Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Cheer

Hello Everyone!
How about a little summer time cheer?
When I think of red and yellow it always makes me smile.
I spotted this floral at Kirklands and thought of summer days.
Today was glorious and bright and it made me happy.
I hope you are too!
I used my vibrant red dishes from Marshalls.
I found the hummingbird dessert plates at Marshalls too.
A view from above.
The rings, napkins and placemats are all from Ross.
A view fom the kitchen looking into the eating nook.
Who says you can't use your Christmas goblets in the summer?
I did. They are from the Princess House catalog.
Time to announce the winner of my $50 gift card giveaway.
There were 104 of you that entered. Thank you!
I doubled that number to 208 and ran the number generator.
The winner is Karen at Gott Joy! #31
Congrats Karen! I will be in touch.
Have a fantastic week!

75 comments:

Traci said...

Red is one of my favorite colors! I have red accents throughout my house.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Congratulations to the winner....lovely tablescape....

Melanie said...

I love, love, love the red dishes. You know that I love red since I have it in a lot of accent pieces in my home. Your table looks lovely as always!

PS. I think that the trees are a great gift if that is what you want!

Studio JRU said...

So pretty... love it!

Happy early birthday! Tree shopping sounds like a fun way to celebrate! :)

~Jennifer

Debbie said...

Congrats to the winner of your giveaway!

I love red and yellow. It's so cheery. Your tablescape is so pretty. I'm amazed at the fabulous deals you find. I think I need to go shopping with you. :)

Tree shopping sounds great too!

Blessings,
Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, you know how I love red and yellow. Just like my breakfast room colors. Thanks for sharing your lovely table setting with us. Love it.

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

It looks wonderful! What a great table scape! The colors are beautiful!

Denise said...

Love those plates Melissa, the color is so vibrant. The table looks gorgeous. I'm hoping I can feel inspired to do a few settings when I move my 'old' table back downstairs.. hopefully this weekend!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your table is very pretty and rich looking. I use my red goblet much more than just Christmas!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful table once again!

Happy Birthday!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey girl I love the red/yellow together...and your right you can use the red goblets any time of the year...Happy Birthday to you my Leo friend...Mine is this friday see I told you us leo's have to stick together...Goor luck at the tree farm...too bad you weren't closer I could load you up with trees sappingis for your yard...Have a Good one my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that table Melissa! The red and yellow, the cheery plates and the perfect centerpiece for it. Everything looks so charming and inviting! Congrats to the winner and happy birthday to you!
Cindy

Tales from the Deep South said...

Wow! I *LOVE* those red floral plates!!! I gotta get some!!! I love red too~It's such a happy, cheery color. Always lifts my spirits :)

Julie Harward said...

I'll wish you a very happy one right now...and I love this setting, can just see a candle light dinner here! :D

Angie said...

Gorgeous - just the warm and happy colors I love!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Congrats to the winner!

What a beautiful red tablescape! It is definitely filled with summertime cheer! Wonderful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Melissa Happy Birthday to you. My children have August birthdays too! I love the red floral accent plates and I will have to look at Marshalls as well. The red centerpiece will go nicely into Fall. Your table set and breakfast area are so inviting. Congratulations to the winner!Keep cool and many happy returns!~Emelia.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving all of the wonderful red here!

Happy Birthday!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the red and yellow combo!! It's perfect for this time of year. Your table is just gorgeous and the floral arrangement makes me happy, too! I am loving Kirkland's since I found one in my area!

Wishing you a wonderful Birthday, Melissa!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Stacey said...

Melissa, that table is beautiful! I really love those hummingbird plates. What a lucky find. They are perfect with your other dishes.

We don't have Marshall's in the Oklahoma City area. Bummer.

Charon Benton said...

i always love looking at your fantastic tablescapes!

Mariette said...

Dearest Melissa,

You for sure didn't match the wall colors for this theme on yellow and red...?!
Looks lovely and sure those glasses are very vibrant for use in the summer. Your own imagination is the only limit!!!

Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Marlis said...

ooh I used red goblets this week too. I love your plates.. both that they are red and that there are hummingbirds.. lovely.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty table-love your goblets!

Celly B said...

What a pretty setting! I love the color scheme, and those red square chargers are beautiful!

Lisa said...

Can you believe I have never been in a Marshall's? I guess I need to get over there! I love those hummingbird plates!

Carol said...

What a beautiful table setting! LOVE the red!

Smiles,
Carol

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is quite pretty! Love those salad plates layered on the red plates (I have some of those too) and yes, I have to ban myself from Marshall's every now and then too!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely table. I just love red and yellow. I have the red square plates on the bottom from Home Goods, they must have the same buyers. We don't have Marshall's here and it is a treat to find one. Your table is lovely and so is your home.

once in a blue moon... said...

great looking table!

Debbie said...

Congrats to Karen...awesome for her!!~ I love your vibrant red table scape it looks so pretty Melissa.

Johanna said...

Melissa,
whow, I love that plates. They are so colorful. All the things at the table matches very nice and the whole table look so happy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful table. Congratulation to the winner of your giveaway. And I wish you a very nice trip to the tree farm and hope you get the trees of your desire. I can totally understand your exitement!
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

Melissa, very pretty red table...looks like quite a number of us did red this week!
Have a happy birthday planting your new trees!

Mzzterry said...

Planting trees is a great thing to do for your birthday. I have a dogwood we planted for my 29th birthday in my backyard. In the front yard is a Japanese Red Maple planted for my thirtieth! I am now 51 so they have grown quite a bit! My kids gave me a pear tree for Mother's day one year too. Green is great!

The tablescape is lovely too...

The Tablescaper said...

Luv'in the RED and BLACK!

- The Tablescaper

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, you have the prettiest things. Magazine pretty...

I love Marshalls and TJ Maxx.
What great stores they are.

The Inspired Nest said...

I love the red plates they are so fun! I hope you have a great time picking out trees for your birthday! What a great way to celebrate! Happy Birthday!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your dishes are very pretty. I know what you mean about staying away from these stores--everything is so tempting. Happy Birthday to you. I think trees are a great idea. They will remind you of your special day! Linda

Dreamgoddess said...

Your plates are so pretty and the red goblets are perfect with them. Very lovely table setting!

Melissa :) said...

Oh peachy. You got me to Ross, now I have to go to Marshall's? LOL Yep, we have one of those, too! :)

Beautiful table, as always! :)

Entertaining Women said...

i love red and yellow, too! Your table is wonderful, and you've scored some great deals with your dinnerware. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations to Karen!! My is she going to have alot of fun shopping with her gift card!!

Your table is so pretty and festive!! I really must start working on some tablescapes. You all give me such great ideas if I would just do it!!

bee blessed
mary

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Melissa,

I love your bright and happy table and yes, it would seem like Christmas in July. Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway.
Happy birthday for next week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jemsmom said...

That is a lovely tablescape! So warm and vibrant! I love the shot into the nook with your curtains and everything. So pretty!

Dining Delight said...

Red and yellow are fun summer colours especially the way you put them together in your 'scape! Everything coordinates so well and looks fabulous in your gorgeous eating area. The red glasses are perfect and how wonderful to use Christmas things in July!

DD

Liz said...

Beautiful tablescape! The colors all work so nicely together and I LOVE those placemats. I learn so much from your posts. *smile* Thanks for sharing, always inspiring! ~Liz

Barbara said...

Happy birthday! I think those red goblets would look good all year long. I like the combination of the square and round plates. So nice together!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your red and yellow, so cheerful!

Donna

annette_yates72 said...

I wanted to let you know that I love your blog. My mom showed me your site and I had to look at everything. I am a military wife also. My husband and I bought a fixer upper that we are working on . Still have more to do. Love your place setting.

Richella said...

Hey Melissa! I just love your red and yellow--so cheerful! So summery!

I know what you mean about Marshall's. I can't seem to control myself in that store! :)

Manuela@TPOH said...

Congrats to the winner!

Your tablescape is so pretty and cheery! As you know that's my favorite color combination!

I've never been to a tree farm. Do take pictures as I'd love to see what it's all about.

Manuela

Tara G. said...

So pretty!! I totally forgot our birthdays are close together!

♥Georgie♥ said...

wow Melissa...absolutely gorgeous!

Liz said...

