Placesettings: Star-gazing at lunchPosted: July 28, 2014 Filed under: Home and Garden, Placesettings, Vintage tablecloths | Tags: Home and Garden, Stangl Garden Flower, Stargazer lilies, vintage glass-beaded flowers, vintage tablecloth 4 Comments
I just planted a clump of Stargazer lilies near our front door. A year ago that space was our old driveway, so I had a blank slate for planting, so to speak. A blank plot, I guess.
I love Stargazers because they’re big. And showy. And so fragrant! Just right for near the door.
When I was done watering them in I remembered that I had this big and showy tablecloth to match.
It has a creamy yellow center with a white border and bold lily motifs in the corners. No markings on this tablecloth, so I don’t know who made it.
Later on this afternoon I found this wonderful Stangl platter at the thrift shop.
That lily’s obviously not a Stargazer, though. But still. It’s a lily. That counts for something, doesn’t it? And the other flowers are a blue balloon flower, I think, and . . . something pale red. A poppy?
Alas, there was only this one platter to be found. No plates. Believe me, I shifted every single dish on the shelves to make sure I wasn’t overlooking them.
Back home, I remembered—I’ve got some glass beaded flowers that might be lilies.
Beaded flower bouquets might be one of my most favorite things to find!
Put them all together and . . .
What do you think? Would this be a nice table setting?
Sure wish I’d found some matching plates!
Instead of the glass beaded flowers, I’d put just one of the gorgeous star-gazers. They are stunning! I’ve never seen them before.
Yes, I agree, that would be awesome, but . . . I can’t bear to cut a single one!
Love Stargazers and their scent!
I like it! And I love stargazers. If I had a cabin I’d name it Stargazer Cottage and plant dozens and dozens. Bit overwhelmingly scented for indoors, though.