Tablescape Tuesday: Dogwood Dreams

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭25 

Years before I entered the blogging world, I was tablescaping my dining table for get-togethers in our home!  Family and friends have always been so sweet with their comments about the table setting when sitting down for a meal.  My late and dear friend, Bonnie Jean, was one of my best encouragers.  She would often come for dinner and notice every detail and ask questions.  I always enjoyed sharing with her the stories and memories of the pieces that would make an appearance on the table.  When I joined Facebook, I would occasionally post tablescapes and people were so generous with their comments and likes!  One of those is a sweet friend, Margaret who always commented-she even encouraged me to share my tablescapes in a book!  Last August when we began blogging, I knew that I would share table settings, but I never thought it would turn into a weekly series called “Tablescape Tuesday” and that it would become such a creative outlet for me!

Since dogwoods are in full bloom now, I wanted to share a table with you that spotlights their branches!  Dogwoods in the South are one of our most beautiful trees in spring!  I enjoyed reminiscing as I pulled this together for you!  So today, let’s go back at least three years for this energetic spring tablescape!

Dogwood is the star of this spring setting!   The centerpiece is a moss-covered crystal cake stand with a bird’s
nest covered by an etched glass cloche.  Along with the dogwood
blooms is a pair of crystal candle holders!   The height of the vases keep the branches above site level when guests
are seated, so no view is blocked!  Being able to see one another is
important, because next to the food, conversation
is the best part of get-togethers!

 Placemats were found at TJ Maxx and the turquoise stemware was
a true find at Tuesday Morning.  The Tracy Porter “Artesian Road”
pattern has made several appearances on the blog, as well as
the wicker chargers and tortoise flatware!  Very simple setting but the dogwoods give it the “wow” factor!  I absolutely love cutting something from our yard to use indoors!
This just says “welcome, spring!” On this particular Sunday, we had 14 guests! An interesting camera shot that is not usually seen on the blog!  The dogwood branches were cut from this tree in our side yard! The dogwood bloom is a masterpiece of the Creator’s hand!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬  

pam closing

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  1. Wilma says:

    Your tablescape is very beautiful !! I love that the color of your plates match the color of the wall. The whole room looks lovely. Hope you had a wonderful get-together.

    Blessings to you,

  2. Jill Roberts says:

    It’s always such a deep delight to dine at your table!!! So beautiful!! And I’ve got some posts to catch up on… I never want to miss a thing.. grabbin’ my tea cup and settlin’ in!! 😉

  3. Patti Fralix says:

    So beautiful. And the reference to Bonnie Jean is so special. She was so full of life,and died much too young; too young for our earthly lives, but not for her heavenly journey. Every minute is a gift. Your posts show us how to live with beauty, grace and reverence.

  4. janetlea62 says:

    Pam, I love this table! I always go simple and love to get the wow factor from nature, if available. We had several dogwoods and they have died over the years. What a visual treat!

  5. Stephanie says:

    What a truly elegant tablescape, dear Pam. I love how the beautiful blossoms look and the height is simply perfect! I am always inspired by you and I appreciate you sharing your lovely posts with Roses of Inspiration.

  6. Jann Olson says:

    About 5 years ago we visited the Carolinas and Virginia when the Dogwoods were in full bloom. Oh my, what a breathtaking sight! I loved them!! I wish they grew better here. They are perfect for your tablescape. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. plutrell says:

    Beautiful…I wish dogwoods bloomed longer…but your decor is another way to keep them blooming! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Michelle says:

    I so want to dine at this table. When I go to people’s homes to dine, I always pay attention to the little details, because let’s face it, isn’t that what brings it all together. And, I figure if the hostess went to all that trouble and time to make it special, she wants to be recognized for it. A beautiful, beautiful setting. Makes me want to have a bed and breakfast and you be the designer for the morning meal. Well done! Linking from Pieced Pastimes party.

    • Michelle, thank you for your sweet comments! I agree with you! Being invited into someone’s home for dinner is a special occasion and to compliment their efforts goes a long way in showing gratitude! Hope you have a beauty-filled Saturday! Blessings, Pam

      ps Thank you for coming over for a visit! You are always welcome and please come back?

  9. Love your tall vases with those gorgeous branches, and your dining sightline advice is a good reminder when designing tablescapes. Love those placemats! Popping over from “Inspire Me Tuesday” and so glad I found your site.

  10. Kathy says:

    I love the vibrancy of your tablescape, Pam! The Dogwoods look wonderful, I will be featuring your post in this week’s A Return to Loveliness,

  11. Judy says:

    Such an elegant table you have designed. Love how you cut the branches with blooms from your tree. Thanks for sharing the tree image with us. Beautiful shots with your camera.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Judy, thanks so much for your sweet comments! The dogwood blooms are just about finished for this spring, but they are beautiful while they last!

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