under this beautiful tree
with Pfaltzgraff Charlotte dishes
for my Princess Charlotte.
(now, you may remember there is a Prince William who also lives here, but he really doesn’t care what dishes he uses … it’s all about the food, in mass quantities, all day, and besides, I haven’t found any William dishes … yet …)
My other girl, Nellie, always helps me. This time she decided to guard my table as I hurried in and out of the house, because she spied two robins building a nest in the branches right above the table! Their swooping and warning calls don’t bother her at all. I purposely have not put the umbrella on the large table yet, as they moved into it for the last two summers, leaving us without a place to dine outdoors until after Independence Day!
Before the blossoms are fully open they appear to be darker pink, almost burgundy, similar to the flowers painted so daintily on these dishes.
Isn’t the delicate turquoise color perfect with the pink and green?
I considered using pink placemats and linens, but the throw was just enough pink! It’s easy to overdo pink, even when it’s a favorite color.
The robins reminded me to add some nature elements to the floral dish setting:
and daffodils from my front yard.
The daffodils actually inspired the yellow accents on the table ~~ the placemats and linens, and more flowers in a french wire urn.
I tried pink and blue with the dishes,
but the yellow turned out to be perfect.
These beautiful daffodils came from a mixed bulbs bag I found at White Flower Farm. They are huge and perfect and absolutely gorgeous, but I don’t know the names of the varieties ~~ can you help?
Everyone knows about Christmas in Connecticut, but I really wish you could all be here to enjoy Springtime in Connecticut, under my pretty tree!
This is Nellie’s view.
I spied a little brown nose sniffing along the edge of the table, but apparently nothing tasty was detected, so she went to sleep on the job.
I must admit, dozing under this tree with the sunlight softly peeking through the blossoms, is a very enjoyable activity …
… especially after a delicious meal served on pretty dishes.
This glorious color scheme from nature ~~
~~ will be going into my bedroom ~~
(Mr. Fun doesn’t know yet)
I am joining these wonderful hostesses ~~ many more parties than I usually join, but my tree is just so pretty, I want to share it with you.
I wish I could send you all a bouquet of daffodils!
Kim ~~ Wow Us Wednesday
Kathleen ~~ Let’s Dish
Kathy ~~ Home and Garden Thursday
Yvonne ~~ Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits
Susan ~~ Tablescape Thursday
Sandi ~~ Home
Claudia ~~ A Favorite Thing
(she would love these dishes with the turquoise!)
p.s. we think our pink tree is a kwanzan flowering cherry ~~ it was here when we moved in and I plan to dig it up and take it with me if we ever move. 🙂