Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bluebonnets Beauty

The joy of our family pets as seen through the camera lens and wildflower tablescaping.
The bluebonnets are blooming and this year we are taking pet photos in the Texas state wildflowers.
 To celebrate this spring,
the table is set with the bluebonnet theme in the breakfast room of our city home.
Our place setting is of course colored in blue and white.
A bright blue salad is placed with a card of bluebonnets on top for a name to be written for each guest.
The dinner plate with bluebonnets were a wonderful thrift store find a year ago and have been awaiting their debut.
A close-up of the bluebonnet on the panel shows the darker blue of the bonnet shape. 
Stripe place mats, blue tea towels and blue handled flatware add to the blue and white hues of the place setting.
Just days before creating this scape, it was our fortune that we walked in a thrift store to find this lovely hand painted glass set with bluebonnets and the yellow butterflies which are always darting in the fields.
The set contains the pitcher plus six glasses which will be used to serve lemonade or sweet tea. This $19 surprise was a signed set by Debbie, who is an accomplished painter of  Texas wildflowers.
 The Texas boot centers the table filled with a bouquet of bluebonnets and Texas flags.
The boot will travel to my son's home for a surprise!
His home is decorated with a Texas theme.
A sugar bowl and creamer of hand painted bluebonnets creates a homey feel with the centerpiece.
Boot stomping dancing on the bluebonnet cards is part of the theme and a state law "forbids" the picking of  wild bluebonnets!
The youngest member of the family, Ranger, is having his first portrait made in the bluebonnets. This is one of my favorite photos of my son. 
As you can see there were tiring times for dog and son, 
and impatient times! Please note the expression our son's face in  all the photos!
This is a true family portrait in the front of our house by the lake.
Mr. Swagger aka Ranger is not quite ready to leave even after a long day on a photo shoot.
I am surprising my wonderful wife with a 20+ year photo of our son Christopher in a field of Texas Bluebonnets. Note his blond hair has turned brown but eyes are as blue as the flowers in the field.
Each week I love visiting, Rose Chintz Cottage, Artful Affirmations, Cuisine Kathleen and Between Naps on the Porch plus The Tablescaper. Their link button can be found on the right side of my blog and you will enjoy their great postings!
A special spring theme at Cuisine Kathleen was the fun reason for these photos!