Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BUTTERFLIES AND PINK LEMONADE


March 1st was the first day of spring, and what a beautiful day ....It really is a pink lemonade and butterfly day....



The butterfly desserts are made from my new butterfly pan, wow they are hard to decorate, fun to make though, I just wanted to make them the same colors as the flowers in the plates.....The Pan is Nordic and was found at TJMaxx for 19.00 there are 6 butterfly sections in each pan....great quality pan...



Love all the cute little butterflies, they are from Michaels and have wires attached that I erased in the google program Picasa.......easy and fun...



I left the wire showing in this picture to show you how they are attached.....

These pictures are taken on the deck outside the bedroom and living room. This summer I will do more tablescapes outside and by the outdoor fireplace, still a little cold outside, but you have to give March 1st the respect that the first day of spring deserves, the birds sure know what the date is......The table cloth is from Home Depot and is indoor outdoor carpet cut to fit the table top....they have large pieces for 15.00....there is a huge piece left after cutting this out.....I like the garden party kind of feel and the grassy look...


The cute goblet glasses with the flowers imbeded are a great find from GW for 1.00 each...gotta love that...


The small ceramic birds are from my sister Bobbie, she always finds the greatest things and knows I really like fat little ceramic birds....Maybe I will do a birdhouse with lots of birds tablescape, I think Michael from Designs by Gollum did one of those and I really loved that
look, but then again she has such beautiful things and the best ever food, just a warning though if you go for a visit you may never leave.

This cute little green chair usually sits on top of a cabinet outside the garage, very old but I just love the carving on the back of the chair.....

Aren't these the cuttest candle holder garden tools, they are from TJ Maxx, they were around 3.00 they are so rustic looking....


The wreaths around the floral plates were from Marshals, love the little pots attached to them...However I do think the butterfly cupcakes could use a little help, but they will taste good anyway...


Tucking the silverware in the gardening gloves is an idea I stole from Susan between naps on the porch...she has great ideas, a beautiful home and is the guru of the tablescaping world. When I first began blogging she was so helpful and supportive...






Can you tell why this is a favorite spot for Mr. S. in the summer time.....Hmmmmm





I really like the silverware it is Robert Welch and the design is by P. Russell-Clarke, it is so sleek and the forks and very long and slender, very different feel....

The dishes are Roscher and the pattern is Jasmine, this is a picture of the plate without the salad plate.....there are also nice size bowls with this group...Dishes from Ross....



It sure does say Spring, don't you think.....



I set the tablescape the night before to see what the table would look like with candles and some low lighting....There is a large chandelier above the table on a dimmer so that helps set the mood....


I like to think the butterflies came out in the evening because they saw the flowers, thats my story and I'm stickin to it....


If you are in a cold and snowy area, just be patient the sun is coming your way....



The house is an L shape and the gazebo is located in the corner of that L and opens up not only to the Master bedroom but to the Living room. That is the living room in the background, I have the door shut, don't want a house full of butterflies now do you???? If you look real close you can see Tina sleeping on the floor in the Living room....


Thanks for stopping by and hanging AROUND THE HOUSE. I hope you had a good time, got some tips, saw some new things or just enjoyed visiting....Please leave a comment so I know you are out there......I read them all and love hearing from you all.....If you are already a follower yay and if you have already picked up my button for your sidebar then a double yay yay ....you just make my day...Phyllis
 

61 comments:

  1. WOW! I am blown away by this table It is beautiful! I love it!! Missed visiting with you, hope all is well!

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  2. Just stunning. I can't even tell you my favorite part of your table scape, it is all just breath taking. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. The Butterflies. I love them what a great table setting I cant wait for spring. Great Idea with the outdoor grass how fun.

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  4. What a beautiful Spring table setting, Phyllis! I love those butterflies!

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  5. How pretty, and it says "Spring"! Love the touch of butterflies! You did a great job. I need to go back and take another look.

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  6. Phyllis, as always, your tablescape is beautiful! I love it all but my favorite item would have to be the glasses. What a great find! I never seem to have that luck in GW. Suppose I'll just have to stop by more frequently. Thanks for sharing.

