Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer Birds, Bees and Butterflies Tablescape

We are nearing the end of summer.  It is a clear sign when the grass starts to burn out and my dog starts to turn a funny shade of pink!  Poor dog!  She has allergies to the grass when it is just starting to turn brown.  We have had so much rain this summer that the grass has been greener longer than usual.

Oops!  I've already gone off on a tangent and I am just introducing my post!!  Summer!  With birds and bees and butterflies!
I must have changed this table up 5 or six times - it started out with much more off white in it - looking a little more summery.  But I didn't really like it! 
I liked the darker rattan chargers with these plates, it seemed to make the colors pop off a little more than the off white.  
My little birds have all left their nests, and even though they say there is a shortage of bees this year, we  seem to have our share around here.    
I have also noticed many more butterflies this year than I have in past years. 
I had bought these turquoise and yellow dinner plates months before and not even thinking about them when  I purchased the bee plates.  Then as I was digging through my cabinet, I realized that they were a good combination together. 
And of course with a name that includes Plaid and Paisley, you just had to know that I would mix my paisley napkins with my checked napkins!  
and if you look real close you will notice that the end place settings do not have the paisley napkins- apparently I only bought 4 - either that or I can't find the other 4.  
I will have to go back to some of my previous posts to see if I ever had more than 4!

They also don't have any flatware - I know I only bought service for 4 because that was just a couple of weeks ago!  I will hopefully add another set on my next trip to Ikea. So if you are stopping over for dinner -be sure not to sit at the head of the table - you won't get any utensils or the cute napkin combo!

I hope your summer is going well,  and that you are not bothered by allergies like my poor dog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Rattan Chargers  and checked napkins- Pier 1
Yellow Plates - Berlin Village Gift Barn
 Turquoise plates, table cloth and paisley napkins - Marshalls
Bee Plates - Home Goods
Flatware - Ikea
Stemware - World Market

I am linking up at the following parties:
Sunday Showcase @ By Stephanie Lynn- Under the Table & Dreaming
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays@The Tablescaper
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. My, my, my . . . what a delightful table. I love those dishes with the bees, and there is no fresher look than blue and yellow together. Simply Beautiful :)
    Have a lovely week,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Ann - this is so pretty! Love all of the dishes and that great tablecloth. Of course, you would mix the check and paisley napkins - that combination is wonderful! All of the elements of your centerpiece look terrific together - great job on this table. It is definitely one of my favorites!

  3. I'm visiting from Wow Us Wednesday, and your adorable plates caught my attention at once--I am totally wow'd by your gorgeous tablescape. Have a great week!

  4. What a gorgeous table! I so love the colors, the bee plates are just the best!

  5. The bee plates are adorable! Don't you just love it when you discover things that match by accident! I have very few large numbers of anything, mix and match is the way to go! Your centerpiece is really fun too, it tells a story!

  6. Beautiful table, just love your bee plates. Visiting from Let's Dish. Pam

  7. Hi Ann, I love all your birds and bees! We have lots of bees this year too, including some huge hives near the house and deck. Blue, white and yellow are colors that I love to see together. I hope your doggy is better soon. Linda

  8. Oh, but those bee plates are adorable! Love every little detail about them, and they are a perfect pairing with the yellow and larger turquoise. What a fabulous statement this stack makes. Hope you find our other napkins. They are beautiful.

  9. So pretty, the bee plates are adorable!

  10. Great table. I had spied those plates in HomeGoods but resisted. They are lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Oh I love those bee plates and I would be happy to have them buzzing around my table! I love them with the turquoise and yellow. I've seen more butterflies here in the last month than in the last 3 or 4 years! Hope your puppy finds some allergy relief!

  12. Perfectly wonderful table! Your color scheme is great, and I love those plates.

  13. Oh those dishes are so sweet with the little blue birds and the nests...I love the bees of course, such an inviting, you are right I have seen so many butterflies this year, I thought I was the only one who noticed...Phyllis

  14. You know I am going to say I love those plates! The bees are the best. The blue and white tablecloth combined with the blue and yellow is simply lovely. Love the blue birds and the eggs under the cloche. The whole setting is summer perfect. I am using an aqua pitcher today for my sunflowers on the breakfast table. I hope to find a yellow one like yours soon. Just love that color.

  15. Wow! What a beautiful table, the dishes are gorgeous. Definitely a great color combo.
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!