Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ode to the Last Day of Summer

Because September 21st is the official last day of summer in the Northern hemisphere. I thought I would set a luncheon table for 2 celebrating summer's harvest. The beach grass takes the entire summer to reach their glory, blooming late in August and as the plume gets bigger and fluffy-er it is a sign summer is nearing it's end. I love watching it grow all summer, and plume up in August. It is bittersweet to know that it harkens the end of summer.


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It seems it's purpose is satisfying those lingering long breezy summer days with the sound of their plumes and reeds russling in the wind. So I have chosen it for my centerpiece, now when it is in it's prime of fluffiness.
 I will be putting the plumes in this fabric basket that I made.

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This basket is made by coiling fabric around sisal rope and glue together as you create the basket and it has a sisal rope handle.





This is how the centerpiece turned out:



It turned out cute don't you think?

And fabric napkin rings to match.
  I just twisted and glued fabric around some twine formed into a ring..



I hope no one minds my mismatched silverware, 
and simple Correll everyday plates, and yes they are just paper napkins, I am down the shore and I really don't have any cloth napkins down here. ( I may have to rectify that, this weekend with a little shopping jaunt!)





So here is the table waiting for us to eat.








As Summer turns things over to Fall
When fall becomes winter my little Cottage will get closed up.

But for now, it is my haven.

The Irish fall Festival will be in town on thursday Sept. 23 till sunday Sept. 26th.
I am sure I will have some pics from that next week.

Join these wonderful parties:
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4 comments:

Willow said...

I just love the basket. I will have to give it a try. I have so many different fabrics that would make nice ones. Can't wait to see your pics next week of the Irish Festival.

Willow

Dogmom Diva said...

Eileen, what a beautiful setting, love the fabric and basket, must try that!
Have a great Monday!

Barb

Dogmom Diva said...

Eileen, what a beautiful setting, love the fabric and basket, must try that!
Have a great Monday!

Barb

Yaya' s Home said...

What a lovely table you've set. We are usually on the run, so jus' bein' at the table is an accomplishment. Thanks for the tip about how to make that cute little basket. It's adorable.

~ Yaya

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