Thursday, May 25, 2017

Garden Friends Luncheon, May 25, 2017

The Garden Friends Bible study group met for lunch to have a fellowship time before we begin our summer break.  I was blessed to gather these priceless friends around my table.  Today I set a table for 8 in the dining room.  Come on in and join us!

It's Spring, and the perfect time for a celebration of color...

 and what says Spring?...

...more deliciously than...

TULIPS!  Thank you Whole Foods Market.

Of course, there were other pretty blossoms to be shared!

Now sometimes we need to amend the soil first, so I started with the Vietri charger,...

...which added just the right finish to the Mottahedheh Light Blue Lace charger.

Today's blooms are brought to you courtesy of the Spode Chelsea Garden dinner plate blossoms...

Close enough to smell the flowers

All good gardens need pretty ground cover, right?  Today it was the Reed & Barton Grande Renaissance flatware.

So many pretty posies...

There's even a tiny blossom on the Madeira linen napkin.

My wedding crystal Lalique Trèves wine was a fitting addition to the Waterford Simply Blue,



and Lime garden art.

 And of course, one must have glorious potted plants.

Herend Queen Victoria...

So many incredible details

  A garden to be enjoyed any day of the year laid on a lawn provided by the Williams-Sonoma jacquard linen tablecloth.

Do you find inspiration for your garden while looking in magazines, or at a flower show perhaps?  Now you see where I found mine.

I'm always seated at this end of the table...a great view of my garden, but mainly closest to the kitchen.  Do you seat yourself in a place that allows you quickest access to the kitchen, too?

Every lovely bloom needs to be adequately watered...I like to place decanters at my table for my guests to be able to refill their water goblets without interrupting their conversations.

 Another delightful Garden Friends gathering.  Let me know if you're coming through our city on the prairie.  I'd love to set a lovely table just for you, and I know that my Garden Friends will join me to make you feel welcome.  There's always room for another blossom in my garden!

This week I'll be joining:

Inspire Me Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through Life

The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday linky party

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

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