Sunday, April 25, 2010

SYTYCD Week 9- Garden Party

This week was definitely the hardest for me, while I love to decorate, I'm not a collector of tableware. I do collect vintage floral plates that are used more for decorating rather than tableware. I'm personally more interested in the food than the presentation of the table. So I really was challenged to come up with something appealing.

Since I live in sunny Florida, I knew I had to take it outdoors, and with the temperatures already in the mid 80's it was absolutely perfect to be outside.

 

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I came across these wonderful old chippy wicker chairs at a garage sale about a month ago. I believe that I have a chair addiction....

Since hydrangea's are one of my favorite flowers, I just had put them to use.

 

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Being eclectic to me is so much more appealing than being matchy, matchy, especially in tableware.

 

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For the napkins rings I just tied turquoise ribbon around vintage napkins.  Sometimes simple things are best.

 

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These beautiful double pink knockout roses came out of my garden and since I don't believe in using pesticides in my yard, it was definitely safe to use them as a garnish for the top of the cupcakes.

 

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I made cucumber sandwiches, fruit, yummy cupcakes, coconut cookies and pink lemonade.

The birds were singing and the weather was picture perfect, it was simply wonderful to be dining with nature.

 

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Please don't forget to vote

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53 comments:

  1. LOVE it - and off to vote.
    Thanks for sharing and good luck.

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  2. Wow, for someone who had a hard time with this one you sure did an impressive job!!!!

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  3. Sigh... breathtaking! Everything is so lovely. The colours are just like a warm hug. Best wishes my friend!

    Donna

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  4. You did an amazing garden party setting. I love it.
    I'll go over and cast a vote.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. congrats on making it all the way! your table looks lovely.

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  6. The garden party setting is beautiful. I love it. Since I have had the pleasure of seeing your presentations in person at many parties, I know how much work you put into every detail. You have done such a great job. Congratulations of making it to the finals!!!!!

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  7. Peaceful, yet perky! I love it! Lezlee

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  8. What a picturesque setting. That is so beautiful. It inspires me to get out and do something with my deck. I love how you've incorporated so many colors.

    Beautiful.

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  9. I certainly think anyone would enjoy being in that setting... beautiful.

    Effie

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  10. Congrats on making it to the finals! Best wishes to you. Your garden party looks wonderful. I would love to spend the afternoon in this space.

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  11. WOW!!! So pretty, you are so creative.
    debby

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  12. What a beautiful table setting!!! Thanks for sharing! I've already cast my vote! Good luck to you.
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  13. I love your table. So pretty and welcoming. I would love to relax and sit and enjoy a treat at your table. Well done and good luck!

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  14. Everything is just perfect. I wish I could find chairs like those, and the place settings... so pretty.
    Kelly

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  15. What a pretty picture you paint with your creativity! Love those cupcakes! :)

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  16. So pretty garden party, love your decor!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  17. The table setting is fabulous!! Everything is beautiful. Such a wonderful feeling has been achieved. And those coconut cookies had me drooling!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Casting my vote outloud! Miss Trixie, your outdoor garden party was so well executed! Right down to the lovely cucumber sandwiches! Fabulous Job! I absolutely would put my finest party dress on for an invitation!

    Blessings, Love & Monday Sunshine, Terri
    http://www.dimplesdragonflies.com

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  19. I think what you did looks wonderful. I love those old worn chairs and what a pretty setting. Good Luck!

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  20. Everything looks so beautiful, every detail...Kathy

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  21. oh my goodness makes me want to move to Florida... and I HATE hot weather. You have a gift there girl!

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  22. That looks so darling! I just voted for you:)

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  23. I want to come visit!!! Have really enjoyed your entries each week. Congrads on making it to the finals...

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  24. I hope you submit this to a magazine. I'm serious. It is perfect in every detail. Right down to the pink lemonade in the curvy pitcher. Eye candy at its finest!

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  25. I came to your site through Ticking and Toile and boy oh boy am I a happy camper right now.

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  26. You did an amazing job, can I come have lunch with you! Sure wish it was in the 80's here. I love all your ideas and I look forward to reading your blog everytime you post!

