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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Entertaining Women Blogiversary and GIVEAWAY!!!

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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Happy Birthday to Entertaining Women!  To celebrate my first year of blogging, I want to GIVEAWAY something from my personal collection.  One of you will be the winner of the luncheon plates that I used in my tablescape today.  My table was set for four, but the winner will receive a set of 12 of these antique Theodore Haviland, Limoges France luncheon plates.  I'll share instructions for entering to win at the end of my post.

It. Is. So. Dang. Hot.  This is the time of year that I often choose to stay home where it's nice and cool.  That said, I still like to spend time with my dear friends, so today I've invited three of them to share lunch with me.  

If you've spent any time at all in my little corner of blog world, I'm fairly certain that you knew that because I was preparing for a small group of four, I would choose to create my tablescape at the game table in the living room.  Today I've switched out the usual Minton Spidel high back game chairs for the McGuire rattan chairs.  I thought that they were more in keeping with a dainty summerscape.  I may leave them here for a while; they kind of say "Summer" to me.

The table is anchored with a dainty cotton tablecloth sprinkled with lovely little violets.  I bought this on eBay for $6.00!  It had ribbons sewn into the cloth that when ruched, create a scalloped effect...

...I layered it over one of my white matelassé cloths (also an eBay purchase) to emphasize the scallops and the violet trim.

A quick trip to my personal florist, Sam's, yielded an inexpensive bundle of hot pink spray roses, and a mixed bouquet for the centerpiece.  The amethyst pedestal bowl is a Hobby Lobby find...


The delicate Royal Albert creamer and sugar belonged to my mama.  I didn't even fill them; I just liked them on the table.

The individual salt and peppers are McKenzie - Childs.  I'm still working on my collection.  They are interesting miniature works of art that serve a practical purpose. They were perfect for today's girly- girl table.

I waffled back and forth between different napkins for today.  I tried assorted pinks and greens, but ultimately, I couldn't resist the elegance and texture of these wonderful antique linen cutwork napkins that belonged to our dear Nana.  I've gathered them into the Coalport, "Countryware" napkin rings.  For someone who doesn't often use napkin rings, I've been using these a lot lately.

The charger plate is Bordallo Pinheiro, "Cabbage Leaf". I've collected them from eBay and the occasional estate sale.  They are wonderfully versatile.  I sometimes "co-op" these with several friends.  Together, we can serve a large number of guests.  The service plate is actually a Royal Doulton, "Lowestoft" dinner plate, also an eBay acquisition.  Tip:  I have a "saved search" set on "My eBay" page for "Plates, set of 12".  I'm generally interested in buying sets of plates...enough to set a table.  When new auctions come on line with this description, eBay sends me an email telling me what's new.  It saves time and keeps me informed. Give it a try!

The vintage Theodore Haviland, Limoges France luncheon plate was the inspiration piece for my design today.  I wanted you to see my blogiversary giveaway up close and personal because I hope that you'll fall in love with it!  I adore the beautiful embossing on the scalloped rim.  The tiny pink and lavender floral motif is typical of numerous Haviland patterns.  I am an enthusiastic advocate for luncheon plates.  They exponentially expand the opportunities for mixing and matching.  Most dinner plates can be used as chargers when paired with luncheon plates.  Just imagine the possibilites!

    I found a large service of the gold-tone bamboo handle flatware at a garage sale.  This is the first time that I've used it.  I don't know the maker, but it has a nice weight and balance.

  My girly-girl table was just begging for lots of pink and green.  The Waterford Simply "Green", another eBay goodie, paired perfectly with the hot pink Italian crystal goblet.  I found the hot pink stems at Marshall's on a recent trip to Scottsdale, Arizona.  I've recently discovered that we have two Marshall's in our city.  I've searched for more of these, but to no avail, so far.  If you happen to come across any and you don't need them for yourself, I'd love it if you would let me know.  They were a hit with my guests today...such a yummy color!

