Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Time To Plant

Let me tell you 'bout the 
Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees

(Admit it. You've got that song stuck in your head now, don't you?)

It's time for the April tablescape challenge
at Cuisine Kathleen's

After several months sabbatical, my tablescape team and I are joining in. 

Since we didn't have any bird stuff, and the Duchess is allergic to bees, and the blossoms are pretty much gone from Georgia trees, we settled on flowers. 

We started with these flower rimmed dinner and salad plates. 

Then we added this dessert plate for a big pop of color. 
We've used these plates before. 
Back then, we called them sunflowers. 

But really...
Don't you think they look a lot more like
 gerbera daisies?
I think they look just like gerbera daisies...

... and it has nothing to do with the fact
 that I just happen to have a bunch of  gerbera daisies waiting to be planted.  

Nothing whatsoever.

So we dubbed them gerbera daisies 
and named this table 
A Time to Plant. 

Dinner plates and charger all belong to the Duchess.

Just about everything else belongs to the Farm Sister.
Her bright orange napkins  break up the field of green. .  

Her flatware
 Dover by Oneida. 

Her casual green stemware.

I added the nifty little stenciled coaster, though.  

I stenciled the little flower pots too.

Then, I filled them with zinnia. (Zinnias? Zinniai?)

Because if you're going to call that flower a gerbera daisy, 
you might as well call it a zinnia too.  

The view through the chairs
inspired by
 See Thru Sue@ My Place to Yours. 

And there you have it. 

A Time to Plant. 

                             Which, based on the condition of those droopy flowers, is now. 

One final shout out tonight to a very special couple that I know. You see, while the Farm Sister helped put together this table, she was actually not on hand to set it. She was too busy celebrating at her own table with the cowboy she married 31-derful years ago today.

Happy Anniversary to... 

... and the moon up above
and a thing called love. 

Also sharing at Tablescape Thursday


Sharon said...

Love it.

As you know, I'm a big fan of putting green and yellow and orange together. Nothing shouts "Spring!" to me more. And yes, gerbera daisies, for sure.

This invisible person is pleased to join you at "A Time to Plant." I'll even stay to help you do some gardening...

Happiest anniversary to Denise and her cowboy hubby. May they have many more happy years together!

xo GG

Amy Kinser said...

I love your tablescape, Debbie. It all looks perfectly happy, fun and Debbie like.

Happy anniversary to the sister that taught me to do One Better...

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love gerber daises. so cute!! what a great table. fun!! Happy Anniversary to Denise!! have fun! ( :

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love it for many it is so cheerful and the most important reason is because it reminds me of my father-in-law who had a green thumb and planted gerber daises every year. How I wished I could dine at this table with day I will in heaven.
Great table!!!

Sonja said...

Yes, daisies for sure! I love the way this came about... there they were, beautiful fresh flowers, and THEY became the blog!! Pretty smart, and very beautiful.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it! What a cute and fun table, great colors, neat flowers and I'd be thrilled to take home a little pot of zinniai myself:@)

Mrs.Rabe said...


That is a table that would be fun to eat at!

Lucky you and the Farm sister and the Dutchess all have each other, and each other's stash!

Happy anniversary to your sister and her husband!


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh so pretty! I love the "zinnia's"! In fact, I love all the colorings of this setting and especially the little wooden garden cart. You met this challenge beautifully! Happy Anniversary to your sister and husband too!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Debbie, it's great to see you and your tablescape team in action again! The colors of your table remind me of the only color combo my sister and I could agree on for our shared bedroom -- way back in the early 70s. I swore off of it for a long time, but tonight it actually looks nice again. You have no idea what you just accomplished!

Congratulations to Denise and her sweetie! Here's to 31-derful more years together!

kitty said...

Aww so pretty, Debbie, and Happy Anniversary to Denise and her cowboy!! Your table sure is a happy, colorful one and your centerpiece is the best in your signature wheel barrel.. this time carrying flowers! I love the whole thing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable, a time to plant and the wheelbarrow!! Happy 31 Denise and hubby!


