Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Garden Tablescape with the Hummers

The weather is getting more pleasant outside so I decided to set a table out on the deck.
 The table is small so I did not elaborate too much on the centerpiece, just a pot of ivy and an angel figure. I did not even use a plate charger.
 I love the colorful plates. I have had them for a while now and I just remembered to use them again.I think I used them on a tablescape once, maybe last year.
 I have had this ivy topiary for a while. I bought two of them 2 years ago but this is the only one that survived the winter, even though I brought them both in the garage.

 I like these glasses. They are light green on top with orange stems.

 Do you see the morning glories on the left side that climbed up on the crepe myrtle?
 See the jalapeno peppers at the foot of the angel? I just picked them and just left them there for additional color.

 Flatware given to me by my son and DIL one Christmas.
Goblets are from TJ Maxx from a long time ago. The napkin rings were from Pier One on clearance.
 While setting up the table, the hummingbirds were flying all over the deck. It was so much fun to watch them.
 They kept me company the whole time I was out there.

 I have a new potting bench. Do you see it against the brick wall? After I saw BJ's post about potting benches, I had to get one. What a pleasure not having to bend or be on my knees anymore when I am potting and to have all my garden tools in one place. I don't know why we did not buy one a long time ago since I do a lot of pot planting.
The bushy climber in the background is a honeysuckle. I planted it there to conceal one of the unsightly huge air conditioning units that's right behind it. Glad I don't see it anymore since it was really  an eye sore.
 There it is! The basket is now hanging on the porch and most of the those plants have been planted. The tomato looks pitiful so I planted it in the raised vegetable garden. I am hoping it will get healthier there.
Thanks for stopping by. I want to give a special thanks to the hostesses of the following memes that I am linking with. If you want to get some inspirations, go visit them.

Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday

Susan's Outdoor Wed.
Kathleen's Let's Dish
 Centerpiece Wednesday
Susan's Tablescape Thurs
Kathy's A Return to Loveliness
Richella's Grace at Home
Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday Hop 

Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday

Honey's Potpourri Friday

Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fridayhttp://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/


Sarah said...

Pretty table, Christine. I'm impressed that your topiary is thriving. I rarely can keep them alive.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your pretty dishes Christine, great colors! And speaking of color, the jalapenos look really good too-enjoy:@)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love this tablescape Christine! Those dishes are very pretty. I bet the hummingbirds were attracted to the colors. I think you just cannot beat an Ivy plant for a centerpiece. It is among my most all time favorites, though I have trouble keeping Ivy alive in small pots. Yours with the topiary is gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your table looks so pretty Christine, love those dishes! I love watching hummingbirds!

Bernadine said...

This looks like a perfect spot for dining al fresco. Love all your dishes but I really love the flatware. Great taste! I don't know if I'd get anything done with hummingbirds flying around me. I'd be too tempted to whittle the hours away just watching them! :-) Have a great day.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful table, Christine! I love your ivy topiary centerpiece. This looks like such a relaxing and casual tablescape. One you want to sit and talk over after your meal. Love the colors.

Zaa said...

Dear Christine..

Your table settings are always wonderful..I especially love the vibrancy of your outdoor dishes..It's such a happy display... How delightful to have the hummingbirds share in your mealtime gathering...( so darn cute)

Dolores said...

Oh Christine your table looks so pretty and I love your colorful dishes!!!
Sweet little hummers.....

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Christine,

Your table is so pretty. I love the dishes and your topiary.

I adore hummingbirds :)


Gabby said...

Very pretty. I love the hummingbird pics.

Style Sisters said...

Your backyard is stunning!! Wow when are you going to have a party for all your bloggin friends? ;) Seriously this is spectacular! I am dying over all your gorgeous dishes! It is like a party already just with how you set your table!! Thanks for linking up and sharing this with us.

Creations By Cindy said...

It is all beautiful! Love those dishes. The ivy is beautiful too! Girl, where in the world do you find all your pretty stuff? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those colorful dishes make the table look so festive. What cute napkin rings - perfect for outdoor dining. Oh, I need to get a potting bench too. Yours looks so pretty. I think y'all must grow bigger hummingbirds in MS than we do in AR! Great pictures of the hummers. laurie

GinaBVictorian said...

