After too many cold, rainy days, we were blessed with a warm, sunny afternoon, the air laced with birdsong. The screened porch looked so inviting, with a soft breeze stirring the curtains. Memorial Day is coming up--and more rain is in the forecast--why not celebrate now?
Many times I've expressed my love for white dishes, but I'm quite fond of red accents. They add heat during the winter, romance on Valentine's Day, and festivity to patriotic holidays. Red, white, and blue are classic, at home in the farmhouse or a city balcony.
I went outside to cut blossoms and branches from the yard--I was so happy to see pink hydrangeas. The magnolia was loaded with buds, too. I put them in a darling galvanized metal vase that my friend Mary at Home Is Where the Boat Is gave me. I have enjoyed that vase so much this spring.
I stopped by the trellis garden and cut a few true blue delphiniums. I didn't have enough to fill a vase, so I added a few silk hydrangeas to Mason jars.
The white lanterns normally stay on the front porch, but I always forget about them. They're too lovely for that, so I brought them up to the screened porch.
I mixed floral and white plates.
The beloved lobster claw salt and pepper shakers made an appearance. They always make me smile.
The cutlery box came from Kmart (several years ago).
White dinner plates -- Big Lots
Floral salad plates -- HomeGoods
Tablecloth -- Nicole Miller Home
Paisley napkins -- Nicole Miller Home
Napkin Rings -- Kim Seybert
Red checked napkins -- available everywhere, including Amazon
Red ramekins and flatware caddy -- KMart
Lanterns -- Home Depot