Gina said...

What a great table! I love the pops of color & that wheelbarrow centerpiece is perfection!

Denise said...

The table turned out so pretty. I was happy to lend my stuff but you really have a knack for putting it all together. I haven't seen your cart full of flowers that you used for a centerpiece and it just makes the whole table.

Love the photo through the chair. Great shot.

Thanks for the anniversary wishes. What a sweet surprise.

Barbara F. said...

Love it, Deb! Love how you can "borrow" from The Duchess and The Farm Sister. Happy Anniversary to Denise and her hubby. I think those flowers on the plates are zinnias! xo

Chatty Crone said...

love your tablescape, Debbie. I love the top plate with the flowers - that is my favorite and I like the little wheel barrel with the flowers. You make a lovely scape girl and I will be right over. sandie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is one cute table, Debbie! I love it. And I particularly love your centerpiece. But those dishes are pretty darn cute, too.



Vee said...

Makes me smile! Hope that you get those beauties into the ground and that they amaze you all spring and summer long with bountiful blooms. Perhaps you'll do another tablescape called "A Time to Harvest."

Marigene said...

Nice springlike table...and yes, those definitely are sunflowers, not Gerbera daisies, Debbie! ♥ the green plates.
Have a great weekend...

Marlis said...

Happy anniversary Denise!!! Congratulations on those 31 and hope for 31 more. Now to the table... it's wonderful... I love the wheelbarrow. and the green dishes and the pops of orange and the beautiful flowers!!! have a blessed week, xo marlis

elizabeth said...

Love your tablescapes! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This table just makes me smile! I love the colors and the pop of orange is perfect! Pretty flowers no matter what ya call them!! hugs, Linda

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Anniversary to Denise! Gorgeous tablescape, Debbie! =D

Debbie said...

LOVE this! Soo pretty. The landscaping around the table is gorgeous too. Your right you know...guess what song is in my head now?! haha Enjoy your day!

myletterstoemily said...

that is an adorable flower punched table!
i will file it away for a someday party.

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Your are a blogging beast lately, good for you! Love the table. The gerbera daisies are one of my favs and they are so pretty in the wheelbarrow. Your tablescape team turned out a beautiful table and some pretty gardening inspiration.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love the table, the colors, china - all of it! The wheelbarrow is perfect holding the gerbera daisies, I've always liked wheelbarrows and have a little one somewhere I need to dig out and use! I like the sunflower better as a gerbera! Sure looks like the real gerberas!

Glad to see you doing scapes again!

P.S. - Happy Anniversary to Denise, ours is tomorrow (the 26th)

Tea in Texas said...

Spring with the gerbera daisies and zinnias plates! Your sharing the tablescaping process is wonderful. I love the green plates with the embossed flowers and especially the cute painted flower pots. Your wheel barrow with the flowers is the perfect spring centerpiece. The total sharing is a beautful accomplishment in the Spring theme.


Alycia Nichols said...

Big time Happy Anniversary wishes to Farm Sister Denise and her husband! I love to hear about longtime marriages. In this day and time, they are a bit more few & far between than in the past.

SO wonderful to see you back on the tablescaping circuit with your posse! You guys always come together to create such winners, and this is no exception. Whether they're Gerberas or sunflowers, zinnias or something else...they're all really pretty and work perfectly on this floral table! The orange-y color really pops next to that soft green!!! SUCH cute pots for place cards, and the coasters are a really great way to top it all off. And that wonderful little wagon...wasn't that your logo at one time?

Go on and drop those green floral dishes in the mail to me! :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Anniversary to the Farm Sister!

I dropped back by to look at this again, and somehow I missed that she had an anniversary.

Still loving on that centerpiece, Debbie.



Laurie Ritchey said...