The table is ready...

...Wine, iced tea, and water are waiting in the kitchen...

Tomato Bisque soup is warming on the stove top, waiting to be served in Haviland, "Ranson" cream soups.  Hot bread is baking in the oven and will be served in our sweet Nana's antique silver roll basket.  A main course of chicken salad and avocado served on a bed of lettuce is just light enough for a hot summer day.  Dessert will be a raspberry sponge cake pyramid presented with fresh berries and peaches in Val St. Lambert crystal bowls.

I'm ready to roll...

The house is spit-spot, and I'm eager for my dear friends to ring the bell.  I'm excited to tell them about the blogiversary giveaway.  The  instructions follow just below.  I hope that you'll sign up for a chance to win the set of 12 luncheon plates.

Here's how you can enter:
1. Become an official follower of Entertaining Women. Then leave me a comment to tell me that you're a new follower!! You can also leave a comment telling me that you're already a follower.

2.  For a second chance to win, leave me a comment telling me your first thought about how you would use the Theodore Haviland, Limoges, France luncheon on your table.

I'll draw and announce the winner on Tuesday, July 19.  Good luck!  I think that the winner is going to enjoy using the plates for many years.  I can hardly wait to see how they'll look on your table, if you're the winner!

Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, "Tablescape Thursday.  I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.


Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for sponsoring her delightful blog party...PINK SATURDAY.  I'm pleased to join he fun!  Click HERE to explore all the yummy posts that celebrate PINK.


You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her! 




76 comments:

Jo said...

Yippee!..I'm first!...and I've been happy follower for sometime now,love this giveaway.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Jo said...

O' I almost forgot: Happy 1st year blogging,ain't it been so much fun!
If I win a set of 12 of these antique Theodore Haviland, Limoges France luncheon plate, I would have a summer garden party.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Miss Char said...

First of all congratulations on your anniversary, your tablescapes are always a treasure of beauty and information. This one is no exception, I love the mix of textures and the dainty elements. I'm sure your friends were so excited to sit down and enjoy this beautiful table.

I am a follower who always enjoys your talents.

Miss Char said...

Let's see....I would use the Haviland Limoges French luncheon plates as you did for a girly luncheon, a bridal or baby shower. I can see them in a beautiful setting on my porch in the summer for the ladies luncheon that I have each year for my mother and her friends.

Again, congrats on your anniversary.

Martha said...

It's a lovely table but you always set a lovely table -- love the summer colors -- they are so pretty!!!

Tricia said...

What a wonderful, feminine table, Cherry Kay! I know your friends felt special and pampered when they sat down to your delicious meal. Happy "blogiversary"! I have been a follower of yours and never fail to learn something new from your posts.

Tricia said...

I would use the lovely luncheon plates for a large birthday luncheon for friends. I don't have any dishes with a pink design!

Marlis said...

OOh those plates are so beautiful. They would certainly find a lovely place in my home and be used often. And coming from you, would bring a smile to my face all the time.. You are certainly giving a most generous gift in honor of your blog-aversary! Thank you from my heart just for the hope of winning this set!

Cherry Kay, this table is so beautiful I don't know where to start. I do love the green Waterford and the pink Italian goblets.. they add so much sparkle to the table. Your china choices are fabulous as each plate plays off of the other. The cutwork napkins were a fabulous choice.. Congrats on another winning table! I am sure your friends felt pampered and very special. Many blessings, marlis

Marlis said...

I am follower too.. have been forever..
Now to how I would use them. Well I love to mix pink and gray! So I would put down my cherished pink damask tablecloth given to me after our house fire by my dear friend Sarah. Then I would I would start with my lenox snowlily plates and layer the luncheon plates on top. As you said, dinner plates make great chargers! Snowlily has a bit of gray around the edges.. Then would come the luscious Haviland! On top, some pink depression glass salads or bowls...certainly something pink. Silver for the utensils, probably silver for the goblets, some pink roses for the centerpiece, crystal salt and peppers, Oh I can see this table unfolding so beautifully. And then I see the true gems at the table, you and my friends. Thanks for the chance!

