A few weeks ago I shared some inspiration of one of my favorite Late Summer decor combos; Indigo Ticking Stripes with anything "Sunflowers". Ticking brings to mind lazy breezy summer afternoons on the porch swing, and Sunflowers are those wonderful happy faces that let us know that Fall isn't too far away.
I have a cupboard full of mismatched ironstone and transferware, and that includes a stack of old platters that I use for cookouts. A good steak or Bar-B-Que requires something substantial so I put a few things together for an impromptu Summer gathering.
Before I brought out the tableware,
I took a few pics of my Ticking Table runner
and my French Basket with Hydrangeas and Sunflowers.
My vintage chalkware Mama Hen thought she'd join in and strut her stuff.
I left the selvages "as is" and just washed and ironed the fabric
then layered it over a off white piece of burlap.
I kept it simple with some old Libby stemware
in a pretty aqua green and napkins in a Country French floral.
A couple of family ironstone pitchers hold the cutlery.
I don't think I've shared this old breadboard before.
I've had it for years and it makes a great base
for a quick spread of cheeses, sausages, olives and condiments .
Also, here are a few old pieces for serving.
One of the things I love on this breadboard is that it has
old cabinet hardware attached, to make it a great tray.
Sunflowers and Hydrangeas are my "go-to" flower combination for this time of year.
Then when you want to add a little "Fall" to the mix,
just place in a few Fall leaves, and you're on your way!
I'm working on a few things that will easily transition to Fall...
joining in here:
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style at The Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Shabbillicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage