I do want to thank all of you for visiting and leaving kind messages. To celebrate, I have created a tablescape using pink and white and a centerpiece featuring my crepe myrtle blooms.
Come along and help me celebrate:
I have loved crepe myrtles for years, I remember traveling in the South during the hot, hot summer and seeing the crepe myrtles with their brilliant blooms. While so many other flowers, shrubs and trees had bloomed out, or were wilting in the heat, the crepes were just gorgeous.
I had my husband cut the branches because they were covered in bees and I was too afraid of getting stung. No problem, he didn't get a single string. I was standing back with a container for them and too fearful to get close and ready to run. My crepe myrtles are miniature so don't grow as tall as their cousins.
Back in the house, I placed them in my little white teapot and kept the arrangement low so no interference with conversation at the table especially since I am a big talker.
For my stemware, I chose my pink Fostoria Heritage water goblets then added four green wine glasses. I was happy I added the green, it went well with the green leaves in the plates and seemed to pop when I sat them on the table.
The dinner plates are inexpensive but have some nice beading on them.You can see I left the teapot lid on the table next to the pot, it was just too cute to remove.
The pink napkins are from Kohl's and are circled with silver napkin rings.
The tablecloth is a floral embroidered and from Germany (purchased on eBay). I think of it as a tabletop piece because it is very small and only measures 32"x32". I added a white larger tablecloth underneath to make the table a little more elegant.
The flowers on the crepe myrtle are very delicate, I could hardly touch them and they were falling on the table. I didn't really mind, I love seeing them scattered around. You certainly could not cut them a day ahead for your table or house.They will stain your tablecloth I found out but the stain did come out with a little spray.
Thanks for stopping in and sharing my blogiversary with me - Judy
Linking to these great parties:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at the House in the Roses
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans on Tuesday
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer
Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper