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Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—A Flower Garden Tablescape With Some Surprises

A flower-highlighted napkin ring does double duty.
Turquoise pots and lime green stemware brighten this flower garden tablescape.

Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 1:55 pm

Come sit with me for awhile . . . and see what I’m bringing to the table…

“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” wrote Gertrude Stein in 1913. Whoa people, I say maybe yes, maybe no. She also referred to life and things in general as “it is what it is.” Again, I say maybe.

Take the napkin ring in the first photo. What do I see? I see a bouquet of flowers that has gathered a napkin. The pink napkin is for dinner —and now look closer. Tucked inside the dinner napkin is a white crocheted dessert napkin. So you see, things are not always what they appear to be.

The tablescape in the second photo is one of mixed fresh flowers, pastel colored candles and touches of fresh cut greens from the garden.

For a true breath of fresh air, I added stemware of pastel colors, dinnerware in fresh yellow, crisp white, lime and sage green. Hand-thrown pots in shades of turquoise bring this flower garden tablescape to the peak of perfection.

For those looking for a new twist on the same-old, ho-hum table setting there’s Sharon Insul’s latest book, “a collection of… Tableofferings™ from the go-to expert tablescaper” available on Amazon in E-book and hardcover –

For the children in your life there’s the “I am Sooo Lucky!!!” series about those adorable sisters Emily and Abby available on Amazon. Book1 –; Book2 –; Book3 – Prime Amazon members can read for free.

Sharon Insul is the former owner of the Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… 

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