Wednesday, May 9, 2012

~ It Began With A Garden ~

There is so much inspiration across blog land, I'm always amazed at the beauty you create each week.  Last week while visiting over at Alycia's blog Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One I was inspired to rush outside before the rains came to cut some Peonies for a tablescape.
There's no way I can match the opulent beauty of her table, I can however, try to put a spin on my own table. Alycia thank you for inspiring me each week.
With our weather acting like a yo-yo this year the Peony blooms are showcasing their beauty early.
My evening walks are filled with their abundant fragrance. As I cut the blooms for the tablescape clouds were rolling in I had to act quickly.
I chose the pitcher a gift from my Betty many years ago for the centerpiece. After cutting the pink and white peonies I decided it needed a bit of height. I wanted to stick with cut flowers, traveling the yard my eyes settled on the Pink Weigela bush, a perfect choice . They don't last long, but sure added the needed punch I was going for.

All stacked up.
From above.

Adding bling to a table makes it pop. What gal doesn't love jewelry? I picked these up at Pier 1 last week while I was in the city replacing microwave No. 1 with microwave No. 2.
White monogrammed hem stitched napkins have been a great work horse for me.

Blue coffee mugs were purchased from Garden Ridge about 10 years ago. Looking through the glass you can see the reflection of diamonds that span the napkin ring, if only they were real. lol

The scent was heavenly.

After breaking down the table I brought the flowers inside to enjoy for a few more days. I recently read if you put a penny and an aspirin in the water you'll be able to enjoy your flowers for a week. I tried this and it worked, just shy of 7 days my flowers were still as fresh as the day I cut them. I hope you'll try it to see if it works for you.

Thank you for stopping in to say hello. Your sweet comments always touch our hearts. It is because of you I do what I do. Until next time.....
I've received several emails telling me you aren't able to leave a comment. I'm not sure what the problem is or who to contact, I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to stop by for a visit and to try. 
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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
This is just an outstandingly gorgeous table!
I love the blues with the pinks and white!
You have it all here girl, a table fit for a very special someone!

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful table you have set!!! The blue is so striking and the pink compliments it so nicely. It is just lovely and I hope you took the time to enjoy a meal there in your lovely setting. Next time, invite me :)

Dolores said...

The flowers are beautiful and I love the fresh and gorgeous blue dishes...the table is very inviting!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a gorgeous table. The flowers are lovely and your blue dishes are beautiful!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Your table is simply beautiful; and those PEONIES...!!! I don't think anything beats peonies for beauty and scent!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

This is a gorgeous tablescape. Love the blues you have used. Perfect!

Tricia said...

This table is absolutely my style -- love the deep blue with the amazing peonies! I especially love the photo of all the dishes layered so beautifully, but all your photography is superb!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, what a beautiful setting. Your flowers are just gorgeous and lush. Love your beautiful pitcher you've placed them in. The blue and white dishes - gorgeous! Blue and white is just classic, isn't it?
Happy Mother's Day to you sweet friend.
Shelia ;)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Lynn, your table is gorgeous with the stunning blue. The flowers are beautiful and fresh.
I tried a couple times to leave a comment. The third time worked. Happy Mother's Day.

Lynn said...

I was writing my comment and it suddenly disappeared. I hope it shows up on your post.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Peonies are so gorgeous! The pink and white look so pretty with the deep blues! Your photography and styling is beautiful as well!


Loui♥ said...

loved this post.!!
love BLUE..any shape form or whatever shade..
also adore Peonys..
like you.. I dashed about with my Nikon..
capturing their beauty forever in photos!!
I've posted some on today's Pink Saturday edition..
warmest hugs..
Happy Mother's Day

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...
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Dolores said...

The beautiful shades of blue with white and pink.... you can't get any prettier than that!!!
A gorgeous table, Lynne!!
Happy Mother's Day, Lynne!

LV said...

You did an excellent job with your table. I really like it and all the things you have.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty !!! I gave up trying to grown peonies - just have not had any luck. Love the cobalt blue - my favorite shade of blue.
Have a great weekend and Mother's Day.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Fabulous pink you have this week!

My PINK, have a great weekend!

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

Hi Lynne..oh my goodness how beautiful!! I want to jump right in...those peonies are amazing and I will definitely try your tip for keeping them fresh.
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day! xo Tami

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is beautiful! I think the blue glass really make the table sparkle.

bohemiannie! art said...

How absolutely beautiful! I want to come visit!!!