“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook”
Spring is blooming all over our Appalachian foothills…and I am enjoying being outdoors! A simple pleasure is to cut blooms and herbs to bring inside to grace tabletops. If something is blooming outside, it will definitely find its way inside my house. Three magnolia blooms and their waxy leaves were cut for us to enjoy as we had dinner with friends! Our Magnolia Grandiflora is in bloom and the smell is oh so sweet and southern for our table for four! Blue and white is always a favorite. It is clean and crisp and casual and elegant. It is versatile and can be mixed with yellow, red, green, or orange to provide that pop of color! The heavily scented magnolia bloom with its waxy green leaves is ideal to bring indoors (doesn’t bother my allergies)! I mixed different stemware for the tablescape! The Spode dinnerplates are from the Blue Room Collection-Traditions Series. The creamy white charger is my go-to! Three square vases with a single magnolia bloom in each along with a pair of vintage silver candle stands line the center of the dining table. The white detail of the Kate Spade napkins gathered in a sterling ring make a classic statement! The stripe placemats lend a casual feel to the table! The Spode “milk maid” pattern was first introduced in 1814! I only have six plates and each has a different scene! I love the texture and color of the underside of magnolia leaves! So simple…yet understated elegance! Do you collect any blue and white dinnerware? If so, do you mix with other colors?
Placemats/Kate Spade napkins – TJ Maxx
Spode dinner plates – Tuesday Morning
American Atelier Chargers/Iced tea glasses – Horchow
Vintage Fostoria water glasses – from an estate sale
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
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