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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Berries & Blossoms

Berries & Blossoms is the table theme this week.  MacKenzie-Childs introduced this new line for the Summer.   I fell in love with these plates immediately.   I knew they would pair perfect with the ceramic cake plate and dome handmade by my Mother many years ago.   She loved decorating with strawberries and used them in her kitchen decor.   She also hand painted many items with the berries which I'm so fortunate to have.  

Berries & Blossoms 

Berries & Blossoms place setting.  The MacKenzie-Childs Berries & Blossoms dinner plates are currently on back order on their website. I purchased mine at Nieman Marcus and they are currently in stock.

My Mother made this beautiful strawberry shortcake cake plate and dome years ago.  She made so many beautiful ceramic pieces back in the early 80's.  She was an excellent cake baker and she used this many times to protect those delicious cakes. 

I found these MacKenzie-Childs place cards on Pinterest.  I copied the picture and pasted it on to a word document in order to put in our names and print.  

I wrapped silver napkin rings with some black and white checked ribbon I had in my ribbon stash. 

I found the MacKenzie-Childs owl wine stopper in a consignment store a few months ago for $2.00.  Great find! 

My Mother also painted this cheese plate.  The date on is 1978.  

The cheese plate with dome and a decorative spoon she hand painted that hung in her kitchen. 

The layers.  I searched high and low locally for a red and white picnic themed tablecloth, but no luck.    I ended up at Joanne's and purchased the fabric to make one.  I used red charger plates purchased from AC Moore a couple years ago then the Berries & Blossoms dinner plates.  I added some lime green wine glasses from my Dollar Tree wine glass collection. 


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Breakfast at Wimbledon

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.   It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877 and played on outdoor grass courts. 

I try to watch as much as possible over the two weeks leading up to the final, but the Saturday and Sunday finals are a must watch.   On Sunday morning I will be up early to prepare and British themed breakfast then park myself in front of the TV to watch the men in the final game. 

Wimbledon tablescape. 

Wimbledon place setting. 

Napkin rings and place cards. 

British themed items used on the table.  

The tennis players are Wilton cake toppers.   

I made the wine charms using tennis rackets I found on Etsy last year.   The other London themed charms were purchased recently at Hobby Lobby.  

Server decor.  The British teapot tea bag holders were found at  World Market in June while home in North Carolina.  The British themed tea pot was purchased at a consignment store in Boca Raton last year. 

The little tennis rackets on top of the plates are bubble wands I found at Dollar Tree a few years ago. They were originally hot pink and neon green.   The center logo and small black tennis rackets were cut by using my Cricut cutter.   I used a product called Wacky Tac to adhere them to the bottom of a clear plate. 

Overhead view of the table. 

The charger plate covers were made with fabric found at StitchCraft in Boca Raton.  

Breakfast at Wimbledon food last year. 

Breakfast at Wimbledon last year.   


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