In January, I had a lovely afternoon planning what the garden would hold this summer. With the plan all devised, the next set would be putting the plan in action. My plan always requires the help of two strapping young men and I just happen to know two men that fit the bill.
They can help me to put my plan in place but it may require some seriously delicious food. Those helpers will make all the mulching, weeding and planting so much easier. I appreciate all their help and want them to know how much I love them and their muscles!!!! …. So the garden was what I had in mind when I devised this table.
I think I could get the boys to help me with such a pretty table.
The pretty cabbage plates on top of the apple green plates from Pier One.
I love these chalkboard place cards. They are so versatile.
And let's not forget the beautiful Wallace Napoleon Flatware. I had been waiting for it to go on sale and bingo... So appropriate for the garden. Bees are so important to any gardener.
The lovely green bubble glasses from Target are perfect with all the greens.
What inspired this table.... other than trying to get the boys to help garden were these beautiful pansies. In the South, we plant pansies in the winter. So they are almost done down here. I love them and wanted to give them one more showing. After all, they made my flower beds pretty even during the middle of this mild winter.
The Pottery Barn wicker charger with the cream Ikea charger are the perfect backdrop for these plates.
Add these beautiful napkins. The yellow ones are from Bed, Bath and Beyond with the lace ones are a Pier One popular choice. Topped with the beautiful Lenox napkin ring. The napkins are almost as beautiful as the table.
I filled the basket for the pansies with moss but didn't want all that mess on the table... so I placed a cabbage platter under the basket.
I just love anything cabbage, vegetable or fruit. The carrot pitcher, from Home Goods, will be filled with a vinaigrette for the salad.
Oh and the cabbage salt and pepper shakers are to die for.... Love them. In fact, I replaced my every day ones with these beauties until at least after Easter.
The cake pedestal with these garden plates, will hold a special dessert that I will highlight on Friday.
I hope you like the table... there is alot going on but I love how it looks all pulled together.
More importantly, I hope those boys will be inspired to help me work in the flower beds and garden.
If not, they will not have access to my cooking... just kidding!!! I love them and they would help me do just about anything.
Twice Baked Potatoes
Garden Salad with Pansies
Garden Sugar Cookies
Linens: Ralph Lauren, Marshalls
Napkins: Bed Bath and Beyond and Pier One
Napkin Rings: Lenox, Tuesday Morning
Chargers: Pottery Barn wicker and Ikea
Dinner Plates: Apple Green, Pier One
Salad Plates: Cabbage Plates, Antique Store
Accent Plates: Cabbage Bowls, Antique Store
Flatware: Wallace Napolean Bee
Accessories: Cabbage Salt and Pepper, Ebay
Carrot Pitcher, Home Goods
I will be joining Susan at Between the Naps. She has fabulous tablescape ideas and so do her contributors. You should check them out.