A Luncheon in the Garden

Monday, May 8, 2017


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May is a lovely month to be outdoors and what better way to celebrate the beauty of late spring than with a luncheon in the garden...

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A centerpiece that features home grown flowers is simple to create and ties the table design to the surroundings.  Here I used a plaster pedestal container and inserted a glass vase filled with water to hold the flowers.  Snipping and clipping from the trees and bushes, I began to fill the vase with greenery and then worked in a market bouquet of lilies.  Flowers like azaleas, roses, trumpet vine and purple clematis were added to provide more color and texture.  There is so much in bloom during May!

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I have been waiting for a proper occasion to use these lovely vintage china plates given to me by a dear friend.  Painted with dainty purple violets, they complement the many shades of lavender in the garden.  They are edged with gold so I paired them with gold rimmed glass salad plates and simple white dinner plates.  The gold napkin rings are accented with sprigs of purple campanula.

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A vintage lace cloth covers the table and green silk fabric is used as a runner. The placemats provide a pop of purple to match the plates and the amethyst glass goblets.

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Pillows on the outdoor chairs make dining on the patio more comfortable and colorful. 

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We have so many birds in the garden that these two on the table must feel quite at home!

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This vintage vase has flowers tucked in for an accent.

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The table is now ready for a relaxing outdoor get together!
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