Part of the Garden Tour was setting up the two patio tables as if we were entertaining. Of course, there was no food . . . for it was only for show. But we felt that we needed to create a Garden Party atmosphere for our patio.
Each table was set for 4 -- and although not totally identical they were similar.
Each table had a Guy Wolff pot planted with a topiary -- this one was ivy. And matching Williams Sonoma tablecloths. The pail and watering can salt and peppers -- two for each table. Another idea copied from Bunny Williams. (These came from Smith and Hawken) I use them both inside and out.
As indoor plates are blue and white so our our outdoor ones. These are Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant. A cabbage plate atop the blue and white one and a green napkin tucked into a carrot -- as a sort of whimsy!
Because there was a bunny on each table -- this table had my thyme bunny topiary!
I had fun decorating the tables for the tour and the carrot napkin holders generated a lot of attention.
I said there was only imaginary food -- but that's not totally true.
Husband Jim smoked 10 pounds of brisket Saturday so that the garden smelled heavenly. He did two racks of ribs on Sunday. Alas, neither of these meats made it's way to the prettily set tables!
Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what everyone else has done with their tables this week!