Marigene said...

Cherry Kay, Happy 1st anniversary to your blog! You always have the most beautiful tables, this one is no exception. Those hot pink goblets look so nice with the place setting and vibrant centerpiece you have used today.
I have been a follower for some time...

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Such a pretty girly girl table! I love the use of the green cabbage plates under the pretty pink plates and those gorgeous pink goblets too. I've never have seen fresh flowers at Sams, I guess I've just overlooked them. What an amazingly generous giveaway you are having. I am already a follower and thanks for your sweet comments on my new pool. You know I am just swimming with table scaping ideas on that! LOL!

Jaybird said...

I can't become a follower because I only have public internet access....but OH how I would love to win the plates....I have a few of their next of kin in my china cabinet...only enough for DH and I to enjoy our servings of summer salads! How joyful it would be to have more of them.
I do so enjoy your blog and visit regularly. Does that count?? :^)
The Texas Jaybird

jbmusik at yahoo dot com

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Ok, second post. Hands down if I won I would do all I could to create my very first pink and purple tablescape using these gorgeous plates with my Lenox Butlers Pantry "Gourmet" Dinner Plates, since they have a similar shape. Congrats on your blogging anniversary and thanks again for this wonderful giveaway!

Sherry said...

I am a follower of your blog and I so enjoyed visiting you today to see your lovely home and beautiful table. I have learned more today about how to set a lovely, inviting table.

Sherry said...

Happy 1st Anniversary. If I were to win these beautiful plates I would use my cream plates as chargers and set a table with flowers from my garden and take the time to invite my friends for an afternoon tea.

xinex said...

Oh Cheery Kay, I wish I could win your Limoges salad plates. I am already a follower, have been for quite a while....Christine

xinex said...

If I win the plates, I would pair them with either my plain white or ivory dinner plates and use my green charger plates. They will look so pretty. I love your pink stems too!.....Christine

mississippi artist said...

Beautiful layering of your plates, and those goblets are such a luscious color! I know your friends felt so special!

mississippi artist said...

I have been a follower for a long time. I would use this lovely service for girl friend parties for sure, but I think Easter would be the perfevct time to use these lovely dishes.

A Hint of Home said...

What a beautiful table with gorgeous dishes and flowers.
I'm now an official follower.
Happy Anniversary!

Pondside said...

I think that if I won I'd have to come down to pick them up - or you'd have to come up here!...it's just too costly to ship them all this way. Of course a gal can dream - so I'd say that I'd have an engagement luncheon for a certain young lady who is about to be engaged to be married.

Pondside said...

.......and I'm a follower, of course!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Congratulations on your first year in blogging!

The tables are always gorgeous!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely home you have -- and always such beautifully set tables. I am a follower and have been for sometime. I would LOVE to win these wonderful dishes.

Sharlotte said...

I just became a follower! Love your blog!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I have a luncheon each year for some of the other grandmothers at my church -- we always enjoy it and this year will be adding a new grandmother to our group -- I would LOVE to use these pretty plates on my table!

Sharlotte said...

I loved your table, the colors were so pretty! I loved all your finds and your home is gorgeous!!!I would use the luncheon plates with pink depression glass...I love the pink in your dishes! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Aledia said...

I just LOVE your tablescape, pink and green are two of my favorite colors together and my dining room is also in those colors as well.

I have been a follower for some time now and would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway!
If I were to win I would have a beautiful shabby chic garden party!

Have a wonderful evening!
Aledia~
**Happy Anniversary**

Meredith said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!!! This table is just beautiful as always. I have been following you for a while now and love your posts! You give great advice, let us in all your secrets and details. I really appreciate this!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Ms. Cherry Kay, I of course am a long time follower! You always find the prettiest linens and I don't think i've ever paid attention to any pics with your flooring in them but I love the brick flooring!!!! It's totally my style!
Thanks for hosting the give away and have a wonderful week!

Meredith said...

Wow, as for how I would use those lovely plates...since we just moved into our new house with a great open layout for entertaining, I would love to host a baby shower...or a bridal shower or a girlfriends' luncheon....

Laura Wilkerson said...

As soon as I saw those dishes I knew the first setting I would use them in is at my oldest daughters bridal luncheon!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

All of the plates on your table are beautiful! I especially like the chargers. I hope you enjoy your visit!

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

OK WOW!! Where should I start? Beautiful table to say the least!!! :*~:*~Bravo:*~:*~can you hear me clapping? Love the hot pink goblets!!Saving the set of 12 plates to your search on ebay...brilliant, I will do that for sure!! And luncheon plates over dinner plates for extra layering? KUDOS!! I came to the right place for inspiration tonight!
I am your newest follower and I just love all your wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!!

~~Wendy

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!!!!!!!!!

As always, I'm in love with your table!!!

1. I've been a follower and have thoroughly enjoyed it!

2. FANTASY--Pure and simple fantasy is what I'd use those gorgeous limoges for. They are timeless pieces of fantasy, transporting me, and anyone lucky enough to dine on them with me if I won them, to another era.

Another time.

A genteel time.

A time of grace and elegance.

A time where immense attention to detail was paid to delicate, beautiful things.

A time where friends and family gathered for the most fantastical celebrations.

When community wasn't just a fantasy, but a reality.

The sweet, delicate and evocative beauty of those plates would serve as a benison, a declarative call to joy for all the beloved guests gathered around.

The plates would be a benediction, an issuing forth of all things bright and beautiful in the world.

The plates would be a fulcrum, a magical center around which we'd share, truly be a COMMUNITY.

Such loveliness begats more loveliness.

Off the top of my head after a very hot (the air conditioning does not work well in our casa and it's in the 90s here) and sleepless night I am rambling on about the pure beauty of these plates.

But, off the top of my head usually means it's the most sincere verbal gesture from my heart--my gut instinct, the truth.

So, last but not least, these plates would be the focal point of a table that would beckon love...a table that would be so gorgeous that we would take extra time to thank our Lord and Savior for the blessing of fellowship and the blessing of immense beauty that we have been given.

Sorry for the rambling/hugs/blessings,
Lana

A Perfect Setting said...

Cherry Kay, Congrats on your first year! You have shown us many lovely things, given us wonderful ideas, and inspired us with your creativity and talent!! I have been a follower, and I will continue to be in awe of your amazing tablescapes. That being said, your table is above is simply divine. What a delight for your guests! You have such a gift for taking a handful of flowers and turning them into a beautiful centerpiece, so professional. I am swooning over your china. I, too, have a set of the Bordello--it's so versatile for so many occasions. The crystal you chose is magnificent, and it is all so perfectly wonderful together. Now, I will leave another comment about your giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing your gifts with us.

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Cherry Kay, I'm back talking about your giveaway. I, too, collect limoge luncheon plates, but unfortunately I do not have any more of one kind than six. Some are very similar to yours. If I won them, you can be assured that they would be loved and treasured throughout the years. My love of china developed from my aunt and my mother, who you've probably read about at some point. I am the only one left in our extended family who will host the gatherings. My table can seat 12, and oh how wonderful it would be to use these gorgeous limoge luncheon plates for this! I can also see them in the future, for my daughter's and possibly daughter-in-law's bridal luncheons and hopefully one day a baby shower! I would use them with some of the pieces I inherited from my sweet mother, and grandmother. They would be passed down (hopefully not any time soon) for the next generation to love. Anyway, thanks for considering me, thanks for your kind giveaway of these gorgeous heirlooms.

Tess said...