Oh I hope you have a great birthday! I am looking at picture on the side and I can't believe that you lost 48lbs! That is FANTASTIC! :)

I am in awe!

~Liz

P.S. Love the tablescape!

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE the red ~ and the dishes are gorgeous! Everything looks beautiful and yes, happy. :-)

Congrats to the winner!

Will be anxious to see what you do with the trees. My daughter's BD is Mon, 2nd. Both of you are wonderful Leo's!

Pat

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa, Thank you so much for your compliment on my blog! Thin! Oh my! And I am so mad at myself, I have put 20 pounds back on since this pic was taken. Makes me so mad at myself!
What a beautiful table!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

How beautiful!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, Melissa! And you know I love that all the red! Nancy

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GWENDOLYN said...

Another gorgeous tablescape. I just don't have the dishes that many of you do... but I so enjoy seeing all of your's . Love the yellow and red, definately reminds me of sunshine days.
Blessings~
Gwen

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy early b-day!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oooooooh, I'd love to be a guest at that inviting table! Such charm... Thanks for sharing, and happy tree shopping!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hey sweet lady...

Just read your sweet note and wanted to come over to say thank you! Girlfriend, you always make my heart smile with your sweet notes! I sure do appreciate you!!!

Melissa, I love, love, LOVE your sunny and cheerful...summer table!!! Ohhh, the flowers really are gorgeous and they just sing "summer"!!! I think your dishes look stunning...love those pretty salad plates! Of course, you know how I love my red! Hehe! So your fabulous table is right up my alley, Girlfriend!!! You know, that table also looks fabulous in your red and gold breakfast room too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table and home with us!!!

Well Darlin', you and Alex have a fabulous weekend! I'll talk to you later...

Love ya,
Chari

A Hint of Home said...

Love your table, Melissa. The dishes are sooooo pretty. I love the red and yellow combo. Your centerpiece was a great addition for your tablescape.
Happy Birthday! I hope you find the trees you want.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I love the red and yellow combinations! Everything looks fab!!!

Sonia said...

Hi Melissa,

I adore your red and yellow tablescape...those plates from Marshall's are goregous! The red goblets are wonderful and the entire table is so pretty! You outdid yourself! I love it to pieces!!

Miss Bloomers

shelley said...

hi melissa,
hope things are "cool" in your parts! it was AWFUL up here in our great nations capital this week! we lost power for 3 days and were dying.... :( but it is finally back on, god save the ac! lol i love popping by and seeing your beautiful home! i don't know where you put all of your great stuff! thank you so much for making me your blog of the week! that was sooo sweet! i'd still love to have you write a post about your healthy makeover for my site, i'm really starting to work on that part of the site now, and i know people will find your story inspirational!
hugs,
shelley
http://im-stillstanding.com

Always Nesting said...

Melissa, your table looks beautiful and using my favorite color - red!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Such happy colors. My favorites of all time.
Brenda

Claudia said...

Your table looks beautiful. I love red, as well. Have fun picking out your trees. I'm a tree lover, so I totally understand wanting them as a birthday gift.

xo
Claudia

Angela said...

Hi Melissa,
I love your tablescape. Thanks for the nice comment about my sheltie. They are the sweetest dogs!
Enjoy your weekend!
-Angela

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Melissa,

Beautiful table setting and floral. Love the vibrant colors and yes - the goblets are perfect!!

Thank you for your visit to my blog and I have to tell you, after reading your post about the stand from Marshalls...I went in search of one too. They didn't have one at the Marshalls here in my town but that's alright because I found TONS of cute dishes. I bought plates, a serving platter and a beautiful covered dish - haha! I'll just blame my little shopping excursion on you - just kidding! Have a wonderful weekend.

God Bless,
Kathleen

Tuppence Crafts said...

Hi Melissa, your red dishes look absolutaley gorgeous...very inviting. Happy birthday for next week...I am also having a birthday soon...on the 9th...I hope you have a great day...Patricia

Prettys and Prims said...

Love the tablescape, and LOVE RED!!!! I just love following your blog, it is such an inspiration!!! Please feel free to check out my new blog at PrettysandPrims.blogspot.com! ---Michelle :)

{ L } said...

Fun red summerime table! You did such a tasteful job.