Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tablescape Thursday


Today I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

We have been having beautiful summer weather so it is lovely to eat in the terrace. the terrace was built by my husband several years ago in our garden. It is covered with clematis, virginia creeper and a grapevine. It is wired so I can play quite background music and has mini lights so it is nice in the evening also.

I used my red and white transferware dishes for this lunch.

I made cream of carrot soup,scones and tomato and cucumber sandwiches.

I got this soup tureen at a local thrift shop.

We were having company for lunch so I set the table for four.

I did make a peach pie for dessert but forgot to take pics of it.



We enjoyed a very pleasant visit with our minister and his wife over lunch in our terrace.

Thank you so much for visiting too!

Now be sure to check out the other lovely tablescapes at Susan's beautiful blog Between Naps on the Porch if you haven't already.

Have a good day!

Carolyn


24 comments:

Sonia said...

Your china is beautiful...my mother-in law had a set very similar...brings back lovely memories..such a pretty table setting...have a great week! Miss Bloomers

susan said...

I can't say enough!! What a beautiful table in a beautiful setting!--My kind of menu too!

Kathy said...

Carolyn, you just have a special touch in everything you do! Your table is lovely. I wish I could get in my car and drive up to see your gorgeous home! Have a pefect week...Kathy

food with style said...

it is always so beautiful here, i love visiting!

Eileen said...

Beautiful table!
Beautiful backdrop!
I love the yellow flowers with the red dishes!
All so wonderful!
All the best,
Eileen

Shirley said...

Your luncheon looks lovely. I have a few pieces of this china and love it. Carrot soup sounds wonderful I have a garden full of carrots and no good recipe!

Chari said...

Hello Carolyn...

My friend, I just read your sweet note! Thank you so much for the birthday well wishes and your very kind comment!!!

Ohhh...what a fabulous luncheon! Of course, I love your beautiful red and white transferware...they make such a beautiful table! Ohhh, and I love the soup tureen! What a lovely table and your menu sounded scrumptious! I'm sure your guests must have felt like royalty with all of this special treatment! So beautiful!!!

Thank you, Carolyn for putting up my "Celebrating giveaway" on your blog...wishing you the very best in the drawing, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Sarah said...

What a lovely outdoor setting. Your red china is so cherry. It was a real treat to visit today.

Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.

http://hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

Lovely tablescape, Carolyn....it's hard to believe someone would part with the beautiful soup tureen...it looks wonderfl on your table. Your hubby is quite talented...so nice to eat on the terrace...very, very nice!

Mary

LillyB said...

You know this is my favorite!!! Just beautiful!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c. when do I get to see inside your house??? I am dying to get inside there... everything is so pretty as always. 5*

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Red transferware is my favorite! This is a lovely tablesetting. And the setting itself if beautiful as well.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! You know I love the red!! What a lovely setting to have lunch.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

When I dream of being a princess in a fairy tale, I always dream of your photos.

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful table setting! Your menu sounds very yummy! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. We are actually expecting sun on Saturday!!! We are very excited. Hugs, Cindy S

Debbie Pearson said...

What a lovely table setting. But mostly I loved the table under the arbor covered with flowering vines. Divine!

Valerie said...

What a lovely table, in such an inviting setting. Everything looks perfect.

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
I'm sure your guests must have felt very pampered with such a beautiful table and lunch.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your tablescapes are always beautiful and so full on inspiration. I always enjoy stopping by.. hugs ~lynne~

Dining Delight said...

What a fabulous setting to do a tablescape in! Lovely 'scape and yummy food. Your minister and his wife were fortunate to be invited to join you!

DD

Bill said...

What a beautiful, classic, elegant table ... and in such a charming, soothing setting! It's very, very special. And you actually used it for yourselves and your guests! That's the very best kind of tablescaping!

Hope your weekend goes well.

Bill

Sharlotte said...

I love your table. It is just gorgeous! Love your menu too! Enjoy your weekend!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A beautiful tablescape and lovely setting! I'm sure your guests enjoyed it very much! Love the china!

Katherine

Lady Katherine said...

I love the red transferware The soup tureen is wonderful! The setting is just so pretty!