovely dishes and a beautiful table.

Sue said...

So beautiful! The flowers are the crowning touch. Hooray for summer! :) Happy 4th, Jacqueline!

Donna said...

Do you ever do tables for a banquet? My husband and I are caterers and I am forever looking for ideas for the food table. Your table is absolutely beautiful....nothing is more fun than home goods....I remember one time I found some plates they matched something I already had...score! I went back to get them and they were gone! Still love that store...

Frieda said...

Bonjour Jacqueline
It's always an "emerveillement" when I open your beautiful blog
A bouquet of joy and happiness with this warmful and harmonious colours of flowers on the table. Love the dihes and napkins rings.
Thank you for this beatiful moment
Have a nice Week-end
Frieda

Tess said...

So beautiful!! Love the riot of colors and the dishes are just gorgeous. I'm blown away by all of the colors of everything!

Frieda said...

Bonsoir Jacqueline
I'm around to wish a happy
4th July
Have wonderful time with your family
Frieda

Mary said...

Oh I love your summer blossoms table...I love those ruffled petal dishes and your petals on the table! What a beautiful palette inspired by your bouquet!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my Fairy Cake :-)

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