A Summer Bouquet...


Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
Ohhh my gosh...it has been crazy-busy at my place lately!  Between quests and summer trips, I haven't had much time to spend on my blog.  I have missed all of you, dear friends...hopefully I will be able to do a little catching up this week!
Today I thought I would share a quick little post for the Table Top Tuesday and Open House Thursday parties this week.  Eeeks...I'm even running late for Table Top Tuesday!  I'll be just slidin' in by the seat of my britches...hehe!  I know that many of you have seen my summer dining room but I took these photos a week ago and thought I would go ahead and share them today.  I hope that you enjoy!
A Summer Bouquet
Here we are in my french country dining room.
A couple of weeks ago, my sister and brother-in-law from Texas came for a visit.  I wanted to make a pretty dining room table centerpiece that we could enjoy while dining.  I found this beautiful bouquet of apple green and white colored mums at the market and thought they would be perfect!  A frenchy looking...white ironstone pitcher...holds the fresh flower bouquet.
As you can see...I have used shades of white and apple green for my dining room's summer decor.
Green Apples...Green Apples...and More Green Apples
A large cloche filled with green apples decorates the summer buffet (in the background).  I carried the same green apple theme over to the table.  A large green leaf platter along with a trio of green apples join the fresh flower bouquet for a summery table centerpiece.
I think green apples just "sing of summer"...don't you?
I love the big white crysanthemums and the little apple green colored mums too!
I really am loving this bright shade of green and white against the red wall color!
Well my friends...I hope that you enjoyed my fresh flower summery bouquet!
I am joining these fabulous parties...
Thank you dear ladies, for hosting these sweet parties for us!
Well my friends, I'm so glad that you came by for a visit today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
Warmest Summery Wishes!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Chari, this is so simply, but so elegant looking. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Gypsy Heart said...

These flowers are gorgeous! The centerpiece you created looks so bright and refreshing.

Hope you're doing well my friend! We cannot seem to escape this horrid heat...triple digits daily still.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The beautiful green in the apples and your flowers go great together! You combine colors beautifully every time! Happy summer to you, my friend! ♥

Unknown said...

Chari, looks so refreshing..


Salmagundi said...

I love those white 'spider' mums. Mums remind me of Fall, and I'm so wishing it would hurry up. It has been hot, and it seems to really be bothering me this summer. It could be that I'm in my second week of driving every day the grandkids to Pueblo for some art classes at the college. Next week, I'll hibernate! Hope you are standing the weather o.k. Sally

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! This is so beautiful! I too love that limey green and white with your red walls! You always do it right!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

so,so,so beautiful! You have such a knack for this kind of thing!

Barb said...

Hi Chari, lovely...serene....sweet....just like you!

I love the green in those apples. Makes me want to get up and get going.

Hugs, Barb

podso said...

Love those green apples, my friend! Glad you are having a busy and happy summer! All very pretty on your table/dining room. You do such nice work!

Babs said...

Love your apple green and white. That's one of my favorite combinations. Very cool and summery.

Marilyn said...

Green flowers are so unusual to see! Yours look so cool. I need something to cool ME off now. ♥♫

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore green and white color combinations in anything...the two compliment and contrast each other nicely!!! Throw in some black to ground the scheme and I'm swooning! Lovely!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I love the green and white combination of your flower bouquet. It's one of my favourite combinations.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Gorgeous colors my friend. They are especially stunning against the wall color! I think the white mums look so frilly.

Lana Kim White Austin said...

The white crys. & green mums in the gorgeous white vase is fabulous...and yes, the green apples DO scream of summer...so crisp and fresh. YUM!!! They're PERFECT for summer tablescaping!!!! My older daughter just got a bag of them today so maybe I'll try something with them soon--unless they get gobbled up by all my kids before!!!


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lvroftiques said...

Love that color combination girlfriend! It's always so fresh and inviting. And the green apples are the perfect touch! I bet your company loved it.*winks* Vanna

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Oh you make those mums look good enough to eat with your beautiful photos and great decorating skills!
Geez girlfriend, I know just how you feel!
Summer is flying by and blogging sometimes has to take a back seat.
We always have those long winters to catch up!
As you know, I am anxiously waiting the birth of that grandbaby girl.
I am so excited and just wish I could be there right now.
Dan and I are heading out on August 9th and spending a week, can't wait.
Other than that, just babysitting and and trying to keep my head above a water! hehe.
Addison has way more energy than me!
I will let you know when baby is born!
Big Hugs friend,

Coley said...

I'm loving this color combo- so fresh!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Chari, The mums are beautiful and they are perfect for your centerpiece. Thanks for linking to my party this week.

Dining Delight said...

Loving the apple-green! You are right, it is a colour that just pops and seems so summery! (very much into that colour right now) It looks great with the white and also the red of your walls!


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, I love your choice of flowers and fruit. They look so beautiful together on top of that pretty table runner. The whole look is very easy on the eyes.

Stacey said...

So pretty with the fruit. :)

bj said...

So pretty....
See ya a little later for Sunday linky...:)