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Monday, June 22, 2009

Let There Be White!



My friend Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen is hosting an All White event. She is great at creating beautiful tablescapes and challenged us to set an all white table. I am soooo very lacking in tablesetting skills. I did set the table many nights when I was growing up and my mom has some pretty linens and china as well, but as far as being creative...yikes I'm not good with it. Kathleen is inspiring though and I wanted to give it a try, so I pulled out all of the whites I could find. Let's say the result is a very ecclectic "casual" white table. I really wanted to prepare all white food as well, but life got in the way :-). I did come up with a few "white" edibles and I hope Kathleen will indulge me in a little tongue in cheekiness!!

I picked these plates up at TJ Maxx not that long ago, along with the glasses that seem to match somehow...same cute little blossoms. The soup bowls were a Goodwill find a couple of years ago and the other white bowls..we will call them my salad bowls were bought at Wal-Mart not long ago. The napkin rings date back to my college days and I believe I got them at Steinmart.


I got the cheese dome at Goodwill as well..I'm frugal :-)


So my food..umm..I got a little creative....
Rice Salad?


And bean soup?


A little bread wannabe on the side. Some very white (and blue) gorgonzola and some milk to wash it all down.


White chocolate for dessert...



Okay...Lame!!!!! I know!!!! :-) Lets move on to some whites I knew a little better.

Feverfew


Yarrow


Japanese iris


A pesky but pretty weed


Silene


Rose...the name escapes me at the moment


Calla


And some good old fashioned daisies

23 comments:

Kathleen said...

Ah, Suzy, that's cute! Great thinking on the white foods..I don't know about the flour though, with the milk it might be a little pastey! :)
Thanks for fitting this in your busy sched...and thanks for your Mr. Linky help!
The flowers are just beautiful! They de"white" me!

Shirley said...

What a clever idea with the rice, beans, flour and white chocolate! Even white cheese and milk! I love how you did your napkins. Very pretty.

Really Rainey said...

Your table setting is beautiful! I love the white on white with the iron accent! So awesome!
Hope your week is going well... ~Really Rainey~

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Suzy, look at those classy dinner plates. I love your collection of whites, both on the table and in the garden!

Foley said...

Good Job Suzy - no one is more inept at tablescaping than me - I think yours turned out beautiful! Love the thought that went in with the "white" food!!
All the blooms ar beautiful..partial to callas..

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful...and such good taste in plates!!!:.)

Dishesdone said...

Love all your whites! Good going with the all whites, the flowers and the dishes are gorgeous! Cute with the foods!

Barb, I have to say, I take the bottom of the barrel with tablescaping! That is why I only show food! Do white paper plates count for this event?

Marsha said...

This one brought a huge smile to my face - I love your food!

Your tablesetting is gorgeous and I love those plates. I am a thrifty shopper too but our GW never has the beautiful things that you always find.

Love all the beautiful whites you have in the garden right now - I love the queen anne's lace that you call the pesky weed and it took me years to get it established in my garden. All of the blossoms are beautiful but the calla is just exquisite!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table and gorgeous flowers!!!

Michelle said...

The table is pretty, and the photos of the flour...err, I mean flowers are great! :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Very clever and funny, Suzy!

Seriously though, your table is very pretty. I love the dishes, the candle holder and napkin rings. Pretty touches. Those soup bowls were a great find and I think I have that same cheese dome with the marble base! I got it as a wedding gift along with a large, uncovered marble rectangle for serving several cheeses at a time. I use them often!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The table is very pretty. I like the individual soup tureen. I don't know about the menu. It gave me a chuckle.

♥peachkins♥ said...

As usual,great flower shots from you..love the whites!

ellen b said...

:0) Enjoyed all your whites including the white food! Have a great week!

Kim said...

Good job on the white tablescape. I thought the white food was funny. And the white flowers were great as dessert.

The Tablescaper said...

All of your white photos are such fun!!!! The lace on the table is beautiful. - The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Everything is lovely!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jayne said...

Suzy, not lame at all. The table is very pretty. But you know, your flowers are always the showstopper for me.

printersdevil said...

Nice to have a good laugh along with your food. Your table is very pretty and would be a delight for your guests.

Blue Creek Home said...

I'm very glad that you came to visit me.
I love all of your white. How wonderful it must be to have all those gorgeous flowers blooming around you.
Rhonda

Cathy said...

What a terrific post! Now that's what I call a white tablescape. And your flowers are gorgeous. I think the calla lilies are my favorite.

Country Reflections said...

Great tablesetting and such gorgeous flowers!!

SarahKate said...

That table setting is really pretty! I'm impressed... I am awful at table settings.

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