We eat outside as much as possible. Sometimes, it is the whole family and we need every available table. Sometimes, there are just a few of us. Most of the time, it is just for two. This was set was for Mother's Day.
The sunflowers set the mood.
There seemed to be no choice but to use yellow and green.
A wrap of twine for the flatware seems to add to the outside, simple, natural feel.
A special treat for my mom
Surrounded by iris and roses...
with butterflies for company, anything eaten outside always tastes better.
chargers/placemats - Pier One, current and on sale
green plates and bowls - Pottery Barn, many years ago
yellow plates - Crate and Barrel, Vista, in stores now
napkins - Pottery Barn
flatware - "Beads" by Wallace, currently available at Horchow
"I love you, Mom" spoon from etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/monkeysalwayslook
candle holders - Illumination Candles - Because of the economy, they went out of business last year. I miss them so much!
glassware - Target, many years ago. Why didn't I buy 16 instead of 8?