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  27. Love those beautiful cupcakes, they make for a fabulous garden party or just having a few girlies over for a tea party!

    Thank you for becoming a follower!

    ~Dore~

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  28. It's fabulous!!! I've voted, and I'm wishing you the best of luck!
    Zuzu

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  29. I would love to be at this
    Garden Party with you...just beautiful! I love chairs too and those chippy wicker ones...divine! I love your whimsy and sophisticated style...this is just picture perfect!!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  30. Oh I want a tea party outside now if only we could get it to stop raining enough in the Pacific N.W. to do that, beautiful, inspiring, :) T.

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  31. Wow!!! what a beautiful garden party! I cannot believe how amazingly talented you are!! Off to vote!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  32. Hi Trixie! I voted for you!!! I really hope you win SYTYCD! You came up with an amazing tablescape, I liked the fact that it was out of doors, where we all want to be at this time of year. Great job!
    Hugs, Cindy S

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  33. Beautiful garden party...luv the simple ribbon nakin rings!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. Good evening! This is absolutely my favorite post you have ever done. Wow...it is stunning in a "country living" kind of way. You have taken it to the next level. Wow...just gorgeous. I think I need some wicker...painted like this. Wow...wow!
    Beautiful post as always.
    Blessings
    Debbie
    You always get my vote!

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  35. What a wonderful and welcoming table! I just love the mix of colors and textures. For not doing tablescapes you are one talented girl. YOu knocked it out of the park!
    Yvonne

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  36. I can't believe how lucious and delightful your Garden Party looks. Those precious cupcakes with the roses...breathtaking! I loved every minute of my visit, Karen

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  37. I share your chair addiction, you cant have too many. Beautiful setting!
    alicia

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous! The cupcakes with the roses are precious. Everything is so lovely it's such a "feel good" post.

    Thanks!

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  39. Visiting from Funky Junk - She had such wonderful things to say. As I can see they are well deserved. Love your tablescape.

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  40. You'd never know that was hard for you! Everything is just gorgeous, and won my vote. My blog is no longer Digi Scribbles. I messed it up changing the HTML, thinking I was on my practice blog! It was easier to start over, so I'm now Cottage Palette. You have one of the most inspiring blogs online, just love it here!! ♥

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  41. This is simply beautiful...love everything about it!

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  42. Congrats on your win!!!!!!!! EEEEE!!!

    Donna

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  43. Congratulations!! I love the things that you did in the contest. You Garden Party was just perfect!! YOU so deserved it!!!

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  44. Gorgeous job! I'm sorry I missed voting on it, but looks like you won the whole deal. You are so deserving and had so many projects and items that I absolutely love. Thanks for being a part of it and making it such a quality contest.
    Gretchen

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  45. Love your style, your taste, your creativity & your etsy shop! Your blog is lovely and I truly enjoyed my visit. I am now a "Follower". Stop by soon and if you like what you see, please do the same.

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  46. Congratulations on winning the contest! You are a very talented lady and should be proud of yourself.

    I wish that the SYTYCD site had made a bit more of a "to do" for you than what is currently posted. I mean -- you ALL worked hard and did such a wonderful job. Where are their fireworks? Balloons? I'm hoping that it will still be forthcoming for you!

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

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  47. I always see great plates, tea cups, and glassware at thrift stores but I never buy them. I always think what I'm I going to do with this stuff. But now I know I can throw a cute tea party for my friends and the items can be mis matched as long as there pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. I host a Garden party on Thursdays "Cottage Flora Thursday's" - hope you link something up this week! (even if it's an old post?) looking for others that enjoy gardening & i'm so glad i found you! xoox

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  49. I was so inspired by your Garden Party. That I decided to throw one for my friend daughters this spring. I even wrote a post about in on my blog Second Hand to My Hand. All I have so far is the china and table cloth, but it's all coming together.


    http://secondhandtomyhand.blogspot.com/2011/03/garden-party-china-set.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SecondHandToMyHand+%28Second+Hand+to+My+Hand%29

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