‘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. 


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.


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


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.  


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


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!


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


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!!



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!!   😉



Thank you for visiting with us today.
Please come back on THURSDAY.
It is our 2nd Blogiversary, 
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.

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
Lovley Tablescaping :)
and do not miss……




it is FUN :)
Håkan (The Roseman)

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.

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.

June 12, 2012 - 1:35 pm

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


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!

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.

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *