Monday, August 5, 2013

A Nod to Wimbledon

"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.

Several weeks ago, the kids came over for Friday night take-out.  You know the routine...Outback Steaks.  Much of the evening would be spent watching Wimbledon matches, so I pulled together a few things that would remind my guests of our entertainment for the evening.

 The green and white striped cloth is one of three that I found on eBay several years ago.  I bought them for the three tables that live on the back porch.

 The colors of the Wimbledon logo are hunter green, and color scheme was set.

 A five-minute centerpiece...a quartet of the white Lenox urns topped with the green hypericum berry topiaries and one of the amethyst glass presentation bowls, elevated on an oriental stand.

 Thinking of the green grass courts, I chose the green wood chargers that I found at a local estate sale.

 Dinner was served on the Wedgwood Countryware dinner plate.  This pattern has become quite the workhorse for me.

 Another great English design, salads were served on the Wedgwood Majolica Grape Leaf plate.

 Guess who sat at this place setting!  See the clue?  Flatware = four teaspoons.  You got it!...Beatrice Emaline was coming for dinner. White Williams-Sonoma linen hemstitched napkins were captured by the Coalport Countryware napkin ring.  Tip:  Coalport originally made Countryware.  The molds were eventually bought by Wedgwood when Coalport closed their factory.  The patterns are exactly the same, but the Wedgwood can be found priced more reasonably than the Coalport....just in case you want to collect them.  They can be found in abundance on eBay.

 The unmarked black amethyst goblet was a perfect companion for the Colony green goblet.

Time to eat...

Game. Set. Match!

This week I'll be joining:

Inspire Me Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through Life
Centerpiece Wednesday with The Style Sisters
Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen
Tutorials, Tips, & Tidbits with Yvonne @ Stone Gable
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper

Come join much much inspiration!

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Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. Cherry Kay, this is delightful table in Wimbledon green. The Wedgwood Countryware is a beautiful design, and even more lovely when paired with the grape leaf plates. This table is as fresh as the English countryside.
    I bet Miss B is eager to grab those spoons and make a bit of noise. I love it that you set a special place for her at your table. She is going to grow up in style!
    Thanks for sharing ~ Sarah

  2. I love those green wood chargers, they are so beautiful and you can tell they are a great quality, loved all the green and white and of course the nod to tennis

  3. That's a fresh and pretty summer setting. I particularly like the green chargers. What a treat it must be to have wee Miss B to dinner!

  4. What a clever idea for a table, Cherry Kay! The green stripes really set the tone, and way to follow through with the rest of the color scheme! Our Emily (8 months) is a spoon aficionado, too. You find the best things at estate sales!

  5. Perfect! You sure had all the great elements right at hand, my friend...(it rhymes, lol) You blend in the greens perfectly, starting from the wooden chargers, to the magnificent Wedwood Country china. The striped table topper brought everything together for the Wimbledon colors in green with touch of purple, dear Cherry Kay. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

  6. Another great table, Cherry Kay! Hope you favorite tennis player wins!!

  7. Love this. You are certainly teaching me to rethink this centerpiece issue I am having, yours are simply, elegant and perfectly suited! I love the Wedgwood pieces! I am sure the sweet princess had a wonderful time. I can just see her sitting there with the multiple teaspoons. How many ended up kissing the floor? LOL. I love the table. Great nod to Wimbledon. xo marlis

  8. Love the green and white, so pretty and the striped tablecloth definitely sets the stage perfectly. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. How fun, LOVE the stripes, and Wimbledon of course! You made it preppy and British with the green and white, casual yet sophisticated.

  10. Thank you for your "Ebay tips"-- thanks to you I have just purchased four of the same napkin rings as you have shown in this beautiful post. They match our everyday china; I was thrilled to find them and would love to find more. Your green and white table is smashing.


  11. Love the colors of this table! Beautiful!

  12. Cherry Kay,
    I always, always look forward to your beautiful tables...that is precious for your granddaughter's place... :-) love that you did this...Is the Wedgwood pattern named Countryware too? I have some Coalport Countryware plates and would like more... glad you told us about that..
    Love, Mona

  13. Beautiful table, I love all the shades of green! Those salad plates are really cool.
    Have a wonderful week, Cherry Kay...

  14. Great job coordinating your table with the Wimbledon colours! Love those white urns with the topiary balls on them - very striking centerpiece!


  15. Really pretty! We are tennis fans in this family as well, so I love the color scheme.

  16. All that vivid green is so pretty, Cherry Kay. The striped table cloth is perfect with the dishes. An excellent job as usual and I know you all had fun...Christine

  17. The stripes are so lively! And I love all the greens. So pretty!

  18. I love the green - pun intended! You have the advantage with those beautiful salad plates ;) Jennifer

  19. How cool & refreshing this tablescape looks!
    I'm drooling over the amethyst glass presentation bowl...what a statement it makes!

    I especially like the green color of the Wedgwood Majolica Grape Leaf plates. Such a pretty IRISH green!

    Your sweet little Beatrice is going to grow up with a deep appreciation for all your fine pieces. She will remember all these fun times, especially if you take pictures & talk to her about them, so they are implanted in her brain now. I try to tell the "story" behind all the dishes I use when Ms. C. visits, so she will have a connection to her great grandmother as well as her great-great one.

    Hugs & Happy Sunday,

  20. I agree with Rett, love the Irish green. Those green chargers are lovely!
    Thanks for joining in, CK!


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