The rhododendrons here are just gorgeous and full of blooms this year and I wanted to use them inside. I brought back the box and placed them in mason jars.
This fabric is by Portfolio Textiles and is similar to one I fell in love with last year which started my love affair with blue. I made the runner with and added a feedsack ruffle, and I have layered it over a ruffled feedsack runner turned upside down.
I'm using Mikasa's Italian Countryside dinnerware and flatware with vintage Colony/Indiana Glass "Whitehall" iced tea glasses in pink. I think the table still has a vintage feel even though the dinnerware and flatware are new.
This is such a simple table for a family dinner, but I really think all the elements together make it elegant at the same time.
I love my feedsack ruffles. The fabric is so soft.
Did you notice my new color on the walls???? I LOVE this blue:-) It is "Secluded Guestroom" and is by Colorplace at Walmart. One coat of this covered the red. I have used this brand of paint a lot, and I really like how it covers and wears.
I searched and searched for the perfect shade of blue that had that 1950s aqua feel which I so love in the vintage pyrex and melmac dinnerware. I love it with the gray trim on the doors also. I'm thinking the upper kitchen cabinets will get a lighter shade of the same gray.
I thought about covering or at least slipcovering the Duncan Phyfe chairs, but I really want that summer getaway feel where everything is not too matched. They need to stay dark in any case because we have three children! The corner cabinet is still filled with vintage treasures from my grandfather's store. I think my grandmother would be smiling if she could see all the things I have of hers:-)
Summer is in full swing here in the mountains and we have really been enjoying beautiful weather getting a few things done outside also. Hopefully, the chicken coup will be finished today and the chicks can enjoy their new home. It's really looking like a farm around here! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet comments. I really do enjoy them. I'll be linking up to Tablescape Thursday, so be sure to go by there for a visit.