Wednesday, September 5, 2012

MACKENZIE-CHILDS TABLESCAPE AND THE SOLITARY SUNFLOWER


This solitary sunflower inspired our table setting this week. In May, several sunflower seeds were sowed in our backyard, and the squirrels did a happy dance proclaiming "Bon Appetit". All the seeds were dug up, except for ONE. So this was worth a celebration!


The table has been set to honor the solitary sunflower that brings much joy to our table. I also picked some Rudbeckia for the table. Most of my table settings are inspired by what I see out the dining room window in the garden. I added a Pfaltzgraff salad plate and Pinzon charger to complement the flowers.





The green vintage glasses are from Pier One, and have a floral design which reminds me of sunflowers. I posted about the great .44 deal I got on the glasses here.


 I am blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. This sweet grapefruit sugar bowl from Anthropologie, with the sweetest of all bluebirds on top, was a birthday gift. Thank you Pam~


Thank you for stopping by! I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for


xxoo
Debbie

17 comments:

  1. Debbie, what a lovely tablescape! Sunflowers are just so perfect for this time of year! Love all of your dinnerware and glassware! So colorful and happy!

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  2. Debbie~ I adore your MC pieces mixed with your celebratory sunflower! Your vase is stunning and I ADORE your colander :)

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  3. What a cause for celebration, Debbie!! I was laughing about the squirrels munching away! Your colander is so pretty and I admire your rudbeckia. Your vase is wonderful in your favorite pattern.

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  4. Hi Debbie! Your tablescape is adorable! Love your MC pieces and your flowers are lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Debbie, you know this table makes me smile. The rudbeckia looks perfect with the CC pieces. I'm seriously coveting that vase. I think it needs to go on my "want list". ;-) ~ Sarah

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  6. Debbie such a pretty table and I love the lone sunflower! Those green glasses are gorgeous. Hugs, Linda

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  7. Love it, of course! Have you ever used your colanders for salad? The Pumpkin Hill Bistro, in Aurora, serves their salads in bright colored ones!

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  8. So pretty! The flower is gorgeous as is the M-C vase! Just beautiful.

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  9. The MacKenzie-Childs pieces always hold court on any table...indeed, Courtly
    Check! I've been tempted to add the colanders to my collection, but I always want them to add a clear liner piece that would allow us to use them for salad, soup, or dessert. I keep thinking that I'll go find one, but I don't seem to ever get around to initiating the search. Your table base is spectacular! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  10. So pretty...I love the sunflowers this time of year. Your blog is lovely...thank you for visiting me the other day...Happy September to you..enjoy.

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  11. Absolutely wonderful MC table, Debbie. I love every bit of it!

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  12. Debbie, such a happy table setting. I love the way you described the squirrels doing a happy dance. They've done that in my yard many times. The one seed they left turned into a beauty. Love all of your MC, and that sugar bowl is so sweet. Have a good weekend. laurie

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  13. Very pretty table, the sunflower brings sunshine and cheerfulness. Love all the MacKenzie dishes.....Christine

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  14. Great collections that I could wish for.

    TY for sharing your inspirations once again.

    Happy w/end.
    /CC

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  15. I really like the lime green glass/ accents with the Courtly Check. Very nice!!!

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  16. Your table sure brings a smile to my face :)

    Love that cute Anthro sugar bowl!

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  17. Very pretty, Debbie! Your sunflower is very cheerful.
    Love the MC. You have to tell me how you got the bday gift from Pier 1.how do you sign up?

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