Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sunflowers and Buffalo Check Tablescape


Sunflowers seem like such a happy flower and always bring a smile to my face. They were the perfect inspiration for this September luncheon tablescape I recently designed.

I paired them with black and white buffalo check for more of a country vibe and to provide a nice contrast to their sunny yellow colour.

My centerpiece inspiration began when I put together two of these faux sunflower arrangements in these vases I got at the Thrift Store a few years ago.

Faux greenery and some white pom-pom florals were added to the sunflowers.

Two of these vintage-look black lanterns were placed on each side of the sunflower arrangements.

These were all set on a black and white buffalo check table runner.

A mustard coloured tablecloth with a paisley pattern provided a bright backdrop to the buffalo check.

Coordinating place settings were arranged atop black placemats.

I folded a black & white checked napkin in an accordian style and placed it in the center of a white bowl and popped a faux sunflower in the middle. 

Printed nametags could be added to the middle of the sunflower head to serve as placecards.

 Under the white bowl, sits a black and white tree design salad plate with a black dinner plate underneath.

Amber coloured stemware was the perfect choice... was my black-handled flatware.

As an extra embellishment, I placed a sunflower tealight holder at each place setting.

These were from Partylite many years ago and I was glad I still had four of them.

This was a fun tablescape to put together with...

...the cheerful brilliance of the sunflowers and...

...the bit of drama from the black and white buffalo check.

 A sunflower theme is a great way to transition your decor from late summer to fall.

These late summer days are waning and autumn will officially start on Tuesday, Sept 22nd. It won't be long before it's time to bring out the pumpkins and leaves.   
Are you sad to see summer go?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Love this table! The colors are PERFECT and am particularly enchanted with your tea light holders and the little ladybug! Darling! I also love the sunflower nestled in a the napkin in a bowl. Just perfect! Made me smile.

  2. This is the happiest tablescape! Love that each person gets their own sunflower tealight. Y'all must have the best conversations at your tables. Who could be mad, sad or the least bit grouchy at any of them?! So cute!

  3. Black and white check goes with so many things but I especially love it with yellow and sunflowers! Your table is lovely, perfect for this late summer/early fall time.

  4. I always love your tablescapes! Sunflowers with black and white buffalo check go perfectly together! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  5. I love the bold contrasting colors mixed with all the patterns, some subtle, some not. Cheerful, fun -- the perfect transition!

  6. Such a lovely table. It cheers one up just looking at it. The combination of black and white with yellow is a spirit lifter. You always have the prettiest tables!

  7. I'm probably one of those rare people who isn't overly found of fall colors but I love this combination with the black and white and the sunflowers!

  8. Such a cheerful table Lori. The sunflowers with black and white are perfect. A great transition into fall. Thank you for sharing at Love Your Creativity.

  9. I just love sunflowers; this is such a beautiful and cheery table!

  10. Love this! It is just so pretty with the black and the sunflowers. Thank you for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

  11. Barbara Quinn/bquinn1234@gmail.comFebruary 21, 2023

    A most lovely site. I love to decorate my "tables"!

  12. My kitchen is in white and buffalo check but I have some sunflower,s grandland around my window love your table decoration I might use some of your ideas thank so much for sharing your ideas you did a beautiful job thinking out of the box


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