Sunday, August 21, 2016

Summer Buffet Scape with Ticking Tablerunner and Sunflowers

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...
Happy Weekend!


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Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
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The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Shabbillicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. Deb, this is perfect late summer transition - very well done, it looks perfect.

    Hugs. ♥

  2. You always put together the prettiest vignettes and tabletop decor, Debra!

  3. I've never put ticking and sunflowers together before but it is beautiful. I may have to give it try.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Looks beautiful. I put some sunflowers in the basket that hangs on my front door, but haven't done anything else yet. I'm ready for fall though! Done with heat and humidity!

  5. Looks so pretty Debra. And yes, just a few fall leaves and it's a perfect combination for the next few months. Love sunflowers - they always make me smile.

    Hope you're feeling better.


  6. Debra, everything is always pretty when you put it together. Those chair slips still make my heart beat faster! Enjoy your fall preparations. Still a little too early here even though I may start anyway. :)

  7. Everything is beautiful, are making me think how long it's been since I've done a tablescape! Your centerpiece is gorgeous. I love the dishes and the breadboards. How fun to pull all the pretty fall pieces out! This is lovely!


  8. Beautiful, and absolutely perfect for these lingering days of summer.

  9. Beautiful arrangement with the sun flowers and hydrangeas. I am not ready for fall at all cause next comes the cold!!!

  10. Absolutely spot-on! I love the way you have layered the colors and textures. That tray is a keeper, for sure. And those napkins... just the right soft colors of fall that make your heart sing! All supported by the grand fabric of all, ticking! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Beautiful tablescape...and the flower arrangement is gorgeous!

  12. So pretty Debra and I have to agree a great transition.

  13. Ticking, sunflowers, ironstone, and mismatched flatware . . . all gorgeous, Debra.

  14. That is such a pretty table setting. I love the green stemware. Your basket of sunflowers makes a great statement on the table!

  15. There is something so pretty in the laying out of dishware items for a meal ...whether they are to be used for that purpose or just for decoration. I really like how you have set your table display with the sunflowers as a backdrop. The napkins are lovely and such classic ironstone pieces add the perfect touch.

  16. Your french basket with flowers is gorgeous ♥

  17. I love it all Debra. It's all so very pretty. You do the prettiest things to me. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Hi Debra, I have to say I don't usually get too excited about tablescapes but this one sure caught my eye. I love the ticking and the white hen! And those ruffled slipcovers. Sweet. Can you believe it's almost September? Hugs,

  19. Debra, I love ticking and adore the raw edge look on your runner. I have tan ticking on my table right now. I love how you've pulled out the plates buffet style. The bread board is a wonderful piece and I love the apple design on the salad plates! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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