Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bountiful Fruits, Part 1

Hi everybody, it's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and I finally made it out to the deck to present Bountiful Fruits.

It's also Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville.  Here is the first thrifty find that I am linking to Leigh's meme.  My cousin took me antiquing and I almost left it behind at the antique mall until I remembered a set of fruity dishes that I bought from Ventures.  Does anyone remember Ventures?

By the way, Tablescaping Escapades is having its first give-a-way.  Click here to see my previous post and get details to register to win a Mikasa Cheers Votive Holder.


This pitcher is quite heavy.  Wait 'til you see what I fill it with - Bountiful Fruits, Part 2.


Check out my fruity dishes.  The pattern of this stoneware china is named Lynns.  I bought this 40-piece service for eight from Ventures after I moved into my first apartment.   Before there was Target or Wal-Mart, there was Ventures.  Ventures is long gone.







Sugar Puddin', my sweet 'lil six year old daughter saw me dressing the table and decided to set up hers, too.  So, she went over to her house and brought out her umbrella.


She invited her teddy bears, too.  She dressed them.  In later pics, you might notice one little bear's clothing on the deck railing.

Last school year in kindergarten, Sugar Puddin' made a terrarium using a plastic juice bottle for Mother's Day.  My best friend took me to Tuesday Morning to find a flowerpot for it.  This one was perfect.



See the blue flowerpot next to it? I don't have a green thumb.  I think the flowers in the sunshine pot are surviving because my best friend has a green thumb and she helped me pot those flowers.  When it was in the juice bottle, I may have traumatized it with too much water or something.  It's really revitalized now, whew.

Peek-a-boo.  I just thought this was a fun pic.







Does an indoor/outdoor rug from Aldi for about $19.99 count as a thrifty find?  I bought it a couple of years ago and thought it was a good buy.  Whatcha think?



This peach votive holder is a nice pop against the lime green napkin.  A bright red luncheon or salad plate would be nice with these dishes.  You know, I realized I do not have any red dishes.  Can you believe it, LOL.  Well, Christmas China with red in it doesn't count in this case.  Guess that means I'll have to go on more Tablescaping Escapades until I find the perfect set of red plates.  I know you all agree ;)


I made do with what I already had, some green cabbage plates.


I am pausing now to take time to thank God for my bounty, all the generosity He has bestowed upon me.  We are getting by, I have my family; my health; and a roof over my head, Bountiful Fruits.  Today, wasn't too hot; it didn't rain.  Oh yeah, I played with the dishes!


Lynns Stoneware China:  Ventures
Cabbage Plates:  TJ Maxx
Faux fruit:  Michael's and Hobby Lobby
Basket:  Target
Cloche:  Tuesday Morning
Fruit Splash Votive Holders (set of four):  Partylite
Napkins:  Tuesday Morning
Napkin Rings:  Mother-in-Love
Faux Bamboo Flatware:  Horchow
Placemats:  HomeGoods
Chargers:  Pottery Barn
Pitcher with Margarita Glasses:  Daddy
Lime Green Tealite Holder:  HomeGoods


All the Best,

Requi

12 comments:

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Requi, I really love this fruit pattern! The black background with the fruit colors is gorgeous, and I really like the shape of the different pieces, too. Using fruit for a bountiful centerpiece works great!

Mimi said...

Great fruit laden table, from the dishes to the centerpiece...very pretty china.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. The tablescape is just gorgeous and the fruit basket is stunning. Your whole yard is so pretty. Beautiful pictures. Hugs, Marty

Entertaining Women said...

Isn't that little cloche from Tuesday Morning the best! I use mine a bunch. Love the black accents with your tablescape, and your Venture dishes are a great find! I do remember Venture...kind of. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Well I just love this entire tbale setting! I especially like the fruit theme going on throughout, it makes it seem as if summer will never come to an end! Also love the fruit votives, I have never even seen these and they are adorable!
Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment on my tablescape, it was alot of fun to do:)
Terry

Tess said...

Hi Requi...

Your fruity dishes are so cute and I do remember Venture...my kitchen table is from there!!!

How sweet that your daughter wanted to set her own table for her "friends". Getting her started on tablescaping early?????? :-)

Tess said...

Hi Requi...

Your fruity dishes are so cute and I do remember Venture...my kitchen table is from there!!!

How sweet that your daughter wanted to set her own table for her "friends". Getting her started on tablescaping early?????? :-)

Deanna said...

Hi!
Your table is lovely!

Enjoyed visiting your sweet blog tonite.

God bless and have a wonderful week-end,
d from HomeHaven

The Tablescaper said...

Such great placemats. How did I miss those at HomeGoods?

Thanks for your kind visit.

- The Tablescaper

Marlis said...

ooh I love those plates! They are really pretty. I think it's the fruit with the dark background that strikes my fancy. I love the fruit in the center too. Those votives are sure cute.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. So glad you did, I got to see your blog :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Your tablescape is just beautiful and your little puddin's table stole my heart!

Have a happy day!

Nancy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

All very pretty! Your daughter's outdoor tablescape is adorable!

Katherine