Friday, January 31, 2014

Flaming Festival, Part III

"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. 

I'm probably going to disappear again for a few weeks.  Sweet Mister just learned this week that he'll undergo a total knee replacement next week.  I covet your prayers for him during the next month.  In the meantime, I wanted to take the opportunity to share the second table that I designed for the Theta Flaming Festival.

 My tablescaping partner, Barb, loves pink and green.  Works for me, too!  A white matelasse tablecloth tops a long green cloth that I made.

 This one definitely sets that "ladies who lunch" atmosphere.

 The Bormioli hot pink charger is always a winner.  Today it holds the Coalport Exotic Bird dinner plate, a colorful Copeland Spode accent plate, and the Glastonbury-Lotus chiller & under plate.  Stemware includes the Waterford Simply Lilac and the Glastonbury-Lotus Goldenrod goblets.  Did you spy the Mackenzie-Childs individual salt and pepper sets?

 A simple centerpiece comprised of a Hutschenreuther pink and white tureen, a quartet of pink Fenton coin dot bowls filled with green Hydrangeas, and two pair of Val St. Lambert crystal candlesticks only took moments to assemble.

 Gold tone flatware and lime green hemstitched napkins finished the place settings.  The individual rose posies at each place are placed in an assortment of small Waterford vases that I've collected over the years.

 Giving my design an exclamation point....the crystal decanters were great finds from Tuesday Morning.

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Wow my friend, you are so talented! I love it all, it's so elegant and yet so cheery. The Bormioli hot pink chargers sure make a statement to the place setting with the gorgeous dishes.
Prayers for your hubby are going his way. I'm sure all will be fine.

Cindy Ritchie said...

So Elegant! A very beautiful table with such classy elements!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...what a great color combo. The tureen is so pretty. Do you have a separate room to store all your beautiful tureens in? They take up so much space.
Have a wonderful week...and I will put your hubby on my prayer list.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the colors on this Tablescape! The gold rimmed stemware pieces are beautiful.
My mom has had both knees done (in her 80's) and did great. The first two weeks are the roughest. She gets around just fine and you wouldn't know unless you saw the incision scar. I'm sure everything will go just fine, but I'll send up an extra prayer for him.

Sarah said...

Cherry Kay, I'm sorry to hear Sweet Mister is in need of another surgery. Will pray that all goes well and that he has a speedy recovery.
Your table is exquisite. The stack of beautiful dishes takes my breath away. That chiller is incredible! Love the elegance and simplicity of the centerpiece. Need to remember this idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Can you tell me where you found the matelasse tablecloth?

Pondside said...

This is my favourite so far - it just makes me smile.
I'm so sorry to read that your Sweet Mister is going for more surgery. I will think of him and pray that all will go well and that he'll be up and about to enjoy spring's arrival.

Sonia said...

Stunning table Cherry Kay! So elegant and colorful. Love all the gold, pink and green. The hydrangeas surrounding the soup tureen are just perfect. Best to your mister and will be praying for a successful surgery!
Miss Bloomers

Alycia Nichols said...

Total knee replacement?!??!! Ugh! I feel for him. Many of the people in my PT time slot are there for rehab following knee surgery. The majority are knee replacements. They work really hard. The good news is that it's only the pits for a couple of weeks or so, and then it's MUCH easier. If he can just get through those first few days, he'll do great. I'm going to definitely pray for him AND for you as his caretaker.

This table...this table!!!!!!! So, so beautiful! If I sat down at it, I'd be very hard pressed to get up any time soon! Your tablecloth is gorgeous, too.

Hang in there, and we'll see you upon your return. Don't make it too long! :-)

Jaybird said...

This table is beautiful!!
Blessings to the mister!!

Marlis said...

Gorgeous as usual. I love the gold encrusted crystal. Truly statement pieces. Prayers for your husband. My friend had it done last fall and only missed one week of BSF. Wishing him the same recovery!! Prayers for the doctors too. And for you. hugs,

Jacqueline said...

I think this is a table fit for a queen! What fabulous pieces you have pulled together. Those gold bowls are stunning and paired with the pink - swoon, swoon, swoon!
So sorry to hear about hubby's knee - will definitely be praying for you both as it is quite a job to help them recover!

classicms said...

Cherry Kay, you have left us with a beautiful table to tide us over while you focus on your husband's surgery and rehab. Prayers and best wishes to you both. MM

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Ok Cherry Kay, I am speechless. That table is amazing. Truly a work of art. Classy and refined. I love the color palette. The greens and the pinks work so well together. The matelasse tablecloth is beautiful. My prayers for your hubby.



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cherry Kay, this tablescape is stunning. Love everything about it, and that cloth! That cloth is gorgeous. It all is.



The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I hope the surgery went well and that the healing will be quick!



Judy Biggerstaff said...

So gorgeous and so elegant. Love the pink chargers with the setting. The centerpiece is stunning ad the green napkins plus the pink make it all pop. Take care of hubs, I had mine done in December and it has taken a while to recoop.

Rettabug said...

I hope your patient is recuperating quickly...that is NOT a fun surgery! DH has had one knee done & swears he'll never get the other one fixed.
Your table scape is just gorgeous, Cherry Kay! I love how you pulled out the acid lime green color in those exquisite plates with the napkin & flower colors. You're a pro at this!!

Prayers for both of you at this time,