If you are going to abandon your sabbatical, this is definitely the way to do it. What a wonderful table. Love that wheel barrow filled with flowers, and your flower pots and coasters are so pretty. And yes, that song has been my constant ear worm since Kathleen announced the theme for this week's Let's Dish! laurie

bj said...

OMYGOSH...this is the CUTEST table..full of color and....I love it.
I wish MY Duchess was still around to play tablescapes with. :(

bj said...

ooo, and happiest anniversary to your sis...:)

Mary said...

Love your time to plant table Debbie! The gerbera/sunflower plates are so cheery! I love that wheelbarrow as a centerpiece! Happy Anni to your sister :)

Debbiedoo's said...

Good morning Debbie! This is my favorite tablescape ever. SO pretty and the color scheme is gorgeous. Great centerpiece too there my friend! LOVES IT!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

coming here...seeing the incredible colors and beauty and it is totally beautiful....made me feel good. You do incredible stuff Debby....

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Debbie .... gorgeous colours ..... perfect for Spring...(I'd use this combination, any time)......
Hugs and Blessings
Barb xx

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I adore your bright and happy table. The centerpiece is absolutely darling. I'm hoping it won't be long before we can sit outside and have a beautiful table fondly ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

I love the title, I love the colors, and I love the gerbera daisies. ;)
I miss tablescape posts. Maybe I'll join in again one of these days...keeping it simple of course. ;)

Have a beautiful weekend, Debbie. It feels so good to see your beautiful header unchanged.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Spring has sprung at your house! I love all the flowers and color! Perfect for an outside setting. Glad to see you are back so am I!
Blessings My Friend,

Lynn Richards said...

I would have said sunflowers, but they are orange. Like a Gebera. But then you said zinnia. Could be a cross breed.....whatever it is, I love the table!

Blondee said...

Hi Deb,

Thank you for stopping by!

What a gorgeous tablescape. Love the vivid colors. Just screams Spring!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These colors are so pretty....congrats to farm girl:)

Sharlotte said...

I really like the colors you've used, the dishes are so pretty. I've never seen those green ones before, they are gorgeous. Your coasters are too could make different ones for each themed table!Very creative! Do you realize how lucky you are to have family so close? I think it's so neat that you girls share your treasures.

Angel said...

Gorgeous! Naturally, I love everything you've done here. Makes me want to eat outside. And, what a cool centerpiece!

BTW, I've been MIA lately, working on some new things with my blog (which I announced today), so I'm eager to catch up on reading your last few posts.

Have a great week!

Crickit said...

I just love the colors on this table setting so much! One of my fav's thus far! :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Pretty! Gerber Daisies have a different center but I'll go with it :) Love the little pots you stenciled - what a lovely touch. You're so good with little details like that!

Kathleen said...

To everything turn, turn turn!
Love this Debbie. The colors are so cheerful . The sunshine just makes it all sing! The centerpiece is just wonderful.
Great job!
Thanks for linking to the challenge at Let's Dish!

Kathleen said...

Another triumph. Really love these colours together. Especially love the gerbera plates. Also love the sunshine your tablescape is sitting in.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now this is a fun table!!! LOVE the flowers... so sassy!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Well, you took off the comment option, but I needed to yak at you! LOL

Sooooooooo, I just popped over here to yak at you.

Love that cute table and he wildflowers. Anything here is probably drowned due to the incessant rain we've had the last few days and counting. Noah, got any room on the ark??? ;-)

I miss you when you're not around. Your yakking always makes me smile.

I don't do facebook or pinterest, but my cousins do. I found one pin board from a cousin who is always on a diet, and honey, she had some of the best recipes on earth. Now, I (who also need to be on a diet) am going back to copy some of them. Oh, and if you think they are fat free, think again. LOL



Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Beautifully cheerful tablescape, Debbie!
Gerbera daisies are a favorite of mine. And of bunnies too, so I must keep mine in pots!
Have a delightful time with your dear Practical One! (since your comments are off, and all....)


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