Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunflower delight

Today I wanted to do a cheery table using bright happy sunflowers but not in the usual blues and yellows.

I have these beautiful bright green and yellow  dishes that were my inspiration with a tiny red lady bug in the center of the sunflowers

they have so many colors to use I picked out the black check and mimicked that with black  checked piece of material over yellow checked with bright lime green placemats and napkins


there are tiny ladybugs throughout and at an antique store a woman was passing these little gems out she said they were good luck pieces I knew they would match these dishes 

I wish she had given me a handful instead of just one

some sunflowers, sorry didn't get a chance to get to Trader Joes for some real ones.

I added my trademark beads in multi colors to match,yellows,lime green and black.

 Here is a book I have all about sunflowers and the magic of these beauties how they turn their faces to the sun.

pretty napkins with antique inlet lacing over mint green napkins with sunflower material wrapped around a white napkin ring and yellow drinking glasses. I used green chargers,black plates yellow flowered plates green mint plates that photographed real blurry so threw that one out with a black floral dessert plate for the layers.

I love the black green and yellows together

 long view of the table

Yes I ironed the black fabric but my over head fan was blowing. Dam I mean darn what the camera picks up but we can't see.

I found sunflower cupcake liners I thought were so cute and fit right in .I didn't use a cake stand this time but raised up the candles instead on pedestals.

glasses ready for umm maybe some ice cold Lime-ade??

Here are both books on display one in the traditional blue and yellow

great contrast of colors don't you think?

My son recently graduated from college and before the ink was dry on his diploma he has been seeking adventure. First he and his best friend flew to Hawaii for two week vacation with lots of diving and snorkeling, now he is in Alaska  working as a bartender on a cruise ship for four months doing all kinda of neat things like kayaking the inner passage, taking polar bear swims and hanging out with humpback whales. two years ago he published this small book of all his favorite things sunflowers being on the top of the list. 

I made this tablescape in his honor. I want him to have a great time but I really miss him  and can't wait for him to come home. wishing  everyone a sunny happy sunflower summer day. May you find joy in even the smallest things  in life and enjoy yourself.  
It's thursday I will be linking up with Susan at Betweennapsontheporch join us


  1. Hi lovely lady.
    I love the tablescape you put together in honor of him. I know he will also enjoy it with you how sweet of you. I also would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my Tablescape God Bless.
    I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your table.
    ~ Diane

  2. Sorry, not typing too much...rotator surgery. Just wanted you to know that this table is great.

  3. Great table, I love all the colors! Wow, congrats to your son on his graduation and being published! That's really neat!!

  4. Susie, This is a lovely tribute to Shayne and his accomplishments. The inspiration dish is cute as the dickens with the sunflower and the ladybug in the center. You are right about the black checks and the bright green, they do look wonderful together. I love the way the black and white floral and the yellow and white floral are framed by the black dinner plate. Great job! And congratulations to your son.

    1. Candy thanks for sharing with me I truly miss him so much and being able to do this in his honor is my own way of trying to deal with him being gone. I love when you stop by you always leave the greatest comments . Hae a great week.Susie

  5. I love the black, white, greens and yellows together. Sunflowers are a fave of mine too, and how great that your son published a book. Congratulations. He obviously has many interesting pursuits ahead. laurie

  6. I forgot to answer a couple of questions from a comment on my blog. One was about red melamine plates. I got them at Tuesday Morning some years ago. The other was about a table covering I used. I bought it at an estate sale. Thank you for your comment and your interest. laurie


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