Friday, March 28, 2014

A Berry Sweet Tablescape

So...are you in the mood for a little something sweet today? 
If so, then you're in for a treat! 
One of the things I did after cleaning & purging in the dining room was to gather all my strawberry themed items I have been collecting to create a sweet little tablescape. It's pretty informal and very simple, but it is really cheerful! It makes me smile...:)


Just in case you're wondering, every item on this table was either thrifted or gifted to me, with the exception of the little green dish holding the strawberries. It came from TJ Maxx or Marshall's and was only a few dollars. I've had it for a couple years now so I don't remember for sure. I started with my woven, red placemats and topped them with my beautiful white china (one of my best thrifty deals ever) and then placed my sweet little strawberry plates on top. 


I love the pattern and the colors in these plates.


Yesterday I mentioned that I bought a small item at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and said I would share it later. Well, this is what I bought. The little vintage metal tray...it was $0.99.


I know this is overkill with the strawberry themed items, but I wanted to incorporate all of them since I most likely will not create another strawberry themed table until next spring. The runner and the napkins were sent to me by my lovely friend Bev. She has a tablescaping blog...Tablescapes by Bev. Be sure to go pay a visit. She is a wonderful lady!


The napkins are so sweet...I love the muted pinks and greens in them.


Another sweet blog friend, Linda, sent me this sweet vintage strawberry dish cloth. Linda's blog A La Carte is similar to mine...she shares all sorts of things and is such a sweetheart. The dish cloth could be used as a runner as well, but since I could only use one, I placed it in the metal bucket which you can see from the back side.


The little green dish holds some fresh strawberries I bought at Sam's Club yesterday. 
They are so sweet!


On that note, let me share the desert I made for the hubby and I last night. 
The pound cake also came from Sam's. It was so moist and yummy! 
We love toasted pound cake. I don't know if you've ever tried it, but if not, you should. My late father-in-law loved toasted pound cake with butter and he introduced me to this a few years ago and I fell in love with it. I think of him every sincle time I toast my pound cake and it always brings a smile to my face. I sure do miss him.


Well, I toasted our pound cake and buttered it, but I also topped it with a few of these. I cut them up and sprinkled a little sugar on them a few minutes before I toasted the pound cake and they were ready when it was.


I topped it with a spoonful of the strawberries and we had an instant desert. I didn't have any cool whip or anything, but it was just as good without it to me.


So tasty....and pretty too! 
I wish I could share it with you...:)


And that folks is it for today. As I type this, it is pouring rain outside....and thundering! 
I love the sound of the rain on my tin roof. I love that my flowers are being watered so I don't have to for a couple daynd I love that it has lulled Sadie to sleep on the couch and my hubby in the floor. Something is wrong with that picture...lol. The hubby has always loved to sit and lay in the floor. When we put in our laminate flooring, we will have to have a nice, soft rug for him to sleep on...:) What I don't love is that I had a fun project planned for today and didn't get to finish it due to the rain. It's all good though...maybe I can finish tomorrow. 
I hope this finds each of you doing well and loving life. I have thoroughly enjoyed my spring break and am happy to still have two days off before I head back to work. Now I can begin the countdown to summer break. Hey...it's what we teachers do!

Until next time.....
 
 

8 comments:

  1. So cute! We will have to call you Strawberry Shortcake - remember her? Very creative use of all your strawberry collectibles. I had some Florida strawberries today - delish!

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  2. Love your table Vickie! Strawberry items aren't the easiest to find, are they? You've scored some sweet pieces.

    What??? Toasted and buttered poundcake...know that must taste like heaven!

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  3. What a cute tablescape! You've got me longing for strawberry shortcake. Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Do what I did and buy a premade pound cake and fix it dor desert one night! I had a wonderful weekend...hope you did as well!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  4. I know you love your Strawberries! This is so cute and love the new platter. Glad you found a use for that sweet old dishtowel! I ate some fresh strawberries on ice cream last night! YUM!
    hugs, Linda

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  5. So lovely...and your strawberries look yum! I almost always have strawberries on hand to toss in yogurt or just eat plain... so good. :0) I have never thought of toasted pound cake - sounds like a good idea to me! Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  6. I have a poundcake recipe that is over 100 years old. My Mom's dear friend used to make me this cake for my birthday when I was a little girl. Because my birthday is in November, the cake was covered in caramel frosting. Oh...so good.

    I always cover my pound cake in Plant City strawberries, sugared up, just like yours.

    Now, I do not have a wonderful tablescape like you have created. I love everythng about it!

    So happy that you enjoyed your time off...

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  7. Love, love, love! The napkins look great in your strawberry napkin holders. This table turned out so much better than I ever dreamed when I sent you the items. Thanks for the shout-out! Love this creative table.

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