Wednesday, April 18, 2012

THE GREAT EARTH



"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow." ~Jerry Chin

These Wellies from Mackenzie-Childs are just the cutest boots EVER. Just perfect for rainy days and gardening on this GREAT EARTH. If they have them at the Barn Sale this year, they may just have to hop into my cart.



I found a pair of children's rubber boots at a garage sale a few years ago, and painted them with a glossy red  paint. They make a perfect vase for red tulips!

When I think of the Earth, I think of bugs. And we have plenty of them at our camp in the Adirondack Mountains. Black fly season will be starting in May, and we will be swatting them until July. But there is also bug fabulosity, and I just adore these Cute bug cupcakes on Tastespotting. Check out these Earth Day treats on Cakestacks Blog.

Photo courtesy of http://ninas-kleiner-food-blog.blogspot.de/2012/04/kafer-cupcakes.html

chocolate ladybug cupcakes (translator in the sidebar)

Pulling some photos from my archives, some of you may remember our Ladybug Picnic. In doing my small part on this Earth, I provide guests with cloth napkins, regular silverware, glasses and plates. 






















The Earth provides nourishment for over 7 billion people everyday! The photos below are my humble attempt of capturing a little celebration we had on our vacation at the lake last week in anticipation of Earth Day 2012. In the company of squirrels, I created a table setting for our picnic lunch using the squirrel nut bowl that usually resides on the kitchen shelf in the camp. As the leaves were silently discussing when they may appear, I gently pulled some moss from a fallen tree in the woods for greenery and a centerpiece on our picnic table. The red tulips and pussy willow branches were leftover from Easter, and were placed next to the Adirondack pack basket that I made several years ago. I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.




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Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
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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..

25 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie! I have a similar ceramic squirrel made in ceramics years ago. Great Earth Day tablescape, very cute bugs, too, the cupcakes are too cute. xo

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  2. That's a colorful and attactive tablescape. I just love the tulips in the rain boots.
    Very cute.
    Pat

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  3. The dishes are wonderful Debbie. I love the ladybug cupcakes and the tulip/wellies floral is perfect!

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  4. Hi!
    I'm your newest follower :)

    I just LOVE all your ladybugs and the cupcakes look so yummy. I also have a squirrel dish like yours and I think he is just too cute!

    Have a wonderful evening!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  5. Always wanted Wellies. My daughter's hubs is English, from England and when they go over the pond to visit seems she always comes back with another adorable pair of them.

    Oh Debbie you totally got it right for Earth Day tablescaping - picnicing, all that jazz.

    VERY nice!!

    Those ladybug cupcakes are entirely too cute to eat!

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  6. Hi Debbie, what a fun table...I love your ladybug plates and those cupcakes are adorable!! Great idea, too, in painting the boots.

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  7. Debbie, you know I love your ladybug dishes because I have them too. The clay pots with grass and the ladybug is really sweet. The cupcakes look wonderful. Painting the boots was a nice idea. I never would have thought of doing that. I love the vignette with the boots, tulips and basket. You are a very imaginative lady! Enjoy the rest of your week!----- Shannon

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  8. Debbie, I love the lady bugs table with the darling china. The cupcakes are so cute. The wellies are wonderful and the red boots with the tulips and basket so sweet. Happy Earth Day! Pam

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  9. Wanting me a cupcake right now! Love the wellies and I remember those pretty dishes too. Happy Earth Day. xo marlis

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  10. What a gorgeous table you set. I love the little red boots filled with tulips. That's the wonderful thing about blogging. I would never have thought about painting boots.

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  11. Very cute! I love the little red boots!

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  12. The lady bug motif takes me back to my childhood. We used to sit in the Good Earth's grass and let them meander up and down our arms. They were never afraid of us...some of God's most special creatures. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  13. Hi Debbie, I love the red boots! I will have to pull out my children's' little yellow puddle jumper boots and try them as vases. Happy Earth Day! Linda

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  14. This table made me smile! I love the lady bugs and the bright red and green! Sweet touches everywhere I look! Happy Earth Day!

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  15. Debbie, your lady bug table is darling. What cute dishes! You know I'm lovin those CC wellies. If you find them at the Barn Sale I'm going to be sooooooo jealous. I'd love a pair of these! ~ sarah

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  16. Debbie~ I adore those little wellies for vases~ so clever that you painted them! Love your ladybug picnic~ I missed it before! Happy Earth Day :)

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  17. Love those boots, both! Those tulips look fabulous in the red boots, great vase :) Very creative, Deb!
    I remember the ladybug picnic!

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  18. Love your Lady Bug Picnic! Those dishes are adorable! The boots are very cute with the flowers too. I have a Lady Bug table in the works, but I don't have those cute dishes!
    Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Let' s Dish! Have a great Earth Day!

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    1. And thank YOU so much for being such a wonderful Hostess!!

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  19. Yup - earth and bugs go hand in hand :) Your bugs are so much cuter than the real ones, though! I remember those posts. If I wore rain boots more often, I would need those MC boots myself ;)

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  20. Adorable dishes, I just love them! You did a fab lady bug picnic. My daughter did decorated her boots too, she'd love to see you great looking ones. Thank you so much for your kind visit. Have a blessed weekend.
    FABBY

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  21. Love the ladybug dishes...and the red boot planters are adorable.

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  22. Very cute post! I have a sugar and creamer on that same lady bugs and been searching for a coffee pot with no luck...Christine

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  23. Love to see the watering can on your table....I enjoy mine outside on a shepherds hook and fill it each season with different flowers.. Tami

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  24. Hey Debbie...you were up north already?? You ARE a mountain girl; even my woodland sister hasn't been up yet!!
    Thank you for stopping by and I think that truffle recipe was in the March/April TeaTime.

    Great Earth Day tribute...love the red boots with the tulips!

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