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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tablescape Thurs - Foodie Friday


Thanks again to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this fun party. Please visit her to see some of the most beautiful tablescapes ever.


And a huge thank you to Michael @ Designs by Gollum for hosting our wonderful Friday treats and great food ideas and recipes.

At first because of work schedules and some family living out of town we were going to postpone our Easter dinner until this coming weekend. Then all of a sudden, everything fell into place and we were able to have it on Easter Sunday. It's always a blessing whenever our family can get together and we are all flexible to hold our celebrations whenever.

So on really short notice, I set the table and got it all pulled together. Nothing super fancy, but pretty enough and best of all, we will all be together. Since the living room is done in Blue and Yellow right now, I decided to do the table the same way.


A yellow tablecloth with tulips on it, a blue vase and some tulips and my crystal hurrican candleholders is about all the table will hold.




I'm conserving space, so no chargers, just the Gibson plates and the flower salad bowls from Pier One that I got on clearance a while back.


Since I only had 4 of each style napkin I used both styles and alternated them.


All of the places were set with the Gibson napkin rings that came with the set except for this place. This one is for my great-grandson and he gets the bunny napkin ring. He's special


I'm using the bowl and platter from the Gibson set and a couple that I found at GW for the food. The little leaf plate will be for the butter.


Love this wonderful basket. It also came from GW and it keeps the rolls nice and warm.


A view of one of the candleholders. Both came from GW. LOVE them.


This is the other one.


Another view of the table.


Dinner was wonderful, we all had a great time and such a blessing to have family here once again. I had everything ready to go into the oven while we were at Church for the early service and when we got home I just had to finish things off with no hassel and plenty of time to have dinner ready by 1:00 PM.


We were blessed with Glazed Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, Green Bean Casserole, Corn, Steamed Broccoli and Carrots, Salad and Hot rolls. For dessert, we feasted on Chocolate Pie and Coconut Cake. The Lord truly Blessed us on this day.



Mary's Cake - delicious with almond, orange, lemon, coconut and pineapple. Perfect for Spring and Summer.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon extract or 1 tsp. lemon peel
1/2 tsp. orange extract or 1 tsp. orange peel
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs and beat well. Add rest of ingredients, beat well and pour into 3 8" greased and floured pans. Back at 350 for 20 min. Test if done with toothpick. Do not overbake.

Frosting
3 eggs well beaten
2 cups sugar
small can crushed pineapple drained
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans optional.

Cook until thick, add 2 tablespoons butter, beat until butter melts. Cool and frost all layers.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.

76 comments:

  1. Your table is GORGEOUS! Love the little bunny napkin rings and use of all the white. Awesome Goodwill finds too. That cake is making my mouth water!

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  2. ahhh, Marty, this is so lovely. It does my heart so good to see a beautiful table like this,using thrifted finds ....just so special to me.
    The little bunny ring for your ggrand is too precious.
    hugs, bj

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  3. Hi Marty,

    All I can say is WOW! You've made me hungry.....any leftovers?

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  4. I love this delicately colored table setting. The lilly bowls are wonderful.!

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  5. Your table setting is so pretty! I don't know what to say about the cake - sounds devine! :-D

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  6. Oh! Just love yellow and blue together. Your table just shouts "Spring!" Those white tulips are just divine. And "oh my!" that cake! I must try that, Marty. Thanks!
    Donna

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  7. Perfectly pretty for Spring! and the cake sounds WONDERFUL!
    xoxo Pattie

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  8. Beautiful table, glad you could all be together and love the bunny napkin ring!

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  9. Yum for the coconut cake! Love the yellow on the table and the tablecloth is perfect! Gorgeous as always!

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  10. Hi Marty,
    you are the hostess with the mostest my dear! Your table is just a picture of sunshine! Love the yellows! Your family is so lucky to have you my dear!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  11. daffodil yellow is perfect for spring. the little bunny napking ring is so sweet too.
    What can I say about that cake but YUM~!

    stop by and enter my giveaway if you get a chance..
    Sonny

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  12. Hi Marty.....love your table and really like those pretty little bowls....so glad you came by today! Talk soon,Chrissy

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  13. Hi Marty! Oh, your table is so lovely! Everything is perfect! So glad you had such a wonderful Easter. Now that cake - oh, I'd love a piece but I'll bet it's already gone! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  14. As always Marty your table is so beautifully arranged. Love these pictures.
    Love
    Maggie

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  15. I am SO HAPPY for you that your family was able to get together! The holiday is so special with FAMILY!

