Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Surf, Sand, Shells, and Swim

"Sea of Love" by
Phil Phillips.(1959)
is the theme of this table setting.
From a sandy place far away we are treated to a table watched over by a pair of frogs. They were designed by Debby Lilly. 
The boy frog watches the beach for sharks thru his binoculars.
Boy and girl frogs have their sailboat near
so they can fish, find lobsters, or just
watch the seabirds.
A flickering candle is a small basket gives them light as darkness falls.



The lobster trap is covered with shells and nets from a earlier fishing trip.
The girl frog is safety conscience wearing her own life preserver. 
The boy is so concerned about distance threats he barely sees his female companion.



With a white place plate the blue shelled dish is
from Borallo Pinheiro.
Two close ups show the detail of the pattern. 

Here the over view shows the plate mat, plates, silver, and napkins.
A blue bottle also has a candle to help with the beach fun.
The view from the back shows the sea grass and shells on the beach.

The Silverware is Oneida Deluxe with a shell pattern.
The seagull just has fun watching the frogs.
This overview shows all the components in one photo 





As the frogs keep looking into the distance, they keep wondering where did our waiter go? The life challenges of being a frog on the beach. 

I will be posting this on the following tea blogs; 

Rose Chintz Cottage,
Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
and
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!
 


 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Elegance on the 4th of July

Elegance is the theme of this 4th of July. 
If you could sit down with any President at this table who would it be?
Uncle Sam leads the parade waving the flag
as he rides on his penny-farthing,
or bone-shaker if you prefer. 
Sam welcomes you to celebrate
the 4th wearing the red, white, and blue
of the stars and stripes.
The red, white, and blue with a touch of gold encourages you to sit and partake in this special and festive date that gave us the freedom from the crown of the British Empire. This freedom will continue for our nation forever.
 This quilted red placemat is where
your place setting begins.
The addition of the scalloped golden place-plate adds a touch of glamor.
Royal Doulton's "Harlow"  found in a quaint Shoppe was immediately seen as the center of this July 4th tablescape.
This close-up shows the bright true white found only in bone china, and the flag blue makes the golden touch just pop.
The Le Stelle red and blue cut crystal represent the fireworks seen in the sky across the USA.
While the Boston Tea Party showed our feeling about taxes and the King, the taste of a good tea have always set well on the taste buds of our patriots. 
This teapot with its gold, blue and white came from England called "Rita". To serve us the best of the tea flavor.
As you peer onto this cup, image your favorite President from US history sipping tea next to you discussing the freedoms we all share.
A pot of tea symbolizes the friendship that all of us can share with the entire world if they will just try a taste of the USA.
Hope everyone has a great, fun and safe July 4th.
Remember the troops
that
safeguard our freedoms every day.


 I will be posting this on the following tea blogs;
 


Rose Chintz Cottage,

Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
and
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June a Tradition: Men become Grooms and Women become Brides

Welcome
to
June
How many women share this month as their wedding day?
I was a June bride and therefore my anniversary is celebrated this month.
I began this tablescape as a nod to all brides and all those who enjoy celebrating their anniversary, no matter what month, with the one they love.
The sweet bride is peeking into the chapel so let's view what she sees.........
Who is this?
What, a bride in charge of her future!
 Yes, you are viewing a groom who was a little reluctant to meet his bride's desire to wed! 
As, you can see she is a determined woman and he is a now going to be co-operative!
 As, you can see the peeking bride envisions her dream and desires of how this wedding will come together one way or another!
This is a whimsical Bride's table made for you to enjoy and with a lot of elegance.
 Remember when you were a bride or soon to be a bride. I hope the memories are being made by the bride-to-be or the memories come back to you as you think of  your special day. 
I have had this bunny bride for several years and she is waiting for her groom in the white metal gazebo! 
She is excited too, for she loves her gown with the pink roses and her little pink rose bouquet.
The smile on her face shows the joy of this wedding!
 The bunny groom is so happy he is waiting for his bride. 
He is so dapper from his top hat to the tails.
He has a twinkle in his eye as he stands in the gazebo and waits for the time to begin the walk to the chapel!
 Your setting begins with a pink rim and gold trim bowl by Lux Ciroa is for a simple soup.
 
Then the pink rim and gold trim tea plate by Lux Ciroa will serve tea delicatcies. 
 Then, for a special addition is an antique plate for a field greens salad.
 Each plate is had colored with different flowers.
 The rim is scalloped and embossed with gold for an elegant touch.
An entrĂ©e will be served on the dinner plate with a green rim and gold trim by Grace's Teaware.
 The right side of the plates has your cup and saucer with the crystal.
The green stem goblet will be for water. You pink crystal goblet is for sparkling grape juice. 
Your glass with the green stem and pink rings is by Le Stelle.
 The pink crystal with the clear stem is another Italian goblet.
When the tea is served in this pink and gold accented teapot by Grace Teaware it will contain a hot raspberry flavored tea.

 A chintz flowered teacup and saucer has a lovely pink background for you to enjoy tea. Enjoy the addition of a gold flowered spoon to stir the sugar you tea.
 Grace Teaware has a pretty pattern with gold trim.
 The left side of the plates has a bright pink napkin with a beaded green napkin ring. A favor for each guest is the lollypop green tree. 
Your full place setting has a beautiful pink woven place mat. The bling accent is the gold flatware. 
 Our determined bride is peering back into the chapel remembering her wedding and still clutching her groom.
She is so happy with herself! 
 Hope your memories are all represented in this quote of "Happily ever after"!
The bride has her happiness as I do, for my groom was not reluctant and tells me everyday he loves me! 
Weddings are Wonderful!
Have all the joy of that day, every anniversary!
 
 
 I will be posting this on the following tea blogs;
 
Rose Chintz Cottage,
Artful Affirmations,
Martha's Favorites
and
Bernideen's Tea Time,
along with
the blogs of;
Cuisine Kathleen,
 A Stroll thru Life,
A Delightsome Life,
Between Naps On The Porch,
 and
The Tablescaper
are some of my favorites and
I will also post on them this week!