Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Welcoming

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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Between trying to put away all of the Christmas d├ęcor (still not done), being back in the full swing of my three children’s activities and fighting off all of the crazy bugs that have been floating around…

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Reprise of Blueberry Limoncello Cooler

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I’m joining Chari at Happy to Design,  for her meme called 
“Sunday Favorites".  It’s a meme designed to give bloggers a chance to
share a favorite post from the past.



Please be sure to come and visit Seasonal Sundays. It’s my Sunday
meme and it gives bloggers a chance to share what the season means
to them. I have a completely different post for Seasonal Sundays, but
didn’t want to miss joining in the fun of Sunday Favorites too. Check
out my new button for Seasonal Sundays made for me by my oldest
daughter!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Blueberry Limoncello Cooler
Welcome to the Tablescaper.
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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) bottle 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.

- The Tablescaper

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Reprise of Ghoulish Giblets

I’m joining Chari at Happy to Design, with a rerun from last year at this time, for her meme called  “Sunday Favorites". It’s a meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past.
Please be sure to come and visit Seasonal Sundays. It’s my Sunday meme and it gives bloggers a chance to share what the season means to them. I have a completely different post for Seasonal Sundays, but didn’t want to miss joining in the fun of Sunday Favorites too.   
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This was my tablescape from  October 2009:


Welcome (said in a frightfully spooky voice).

As evening drawers near...

...enjoy a ghoulishly, delicious...

...Giblet. Please take one, if you dare.

Have a sip, before my pet spiders do.

Feel free to rest your hat next to mine.

They have a bit of a tang, but so quench your thirst.


Enjoy your evening.... ha, ha, ha (in a fiendish cackle).

A bit brighter of a look as the fog clears, if you like that sort of thing.

See you Sunday for Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pink Saturday Celebration

IMG_4311I’m so excited! Beverly over at How Sweet the
Sound, has chosen me to be one of the featured
blogs in this week’s PINK SATURDAY.
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I decided, a relaxing day at the beach – in all
my PINK – was just the ticket.
IMG_4295   I had my reading material and my phone for
all of those pressing calls.
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A towel for after my dip and a cap to keep the
sun out of my eyes.
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My bag in which to tote it all, something with
which to build the sand castle of my dreams
and…
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…a Cosmo with which to quench my thirst.
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I could have dived into this one!
But it did make reading the party
planning book all the more interesting. LOL!
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The hydrangeas are spectacular this year.
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Hope you enjoyed your day at the beach.

Pop over and see all of the pinkness at
How
Sweet the Sound
.

Do be sure to check back for
………..SUMMER SUNDAYS. Check
the tab at the top of the post for the details.
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- 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!
IMG_1034
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!
IMG_1029
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


  • Thursday, December 24, 2009

    Christmas Luncheon

    I love Christmas, but it is such a crazy time. I have a million (OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration) of photographs of my home that I would love to share with you, but time is short. I find it odd that our most beloved holiday, I know I speak for many, is crammed into 4 short weeks, when the season of Autumn is stretched across 3 months. It doesn’t quite seem right.
    But here we are. I am crazed. Putting a post together seems to have dipped low on the list, but I must share these photographs with you.
    I entertain a good deal and Christmas Eve is THE event in our home, but I have come to love my ladies Christmas luncheon. There are years that I have have thought about putting it off, due to the many demands of the season, but realize how much I enjoy it. And so it begins…
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    As my guests arrive I have a cocktail awaiting them.
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    Amongst the Christmas trees, toile and candles is a Cranberry Cocktail.
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    It’s 50% cranberry juice and 50% champagne, with a few floating fresh cranberries.
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    Just a little something as we wait for all to arrive – except those with car trouble that couldn’t make it – ahem Kathleen.
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    A little something awaited each guest at their seat. Yes, Kathleen, I have yours set aside.
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    Please join me for my Christmas Luncheon.
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    It’s when I pull out my best for my best friends to enjoy.
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    Ruby cut glass collected through the years from Barron’s and Century 21.
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    A special place for everyone amongst the amaryllis.
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    Grand mom Lillian’s cherub candelabra, that were antiques when she (who hasn’t been with us for over 25 years) purchased them.
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    It’s been a hard year. Many of us have lost a parent since our last luncheon. And so tragically we even lost dear Betty who was with us last year.
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    The gorgeous placemats came with matching napkin rings.
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    My husband bought me these beautiful beautiful compotes from Horchow several years ago.
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    A now discontinued Christmas Lenox place was our focal point.

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    Incredible Villeroy and Boch chargers, that I was so lucky to get on sale last year, were our base.

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    It was a stellar day when I procured these placemats from Century 21.
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    A medley of red and green and gold.
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    And now, it’s time for lunch.
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    I couldn’t decide between shrimp cocktail or crabmeat cocktail and so I did both!
    December 167 The roasted asparagus were tied as little Christmas bundles.
    December 178 We dined on Chicken Marsala (a post to come), asparagus and a touch of cranberries atop the fanned Clementines.
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    I hope you enjoyed my luncheon as much as I did. It’s a special time to share my best with my best.
    December 081 Come see a ton of lovely Christmas tablescapes at Susan’s Merry Christmas
    - The Tablescaper