What a gorgeous table!!! And cool, I'm sure(I don't like the heat either!!). The centerpiece is perfect with the beautiful place settings! VERY girlie and pretty. Luncheon sounds delicious-lucky girlfriends! Those pink glasses are very pretty. I was just in TJM and didn't see anything like those (we don't get really great stuff here usually).

I'm a new "official" follower, but visit every TT that I log on for!

Tess said...

Now for the way I would use these beautiful dishes. Luncheon plates for luncheon sounds appropriate. I love the delicate limoges patterns and only have a very few pieces. My sister has a wonderful friend who is having health issues in her family and we "do lunch" sometimes. I am planning a luncheon and these would be perfect with Royal Albert Old Country Garden plates as charges and other R.A. patterns that I have. And that would only be the FIRST occasion that I would use them for!

Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest for these beautiful dishes. I don't know how you can part with them!!!

Summer said...

Oh, those goblets are 2die4 and go perfectly with your floral arrangement. I like flowers from Sam's and Costco as well. I will look at our local store to see if I can find more goblets for you. I was also noticing the large console table against the wall. How nice and very generous of you to give away the china to some lucky person.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Dear Cherry,

Happy Birthday to Entertaining Women firstly, secondly your table setting as always is outstanding, thirdly just loved your Nanas roll basket that you used for bread.

I wish I could attend too but I know its very hard to post thing overseas, so I am very happy for you and the person who will win the beautiful dishes.

Lots of Love,

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi! I've been absent from BNOTP for a couple of months now, but it's great to check in and see all the pretty tables you've posted that I missed. I don't think I've ever seen your home's foyer. The brick is gorgeous! Congratulations on a year of fabulous tables, and I look forward to the year ahead. Have a wonderful weekend!

Designs on 47th Street said...

SO EXCITING! First of all congratulations for your one year blogging anniversary! Lucky for us that you are here and choose to share your talents in Blog Land! :) You are truly so talented. Why yes I am a follower of yours! We are expecting our first granddaughter (after three precious grandsons). My other daughters and I are going to through the mother (my oldest daughter) a suprise shower for very close relatives. Wouldn't it be such great fun to use these beautiful pink dishes for the shower??? Oh! How lovely it would be.

I love the layering of your tablecloths and oh so much! Thanks for the giveaway!

Hugs, Donna

tammylovesdishes said...

Thanks for the great shopping tips! Your table is lovely; what a great setting for a girls' luncheon. The menu you chose sounded so tasty.

I love the look of your Royal Doulton dinner plate on the Cabbage Leaf charger. The Haviland looks perfect on top; are you sure you want to part with these? I must say that I love the pop of the hot pink goblets. I will look for them for you, although our Marshall's has a very poor selection of glasses.

I would pair those Haviland plates with a dinner plate I recently acquired which has a pink and white edging.

Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope you next year is as much fun for you; I know we, your readers, will be having fun visiting!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Cherry Kay,

I'm now an official follower on your blog. I thought I had already signed on to follow, as I always love to look at your tablescapes, but apparently I was mistaken. Some days I have trouble keeping up :) Thanks so much for visiting my July 4th tablescape and taking time to leave a comment. You always leave such thoughtful comments, and I do appreciate them! I haven't been blogging for so very long, and sometimes wonder if I'm connecting to anyone out there. I'm gaining followers very slowly, but I keep plugging away. I write about what interests me and hope the posts will be seen by others with similar interests.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the Fourth of July tablescape. I've been waiting for a chance to use the pewter treasures. I don't have pewter candlesticks, but I thought the brass worked out just fine. Have a great weekend!

