Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer Garden Tablescape

I welcome the sunny days of summer with a Summer Garden Tablescape.  
I am joining the wonderful table stylists with another fun tablescape hop organized by the fabulous Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate & Decorate.  They all have been posting their tables all week.  I am on the last day of this hop - so if you haven't been following along all week, please check out all of the links at the end of this post.

I was inspired by these cute dishes I found at the Ragon House Warehouse sale.
This is a wholesale gift company located near my home that opens their warehouse twice a year for a fabulous sale, usually at the end of spring and then again in December with seasonal items.  There are some great deals at this sales and it is becoming more and more popular, the line to get in was pretty long this spring.  I had to go to a wedding that afternoon - I was going to feel really bad if I had to tell the bride I was late because there was a wait to get into my favorite sale!!  But they are super organized and the line went pretty fast at the check out - so I made it to the church on time.
Since I live in Ohio, our planting season usually doesn't start until the middle of May.
On Mother's Day weekend the nurseries are just packed with people eager to get their gardens started.
I have some Impatience and a few vegetable plants that I purchased early at my local nursery to accompany some of the faux greenery for my centerpiece.  I am hoping if I stick them in the ground this week that the weather will cooperate and they will thrive.
I have to admit, I have a thing for sprinkling cans!
There, I said it, out loud!!
I bought this orange beauty at Ikea several years ago, she is my favorite.
Then of course, when I saw these little napkin rings about two years ago at one of my favorite stores in Amish Country, I didn't even think twice about purchasing them.  The carrot napkins were a Pier1 after Easter clearance item - for dirt cheap - since we are talking about gardening!
The placemats too, I found those a while ago at Pier1 marked way down in their clearance section.


For some more summer fun and inspiration - here are the links to all the wonderful and talented ladies joining the hop this week:
These tables should get your summer started with style!

I hope you get a chance to plant some flowers or vegetables this summer.  It is such a joy to watch things grow and thrive after you have put in the efforts.

Tablecloth - HomGoods last year
Placemats and Carrot Napins - Pier1 Imports - clearance
Sprinkling Can Napkin Rings - The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Flatware and Orange Sprinkling Can - Ikea several years ago
Chargers and Garden Plates - recently at Ragon House Warehouse Sale
Rattan cups - World Market last year

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. Wow Ann, I am loving your sweet garden party. The table looks so pretty with orange. From the sprinkling orange watering can to the cutest napkin rings. What adorable garden plates as well. So cheerful and happy. Very sweet saying, Water your dreams and watch them grow. Happy to party with you.

  2. Ann, I am loving your tablescape of watering cans...and orange no less. I am into watering cans too. In fact I have the same napkin rings and have used them in several tablescapes. Your garden dishes are so cute, and I am so glad we got to see your little garden on a table. It is always fun to blog hop with you.

  3. Be Still My Potting Shed and Watering Can Loving Heart! This is beyond adorable Ann! Love all the gardening touches, sweet plates, orange watering can and wonderful Potting Shed sign! I've been working in my Garden Sweet Garden all week enjoying the 70 degree breezy days. We were in the 90s yesterday and for the foreseeable future, all too soon for me! I hope you had a wonderful cruise and were able to join the hop. ♥

  4. Oh Ann, this is adorable! First of all I love the color palette you've chosen for your gardening table, orange, brown and green, and the plates are too cute!! What fun to have a warehouse sale nearby to sate your tablescaping love! The carrot napkins are perfect and the centerpiece of plants surrounding your can are wonderful! Of course the icing on the cake is your Potting Shed sign on the mantel, I think this is my favorite table of the hop!!

  5. Oh my goodness Ann, your tablescape was soooo worth the wait to see! I adore all of it --- the plates, colors, centerpiece, etc! Magazine worthy. A grand finale for the welcome summer hop.

  6. Ann, this is as cute as it can be! I always love your tablescapes, and this Garden Sweet Garden is just adorable! So are your watering cans and napkins - all of it! You even have your home decorated to complement the table - it's those little details that set yours apart. Happy to be back on the hop with you gals. I've really enjoyed getting back to what feels like a sense of normalcy.

  7. I am so sorry we thought you were awol! I am so glad to welcome you back and get to see this adorable table that you styled! Being an original Buckeye, I know, summer comes late! Your garden inspired table is adorable! The addition of the potting shed sign is just the icing on the cake! I LOVE your plates! Thanks for joining us again!

  8. So cute and creative, Ann! Amazing you were able to do a post before your trip! I can't wait to hear all about your trip.
    Everything on your tablescape is adorable. Those plates, watering can napkin rings, napkins, Straw glass holders, and watering can nested among the cute pots. Very clever!

  9. Adorable, Ann! I love your watering can napkin rings - I wouldn't have passed those up either.. so cute! Your entire table looks just like an early summer garden. Beautiful job! So much fun hopping with you!

  10. This is fantastic Ann! Love the colour combo and all your cute details pertaining to gardening! Perfectly themed for this time of year!

  11. Ann, I am loving this table! The orange watering can pulls me right in to all of your pretty details. The dishes were worth standing in line for, so cute. The napkin rings and napkins add more fun to this gardening table. Of course, I adore the potting shed sign. I can’t wait to read about your trip. We have done several Mediterranean cruises and even one on the Baltic Sea.

  12. Ann, I LOVE your table! It is just too cute! I never even thought of a gardening theme, my mind automatically went to the beach for summer, but your table is perfect! I love the watering can napkin rings! Have a great holiday weekend! Hugs!

  13. I love this garden-themed table, Ann! The colors you chose are perfect and the centerpiece is so cute and creative! I love your plates, napkin rings, and those adorable carrot napkins! It is so much fun to be on hopping with you!

  14. I am no artist but I do love to look out of my window and see my work in all its glory. I consider myself very lucky as I live in a small village near the town that overlooks nothing but fields and a few houses dotted around. EntrΓΌmpelung Berlin

  15. Or on the other hand perhaps you need to upgrade the vibe of your current nursery? You can do any of these two by adding some yard workmanship to your home. yard busters landscaping Calgary

  16. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  17. Although I'm not an artist, I can tell that the colors you selected are ideal and that the centerpiece is adorable and well-thought-out! I feel very fortunate to see your garden-themed table! Your plates, napkin rings, and little carrot napkins are all so gorgeous! Please don't hesitate to ask me further questions or if there is anything else I can do to assist you. I'm available to help you! EntrΓΌmpelung Spandau