    Jill

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  7. This is so darling! I feel like I've just been to a garden show. Love the pink lemonade in the glasses too -- gee, if I had thought of that, perhaps I wouldn't have searched so long for pink glasses. Genius!

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  8. This will have to go on my favorites list this week. It just makes me happy to look at it. The dishes, the wreaths around them...the butterflies and flowers, I love it all. Can you hear me clapping my hands? Bravo!

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  9. Can I come over for pink lemonade. What a fun tablescape! I love the grass idea and the wreaths. What fun!

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  10. Girl this just blew me away...I kid you not this is indeed the best table I have ever seen...its book worthy my friend WOW!! how wonderful this all is...I even fell like it was spring and the butterflies were really out...those dishes the astro grass right now to the candles...You really out did your self my friend once again...and I'll be sure and grab your button...Button, button who's got the button...why Gloria got the button ha ha!! Loved Tina's blog too funny girl...everything you do is great...Hope you have a wonderful week my friend and yes you were the first to comment on my Red Robe room..sounds kinda regal doesn't it My Red Robe Romm ha ha!! Hugs and smiles, love ya sis...Gl♥ria

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  11. Phyllis, This is gorgeous!!! I love the tablecloth, the wreaths, the butterflies - everything put together. It truly is beautiful and so creative! I love your stemware too - just beautiful. Phyllis, it's exquisite and my favorite that I've seen for this BNOP Tablescape Thursday. Blessings and hugs, Beth

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  12. Phyllis, I'm hoping a plane right now and coming to dine at this table! It is positively wonderful! I just adore the wreathes and those gorgeous plates! Can't believe you found those fabulous glasses at GW! This just makes me dream of spring and summer that much more!
    I love Tina's blog...what an amazing kitty! Max sent me a message that I left for her. ;-)
    I love that pics where you can see her sprawled on the floor...tooooo cute! You can tell when I kitty is happy and feels secure...they just sleep anywhere. :-) I'm going back to drool some more over your tablescape...it's everything I love about spring!

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  13. I'm taking the same plane as Susan...see you in a bit! This is soooooo amazingly adorable! I won't sleep well tonight because I'll be thinking of this P~E~R~F~E~C~T table you've created! What talent and imagination! Bravo!

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  14. What a fun and fabulous table!! What a great idea, using indoor/outdoor "grass" carpet for the table cloth! So very creative! I love the topiary centerpiece with floating butterflies too. Just wonderful!

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  15. This tablescape is yummy! I love all the spring color and accents. How clever of you to vanish the wire in your photos. Every detail on this table is full of fun and inspiration. Seeing your wreaths around your plates makes me think of some I purchased with the thought of using them just in this way. My four are heart shaped. I should have done a table at Valentine's but just didn't get it done. Perhaps you table will inspire me to do something. LOL

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  16. Phyllis. this tablescape is amazing! The most beautiful butterfly plates! I so want to see this tablescape in person. The pictures while pretty aren't like being there. Everything is perfect and of course the location couldn't be any better. Thanks, Joan

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  17. Wow Phyllis... you have SO many wonderful garden accents, I don't know what to comment on first.

    The astro-turf if a great tabble topper, the garden shovel votive holders are so cute, wverything is so "Springy", but the butterflies are the finishing touch!

    If you gift didn't arrive today, it should by tommorrow :)

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  18. oops.... I swear I haven't been drinking! I hit post instead of preview :0)

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  19. Hi Phyllis!

    As soon as I "stepped" into your dining area, I felt like I stepped into a secret magical garden! It is so very pretty! And it is the most wonderful tablescape to welcome in Spring! thank you for sharing this with all of us!

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  20. I adore this table! Perfect for Spring! There isn't anything on this tablescape that I don't just love!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  21. Wow!.., How fabulously and utterly etheral!~ How light and lovely; 'a breath of fresh Spring air'!~ I cannot tell you how uplifting my visit with you has truly been!..,

    Thanks for following my blog Phyllis, I have just as happily become a follower of yours as well my dear lady!..,

    I'm just so delighted to have taken part this week with the lovely Susan's, 'Tablescape Thursday', at Between Naps On The Porch!

