Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly, 3.25.14

"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.  ************************************************************************************************************* - 
Today was a welcome and fairly laid back day at home.  My friends called to say that they were bringing takeout, so I set a table for four at the games table in the living room.  My thoughts were turning to Spring....

It's another beautiful day out here on the prairie...

 ...We're all beginning to think of lovely blooms in the softest of colors, ... of my recent eBay finds set just the right mood.  The fabric is P.Kaufmann, and I was fortunate to acquire a pair of them...back porch here I come...soon.

I've been seeing some lovely examples of Hydrangeas here in blog world.  This will have to be my contribution for yet another month or two.

 This was one of my thirty minute tables, so no time to go buy fresh flowers.  I used this unmarked tureen. as my centerpiece.  The crest says, "The Court of Versailles."  I don't know if it's old, or if someone picked it up at a tourist souvenir shop in Paris.  I just know that I like it.  The background color is actually the palest of blues.

 I wanted to create my design using the yummy colors in the table cloth..

 The Bormioli deep purple glass charger plate was too good to leave in the cabinet...

 ...It was a lovely backdrop for the Castleton blue rim, pearl edged dinner plate, discovered on eBay.

 Picking up more amethyst and lilac/pink, I used the Waterford Simply Lilac goblet with the lilac/pink scrolled goblet from Home Goods.

 Spring has sprung!

 Thank you, Nana...yet again.  And thanks to my mother-in-love for the Reed & Barton Francis I flatware.

 Good to go.  Hey, I know that some of you see every detail in every room, so maybe you've wondered about the strange little object under the piano garage...

Sweet Mister brought this home from a benefit auction one night, saying "I just couldn't help it."  Beatrice Emaline is just now old enough to really begin to enjoy it, so here it will live until she has no further use for it.

Another blessed day spent with precious friends...good food, good fun, and priceless fellowship...hard to beat!

This week I'll be joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper
Entertaining Women
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. What a gorgeous spring table. The colors make me think of the blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. You must go for Dallas Blooms sometime if you've not done so. Amazing!
    Happy Spring!

  2. A very pretty table but then you always set a lovely table.

  3. Cherry Kay,
    Your table does indeed look like spring. beautiful...and I love that you are making room for riding toys in your house. :-) Grandchildren do that to us don't they?
    Love, Mona

  4. Love that tureen! The coloring and designon it is wonderful. That tablecloth was a nice find! The chargers are gorgeous. I hefted some of those glass chargers and decided I didn't have a good place to store them- I has surprised how heavy they are. How fun to have take-out on such a pretty table! Your friends a lucky! The little green truck is cute!

  5. Such wonderful colors to herald in spring! I love the lovely blue rimmed plates. Joni

  6. What a fabulous tablecloth! So Springy! I love the table but I know my gkids would love a ride in that car! Too cute! Hope you are well!

  7. This is amazing, especially for a quick set up. The tureen is gorgeous and I want to ride that car too, lol.....Christine

  8. springlike. Love that tablecloth!

  9. Hello Maam C-K,
    Long time no see. I just missed your wonderful tables, your treasures and your sweet smile.

    This table is really inviting me and says: SPRING! How lovely. The colors and your Waterford goblets, is to die for. MAGNIFIQUE...

  10. Your table is beautiful with every detail artistically put together. You have many lovely pieces such as the colorful crystal and magnificent tureen. Your china and chargers look so elegant on the floral linen cloth. Wonderful tablescape.

  11. How I've missed your tables! I'm glad to have time to explore a little today -- and glad I didn't miss this delightful Spring tablescape. I, too, have noticed hydrangeas a lot lately, and your gorgeous new tablecloth is my perfect early-season "fix" until our plants start to bloom.

    So happy that cute little car found a new home! Little Beatrice Emaline is riding in style!

  12. What great linens to display all of your lavender and blues on. Those plates are fabulous and such rich colors. How fun that the ladies brought take out to your house and you certainly turned it into a feast with this gorgeous table!

  13. Beautiful spring table with the perfect floral table topper, just right for letting your gorgeous dishes and tureen pop out! You always come out with the loveliest table setting for every season.
    Have a lovely week.


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