I think Father's Day is supposed to be all about leather and tools, but I don't see why it can't be a day for a pretty table too! My husband's favorite color is blue. And I've been really drawn to blue this summer. So blue it is!
I always believe I am going for simplicity. But by the time everything is arranged, my table often betrays the truth about my love for layers and details. Lately a sweet small bunch of different flowers has pleased me more than anything else. And Bella's Rose Cottage's garden blues have had a big influence on me.
The pale hues are where it's at for me, and I've had this light blue check cloth from Williams-Sonoma for several years now. The soup/salad bowls and plain cotton napkins are WS too. You can take basic whites in any color direction. The frenchy quilted mats underneath are a fun foil for all the straight lines. And I love a padded surface for meals. The rose napkin rings are old Rachel Ashwell from Target.
The soup tureen is a family heirloom.
The "Father" plate is an antique saucer for a large cup. The smaller plate is an antique butter pat. The flowers are dried
There are almost always layers of linens on the table. I like to change things a lot and also have a bit of drape.
I hope you have a lovely time on Father's Day whatever you do!
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