Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer's Buzzin' By. . .

Although I'm n o t quite ready for Autumnal decor,
I have been researching and re~arranging my decor storage bins
for a "general" idea of 2015's Autumnal design On Crooked Creektt.

As we turn the calendar page to August,
I am still thoroughly enjoying all the lush g r e e n lawn and gardens.

I truly feel that Summer's Buzzin' By. . . 

So~o~o. . .
while enjoying a gentle Summer "shower" On Crooked Creektt,
I set yet another Bee Tablescape. 

By re~arranging the Dining Room chairs,
both "Mr. Ed" and I can enjoy the amazing views through the patio doors.

I just n e v e r  tire of this view of On Crooked Creektt's Herb Garden.

Once the chairs were placed, 
I began with creating the centerpiece to capture the amazing Herb Garden view.

Earlier in the Summer,
I found the larger of the two vintage ironstone vases on a shopping trip 
with my Sister in a quaint Antique Shop in Fort Scott, Kansas.

It is the "perfect" addition to my ever growing collection!

Each time I gaze upon this vase, it will bring to my mind 
the precious memories of a day spent with my Sister.

The black quilted oval table runner grounds the centerpieces many white pieces
while enhancing the detailing of the bee skep 
and the lidded sugar bowl with matching creamer.

I continued with the matching black quilted round place mats.

My everyday white fine porcelain dinner plates 
are topped with my whimsical Nell Hill's bee salad/dessert plates.

White pristinely pressed vintage damask napkins
are drawn into hand painted wooden napkin rings 
that enhance the red and green within the place mat.

Place cards, handmade in Studio One,
are placed within silver place card holders for a added touch of polish.

My everyday clear bubble glass stemware 
is joined by my bee glasses for an additional touch of whimsy!

Vintage lidded tureens, stacked bowls and saucers 
await our favorite dessert of Summer. . .Strawberry Shortcake!

It matters n o t where you're seated in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room,
one thing remains true. . .Summer's Buzzin' by!

Until next time. . .

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Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.


Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what a pretty table! Love your bee theme and those bee salad plates are just precious! Yes, I totally agree with you - summer is breezing by! I'm not ready for fall yet! ;) Hope you're having a nice weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

podso said...

Lovely as always. And a pretty view out your window. I'd never tire of it either. The rain looks lovely too … I haven't enjoyed one rainy day this summer. We've had a few showers during the night but no rainy day when I've been in town. I'm up for one!

Rita C. said...

What a cute table setting and play on words, Pat. I'm still enjoying summer, but with wandering thoughts on fall too.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How adorable are your BEE'S! Love the black and white, and especially your vases, they look like McCoy? Yes the summer has buzzed by, good grief.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Can't go fast enough for me. I've already got the pumpkins out and pretending it's cold outside. I'm done with Summer!


Oh my, I love this gorgeous table sweet Pat! The dishes and china are simply lovely. Yes, I love Fall d├ęcor although it's supposed to be summer vacai here too, but the weather is chilli as we are in the southern hemisphere, but anyway, at the beach is warm and great.
Enjoy summer as beautiful Autumn will be here in no time.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Pat,
Beautiful yard, Beautiful centerpiece and beautiful table.
Well done and so inviting.
Blessings, Nellie

Michelle Mortensen said...

What a very pretty tablescape! I really enjoy what you shared.
Michelle from

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

LOVE the Bee table!! Those plates are too darn cute!
And I am totally resisting any autumn styling or decor! I am holding onto summer as long as I can :)
Thanks for sharing at the party!

Laura Lane said...

Such lovely decor, and you're such a pretty lady, too. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage