Happy Tablescape Thursday Friends!
I don't know how the weather has been in your area, but we've been experiencing an unusually chillier and wetter May than normal where I live.
Today started out sunny and clear, so I took a chance and set the table on the raised, sand stone terrace in the sunniest garden on my property.
The timing worked out well, because just after I snapped the pictures the skies clouded up and the rain came pouring down!
The clematis are in full bloom in the garden, and this is one of my favorites.
As much as I like color, I adore white flowers.
This was a strictly "last minute" table setting ~ for the centerpiece I simply stuck the clematis blooms in a vintage enamelware tea kettle and set it upon a fat mercury glass candle stick.
Little did I know when I got these plates that I would soon have real chickens!
Dishes are from Home Goods (last year), from a dear friend.
The flatware is my everyday stainless (Hotel by Neiman Marcus).
Tablecloth and napkins (April Cornell) Place mats (Ross)
Here is the clematis I featured today, "Toki" ~ the blooms are astonishingly huge,
larger than saucer size! If you have never grown clematis I urge you to look into them, they are easy care and make a wonderful accompaniment to climbing roses.
Here I paired it, one on each side of the metal arch with the thornless old rose Zephirine Drouhin. Bred in 1868, it is gorgeous with high-centered, cerise-pink flowers that fill the air with a delightful Bourbon fragrance, shade tolerant and extremely prolific. If you've had trouble growing roses... try this one!
And the grape vines are going wild this year, ours are now three years old ~ and the happy news is that we'll have our first grapes this year. I'm sure I'll have to blog about that when they ripen. :D
Thank you for stopping by for Tablescape Thursday ~ and a big thank you to our lovely host Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch".
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