I sometimes think that Cape Cod should be designated as the Daffodil Capital of the Universe. There is something about the sandy soil and cooler spring temperatures that encourages narcissus to flourish like nowhere else.
Early one morning I went on a snipping expedition in my garden, a little surprised at how many varieties assembled themselves into a bouquet. Clearly time to set a table!
I popped the flowers into an aqua seeded glass water jug and went searching for Katie Alice dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. I had picked up the dinner and salad plates a couple of years ago when they were on a super-sale and tucked them away for future table adventures.
The dinner plate has adorable blue dots on the shoulder of the plate (and my camera lens has not-so-adorable spots on it, I now realize…grrr. Time to clean that sucker).
The seeded aqua glasses are almost ten years old – they were one of the first things we picked up for the house down here.
They’re sturdy and durable; such a perfect beachy glass.
“Gold Luster Rim” chargers from Pier 1 added a bit of glam. I’ve had mine for ages, and they’re still available.
The napkin rings were an Amazon find, and a terrific bargain at $18 for 12.
Twig flatware in rose gold by World Market toned well with the chargers and napkin rings. I suspect the variety of shades in the daffodils helped pull it all together. I confess to being a bit surprised at how much I like that set; my mother would be horrified at using gold flatware (“vulgar, my dear” she would have said).
It was a gorgeous day and I happily snapped away outside in the bright sunlight.
Oh, those daffs! The pale peachy-pink ones are Mrs. R.O. Backhouse, and the darker pink are Pink Parasol; the white ones with the orange-edged centre are Narcissus Poeticus (the poet’s daffodil); the white with pale yellow centres are Ice Follies. There are a few Baby Moons tucked in there and the plain old yellow ones are King Alfred.
Bouquets galore, in the vase and on the plates.
Almost forgot – the little open salts are from Etsy several years ago.
The pale blue stripe and gilded edge tucked happily into the tablescape.
The blooms are almost over for another year, and I’m glad to have captured their glory in photographs!
Enjoy your week, dear readers! Spring has sprung.
I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.