Tablescape Thursday: Summer Orchard


Welcome Tablescape Thursday at Huckleberry Prairie! Tablescape Thursday is graciously hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch…make sure to check out all of the other glorious tablescapes from the other participants. :)

Getting into the spirit of summer… I am going with a dinner in a Summer Orchard setting…well, as good as I could capture “orchard” in my dining room. ;) Wouldn’t it be so romantic to have a dinner for two in an orchard grove? (minus the bugs flying around and the mosquitoes biting you)

Dinner in a Summer Orchard


I started with a sage and cream gingham table cloth… this sucker wouldn’t iron out for the life of it. ;)

And added some purple and peach to the color scheme with these fruit inspired dishes…

I started a “hope chest” when I began working at 16… these dishes were my very first addition to the chest. I thought they were the cutest thing and had to have them… envisioning my purple (periwinkle, to be more specific) kitchen with a fruit theme. Ha! Boy, does time change our taste in decorating. Nevertheless, the dishes are sentimental and I haven’t had the heart to get rid of them. They are always fun to pull out every now and then… especially during summer. The pattern is festive and refreshing. ;)

I just used plain white napkins tied together with twine for a rustic orchard touch.
For the centerpiece, I used a glass pitcher/washbowl set to serve as a vase for purple flowers. I added some dried cream colored floral and wood potpourri to the bowl to also give it a rustic outdoorsy feeling.

And, of course, some feathered friends are always appreciated when you are having dinner in a summer orchard…
A bird’s eye view…


Hope y’all enjoyed your stay in the prairie orchard. :)

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