Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days  are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star,  was responsible for the hot weather.

The weather here has been 100+ and I stand at the door when I let my dogs out so they can  come right back in. SO here is my Dog Days of Summer tablescape.

The placemats are Irish linen tea towels. One towel has the fronts of the dogs and the other has  their backs.

The little black and white spaniel is a planter, so he is holding a copy of the Canine Chronicles.

Little dogs from my collection.

Black napkins stuffed into the black stemmed goblets.

The four little dog plates were a thrift store find for $2.

The  four little square plates spell out

Happy Dog Days!

I am joining

for Tablescape Thursday.


Barbara F. said...

This was an adorable post, Pat. Perfect for the dog days of summer. I'd rather have dog-days of summer than last winter. ugh xo,

Mary said...

Oh this is too cute~ LOVE your canine collection! I bet Roxy, Tilly & Oscar are wondering what's on the menu~ wishing them Bone Appetite!!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

This is wonderful!!!! WOOF!!!!!!!!

It is SO HOT here in Italy, too!! Almost as hot as back home in Alabama!!!!

Dog days, indeed!!


Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

This is a great table! Thanks so much for visiting my site ... now I've found yours! I'm a dog lover ... thanks for sharing.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I got the ~giggles~ all those puppies cute little faces!!! Wonderful tables!! How very inspiring.....we all come up with such great ideas and share such great tables!!
Gotta see what you do next SOOooo I am your newest follower!!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

How adorable this is! And I love the reason for "The Dog Days of Summer" always wondered what that meant...oh and it is not that here in Oregon...its only 69 but the sun is out!@

Debbie said...

Thanks for visiting my latest post. I can sympathize with how you feel about the heat. At this very moment I am in beautiful, cool, Colorado Springs at a blogging conference--80 beautiful degrees. Can't wait to meet you when you come into the store while visiting your daughter in Wichita.

Entertaining Women said...

Such a whimsical, wonderful tablescape. Love all the dog figurines. Great color choices. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay