Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Raspberry Sunshine


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Welcome to the Tablescaper.
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Tonight is the premier of Kathleen, of Cuisine Kathleen’s, new party – Let’s Dish!
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What could be more fun than a new party in celebration of SPRING?
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It’s no secret that Kathleen is very fond of polka dots.
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So, in honor of her party’s opening night…
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…my tablescape features POLKA DOTS!
There are polka dots on the egg cups, napkins, and even the glasses!
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On our last family road trip I made a visit to Cracker Barrel. We don’t have any close by so it’s always a treat.
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During my visit I purchased these polka dot egg holders…

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…and egg salt and peppers.
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The yellow is so bright and…
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…the pink is really a raspberry (hence the name of today’s tablescape, Raspberry Sunshine), …
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…that it presented a bit of a challenge.
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But, challenges are good!
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They make us think and try things we might not have before.
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  • egg cups, salt and peppers, “Happy Spring” utensil holders which I used as napkin rings are from Cracker Barrel
  • felt placemats are from Dollar Tree last year
  • flatware and yellow plates are from HomeGoods
  • raspberry colored plates are from Villeroy and Boch
  • floral glasses from thrift shop
  • pink stems from Christmas Tree
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Happy Spring!
Please visit the following parties I’m joining:
Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish; Ivy and Elephants for What’s it Wednesday;The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday;for Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday;Sherry of No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday;Kathy of A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday;Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday;Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home;Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday;Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold.
Seasonal Sunday Teapot copy
See you Sunday!
- The Tablescaper

43 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

And Happy Spring to you too! What a pretty tablescape. I love the bright and cheery colours and the polka dots. Very springy! Pamela

Pat said...

I love this color combination! Beautiful spring table!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh WOW. Now that is what I call a truly awesome tablescape. You sure do know how to put them perfectly together and your photographs are TDF amazing.

I think that is one of the happiest tablescapes I have ever seen.

WELL DONE!!

Marigene said...

I call this a very happy table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this table! Those colors are not some you would think of combining but they are so amazing together! Love that raspberry color. I just found two of those placemats and almost used them today! Great table and yippe for Let's Dish!! Hugs, Linda

Entertaining Women said...

When I was a little girl, I always came out dressed in pink and yellow...and my mama always sent me back to change clothes. Tonight, I feel validated! I love it. Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

I couldn't love it any more! It is so festive and happy and springy. I love the polka dots. You know your friend well... they are very Kathleen.

A Toile Tale said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Marlis said...

Oh my two of my favorite colors.. I had a reaspberry painted room in highschool! I should have had you come decorate it. Your table just makes me smile. I love how the pieces play so well together. Those glasses, both the floral and pink are gorgeous. Love the peeps in the egg holders too.. gorgeous! xo marlis

Gina said...

Raspberry Sunshine it is! What a fun & colorful table! I love it.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Raspberry Sunshine is the perfect name for your table tonight! Isn't Cracker Barrel a fun place to visit? We have a bit of a trip to get to one too, but there are three on the way to Maine so I get my fill! I did yellow tulips today on my table too! Linda

kitty said...

What a cheerful, happy tablescape you made and so fun, too, with Kathleen's favorite polka dots!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'd say you really stepped up to the challenge on that raspberry! You nailed it! This is a beautiful table!!! I love the mixture of colors and the gorgeous tulips! It's so cool that you did the polka dots in Kathleen's honor! She'll get a kick out of that! Those polka dotted egg cups are really fun...especially with the S&Ps in 'em!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a cheery and unexpected color combination! Everything works together so well. I hope th party gets off to a great start. Thanks so much for linking.
Hugs,
Patti

Sonia said...

Adorable and so pretty is your table! The polka dot egg cups have me coveting!! Love your sweet little chicks and the raspberry and yellow is so bright and fun! The teapot is so pretty! Happy Spring!
Miss Bloomers

Cathy said...

Your table gives me a Happy feeling over.

<;) Cathy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love the yellow and pink together! Beautiful! I saw those polka dot eggs, etc. at CB and loves them!

Katherine

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your table...I too, like Kathleen love the polka dots. Nothing says Spring more than "peeps"!...Love, love the colors..so perfect.

Meredith said...

What a bright and cheery table. I love the little eggs. I think I'll have to go back to Cracker Barrel:) I saw those a few weeks back!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful combination of colors! The raspberry looks delicious. Of course i love the dots, and the yellow tulips are so pretty! Maybe I will keep those pink glasses!
A perfect table for the start of Spring! We need a Cracker Barrel too!
Thanks for the kind words, you are so kind!

Susan said...

Love the tablescape!!

I love going to Cracker Barrel - it's been a long-running tradition to eat there whenever we are on a road trip. I'm fortunate that I now live about 10 miles from one, so I can visit it more regularly. I also love looking in the shop while I wait for a table -there's usually something cute that I want to buy!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This IS a very happy table. I can't believe that all your raspberry elements match... perfectly! This is a winner. It's cheery and fun! I would love to sit at this table!!!!!
Yvonne

Barbara F. said...

Fabulous setting, I was smiling the whole time,and seriously craving a peep! xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a gorgeous Spring table! The colors are so pretty and vibrant; and the polka dots just make it so cheery! Your photos are just stunning!

injoyinmylife said...

I love that color combination. So sun shiny bright! Again, you always inspire me. I always love to see what you've done this time! Beautiful.

Karen said...

Wonderful color combination and great photos, too.

sweet violets said...

Beautiful pics and I love this color combo!!! So very pretty!!! ...cleo

Dining Delight said...

Love those colours! You are very kind to pay tribute to Kathleen's love of polka dots for her premiere of Let's Dish! So cute!

DD

Style Sisters said...

Wow this is awesome!! I love the colors, the polka dots, everything! The egg cups are to die for!! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing this beautiful spring tablescape with us.

Karin

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'll be honest here...I may not have thought to place the matching salt and pepper eggs in the coordinating egg cup holders. What a sweet tablescape! I know that Kathleen is loving it ;-)

Dianne said...

Great color combo! Love it. So bright and you lucked out with the cute thrift glasses that match so perfectly! Dianne

Diann said...

What a cute, fun and happy Spring table. I love the colors and the fun polka dots!

Karen said...

Love, love, love the raspberry and yellow! So cheerful and springy. I needed that-we had snow today! very unusual. blessings, k

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So bright & pretty! Just love the pink and yellow together. The polka dot egg cups and S & P shakers are fabu! :-)

Mary said...

Raspberry Sunshine describes your table perfectly! I can't believe your floral glasses were thrift store finds! Happy Spring :)

Robin said...

What a pretty and unexpected color combination. I've been thinking how nice it would be to add some "rasberry" colored things to my collection.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Karen Harper said...

That is so pretty and cheery! I love all of your fabulous tablescapes.

Tina said...

Definitely a spring filled table setting, so bright and cheery. I love it.

Elaine said...

So bright and cheerful! It reminds me of my favorite Easter dress as a child, which had a pink top, a swirly yellow skirt, and a big yellow bow at the neck! What a nice launch for Kathleen's new party! LOVE the polka dots!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is the cutest Spring table I have seen...adorable! Thanks for linking your pretty table to the Open House party. xo, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

I just love the yellow and pink. Polka dots are just so fun aren't they. Your napkin rings are so cute and cheery too.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh this does look like a spring celebration. I love those utensil holders and so clever of you to use them for napkin holders. laurie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This cheerful tablescape captures the exuberance of the season - so happy! I love the peeps, the polka-dots and the colors! Spectacular! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy