Tablescape Tuesday: Sunflowers & Summer

 “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word”
Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭114‬

Sunday was a day to celebrate the special men in my life and I do that with food!  Our sweet family gathered at our table for a southern-style meal of grilled pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, and banana pudding!  Sunflowers, with their happy faces, were the star for the tablescape. But, the real stars were the loved ones who sat around the table!!

 Sunflowers welcome summer to the table!

I love the blue and yellow combination for warm weather!

Three vases of sunflowers provide the centerpiece!

The tablecloth reminds me of a man’s shirt, so it was ideal for Father’s Day!  You probably know by now, I am a fan of mixing patterns…the napkins accent the cloth!

Salad plates add a pop of sunflower color to the stack!

Sunflowers have always been a favorite!

I rarely use B&B plates, (we aren’t quite that formal) but they add a nice touch!

Just a little quirky photo!

I did add a pair of candles to join the centerpiece!

Did you know that sunflowers are an important source of food?

Sunflower oil is a valued and healthy vegetable oil!

Sunflower is an important agricultural crop choice for farmers!

Last week, Butch captured our first bud!

Yesterday, sunflowers were popping out from behind our garden!

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

Table Details:

Tablecloth – Tommy Hilfiger TJ Maxx
Napkins – Calvin Klein TJ Maxx
Chargers – Tuesday Morning (few years ago)
Dinner & BB plate – Johnson Bros. Willow pattern
Salad plate – Paula Deen Spring Prelude Tuesday Morning
Glasses – Noritake Sweet Swirl pattern in Midnight
Flatware – Reed & Barton Heritage pattern
Vases – Hobby Lobby  (a few years ago)

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  1. Joann Barnett says:

    Sunflowers aren’t one of my favorite flowers.It IS my favorite flower! This tablescape just makes me happy!! I was hoping you were going to say the vases were a recent purchase… I ♡ them! I hope all those sweet men at your table had a great Dad’s day!!

    • Shirley, I am excited about my sunflowers. We bought the seed last summer while visiting the Texas Hill Country! I hope to plant more seed for a later crop! Thanks for your sweet comments!

  2. Pam, how special to use your home grown sunflowers for your tablescape. It is so cheery and upbeat. Love the contrasting patterns of the napkins and tablecloth. I’m sure they are all gone but I would love both. I have blue willow dishes also. They look great with the pop of yellow in your plates and the sunflowers.

    • Bonnie, love hearing from you! I just bought the napkins last week and they have a matching tablecloth that I didn’t purchase. I always enjoy using the blue willow! Have a joy-filled weekend!

    • Bonnie, just viewed and read your beautiful post. I left a comment on your blog. Are you planning to blog again? I believe I read a couple of weeks ago when I visited that you have sickness in your family. I am so sorry. My husband’s parents are in poor health with memory issues! Blessings and hugs!

  3. lelaburris says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the contrast of yellow and blue. The additions of sunflowers is absolutely perfect. Beautiful tablescape! Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Thursday. Hope to see you next week!

  4. Jann Olson says:

    Perfect setting! I love sunflowers and have a few random ones that comeback each year. This year is the first time that I didn’t have any giant ones return. I have some almost ready to bloom at the end of the front sidewalk. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Cindy says:

    Love the combination of your blues and bright sunflowers…so pretty for summer!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  6. I do love sunflowers and this is such a lovely table setting, we had planted sunflowers along our fence and the bunnies came along and decided they would be great to eat so there are none left, I was quite disappointed

  7. Stephanie says:

    Good morning, Pam! I loved your quircky photo – what a fun angle and perspective :)

    The sunflowers are so beautiful and they look lovely paired with the blues. Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Forgive me for not visiting last week….the days have been rather busy :)

    I hope you’re able to join the party this week. Hugs to you!

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