Thursday, July 6, 2017

Trolley Carts

I meant to post this back in the spring --
I love keeping my seasonal dishes out on display.

This year I put out the green serving pieces and salad plates on our little gold trolley.

We also have a red cart --
These carts are perfect for displays.
{As far as prices go, I've had my best luck at antique malls and vintage markets.
I also think the older makes tend to be more durable.}

Here is the red cart set up for a group date --
One of the kiddos hosted a Disney Cupcake Wars date in February.

And here is the red cart set up as a summer snow cone station --
with some of our favorite Torani syrups.

Cheers to summer, snow cones, and cute trolley carts!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

{Serendipity is my blog -- just too lazy to change/make new watermarks today!}

We are celebrating all day today!
We were invited to a family cookout later today,
so we used our morning to fix a fun celebratory breakfast.

This is our breakfast table -- Using Kate Spade's delightful Order's Up dinnerware.

How cute is this little plate?

I love these little plates...

I should have bought more -- the perfect size for a little dessert plate.
They are adorable.

Since two of the small plates {the set comes with 4 different diner themed plates} feature pies,
we had to do something fun with pies, right?

I love to support local businesses --
When I heard Crust Club was making 
red, white, and blue Independence Day Pie Babies,
I ordered them for our breakfast a treat!

I love red, white, blue and aqua...

Our breakfast --
 three egg omelettes 
{with various combinations of spinach, onion, red pepper, tomato, cheese, & bacon}
 waffles, fresh fruit...
and those little pie babies {for fun}.

Happy 4th of July from our porch to yours!

Glassware -- Tuesday Morning a few years back
Dinnerware -- Macy's Kate Spade Order's Up {2017}
Flatware & Placemats -- Bed, Bath, and Beyond a few years back
Uncle Sam Hat & Napkins -- Pier One a few year back

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch.

And  here is one more photo -- just for fun -- of our glamour Magnolia.
She's also dressed up for the fourth in red, white, blue and aqua!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mickey's Diner Meet Kate Spade Order's Up

I've had the Mickey's Diner plates (bottom plate) for a few years now. 

Very fun to use with the Mickey waffle iron -- for breakfast.

I also used them to announce our 2015 Disney cruise trip.

I recently purchased Kate Spade's 'Order's Up' collection -- 
in red, white, blue & aqua -- 
on sale for a ridiculous price. 
(Thank you Macy's.)

So fun to see how they blend with the Mickey's diner plates!
Looking forward to setting some fun tables with these.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Spring Tables in Red, White, and Blue

With the first 'official' day of summer just 5 days away,
here are a few spring tables from last year.

From Memorial Day --


Flag Day --

Eating outside is always a favorite for us during the spring and early summer.
Looks like last year we enjoyed a lot of 
red, white, and blue!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Some of My Favorite Dishes...

Some of my favorite spring dishes --

These are from Pip Studio --

I love how all the colors mix and match perfectly -- reds, pinks, blues, and brown.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

An Easter Table

An Easter table.

Pastels -- blue, green, and pink...Mixing gold and silver.

Also mixing flatware -- something new for me.

Spring is finally here -- just in time for Easter.



Square table -- set for eight.
There are three different bunny prints on the salad plates.




Foil eggs to match the dinnerware.

Napkin holder details.

The colors remind me of my wedding -- and the Pfaltzgraff Alexandra china.
{I need to find more place settings -- of the Alexandra.}

Pier One -- twig forks, cream chargers, cabbage plants
Amazon -- cream flatware
T.J. Max -- placemats, dinnerware, printed napkins
Pottery Barn -- Spring tree, 
Hobby Lobby -- metallic eggs
Target -- white napkins, gold straws, place cards/holders
Michaels -- ceramic berry baskets
William Sonoma -- napkin rings 

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Table -- Orange & Green

A Sunday SPRING table --

I usually gravitate towards the pastels in the SPRING,
but thought it would be fun to do something a little different.

I alternated clear glass goblets with the orange goblets -- to downplay the orange a bit.

The salad plate was the inspiration -- greens,  yellow, and orange.
{Salad plates are a great way to change things up 
without having to buy a full set of dinner dishes.}
The napkin rings are a favorite 'sale' purchase from last year.

The color combo remind me of the 70s -- My mother's kitchen was orange and yellow.
Cheerful. And green is always my go-to color.

Everything 'garden' makes me smile.

{Our weather has been rainy and overcast lately -- so the lighting isn't perfect.}

Things I've used --
TJMaxx {or someplace similar a few years back} -- place mats and white dishes
Tuesday Morning {a few years back} -- orange goblets
Michael's {this year 60% off} -- bunnies and chicks
Pier One {this year} salad plates, salt and pepper shakers, carrot scatters, and napkins
Pier One {last year} -- napkin rings

I added the butterflies on Saturday night -- 
I had to make those flowers last one more day!

Monday, March 20, 2017


A 2014 St. Patrick's Day table.

St. Patrick's Day table 2015 (I believe) --

A 2016 SPRING table --

Another 2016 table --

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Family Sweetheart Dinner 2017

A few pictures from our Family Sweetheart Dinner.

Pinks and grays --
Everything is from the stash.
Felt hearts found at Target -- filled with artisan chocolates.

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