Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Love Topiary

I am going to be very busy this week so I cannot set a new tablescape but this is not that old and I have not posted it yet. If you are a reader of my blog, you must have seen me post a tea setting that I used when my friends and I did some Latin dance workout here. I told you I will share the tablescape soon so here it is!
On another note, the reason I will be very busy is that John and I decided to close our booth in an antique shop. Inasmuch as I enjoy it, I am tired of moving stuff around. This is the second space where we moved to. The first store's air con quit working and the ceiling was leaking and the owner refused to fix it. So we moved to this one where the owner reassured our landlord that it does not flood. Well, it rained the last 2 days and it had flooded, again, for the second time actually.
I will go there to pick everything I want. Then, I will take my friends to pick whatever they want and whatever is left will be donated to St. Andrews Thrift Shop to get deductions. We need some tax deductions! I feel bad for closing but then again, it will give me more time blogging. Yay!
Let's focus back on my table. The picture below was before the food was placed on the table.

I served a lemon chicken ring, a recipe I got from Pampered Chef. We all enjoyed it and it looked so pretty!

The salad plates I have had for years, I bought them from TJ Maxx in Clearwater, FL. I have never seen them anywhere else. I saw them in the clearance section and I think they were $2 or $3 each. I love the different topiary on them.

Since it is a garden theme, I used a watering can for my napkin rings.
Green goblets for our diet coke and water.
Napoleon bee flatware, pierced white plate chargers and paisley dinner plates. We used the dinner plate for the chicken dish and the salad plate for dessert. A very simple lunch menu but was enjoyed by all.

The tea setting that I have shared on Teatime memes about 2 or 3 weeks ago.

This was after our workout, happy and hungry!
Thanks for stopping by and most especially for your comments, which I really enjoy reading. Thank you so much to the following hostesses that I am linking with for all their hard work hosting these parties, week after week. I might not be able to visit much this next 2 weeks but I will try. Aside from moving all the stuff from the store, I am going to Florida soon to visit the grandchildren. Meantime, enjoy the weeks ahead!
Linking with:

Centerpiece Wednesday

Kathleen's Let's Dish
Tablescape Thur
Kathy's A Return To Loveliness
Richella for Grace at Home
Katherine for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Honey's potpourri Friday
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Friday


Creations By Cindy said... the plates! I got to try that chicken lemon ring recipe! Sounds so good. Beautiful pictures and tablescape. I know you are counting down days to visit those precious grands! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


Que mesa linda e deliciosa. Tudo bem organizado. Obrigada por compartilhar, me inspirei vou arrumar melhor minha mesa.
Boa viagem e tenha uma ótima semana.

Beth said...

Christine, The topiary plates are adorable! Love your napkin rings and green goblets too. This is a lovely tablescape.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Christine! The plates are so cute and go so well with the green accents. The chicken ring looks awesome!


Pat said...

Christine, this table is wonderful. I love the topiary plates!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I am sorry you are closing your booth, but it was fun while it lasted and change can be a good thing. Think of all that free time! I love your salad pretty and fresh. I've made that recipe, but I had forgotten all about it. I need to dig it back out. Have fun in Florida!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, that table is so very lovely! I know your friends enjoyed it. How could they not? It's so fresh and pretty, and the lunch sounds delicious, too!

That's too bad about the space not working out in your shop. I loved what you had done to the original one, and I'm sorry to hear about the leaking. Hope none of your things got hurt!

What a wonderful thing to do for your friends and the church! You're a sweetheart!

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Sheila... who is going off to get some dinner!

Bernadine said...

Sorry to hear about your booth flooding. But more time for you to post your photos... great! Love the theme you have for this luncheon. And the chicken ring looks delicious. What a great way to reward a workout.

Marlis said...

That is one beautiful table. I love those salad plates. Your table is just so inviting. I know your friends had the best time and felt very pampered. The chicken ring looks so good, too. Sorry about the closing of your shop, I'm sure there will be great opportunities awaiting you. xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your dishes are so pretty. I would have grabbed them too, especially at that price! And the chicken ring sounds delicious! Linda

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your dishes are so pretty. I would have grabbed them too, especially at that price! And the chicken ring sounds delicious! Linda


I'm loving your topiary plates Chris, but I also love the placemats to match in that pretty green, of course, the cute napking rings too. The chicken platter looks great, I think I'll check this recipe! Sorry in a way, you had to close your booth, but yes, you'll have more time to blog and have more leasure time, like me, lol..Actually with my girls there's not much time sometimes! We're going to visit Sofia now, as there's a holiday here and my grands will be off from school, so we can go to the beach too. xoxo


Alycia Nichols said...

NO WAY!!!! It flooded with all your beautiful stuff in there?!?!! I would be absolutely livid!!! Especially after the landlord's assurances that it wouldn't flood! Do you want me to come smack him? Because I will! I'm just chompin' at the bit to smack him!!! :-) Well, as you said, you will have more time for blogging and grandchildren and other things that you also enjoy. Plus you'll have some fun new toys to play with AND your tax deduction...and friends who will be eternally grateful for you letting them pick stuff out! You set a really pretty tea table here, Christine, and it would be the perfect place to take a break after a grueling workout...or after just sittin' around gabbing all morning! LOVE the topiary plates! Very, very pretty! Enjoy your time as best you can as you close up shop. Take care!

The Tablescaper said...

sorry to hear that you've got close up, but I don't know how you find the time to deal with it, particularly with all of your travelling. Looking forward to having more of your time in blog land!

Love the topiary plates.

- The Tablescaper

Jo May said...

Hey Christine I'm popping over from Grace at Home to see your beautiful table setting,and as always I'm blown away with your gorgeousness....and wowser that chicken ring is another beauty...yum!
Hope all works out with booth move!!

Dianne said...

OK, those plates are truly darling. I want some! I also want the recipe for the chicken ring, would you consider posting it? I know you will enjoy your newly found free time. Dianne

Dianne said...

OK, those plates are truly darling. I want some! I also want the recipe for the chicken ring, would you consider posting it? I know you will enjoy your newly found free time. Dianne

Katherines Corner said...

love the plates! The table setting looks so lovely and the lemon chicken, well...YUM! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Sorry I'm a bit slow getting here xo

Tea in Texas said...

This tablescape is maybe one of my favorites you have posted! I think the salads are just so beautiful and the topiary pattern with embossed rim is very different. I am like Dianne, would you please share your chicken ring recipe for you always serve fabulous meals.

Thanks, Pam

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Christine, Love the tablesetting - the lacy dishes are gorgeous and the ones with the topiary are amazing. The lemon chicken ring sounds great - I have a Pampered Chef cookbook somewhere where I think that recipe is in it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Kathleen said...

The table looks great! I so wish I could find those lacey chargers!
The chicken ring looks good. I will have to google it!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Sherry said...

Beautiful plates and table Christine! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

SO much to look at! Eye candy everywhere! I loved it.
The tea room was charming but doubt I will ever see in in this makes it doubly interesting. We have charming little tea rooms here...but some have gone by the wayside in the past few years. It's sad.
Beautiful china, Christine! Thanks for sharing it. I always enjoy your posts. I've been absent this was a real treat. :)

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