Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Outdoor TT ~Cherries and Peonies Tablescape

I'm having a double event here today!!
It's a Tablescape Thursday on an Outdoor Wednesday!

"Outdoor Wednesday"hosted by Susan@
A Southern Daydreamer
Please visit her and the other participants!

"Tablescape Thursday"
hosted by Susan @
Between Naps On The Porch
Participants will be listed on Thurs. So please be sure and visit Susan and the other participants then!
I tried for several days to get these photos. First the lighting wasn't right and had to wait till the next day. Then it was windy the next day and had to bring most of it in and wait till the next day, again. Then the day after that was overcast when I finally got these photos, and they still didn't really turn out the way I'd hoped, but they will have to do.
So I figured after all that trouble I could at least use them for two events. I guess I actually could have used them for Blue Monday for too!

This table setting kinda reminds me of Mary Engelbreit with a french twist.

You might remember this favorite little rooster pitcher of mine from a previous post...
I just added some fresh daisies and greenery from the yard.

This blue and white china is...

...and they were a thrift store find!
I also just discovered that the china is still available at 
they also had some adorable serving pieces too!
Unfortunately not at thrift store prices though:(

The colorful vintage tablecloth with cherries on it, the blue glass bunny jar, the blue serving dish, and the honey and preserves jars were all thrift store finds!

My mom- in- law gave me the blue polka dot glasses as a token of appreciation when my husband and I helped her with some packing when she was moving across town.

You can see some of the backyard here,
 although it's over cast outside and very shaded by the pine trees.
So my little backyard party turned out to be more like a
"Chair full of Bowlies"
instead of a Bowl full of Cherries
But I'm sure I'll
"Snap Out Of It"
(Mary Engelbreit quotes)

Thanks for stopping by!!


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sherri! Your table looks wonderful... ready for a wonderful meal! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Debbie @ said...

Hi Sherri! This looks wonderful! I just love the bright table, and that tablecloth is great. You have a lovely outdoor area to visit and drink ice tea! I'll be right over!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sherri,
This is so pretty!

I love all the fresh vibrant colors you have used and you have a pool. ~WOW! How fun!

Your rooster pitcher is adorable.

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Connie said...

Sherri, I just came over from the beehive cottage. I love that chicken pitcher, sugar! Just adorable. We used to live in No. Calif. also. Love your blog, sweetpea. Cute.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi sweet Sherri!

Your table is lovely....truly pretty!!! I love the blue and white is so refreshing and lively. Your outside setting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.


Happy To Be said...

Oh Sherrie...I just love your table and the colors of Blue/Red with the yellow just makes it Pop..Now I know about the N.Ca. weather girl as I live here today is beautiful..Even turned on my ceiling fans today...Now my friend I died laughing over the Bunny mug...that was just priceless thanks for sharing that one great...May you have a Great Mothers day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Stylish House said...

Hi Sharon,
I dropped by first thing this morning and finally made it back to say a proper hello. Wow, I love all your posts, but this one is great! A pool….you have a pool…Ok I have the green eyed monster under control. I really love this tablescape it is so pretty and of course the rooster is perfect taking center stage! I also want to let you know I am going away for a few days, (quietly whispering) I am going to my Mother In Law’s surprise 80th birthday party. She is my biggest blog fan so please don’t spill the beans. I figured it would be safe to tell and I didn’t want you to think I dropped off the planet. Take care. Cathy

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Oh my stars, I cannot believe those plates are from a thrift store. They are fabulous. In fact, the whole table is fabulous. Thanks for sticking with it through the weather to get the pics. And . . . you got a two for one post!

Kammy said...

Hello Sherri,
I added my name to your follower list...cuz I love your style -!
Those dishes make me crazy - just love them and the combination you
did turned out wonderful !
Thanks for sharing !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Melissa Marie said...

Love, love, love the red and blue together! The cherry table cloth is absolutely adorable. What a fun, cheerful setting! :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So cute! Your table just pops with color!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Love the rooster pitcher and the blue and white dishes! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Chandy said...

Beautiful table! Your dishes are pretty and your glassware, too!

Janie's World said...

Your patience paid off, I think the pictures of your tablescape are beautiful! Love your little rooster (he puts a smile on my face!). I love Mary Englebright, she always makes you feel happy and your tablescape did the same!

marty39 said...

What a lovely tablescape. Even if the weather didn't cooperate with you, the table is beautifully done. Love the blue and white dishes and the chicken is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Chari said...

Hi Sherri...

Oooh...your table is beautiful...who needs the sun, it's a "ray of sunshine" all on its own, my friend!!! I love all of the bright and cherry colors...oops meant cheery colors! hehe!!! I guess they both work! And you're does feel French! Province is known for its reds, blues, and yellows!!! Not to mention your handsome fella sitting in the middle of the table! I love that rooster pitcher...he's such a colorful fella sporting the pretty yellow flowers! I haven't ever seen this "Peony" pattern but it's just gorgeous!!! Love all of your pretty blues...the polka dot glasses and cobalt bunny are so pretty!

Girl, I was looking down through some of the posts I missed...OMG...gotta love that bunny mug! Too funny!!!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend!

Brenda said...

Boy, I bookmarked that place that has your china as soon as I saw it. I LOVE those dishes. I adore blue and white. And those polka dotted glasses! Did I say I also adore polka dot tableware? Well, I do!

Candy said...

ME does have a way with words.
Glad you were persistent because it is just too cheery and bright not to show off. Makes ya smile:-)


Robin said...

Lovely tablescape.....

Have a beautiful weekend.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I squealed with delight when I saw your table. I love, love, love it!!! I adore your dishes. I have those honey & preserve jars too. They belonged to my MIL. I love your tablecloth, I love your glasses. Heck, I love everything. I really love the color combo. Great job. Oh and I love the rooster pitcher.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I love this tablescape! What a happy look this is with the vibrant blues and whites. All of your wonderful flea market finds are perfect! your tablescape by the pool is just so inviting, even on a cloudy day. laurie

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sherri! I LOVE this table setting! It is soooooo bright and cherrful!!! Oh girl, those glasses are the bomb! Lucky you! Love your backyard to!!!


ceekay said...

Your chair of Bowlies looks wonderful. Those glasses are so cute and the colors are so bright and fresh! I love it!

Joyce said...

I love how the blue just pops and makes me smile. I love your thrift store finds and the bunny is so cute. Happy Mother's day.

Cathy said...

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Mother's Day!!!

God bless you and your family!!!

Nancy said...

Oh this is fun and beatiful! Love that pitcher!!! Love it all! Nancy

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hello! I'm very late to this party, but I had to check out this charming table. I have that exact tablecloth. I bought it new at Mervyn's about 10-15 years ago. I loved it because it looked vintage. They had a whole collection of vintagey things that summer.

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