Raindrops and Sunflowers!
I am seeing more and more signs of Spring, but a very slow ease into it around the country.
Here in Florida, we are getting raindrops while the northern states are getting snow.
Today I am joining a few of my fellow stylists…as we attempt to bring Spring into a cold weather pattern…whether ole’ man winter likes it or not.
Be sure to visit everyone, at the links below, throughout the week for inspiration and incredible Spring inspiration!
It is times like this that I really enjoy my Florida weather.
I must say it is a heavenly respite from the cold up north…as the warm breezes that accompany a gentle rain, caresses my skin.
Which brings me to my tablescape of Raindrops and Sunflowers.
So for today, it is sunny skies and prevailing winds with this sunflower tablescape!
Up north, sunflowers are considered a summer flower, but down here in the sunshine state…we can have sunflowers any time of year.
Florida is also known for afternoon rains (or monsoons as they call them here in Florida) that leave these little puddles of water, which remind me of my childhood days…when the need to jump and splash in each puddle was a necessary child-hood compulsion.
I mean, you just had to jump in them! Right?
The birds love the puddles of water and it is enjoyable for me to watch as the mockingbirds do their own splashing, fluffing their wings and feathers.
As I put this tablescape together, I remembered the four little bird figurines that I had purchased several years ago from an on-line shop.
I thought they were so cute with their little yellow raincoats and rainboots….and my fingers uncontrollably clicked on the “buy” button before I could give the purchase another thought. 🙂
However, all four of them sat on the shelf in my dish pantry, one of them holding his umbrella in anticipation…waiting for the perfect Spring rain and the perfect tablescape!
And here it was!
The perfect day with the rain lasting about 20 minutes…. as I excitedly pulled dishes from my dish pantry.
Why sunflowers of course….if I was going to capture my puddle splashing activities of my youth, Kansas sunflowers had to be in the mix, along with my sunflower salad plates.
Yellow bamboo flatware and “loopy” woven chargers…..started the stack of plates.
and sunflower drinking glasses were quickly added to the tablescape.
I tucked bright yellow napkins between the white dinner plates and the salad plates for a more casual look, no napkin rings needed.
…..And then I carefully placed my little raincoated birds around the white ironstone vase holding the sunflowers.
One little bird is holding the umbrella while two of the birds are drinking hot chocolate and the last little bird….well, he appears to be getting ready to jump into a rain puddle!
His wings are held back and I am sure he sees a puddle somewhere just waiting for his little yellow rain boots.
Perfect in my mind and eye…..nothing too fancy, just a simple little tablescape that makes me smile.
The simple things…that is what life is all about isn’t it?
Have a great and blessed day!
Thank you for your visit and don’t forget to visit the other stylists with their interpretations of Spring.
I want to especially thank Chloe Crabtree for her hard work and dedication to producing these timely blog hops.
They are such fun way for fellow stylists to find inspiration and to show off their styling skills.
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Happy Spring Everyone!