Having just returned home from a family Florida trip and an Alaskan trip before that, I’m still in vacation mode. There’s a thousand things I need to do indoors, but I just want to play outside. So I’ll think I’ll do just that this morning and share my fun with you at Susan's Tablescape Thursdays.
Our yard is a sea of orange day lilies this time of year. They grew originally on my in-law’s farm. Hubby has transplanted them in and from at least two of our homes. They multiply quickly and take little maintenance. When a spot in the garden seems a little bare, we just transplant a few day lilies and it’s not bare anymore. Thus, we have a yard full! But they don’t last forever, so let’s take advantage of them while we can.
To work with my day lilies, I came up with "sort of" an oriental theme. I think the day lily looks oriental even though ours are as Tennessee as Minnie Pearl and blue mountains.
For my center table between the Adirondack chairs, I filled a vase with day lilies, of course, and some long stemmed grass out of the yard and placed it beside my garage sale find water fountain.
I draped a bamboo look place mat on the arm of each chair and topped them with celery green plates and taupe and gold bowls.
Tucked in a bronze snapdragon napkin ring, are a napkin, chopsticks and of course, a day lily.
I sliced a lemon on a bamboo cutting board and with it are old utensils that my uncle brought to me years ago from his travels. I don't know that much about them except that the inscription on the back says "Made in Siam" which we now know as Thailand.
Lindsay (from Peacock Blu) bought these mugs for us at our recent vacation in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. They are handmade pottery locally crafted.