Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Summer Garden Tablescape

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That being said, I wish to welcome you to this week's viewing of A Summer Garden Tablescape.  I am so happy to be participating with my garden tablescape during this week's Late Summer Tablescape Blog Hop with other designers, including our host, Ms. Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate.  The hop includes some very lovely summer tablescapes and will be featuring several blogs each day during the week beginning Monday, August 12, 2019 to Friday, August 16, 2019.  Please see the list of designers and their links below for the complete schedule for the week.  It is certain that you will appreciate summer and will want it to last even longer when you take a glimpse at these exquisite tablescapes from these remarkable designers.

This Summer Garden Tablesape incorporates some of what late summer is all about, which is the grand harvest of the garden's fruits and vegetables.  Such abundance of fruits and vegetables makes for a beautiful and colorful tablescape centerpiece.  Scattered about the middle of the table with a charming ceramic rooster basket, it perfectly complements the colorful plates and napkins that gives it a feel of the Mediterranean.

If you look carefully, you will see the simple design element on these inexpensive round placemats that I knew would be perfect for this tablescape.  I just love the tiny multi-colored beads that are sewn around the entire edge of the placemat.  It is a small detail, but I thought it speaks volumes in this setting.

Each place setting is topped with a bright and bold sunflower which brings a smile at the start of the meal.

Now to begin....lets enjoy a antipasto platter made up of cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red pepper sticks, prosciutto wrapped mozzarella sticks, green and black olives, salami slices, cheeses, grapes and spicy red pepper spread.  All of the delicious variety of food is served with warm bread slices.  It looks as pretty as the table itself, don't you agree?

Look closely, you may find something unusual.  The special plate used for the antipasto platter is made in Italy.  It is a white plate trimmed with a ribbon of light green which runs around the edge of the plate and into the attached bowl.  What makes this plate even more unique is the two small ceramic "pea pods" attached to one of the corners on the plate.  Can you find it among the tasty pieces?

There it you see it?  The two ceramic pea pods.  So cute.

What do you think of when you are asked what a late summer table might be?  Buon Appetito!

Now on to other's interpretation of a late summer tablescape.  I hope you will enjoy their fine work.

Please visit the following links on each day throughout the week: