Tablescape Tuesday: A Refreshed Garden

“Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:12

If you live here in Northeast Alabama, you know what I mean when I say we have had a h-o-t summer.  We have been in desperate need of rain on our dry land, and we finally got it over the past few days!

And with the rain, comes a garden that is looking lively and refreshed…perfect for a tablescape!  Although the summer is waning, there is still a trace of summer left behind…come and pull up a seat!  

I love setting a table in the garden…I just let the garden be the star!

A favorite of mine is this stemware from Horchow that is no longer available.


The mirrored gold tray from Kirkland’s holds bottles of zinnias from the garden.

Spode “Blue Room” dinner plates, Paula Deen salad plates from Tuesday Morning a couple of years ago, and Kate Spade linen napkins from TJ Maxx.

A vintage tablecloth graces the wrought iron table.


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


We have had so many rainbows over the past week and as I was setting the table, this one appeared over our pasture! 

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  1. Kim says:

    Gorgeous! I love your Paula Deen plates with this table. Somehow, I’ve missed those before…or maybe I didn’t catch the Paula Deen part. That definitely makes them more memorable. The yellow rim is so nice with your center flower display. These pics make the heat more bearable, somehow. While in our recent rain pattern, I think the temps dipped just a bit. BUT…who can eat outside when it’s raining? Haha! You win some, you lose some. You won this one, girl!

    • Kim, no rain since Saturday and the temps and humidity are back! But, how can I complain when people in LA have lost everything…so heartbreaking! I always love combining blue and yellow. I haven’t used the PD plates very much, but I bought them really cheap!

  2. Beautiful table setting in the garden. I could just sit there all day and enjoy all those beautiful flowers! Is that your carport with round columns in background? That would make a Grand Pergola!!

    • Thanks so much, Nancy! Yes that is our double carport and it makes a great place for an outdoor party. I can set at least 6 60″ round tables under it and have done that several times. Maybe in the fall it will cool down and I can use it for a large get-together! Happy Wednesday!

  3. Lovely table. You have a gift for changing it up! Love your glasses, napkins and the pop of yellow in the salad plates. Love your zinninas and they look great grouped together in the tray. My, the rainbow is gorgeous. I think I told you I haven’t seen one in a long time. I’m sure there have been rainbows because it has rained a lot but I have so many trees you can’t see them so I miss out.

    • Thanks, Bonnie! Last week we had a rainbow every early evening even though we wouldn’t necessarily get rain at our house, it would be raining across the river from is! I love God’s promise when He sends a rainbow! Happy Wednesday!

  4. lulu says:

    You have made the most of your garden settings. Hopefully, it’s not been too hot to actually enjoy them! Lovely pieces on this table. Horchow is such a wonderful resource for beautiful things.

  5. Oh those glasses!! This is all so pretty and fresh, your garden always looks so lush in your photos Pam, but I’m glad you finally got some rain. It rains almost everyday in Birmingham, [over the mountain] so even though my spring flowers are spent, we’ve been pretty lucky. Love your blue and yellow plate stack on the vintage white cloth- Stay cool!

  6. Love the blue and orange / yellow combination here. As to rainbows, I loved seeing yours as I was just thinking that we have had hardly any this summer versus years gone by. A summer or two ago it seemed as if a rainbow showed up after every other thunderstorm but not this year :(

  7. diy180 says:

    Hi, Pam
    I love your gorgeous tablescape in the garden. My goodness I would sit there for a while because it’s so beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. You’re the best.!

  8. What a pretty table, Pam, and you couldn’t have a more beautiful setting. Your garden is lovely — I’m sure you could easily spend hours there! I really like the yellow and blue dishes and glassware you’ve used here; my kitchen is blue and yellow and it’s a favorite color combination for me. :)

    I enjoyed your post — visiting from Dishing It & Digging It. Have a great week!



  9. Pinky says:

    Your table AND your gardens are gorgeous! It is obvious that you take very good care of your gardens. Love the dishes and LOVE those glasses!!!

  10. Chef Carol says:

    Pam, the blue and yellow theme on your Tablescape is lovely. Always a great combination. And the rainbow? How did you manage that? Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design.

  11. Nellie says:

    Lovely table in a lovely setting Pam. The blue and yellow is so pretty together……and love those salad plates.
    NIce you were blessed with a rainbow as well………God is good, all the time!!
    Blessings, Nellie

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