It is the beginning of a holiday weekend, but it just doesn’t seem like a festive time with so many events canceled. This weekend should be a riot of gardening in our downtown area with Garden Jubilee on Saturday and Sunday, but that is now moved to the individual garden centers. This just isn’t the same as a festival. It is hard to be excited when this weekend will be spent just like most every other day for the past two months. While I am not in a mood for patriotic festivities, I do think changing the table where we eat most of our meals is important. So, I did something different, using a color I rarely use.
There is something fresh and appealing about blue and yellow together, even if blue isn’t a color I use much. I got out my Yellow Chargers that I painted myself. The only blue plates I have are these two with watering cans. I set them on white everyday stoneware, and added everyday flatware.
Here’s the other salad plate with a different watering can.
Of course, I had to dig out two mainly blue watering can napkin rings to hold bright yellow napkins.
Simple theme, the settings are finished with drink glasses and individual salt and pepper shakers.
For the centerpiece, I pulled a length of blue fabric with yellow flowers, and make a quick runner. It is placed on a diagonal across the table, filling the space on the other side.
Some blue silk flowers along with yellow hibiscus, dark blue silk chrysanthemums and white geraniums complete a floral arrangement in my yellow ceramic basket.
On each side, a mason jar candle with yellow flowers in the base complete the arrangement.
And there we are, a pretty and summer-like table to brighten our meals.
It is a small thing, just a bit of sunshine for a change of scene.
Maybe I’ll get to do some planting this weekend. I hope I can get some torenias for the hanging baskets and fix up the veranda. It has rained all week, so we didn’t get out much, and I couldn’t get much done in the garden. What are your plans this weekend?