Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Weekend Casual

a piece of Splenderosa jewelry...
photo tomorrow...
please come back for Pink Saturday's continuing story
of the wildly extravagant, but lovely,  family of elegant ladies
who hop from adventure to adventure.

Some of my favorite things:

vintage blue quilt is table covering, 
old clothes pins from a flea market,
all white dishes from Pottery Barn
hydrangeas & strawberries

containers are various cans, soup/coffee etc., spray painted
left over flowers from other arrangements in house
various vintage utensils
glasses from Michael's

this table would be really pretty 
if you laid pretty gift-wrap paper 
across & under each place setting, 
as the towels are shown.

we started growing strawberries decades ago,
every year we added a pot or 2, now we have
40 planters going each spring & summer

these are beautiful hydrangeas growing in our yard in Houston, which has
huge trees to provide the shade the glorious flowering plants need


Jonathan Adler & Lilly Pulitzer Tableware products
can be found online at Lifeguard Press...
the most amazingly cute pom poms, lanterns, paperplates,
napkins, etc.

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joanny said...

Fun table setting -- love the beautiful blooms of the hydrangeas.


La Petite Gallery said...

Strawberries in your yard , how fun.. I will watch the news at 4pm now and check him out.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful post, the pictures are so inviting.


Flaviana said...

beautiful table settings Marsha!
I love the idea of using vintage clothes pins for the napkins
P.S.what a glorious bush of Hydrangeas you have!
Have a fab day

Desde my ventana said...

Hi Marsha,
Lucky you, to be able to cultivate strawberries in your garden, besides delicius meet so beautiful,

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

You gydrangeas are awesome,my dearest M:-)*

Absolutely LOVE these flowers...
Hope you are better,sweetheart***

My hugs and many blessings for you,dear,dear Marsha!-)))*


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

My dear friend,
YOur photos are truely beautiful. You captured the lovely essence of the flowers and the table so well. I just want to look and look.

What a brilliant idea to use coffee cans etc. and spray paint them. They look perfect on your table!

The old quilt and the clothes pins are genius! And they give the table such a romantic feel with the huge bowl of hydrangeas! Sooooo pretty!
You should do a table every week.
How I love your style!
xo Yvonne

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Me again! did you go over to Daisy Pink Cupcake and vote for me?
Thanks, Yvonne

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

WOW! Those are some hydrangea!!!!! I can't believe how many blooms you have!
Last year when I was expecting hubby shut down the garden for the winter to help me and cut mine down... this year... only one bloom. Boo hoo.

Ellie said...

I love hydrangeas and Pottery Barn! I am a huge strawberry fan...gorgeous~ I love that the berries are in your yard. Nothing like picking a handle full of joy~

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I just adore strawberries and hydrangeas. We will be planting a whole heap in our new place. I love them.

Fer said...

Beautiful as usual!!!


once in a blue moon... said...

beautiful images~

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Such a beautiful table! I love the idea of spraying the cans! Your strawberry pot is so gorgeous!


Dumbwit Tellher said...

So inspiring Marsha. I love hydrangeas & flowering strawberries but have neither here. Hydrangeas make me think of my grandmothers ♥

Lovely post and wishing you an equally lovely weekend ahead. Almost here! xx

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Gorgeous Hydrangeas,
Love them...........
I need Lilly tableware, I will head on over to LifeGuard press and see what they have to over.
Sounds like there could be some nautical goodies over there too.....

knk said...

wow lovely flowers and yummy strawberries its really an awesome post

Mimi said...

Beautiful summer table...stunning hydrangeas, they must love the spot they are in!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Simply gorgeous! That blue and white quilt with the hydrangeas? To die for!

Nuit said...

oh my!! gorgeous tables, i really love this post :)

Cat said...

Adore the table settings! I didn't even realize you could "pot" strawberries...what a lovely idea!!!!! :)

House of Design & Style said...

Oh I love this! The table settign in the first image is beautiful and I love those hydrangeas!

Style Attic said...

Spray painting the cans is brilliant! I'm on it!!


Hi time I spray the cans I will use high gloss paint (if it will stick).
I think the look would be sleek & contemporary instead of cute homey know? And, how cute would this be for kids...using little tomato paste or sauce cans?

The Zhush said...

Your hydrangeas, not to mention the whole tablescape = pure summer perfection!

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

I'd like to come out and relax at that table, so cute and summery. LOVE those lucious strawberries.

All the Best,


The Shiny Pebble said...

So gorgeous and fresh and summery. I want hydrangeas now! How long ago did you plant yuors. I planted some in tulsa and even after 4 years they still looked puny!

Bill said...

Wonderful outdoor setting (both the table and its location!). Those are the most beautiful hydrangeas I've ever seen -- they must be very happy! My eyes went straight to your flower containers ... what a clever idea to recycle cans. Every time I discard a coffee can, I look at it and wonder how it could best be used again -- now, thanks to you, I know!


Paris Pastry said...

Love the flowers! I started to grow my own strawberries & raspberries last year, and this year is my first time eating my own home grown summer berries!

Style Sisters said...

OH my gosh this is so beautiful! Just so beautiful!

Lee said...

Hi Marsha, just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog - so glad you did because it lead me to Splenderosa. Love your blog (very inspirational) and I look forward to making it a regular read. Lee :)
P.S. Those hydrangeas are amazing! Just gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Your hydrageas are so beautiful. Mine are all leggy and spindly. I don't know what to do with them! I cut them way back in the winter and each year I get all excited when they come back, but they are always sad looking!! I absolutely love yours! And I can just imagine picking strawberries and eating them warmed from the sun - delicious!! I'd love it if you'd drop by for a visit sometime.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Ann said...

Hi Marsha,

Those hydrangea bushes should receive some sort of prize! Perfection!

Do you grow any strawberries in the ground or only in the pots? I need to get a few... no more space left in the ground!


Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Nice Pot with strawberrys.....