It is said that when a door closes, a window will open. I certainly hope that is true, as I have made a very difficult decision to make a change in my work life. Leaving my present job is coming sooner than I had planned, and I don’t have another one in the wings. So, as I begin the search for a new position, I need some cheery things around to help me look to the future. So, how about a yellow tablescape?
I began with white placemats, but the white dishes got lost without chargers. This was going to be a casual, everyday tablescape, so I switched them out with the fern green ones. Everyday flatware and the little S&Ps went on next.
I love these yellow print salad plates, and I haven’t used them this year much. Time to get them out for breakfast and sandwiches, and salads with dinner.
That meant I could use the yellow napkins too, with the crystal plastic napkin rings. I know I use those a lot but they just go with everything. They were a fabulous thrift store find a few months ago. I can’t wait to show you the fall ones I got at the same time, LOL, but that is another post later. Crystal water glasses went on too.
Now, what to do for the center? I had a cute little yellow basket with some faux greenery in it already, but that wasn’t enough yellow for my vision. The local dollar store had the perfect yellow faux flowers to add.
And look what else! This adorable little goldfinch was there too. I should have bought several, and likely will go back later and pick up more. They would really be adorable as napkin ring embellishments. I just clipped him onto a leaf.
From the kitchen, I pulled a pair of salt and pepper shaker chickens just for the color.
I popped back to the kitchen and grabbed the other set of chickens you all have seen many times in recipe posts. The white goes well, picking up the white plates, so I placed them on the opposite side from the other set.
A tiny green flower pot added to the accents around the centerpiece. Pale yellow candles flank the flowers in vintage clear lead glass holders.
I decided to have Italian food, so I put my thrift store oil dishes on the placemats. I put black pepper and garlic in the dishes, then a bit of olive oil to dip sourdough bread. Yum!
A chance stop at an estate sale, this little yellow bird was 50 cents. He is perfect for this centerpiece.
So, all done, a sunny yellow theme with lots of birdies. The sun is shining outside again and it is going to be hot again on this day. But, typical of mountain summers, a little rainshower is expected in the afternoon and evening.
Outside, more birdies are enjoying the seeds, and seem to be playing nice together. A woodpecker has figured out how to hang off the side and reach in with his beak to get seeds from the perches. He shares nicely with a purple finch and a goldfinch here.
A moment later, the woodpecker flew off and a titmouse landed along with a nuthatch. Around the back a Carolina Wren peeks out. The purple finch and goldfinch were too interested in the seed to care who else came by.
Are you having a sunny day? Is it still hot where you are? Or deep winter for my southern hemisphere readers?
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