Denise

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Very exciting!...I love your tablescape, just beautiful!! I am a follower since I started blog world 8 mths. ago! I love those plates, hope I'm the winner and don't worry, I have an American address too! I would pair the plates with my ivory color reticulated, lace like plates, it would look gorgeous, I'm sure. Congrats on your new blogaversary, wow, a year...looking forward to more of your beautiful tablescapes to visit and get inspired! Lots of hugs, FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'm back! There's so much to say! Your post is gorgeous! I love your house, the table at the entrance is fabulous, all your decor is wonderful...that's all. Love, FABBY

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Cherry Kay,

What a generous giveaway you are having and Happy Blogaversary! This table is really beautiful, as yours always are. There is so much to love about this table. I adore the sweet tablecloth (have loved violets since I was a little girl), and your creamer and suger are so pretty and unique. The flowers remind of thistle flowers like they have in Scotland. The small salt and peppers really are little works of art, and the goblets pair beautifully together. Last, but not least, the plates are beautiful. I love the Royal Doulton dinner plates, and the Limoges are just wonderful!! I really love Limoges, but don't have any of my own.

If I won the giveaway, I would use our cut-work tablecloth similar to your lovely napkins, or an ivory lace tablecloth; both given to us by my husband's grandmother. I would use our crystal stemware, or some pink goblets we have, and the sterling flatware we were recently given by my MIL. I have some napkins with crocheted lace that I might use, or might use my pink damask napkins. It's fun to create the table in my head :) Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this very thoughtful gift!

Hugs,

Denise

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
What a Beautiful Tablescape with your China !!!You did a lovely job putting it altogether for this dinner party sweet lady. Im already a follower on your Blog.
xxoo Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I would have a Luncheon with my girifriends' In my Garden and talk about my lucky win on my BEAUTIFUL DISHES from you !!!
I hope you have a Great Weekend.
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady Im back.
I also so have two sets of Theodore Haviland china. I have use in other tablescapes. Apple Blossom and Miami.
xxoo Diane

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Happy blogiversary, Cherry Kay! I've enjoyed following your blog for the majority of your first year, and I always look forward to seeing what you're going to do next. The pink goblets are amazing!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What would I do with the set of 12 beautiful luncheon plates? I've been wanting to host a luncheon for some ladies at a local women's shelter, but the time hasn't been right yet. I think I'd start trying MAKE that happen -- and pair your beauties with my Mikasa Italian Countryside dinner plates to set a very feminine table. The ideas are flowing...

classicms said...

After visiting your postings on Tablescape Thursday for several months, I have finally become a follower. I am so impressed with both the beauty of your tables and the volume of entertaining. You have an incredible collection of tableware and linens. Please enter me in the drawing for the beautiful Haviland plates. I would treasure them. Thank you.

classicms said...

Sharing my first thought of how I would use the Haviland plates is very easy. I have been looking for some months for plates for a very special table that I am planning in honor of a dear friend. My friend and I discovered that we have a common childhood connection to and love for Sweetpeas. I found some incredible silk Sweetpeas that are so realistic. The flowers are a lovely pale lavendar and I will make the centerpiece using them, and then the arrangement will be a surprise gift for my friend. I have been searching for lovely feminine plates with delicate flowers in a lavender shade. I think that your plates would be perfect and winning them would be a joy! Thank you

classicms said...

I am a frequent Marshall's shopper, I will be on the lookout for your pink stems.

mrsthesun said...

Congratulations on the first anniversary of your blog. I am now a follower!
Nancy

mrsthesun said...

If I would win the gorgeous plates I would use them in a very special way. My youngest daughter is expecting a baby in January and if we find out she is having a little girl, I would have the most wonderful, feminine luncheon, using these beautiful plates. I can see it now with the pink linen touches. Thank you for making this spectacular give-away available to us!
Nancy

CAS said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm sure your friends will really enjoy your lovely tablescape.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How beautiful is that table. I love the green and pink color scheme.

Laura Burciaga said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!! What a lovely table you have created!! The flower arrangement is stunning, as is are the hot pink goblets!!

Lizabeth said...

