Tablescape Tuesday: Pops o’ Color!

“May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you”
Jude 1:2

Today, we are going to take you back to last summer on our old patio!  It is hard to believe that we have been at this blogging thing for a whole year!  That means 52 tablescapes!  The colors in this one are just happy!  Enjoy!

  (Make sure you scroll all the way down for a sweet treat!)I have always loved the crisp look of blue and white mixed with a sunny yellow.  The dinner plates are “Willow” by Johnson Brothers.  The tablecloth was my first linen purchase as a new bride forty-one years ago.  Placemats add texture and were found at TJ Maxx.Katy’s Nana grew these glorious zinnias in her garden!The stemware was ordered from Horchow and they remain a favoriteSeveral years back, my Sunday School class took an outing to the Botanical Gardens in Huntsville, AL where I found these sweet hand painted clay pots used as my napkin holders.  “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

Fresh from the oven, Lemon Rosemary Shortbread with a tall glass of sweet tea.  Butch and I love this recipe! 

Thanks for visiting with us on our patio!

Lemon Rosemary Shortbread
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons fresh minced rosemary
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar at a medium-high speed with a mixer until creamy. Add lemon zest and rosemary, beating until combined.  In a small bowl combine flour and salt.  Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until combined.  Shape mixture into 2 (10-inch) logs; wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 350.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Unwrap dough, and cut into 1/3 inch-thick slices.  Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let cool on pans for 2 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.  Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

This post originally appeared here:  Summer’s Happy Ending

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  1. Kim says:

    I agree, Pam. Blue and white is beautiful with sunny yellow. I love everything made by Johnson Brothers. (Just wish I had a whole set of my favorite.) You clay pots make the perfect napkins rings. They are a beautiful way to enjoy a sweet memory. Speaking sweet, your shortbread looks amazing. How I wish my Rosemary bush was still alive (said by the plant murderer herself). I can adjust with dried Rosemary, though. Thanks for sharing your recipe and lovely table!

  2. mmstreeter1 says:

    This is beautiful! Everything about it, the pop of yellow, the colorful flowers and Willow, my mother loved that pattern. Shortbread is one of my favorite bakes. I am so trying this one. My daughter has a rosemary bush so I can cut it fresh. Thanks for sharing again this week on Tuesday Talk Pam. Love it. You must do a football theme for next week’s Tuesday Talk. I bet you could rock that one out of the stadium. LOL!

  3. Yum, I’m trying your cookies. They sound delish!
    Love your zinnia’s. My mother grew them and they are a favorite of mine. I can’t grow them because I have too much shade but I would love to have them in my garden.
    Congrats on your one year blog anniversary. A tablescape a week is amazing. I have Johnson Brothers Blue Willow also. Looks great on your yellow cloth but your Horchow glasses are the pièce de rèsistance!

  4. Sweet Pea says:

    I love your blue and white themed tablescape. I have complete Johnson Bros dinner set in blue and white and all in different designs (but no Willow). I think they are transferware. I love them but have always struggled to know what table linen to accessorize them with and usually end up with more blue or white. Yellow is so cheery and compliments the blue perfectly and I will definitely be investigating some new table linen in your choice of colour. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Candy S says:

    Gorgeous! I just adore a pretty blue and white tablescape. The Blue Willow is beautifully complemented by the yellow table covering and the lacy placemats accentuate this lovely contrast of colors perfectly. The sweet little flower pot napkin rings and the Zinnia centerpiece add a great pop of colors to the table setting. Love the stemware too!

  6. Jann Olson says:

    I love the bright and cheery colors of this table Pam! The Rosemary cookies sound yummy. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Zenda says:

    I love blue and yellow together! Lovely table!! Your herbed shortbread recipe is similar to one I use. I’ll give yours a try and see if it’s better. Have a great week!

  8. Stephanie says:

    The pop of color in the center of the table is perfect and very eye-catching. And your napkin ring holders are darling. It’s always such a pleasure and delight to have you join Roses of Inspiration. Have a blessed Sunday!

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