Tablescape Tuesday: Mums In Mason Jars

“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭

Welcome back to the garden!  Our evenings have been a little cooler, reminding us that Autumn is on its way!  But before we go full speed ahead into autumn tablescaping with all of its brilliant hues, I wanted to bring out one of my favorite pairings…red and turquoise!  Early on in my blogging, I used the tablecloth you will see today, but haven’t used it again since!  I topped it off with mums in mason jars, and called it a tablescape!

I could hardly wait to get in the garden this week and put together a table for you all!

The toile tablecloth was on sale at Williams Sonoma several years ago.  I had it stored away and haven’t used it in a couple of years…I don’t know why, I love toile and I love red!

A simple centerpiece of mums in mason jars!





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

 Maybe you remember Reservations For Two Under The Arbor, when I used this tablecloth before…

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  1. Kim says:

    It’s gorgeous! The table cloth is so pretty, and I’m amazed at how much I like the turquoise with red. I have very little turquoise, so I haven’t experimented with it much. You’ve proven that it’s a gorgeous combination. I love the way you hung the mason jars in your table for two under the arbor. I hope you’re having a blessed week!

  2. Alice says:

    I also love toile. Did one bedroom in a soft green toile, walls, and curtail. Had decorated a bedroom in the cottage in blue and white toile and I adored that look. Also used a red check with red and white toil curtains in the kitchen. Could use your red and white table cloth in the cottage kitchen. Thanks for showing it to us.

  3. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Tips for using one size tablecloth with another size table? I’ve pondered this for years. Do you gather and fold at the top and hide it, or pouf at the bottom? Also wondering in your expert world of al fresco dining, any tips for steadying a wobbly table? I’ve run around the yard looking for sticks (we have few rocks here) and it drives me crazy! I look at your gorgeous tables and think how relaxing it must be to eat there, but then I think about the background work of putting it all together. You’ve got the gift, that’s for sure!

    • Leslie Anne, the cloth is for a rectangular table, so for a round, I pinned it and did a lot of tucking to make it work…then it puddled on the ground which I love. The best way to steady a table is to use 4×4 ceramic tiles under the legs. Most tile places have them cheap, that is what I use! Hope that helps!

  4. Laurie says:

    Beautiful garden tablescape! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Brag About It! The colors really compliment each other and those flowers are perfect in the mason jars! Love it.

  5. I love the way the napkin rings mimic the mums Pam! So pretty! I have recently discovered the magic of turquoise and red, I think it’s such a great combo! The table for two is especially dreamy- your table is simply lovely-

  6. I have been racing around all week and thought I commented on this post but realize I didn’t. I do like your color combination, mums in mason jars , aqua napkins, cute white napkin rings and how you used white chargers and plates to soften and make the colors work so well together. Not sure how you do all you do. I haven’t done a tablescape since the first of August and I am still tired! Hauling all those dishes outside in this humidity is not a small task much less getting the timing right for photographing with the light variables. Why the camera and glasses fog up immediately as I sure you well know.

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Well Pam, we are truly kindred spirits. I love toile, and aqua and red are my favorite color combo! And what’s not to love about mason jars? Beautiful setting in your beautiful yard! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Mary says:

    So pretty Pam! I love your red toile tablecloth for a foundation for the mums in mason jars table! I can imagine it paired with sunflowers and roosters and pretty black and white layers too! I appreciate your ‘sweat equity’ and effort put into setting a table outdoors in this heat :)

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