This post brought to you despite tornadic activity in Tulsa...please say a prayer for those in tornado alley. Sirens have gone off here and rotations have been reported all over OK.
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Now for my Tablescape. This one is pretty simple, but it was fun to create nonetheless.
I began with a tea stained foral tablecloth with muted blues, pinks, greens and reds.
I've told you all about Decorator's Friend...an online store with a huge selection of giftware, garden items and housewares all at very reasonable prices.....well I found a set of three spoon rest, each a different color. They are really big and I thought...hmmm....how can I use these? Since they were so large I thought they'd be great little appetizer plates.
I have some vintage polychrome brown transferware plates by Enoch Woods that perfectly coordinated.
I accented around the table with garden related things...I brought in one of my outdoor planters for the centerpiece and put some rabbit figurines in the urn around the greenery. Some of you asked about my rabbit figurines I used in another post, and though I can't find them...these are readily available at the link provided. They come in two sets, one is the Mother and Father Rabbit and the other set is the brother and sister rabbit set.
I bought these metal lawn chairs that were salesman's samples at an antique shop years ago...aren't they cute?
I placed my napkins in these little weathered tin pails...they just seemed to fit with the table theme and looked great with the miniature lawn chairs.
Around the base of the urn I placed a set of six varied colors ranuculus flowers in vintage looking milk bottles. These are so cute...they're permanently set in a clear polymer. My Mom and Mother in law both thought they were real!
These make a cute arrangement on a placemat with a bunny topiary in the center.
I served my homemade chicken salad on dark wheat, sweet rolls. Yummy!
I had to have a bite....
Nancy's Chicken Salad
I always eyeball this but here's the basics...what we like about this is the addition of Green Apples.. a little twist to grapes, for those of us who like a touch of sweetness
Boiled chicken breasts, deboned and cubed/cut up
Thin sliced celery
dash or few of garlic (to taste)
a little coarse ground black pepper
a little sea salt
Granny Smith apple
This was our 'staple' food when we skied at Breckenridge every weekend. I'd make a big tub of chicken salad, throw it in the car with a plastic knife and a loaf of bread. We learned quickly to arrive at the parking lot right on the lift as soon as it opened. We'd all set a time and meet back at the car for lunch...it beats $10 x 8 for hamburgers that aren't that great to begin with. I can slap 8 chicken salad sandwiches together in about 60 seconds! We'd eat quickly so as not to lose any precious ski time. I miss those weekends sooooo much!
Have fun tablescaping!
Linking up with:
Three or More Tuesday at The Gyps's Corner
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Hodge Podge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life