Friday, May 25, 2012

A Spring Outdoor Table

The weather has been so beautiful that I decided to stay outdoors.
Petunias are abundant in the garden shops right now so why not?
I set the table in front of the flowering Meyer lemon tree and to the right
is a rose tree.  Can't see any roses blooming because I snatch them off the second
they bloom, to enjoy indoors! (Guess I could have left a couple on, huh?)
You can see that the Meyer lemon is loaded with flowering buds which 
means it will be loaded with lemons before too long! But never soon enough!

Along with petunias in the centerpiece, the table is set with individual 
petunia plants planted in peat pots.  The planted pots can be taken home 
by guests and planted - pot and all - right into the ground! 
Wouldn't you love to take one home?  I would!!
On top of the white plate is a pink depression glass plate.  
The pattern is called Sharon Cabbage Rose and was made by the
Federal Glass Company in Columbus Ohio, from 1935 to 1939.
You also see the matching creamer and salt/pepper. 

I found this pretty scalloped-edged, cut-out tablecloth at a local antique
store.  I really enjoy looking through the linens and I just couldn't pass 
this one up.   I bought it, brought it home, washed it in cold water on the gentle
cycle, hung it out to dry (literally!), then ironed it.
Don't you love the way old linens crisp up when ironed?

Thanks for popping in to visit me and I hope you enjoyed my outdoor table. 

In the next week, I will be joining the following linky parties:
Style Sisters' Centerpiece Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish
Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday

~ Karen


  1. Love this table! That is a gorgeous tablecloth and I am crazy about pink depression glass. I actually own a few pieces in that pattern. Also, I really like the idea of being able to plant the flowers in the pot - great thinking!

  2. Oh goodness...what a sweet table. I love the potted pansies at each place setting. So cute. Your tablecloth is beautiful! Have a super weekend.

  3. You mention how the old linens "crisp up", and I hadn't thought about that in years! They sure do! I can remember our laundry lady hanging the linens out on a line to dry, but bringing them in to iron before they got totally dry. She said the dampness made them "crisp." I always liked the smell of the freshly ironed linens!!! I totally understand the concept of not being able to resist when the roses bloom. That's'll have plenty of lemons for your backdrop soon! Enjoy!


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