Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~Lots of color!

I have had these place mats for years, and since my gkids were out this week for vacation, I decided to do a little fun table .

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I wanted to use the colors in the mat..

A light green plate, $1 dark blue salad from the Pfaltzgraf clearance center before they closed them all :(, red lion head for the ketchup, light green fish shaped butters..

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Dark blue tablecloth, light blue napkins trimmed with red rick rack..(actually an after Christmas sale from Martha at Kmart...50 each)
Little colorful fish napkin rings, sailboat salt and peppers, a few crabs atop a blue pedestal plate for the centerpiece...

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Light green fish serving dish...I substituted blue tumblers when the kids came..:)

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Dessert..cake baked in this fish pan..saving that for a later post...

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I made another of those fresh fruit cakes, this time I mixed peaches and plums...

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You can find the recipe here...

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Please visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch..She is having a fabulous Blogaversary give away!. Please see the other TTH entries there..

Let There Be White event, Tues, the 25th,,see the details in the sidebar..
Thanks for coming!

41 comments:

  1. Hi Kathleen,
    Love the table.... your colors are so fun especially with that great inspiration placemat. I love those napkins with that bright red ric rack. Fun, fun, fun. Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed talking to you today.
    Maryrose

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  2. What a fun table! I love the napkins with rick rack. I haven't seen rick rack in years! I put your blog party reminder in my sidebar!

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  3. Just a fun table...loved all the POPS of clors here...May you have a great week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  4. What a fun table!! I love the napkins-too cute! Looking forward to LTBW2!

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  5. What an absolutely perfect table for the grandkids! I love it! Thanks for sharing the fun. It was a real treat to visit today.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

    http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this colorful setting Kathleen! How lucky your g-babies are. :)

    The rick rack trim brings back memories of growing up in the 50's and 60's ~ it reminds me of my dear mom.

    Fun tablescape! :)

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  7. Ahhh. My granddaughters would love these place mats. The table is adorable. You are a doting grandma too. Isn't it wonderful? I want to see the fish cake for sure.

    XOSue

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  8. Your gkids must have been thrilled to sit at such a fun table. You always have such great themed accessories and your fish dishes and napkin rings are wonderful!

    DD

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  9. Such a cute table - love the placemats and all your fishy dishes!! lol
    Can't wait to see the fish cake...

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  10. Kathleen, I'd love to see your grandchildren's eyes light up when they see the tablescape. Looking forward to seeing the fish cake too...

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  11. I love the rick rack napkins and the colorful table you have set! I think I will just have to sew some rick-rack on some napkins of mine. Your g-kids are lucky and one question? Would they ever actually use the cloth napkins? I always have to put paper out with the cloth. Love the idea of a fish cake too. Cindy

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  12. Kathleen, I just found your blog and love the"fishy" tablescape.
    Glancing at your side bar, I saw lots of other beautiful ones. I will try to join " Let There be White" next week.

    Enjoyed your blog.
    Barbara

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  13. Remarkable! What a great idea. Love the fish theme.

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  14. Love the fish theme. So pretty! Hugs, Cindy S

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  15. What a great table scape. I love it.
    Looks like a party to me.

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  16. What a fun table. I love all the bright and cheery colors. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Oh, I love your cute, colorful fun table. I'm sure your grands had a ball looking at all the cuties.
    Be a sweetie,

    shelia ;)

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  18. Oh such a delightful and happy table. Everything looks great layered and is so complimentary.
    I'd sure be excited to sit down at such a lovely table.
    Happy Twirls

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  19. Hi Kathleen,
    I started smiling as soon as I saw the first photograph of your wonderfully colorful table! You did a great job with your very happy theme!

    Bill

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  20. Awesome Summer tablescape!!! Great job!

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  21. Cute fishie placemats ... love the lips. What a fun tablescape .. lots of colors and different shapes.

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  22. What a fun, whimsical tablescape! The fish theme is so whimsical- fish lips and all! Can't wait to see the cake.
    :-) Sue

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  23. What a darling tablescape -- fun all around - those napkins are wonderful!

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  24. I LOVE your napkins with the red ric-rac, simply adorable!!

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  25. What a great table for your Gkids, Kathleen. They must have had a ball sitting at that table, enjoying all those bright colors and fun accessories...but then again who wouldn't !!
    You are the Best!!
    .

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  26. This is just adorable! Love it all!

    I've got to check out that fruit cake recipe!

    Katherine

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  27. So much fun. I love all of the color. Children bring out the best in us!
    - The Tablescaper

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  28. What a fun and colorful table! Love all the fishies. I'm old enough to have fond memories of rick rack sewn on everything.

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  29. Love those fish placemats. I am sure your little Grands had so much fun at your house this past week. You must have a big home to be able to store all your cute dishes. I have little room and what room I have in the kitchen is saved for more cooking gadgets and baking pans:) I can't wait to see your fish cake in your future post.
    Joyce

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  30. Hi Kathleen! I love your colorful, summery tablescape! Your fresh fruit cake reminds me of the clafouti I used to make in France! Yum! I don't know about you, but I'm loving having my coffee as I hear the school bus going through the neighborhood. Ahhhhh! Retirement!! lol Happy weekend...Debbie

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  31. Adorable post! I'm excited to see what I can come up with for White dish event. I'm looking forward to playing with dishes while the boys are at school. :-)

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  32. What a fun table! Looks like you had a super time with family...thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love your blog!!! Beautiful pictures and so enjoyable to read!

    Happy Summer! Lilly

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  34. I'm so glad you came to visit my blog. It's great to find a Long Island Gal! I have been dying to go clamming...your post made me determined to go! We live in Long Beach and we love it! And yes, I know where Patty McGee's is. So glad I found you!
    =-) Lilly

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  35. Sooo pretty! Love the fish and the cake looks yummy!...Christine

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  36. Adorable colorful table....but i especially like the fact that you baked a cake in the fish mold...I have one just like it and would never have thought to bake a cake in it....I just assumed it could be used to jello or a salad mold...Please...pictures of the finished cake!! Sue in Atlanta

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  37. Kathleen, what a great..fun..colorful.. table for your gkids!

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  38. Your grandchildren must have loved that table, Kathleen! Very cute and fitting for all the time you've spent at the beach with them :)

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  39. Great looking table, Kathleen, the kids must have loved it! Perfect table for the days of summer at the beach! Hope you are staying cool. Must have been really rough surf by you, it was here!

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  40. Loved this tablescape, the napkins were just to cute. I don't know which I like better the napkins or napkin rings.
    Sandy

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