Monday, August 16, 2010

Tutti Fruitti

Welcome through my red door!

I’m popping over to Tabletop Tuesday hosted  by Marty at A Stroll  Thru Life, Centerpiece Wednesday with Karin at Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch this week.

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When I was a teenager, I knew I wanted a green, red and white kitchen.  And ever since I’ve had my own kitchens they’ve pretty much been those colors because I’ve always seemed to have a fruit theme in them.  So I have a lot of fruit accessories flowing through my kitchen, table area and family room.  I haven’t gotten tired of it yet,  maybe someday I’ll change it.  But some room will have to be able to house my tiffany lamp.  I’ve dragged it to every house I’ve lived in for the past 20 years and don’t want to give it up!
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I didn’t need to search to find inspiration for this table setting!  It was everywhere…a no brainer!
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A friend gave me the apple votive candle holder in the terra cotta pot.  I elevated it in a Henn navy blue painted basket and filled the basket with silk grape vines and faux apples.
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The fruit patterned placements were also given to me by a friend.  I’m easy to buy for!
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I added a little cluster of glass grapes to one of my Home Goods pitchers.
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Another gift from the same friend that gave me the placemats were the rose and clear glass dessert cups and plates sitting on top of the white fruit trimmed dinner plates.  They belonged to her mother and I’m honored to have them!  She knows me so well!
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The blue sponged napkin rings are from Henn also, as well as the…
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watermelon shaker tray.  I told you on my first tablescape that you would be seeing Henn sprinkled in most of my  settings!  I didn’t point it out, but it was in my last two also.
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A view from the top.
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I had given this little service bell to my grandmother many, many years ago and I got it back when she passed away.
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You can sort of see the fruit pattern on the white plates I bought about 20 years ago from the Horchow catalog.  But you can also see the beating the flatware is getting, I’m guessing from the dishwasher.  Never noticed it before!  The camera doesn’t lie!
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Oh, that’s better!
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A closeup of the centerpiece!
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I don’t know why I put the teapot on the table…I don’t have any teacups for the tea!  I just love this pot!
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Another view from the top!
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Looking around the room, in the distances, you can see other fruits that make up my kitchen, eating area and family room.  But don’t look too close…I didn’t get all my messes cleaned up!
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Thank you so much for stopping in.  I hope you enjoyed your stay.  See you soon!


  1. Beautiful tablescape and I love your tiffany lamp...Christine

  2. I love that your heart was in it and it shows on your table...very cute centerpiece. Debbie

  3. Love your colors and you've set a very lovely table! Your Tiffany lamp is so gorgeous! Love it all.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Very pretty setting, and the clear dishes from your friend are just beautiful!

  5. Love all of your apple-ness, but it makes me think of Fall - and I don't want to go there! LOL! Love that white teapot.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Love that sweet white tea pot girl..the whole table looks wonderful...the centerpiece is awesome very clever to use what you have on hand love it...Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Oh how perfect and pretty is this!!! I love the lamp, stunning and then your pretty apple and watermelon theme is fabulous. The dishes with the fruit edge are the perfect compliment and the grouping of pitches are so lovely. Great job and such a pretty and inviting table. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. I have a fruit kitchen too! In fact, I have those same placemats, and I'm pretty sure that my white fruit rimmed dishes are the same or very similar. You make me want to rush in and set a pretty table! (I just wish that I had a beautiful light to hang above mine like you do...)

    Your whole table is lovely! I love the way the crisp white looks set against the fruit things. I also love that service bell with the strawberries. (I collect bells).

    Naturally, it's easy for me to love such a great table!

  9. I promise never to notice your messes if you promise never to notice mine. I like this tablescape a whole lot! The navy basket works a a perfect 'anchor' to give everything just the right 'weight.' I happen to also be a fan of ruby flash glass, and your's worked perfectly here. Love the creamware pitchers, etc. I appreciate you stopping by to meet Miss Peg Nappy, and thanks for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  10. I love the apples! Beautiful table!

  11. What a delicious table. I especially enjoy your very clever centerpiece. Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. Sweet table, and I LOVE your chandelier! So pretty!

  13. What a pretty table you have set! I like the color scheme too! The white pitchers are a nice contrast. Lovely! Jacqueline

  14. Your lamp is stunning. I love the table setting. Lucky you to have such a wonderful friend to give you those great dishes. It's very inviting.

  15. What a fun idea to use the lamp for your centerpiece! I love your creativity! It gets mine going....hmmm what lamp can I use?

    Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesay and sharing your ideas!

  16. What a pretty table, and isn't it fun to use things that we take for granted and see day in/day out? I'm going to join you as a follower, and hope you will come see me too, and maybe follow me! Have a blessed week! Sandi

  17. Very pretty table...I can see why you have "dragged" that lovely lamp to every house in 20 is perfect for the kitchen or breakfast room.

  18. Oh how pretty! I've got the tablecloth that matches those placemats. I love how all your fruit compliments that wonderful light fixture. This is pretty and so welcoming. Thanks for your very sweet visit too.

  19. Oh, I am looking through the Red Door and everything looks beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  20. I am sorry your internet was out last week. My brand new lap top died too so I know the pain! What a lovely table and what fun ideas you used. I love the three pitchers placed together with the accent of fruit on the one. Your sherbet dishes and plates are just treasures and of course your lamp shade is just the highlight. What a beautiful table.