Peacocks on a luscious blue background – Exotic Garden, it’s called. Who can resist?

I’ve always had a soft spot for peacocks and this new pattern by Certified International is so much fun. 

The square salad plates feature the peacock.  I might well have stopped with just those; I often get just the salad plate. They’d look quite lovely on a plain square dinner plate, don’t you think?

But the dinner plate is so nicely covered with white, gold and deeper blue flowers in a swirling pattern.  It’s gorgeous all on its own, or with the salad plate.

I resisted the pasta bowls and the quite lovely big jug. They were very tempting!  

I got my plates from, but I see they’re no longer listed, so assume they’re out of stock. As of today, Target has tidbit plates and mugs, has the salad plates and has the dinner plates.

I was inspired by the gold and yellow on the plates when preparing the flowers for the table. A combination of white blossoms from a flowering tree and yellow Billy Balls snuggled closely together in willow containers from Save-on-Crafts (a fabulous source for floral supplies!) were simple to put together. The willow containers have plastic liners. which I filled with water and then placed lots of cuttings of the flowering tree, to fill the space almost completely. I then fitted the clumps of Billy Balls into the framework of blossoms.

A white Vine Floral Boutis runner from Williams Sonoma, and Tava Rattan chargers from Pottery Barn served as the base for the tablescape.

Sawyer Cutlery and Madras napkin rings from World market continued the slightly exotic theme cum woodsy theme.

Etched Bavarian crystal glasses in an unusual smoke colour worked well. They were a find from Laurel Leaf Farms last year.

Open salts in a small tray, all made from horn are from Ballard Designs.

The bronze wire-clad lanterns are from Harvest of Barnstable.  They don’t have any on their website right now, but I see something similar at Save-on-Crafts. 

Enjoy the upcoming weekend, everyone!  June is finally here – the most glorious of garden months.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.