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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Lunch with Ms. Bunny

Well, today is the last day of my vacation, tommorrow back to work Sigh.....

The lunch "theme" today is soft and pink.


White and pink together is another classic (that is IF you like pink LOL) I love pink, but it is actually a very hard color to find in dishware. Some of you have asked where I find my goodies...

The large pink plates and bowl, and coffee mug are from Target (a few Easters ago)
The pink and green water glass from Mikasa Outlet

The silk flowers are from JoAnns (definately use the coupons, otherwise they can be pricey)

The white lacy dishes and white bunny tea pot are from Marshalls

The salt and pepper birds are from Target (you can still find them there)
The bunny is one of 2 I purchased from Tuesday Morning (around Easter time)

The round quilted place mats are from Marshalls (you may still be able to find them, since I bought them last month)
Frosted silverware is from Walmarts...(I find a surprising amount of cool flatware there)

The cute little bunny milk server is from World Market, it dispenses just the right amount of milk for my coffee or tea for me (they still carry them)


The pretty flowered hat box ( have loads and loads of these for me and for gift giving, I find sometimes they are cheaper to buy and put your gift in than purchasing the wrapping paper and ribbon.

I hope I have encouraged you to take life a little bit slower by dining outside and start experimenting with setting a pretty table for yourself and your families.

57 comments:

Mo said...

The bunny milk server is darling. I was also admiring the chair cushion in the very top photo. May I ask where you got that? Thanks for sharing where you found all your beautiful items!You are a skilled shopper!

Debbie said...

Wow! You have created yet another perfect lovely setting!

Sweet Designs said...

Mo, thank you, the chair cushions were bought at Marshall about 2 months ago (LOL, figures the only item I left out), yes I have to be very careful with how I spend my money if I want to indulge my passion for this. But, half the fun is in the hunt.

Dolly said...

Ouuuu I really enjoyed lunch with you today!

Everything is soooo beautiful!
I love PINk and Bunnies!

Hugz, Dolly

Sweet Designs said...

Thank you, Debbie, and dolly, I appreciate your comments and visit!

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Judith

How pretty. I find things everywhere just as you do.
I have actually used hat boxes to store some of my dishes. There great for hiding thing in, that you don't have room for.

Ciao

Sue said...

Judith,
Oh, it is so good to see you posting more of your gorgeous table settings. I check in often to see what you have created for us. Love all the settings.
Hugs,
Sue

Megan said...

Love the table scape! Inspires me to do a girlfriends luncheon. I've been thinking about having one and I think you just pushed me over the edge.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have not been here for a few days and really have enjoyed visiting your last few posts with your vacation table settings! I loved the Italy one the best! You have the most wonderful china, tableclothes and accessories!
Thanks for sharing these lovely table settings.
Penny

Sweet Designs said...

Ladies, thank you again for your nice comments, I really enjoy doing tablesettings. I am especially glad you all could come along for the ride.

Peggy said...

How lovely and refreshing is your table setting. Thanks for sharing where you found the items. I live in rural PA and save most of my shopping when I visit larger cities that have those stores. Then I go crazy! I love how you incorporate your white into the other color schemes. You have a good eye. Peggy from PA

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh , i feel like I have been visited by the "Queen of Tablescape " I found your blog about a month ago and just LOVE it and saved it in my favorite blogs list immediately . You have some beautiful dishes !
Thank you for visiting me and please come by often when you can .

Blissful Nikki said...

how sweet! looks fit for a princess! :)

Anonymous said...

I just found you and you are my favorite blog. I have and love bunnies just like you do. What a beautiful table.

Sweet Designs said...

Peggy, thank you, I know what you mean, I go all over the place looking for goodies.
Theresa, thank you too for your lovely comments.
blissful nikki, thank you, I am glad you liked it.
anonymous, thank you too, I have a large collection of bunnies too, I love using them in dining tablescapes as well as putting them in other vignettes in my home

Connie said...

Oh my dear sweet chick! Your table settings are just tooooo much! Lovin' looking through your posts. I'll have to take a lesson from ya, sweetpea, and set my tables more beautifully for Love Bunny and me. I appreciate your kind comment on my blog. I'm going to add you to my Google Reader and blog list becaaaaauuuuuuse you have such lovely "eye candy" and THAT'S what I loooooove to see!!!!
Smoochies,
Connie

CIELO said...

your table looks so beautiful, and romantic! Perfect shuts for Romantic Homes magazine! :) Just lovely!

cielo

Sweet Designs said...

Connie and Cielo, thank your for your kind comments, I do appreciate it very much. :)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your table settings are beautiful! Love the bunnies especially.
Hugs~Kelly

Holly said...

Very sweet and pretty! I'll be back often!

Mary Ruth said...

I just LOVE the new pictures! I can just picture myself there! You set up the most beautiful tables I have ever seen! You are my inspiration! And you are a genius at what your 'passion' is! Thank God you share it with US!!! That shows the generous nature you have as well as lots of love to share!

Jannet said...

Absolutely adorable! You know I love your bunnies so much. Love your colors and I do believe in setting a pretty table every day, even when dining outside ;) Thanks for sharing these beautiful picture, you are such an inspiration!! Have a wonderful day.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I left you a note on your pretty tablescape you posted on RMS then saw you left a comment for Gollum- and noticed you have a blog too!! I love all your settings (thought I haven't read the entire blog- YET) I just have one question - WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU PUT ALL YOUR DISHES!!!!!!!!! LOL!

ann said...

Hello.We found you on RMS.You are awesome.I have taken the entire tour.I must tell you each pic was better than the one before it.You truly have a gift.And what we can see of your home,it looks awesome too.We would love to see it also,hint,hint.Ha.You have 2 brand new fans....Ann

decorator101 said...

I couldn't get here fast enough when a friend told me you had a blog..Your tablescapes are a delight and inspiration... I love the bunnies.. I have quite a fondness for them.. and your dishes are wonderful.. I"m on a mission now to find the silver chargers...would you mind sharing where you got them? Can't wait of your next installment...hugs ~lynne~

Sweet Designs said...

Thank you everyone for your very kind comments.
Hello to the RMS ladies :)

decorator101-lynne, in answer to your question about my silver "chargers". The are actually just round silver trays, that I purchased at a Oneida store about 12 years ago, I did purchase them with the intention of using them as chargers though, it was a big investment, but I know I would always love them and use them. The store here not longer exists, but if you google silver trays you will find alot will come up...pricy unfortuantely, but it is worth it :)

Ann, my house is a work in progress, it is very tiny 940 sq ft.. I do have a photo of my living room on one of my earlier posts, I have much to do still, moldings, flooring and I want to do a wall treatment, oh yeah and my kitchen I need a complete redo, but that is not going to happen any time soon, but I will be doing a mini re do and will post when I get further along.
Thanks again everyone for your interest! :)

MoonlightandMagnolias said...

Hi Judith,
Just came back for a look at your lovely table settings. Told Ann and Lynne about your wonderful blog...spreading the word...just too beautiful to miss! I found those adorable little birds at Target today. I'm on a quest for some white china now...been thinking about getting some for a while and after seeing your great tablescapes...it's a must now. :-)
Thanks again for sharing you great talent! Susan (moonlightandmagnolias)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Hi Judith,

Hope your having a wonderful weekend.

Ciao

Anonymous said...

I am sooo happy I found your blog, I keep viewing your tables through flickr....thank you, thank you,
3hearts/Miami

imjacobsmom said...

What a great discovery! I love your blog! Bunnies, dishes, tablescapes...and you shop at all my favs - Target, Marshall's, World Market.....Thanks for sharing ~ Robyn

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for all the great advice, I will definitely use it!! Love your bunny scape...so cute!! Have a great day :) Jackie

Meghan said...

Your blog rocks!
I am so bookmarking it!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog! :-) BTW, I am officially kicking off Tablescape Tuesday! Whoo, Hoo! :-) Anyone who would like for me to show a link to their tablescape needs to leave a comment at my blog by Sunday evening, and I will add their blog name and link to a list that will be posted on my blog on Tuesdays. I love ALL your tablescapes so I hope you participate! Thanks for helping me spread the word. :-) Susan

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Oh, forgot to say...thanks so much for adding me your blog roll...I'm adding your beautiful blog to mine right now! :-) Susan

Joy said...

Very cute things you collected. I love the little love birds and the
bunny!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Judith,
it's been a little while since I visited. I love all the lovely tables you created while on vacation. In my opinion you should be on vacation all the time ...creating :o).
I hope you are doing well-as always your are in my thoughts. Have a wonderful Sunday and coming week,
Tam...:o)

santamaker said...

Hi there Judith, I first saw your delightfully beautiful tablescapes on GardenWeb and have been in awe of your amazing talents ever since. I'm glad you came over to RMS. You have the best ideas..I especially love your pink ladies and the blue and white tablescapes. I'm excited to see more!
Santamaker (RMS)

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I see we shop at a lot of the same places. I love you white bunny shakers. I will have to look for those. I don't think I have been to your site, so I am going to go back and browse. You probably will hear from me again today!!

Sue said...

your table designs are SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL-----I LOVE ERVERYONE OF THEM, YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO GET IT TOGETHER AND START USING ALL OF MY PRETTY DISHES

I HAVE ADDED YOUR SITE AS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT POST.

SUE

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Hi Judith,

Just stopped by to say hello.

How are you these days ?

Ciao

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Wow! you sure do know how to set a table! You certainly have a talent for it. Beautiful! I am envious of all your different place settings. :)

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Judith,
I have an Award for you...just scan down to the bottom of today's posting and you can copy and paste it onto you side bar. Love you tablescapes. Susan

Debbie said...

I miss YOU!

santamaker said...

Thanks so much for coming over to my little blogworld. Your tablescapes are just beyond words, soooo gorgeous! How do you store all your dishes, girl?
I am so looking forward to fall and decorating!
Be Good, Santa

Pam said...

I just found your blog through Susan's and what a treat it is! Your tablescapes are gorgeous. I love that you give information on where you've found things too. It's very helpful. Have a wonderful day! Pam (pc25 on RMS)

celestina marie said...

So nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and seeing the luncheon set really made my day as it is raining and gloomy here today.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments.
Have a great week,
Celestina
La rea rose

Carrie said...

Hope you will be doing a fall tablescape soon...

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Judith,
I never get tired looking at your beautiful creations. I'm also hoping you'll be sharing a Fall tablescape. I finished one last week and now plan my Halloween table.
Oh btw - Congrats!!! I have an award for you, please stop by to pick it up!
Have a wonderful day,
Tam

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Thank you for stopping by Judith and thank you for the nice comment.

Can't wait til you post us a new tablescape !

prettyshabby said...

hello Judith..thankyou for your message..my hens may be pretty but boy are they naughty!!
Your table settings are simply exquisite..you must have a lot of patience and a lot of beautiful china!! i just love the bird salt and pepper pots in your latest post..so sweet! x

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a BEAUTIFUL blog you have!!! Are you going to post some more Autumn place settings/decor?! Your settings are gorgous! What talent you have!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Glenda said...

Hi Judith


Are you not blogging anymore ?

I miss your talent.

Ciao

Sweet Designs said...

Glenda, It's so nice of you to check in on me. Yes, I'm still blogging (I know it doesn't look like it LOL), but I am juggling quite a few things right now, along with working full time, but I have a Fall tablesetting and a tutorial for here (very soon I hope). Thanks again for thinking of me.
Hugs to you all
Judith

Peggy said...

MIss you...your talent for vignettes in outstanding. Can't wait for your new posts! Peggy from PA

Mary Ruth said...

Stopped by to say Hi! Thanks for dropping by my Blog! Love your vignettes and wanted to come by for another 'look'!

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you for visiting me! Your tablescapes are gorgeous, I'll be visiting you often for ideas! Kristen

Chari said...

Hi Judith!

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my little red "frenchy" dining room and Autumn tablescape...and thank you so very much for your sweet comments! Coming from you, I consider that quite an honor!!! I have followed all of your fabulous tablescapes on RMS!!! I have to tell you...I've saved nearly all of your photos to my computer for future reference and inspiration!!! You certainly have an amazing talent for putting a table together!!! Have you ever thought about writing a book? You would do so well with it!

Well...I love the pretty pink and white tablescape that you posted today! It's soft...sweet...and whimsical! I love how you often use bunnies!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)