Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Z IS FOR ZINGY COLORS AND ZINNIAS

WE have made it to the letter

Z
This completes our journey through the Alphabet
It has been a blast Miss Jenny 
Please check out the other fun Z posts
I have decided that Z is for Zingy Colors and Zinnias
 I wanted to show my Zinnias but decided I would combine it with a tablescape on my deck
Zinnias are such bright and beautiful flowers
The tablescape needed some zingy colors
The green in these plates is brighter then the photo shows
I love the edge detail
I added to the green plates a soft yellow salad plate
topped with a zingy green depression glass sherbet dish
Serving pieces in yellow and green
 The serving pieces are vintage LuRay 
 Here is a view of the whole table
 Who is that in the Zinnias?    
A little bird hoping for some crumbs
There is Charlie "helping" in the background 
(inside the screened porch)
Here are some of my favorite photos of my 
Zinnias
I could go on and on....
I am also joining in these two parties
With Susan
At Between Naps on the Porch
and

With Suzanne at Colorado Lady
This tablescape was done with all thrifted items 
The Zinnias were bought for 99 cents a pot
I think I've gotten my money's worth!

Be sure to enter my 200th post giveaway
Always,
Linda

49 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

Linda, You got your money's worth...indeed! I might spend the whole day on your deck enjoying your wonderful table and your lovely zinnias. Thanks for sharing your design! Cherry Kay

the cape on the corner said...

zinnias! perfect. you're a real smart cookie, you know!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda, what great shots of your zinnias and I love your tablescape in green...great green plates and I love the sherbet cup, not to mention the little birdie saying hi. Joni

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute setting and great photos (not too fond of that Japanese beetle though)...

Olive Cooper said...

Clever use of Z. Happy VTT. ♦olive

Terra said...

I am so smiling at your Z flowers! I love it.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Good idea to use zinnias for your "Z!"

Very pretty tablescape! You know I love those yellow dishes!! Pretty with the green too!

Katherine

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the little bird tucked away in the plant. The table setting is wonderful too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, I love your outdoor setting and your zinnias are so pretty. I have some on my deck and I just love their vibrant colors.

Viki said...

Beautiful dishware and I love the napkin with the flower on it. I love your zinnia's. I'm really going to have to read up on them, they are just beautiful. Great Z post.

Susan said...

Very nice setting, Linda. And the photos were great! The bug on the zinnia was awesome. Nice job! Susan

Sarah said...

Beautiful table setting with your colorful zinnias. I shared zinnias myself this week. Zinnias are definitely a summer flower! ~ Sarah

Diann said...

The table looks great Linda! Love the colors. And your zinnas are wonderful. Most of mine have died. I just haven't had luck with them lately. I still have a few alive and I will keep trying to nurse them.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I do too, the zinnias are beautiful! Mine don't look so well these days! Lovely table and dishes...Have a great VTT!

signed...bkm said...

lovely post with the zinnias love the little bird perched between the flowers....happy "Z" day...bkm

Anita said...

LOVE your zinnias!!! I needed them for this weeks table! My mom only let me have 3! Lovely table too, and I love that flatware!

Chatty Crone said...

First of all - love the new blog background - it's beautiful.

So is your tablescape - with the flowers.

What time is lunch?

And one of those zennias has a Japanese Beetle on it . . .

Love,
sandie

Carol said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing your zinnas with us!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your Zenias are amazing and the one photo with the bug, how darned cute is that....Loved the tablescape and those birds and so cute, you know I love those fat little birds.....thanks for sharing

Mimi said...

Beautiful zinnias...love the green and yellow dishes. You always set such a pretty table, Linda. Cool pitcher, brings back memories of years gone by of pouring green kool-aid from one similar.

Mom Walds Place said...

Lovely setting, I hope that you had a chance to enjoy it a bit. It sure looks like a relaxing place to sit.

Maggie B said...

Such pretty summer flowers to enhance your lovely outdoor tablescape, and at a bargain price too. The dishes are perfect for summer dining love the green pitcher, what a fab shape.
Maggie

Pondside said...

I really like the contrast between the cool, calm table setting and the vivid flowers. Very Zingy post!

Gayle said...

Pesky Japanese Beetles, but they are pretty. Zinnias are a favorite. I too like the edge on the plates. Very nice tablescape. Hi Charlie.

My name is PJ. said...

The flowers are beautiful, to be sure, but I adore those plates!

I've decided that your house would be the perfect place to visit to play house. :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! Your zinnias are so pretty and so is your tablescape! Love the little bird tucked in among them! Congrats on your 200th post! I don't know when I will ever get there since my little grandson has come along...too busy babysitting. Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Paula said...

Love Zinnias! My grandmother grew tons of them, they bring out the 'child' in me:) Very pretty photos Linda!

Douce France..... said...

I think it is so relax outthere on your patio!
I hope you take the time to really enjoy yourself with that nice setting!

Nora Johnson said...

Super ‘Zingy’ post – beautiful shots of zinnias & Charlie!

Have a great weekend,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

A Hopeful Heart said...

What a lovely tablescape!! Love the zinnias and zingy colors. AND isn't that your new green pitcher on the table?

Blessings on your day,
Patti

mrs. c said...

Great minds think alike! I adore those dishes, the edging is so unique! I want to thank you for participating in Alphabe each week and am so glad that we have become friends. Have a wonderful week.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love the plates, the colours just lovely and the setting just sweet.. and the flowers add more prettiness to the setting..

laterg8r said...

what gorgeous blooms you have :D

Theresa said...

Such purdy zinnias...and I love the birdiez and great tablescaping:) Happy Z day!

Tina said...

Great table! That soft yellow on the salad plate is gorgeous with your other colors. Very nicely balanced. I like that shot of the zinnia and the bug, too.

Barbara said...

Your zinnias are so pretty and make a great setting for your lovely dishes. I like the color combination. Love that bug photo!

Mary said...

I always have such fun when I visit here. Your photos are marvelous. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, A...I like green dishes and B....I love all things Bird and C....zinnias are my favorite flower. I hit the jackpot with your post.

Rose said...

The letter Z is hard, but you did great. i love your green dishes and the light green glassware. your table setting is so inviting. have a good day.

susan said...

Zinnia were the perfect post! I love them but don't have enough sun to grow them. I love all the different colors. I hope Jenny will start back all over again at A!

Anna said...

Beautiful tablescape, you have some wonderful finds there. I love those sherbet glasses.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful, happy post for our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z"!

I love zinnias and your dishes are so happy.

You can keep the japanese beetle, though. That made me shiver.

Thank you for helping to make this meme so wonderful!

I always enjoy visiting you!

A+

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, your table looks "zo" inviting with your zingy colors and zinnias. You have a wonderful collection of LuRay, and I'm loving that pitcher. All-in-all, it's a delightfully zingy post. (Oh! and your blog looks pretty zingy too). laurie

Sweetums5 said...

Loved the pics of your zinnias and tablescape! Thanks for sharing. Nice Z choice.

Annesphamily said...

Linda you always have such beautiful posts with all your lovely flowers and your great treasures. I am glad I know you. Happy 200th post! Hugs Anne

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your zinnias look great. What pretty plates!

lulumusing said...

Delightful! Love the zinnias, especially the littly bird peeking through. What is the container?

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh, I love your zinnias! Now I want to run out the door to the nursery. :)

Happy VTT,
Sally

The Muse said...

Well, happy Z day :)
It has been 26 weeks of fun~and surely ending it with a lovely event of dining is appropriate...
Ah the flowers are most fitting...and zingy can be lovely as you have shown today :)

hope you can visit my z when you have time :)
http://adivashammer.com/?p=1662