Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tablescape Thursday for Sunday Favorites

I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites with my first tablescape last summer in Maine. Please stop by and see all the other Sunday Favorites.

A beautiful day at the lake. I feel like I am caught up on some of the projects that I am working on. I didn't say finished - just caught up. I have watched and admired the posts from Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Back Porch. So today I will post my first tablescape.

I am taking a break. I made some ice tea and I have 2 books. One I should read and one I want to read and probably will. It was too hot to bake but the bakery at Hannaford's had done a fine job for me. The strawberries are delicious but I will most likely focus on the cookies! I will save the strawberries for my cereal in the morning. The blogging book will be for later. Crazy Ladies by Michael Lee West of Designs by Gollum will be started.

I gathered my supplies. I made sunshine peppermint tea in the morning. I put 4 Twining's tea bags in a pitcher in the sun while I got the rest of my tablescape together. The pillow for the chair is bark cloth which is a textured cotton from the 50's.

The banded ring glassware works beautifully with Fiesta but I don't have any of that - yet. It would be perfect at the cabin.

I picked a borage blossom for the iced tea and some nasturtiums for the plate of cookies.

I used a quilt for the table topper. I made this quilt a few years back from feed sack fabric squares I bought at a quilt show in Amish country. It is a variation on a nine patch. I have some more of those squares and need to make another quilt for the cabin.

The little pitcher with the birds was a find at a second hand store and really picks up the colors of the quilt. I sifted through a box of silver at Deb's Flowerbed Farm and after a little polishing (some elbow grease involved) I was pleased with the results. When I downsized I got rid of a lot of the silverplate and now wish I had kept it.

The teaspoon is dated 1903 and the napkin is monogrammed with A. My middle name is Annah so that worked.

I hope you got to take break today, too.


Maggie B said...

Hi Carol,
This was the first post of yours that I saw when I discovered your blog last year. I was participating in Tablescape Thursday for the first time that day too.
I have so enjoyed getting to know you in the months since then, possibly my first blogger friendship.Who knows we may really "meet" one day, here or there?

Natasha said...

I love the way you have told a story to go with your beautiful tablescape. This was a lovely re-post!

Best wishes for a beautiful week,

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

What an absolutely lovely repost!.., Wow!~ Such pretty pictures!.., Thanks for sharing them with us once again for dear Chari's 52nd, 'Sunday Favorites', birthday bash!..,

Cheers from Wanda Lee

j.hogan16 said...

Good morning Carol. I remember this post very well as it reminds me of our visit with you and Jack at the cabin some 3 or 4 years ago. This setting near by your cabin is one of the most peaceful in our memory. Thank you for sharing it again with us.

Happy Sunday!

J & D

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
What a beautiful setting you are showing us today. Oh how I wish I could be there taking in all your surroundings and relaxing in one of your great outdoor chairs.
Everything is lovely.


Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Next time you go there, can I come with you? I would love to get cozy and read a book and sip on a cool drink with you. Simply gorgeous!

Linda said...

This is so lovely it just makes me excited for summer at the lake again!

Splurgie said...

That chair looks so inviting. I'm a huge fan of iced tea too. Wonderful post.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carol...

Ohhh yes, this is my perfect idea of relaxation, my friend! I have never been to Maine and sooo want to go! This just looks like the perfect place to sit, sip a little tea, and read...I would love it! I think that your tablescape is also sooo perfect for this beautiful setting! The quilt is makes a lovely table covering...what a talented lady you are, Ms. Carol! Love your pretty vase and all of those sweet, vibrant flowers! I do hope that you enjoyed that day after taking the photos!!!

My friend, thank you so much for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week...this was such a sweet post to share with everyone! Thank you for leaving such sweet notes and well wishes for the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! I enjoyed your company, sweet lady!

Have a super Sunday and best wishes on the gift card giveaway!

Chari @Happy To Design

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty and refreshing. I'm glad you reposted as I did not see it last year.

- The Tablescaper

Juanita said...

Love this tablescape! Thanks so much for sharing and have a blessed day!

Kathleen said...

What a sweet spot you have there in Maine! Everything looks lovely!


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