Friday, July 9, 2010

So What Do You Like???

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Scratch you head and ask yourself that  question!

I found these last year at the WSonoma /PBarn outlet and used it in a “tropical” table setting.

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I got these napkins at a yard sale, and knew what the centerpiece would be…

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Lilies and Baby’s Breath from my yard.

But I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, cause I got 5 emails from future brides who wanted to know where to get the monkey!

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So are jungle theme weddings popular?  I have never been to one!

One of my favorite things is fresh blueberries.

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I have one small bush, and I am fiercely protecting the berries from the birds with netting.  I wonder if I will have enough to make a blueberry cheese  tart?

It would be perfect for a Summer Sunday ! 

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For the Blueberry Tart I used Puff Pastry, Pepperidge Farm.

Sweeten the fresh blueberries with sugar, cinnamon and some fresh lemon jce.

Soften abt 8 oz cream cheese,  mix with sugar, vanilla and a dollop of sour cream.

Spread on top the dough which you have pressed into a tart pan.

Top with the blueberries, then bake till golden.

Enjoy!  Perfect with peaches or cherries too!

A cup of coffee, out on the porch, looking at these beautiful lilies are my favorite things for this  Summer Sunday!

I hope you enjoy yours!

Please see the other entries at Bargain Hunting with Laurie’s Favorite Things and The Tablescaper’s Summer Sundays .


  1. Kathleen, I love your table!

    The blueberry cheese tart looks delish. We've eaten lots of blueberries, this summer. Ours are all from the grocer! I made the ST Louis Bread Co, strawberry, with blueberries salad again this evening. Love it!

    Happy weekend!

  2. Hmmmm...a jungle theme for a wedding, well tropical if anything. I like the napkin rings a lot, but for a wedding? {I'm scratching my head, Kathleen!}

    Your lily's are gorgeous! Mine grow more sporadically, yours look like a bouquet...beautiful. Have a great weekend! :-)


  3. Will you share the recipe for the blueberry cheese tart? It looks good enough to eat (really bad, huh?) My best to you!! Cathy

  4. It's a green know I ♥ it! I can't believe your gorgeous lilies, they are so copious!

  5. Kathleen, your table looks so pretty, and I love the monkies. Where did you find those? Where did that expression originate - I'll be a monkey's uncle? You've got me smiling - again. Lovin those tropical napkins. Good luck with your pretty blueberries. the squirrels got the only tomato that my vine has produced - GRRRR. Your lillies are gorgeous! Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

  6. Gotta laugh at the monkeys! Wishing you the best of luck with the blueberries, at my last job one vendor was from Jersey and he'd bring FLATS of them in for us-oh boy! And your lilies are fabulous-I'd love a cup of coffee enjoying that beauty too-enjoy!

  7. Kathleen, such a beautiful tablescape... wanted to thank you for coming by and being a new follower on my blog...
    love the little scratchie monkeys!

  8. The blueberry tart and lilies look wonderful. The Monkey for a wedding? Have not seen that before!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Me Jane, me like Tarzan ;) Love the jungle theme, Kathleen!

  10. Hi Kathleen,

    Everything is so beautiful and original. What did you feed those lilies? I've never seen such beautiful ones. Thanks for sharing.


  11. Your lilies are gorgeous, Kathleen. And the monkeys are so cute. I don't blame the brides to be to fall in love with them. I love your jungle or tropical tablescape...Christine

  12., too...scratching my head about a jungle wedding!! Seems a little strange to me but then again, I don't get out much !! :)

    You do find the bestest things at that WS Outlet...wish we had one in this podunk town I live in. No WS, Marshalls, Homegoods....bummer. I am so mistreated and abused...

    And, I DON'T HAVE THOSE BEAUTIFUL LILIES, EITHER !! Think I'll just go back to bed and pull the covers over my poor mistreated self.


  13. Jungle weddings ?? These kids these days....we should never be shocked....LOL !
    Love your table and that blueberry yummy tray........where do you live ? That's right, I know...hee right there to have a BIG piece...LOL !
    You have the most beautiful flowers growing in your yard !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  14. Wow, to have blueberries growing in your lucky are you? I love the whimsical little monkey. There is no end to the imagination of brides these days. Your table setting is very inviting. Have a wonderful summer!

  15. Blueberry tart looks great! I hope you can save your berries from the birds! For someone who doesn't like animals, you sure do get a lot of visitors :)

  16. Neat table setting..those leaf placemats are different! Your tart looks delicious. Hey..I saw that you got a new camera. Have fun tinkering.

  17. Love blueberries!!! The tart looks so good. Great tablescape!!!

  18. Hello Kathleen~Hmmm, how about... hints of jungle with infusion of lush tropical paradise, although the monkey is adorably unique.
    Nothing says summer like summer fruit. We had fresh blueberries and raspberries served over pound cake and ice cream. I use jam mixed with the fruit in place of glaze. It was our red, white and blue, dessert out of many for the Fourth of July, lol.
    I would greatly appreciate the recipe for the scrumptious looking Blueberry cheese Tart.
    How is is ala mode?

    Sweet wishes,

  19. P.S. What store did you find the $2.25 lined baskets?
    My fear is it's Publix, which we don't have ;(

    Sweet wishes,

  20. Hi Kathleen! I love the tablescape...especially those monkeys! And your blueberry tart looks wonderful! They are my favorite fruit...little encapsulated bits of summer! They used to come in season just as school got out and go away when it started I loved seeing them at the store! And about my trip...I already knew Barb and Kathysue so I wasn't at total risk of a week with weird strangers! lol Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

  21. Oh PLEEASEEE Come to Atlanta in August! We are having another Atlanta bloggers gathering at my house then!

  22. Hi Kathleen

    The monkey makes a cute place holder ..I can see brides wanting them to hold table number cards if they have a tropical themed wedding.

    My daughter-in-law's sister had a "country" themed wedding and she used an old wooden storm door to hold her table number was really sweet. Anything goes these days :-)

    I have one blueberry bush in a big pot and so far I've gotten one berry! Maybe in a few years as it grows.

    Love that tart!

  23. The tart looks delicious!!...

  24. What a lovely jungle theme table and the monkeys and napkins are great. The blueberry tart made my mouth water. Have a wonderful Sunday and eat a slice of the tart for me.

  25. Oh my, such luscious photos! And a delectable-looking dish as well!

  26. Oh my goodness the TART!! Here I am drooling all over the keyboard! Loving Summer Sunday--Jacqueline

  27. What an adorable monkey! That's me trying to figure out what to cook!!


  28. The table certainly is a tropic beauty! I love blueberries too - no bushes here but they were on sale for a $1/pint this week so I bought 3 pints :)

    Those star gazer lilies are the prettiest plant I have ever seen of them! Great post

  29. I like the way you give a recipe. It is casual and no fuss just like cooking should be.

  30. The monkeys are adorabe and the torte looks DELICIOUS!!!

  31. Man that looks good. I will definately give that one a try!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Summer Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  32. I love the table scape, and especially the place mats. Thanks for the quick and simple recipe for the blueberry tart - it is a very impressive dessert but so easy to make!

  33. Jungle theme weddings! I've never been to one of those, but I did attend a rehearsal dinner at the zoo this past year. The couple was off to Africa on safari for their honeymoon. Clever idea!
    I like that little guy! ~ Sarah


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