LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Cheery Cherry Tablescape



There's just something about cherries that make you want to smile. 

Those bright red little orbs add such life and vibrancy to even the simplest of vignettes.


Wonder how they would look in my antique English ironstone tureen?


Hmmm...that looks nice.  But I think I'll add a few more things.


I love the shape of my old English ironstone pitcher.
 
I think I'll add it as well.

 Perhaps while I'm at it, I'll change out the vintage lace-trimmed napkin for a vintage white-on-white embroidered tablecloth.


These green glass candlesticks aren't very old, but they'll work to give me another pop of color. 

And I think I'll add a couple of drippy candles to the mix, as well.


Perfect!

The vintage pie serverbarely visible in the foregroundis the Yankee's reminder that I'm suppose to be making a pie with those cheery cherries, not decorating with them.

Oh, well.  I'll enjoy them now as decoration...
and later as dessert.

Sharing all these vintage beauties at Suzanne's for Vintage Thingie Thursday,
Susan's for Tablescape Thursday, Marty's for Table Top Tuesday, The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesdays, and Sue's for Rednesday.

53 comments:

  1. Love this, cherries are so pretty-enjoy!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the English ironstone. Those cherries sure do look yummy, too.

    Jane

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  3. Those pretty red cherries look perfect in your bowl. I love cherries. I did a cheery theme tablescape last week. I can't wait to dig in and eat some soon.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  4. Beautiful jug - and those cherries look delicious!

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  5. Your ironstone is so pretty and the red cherries show it off beautifully. Like the green candleholders too!

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  6. Oh my, stunning photographs, your cherries look divine!
    Nancy

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  7. Beautiful white Ironstone! The cherries look perfect! Stop by and join in my Centerpiece Wednesday party! This is perfect!

    Karin

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  8. So pretty and delicious too! Love your beautiful ironstone and those lovely green glass candlesticks.

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  9. Wow! Those cherries look fabulous. And in the white bowl....gorgeous. Nice job! Sincerely, Susan

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  10. Cherries are one of my favorite fruit. You have a nice collection of ironstone pieces.

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  11. Your bowl of red cherries look so yummy and perfect, I love all things cherry! Your candlesticks are also very nice.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  12. What a wonderful tablescape! Love the cherries but I especially LOVE the Ironstone...VERY nice. Enjoy your pie! Have a wonderful Thursday...Maura:)

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  13. Beautiful. Love the ironstone...my favorite! I am going to check out your new links, and I think I already have a few that would be good to link in with! So fun to find new things. Have a great VTT!

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  14. If you have questions about vintage postcards, Ye can ask them on the Vintage Postcard Forum--there is a link on my blog.

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  15. Ooh, that footed bowl is so pretty and the cherries are so bright and vibrant!
    Love it all~
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  16. You may know this...I am an IRONSTONE lover...and...I like cherries, too.
    In fact, this very day, I came home from a thrift store with the cu-utis cherry dishes.
    Can't wait to do a CherryScape..:))

    Your ironstone is just beautiful with the cherries...and I sure do love cherry pie..!!

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  17. I love cherries and in the ironstone bowl they are gorgeous! The green candlesticks are beautiful as well. I am sure cherry dessert will be great too.
    Blessings,
    Donna

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  18. I love your pedestal bowl and your photos of the cherries is fantastic. Stunning bowl, I can't get over it.

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  19. Well, now I'm hungry for cherry pie! I love your ironstone bowl and pitcher. It looks so pretty against those red cherries and the green candlesticks.

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  20. Oooh what a delicious looking bowl! (and the cherries don't look so bad either, lol!) You've really captured the beauty of both the both and the fruit in your photos. The color contrast is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and happy VTT!

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  21. Mouthwatering! Love that you call cherries, "cheeries"! They do make you smile! Look great in that white ironstone too!

    DD

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  22. But they are such a pretty red! And they look so perfect in the soup tureen... The pie will wait!

    ~Liz

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  23. oh dear those cherries looks so delicious! furthermore when you put them in white colour bowl. the bold colour of cherries just inviting! pretty photos and happy VTT and have a good weekend!

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  24. MMM...yum! Your green candlesticks were just perfect for a little more color...love it!

    Have a great VTT!

    Sarah

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  25. Those cherries are making my mouth water, they look so yummilicious.

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  26. Lovely pictures! Apart from the cherries my favourite is the white on white tablecloth.

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  27. Those cherries do just "pop" in your beautiful white bowl, Liz!

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  28. Those are the most gorgeous cherries I have ever seen in a photo. Some great work here. Love the white ironstone. Our first granddaughter is getting married this weekend and I am giving her a piece of my stoneware as a wedding gift. I always served her favorite Orange salad in it when she came to visit. Thanks for stopping by. blessings
    QMM

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  29. Yum! I love cherry pie but my husband doesn't! What is wrong with him?

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  30. Lovely bowl and the cherries look so pretty in it!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  31. Oh I love the cheeries, and the green candlesticks too. They are so pretty to decorate with, but a pie would be fabulous too. Thanks so much for joining the party. Your new linky party sounds like fun. I can't wait to check in. Hugs, Marty

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  32. A BEAUTIFUL post! I love all your vintage pieces and the cherries add a touch of cheeriness to everything :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  33. The gorgeous cherries (hmmm...the first time I typed cheeries instead of cherries, but that's about right isn't it?) are perfect with your Ironstone bowl and pitcher. And what can be better than decorating and dessert later?

    Love the green candlesticks too.

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  34. Truly a beautiful tablescape...love the cherries! ;-)

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  35. Oh how I love cherries! mmmmmmmmmmm :) And so beautiful in your bowl!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  36. I LOVE cherries, yum! The pictures are beautiful, the red and white are amazing together. I'll be sure to visit for the new linky parties and thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

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  37. Those cherries are so perfect in color and shape and they look wonderful in the ironstone bowl. Lovely photos and text.

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  38. Your ironstone pieces are gorgeous..and the cherries..well,if they were in my house, I would have already eaten most of them. They're really,really pretty with the ironstone. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  39. OK, now I want a big bowl of cherries!!

    Headed to our local farmers market tomorrow:)

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Kay Ellen

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  40. You said, "Wonder how they would look in my antique English ironstone bowl?"

    I say, "Wonder how they would look in my mouth?" LOL! Like those candlesticks with the photo!

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  41. Those cherries would not last long at our house!
    Joyce

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  42. So pretty. I love the ironstone and green candlesticks.

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  43. I just brought home a big bowl of fresh cherries this afternoon. Yum! I am definitely smiling.
    Have a great weekend! Lovely post~ Sarah

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  44. What a lovely vignette makes this ironstone bowl with cherries. The green glass candleholders are to die for. This last photo looks like for an joural. Very pretty.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  45. Oh my gosh! What perfect photos???? I want to take those kind of photos where your mouth waters from the food in them! Wonderful! Can I ask...what kind of camera do you use? I am looking to buy a new one, and I need as much input as I can get! Thanks for sharing! Sandy

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  46. I am so in love with that ironstone bowl!! It is just gorgeous! All the pics look wonderful. I would never be able to leave a beautiful bowl of cherries on the table. I would eat them like M&M's! LOL

    Have a great Memorial Day!

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