Gosh, it seems strange not featuring a beach or patriotic table! With the summer heat, my mind does tend to lean towards beach themes even though I don’t live near the beach! I noticed some sunflowers blooming on the side of the road and thought I would use some in a centerpiece. No, mine are silk not real!
Let’s step outside onto the screen porch, where the ceiling fans are! Yes, it’s just about too hot here to have a comfortable meal outside. This is the view from the living room.
I used a birdhouse planter that I have had for many years as the centerpiece. It’s made from old barn wood accented with old pieces of leather straps on the front.
The colors I used were inspired by the Pfaltzgraff salad plates that I found at a thrift store.
I draped the table with a rusty orangey red tablecloth from Goodwill. The white chargers are actually vintage Homer Loughlin plates that are extra large. The bright yellow dinner plates are from the Dollar Tree. Black and white checked napkins bring in an unexpected color but the checks add to the country style theme.
Vintage silverplate is Rogers “Daffodil” pattern.
Green wine glasses from the Dollar Tree and tea glasses by Gorham.
Here’s my most recent garage sale purchase, a set of yellow and white checked salt and pepper shakers!
How do you like my faux strawberries? I love the look of tablescapes with strawberries but they don’t stay at my house long enough to make it to the table. Fresh ones that is! The cute little container was from the Dollar Tree. I bought them at Easter but never used them.
The red and yellow flowers look so pretty together! It is one of my favorite combinations!
TIP OF THE WEEK: Did you know that charcoal works great as an odor eliminator? A couple of years ago our refrigerator in the camper was unplugged and the food spoiled. I wasn’t aware of this right away and when I did, WOW! I cleaned it numerous times and the only thing I could find that worked at removing the odor was regular old charcoal that you would use to grill with. I filled up a little plastic bowl of it and put it in the refrigerator and closed the door. It took a couple of days but the charcoal absorbed all the bad smell!
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Pin the Tail on the Bloggy Time @ Debbie Doo’s Blogging & Blabbing
Let’s Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tips, Tutorials & Tidbits @ StoneGable
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life