    Thanks for your oh-so-kind words; I will be delighted to continue tablescaping!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  22. Hi there. The entire table is wonderful. But, my favorite thing is the astro turf table cover. Not many would have thought to do that. I LOVE it. The little gloves are great too. Laura

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  23. What a treat to see this as we shovel snow! It looks just so SPRINGY!
    I agree, Nordic does make a good pan..
    P, this table just is wonderful! I can't pick a favorite, I love it all!

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  24. Oh, Phyllis! You have really outdone yourself. Neat idea about the indoor/outdoor carpeting as a tablecloth. And the butterflies are so lifelike. The plates are awesome and I think you did good on decorating the butterfly cakes. With the peek of your outdoor fireplace, I'm so jealous!

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  25. Phyllis, this is a magical, make-believe wonderland! I am in awe of all the beautiful & inspiring items you've used. I ♥ those Roscher Jasmine dishes...TDF!!

    All your butterflies are just super. I have bookmarked this page to show little Caroline when she visits next weekend. She went to a butterfly exhibit where they landed on her. She was mesmerized & still talks about it. She will love it as much as I do. BRAVO my friend, on this one!

    fondly,
    Rett

    p.s. Who would have thought to use INDOOR/OUTDOOR carpet for a tablecloth??!! :D

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  26. I am so glad I stopped by your blog. Just what a need, a healthy dose of spring and early summer. Just beatiful...all that you have created. I enjoyed this much more than you can imagine! Come on spring! :)

    Thank you for your visit to 47th street today too!
    Donna

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  27. Wow, what a splendid spring table. Love how you erased the wires from the butterflies. You have thought of every last detail. Love the garden shovel candle holders. Hurry up Spring!!

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  28. MAkes me wish it was Spring already. We have had a few days that feel like Spring here in Florida, but only the camelias are blooming (love them)! Your back patio is to die for. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

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  29. Cute, Cute, Cute! Looks almost like something our Susan would do. How's that for a compliment. Loved everything about it. Jackie

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  30. Oh, so fun and cheery. And out by the pool -- I love it!

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  31. OOOHHH- I love how bright and whimsical this t'scape is- my 6 yr old is in love with all the butterflies you used. bet you had a lot of fun putting this together

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  32. This is gorgeous! Love all of the bright and happy colors. That china is so pretty, and the butterflies floating around and landing on the table just make it so much fun. The wreaths around the plates are wonderful! I love this scape. laurie

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  33. Forgot to tell you, I think your butterfly cakes look so pretty, and I'm in love with your curtained patio. laurie

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  34. Phyllis, This is the most beautiful spring tablescape I have ever seen! I love all the fittering butterflies and the little masterpiece butterfly cakes! Oh, your attention to detail makes this scape a delight to see. And your "tablecloth" makes this garden theme over-the-top! I'm going back again to see every little thing... Once is not enough.

    Thanks for stopping be and visiting. About my camera,I was using a little Sony Cybershot. I just love it. It is so easy, just point and shoot. And it has a macro setting. For Christmas my husband got me a Cannon Rebel with a couple of lenses. I am still learning how to use it. It is more camera than I need, but I can now shoot pictures that have a soft background. I have taken recent pictures on my blog with it. Hope this helps.
    Blessings,
    Yvonne

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  35. What a gorgeous tablscape! I love all of the little details, like the "grass" tablecloth, the gardening gloves, and the beautiful flowers and butterflies, really lovely!

    Kat :)

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  36. Ok Girl...check my blog post today I added a new friend for Tina ha ha!! this one is even house broke and never needs food or milk...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  37. Oh, Phyllis! Your table is gorgeous! I love this and you just did fantastic! Everything is so perfect and you have thought of absolutely everything! You are so good at this! I would have a hard time taking this pretty table apart! I'd want spring forever.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  38. Phyllis, this is absolutely breathtaking! I love every little detail you've added. I love your dishes and the wreaths and all your other special touches. I'd love to dine on this table! Very well done!!

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  39. How can one person have this many beauties? So much to take in. Love every little butterfly and flower. And that pool in the background is calling my name. What a reason to eat on the back porch!