    Gorgeous table as always! I love that you alternated the napkins (out of necessity or beauty, it doesn't matter--it turne dout great!) AND I love your GW pieces.

    Would you believe that I just found VERY SIMILAR candle holders at my church thrift store recently!??!?! I'll have to show them to you soon!!

    ALSO: I finally got my first cloche. It's a wire one with a little birdie on top from Michael's that I got on sale and I LOVE IT!!

    WHEN IS YOUR NEXT CLOCHE PARTY!?!?!

    Blessings,
    Lana

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  16. I can hardly wait for my kitchen remodel to be done so I can participate in the tablescapes that you all create so beautifully!
    I even found the 'table of my dreams' for $32.00!
    Love your tablescape Marty!

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  17. It looks very pretty, Marty. I love yellow and white. Food sounds good too. Glad you got to celebrate with your family!

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  18. This table is so beautiful! I love, love, love the tulip bowls! That pineapple cake is to die for!!! Yummy!
    ~Holly

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  19. Oh what a gorgeous table! It is just lovely and the tulips and beautiful!

    Nancy

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  20. Marty,

    beautiful as always..I always leave your blog with a smile on my face..thanks for sharing!

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  21. Marty, I love those bowls and I can't believe you got that wonderful bread basket at GW. If it is the Williams and Sonoma one they are fifty dollars. I can't believe someone got rid of that. Their loss is certainly your gain. Beautiful spring table. Love the blue and white and yellows together.

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  22. Very pretty, love the simpleness it is very elegant. The colors are so soft and wonderful.

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  23. I really like blue and yellow together. And your salad bowls are so cute!

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  24. Those print napkins are awesome! And I love the lily bowls from Pier One, I got those too.

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. Marty,
    I'm drooling over those pretty lily bowls!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. EWW! AHHHH! A very pretty table and your cake matches perfectly!!!! It looks like it will taste as good as it looks! :)

    ~Liz

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  27. Just beautiful Marty and yes we are all so blessed to have our family...loved seeing your wonderful Easter dinner table...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  28. Marty, what a pretty table for Easter. I am so glad your family got to be together on Easter. Love, love, love those little bowls.

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  29. Mmmm, yummy dessert! I love your white and yellow table, Marty, very fresh looking. Your napkins are so pretty...Christine

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  30. So beautiful! You know I love the yellow! Those bowls look like Easter lilies, or maybe tulips! The bread bowl is wonderful, how could anybody give that away to GW??

    Glad you had a nice family gathering for Easter!

    Katherine

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  31. Very pretty Marty! I like the white on yellow! I also like how you interchanged the napkins.

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  32. Hi Marty,

    Well you pulled together a beautiful table on short notice! I love the creamy yellow and white color scheme..just so springy and fresh! The bowls are pretty..they look like big lilies..my favorite flower. The napkins are wonderful too! As always your table is gorgeous! So glad your family got to be together for Easter.

    Miss Bloomers

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  33. You never fail to inspire Marty- love what you did on short notice.

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  34. This is beautiful and in my favorite color combination. But you are right--paper plates and plastic forks are just fine as long as everyone can be together. I should have known you'd serve "cake under cloche" :) It looks fabulous!

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  35. Hi Marty,
    Such a lovely table. Yellow and white always has that fresh spring look. Love those flower bowls...too cute.
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
    Maryrose

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  36. Hello there sweet lady,

    Marty,I just love your tablescape and the fresh Spring colour combination of yellow and white with the centerpiece of tulips, plus those fabulous lilly bowls!~Wow!.., Beautiful!

    ~It's always a blessing to have family!

    Pop by any time for a visit..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  37. It is wonderful when the family can get together. So glad it worked out for you.

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  38. I like that pale yellow with blue. Looks very festive. And I will try definately your cake because it looks so yummy. Thank you. Greetings from Germany, Johanna

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  39. Oh my word I LOVE THOSE FLOWER BOWLS! Gorgeous setting!

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  40. I love your pretty yellow and white Easter table. And the bunny napkin ring for your great-grandson is too cute. The food sounds delicious too.

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  41. Simply beautiful, Marty...the white looks so crisp against the pale yellow. Cute flower bowls.

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  42. Marty, I love your yellow and white theme, and mixing those two napkin patterns adds so much interest! I know your great-grandson DID feel special with his bunny napkin ring. That cake sounds incredible, too!

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  43. Wow it all looks amazing. Love all the white! Just so pretty!

