Time for a new August tablescape, once again using the placemats I made last year for my Colors of August post. Since August doesn’t have any sort of holiday to build around, I looked to nature for inspiration. The colors remind me of summer green and sunshine yellow mixed with the beginning harvest of orange peaches, fat tomatoes in heirloom colors, and red and gold apples. While the orange does give a nod to the coming season, August is still verdant green. This color combination says end of summer is here.
The placemat design is shown on the Colors of August post with a free pattern and tutorial, and I did an Improv Table Topper for the center with the leftovers. You can see the previous Colors of August Tablescape using these same placemats.
I used the leftover bits for binding, so each placemat has a different color binding, and the table topper in the center has a bit of all for binding. I placed the mats on top of a white tablecloth, and began working on the settings.
Sunshine yellow napkins are held with little flower pot rings.
Summer green chargers are set with the orange ruffled edge plates from my recent thrift store haul.
Topping off the plate stack are the pretty yellow print salad plates from Pier 1 that I got on sale a few years ago. I love these plates! But one got broken, and I have not been able to find another. I’ve been on the watch list at Replacements China for about two years now and they have not seen a single piece.
Flatware and individual salt / pepper shakers are added to the place settings.
For the centerpiece, I placed silk flowers in yellow and orange among green leaves in a white stoneware basket. The little Mason Jar Candle holders have white silk geraniums with zonal leaves in the bottom.
All set and ready for everyday meals in August. Outside, lush green and pops of floral color are on the veranda.
It is the perfect color combination for the end of summer.
Maybe I’ll make another Tomato Pie. It kind of has the feel of tomatoes, green basil and yellow cheese, doesn’t it?
Now if it will just cool off enough to do some al fresco dining!
How do you celebrate August?