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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Farewell To Summer!


I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for her Farewell To Summer Table Challenge. When I think of summer's end in Kansas, I think of the sunflowers (Kansas' state flower) that grow along every roadway in east/central Kansas, especially the secondary roads. Must be summer isn't quite over as I haven't seen any of these beauties, yet, this year. I can tell you the temperatures, which have been in the high nineties the last 10 days or so tell me summer is still going strong in Kansas!

The table cloth is a deep golden yellow which is the color of some sunflowers. I topped it with a red, green and sunflower yellow striped runner.



The sunflower napkins are the only thing I could think of to go with the table I had in mind. I have used yellow wooden bead napkin rings.



The plate stack begins with an overly large barn red dinner plate (Max Studio Home) found at TJMaxx on sale for a dollar each. The next layer is a white Wedgwood Hedge Rose dinner plate which is topped with a bright yellow sunflower glass salad/dessert plate.


The simple highball glassware is a citrine Artland Iris, recently bought at Savers. They were $1.99 for 2, I got them on senior day, so with the 25% discount they came to $1.49 for a pair. Unfortunately, there were only 6 of them. I also found 4 iced tea stems for the same price...they are huge!



The fun 1970's flatware is Oxford Hall Perfectionware, just love them, they make me smile!


The centerpiece is an old Bennington Pottery pitcher filled with silk sunflowers...even the local florist didn't have any sunflowers today! The wooden candle stick is another Savers find. I think the little custard bowls that I am using for salt/pepper may also be Bennington Pottery. They were all found at Goodwill for a few dollars at most.


Thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit. I hope you will return the next time.


I will be joining Let's Dish/Cuisine Kathleen and Table It/Rustic & Refined.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very hot in VT too so fun to have a soothing tablescape. Clap, clap, bravo. bbb

Anonymous said...

Really like the golden warmth of the tablecloth and the glassware....it's homey!
Love you,
Jude

Laurie Ritchey said...

Great table, as always, Marigene. I love those glass sunflower plates. laurie

ellen b said...

Your bright sunny table is just perfect for the Farewell to Summer challenge!

Mary said...

Marigene, I love that fun flatware and sunflowers are synonymous for summer! I love your glass plates! What bargains you find at Savers too. Wishing you a Happy Labor Day weekend :)

kitty said...

I love your cheery sunflower themed table, Marigene. Those glass sunflower plates are so pretty and match your glasses so well. The napkins add the perfect touch.

Bonnie said...

Sunflowers have really been on my mind this summer. They are such happy flowers.Glad to learn they bloom in Kansas too. I relate to the hot temps you are having. Last week was a brutal week in Alabama.

Your table fits the theme perfectly.

Tea in Texas said...

This a beautiful table with the gorgeous layering of plates.Your striped runner is the accent for all the colors. I love your flatware and glassware and are a lovely with addition to the table. Have a great week!

Pam

Elaine Cariglio said...

Hot, hot hot, here too in Texas! Not too much rain either!
You are a girl after my own heart! I am thinking of doing a Sunday brunch in sunflowers for September!
I have been looking for plates and napkins. I love yours! Your table is a happy,sunny one.
Have a sunny weekend!
Blessings My Friend,

Pat and Katie said...

Marigene - To have that flatware! As you probably know, yellow is my favorite color and I am so wanting yellow flatware. I also love the glass sunflower plates. Sorry about the temperature - here in Northern California, the temperature is around 65 degrees. No rain in site - everything is dry and brown. But at least it is cooler than your part of the country. Have a good day.
Katie

Candy S said...

This is such a pretty tribute to late Summer. Sunflowers and black-eyed Susan's are my favorites in August. The runner down the middle of the table ties all of the colors used on the table together beautifully. The glass sun flower plates with the pretty napkins bundled in the beaded napkin rings are lovely. Beautiful table Marigene, a challenge well met!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I can never get enough of sunflowers! They're blooming right now here in Michigan so I'm surprised you aren't seeing them there. Great colors and I love the glass sunflower plates! I hope it cools down for you soon. Have a great holiday weekend.

Lulu said...

I love the cheeriness of your sunflowers as they are my favorites this time of year. Aren't you lucky to have all the right things to go with them?

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I plant sunflower seeds every year, but this year the squirrels and chipmunks dug them up. So I have been buying them at the farmers market and they are so cheery. I love your sunflower themed table. Did you make the napkins? I have similar fabric so thought maybe. Enjoy the rest of summer!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Nothing says late summer than sunflowers! Your faux ones look so real! Love the bubbled glasses in that sunflower golden color!
Jenna

Sarah said...

