A place to share my love for fabric, paper and dishes!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Refreshing Summer Table

It's such a hot and humid day, I chose to stay in this afternoon and set a table for all who may need a refreshment when they come in out of the heat.
This bright lime green and pink table setting was inspired by cans of sparkling water when I picked up some flowers at Trader Joe's.


Just as the plates say - setting this table helped me "chill out" after working outside this morning.

And a wonderful flavored sparkling water will hit the spot.  I gave up drinking pop (yes, I am from Ohio!) or soda, as most know it, about a year ago.  So flavored waters are a nice treat now and then.

I haven't bought any popsicles in a long time!!  But I am thinking I may try making some fruit popsicles this week.
I hope you find a way to stay cool in this summer heat.

Thanks for stopping by and getting a dose of refreshment!
Ann

Sources:
Green Buffalo Check Napkins and Table Cloth - years ago at a in Walnut Creek Ohio
Pink round placemats -I think I bought those at Bed Bath & Beyond years ago
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery, years ago
Green and White Polka Dot Plates -Signature Dots from 2010 -Elder-Beerman years ago - bummed they are closing!
Yellow plaid plates - Pat Catans - Michaels had them as well this spring
Popsicle plates - Michaels - last week for $1 a piece!
Pink flatware - Target a couple of years ago

I have linked up at the following parties:
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch



Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer Fun at the Lake

Even though the calendar doesn't say so, summer is upon us here at the Lake.
I wanted to set this up down by the water but there was too much wind today.
We can see the beach from our property across one section of our little the lake.  If the wind is blowing in the right direction we can hear happy beach noises, laughter, and screams of delight from the little ones as the play in the water.
I thought these chargers look like waves in the water. Seeing as we are a small inland lake - we don't get big waves until one of the larger ski boats go by.
The plastic tumblers have come out of storage and are our go to cups in the summer time.
I could not find a cute napkin ring - so I cut some beach balls out on my Silhouette and attached them to some simple white rings I had.
These girls cracked me up when I saw them at HomeGoods  several months ago.  Even though I had several other things I was purchasing - I just could not leave these two girls in the store - they had to come home with me!
This one reminds me of my oldest sister, Barb!
This one is my other sister, Carol!
(I was the baby of the family)
We used to go to Huntington Beach on Lake Erie every summer when we were kids. While our bathing suits were not quite this retro - they were closer to this then what I see at the beach now!!!
 I am dating myself when I say we used to wear swim caps!?!? Anyone remember those?  I was always wishing for one with a flower on the side!

I hope your summer is starting off with some fun!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Ann

Sources:
Tablecloth - Target this week
Both striped napkins and blue hem stitched napkins - Homegoods several weeks ago
Chargers - Pier One - still carry them
Striped Plates - on clearance two years ago at Dillards
Blue salad plates - Dutch Valley Gifts - Sugar Creek, Ohio
Tumblers - Target
Plastic Wine Glasses - not sure!!  Online purchase in the middle of winter two years ago- dirt cheap
Oh - and the sand is brown sugar - local grocery store!

I am linked up at the following parties:
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate and Decorate
Reader Tip Tuesday @ Jodie Fitz
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Royal Wedding Tablescape

We are having some fun this weekend with the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and and Meghan Markle coming up this Saturday.

We have a local brewery named Royal Docks that my girlfriend, Kim, had made arrangements for a bunch of us to tour and do a beer tasting - not even realizing that she planned this for the same day as the Royal Wedding.  Once we found out our tour is the same day as the wedding, we decided to make a whole Royal Day out of this!

 Kim's mother is from England so she lent me this wonderful tea towel from the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

 I quickly through a table together with her tea towel and some Union Jack tea bag holders I bought at World Market for the wedding watching breakfast that us ladies will be enjoying at 5am!
(needless to say  - none of our husbands wanted to join us for this part of the day!)
The salad plates are made in England and came with a little Union Jack sticker on them - so I cut off the writing and just stuck the flag sticker on the napkins!
What's an English celebration without a few scones!!  Which I found very hard to find - I would have thought every bakery would have scones made this week - but no!!! I should have just baked them myself but I needed to take these pictures quick before the roses died!!
I was afraid if I waited one more day with these poor roses - I would come down to just petals on the table.  You see my husband buys me these roses - which is nice, I am not complaining - but he gets them at work where a guy comes to his office selling them for the Kiwanis.  So, it is very convenient for him and it goes to a good cause.  But my husband forgot to bring them home on Friday - then again on Monday.  So by Tuesday night I wasn't sure if they would have much life left in them!


 All is good - and we won't really be using this table setting because things have grown!
I now have about 10 ladies coming early in the morning from some wedding viewing fun, so I will do a buffet style food setting. 
I better get off the computer and start baking scones!!

