Tablescapes, Vegetable Garden Table

June is a beautiful month in the South,  things are green and happy.  You don’t want to see my backyard  in August when all our blooms and  plants are struggling from the long hot summer days~ so I want to invite you over now while things are at their best~


It’s still nice enough to dine outside some nights~

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I could hardly wait to try out these gorgeous new plates I got for Mother’s Day.   They are large, square dinner plates, one has a big bunch of radishes,

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One with  a bouquet of carrots,

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One plate has fat red tomatoes

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And this one fresh corn on the cob.

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The centerpiece is 3 stalks of fresh corn, partially shucked so they look like they are starting to “bloom,”

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They are tied with jute and a burlap “bow.”

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The red napkins got the same treatment, they are tied with jute with a burlap accent


The round yellow pot is elevated by a green ceramic pedestal.

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I wanted to keep the centerpiece simple to let the plates be the star of the show

corn centerpiece

1 large heirloom tomato, a fat red onion and another ear of corn dress the base of the centerpiece~

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It is a simple tribute to the glory of fresh vegetables!

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The hydrangeas are just starting to bloom, can you spy that little bloom just to the left of the centerpiece?


I can’t figure out our hydrangeas, they bloom so much later than all the other ones I see around here…


And they tease me too, there will be one giant gorgeous bloom hiding in the back and nowhere else~


They should be looking more like this right now


Here’s another strange thing happening in our yard, in a planter box on the wall we noticed a plant emerging amidst the begonias.  It didn’t look like a weed, and we were curious so we decided to let it grow…when it began to flower we realized it was a zucchini plant!  We have no idea how it got there, it seemed to be attached to the root of one of the bedding plants that was originally there~as I often profess, we are NOT gardeners, we just hope for the best, so we never know what’s going to happen and Mother Nature is full of surprises!

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What is your favorite summer vegetable?  Can you guess what mine is?    Yep, Corn!

Thanks for joining us in the garden today, I’ll invite you back when the hydrangeas bloom!


the plates were purchased at

the carrot mugs came from Home Goods

the geranium glass is from JMdesigns

the vegetables are from the local farmer’s market!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,

Glorious Gardens,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Lori’s Culinary Creations,  Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time     Foodie Friends Friday

36 Responses to “Tablescapes, Vegetable Garden Table”
  1. Your tablescape is just beautiful along with your gorgeous yard…I so love the gorgeous centerpiece you so creatively made from the corn!!…

  2. Rettabug says:

    Fabulous outdoor tablescape, Jenna!! Your new plates are divine…so colorful & different.
    The half-shucked corn for a centerpiece was a brilliant idea. Very clever!

    I’m wondering if your hydrangea plant is getting enough sun where it is planted? I know that can make a difference. Did you know you can change the color of the blooms by additives to the soil? They can range from white-ish pale pink to purple to deep blue. Google it!

    • Thanks Rett, I did know about the color thing, they get maybe 5 hours of hot bright sun, is that not enough? The leaves always get very droopy every afternoon, but I know they get plenty of water. I sure appreciate you taking the time to mention these things to me, thanks! Jenna

  3. Mother Nature IS full of surprises, and so are YOU!!! What a neat tablescape, Jenna! Your centerpiece is SUPER creative, especially the way you leaned toward “partial nudity” with the corn stalks! 🙂 Your Mother’s Day gift of fabulous plates will be enjoyed for years to come, and their inaugural visit to Blog Land is pretty spectacular. They look great against the rattan chargers.

    I hope that Mother Nature somehow surprises you once again by keeping the temps low enough for you to be able to eat outside a lot this summer. It seems such a shame to have such a pretty back yard and not be able to enjoy it!

  4. Your new plates are wonderful. Perfect for a garden table! I love how you used the corn in the centerpiece.

  5. Every post you display such creativity! How do you do it girlfriend? The corn husks…so perfect with summer here.

  6. Gorgeous backyard. I’m glad you are still able to enjoy it. We are already inside until August :-(!! Your new plates are wonderful. I do love their size and the veggies. Your undressed corn is a hoot! But I love the idea. xo marlis

  7. Awesome plates. Love the whole table!

    – The Tablescaper

  8. a quiet life says:

    love your new dishes, i fear i am going shopping the minute i post this! fun table, i love all things that lead back to the garden and nature~

  9. Sarah says:

    What a fun table! Your idea to use the corn in the vase if very clever. I’m going to try to copy that one. Corn is my favorite summer veggie too. I have wonderful childhood memories of eating fresh picked corn on the cob. Thanks for sharing your lovely garden space as well as this delightful table.

  10. Ann O'Shields says:

    Your table is lush and beautiful and your whole garden is a lovely backdrop for it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Those plates are awesome!!

  12. Mary says:

    I love your veggie plates Jenna, the black background with the graphics and colors are so striking! What a fun table with the blooming corn presented and tied with burlap as a bouquet! I had to chuckle at your zucchini growing with your begonias 🙂

  13. Marigene says:

    Oh, Jenna, those plates are fabulous…I ♥♥♥ them! This is one of the cutest tables I have seen that represents summer.
    Have a wonderful week…

  14. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    The gardens are stunning and your tablescape is beautiful. Love the corn bouquet, how fun is that. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  15. Mine is corn tied with Peaches for the fruit….love your table arrangement!

  16. cindy says:

    Your tablescape photo enticed me from Savvy Southern Style! Great looking tablescape and I want those plates! Nice!

  17. Kim Hood says:

    I love the corn centerpiece. You are so creative with your tablescapes! How funny about your surprise plant. We have something growing in the compost – squash or zucchini, not sure which yet. I don’t have the heart to chop it up, but I doubt it’ll produce much without good pollination. Thanks for sharing your wonderful veggie-licious table! 🙂

  18. Tammy says:

    What a creative idea! I would not have thought of corn for a centerpiece, but it looks great.

  19. Such a beautiful table! and I am sorry about your hydrangeas, mine do the same thing so I don’t have any answers for you. But the zucchini plant, I am curious if a bird could have visited your planter box and left or dropped a seed that bloomed in your planter box? I am always finding plants in my yard too that I never planted, I often think its bird or squirrels dropping things.

  20. This is such a cute table! I love the ears of corn as the centerpiece! Such a clever idea! Linking through tablescape thursdays!

  21. Bev says:

    Love it…perfect for the season. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!

  22. Margarette says:

    This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a
    reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos,I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.

    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how
    you presented it. Too cool!

  23. AnnMarie says:

    I absolutely LOVE your corn centerpiece and those dishes are to die for!! Your table has got to be the best table scape I have seen in a while.

    • oh thanks AnnMarie, I did this table several years ago and it remains one of my favorites. The plates were an amazon find, and I do love them too, thanks so much for the comment! >

  24. Jenna, thanks so much for linking this post, otherwise I would have missed this stunning Tablescape from your archives! The plates are definitely the star and I love that there are four different vegetables featured. But, I also think the centerpiece is pretty amazing and of course, creative. I would definitely say that corn is my favorite vegetable prepared “creamed” or on the cob! I am so glad you joined the Gardens Galore Party and there will be more coming! I still think you should share some floral paintings!

  25. Yay, I just realized that you did

  26. Jenna, I’m glad you shared this post again. Very creative. The corn centerpiece is ingenious! Love the plates too.
    I enjoyed the tour of your garden.

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