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  44. So lovely! And the cake looks so yummy! :) Beautiful Easter celebration!

    Hugs,
    Carolyn
    Cottage Sunshine

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  45. Pretty with your thrift finds. Love the lotus bowls. I been looking for them for ages but to no avail.

    Love every inch of your treasures as always.


    P.S.
    TY for the recipe you shared. I have to try this on Saturday as my daughter turned 18th yesterday.

    And I love your cloche too. I am a lover and have several at home from the smallest to the grande §:-)

    Happy TT again...

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  46. Hi Marty!

    Oh, your table is so pretty! Simple and elegant yet inviting! I have to say, my favortie part of the table is the linens! I just love that tablecloth and the alternating napkins. They are just beautiful!

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  47. This is very pretty, Marty, and I love those flower dishes on top! Not bad for a quick pull together!

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  48. Your family are so lucky to have shared a meal at such a beautifully set table. The cake looks fantastic too!

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  49. Marty, beautiful table as always but absolutely love the pale yellow with the white accents. You did an amazing job! Cake looks delicious!

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  50. Really lovely Marty, soft and refreshing. That cake looks yum!
    Linda

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  51. Family faces around my table are my favorite tablescape! This is so pretty -- the cake looks just wonderful!

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  52. Hi Marty What a beautiful table...I just love blue,white and yellow together...Love your little bunny napkin rings...to cute
    xoxo
    Julie

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  53. As always, I love your tablescapes. I can't even tell you how much I love those flower bowls. I always see things like this and then think "I don't know where to put it or how to use it" then I see your table and I am blown away and inspired.

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  54. Hi Marty,
    I absolutely love those sweet bowls and the white is so pretty.
    I would love to sit down and enjoy company at your beautiful table setting.

    It's all so pretty. But, of course everything you do is lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  55. Beautiful table and I love love love those lily bowls, they are gorgeous. I have the same dinnerware
    and I love it so much. Very nice tablescape. Enjoyed your pics.
    Blessings, Nellie
    The Lord really blessed our Easter too, it was wonderful!

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  56. Hi Marty, the mix of napkins and accessories on your table is terrific and so well chosen. So glad you had a wonderful and beautiful holiday. -- Jane F.

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  57. The beautiful tulips looked so elegant in that blue and white vase! My favorite!

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  58. Love the flower bowls, pretty table, so fresh looking! Joan

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  59. What a gorgeous table! I love blue and yellow together and this table looks so soft and pretty and spring-like! You have some great GW finds too...I love all the white dishes. I think that white bread basket might be from Williams Sonoma; they had one similar in their catalog last year...how fabulous that you found one for such a great price!!!!

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  60. Beautiful table! My mouth is watering reading your menu. Sounds scrumptious. So wonderful that your family could all be together for Easter.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  61. Stunning, you did a fabulous job!!! Thanks for your super sweet comments on the shoot! Have a wonderful weekend!

    XO
    Kristin

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  62. Gorgeous table and I love the napkins! Love the colors and those salad bowls are too pretty!

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  63. Marty it is a gorgeous tablescape and perfect for the spring time weather. The cake looks so moist and yummy. Mmmm....:)

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  64. Those salad bowls are darling. I love those floral napkins, too. The cake looks delicious.

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  65. lovely setting- like the old fashioned cake recipe- bet it was good

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  66. I never, ever, fail to be just stunned by your tablescapes! Just absolutely beautiful, Marty!

    Now...that recipe went straight to my recipe box and also mailed to my daughter who loves to bake. It sounds just delicious!!

    You add so much to our lives, Marty! I love coming here...it always helps make my day a bit more special!

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  67. Marty, your table is absolutely lovely! Everything is so pretty. I love the blue and yellow together!

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  68. Your table is spring itself! How wonderfully refreshing!

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  69. I adore white dishes and you have combined yours beautifully! What an appealing table!

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  70. Marty,
    I just love visiting your blog...you always have such beautiful things to share. Your table is gorgeous with all the white and yellow. And your GW finds?! WOW! You really found beautiful treasures!

    As always, thanks so very much for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  71. Hi Marty,
    Im so glad to be back!I've missed you! I love this tablescape, the colors are right up my alley! Hope your enjoying spring! Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
    XoXo
    Michelle

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  72. Just beautiful!!!! I just love the exquisite flower bowls. Thanks for sharing, and I am a new follower. Cheers, Lia

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  73. The cake looks yummy. I'm going to try it today! Thanks for sharing.

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