Beautiful table! I love your stemware- I'll keep an eye out at my T.J.Maxx for the hot pink ones! The tablecloth you scored for $6 is so sweet! It's a lovely table to ladies and your menu sounds divine!
Thanks for visiting my blog..Liz

Katharine said...

Wow! That's all I can say...Wow! Your home and tablescape are just breathtaking!

Katharine said...

I just can't stop looking at all your tablescapes. They give me so much inspiration. I love everything you do! I see you're from Oklahoma. I am too! I am needing advice on items for a welcome bag for family coming in from Texas. I want to add an Oklahoma item. Do you have suggestions?

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it! Your home is gorgeous and your table setting is just beautiful. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Bloggaversary! Your tablescape is gorgeous. Wish I was there enjoying it in person! It is hot....try coming to AZ now...no, on second thought...don't!!! Wait until November...beautiful then!

Rettabug said...

Oh Cherry Kay, we saw on tonight's news that OK was just blistering in this heat & its coming our way.
I want to thank you for the heads up on Tues. Morning tablecloths. I'm going there tomorrow, first thing.
The ruched, scalloped effect on your tablecloth is just darling & your SAM'S flower arrangement is GORGEOUS!

Thanks for the tip about how you find so many wonderful items on Ebay. I will try doing that, too.
The vintage Theodore Haviland/ Limoges luncheon plates are sooo delicate & pretty looking. What a wonderful blogaversary give-away! Congratulations on 1 full year of sharing some spectacular tablescapes.

I can't believe I hadn't signed in to be a follower until just now.
I've corrected that error & am an avid follower now.
I do have you on my Google Reader & read every post you make. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home & spirit with us so much.

fondly,
Rett

Rettabug said...

I have the same Bordallo Pinheiro, "Cabbage Leaf" plates that you have, so if I win, I'd probably try to pair the luncheon plates with them, exactly as you have. I just ♥♥♥ pink & green together!

Entertaining Women said...

I inadvertently deleted a dear comment from Tulika M. Here's the text, and I have you entered in the drawing, Tulika. Soo sorry for my clumsiness. CK


New follower! I've been visiting your blog for months now... your pictures inspired me to get my first set of sterling flatware - Francis 1st and now I'm lemming some Waterford stemware. You do such a great job of using colors and textures to invoke a 'mood' for the table that I saved your blog in my favorites and come here for inspiration every time I'm setting my table for a special occasion. Thanks for sharing your talent and Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary! I'm excited to become an official follower today!

Diann said...

Hi Cherry Kay!
Well you table is lovely! The dishes are gorgeous and I adore the stemware! I am your newest follower. thank you for the chance to win these stunning dishes!

Diann said...

Oh and congrats on your 1 year annivesary! the first thing I thought of when I saw the beautiful delicate pattern of the dishes was a Mother's Day luncheon. But, a girl's lunch outside on the patio with fresh from the garden flowers would be so pretty with these dishes.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Congrats on the blogiversary!! I love that gorgeous tablesetting. I am a new folloower, please enter me in your giveaway.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

For a second entry into your fabulous giveaway, I would love to use these plates on my back porch at our long farmhouse table that seats 8. I would love to have a luncheon for my country neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Your home is gorgeous and I love the " Home Engineer"..had me in fits of giggles!!! The table looks wonderful and I felt like lifting the pot to peek inside... Happy blog anniverary to you.


Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Tulika M. said...

I just realized that there is a chance for a second entry (and no problem about the first comment :)) sooooo, how would I use these delicate pink floral plates?

These would be PERFECT for the special ladies lunch I've planned for next month where my mom will be 'chief guest'. My parents live overseas and this is the first time they'll visit us in eight years. We just moved into our first house (!!) and the lunch will be a great way for my mom to meet all my friends and enjoy one of the last few weeks of Seattle summer in our sunroom type dining area. The table will be set in pink with a touch of gold (my mom's favorite colors)and these beautiful plates will fit right in!! Thanks for this second chance to win!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Love the hot pink and green accents. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home