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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garden Party


It's still early enough in the season to set up on the grass in the middle of the day. We have big trees, a light breeze, and a cool green carpet underfoot. Is there anything sweeter smelling than a fresh mowed lawn?



A few details carry out a vintage garden theme starting with a layer of  vintage prints from my graphics collection laid at each place. One serves as part of the centerpiece.




The embossed grape leaf design on my vintage white Wedgewood also leans to the outdoors. And I've been at the peat pots again. This time they ring my vintage linen napkins with a flower sprig peeking out of the top.



There's never a shortage of afternoon sun in the Land of Enchantment! But the green and white scheme helps keep things cool. 



I wish I could have fresh baby's breath delivered to my door whenever I want it. It's one of my favorite flowers. It makes for a light and airy presentation here.




A stamped tag displayed in a tiny vintage metal flower frog serves as either a place card or favor (if you could bear to part with them). The table covering is a lightweight vintage seersucker spread with a heavier layer underneath. What fabric says "Summer Afternoon" better?



Vintage Fostoria glasses and vintage silver flatware glint in the sun.





























I'm ready for a whole season of lawn parties!
 How about you?
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

I'm joining


Let's go see what's going on over there! 

34 comments:

FOUR ALL SEASONS said...

I love the look! Wished I could come to your garden party!

once in a blue moon said...

LOVE your pieces~

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love the table settings. So pretty and unique!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Oooh, it looks so cool and inviting! I love the peat pot napkin rings! Very creative and so cute! Green and white is such a lovely combo, I think. Perfect garden party table!

Dining Delight said...

Your tablescape does bring to mind garden parties and fresh mowed lawns! So pretty and fresh looking. The white plates with the detailed edges look wonderful with the starched whiteness of the napkins - baby's breath, the perfect touch!

DD

Bella said...

Hi J,
I wanna come over and loung in the sun:-) LOVE your potted napkin rings, very fun idea! Love seeing all the pretty white dishes in the garden, so lovely!
Huigs,
Bella

Sarah said...

A lawn party ~ I'll be right over, Jacqueline. Your setting makes my heart sing. All your beautiful white details, and those little peat pot napkin rings.
You are so clever and talented. ~ Sarah

Tardevil said...

I think this is one of my favorite tablescapes of the week! Love the pretty flowers and 'bust'.

the fishermans cottage said...

Beautiful, love the crisp linen in the sunlight and those butterfly are so lovely x

the fishermans cottage said...

Oh dear.. haven't had my morning coffee yet :) .. I mean't butterfly prints x

Tanya@takesix said...

Jacqueline, your are indeed ready! A beautiful party it will surely be!

Pattie said...

Jacqueline, Love the plates.... The party will be lovely... Enjoy your weekend

Pattie

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I have fallen in love with your blog!@!!! I'm your newest follower!
I love your linens--I've been finding some lovely vintage ones during our one year stay in Italy that remind me of yours!
Love.
Love.
Love.

Hugs,
Lana In Italy

Pamela Gordon said...

So beautiful. I'd love to be there. I like the idea of the peat pots for napkin rings. Cute!

trash talk said...

Oh for peat pot's sake, but this is gorgeous. I agree...if dotted swiss is the fabric of spring, seersucker is summer! I remember sun dresses of seersucker and how cool it felt against my skin.
I swear up and down...when I finish my ta da list...I'm gonna have a sit down on the grass too...even if it's 110 degrees!
This is just lovely and SO inviting!
Deb

Willow said...

Everything looks so elegant and beautiful.

June said...

You know how to through the perfect garden party my friend. Everything is just beautiful! I am so ready for garden parties this year too. Your laundry post was gorgeous!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i'm ready for a whole season of lawn parties if you're hosting them mon amie! just lovely!!

Marlis said...

It's noon, it's over 100.. not today.. but yes, I'm ready for living outside. Yours is the prettiest. I love your old lace and silver (which old and used is simply the best!) and the seersucker, well that just says it all! Loved your presentation. many blessings, marlis

Gail said...

Seersucker says "summer". The tag in the metal frog is very summmery, also.

Lavender Cottage said...

Garden parties are so much fun. I love the white napkin - and using a peat pot for a napkin holder - aren't you smart.

Cozy Little House said...

Your eyes see the prettiest of things! And then you show them to us.
Brenda

Sherry said...

Hi Jacqueline,
This is so very pretty. I love vintage garden. Your linens and flowers are just gorgeous. Been on a long trip and I viewed all of your post today for the week. I love the linens in that laundry post how romantic. Thanks for linking this up too!
Sherry

Natasha said...

Looks like your home is ready for lots of entertaining and parties. Hope you have a lovely summer.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Debbie said...

Your dishes are absolutely gorgeous! Love the garden theme, and how you pulled everything together.
Very nice.
Debbie@lakehouse

xinex said...

What a lovely garden setting! Great idea for the placecard...Christine

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh J, love the theme of this table. the butterflies, peat pots, and the teensy flower frogs just grabbed me. So glad you're here for VIF, you always make it so special!!! xoxo Debra

A Cottage Muse said...

Please save me a seat! What a lovely table you've set ~ your guests would feel so special!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful post and I love your linens! Gorgeous dishes too! Baby's breath is a favourite of mine as well. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Nook & Cranny said...

I so love the use of that pot as a napkin holder, cleaver and wonderful.
Have a great weekend.
Michele

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

All the whites are lovely. Your outdoor setting is beautiful.

KAT said...

lovely the statue of the little one reading is so sweet
KAT

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This looks so inviting!! What a beautiful setting and table! Garden Parties are so much fun! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Adoring your table setting - would really like to host a garden party! Coming by to say hello from Feathered Nest Friday! xoxo, tracie

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