The breakfast room table always has flowers on it during the summer (in the winter, not so much for we rely on florist flowers and often we keep a fruit filled bowl on the table). The summer of 2011 with it's "high" triple digits temperatures has done a number on the flowers in the garden and there are not as many blooms out there as in previous years.
Thus we have to rely on florist flowers. We like to use one of our blue and white Spode Italian pitchers for flowers -- it just seems natural on the table we think.
And last week when we were in Nevada, friend Shirley Ann and I had lunch at a sweet shop, Bella Rose which besides selling lunch, sells flowers. They had these magnificent blooms and both Shirley Ann and I brought some home.
Each petal looks as if it had been touched by white paint. And they looked superb in the blue and white Spode pitcher.
They made a great centerpiece for an easy dinner . . .
of a small baguette with sea salted chive butter, a plate of spaghetti and a green salad.
One of our favorite meals, a heaping plate of pasta tossed with homemade pesto and given a good shower of Parmesan cheese.
We love our flowers on the table for I feel that I'm feeding both the body and the soul -- the food is for the body and the flowers are for the soul.
I'm hoping that our cooler weather will encourage the garden flowers to bloom and that we will be inundated with blossoms in September and early October!
Time passes quickly, summer in on the wane, and soon it will definitely be florists flowers for the table!
It's Wednesday and although it is florists flowers, they are still flowers and flowers fill the outdoors (and when picked, the indoors) with color. I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.