Wednesday, February 24, 2010

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER......a Tablescape.

It's Tablescape Thursday
Hosted by
And to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Spring!!
And my new TJMaxx dish purchase....
I bring you..........
STRAWBERRIES!!

With a little Milk Glass thrown in.....


A big Cabbage Tureen....

Some inexpensive (Very Cheap)
Flowers!


And everybody's favorite
Glasses from The Dollar Tree....

I love love love the stems on these glasses....
The only problem I can see is how delicate they are....
I hate to handle them and I know one of these
Days....
I am going to break one....
Just another good excuse to go buy more....

The huge bouquet of flowers were bought days after
Valentine's Day for only $2.00
Publix had tons of them and nobody was even paying attention to the price....
I bought two big bunches and as of today they are still
thriving....

Place mats....reversible....
TJMaxx and More....
$9.99

My collection of 1950's Fenton Milk Glass
always comes in handy when setting a cheerful happy table....

This tureen is huge and was purchased at
TJM
for only $24.99
Including the ladle.....

Who doesn't have one of these cute plates....
Perfect for Easter...
And I like to do something different...
I am not a pinky type person....
I love red with green
for Spring...

red stemmed silverware...
Target..
20 pieces...$9.99!

I had to have these when I saw them on the shelf....
They also had teapots.....cups and saucers...all sorts of things with this wonderful pattern.

A Bunny Closeup!

My friend Nunze
sent me years ago the milk glass glasses with a wonderful
matching pitcher....
The odd shaped milk glass plate was found for $1.00
at the Last Chance Thrift Shop in
Jersey...
When I bought the cheapie flowers I thought I would just plop them into a vase....
When I got them home I decided to
cut down all the stems and arrange them in the tureen..
The Tablescape was born....
Daughter gave me the gravy boat one year at Christmas.
You gotta love these dishes...

I hope you enjoyed a little different take on a Spring Time Table....
How cute would this be for an
afternoon lunch for the ladies....
Or for Easter Dinner...
Stop by Susan's to see all sorts of beautiful
Tablescapes....
See you next time and remember that sometimes it's fun to
"Think Outside the Box"

31 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So cheerful! It makes me feel like Spring really will come this year!

kim said...

You found some great pieces at TJM. Great tablescape. I'm not a pink person either. Definitely reds and greens and yellows here. I love those plates you found.

santamaker said...

Oh....how pretty! Lovely, Sue...those dishes are so charming. Great flower arrangement...sorry I missed the sale!
Yes, I received the invite to Diana, I am thrilled to say the least!
Scotts is on March 12th, right?

Linda said...

Sue this is such a cute table. Love those strawberry dishes.

Cheri said...

Sue,

What a cute table setting and I love your new dishes. I think they speak Spring.

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Well Sue, you have outdone yourself... I love the tablescape. Those strawberry dishes are so cute!!! You will enjoy them all spring AND summer. Red is my favorite color too... warm and cheerful. I'm so ready for spring!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have two seconds to visit, Sue, and I want to say that I like your table very much! I have a little platter like your bunny one, but I'm thinking mine is either yellow or pink. I can't remember. LOL! But I have tiny children's cups and saucers in the green for Cecelia and me.

Running out the door AGAIN...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen Grace said...

I saw these at TJ Maxx and I wanted them so bad! Unfortunately I must not indulge my dish fetish until the employment issue is under control. Sad. These look gorgeous on your table, you know how I love red. And polka dots. *sigh* Beautiful table Sue!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Such a fabulous, happy spring table! I love those glasses!

Jane

Kathleen said...

Beautiful..so cheerful!
I don't have one of those rabbit plates..I feel I must go buy one to be accepted! :)
Great table, Sue!

Jeanette said...

So bright and cheerfull and just lovely.

Barbara said...

strawberries, how wonderful! Great table for a girlfriend lunch.

Nancy said...

It's bright and cheery! I love the flowers and love your plates!

Joyce said...

Sara
You would make the Beatles proud to sit at your table. Cute dishes for strawberry shortcake. Next time I visit the FIL remind me to ask him for the milk glass so I can give it to you as he never uses it at all and my MIL has some great pieces.
Betty

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Bright and cheerful. Just what I needed to lift my spirit in our cold winter weather.

Mimi said...

Sue, I love your cheery strawberry table...it makes me want spring even more than ever! Your centerpiece is stunning.

Lady Katherine said...

How I love the red polka dots! The strawberries, You have me hoping so for Spring! This is so pretty!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, how bright and cheerful. I love the strawberry plates. And the bunnies are too cute. Rosie

helenabelle said...

I have the red polka dots...and love them! Your tablescape is speaks spring to me. I really enjoyed viewing your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Momma D (aka Nunze) said...

Holy Cow--I forgot all about those glasses--I'm glad you still have them & use them. The table looks great!! Miss you--
Nunze

Just ME the MOM said...

So adorable - I love the strawberry theme, think how fun to add some fresh jam to the mix. Dollar Tree is my favorite for glasses, I feel like I can get some for special occasions without costing much - sooooo much fun!

kristin

carolinajewel said...

The strawberry dishes are so pretty and I love, love, love the cabbage tureen!

susan said...

Sue-I love this! Polka dots just make me smile! I especially love your milk glass. I have been on the lookout for some, but so far no luck! You got a great deal on the soup tureen. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

This table so so fresh and cheery! I really enjoyed my visit o your table!

Mimi Sue said...

Love your table. I do have a bunny plate just like yours. The polka dots are my favorite. Very cheerful and definitely springish. Mimi

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

Oooohhhh how your tablescape made me long for summer! So very cheery and I really like your milk glass pieces.

Judy said...

Just beautiful...I can see there's spring at the end of this snowy tunnel I'm living in. Those strawberry plates are just too gorgeous, looks like I could just pick a fresh ripe strawberry right off the plate. I love it all including the milk glass.
{{{sweetie pie hugs}}}

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

I love the strawberry theme, your dishes are beautiful!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Visions of Springtime! You know that I love the milk glass, and the strawberry linens are so happy. The dishes with the bunny rabbits I will have to look for...wonderful table.
♥, Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the red and white and the strawberries is just perfect. YOur bordello tray is fabulous and that cabbage tureen is absolutely stunning. I just love all of it. Hugs, Marty

Chatty Crone said...

I love your table setting and I too love those green stem glasses. You sure know how to set a beautiful table my friend.

sandie