It’s a purple day. The Siberian Irises are blooming in abundance. The sun is shining and a gentle breeze is blowing. 

We have set up shop near the garden wall to enjoy it all.

An American quilt with violet American Lady iced tea glasses by Fostoria seems appropriate.

Some spidery deep purple placemats from HomeGoods last year (sniff…remember when we could just wander around inside HomeGoods??) anchor the Wedgwood  Williamsburg Green shell-edged creamware plates.

The purple Siberian irises and lowly chive blossoms jostle in happy profusion.

Little purple open salts chime in with their curvy contribution.

The lilac creeping phlox is nearly finished blooming for the year, spreading happily along the top of the wall. See you next spring! 

I love how green and fresh everything still looks before the real summer heat starts.

The green in the quilt was quite a bit softer than the surrounding lush plantings, so I opted for similarly toned napkins from Pier 1 a few years ago. The silver “spoon” napkin rings share the gentle patina.

With so much pattern swirling over the quilt, simple plates and napkins provide a calming counterpoint.

Using a collection of small, narrow-necked vases allows the irises to remain upright while giving them plenty of elbow room to display their distinctive shape. 

And that’s a wrap – no quilty pun intended.

These days see me up to my elbows cooking, baking and table setting, with any spare moments occupied in photo sorting and writing. It’s down to setting the last five tables, preparing four recipes and one elegant drink for The Book. Then heads down to pull it all together. I’ll give you a sneak peek of a cake I prepared this past weekend. The rather vigorous colour combination reflects a coordinating tea set with which the table was laid. And that’s all I’m going to say for now. đŸ™‚ 

Have a great Thursday, dear readers! 

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