Will you be watching the wedding?
I work part time at a Bridal Salon - so this wedding will be a trend setting event - as all royal weddings tend to be!!  So I feel a duty to watch!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Ann

I am linking up at:
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch

Monday, May 14, 2018

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time

Wow! Time flies!  We enjoyed a trip to Magnolia Market several weeks ago and I am just getting time to share a few snippets from our trip.  This herb table was inspired by the Magnolia Seed + Supply where I picked up some seed packets.
They have the most gorgeous gardens on the grounds of the Silos.
These are the kind of gardens that you just drool over and wish you could have in your back yard!

But to be honest with you, we were there at 8:00am and there were at least three employees tending to these vegetable and flower beds.  So unless you can hire a few gardeners, it's not likely the average gardener can get these kinds of results!!!  But a girl can dream!
Or - she can just used the seeds on a tablescape!!!
I can handle an herb garden of this size!!
I would like to try planting these seeds and see if I have any luck.
Here is a little peak inside the Magnolia Seed + Supply!
Everything was just gorgeous! I wish I could have bought one of everything, but I opted not to spend $50 on a sprinkling can and just picked up a few cheap seed packets.
I will have a few more posts in the next week or so about more on our trip to Magnolia Market and the Magnolia Table.  So if you are crazy about Chip and Joe, like we are - stop back- I will be giving some tips on visiting Waco.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann

Sources:
Tablecloth - Homegoods a couple months ago
Polka dot napkins & flatware - Homegoods several years ago
Striped/floral napkins - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek, Ohio several years ago
White dinner and salad plates - Satin Weave by Oneida - Dutch Valley Gifts, Sugar Creek, Ohio
Green plaid and striped appetizer plates - Pier 1 Imports - on sale a couple months ago
Sprinkling can napkin rings - The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Chargers - Pier 1 Imports - a christmas gift several years ago
Green stemware - World Market about 5 years ago

I am linking up to the following parties:
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Celebrate your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

I always enjoy setting a Cinco de Mayo table because of the chance to play with so much color.
I have had several different Cinco de Mayo tables featuring peppers over the years!  So I decided on going with fruit this year.
 My centerpiece consists of clay pots,  faux cactus,  faux flowers but honest to goodness real fruit!

After trying to stack up every colorful combination of plates, I finally decided to just use my Dollar Tree plates from years ago.
I found these napkins and place mats in the clearance section at Pier 1 a couple of years ago - I used these same place mats last year.
I know most Cinco de Mayo tables have margarita's on them - but we are kind of into tasting different beers right now.  We have had several new micro breweries pop up around us and we enjoy sampling all the craft beer.
Whether you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby this year - 
it's going to be an eventful weekend.
I hope you get the chance to enjoy some of the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann

Sources:
Place mats and Napkins - Pier 1 on clearance several years ago
Flatware - Pottery Barn on clearance several years ago
Rattan Chargers and Napkin Rings - Pier 1 several years ago but still available
Rattan cups - World Market last week

I will be linking up to:
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

   

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Celebrating Tablescape Thursday's 500th Week with Between Naps on the Porch

I am so happy to be a part of a very special celebration with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch!
This is the 500th week of Tablescape Thursday!!! 
Congratulations to Susan for her wonderful work week after week of inspiring so many of us to share in her passion for setting a pretty table!
Many of us will be posting our all time favorite tables over the years to share in this fun event. This was not an easy task - Susan's Tablescape Thursday was the first party I ever linked up to back in 2012.  My photos back then were very poor, my tables not so pretty, and my writing really lacked!  not that I am sporting the best blog now - but I have improved a bit over the years.
Here is my count down to my top 10 favorite tables over the years:

Going way back to January of 2013!  This post includes a tutorial on how I made the barrels holding the pasta.

 This post appeared on my 55th birthday after some one commented that I was no longer a "spring chicken"



 Inspired by some fabric for the napkins, this one was just fun to put together.  This one dates back to August of 2014.  I like the chicken wire napkin rings!


 This one made the cut because I think these are the most unique plates I own!


 This is my husband's pick!!!  This is another oldie - it appeared on March of 2013.
I still remember what  fun we had naming my little sheep farm!

I chose this one because I have deemed it the most unappreciated!! For some reason this post got very few views.  I rarely do glitz, but I thought all the gold really came together.

This is my most pinned tablescape photo!!!


 The back to school theme means a lot to our family - Both my son's are teachers and my daughter is a physical therapist in a school system.  So this one was dedicated to my children.

 I love Halloween, it just gives you the freedom to do some wild things!  I just loved these hand bowls!  I had more fun putting together my mantle too!

and lastly - my all time favorite was this past Christmas
 Since my the name of my blog is Corner of Plaid and Paisley, you may get the idea that I just love plaids.  This table just gave me the warm and fuzzies, maybe because Christmas is just a very special time of year.  

Well, those are my top 10!!

It was hard to choose which tables made the cut.  I like so many of my Cinco de Mayo posts because of the colors but I will be highlighting those next week.

I would love to hear,  which one is your favorite? Let me know!

Thanks so much Susan, for allowing us to have so much fun over the years.
Congratulations again -to so much success - I know you have inspired me and many others to be creative week after week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ann

Linked up at:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Dishing it & Digging It @ Angie The Freckled Rose
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage