Now that I have placemats and a table topper, it was time to take a look at the tablescaping stuff and see what I could pull together in a different way. I wanted to shop my own closet this time. Amazingly, I didn’t buy one single thing, all of this came from my stash. I know DH will be happy to hear that, LOL!!
From the fall bins came orange chargers that I found at a thrift store last year. Spring green napkins have yellow flower pot napkin rings.
White dinner plates are topped with my lemon salad plates. I haven’t used these yet this year, so a great time to bring them out. They have the yellow and a bit of green that goes well with the colors in the linens. Looking back, it had been quite a while since I showed them on the blog in my Spring Cookout Blue and Yellow Tablescape, and then at the end of summer with a Late Summer Cookout.
For the centerpiece, my yellow ceramic basket was already loaded up with yellow and white silk flowers from a spring arrangement. All I needed to do was dig out some orange flowers from the big bag of silk flowers and add those to the arrangement. I added a few more green leaves too.
Starting to come together. A couple of small leaf dishes were added to the center to finish off the center. Every day flatware is used for this everyday table.
Next, I added the mason jar candles. I’ve shown these before, but for new readers here is how I do those. I found that the little flared votive candle holders will fit the top of a medium size mason jar purely by accident one day while shopping at a big box crafting store. The votives were just around the corner from the jars, and on an impulse I decided to see if one would fit.
Fill the bottom of the jar with items that coordinate with your table setting, in this case I used a bit of tulle and a silk yellow rose. Sit the candle on top.
Replace the metal ring to hold it all together.
It looks nice with the candle lit. I use unscented ones on the table so it won’t interfere with the delicious aroma of my meal.
So many readers talked about peaches in August, and I have two recipes for Peach Coffee Cake using fresh peaches and cinnamon on the blog. My original one is HERE.
I made a mistake and bought self rising flour at the store, but didn’t realize this until already had my peaches ready to go. So, I have a second version using the self rising flour HERE. This year the bears got my peaches, so I got some at the orchard last Saturday.
Anyway, back to the table, I added glasses and the individual salt and pepper shakers to each setting.
All set, we have been enjoying this table for meals for a few days now.
The winner of the August Blogger Bundle is Quiltmouse who commented “Making placemats for our table has long been on my ‘gotta do list’ and I love autumn colors. Your placemats look like the perfect project to get my sewing mojo back after several months of caregiving. Thank you for the opportunity to win the fabric bundle.” Maybe she can get started with the FQ bundle! Congratulations!
What do you set on your August table?