We went peach picking a couple weeks ago. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before. And as strange as it might sound, I actually forgot how good a fresh picked peach tastes. Those imported and purchased from the grocery chains don’t even compare. One bite and childhood memories of sticky hands came flooding back.
We made peach crisp, peach jam, fresh mozzeralla and peach salads, peach salad dressing, peach dumplings, peach smoothies and of course ate just plain peaches. My mouth is watering at the memories.
In addition, I couldn’t resist creating a little peach inspired tablescape. It was amazing as I started wandering around my garden a playing with some extra studio blooms, how many blended so beautifully with the luscious fruit. The complete set up felt like summertime spread across my dining room table.
The fruit might have started the story, but the mustard colored napkins and fresh flowers enhanced it so much. I used simple plates and our everyday flatware so that it didn’t distract from the focal piece of the table.
Adding yellow candles brought out the golden tones in the peaches adding a burst of sunshine… because I believe that there’s no such things as too much summer sunshine.
The table runner is just a piece of muslin cloth folded over in a very relaxed manor. I love using something like this because it’s so much wider than a standard runner and makes the table feel more grand.
Another fun thing about picking your own peaches? They have leaves and stems! Just a little something that the designer in me gets a little geeked about…
Since I mentioned making so many yummy peach recipes this summer, I’m giong to pass on this little tip – make this double crust peach crisp from I Am Baker! It’s amazing, you will not regrete it!
Tip number two… apple season is just around the corner and we could easily recreate this entire look again with apples. I’ll also be willing to try the crisp recipe with apples as well 🙂
Dining Room table, chairs and lamp are all antique & thrifted finds.0