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  40. Oh I just love it-can not stop looking at the pictures! and Tina´s Blog! I am jealous that I did not come up with the idea-we have two cats Will and Grace(named after the tv show)! They send their love to tina!

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  41. I can't wait to see what table setting you create next... love, love, love all that you do. I told my husband I want part of the garage closet and he laughed... I had to show him a picture of you dishes and said "I want that"!

    Keep em coming... they brighten my day!

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  42. Wow! I am new at blogging but I have to say this post leaves me speechless. When I leave the computer I will be heading into the dining-room to make some changes. Just Gorgeous. I will be following you daily. Give a big hug to Tina from my six cats & me. Deb

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  43. This is the Springiest thing I have ever seen! Love, it, love it, love it! You do it like a pro, Madame!

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  44. Oh I LOVE THIS! The grass, the gloves....too cute...I wish I was there! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  45. Phyllis...amazing! Every time I think I have seen the most beautiful tablescape..another one pops up. I think this is what is called "just over the top is beauty and imagination and detail!"
    It's one of those that just when you think you have seen it all..oops! Another charming little detail!
    Whimsical, charming, and delectable enough to make one squeal in delight...well..at least me! I get excited about things like this. It takes a lot of thought and practice and goodies AND a talented eye to do this sort of thing.
    I've been a follower for a while now but it's so difficult to get to everyone..however...I need to make a more decided effort. I could learn a LOT from you. I'm glad I didn't miss this post~
    Hugs and love for all your hard work.
    Mona

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  46. My husband was thrilled at the Etsy shop. He even went to visit it to make sure I had one. :-) Poor guy lives in Dish City.

    Even though it was sunny and in the 50s today, it was still too chilly to work outside. But after visiting you, I feel uplifted. This is the most gorgeous tablescape I have ever seen. Ever! I love your butterfly cakes, the butterflies, the lemonade, the dishes...I love it all. The view into your backyard was a balm.
    It touched me deeply to read your generous and kind words.

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  47. Such a beautiful tablescape...I love the butterflies on the wires....the garden gloves all the other special touches...But I'm most intrigued by that gorgeous outdoor fireplace...Hope to see pictures of it in a future post....Sue.

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  48. This is a great table ! amazing ! I just love the pink limonade !
    Have a nice sunday !

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  49. Came over from Gloria's. What a gorgeous table!
    Especially like the butterflies!

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  50. Hi Phyllis! Love the tablescape...especially the topiary with the hovering butterflies! I needed a little taste of spring! I am enjoying Tina's blog. I think either name is fine. The staff sends their regards...hugs...Debbie

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  51. Oh my! Spring has sprung at your house! In a few weeks, I;m going to be participate in a decorator's tea where I am decorating one of the tables in a spring garden theme. Some of the same items you have used are planned for my table in other ways. You have inspired me to think of other uses for garden elements. Love your garden trowel votive holder! Very pretty all around.

    Love, Dana and Daisy

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  52. Just amazing! I love every post I read! I'm going to put your blog in my list of favs! So wonderful! ♥

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  53. How beautiful! I love the 'astroturf' on the table. How clever and much neater than that green grass that goes everywhere!

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  54. Phyliss,
    Thanks for the sweet comment you left me about my Barbie tablescape. It really meant a lot.
    As for your tablescape, I think the comments have already said it all. You obviously worked very hard on this, and it shows. (Love the music, too) Your blog is one of my absolute favs!
    D

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  55. You have one of the most lovely blogs I have ever visited. I found you last PINK SATURDAY and I will be featuring you as my post challenge this PINK SATURDAY! My daughter is planning her wedding and this butterfly theme is just what we are looking for. I need to find those butterfly pans!

    Please stop by and visit me soon. I have a May Day Swap going on and registrations ends tomorrow at midnight (for all time zones) and everyone who joins receives a special gift from me!

    Valrie @ http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

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  56. Hello! Your tablescapes are wonderful. I especially liked your Easter themed tables! I think that you and I have similar tastes! I have a shop in the Phoenix area. You can visit my shop at my website www.someoneshouse.com Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  57. This is stunning! Simply beautiful - I love everything about it. I'm just now getting into doing tablescapes - so this is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
    Cindy

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