Placesettings: Star-gazing at lunch

Are these gorgeous or what?

Are these gorgeous or what?

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.

Don't those look like Stargazers?

Don’t those look like Stargazers?

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.

The pattern is "Garden Flower." The glaze is the center of the plate is thinly applied, so you can see the color of the clay peeking through.

The pattern is simply “Garden Flower.” Stangl never went in for silly, non-descriptive names for their pottery patterns.

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?

The glaze in the center of the plate is so thin you can see the color of the clay peeking through.

The glaze in the center of the plate is so thin you can see the color of the clay peeking through.

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.

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Don’t the big pink and white lilies at the bottom of the bunch resemble Stargazers?

Beaded flower bouquets might be one of my most favorite things to find!

Put them all together and . . .

Charming? Or over the top?

Charming? Or over the top?

What do you think? Would this be a nice table setting?

Sure wish I’d found some matching plates!


4 Comments on “Placesettings: Star-gazing at lunch”

  1. 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.

  2. Love Stargazers and their scent!

  3. janeray says:

    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.