Monday, June 3, 2019

Tales of the Traveling Tote #19

Hello friends, time to share The Tales of The Traveling Tote.  I named my tote Carrie Ann.  Four times a year, we were asked as always to take our trusty totes with us on one of our adventures, be it near or far. We also have a giveaway; you can find the details at the bottom of this post.

It's been raining pretty much solid out here on the prairie for more than a month. Sweet Mister and I are blessed that we have not had to deal with any flooding. There are many in our state who have not been so fortunate. Please, keep them in your prayers.
This morning broke with some welcome sunshine, so Carrie Ann and I grabbed my favorite MacKenzie Childs bumbershoot because rain was forecast once again before noon. We took a moment to snap a pick with the early blooms on one of my hydrangea bushes before heading to one of my favorite events, the Antique American Glass Club Spring Luncheon. Today I'll share the first episode in a series of posts on the lovely tables designed by various members of the Glass Club. Although you might want to grab a rain coat, I can assure you that once inside, we'll find Spring in bloom!
....Please, join me!

This year the speaker was a delightful executive from Vietri. A number of the members chose to design their tables with a selection of their favorite Vietri pieces. My hostess designed this gorgeous tablescaper using Vietri Ribbon dinner plates.

She also used the Vietri Gold Ruffolo glass charger plates and the Gorgeous Vietri Salad in Baroque Glass white sating with gold trim. The Vietri aqua optic goblet and Glastonbury Lotus Goldenrod goblet were the perfect point-counterpoint of old and new. The antique figural lace cloth and the Royal Copenhagen cups and saucers also added to her "everything old is new again" design.

The beautiful dolls ended up being the perfect finishing touch. Everyone who looked at this table fell in love with these exquisite music boxes.

A second table featured a table of mix and match Vietri.

I don't know the name of this Vietri collection, but I love the graphics on each of the accent plates. I'm pretty certain that the MacKenzie-Childs beaded butterfly napkin ring has already caught your attention. I was smitten with the unexpected choice of the powder blue rose bowls filled with beautiful florals as the centerpiece. I think that the light blue was an inspired design choice and elevated the entire table to a level of elegance. I'm pretty certain that by now you've noticed the Mackenzie-Childs beaded Courtly Check napkin rings. They are superb. I asked the hostess if she used these to honor Carrie Ann Hall and the rest of the Traveling Totes. She replied, "But, of course."

Finally, I want to share another tablescaper that chose Vietri for her design. You might recognize the gorgeous Vietri goblets in an assortment of colors. They are just amazing. I will share that a number of guests at the luncheon, who happened to collect these goblets said that they were a nightmare when it came to chipping. That is certainly an important point to factor in when buying them. Just how careful would you be willing to be with them?

Definitely one of my favorite things at the luncheon were the amazing Vietri shell containers from the Onda Glass collection, used for the centerpieces. They are stunning, and by the way, they are still in production.

This large bowl just might have to be one of my acquisitions! I'll be back in coming weeks to share more of the tables from this absolutely elegant luncheon. I hope that you'll join me, and thanks for stopping to visit today. Please, be sure to pop over to explore the adventures of the rest of the ladies and their Tales of the Traveling Totes.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women  

July 31st, we will have a special post, "Fun in the Sun!"

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. Well, this is a fabulous event, and I'm thrille you and Miss Carrie Ann Hall took photos to share with all of us. Vietri dishes are always favorites for me, though I don't really have a dinner set. A girl can dream though!
    Love the beautiful MKC umbrella. I have three, but not this design. Do I need to add another?

  2. Oh Cherry Kay, so happy to hear you haven't had any of the devastating flooding in your area. So many have been affected and need prayer. The tablescapes from your glass club are amazing. I love all collections from Vietri. The Ribbon plates and chargers are stunning. The goblets are a wonderful mix and the antique tablecloth is lovely. The addition of music boxes adds a special touch. Wow, I've never seen the MC butterflies, just stunning. So many special touches on these tables. I look forward to your next posts. Prayers for all who are dealing with the floods and wishing you a week filled with sunshine.......

  3. i would enjoy seeing these tables in person!! of course the black and white dishes caught my eye immediately, and i adore the butterfly napkin rings!! Your bumbershoot is perfect for the dreary weather you have had lately, at least you look pretty and fashionable in the rain!!

  4. Wow, so much gorgeous eye candy! I love Vietri, those tables are incredible! How perfect to spot a little MKC touch... I know you and Carrie Ann had a marvelous time!

  5. I enjoyed seeing the pretty tablescapes, Cherry Kay! Honestly, they are one of the reasons I wanted to blog in the first place because I love creating them myself, and some of my favorite bloggers excel at it! The Vietri settings are all pretty, but that first one? *le sigh*....I love it because I love the colors!!! I hope you have a lovely summer full of super fun adventures with Carrie Ann!

    Ricki Jill

  6. What a gorgeous table! Oh, it couldn't be prettier -- and so hard to decide. Each has its own beauty and charm.

  7. Wow, this is nirvana for me - garden in bloom, purse (totes), and tablescaping! Add MacKenzie-Childs and vintage/antique touches and I'm in heaven! Thanks for sharing, Cherry Kay. I am sorry to see all the devastation occurring with the rains and flooding. We have been spared here in WV so far, but it was just 3 years ago that we had what they called the 1,000 year flooding. There is much rain, but so far nothing like Oklahoma and other Midwestern states are experiencing. On a happy note, your hydrangeas are beautiful.

  8. Wow Cherry Kay, the tables look amazing. I do not own any Vietri dishes, however I can certainly admire these. so many different looks. I love the butterfly napkin rings.
    I would love to see these in person. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. Hugs


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