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  1. Nancy Elizabeth says:

    This table setting is elegant! I like the use of white plates and then the stunning colors of the fresh flowers. Is there a source to find faux SEEDED Eucalyptus?

    1. Thank you, Nancy! I’m not aware of a source for faux seeded eucalyptus since I generally buy it fresh at Trader Joe’s and it’s very inexpensive. But I do sometimes dry the stems and keep them for a long time… 🙂

  2. Leila Jane says:

    Hi Lory ~ I like your juxtaposition of crystal stemware, blingy napkin rings, silver tea service pressed into service to hold flowers and the mosaic chargers set on an outside wooden table with Mother Nature as the fresh, green background! How should I dress if I’m invited, LOL??

  3. Summer elegance for sure..Although, I would need to hire help..If only to carry those gorgeous chairs.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with plain white dishes. You can dress the table up or down (said the woman with at least 10 sets of china)…lol…
    I find myself often using just my plain white dishes though. Your flowers are spectacular. xo Diana

    1. Thanks!! And haha, I too have lots of floral china, but sometimes you just have to go plain and simple and let the live flowers do the talking… 😉

  5. Beautiful beyond reproach!!!! The flowers are just perfect! I love the brilliant colors with the silver pieces and against the white dishes. Perfection!

  6. Lory, you don’t do “ordinary.” This table is gorgeous. Those flowers are . . . exquisite. I love that you selected various shades of pink to add more complexity to the design. This table looks elegant, and effortless – the kind of thing that you might pull together at the last minute, and then run into your cutting garden and pick some flowers for the table. (Ha! Well, that’s the illusion, anyway; we know how long it really does take to put something like this together.). You’ve inspired me to try something like this for the summer, but I don’t even want to see the word “Fall” yet. Not ready for it by a long shot.

  7. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    Your table is beautiful! We are so blessed to have such lovely choices. White and pink, white and blue or orchid. Even white and red in July, is a happy 4th choice!

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous, Lory! One of my all time favorites! Your flowers are perfection!!

  9. Michelle B. says:

    I have plain white plates, love the way you dressed these up! Thank you for the ideas!

  10. Oh this is totally gorgeous! It’s probably my very favorite table and post ever, and that’s covering a lot of ground! 🙂 Thank you for the endless beauty and inspiration Lory – I love it here! ?

  11. Lori, thank you so much for this post. I have been following your blog for several years now, and I just love your tablescapes! Years ago, I got rid of my pretty floral china because I wasn’t using it and it didn’t blend well with the color of my furniture. I replaced the floral china with solid white china. After seeing the beautiful tablescapes you have been creating with vintage china, I have been regretting my decision. I have been following estate sales, hoping to find a pretty set of vintage china. I saw a beautiful set of Limoges dishes that would have been perfect, but we had to be out of town during the estate sale. Just this past week I saw another pretty set at an upcoming estate sale. I made arrangements to view the china before the sale began to make sure the colors actually worked with my furniture, and then was disappointed when a family member chose to take the china prior to the sale. For me this post was quite timely, and it showed me that I can still do pretty things with the china that I presently own!

  12. Barbara Ault says:

    Thank you. I have used white ironstone for years because it can be combined with seasonal serving pieces and accessories. The table is beautiful, although I think the two middle arrangements are a little high and could block visibility.

  13. Teddee Grace says:

    So lovely! I like the outdoor setting.

  14. I like that white plates are a nice table setting
    because I use white paper plates all the time,
    and I add the silver, also, when I remove the
    labels from tin cans. I do not worry about having
    a charger because I have them painted on the
    table already. Entertaining an evening with a
    sit-down meal can be hard to decide what silver-
    ware to use so I make it very easy and just serve
    finger food. My neighbor likes to present me with
    her hippie flowers she use to wear in her hair for
    the table centerpieces, disappointed no pink gerbera
    daisies, but the color palette is all over the place
    to make it exciting. As jarring as they may be, it can
    help the hungry from not wanting to sit around a long time,
    another reason finger food works well – able to pluck-n-go!
    I want to make my ordinary special, should I include a napkin for guests? ? ? (Lory, just pulling your chain, forgive me. I LOVE white plates and white bedding and white towels, like you. Very classy! I know what I am doing for Thanksgiving to get away from those turkey plates, at least just once. Enjoy your day. )

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