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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Afternoon Treat

Welcome to the Tablescaper.

Some afternoons you need to just stop all the hustle and bustle.

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Take a moment and enjoy the flowers.

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Life is in the details.

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But if we don’t take that time…

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…the details can be lost.

Reward yourself and enjoy life.

The mug is part of a set purchased at Christmas Tree Shop. The flower pot is by Mary Engelbreit. The spoon and napkin are from my collections.

Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 
  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
  • Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
  • Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday
  • Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two (even though I only have tea for one, I hope no one minds)
  • - The Tablescaper

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    Cup Cake Pink

    Welcome to the Tablescaper.
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    Some days you just need a little treat.
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    Something as small as a cupcake can turn your day around.
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    Tea cup and saucer are marked: TT5, A. Blin, Vierzon France, Made in France. Teaspoon was a boutique purchase and is unmarked.
    Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:


  • Beverly for Pink Saturday 
  • Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday
  • Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Time Tuesday
  • Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two (even though I only have tea for one, I hope no one minds) - The Tablescaper
  • Friday, April 23, 2010

    And the winner is…

    Having this give away has been so much fun. It’s great to hear from all of you.

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    So, without further adieu, the winner is…

    Xinex of Christine’s Home and Travel Adventures. Please be sure to email me your address so we can get them off to you.

    I can’t wait to see what she does with them!

    - The Tablescaper

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    Blueberry Limoncello Cooler

    Welcome to the Tablescaper. It’s almost time to pick the winner of  the Tablescaper’s first GIVE AWAY. If you haven’t entered, be sure to do so!
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    Throw open the doors and say goodbye to the winter blues and…
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    … celebrate this glorious weather with…
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    …a Blueberry-Limoncello Cooler.
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    It’s so fun to jazz up your table by using unexpected items, such as this cobalt urn (HomeGoods) as an ice bucket. Love how the little ice tongs hang on the handle!
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    This awesome wine cooler/tureen is from Bombay (sob, sob no longer around). I filled it with Trader Joe’s  flavored waters: Blu' Italy. They come in lemon, lime, and unflavored. They used to come in these beautiful blue glass bottles, but sadly they’re now just plastic. They also have delicious sparkling blueberry juice!
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    Nothing like a little salt with your beverage.
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    It killed me to buy this mint when I know that in a few short weeks it will be growing like a weed!
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    Happy Spring to you!
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    Glasses in shades of blue at the ready.
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    This screaming cobalt pitcher and the matching glasses were finally on sale at Pier One.
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    Blueberry-Limoncello Cooler (by Giada De Laurentiis)
    • 1 (750-ml) bottlw limoncello liqueur, chilled
    • 1 cup sparkling water, chilled
    • 1 cup blueberries
    • fresh mint sprigs, lightly crushed, plus extra for garnish
    • chopped ice
    In a pitcher, combine the limoncello, sparkling water, blueberries and mint sprigs. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Pour mixture into glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.
    For other posts that included limoncello click here and here.
    Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 


  • Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday 


  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


  • Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday


  • Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday It’s almost over so don’t forget to check out my give away!
    - The Tablescaper


  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Camellia

    Welcome to The Tablescaper. After viewing this week’s tablescape, be sure to check out the Tablescaper’s First Giveaway!
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    Today’s tablescape was inspired by my camellia bush. I’ve had it for over ten years and it has never had anywhere near the amount the amount of blooms it has this year.
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    I saw these table linens (placemats, napkins and reversible runner) last year at Pier One and was smitten. I loved the bright colors. I waited, and waited and the moment they went on sale, they were mine!
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    These margarita glasses, with lime green inside and contrasting aqua outside, are the perfect match (from HomeGoods, several years ago).
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    Bejeweled and bedazzled napkin rings were purchased many years ago at Christmas Tree Shop and this is the first time I’ve gotten to use them.
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    These camellias don’t look real!
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    I can’t believe they grew in my own backyard.
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    Pink plates are from Villeroy and Boch. Sadly their shop in Southampton has closed it’s doors.
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    Flatware by Gourmet Settings.
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    Hurricanes from either Michaels or AC Moore. Candles from Christmas Tree Shop.
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    Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 
  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
  • Beverly for Pink Saturday 
  •  Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday Don’t forget to check out my give away!
    - The Tablescaper
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    The Tablescaper’s First Giveaway

    Welcome to The Tablescaper. Join in our first giveaway!

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    Wouldn’t you love to have this set of four beautiful dinner plates to grace your table? They are just perfect for a Spring tablescape! What else would The Tablescaper be giving away for her first give away, other than plates!

    These lovely plates are from CSN, an internet retailer based in Boston.CSN Stores has everything you could possibly need to furnish your kitchen and dining areas - everything from barstools and portable islands to dining room tables, chairs and tabletop decor. Click home bars to visit their website.

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    Now, to enter: It’s simple – no complicated rules – just leave a comment below and you’ll be eligible to win. It would be great if you became a Follower too, but that’s up to you. A winner will be chosen on Friday, April 23, 2010.

    If you don’t have a blog, be sure to leave your email address so I have some way to contact you if you win. You need to have an address in the USA to win.

    Looking forward to hearing from all of you!

    -The Tablescaper

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    A Blue Tea

    Welcome to The Tablescaper. While enjoying this most divine weather, sit back and enjoy a cup of tea with us.
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    I’m a huge fan of color, but blue is by far my favorite.
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    This teascape celebrates the many shades of blue.
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    Knowing how much I love blue, my dear friend Sheri purchased this set of napkins at an antique show. She then took them home and monogrammed them for me for my birthday! Isn’t she amazing!!!
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    The intricacies of this pastry server are amazing.
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    I can’t remember what little antique store I purchased this sweet lidded unmarked bowl in, but clearly it was an excellent day.
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    One lump or two?
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    This sweet trinket box is from Germany and was my mother-in-law’s.
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    My Mom had this adorable tea pot in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. I think it may have actually been one of her shower gifts.Amazingly, for all of the tea pots I have, this is the only tea pot my Mom ever had!
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    Gathered in the ruffled little vase are bisque baby rattles, which were party favors at a cousin’s baby shower. Obviously they knew it was a boy!
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    Another inheritance from my Mother-in-law are these darling English salt and pepper shakers. The little forget-me-not tray is from a day of antiquing.
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    Amazing detail on the handle and edge of this Homer Laughlin Kraft blue creamer, a garage sale purchase.
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    A darling little rose bud from a miniature potted rose.
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    Hope that you enjoyed the serenity of our blue tea.
    Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 
  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
  • Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
  • Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses for Tea Party Tuesday
  • Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday
  • Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two (even though I only have tea for one, I hope no one minds)
  • Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
  • - The Tablescaper
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