It feels like summer here with the warming weather. While I was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets, I noticed that I had a lot of things with a vegetable theme, so I thought I’d do a table with them.
I started the table with my Farmer’s Market Picnic Quilt.
No chargers this time as I wanted the quilt to shine. It was a great opportunity to use my grandmother’s silverplate service, with its many specialty pieces, like the large soup spoons on the right and the butter knives at the top.
On the far left, her shrimp forks are rarely used. Perhaps a shrimp cocktail could go in the little onion dishes. Those are in four colors of onion dishes on the table, this one a creamy beige.
Au gratin dishes with vegetable theme have three different motifs. They could hold an individual entree, or be used for some Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup. This onion dish is white.
Perfect for summer, I added parfait glasses for an ice cream dessert. Individual salt and pepper shakers and water glasses complete the service.
I also added the crystal knife rests given to me by a friend.
Here’s another place setting with a different motif on the au gratin dish, and a red onion dish.
And this is the third motif, with a green onion dish.
The centerpiece is my large colander with a vegetable decoration around the top, filled with fresh vegetables – tomatoes, avocados, squash, and onions, along with a couple of plastic peppers.
Around the bottom are the vegetable dishes like this yellow tomato dish I’ve collected from thrift shops, along with the lettuce dishes inherited from my mother.
Many veggie gardens have rabbits, so I added a couple of rabbits too.
This is one of my favorite pieces for spring and summer, a little rabbit peeks out of a lettuce patch on this sugar bowl with a carrot handle and a radish top.
White silk flowers are in the lettuce dishes.
One fruit motif dish is added, I like this strawberry dish too. Small green leaf dishes fill in the centerpiece.
One more look at the whole place setting.
Another full setting.
Looking at the table from one end, a rabbit serving dish is here holding a bunch of carrots.
This is the long view from the other end.
So there we are, anybody ready for a vegetarian meal? I am working on a butternut squash lasagna and will bring that recipe to you when I get it right.
Are you setting a summer table?