Sunday, July 1, 2012

Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

"May the sweet blossoms never cease to bloom in love and trust and peace"

Hello everyone,
 I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
 This week I am having a little Fourth of July tea.
 I hope you will join me.

Vintage postcard

Blue calico ironstone.~ Burleigh Staffordshire England. the footed ruby glass is by Fostoria and the white plate was made in Italy. (Pottery Barn)

I found this country teapot at a second hand store and it is by Design Pac~ made in China.

This sweet little Folk Art statue of Liberty was made Seville, Ohio. and purchased at Home Goods.

Lefton Irish  lace plate. Roger Brothers silverplate.

Red Transferware plate~Lady Place Harley Berks~ Themes River Scenes by Pallssy Pottery England.

Canning jar~Bocal- Le Parfait made in France

Cherry plate is American Atelier~Harvest Fruit Porcelain

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week. 


Fiona said...

Hello to you from a very wet and rainy Ireland!

Your tablescape looks beautiful.

Wishing you a very happy 4th July.

I hope that it will be a good one for you
and also that the week will bring you sunshine, smiles and laughter.

Fiona x

kitty said...

I love all your pretty dishes all layered together. Happy 4th to you!!

janice15 said...


Amy Jo said...

Beautiful setting! I love that red fostoria, I am going to be on the look out for some of that.

Amy Jo

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved your beautiful display!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Well, Clara, I like cherries and how you've made your tablescape with them. I really like the ruby Fostoria glass, stunning with the other blues and reds.
You're all set for your 4th of July celebrations with your festive tea table.
Happy 4th!

podso said...

What a beautiful table to celebrate the fourth of July. Normally we think "picnic" but those of us who love tea and pretty dishes will love this! You've put it together so nicely. Have a happy fourth and stay cool in this heat!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Clara: Your table looks so pretty and you have a beautiful assortment of dishes. I like how you used the fruit as accompaniment.. Happy Sunday. And Happy 4th..Judy

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful dishes you have it here. Thanks for sharing!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the way you mixed and matched. You are a wonderful decorator! Enjoy the week ahead!

Vee said...

What a fine way to celebrate the 4th of July with a festive red, white, and blue tablescape. Everything looks so lovely. I could happily enjoy time around this tea table.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Lovely table. You kept me waiting with baited breath until you told us about that beautiful cherry plate. Gorgeous! Happy 4th! ~Zuni

Sarah said...

Clara, your patriotic table makes me smile. I have a few pieces of the blue calico that I thought about using on my 4th of July table since it will likely just be the two of us. ;-) Happy 4th!

bj said...

Love your beautiful tea. The dishes are stunning and I love your Miss Liberty. :)
Over from Blue Monday.

Ruthie Miller said...

Good morning Clara,
What a happy post. The red, white and blue stands true for me. You made beautiful combinations with all of your pretty things and shot great pictures. All looks wonderful!! Love the cherries you included too.
Thank you, Ruthie at:
I love your old fashioned name.

Cafe au lait said...

Everything is so beautiful. Love the blue and red dishes.

My Blue Monday.

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues. Happy 4th.

Happy Blue Monday, Clara.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The dishes are so pretty. Valerie

Snap said...

Wonderful patriotic table for the 4th of July! Happy Tea Day!

Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
that is a wonderful setting for the patriotic event. The plates are so wonderful together. I love especially the creamy white lacy one. You made great photos of the table. Thank you for sharing your skills.
Best greetings, Johanna

Siret said...

Beautiful dishes! You've arranged it excellently!
Thanks for sharing and a Happy 4th July!
Blessings, Siret

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful table the dishes and those red glasses are beautiful. I love your backgrounc on your blog. I am now following you via email. I hope you will give Cloches and Lavender a peek. Thank you.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful table setting for the 4th of July! I love Burleigh Calico. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Joy said...

What a pretty the glassware.
Have a Happy 4th!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The blue ironstone is perfect for the 4th!

The Blue Dress

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
What a pretty place setting! I love your Burleigh and red transferware pieces! How lovely it is! It certainly was the perfect setting for your 4th of July tea. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you too for offering to serve strawberries and ice cream for our Tea next week. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful week and Happy 4th of July!


Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Very pretty tablescape. I love the colors. Love the cherry plate.

Beth said...

Love your red, white, and blue tablescape. I especially like the blue floral plates!

Maggie Ann said...

A treat to see! Enjoyed it all....wishing you a sweet week.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I really enjoyed your 4th of July tablescape. Everything looks beautiful and festive. I have red transferware too, although it is not the same pattern as yours. I love mine especially during the 4th, Christmas and Valentines day!! I just began following you. Hope to be back often! Oh... and my daughter's name is Clara too. I named her after my mom who passed away when I was a young girl. It's such a beautiful name to me! Well have a Happy 4th!

Leah H. said...

Beautiful plates and yummy cherries:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

Micupoftea~ said...

Wonderful pics, Clara! So festive. The transferware and cherry dish are gorgeous. LOVE the stacked dishes and sweet bird house. Hope you stop by for a patriotic cup of tea in my garden. Enjoy the 4th of July!

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
You have set such a pretty 4th of July tea! All the china looks amazing together, and I think the plates with cherries on them work beautifully and bring a vibrant feel to the setting. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

You're all set. What a festive table! I'm ready. I was so surprised when you mentioned your Statue of Liberty was from Seville, Ohio. That isn't far from where I live!

Happy Fourth!

Victoria Mische said...

FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS! You’ve created yet another simple, yet elegant and fun table! You simply amaze me with your talent.

Pintuck Tablecloths

chubskulit said...

Beautiful blues! Been busy for the past couple of days that I am playing catch up with visiting blue posts.

Hope you'd come and comment on my BLUE entry. Happy 4th of July!

Judy Bigg said...

Oh, I love your post, each and every image is just beautiful and so perfectly taken.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a wonderful celebration of patriotism. Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

Such a wonderful celebration of patriotism. Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Clara, I am a wee bit late! Love the color and pattern combination to your tablesetting - beautiful! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Nicole Blean said...

Love your cherries! Thanks for a beautiful post.

Sherry said...

Cute look! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I have been out of town, but I wanted to hop over and tell you how much I loved your beautiful red, white, and blue table! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~