One of the very first plants to go into my garden each year are my herbs!  There is something so therapeutic about going into the garden and snipping a big handful of herbs for a bouquet or a meal.

Today's table brings the herbs inside and they become the inspiration for this tablescape.

Sweet pots d'herbes spread their green happiness all over this table!

An intimate group of friends had lunch here at StoneGable. We have been friends for over 20 years. Our children went to Nursery school together!

No fancy dining room table, we sat at my round kitchen table catching up on each other's lives and enjoying a hearty meal!

A very organic feeling cotton tablecloth with a small stylized floral print is the background for this tablescape.

It's pretty border drapes over the edges of the table.

SG TIP: Finding a round tablecloth is not always easy. I use my square and rectangle tablecloths on my round table anyway! It makes the table look even more interesting!

Pretty scalloped rattan placemats work well with the tablecloth. Their soft brown hue adds a layer of organic warmth to the table.

A stack of interesting green and white plates rest on each placemat.

A napkin that matches the tablecloth is folded to show off it's detailed border and tucked between the dishes.

Pot d'herbes grace the top each dish stack.

Small teracotta pots were painted white and waxes with clear and dark waxes.

They were planted with applemint...


rosemary and thyme...

Twiggy curly willow were anchored in the soil around each plant, gathered up and tied together making an interesting topiary, of sorts. 

Garden twine makes a bow!

I love to mix flatware! Green flatware and a white fork in the same easy breezy style adds whimsy to the table.

Green leaf dishes sit above the forks. They were filled with olive oil for dipping crusty bread!

A rough planter box made from old wood works as a centerpiece. 
During the summer it sits on my potting bench filled with flowers, but for today it holds pretty greens!

Look for a tutorial later this spring for making this rustic flower box!

Creeping Jenny's bright trailing vines look so pretty in almost any pot or planter. I love how it spills over the edge of  box. Thyme and applemint fill out the box planter.

Herb infused water was served in tall bottles. So delicious and refreshing!

This pot d'herbes tableau was the perfect setting for lunch with my girlfriends from our children's nursery school days!

We chatted, laughed, caught up on one another's families and of course ate!!!!

When the girls left they each took a little herb pot with them to remember this fun day!

Hors d'oeuvers
Assorted Olives
Fresh Mozzarella And Feta

The Meal
Arugula Salad With Parmesan And Pine Nuts
Roasted Eggplant Parmesan Casserole
Crusty Bread And Olive Oil For Dipping

made by my friend Kim~ fabulous cook!

Herbed Water
StoneGable Iced Tea
Assorted Wines

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I am participating in:
LET'S DISH at Cuisine Kathleen's
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch


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