It all looks so pretty Christine! I think the bright colors of your tablescape may have attracted those hummingbirds, they probably thought they were flowers. Have a great day! Gina

ellen b. said...

Lovely outdoor setting Christine! Love the hummers!!


What a pretty and cheerful table with happy color dishes. I love your place mats, they're fun too! Your topiary is lovely, I used to have one many years ago. I love ivy plants and your look great as a centerpiece. I'm to busy to make a new tablescape, or anything else here. Hugs,

Jessica said...

How pretty and inviting :) thanks for sharing!

kitty said...

What a pretty table and setting outside, Christine. I love your garden fairy watching over all. Aren't hummingbirds the cutest things to watch??

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Very pretty table, Christine. I'm not ready for fall colors yet, and I love that the hummers kept you company.

Tea in Texas said...

Certainly love your garden setting and this the perfect time of year to enjoy the weather outdoors. The vibrate colors in your ceramic plates is gorgeous. I would love sitting and observing your hummers for they are so interesting!

Thanks, Pam

Marlis said...

Love this table. So many happy summery colors. The goblets are perfect here. I like your new potting bench too. Lucky you keeping the topiary alive. I have been given an ivy and I'm not sure it will make it! xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

I think that I could sit at this table for hours and soak in the beautiful weather. I love the goblets. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

My kind of table...lots of happy colors! I have the same stemware, it is my favorite for fall.

Alycia Nichols said...

You JUST remembered to use those plates again?!?!?!! Christine!!! They're so pretty!!! How could you possibly forget?!??!?!! They should be front and center in your stash so that you never forget them again! :-) VERY pretty, and I'm glad you were able to get outside for tablescaping again. The weather is supposed to get considerably cooler here starting tomorrow. Hooray!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful bright table! I love all the colors and the dragonflies made me so happy! Love your potting bench also. I would love to dine outside with you! Hugs, Linda

Yael Ben-Ari said...


Thanks for coming by. Your tables cape is lovely. I love your plates. They are so colorful. Your photos of the hummers are amazing. To catch them frozen in flight like that.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Mary said...

I love your stems with your colorful plates! So fun the hummers are joining you at the table :)

Jo May said...

Hey Christine,I've been missing your beautiful photo's and blog..I saw you at Home and Garden Thursday...I've changed my blog,was having problems with old one...hope you will come see me.

Lady Linda said...

Great job with a small space! Love all the colors and the hummers!
Love, Linda

Tricia said...

What a perfect setting for an early fall outdoor meal, Christine! I love your topiary and those colorful plates. Our hummingbirds have been very active lately, too, and we enjoy watching their antics.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Always such a lovely tablescape and the scenery is beautiful! I love watching hummingbirds too :o)

Thank you dear friend for stopping over! It seems as if I find myself always "catching up" on blog visiting!

Blessings & Aloha!

Tootsie said...

very pretty!!!

thanks for linking in this week I hope you will again soon!
hugs from Alberta Canada!
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Sherry said...

I love the ivy topiary! Your table is very pretty and the humming birds would be fun to watch. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Giancarlo said...

Quante belle fotografie!! quel tavolo è immerso in uno stupendo eden!! felice inizio settimana a te...ciao

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Katherines Corner said...

oops type o above..sorry.

It's a beautiful table, I love the vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

Donna Heber said...

What a delightful tablescape! Such gorgeous flatware and I love your glasses too.

Diann said...

Everything looks so pretty Christine! I adore your dishes. All you accessories are so fun and happy!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Tablescape! Love those Humming Birds!

Richella said...

What a lovely table you've set! And those hummingbirds--can't believe you were able to get such clear photos of them!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Your dishes and accessories are all wonderful! I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

Kathleen said...

So pretty, all those vibrant colors! Those glasses are fabulous! Is the flatware orange?
I have orange flatware that has disappeared, I am praying to St. Anthony to help me find it!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Christine,
You do have the most marvelous collection of dishes - I love the whimsical touches of the dragonflies, the fairies and the greenery - gorgeous! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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