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Monday, March 18, 2013

Hippity Hoppity...Revisiting Bunny Trails Past

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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I'm not entertaining this week.  I thought that I'd share a reprise of several Easter tables that I've designed in the past couple of years.  I also want to include one of my personal favorite posts featuring many of our dear Nana's treasures that are such a joy to use when entertaining. I'll be back with this year's Easter table next week.  If you wish to see the entire post, just click on the title below each picture.




....and the "Nana Table"....

I'm looking forward to Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday...the most important day of each year.  I'm eager to see what you have designed to celebrate this special special day.

Come join me at Marty's TABLETOP TUESDAY...always a great place to visit!

I'm joining Jamiann @ The Blackberry Vine for TUESDAY TO DO AND LIST MAKERS.  So many inspirational ideas here...you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday is the 52nd edition of Cuisine Kathleen's meme, "LET'S DISH".  I'm excited to be a charter member.  Pop over (pun intended for the Chef Supreme Kathleen) and join the fun!

Lots of great ideas to be gathered when you visit Yvonne at Stone Gable for TUTORIALS, TIPS, & TIDBITS.  Don't waste another moment...hurry on over!

I'm joining The Style Sisters for CENTERPIECE WEDNESDAYS.  Don't miss it!  

                                                                
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme,  "TABLESCAPE THURSDAY."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 10:00 AM on Thursdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.

March, a month of so many transitions...I find myself still enjoying a Winter eve's fire in the fireplace while looking with sweet anticipation toward Spring.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her fabulous meme  SEASONAL SUNDAYS.  Hope to see you there! 

  
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 "The Tag Hollow Sessions""  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!             

32 comments:

Diane said...

Cherry Kay - it is always wonderful to see a collection of your precious posts. I almost "swoon" every time!
I never can decide which one is my favorite, but certain pieces of tableware always "jump out" at me. Those cranberry ruffled bowls and all of your gorgeous stemware are calling to me this morning, as well as the incredible tablecloth on Nana's table. The china is stunning, too. Thank you for sharing!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cherry Kay, these are all such wonderful settings! I love the way that you mix colors and patterns. It is always just perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are all so beautifully done, but I have to say that second one with the toile tablecloth really had me drooling!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my, such stunning settings, but the second one won my heart, it's just so beautiful. SWOON the gorgeous dishes, the ruffled sherbets, the glasses and I could on and on!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week.
FABBY

Marigene said...

Cherry Kay, it is always a treat to see what you pull out of your amazing collection of dishes, crystal and linens each week...all beautiful tables, but my favorite is the lime/fuschia toile...it is such a striking combination.

Rettabug said...

How distinctly gorgeous each one of your tables look, Cherry Kay! You mix & match & combine elements so beautifully. I'm glad you did this reprise, as I had missed seeing several of them. Thank you for opening your lovely home to us, so that we can enjoy your treasures, too.

Hugs,
Rett

Marlis said...

Cherry Kay, these tables make me smile. They are beautiful and each one is uniquely a work of yours - beautiful. I'm sure that was Nana's tablecloth? It's so pretty. I love those cobalt plates - truly treasures.. Have a blessed week.. xo marlis

kitty said...

You always impress me with your gorgeous tables, Cherry Kay, and this time you've shared several! I would love to be a guest at any of them.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love love all the tables, however the one table with the pretty pink glass bowls that are ruffly are just stunning, then again the last table is so dramatic and wonderful...lovely

xinex said...

Each and everyone of your Easter tables are stunning. I am really amazed at all your dinnerware collections and you just know how to make them even more attractive on the table...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Ah such a wonderful walk down memory lane. Cherry Kay you create such glorious tables. I can't wait to see this year's!

- The Tablescaper

Alycia Nichols said...

I remember gushing over Color Palooza and Easter Finery. I loved the other 2 as well, but I distinctly remember oohing and aahing like a schoolgirl over those 2 in particular! The centerpiece in Easter Finery just blew me away, and the fabulous linens and explosion of color in Color Palooza were just too cool!!!!!!!!! I hope you have a good time setting up for this year's Easter meal! Have a good weekend!

Ruthie Miller said...

wow! Cherry Kay-all those tables are gorgeous. What great style you have. You must have a lot of storage space and for that you are a lucky woman.
Color Palooza is the table I want to sit at. :)
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Lulu said...

No entertaining this week? No matter, getting to revisit previous tables is a treat for the eye as they are always so elegant. Hope spring is popping in Oklahoma.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love seeing your different Easter tables together. The raspberry and green is really working for me right now! Beautiful. Happy Spring!

Scribbler said...

I remember these! That color palooza is still one of my top five faces, I think, because I just love the colors.

Tricia said...

All these tables are stunning, Cherry Kay! If FORCED to pick one as my favorite, I think I'd go with the one featuring the pink ruffled bowls -- gorgeous! Yes, it will be strange not to host Easter this year -- but grown children capable of hosting are a wonderful blessing!

Pondside said...

What a treat for the eyes, Cherry Kay, but I'm torn between Easter Confection and Easter Finery. What fun!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love all of your tables!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop, you have a wonderful blog. I look forward to reading more. You can find me at meandmr.com

-Melanie @meandmr.com

Maria C said...

I think my favorite is Easter Finery because of that stunning centerpiece. But, really, I love them all!

Entertaining Women said...

For Ruthie MIller: Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I hope that you'll return often. Cherry Kay

JP said...

You have done some pretty tables...my fav is #2!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

That pink and green combo is one of my favorite tables...although they are all so special and pretty!

Sarah said...

How did I miss this post? Oh, yes, I was serving 40 ladies lunch here that day. ;-) Seriously, sorry I'm so late arriving. Love seeing all these gorgeous tables. I went back and visited each one. Each one is so special, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Easter Finery. Love the soft colors, the beautiful jacquard cloth, those amazing Italian reticulated plates, the pink Fenton bowls, the ring of bunnies, ....... well, I guess you get the picture. I think every detail is awesome. Can't wait to see what you do for this year. ~ Sarah

Lady Katherine said...

Hello its been a while since I was...
Your post are so lovely, I adore the one with the awesome white bunny centerpiece. I love the centerpiece so so much. Its so darling.

Bonnie said...

They are all so beautiful it would be hard to pick a favorite.

You are such a wonderful artist as you design tablescapes. It truly is a work of art and you know all the right techniques.

I would love to hear about your experience having tea at the Ritz in London. That would be delightful. Thank you for your kind visit on my creme tea post. I have posted the food now.

Crystal Grandeur said...




This table is set in a grand style..very colourful and inviting...thank you...:):)

Kathleen said...

They are all so beautiful! I have that WS pink toile cloth too, time to pull it out!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
love seeing your different Easter tables together all are Beautiful !!Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Easter with your family.
XXOO Diane

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Color Palooza grabs my eye every time! Such vibrant color contrast! So glad you reprised all of these gorgeous tables. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Oh my, I would not be welcome anywhere near that table. For I have been considered the proverbial bull in the china shop far too many time to not be taken seriously.