Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What's Black & White & Red all over?

Lunch this week, in the Gazebo!

I made this reversible 'quilt as you sew' tablerunner
& then made 4 double sided napkins to match.

I'll tell you all about how I did them in a later post
but for now, they're under some dishes!

The red & white blooming flowers

will be moved outside of the Gazebo

to my French flower cart after people sit down & get settled.

I just wanted it there for the "Wow!" factor upon arrival.

When I bring out the salad in this bowl,

THAT will be my centerpiece!

The oval red dish in the background is for tiny

croissants to go with our lunch.

BIG bowls are for the salad...its too hot for soup!

Tall "Whitehall" glasses are ready

for either iced tea or lemonade.

Notice how I followed Bill's lead, from Affordable Accoutrements

& place the iced tea spoons at the top of the plate?

I figure it HE can do it, then it must be okay, right!! *wink*

Did you spot my test treat???

I had to make sure these little pies would fit into my shaped dishes.

They are made by Chudleighs & they are DELICIOUS!

Seen here is the cherry blossom, but it is currently unavailable.

(thank goodness I have several left in the freezer!)

I bought some of their apple
caramel blossoms, too.

They are so little, they are only about 4 bites of

a very tasty treat at the end of a meal.

Just PERFECT for a nice little bit of sweetness!

They only take 20 mins. in a 200º oven

(or less than 1 min. in the microwave) &

they are ready for a dollop of ice cream on top.

If you would like to help me see

that the cherry ones are brought back,

please call Chudleighs at

1 (800) 387-4028 & tell them so?!

Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House.

I wish I could pass out a little pie to each of you!!

It's time for another Tablescape Thursday with our gracious hostess,
Susan of Between Naps on the Porch

Be sure to stop by her beautiful blog to see other participants in the party!
Thank you, Susan for hosting this fun event each week.

I'm also joining, for the first time, Sue from

Its A Very Cherry World

for her Rednesday Meme

just because my table linens fit the theme so well. :-)




  1. Could this possibly be any prettier? I love all of the fabric that you used to make the table linens and will definitely be tuning in to see how you did it.

    It looks lovely, and most of all, HAPPY! I would very much like to be welcomed to that table.

    Love the pies best of all!

  2. Rett:

    This table is terrific. I love the contrast of color. The crispness of all of it is terrific. the large centerpiece brings such drama.

    I love all of it.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Love the tablerunner and napkins. The feathers in the middle of each panel are perfect. Lovely tablesetting.

  4. Well, the wow factor worked on this end. The flowers really caught my eye first...gorgeous. Of course your beautiful runner and napkins just make the table. It all blends so well together. What time is lunch?

  5. So pretty and such pretty table linens you made. Red and black is always so great together. It will be a fun lunch for sure!

    I'd love some of that pie. It's just the right size.

  6. This is just too cute Rett! I loved that you made the linens and the fabric is so summer!

  7. Your new runner and napkins are wonderful! Very Mary Engelbreit ish! It really is so cheerful!
    Beautiful glasses, perfect for some lemonade on a hot day!
    Great job!

  8. Rett, I love the table runner and napkins you made. What a pretty place to serve dinner and I do indeed love your floral centerpiece! Great job!
    Hugs, Beth

  9. I just love your white dishes. The texture on them is so pretty. The table linens set that summery, fresh feel and look so nice. Those little desserts look so yummy.

  10. You had me at Apple Caramel Blossoms! What a beautiful tablescape! You definitely have the WOW factor going on!

  11. You had me at Apple Caramel Blossoms! What a beautiful tablescape! You definitely have the WOW factor going on!

  12. That is just the prettiest setting. I just love it!

  13. Love your linens you made ... I love cherries and anything homemade! It is all beautiful!

  14. Love the placemats and napkins- you did a great job! Love,~Nana

  15. OMG, this is just as cute as can be!!
    I love the centerpiece, the runner and napkins are sooo charming!
    Your guests will love it, great job!

  16. Love Black, White & Red all over!What a lovely setting~ Such gorgeous light and so cheery (or should I say cherry?) And aren't those little pies cute & the perfect size! Love them in your heart bowl :-)

  17. What a terrific post! I love all of your reds. Everything goes together so well. I love the heart shaped bowls. Thanks for sharing with us!

  18. Hi, wonderful table !Great job,I loved this table and accessories.Hugs.Fatima-Scrapart

  19. Love you runner and placemats. The white dishes just pop on them. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. I love red!

  20. Oh these colors are just my favorite! Your flowers are incredible!! Beautiful table as always, I am not surprised! I LOVE your Whitehall glasses too. I have those in clear, amber and just got pink. we use them all the time! Thanks for stopping by! And I *did* tell my hubby what you said, lol!! I think he's pretty cute too!

  21. You are going to give AC a go with those napkins and table runner! They are beautiful. I love the black, white and red all over, with that little bit of green...gorgeous table, Rett. The flowers, beautiful, too!

  22. Oooh...I need these table linens....all things cherries! I adore your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  23. I love your table , very nice !

  24. Rett, I love your placemats and napkins, the fabric is so pretty. Your tablescape is gorgeous. You always do the most wonderful tables and the little pies look fabulous. Gorgeous.
    Thanks also for your sweet birthday wishes. I had a super day and really did feel spoiled. Hugs, Marty

  25. Hi Rett! How pretty! I love those plates and bowls and your runner and napkins are so cute! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  26. Rett, I'm ready to pull up a chair. Love the new linens. The cherry fabric is beyond cute. Your table has the cheerful feel of a Mary Engelbreit work of art. And those red geraniums look gorgeous. I'm afraid my geraniums are looking a bit sick with all the heat.
    Thanks for sharing your happy table! ~ Sarah

  27. Rett, Your sewing skills have once again resulted in a darling table setting. That is such sweet fabric and it accents the white dinnerware so very well. Love that gorgeous floral arrangement. Hope all is well in northern OH. It is still hot down here. ICK Can't wait for fall to make its appearance. :-)
    ~ Sue

  28. Girl this is just beautiful...Oh all the red just pops and I love your napkins you made they look like ME ones...Thanks for a fun and eye candy post...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  29. loved your adorable placemats and napkins you made, so cute. really enjoyed your red table, so delightful and colorful. that red bowl for the croissants is just beautiful too!
    was a great summer table!!
    blessings, nellie

  30. Rett, glad to help. I think that at some point, I'm going to do a little post on 'peg nappies.' I receive a number of questions about them. BTW, there are no dumb questions! Back in the day, as an English teacher, I used to encourage my students to think of school as 'a mistake clinic.' School is the place that we go where it's okay to make mistakes because that's the way we learn how to 'do it correctly.' Cherry Kay

  31. What a beautiful table. The napkins and table runner are too cute! I just brought some Mary Engelbriet fabric. Can't wait to make something cute too. I love your blog!

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