‘In the Garden’ Tablescape

Since the vegetable garden is all in, and up, I have been concentrating on my annuals and perennials this week.  I enjoy annuals on our back deck area.  It feels like “decorating the room”.  The process of weeding the perennial garden is still…well…a process.  But I stopped long enough yesterday to set a gardening tablescape beside the garden. 


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The purple lupins have just begun their performance.  There are many buds still to open, so I believe this will be their best season yet.


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Burlap wrap is a natural runner for a garden themed table.

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Gardening tools are ideal for a simple centerpiece. The brown decoration was made by my son when he was very small.  It is a fossil of fern leaves made in Plaster of Paris.  It says, “MOM from Bradley”.  Such a treasure to me.  Get out those treasure and enjoy them.  Use them in your tablescapes and decorating.  

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A simple stack of three plates.  All from the thrift store.  

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I picked these salt and pepper shakers up at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  You have seen them before HERE and HERE.  I’m sure you will see them again. I just love them.  Everyone needs birds in their garden!

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These sweet little napkin rings were a gift from my sister, Lisa.  The set of four watering cans are all different.  

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My chive plant is looking beautiful.  You can see it just beyond the lupins in the next picture.  I harvested and preserved some last fall for the winter.  See how!!

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Think outside of the box (or vase) when you are looking for a vase for flowers.  Anything that can hold water, or is large enough to hold a glass of water, can be used to display your flowers.  Both this watering can and old kettle have a glass of water down inside them.  The kettle has a hole in the bottom!!   😉

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June 6, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Pamela Gordon - Good morning Tanya! I love your garden tablescape! The table is a beauty set against the backdrop of purple lupins. I use old kettles for planting annuals. Beautiful! Enjoy the day. Pamela

June 6, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Laura@HappyCanadianHome.com - I love your tables! This makes me want to have lunch outside today!

June 6, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Barbara F. - Everything looks lovely, Tanya, and I read your post on preserving chives. Mine have blossomed, and I need to cut them back. I will try this. I love fresh chives in omelets. I will be back on Thursday! xo

June 6, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style - Beautiful setting in the garden and love your flowers. I have never grown those before. Not sure they do well here since I have never seen them before. Thanks for sharing this at Wow.

June 6, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Intentionally: Amy - I love this table scape… I want to sit down in a dress and have tea with you at that table

June 7, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Jacqueline - Absolutely stunning! So glad you took the time to create this. What a magical setting and your table is perfect – rustic and lovely. This could be straight out of a magazine with all of your wonderful accessories. Those little watering cans for napkin rings are fabulous!

June 7, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Kathleen - Beautiful backdrop for your rustic table. All the garden elements are great!
Thanks so much for linking this to Let’s Dish!

June 8, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic - Your table looks so lovely out in the garden. The rustic elements look beautiful against the garden setting! Stopping by from Tablescape Thursday.

June 9, 2012 - 2:03 am

Alycia Nichols - Are you kidding me?!??!! Those lupines are just getting started?!?!?!?!!! Wow…they must put on a show for quite some time! They’re beautiful!!! The color and the shape are so great…they just catch your eye and won’t let go!!! I keep forgetting that chives make a great planting for both color AND cooking!! Next year….! :-) This is a beautiful setting on that rustic table. It would be the perfect respite after a morning of weeding!!! Beautifully done! Have a relaxing weekend!

June 9, 2012 - 2:04 am

Joyce - Quilted Nest - I have never had lupines and I think I’m missing out. Great little table setting!

June 9, 2012 - 3:49 am

Tammy - This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love all the details…so rustic yet so cozy. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime :) I would love for you to come by and link this up to my weekend Linky Party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/06/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party.html

June 9, 2012 - 11:53 am

Anne - Oh I love lupins!!! What a sweet place! xox

June 9, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Debbie - I’m late getting to this because of annoying computer issues, but I’m so glad that I did not miss it. I love a table set outside, and this one is particularly lovely to me. I love what you did with the napkins in the little watering cans. I am definitely going to look for some and remember that. That’s just so whimsical. Love it.

June 9, 2012 - 6:09 pm

Donna Wilkes - Love the purple as a contrast to the primitive table! Came over from Tammy at Rustic Restorations.

Distressed Donna Down Home

June 9, 2012 - 8:10 pm

The Rosegarden in Malevik - Hi there
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June 10, 2012 - 12:44 am

Tammy - Yay! I am so glad you came by and linked this lovely rustic display up to Rustic Restorations Weekend! It truly is so cozy:)

June 10, 2012 - 4:23 am

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest - Oh how gorgeous – what a wonderful outdoor garden tablescape!!!!

June 10, 2012 - 10:40 am

AshTreeCottage - This is lovely and those napkin rings are adorable! I am your newest follower.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

June 10, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Aledia - How beautiful! I just LOVE your pretty watering can napkin rings and your flowers are just perfect!!

Have a wonderful day!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

June 11, 2012 - 3:01 am

Marigene - What a gorgeous setting for your rustic table.

June 11, 2012 - 10:10 pm

Cindy - So lovely and beautiful!

June 12, 2012 - 3:04 am

Simply Bungalow - Lovely. It all looks wonderful.
~Heidi

June 12, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Shannon - This is so magical!! So glad you linked up to the Summer Fun Party!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

June 12, 2012 - 1:39 pm

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) - Oh my, this is so beautiful. I love it. The table is fantastic and the background is stunning. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

June 13, 2012 - 2:45 am

The Tablescaper - So pretty! Love the lupines.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

– The Tablescaper

June 14, 2012 - 6:27 am

Sherry - Beautiful! Love that table with the burlap runner! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

June 19, 2012 - 12:26 am

Designs By Pinky - I love that table, and the garden behind it is beautiful. Lupines are so amazingly beautiful. Loved the watering can napkin rings. XO, Pinky

June 24, 2012 - 11:45 pm

Deidre - SO very Vintage! Belongs in a garden magazine:)Everything about this POPS with flare! Great job! Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

June 28, 2012 - 1:17 am

Judy Bigg - Beautiful post, love that it is outdoors and the lupines are so beautiful to look at with their purple color. I fell in love with lupines years ago when I was visiting in Colorado. I have tried to grow them in Missouri but no such luck. Love the vintage linens and table. Every element is perfect in your post.

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