Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage Strawberry Tablescape

Red and white summertime strawberries
 are on the table this week. 
I'm still enjoying the
picket fence table runner
 I MAY'd, so I'm starting there.
 The ric-rac trimmed strawberry placemats 
were made by my mother-in-law's 
church ladies group.
They made the candy striped napkins too.
They also made the coordinating polka dot
and strawberry hot pads and coasters.
I even have the matching aprons.
They handmade lots of goodies to sell 
at the church crafts fairs. 
Love those church ladies!
 This vintage strawberry jam pot also
belonged to my mother-in-law.
No one else in the family wanted all
this "old stuff".
You can see my old Singer sewing machine
table base.
I tied a red gingham checked ribbon to
 a plain glass votive and used a red candle.
White teapot and cow creamer.
I filled two old aqua Ball jars with fresh daisies.
A Longaberger coaster basket is lined in red and 
filled with strawberry coasters.
A Longaberger strawberry basket is filled 
with wooden strawberries.
A few extra strawberries are scattered on the pickets.
Ready for afternoon coffee and strawberry pie!
For breakfast have strawberry puff pancakes.
I thought the milk glass cake stand would look better
 with a ribbon running through the cut out design.
I have a shelf above the utility sink in the 
laundry room where I store large jars 
filled with all the saved ribbons.
I found one small spool of red with white dots.
 I wove the ribbon in and out and
 tied it with a bow. 
I can see changing out different colors of ribbon
 for all kinds of occasions. 
A little bit wider ribbon would work best.



  1. Rita, This is a HAPPY post and a very cheery and fun table. The red and white everywhere makes me smile.
    What a great idea for your ribbon! This post is full of inspiration and happiness!

  2. This is so pretty! I love all the cheerful red. The placemats, napkins & rings are sweet.

  3. Hi there, Rita! I love the vintage look!!! It takes me back to my grandmother's kitchen. She loved to decorate with strawberries as well as grow them on the side yard. I just had a bowl of strawberry ice cream topped with fresh berries. I must have been thinking about your post! :-) The aprons are really, really cool!

  4. I love the cheery red and white of your post. I adore the simple white daisies in the blue bell jar. The simple things are the best in life.
    Blessings to you~

  5. Hi Rita! Oh, this is so pretty. Love all the red and white and strawberries! I love strawberries! Your cake stand with the ribbon looks so pretty! What a lovely vignette with the basket.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Your strawberries are looking so good! Love the church ladies' stuff! Wow the placemats look fabulous as do the napkins. thanks for sharing, xo marlis

  7. This is all so charming! The picket fence is the cutest! I think it's sweet that you cared to take all your MIL's old things. The strawberry jam pot is cute! I have an old singer sewing machine that was my husband's grandmother's. It's all original, but she let the rain get on the oak wood and ruined some of it. I never thought of painting it white, but it makes it look more attractive! Good idea! All the red and white is so cheerful and the pie looks delicious!

  8. This takes precious to a whole new level...state of the art precious! I have that strawberry jam jar someplace. I wonder where I put it? Thank you for sharing your darling design. Cherry Kay

  9. Your blog makes me smile. I like the decoration with strawberries as well as grow them on the side yard. Charming and really fabulous arrangement.

  10. My eyes jumped right to all those reds. Lucky you no one wanted them. So inviting.

  11. I LOVE when nobody wants the "old stuff"!!!!

    Adore the red. Made my morning start off cheerful~~~


  12. Rita,

    What a wonderful table! I love all the strawberries, and the red. That milk glass cake stand is gorgeous! You do such lovely posts!


  13. I love all the vintage things, I love red too. My family seems to give me the old things too. Great job with your tablescape.

  14. I had to come and visit when I saw strawberries! My favorite! Your table is just so cute! I love it! I love what you did with the ribbon. I also like that the ribbon is kept very handy....I need to do that! I have to dig for everything when I am doing a tablescape. I just love that the placemats, napkins and aprons are handmade. Your post is such a delight! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings My Friend,

  15. Just a beautiful table setting.

    Loved the strawberry jam bottle.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Lots of Love,
    Karin Şen Cankan

  16. This is so sweet and cheerful! Love the red and white and the strawberries.

  17. Oh I love strawberries and this is making me want some! Love the red and white, it is so cheery! Love that jam jar too! XO, Pinky

  18. Your table is so sweet and summery. I love the ribbon through your pedestal cake plate. So versatile!

  19. This just screams summer and I love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

  20. Love the color combo--one of my faves. Everything just goes together so great!

  21. Hi, Rita May! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  22. Rita May,
    What adorable things the church ladies made! Love the aprons. Thanks for linking it up to HSH!

  23. Hi Rita, What a pretty and cheerful table! How could you not smile when you see this darling tablescape? Thanks for joining the Open House party.