Today's tablescape happened by accident. I was cleaning my kitchen deciding it was time for a new tablecloth and placemats on my kitchen table. As I was browsing through my linens, I noticed some great placemats that I picked up a Goodwill a while back. You can find that story here. The pattern is Oneida's Sonoma Sakura and Goodwill also had the dinner plates and soup bowls to match. This pattern has a beautiful fruit theme that reminds me of bright summer days. I've been wanting to use these to set a pretty table and thought this is the right time since I'm changing around things anyway. I stepped outside to pick a few flowers and of course got sidetracked when I saw the flower garden needed weeding. A while later, a little worse for wear, but flowers in hand, I arranged the few I could find in my "Old Blue" Ball Mason jar. My flower garden is in an "in between" stage right now, with only a few stragglers of the Spring Garden left and not quite ready for the Summer blooms.
Almost everything on my table (except for my flatware) came from flea markets or thrift shops. I love treasure hunts, don't you? It's a simple setting, but perfect for everyday in my kitchen. I took lots of photos and hope I won't bore you with so many, but here we go.
|Sonoma Sakura fruit pattern for my placemat, dinner plate and salad/cereal bowl. A lucky find from Goodwill.|
|The little matte green "apple" bowl is vintage California Pottery which was part of a lazy susan serving tray. These make perfect little dishes to serve fresh cut fruit.|
|My old canning jar serves as a cute little vase for fresh cut flowers. My vintage rooster cast iron napkin holder holds a bunch of flea market find napkins. The pear S & P shakers came from Ross - $2.99.|
|The vase holds a few leftover roses, some blooms from a plant that we call Everlast (not sure what the proper name is), a lone geranium bloom and a couple of purple spirea blooms.|
|I love how the sunlight is filtering through my window this morning. Even though I have my bamboo shade pulled down.|
|The bay window holds some of my hen & rooster themed things.|
|It holds my collection of glass and stone eggs. Look how that thing is put together - it's one of my favorite all time finds.|
|Even my mantle continues with my chicken theme. Everything here is vintage. The shelf clock (which was also sometimes called a kitchen clock) belonged to my grandfather. He was born in 1877, so this clock is probably late 1800's.|
Linking up to: Thursday's Favorite Things, Wow us Wednesday, Vintage Thingies Thursdays, Thrifty Things Friday, cuisine kathleen and Tablescape Thursdays