Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LET'S DISH!

 


If you are into table and dish related things, there is a new weekly party going at Cuisine Kathleen every Wednesday. Kathleen, being the queen of tablescapes, wants to put all her beautiful dishes to good use. And she wants to see what we have too!


Every Wednesday, I'll show you some dish related things. Usually a table for 2 and occasionally the whole crew will be here, so it will be a table for 6, 8, 10 or more. 

This week I'm showing a craft that would be perfect for a centerpiece on the table. The easy instructions can be found on 

 Everything outdoors is experiencing a rebirth, and I was looking for ideas to bring Spring into our home when I found the sweet Chalkboard Garden Pots on The Robin's Nest blog. 


I used my Easter 2008 clay pots that were painted light blue, and then painted them with Chalkboard Paint that I found at Walmart. 


Herb pots are going to be my next project, but this week I tucked a plastic pot of hyacinth bulbs into each of the clay pots. Then labeled one of the pots with Bloom.  


I only have two of Avon's Martha and George Washington cameo glasses. Joe found them at a garage sale, and surprised me with them. I need to change my ways, since my first reaction was "I really don't need any more glasses". But they are a beautiful color blue, and they are on our table this week to brighten up the room for Spring along with a beautiful blue bird feeder that was given to me by a special friend. 


My little Target salt and pepper birds are perched on sunflower seeds at the bird feeder. Those Target birds were very popular in blogland a while back. 


I love when new cookbooks are published, and this one just came in the mail. It's from blogger Fifi O'Neil, and is filled with nice recipes. The banana bread recipe is a winner, so I photographed it in case you'd like to try it.



Mark your calendars for National Banana Bread Day on 2/23/13!

Thank you for stopping by! 
Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful table. I love the glasses. A blue and white table is a favorite of mine.

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  2. Pretty glasses! Cook idea with the chalkboard paint. I'd love to celebrate banana bread day, I love banana bread!

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  3. Beautiful! That blue is amazing! Love the chargers too! Perfect for the start of Spring! Love the flower pots too!
    Thanks so much for the kind words, you are a dear!
    Hope to see more of your treasures next week!

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  4. Wow, the blue and white is stunning with black accents...love it!! Your little table looks so cute all dressed for two.

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  5. Love your little pots! I need to find some chalkboard paint! I looked at WalMart but didn't find it...I'll check a different store. Love the blue and the little bird feeder is so pretty1

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  6. Love your table..literally the black and white caught my eye! Gorgeous! Love the blue glassware and the cute little pots you painted...I'm so going to do that...will be painting them for my herbs!! Thanks so much for sharing! Nice to see the Target birds dropped by!
    Miss Bloomers

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  7. Love those blue glasses.. perfect hue of a favorite color. Great idea painting the flower pots.. thanks for sharing. xo marlis

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  8. Well, let's start with your gorgeous TABLE!!! I love it,! And the table setting is wonderful too! What were you thinking when you said you didn't need more glasses? Is there such a thing? I'm marking my calendar right now. I never heard of National Banana Bread day, but I do like banana bread! Linda

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  9. What a stunning table. I love the colour blue so it's a winner with me. But the white with it just sets it all off perfectly.
    Those pots look fabulous. And look the birds have already paid a visit to your feeder! ;D

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  10. Very pretty! I really like what you did to the pots. You have a wonderful hubby to give you more "dishes" when he probably already knows you have "enough" (is there such a thing?) Fantastic colour of blue!

    DD

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  11. WHAT??? National Banana Bread Day? I'm SO in! LOVE your blue...beautiful post, Debbie!

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  12. Noticing lots of blue while visiting from Let's Dish... your table is beautiful! And thanks for the Chalkboard Paint idea!

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  13. What a fun idea to have chalkboard pots! I really like the deep cobalt blue glass on the MC table and look forward to seeing many tables for 2 on it.

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  14. Debbie,
    Hi! I love the blue, and the blue mixed with white.
    So pretty. I just joined wih Linky. Happy Spring!
    Pat

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  15. Your blue and white is delicious eye candy. The bird feeder is really neat...too nice for the birds, keep it on the table!

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  16. Gorgeous blue, Debbie! How sweeet of Joe to buy the glasses for you - he's a keeper :) I have a whole set of Lenox blue colonial, pedestal stemmed glassware in my attic that was our first crystal when we were married :) Oh my gosh, I just looked and someone on Etsy is asking $220 for 6 glasses!

    Great idea for using the chalkboard paint. I'm going to have to put some on my list for Walmart!

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  17. Such a pretty shade of blue~ I love the feeder as a centerpiece with your S&P's feeding on the sunflower seeds :)

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  18. Your table is beautiful ~ I love the blue pieces and the glass table top. Such a bright and sunny area to have a meal!

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