A COLORFUL GARDEN TABLE
I didn't have time, this week, to set a new table to photograph, so here are a few pictures from a South Shore Magazine feature on a spring luncheon in my old garden, published back in 2005. (All photos, except the top one, are by Jay Elliott.)
An overview of the table shows the complementary colors I used - aqua blues and tangerine oranges. Theses colors set against each other, seem to vibrate, creating a visual tension that is at once soothing and exciting. This top photo, which I took later, shows the addition of candles in hurricanes from Pier 1 Imports, as well as two sets of silver salt & pepper shakers - one birds, the other bunnies, from my collection.
Stemmed aqua blue glasses, the smaller with white wine and the larger with water and thin organic lemon slices, were hand blown in Biot, France. The multi-colored plates and bowls are lacquered wood and the big turquoise water pitcher is Mexican. I tied the flatware and napkins with a spotted ribbon I had in my ribbon stash. The flatware is from an antique set of fish knives and forks - silver with ivory handles. I'm sorry I don't have a close-up of these, but if you click on the top picture, it should open up large and you can see the pretty decorative
etching on the knife blade.
A handwoven throw with fringe, made of gorgeous aqua colored raw silk from JAB fabrics, that I had made that spring, served as an overlay on top of a white cotton cloth. The runner placed diagonally over that, was made from a zippy cotton floral print by Osborne & Little.
I used Ranier cherries, nectarines and oranges for the food. Nasturtiums from my kitchen garden (yes, they are edible) presented a casual summer bouquet, in a simple aqua glass.
To view tablescapes by other bloggers, every Thursday, visit Between Naps On The Porch, where they are all linked in. Enjoy!