Marigene, your sunflower theme definitely salutes summer. The glass plates and sunny flatware are delightful details. Beautiful summer table!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is a perfect summer setting. I think the glass sunflower plates are unique and you found wonderful napkins to fit the theme. How come I can never find great bargains like the tumblers you've found? I love glass that has little bubbles in it. And the yellow flatware is as "in" now as it was in the seventies. A very happy tablescape.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is a perfect summer setting. I think the glass sunflower plates are unique and you found wonderful napkins to fit the theme. How come I can never find great bargains like the tumblers you've found? I love glass that has little bubbles in it. And the yellow flatware is as "in" now as it was in the seventies. A very happy tablescape.

Dianne said...

Love the color, love the sunflowers, the flatware, the glassware, and those sunflower plates. Perfect salute to summer! Dianne

Debbie said...

Count me as another one who loves sunflowers and thinks that they are the quintessential summer flower. How fortunate for you that they are your state flower!

This table is perfect is so many ways, but my favorite part of all is probably the sunflower print napkins. I love those and would love to have some like that.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Marigene,

You always do such a good job with your tablescapes! I like everything on your table. :-D Your striped table runner is so pretty and just perfect for the golden-yellow tablecloth.

I love the glass sunflower plates and the sunflower napkins -- beautiful!! The glassware is really pretty, too. I like the Bennington Pottery, especially the little bowls with salt and pepper.

Your weather temps. are more like what ours usually are in August here in N.C. For some reason, we've had the most beautiful, mostly mild and pleasant summer in years. I hope we don't get slammed this winter. :)

I'm sorry about the loss of your cousin; the butterfly story is so sweet. My dad has kidney problems, too, and has been on dialysis since last November. It's hard. Thank you for your visit, Marigene, and I hope you have a great week!

Warm Hugs,

Denise

Kim Hood said...

I love your sunflower table! Your beautiful red chairs especially caught my eye...lovely! The 1970's flatware is a treasure, for sure. :-)
Blessings!
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Susie Holler said...

I enjoyed your farewell to summer and especially love the napkins. your sunflower glass plates are real beauties haven'r seen any sunflowers even at Trader Joes.Susie

Miss Jane said...

Lovely! That yellow flatware is wonderful!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

I love the wonderful colors in this table setting. Your pottery pieces are wonderful.

Kathleen said...

So many wonderful pieces on this table! I love that flatware, and the napkins with the beaded napkin rings look great. Wonderful sunflower salad plates, perfect!
Thanks for taking the challenge, Marigene!

Jacqueline said...

Such pretty yellows. This is perfect for end of summer and moving into fall.
Your flowers are lovely and so full! The plates are such gorgeous sunflowers too.
Enjoy Labor DAy.

Susan Freeman said...

Our weather here in south Texas has been scorching! I love all your sunflower accessories. Your flatware is terrific and so is your Bennington Pottery. Great jobQ

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think this the perfect homage to summer with it's sunny theme and colors. This is a fun table! Thanks for sharing.

xo

Sheila

Anonymous said...

I have always loved sunflowers, and have taken many with the camera you gave me. Love the glasses and how the table runner pulls everything together. - Sue Z.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my, your table is wonderful Marigene! I love sunflowers and those sunflower plates made me gasp. Gorgeous! You outdid yourself for this challenge. :)

Rosie M. said...

Such a wonderful table: there are so many things to rave about, but top on my list would be your sunflowers, your table runner, and your glass dishes! Everything comes together so beautifully! Bravo!
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love sunflowers and saw some growing near me yesterday! Your table does reflect them perfectly. Love the plates, glasses and the napkins. You always have such pretty things to share that you find at the thrifts!
hugs,
Linda

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful table! Love those sunflowers!!!

Rettabug said...

Your sunflower theme is just perfect, Marigene..it is so, well, SUNNY!!!
LOVE that yellow sunflower glass plate & such fun tableware to go with it. Great napkins, too!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I am so ready for fall. Love the beautiful rich colors on your table, Marigene.

Ann Krucek said...

Sunflowers just make me smile. Your table looks warm and comforting. I hope you had a nice summer and I look forward to seeing many of your fall tables.

Babs R said...

Love the sunflower plates and pretty yellow glasses. Perfect for summer. Happy Labor Day!

Wanda @weekendwanderlust.co said...

You create the best plates stacks. You have inspired me to really check out the plate rims and it is hard to find plates with such detailed edges. The glass sunflower is beautiful. I love the rustic, looks like it was left out in the rain, flower vase (pitcher).

Scribbler said...

What a happy table - love the sunflowers. Perfect this time of year.

Cathy said...

Marigene you hit a home run again with your sunflower table. I am ready for cooler weather and those fall flowers.

Cathy <;)

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful tablescape. I especially like those yellow glasses and what a deal! I am new to your blog and your newest follower.

Judy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So cheerful and fun Marigene. love the sunflowers....You always have quite the collection and it's a pleasure to visit. Happy September...xo

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I love this sunflower theme…the dishes and napkins compliment each other perfectly…and I love the salt and papers bowls! I hate to see summer end!