Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lunch for Four, May, 2016

 It was May, 2016, and I invited a few friends for a spur of the moment lunch...a trio of chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad...which I always have available in the refrigerator.  It was time for a 30 minute time for a floral centerpiece.  Short and of those K.I.S.S. moments.  I set a table for four at the games table in living room.  Come on in...

 My inspiration was the tureen, and I chose the Williams-Sonoma blue linen hem stitched tablecloth to set it off.

The tureen is marked only with a painted B followed by a series of 4 numbers.  I bought it on eBay, and I have no idea who made it.  I don't really care.  I love it, and it works with so many different patterns.

 The L'Argent Blue Sophia flanked one of my favorite chargers, the Mottahedeh Blue Lace.

It had been a while since I had used the Mottahedeh Sacred Bird and Butterfly dinner plate, maybe my all time best "get" at a wonderful estate sale. It's subtle, but the background of the plate is actually a pale blue.

 Continuing the color story for my design, I chose the AJKA Louis XIV Cobalt goblet and the BAVARIAN Orange wine stem.  Both of these goblets have been really hard to acquire.  I have recently completed the cobalt, but I am still searching for additional orange stems.

The finishing touch for the place setting was the Williams-Sonoma flax linen hem-stitched napkin, my favorite napkin.  Sometimes, like this day, I choose to use it whether it has anything to do with my design or not, just because I like it so much.

 And that's a all I need are my three friends seated around the table sharing food, fun, and fellowship once more.  It's my favorite way to spend a day.

 Remember to let me know if you are going to be passing my way.  I'd love to set a table just for you!

Before I go...
 Just before my lung surgery, I was surprised and thrilled to learn that I had won Marsha's, of Splendorosa, give away of this amazing purse.  After my surgery, I was limited to carrying no more than 7 pounds at any one time.  My beautiful new bag has been perfect.  I can't begin to tell you how many compliments I have received on my gorgeous prize.  Thank you so much, Marsha!

This week I'm joining:
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

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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. Your table turned out perfect. Your friends are treated to such nice get togethers with you. I just went back to see what was going on with you regarding lunch surgery. I am so glad you have come through it so well and are recovering quickly! You look so pretty and elegant with your beautiful coat and new purse.

  2. Lucky you winning such a cute handbag! And I love your coat, too! Your table is as welcoming as always. The orange stemware is stunning and I am sure your friends enjoyed their luncheon!

  3. Lovely table -- love the blue and orange and that tureen. Wow! I occasionally see those orange stems but not as often as the blue red and green ones!

  4. Loved your intimate table for four and the chargers, dinner plates and soup tureen, perfection!!!! You look fabulous, hope you have now completely recovered from your surgery.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

  5. Beautiful table, CK! Love the Sacred Bird and Butterfly paired with that stunning Mottahedeh Blue .
    How well I remember your amazing buy with the Sacred Bird and Butterfly and the unbelievable gift I received because of it. I treasure my plates more than you can imagine. They are frequent stars on our table, and sentimental in my heart always. Thank you again and again for your generosity.
    Happy Weekend!
    The bag is beautiful, and the stunning lady carrying it is gorgeous inside and out!

  6. It is so exciting to see a post from you, Miss Cherry Kay. Thank you and I am so glad you are feeling better and better. What a pretty photograph of you! I know you love that neat purse.

  7. Your tables always have such a touch of elegance with no detail left undone.

  8. Are cherry K what a lovely tribute to me I am so happy that little bag came in handy for you and that you've been carrying it it really is special

  9. Hello CK,

    A very simple, quiet table. The Mottahedeh plates seem like they would be ideal for Thanksgiving! Nice to see that you've recouperated, too. Regards, Robin


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