Friday, August 1, 2014

Garden Aplenty Table for One

I've been doggy sitting for my cousin for a few days while he went to visit family in the Napa Valley area (yes, famous for wine grapes but a whole lot more.) When he arrived to pick up his "treasures," he left me a huge bag of fresh vegetables from his stepson's organic commercial garden. What a treat! So Pat set about to create a table featuring the vegetables (that she usually grows herself but can't this year because of water rationing in her town.) Sorry, Pat.....
Over view of the table

The place setting - dishware is "Naturewood" by Pfaltzgraf

Flatware is ceramic handled "Iron Brown" by Noritake

Pat used inexpensive Dollar Store glassware because it is simple and sleek

This makes a Vegetarian's mouth drool.....

The odd color of this charger is "Nutmeg" - Pat's husband spray painted an inexpensive lacquer charger bought on sale at Michael's with Krylon for Plastic Spray Paint.

Pat used a ceramic carrot from Easter and attached it to a clear acrylic napkin ring to carry out the garden theme

One last look
Where it came from:
Charger - Inexpensive lacquer charger from Michael's spray painted with "Nutmeg" Krylon for Plastic Spray Paint
Dishware - one of my old everyday sets of "Naturewood" by Pfaltzgraff widely available
Flatware - "Iron Brown" by Noritake (they have ceramic handles that break easily but I love them. I have had this pattern for almost 40 years - with thanks to and eBay for additional pieces.)
Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Napkin Ring - Ceramic Carrot from Tuesday Morning attached to a clear acrylic napkin ring from Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Glassware - inexpensive Dollar Store brand
Sand Colored Candles - from Tuesday Morning
Candle Holders - from Pat's collection

We will be joining Christine's "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:

We will also be joining Susan for "Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch this Thursday:


  1. This table is so appealing! I have loved that china pattern for years and you have just set it off to perfection with your centerpiece and linens.

  2. I've been thinking of spray painting some of my chargers and I love this color. Beautiful table!

  3. Charming table. I love that flatware!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  4. So lovely and fresh...the produce is perfect of this table. Naturewood is one of my favorite patterns...looks great!