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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ice Cream at a St. Patrick's Day table....

I've set my ice cream table in green and whites....
ST. PATRICK'S DAY GREEN....
* NOTHING fancy, mind ya...
NOTHING is ever very fancy around SWEET NOTHINGS cottage...
but....
I DO love cuteness...!!
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That colorful, sassy rooster back there came home with
me from ROSS last year...
He is, indeed, COCKY !
The green and white POLKA DOT bowls and pitcher...
came hand in hand with the rooster....
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Isn't this a pretty piece of silver ?
I only have a few...they are thrifted...
I would dearly LOVE to have an entire set....
The dark green place mats are thrifted...
a set of 12 for $3.00 and they still had stickers on them...
Never used...gotta love it!!
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O, yes...this little polka dotted pitcher is GREAT for
CHOCOLATE SYRUP to pour over your ice cream...
*
The little lacy plate...so pretty....
these belonged to MR. SWEET'S mama...
I only have 2...one with pink flowers and one with the yellow.
I don't know if this is all she had or if they came in a set.
They really are delightful...and so summery.
****
There's not a 4 LEAF CLOVER around these parts for a thousand miles..
so I just used ENGLISH IVY from my garden..
*
"Play like" it will bring us all GOOD LUCK..
maybe that POT OF GOLD the little Lucky Charms leprechaun is always talking about!!
*
This setting seemed perfect for a big bowl of ice cream,
with toppings, whipped cream, cherries..
I do love those cherries...
only thing better than a MARASCHINO cherry....
is TWO MARASCHINO CHERRIES..!!
I could eat a whole jar of them......
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MR. SWEET'S setting had the YELLOW flowered plate...
and this photo is taken behind a large Boston fern....
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THESE PECANS ARE FOR YOU,
KATHLEEN, boss over there at CUISINE KATHLEEN!!
*
She will be our host for.....


ST. PATRICK'S DAY BLOG CRAWL
Get your GREEN going...join the party...it's going to be fun.
I'll see ya there !!

Linking with TABLESCAPE THURSDAY


This beautiful, much awaited for magazine is out and on the newstands...It is pricy...$9.95 ... but I am told it is worth it. I think it will be one you will look at over and over.

I will have to add it into my GROCERY STORE budget and do without 2 bottles of my favorite wine...!!

44 comments:

Patricia said...

You certainly so cuteness and sweetness!!
Thank you for my calorie free ice cream... it was yummy!!!
The ivy is awesome!
We have an entire front yard filled with it!
I cannot wait to show you it... when the snow melts LOL
Many Blessings
Patricia

Stacey said...

Pretty pretty! I love your tables BJ and you always tempt us with something delicious. ;)

Julie Harward said...

I love them too and could eat a whole bottle of them too! I love that sassy rooster, if he gives you too much sass, send him to my house will you?! Love the lacy plates and the silver and the ice cream...YUM! That drink looks good too...I always love to visit you! :D

Rettabug said...

BJ, you do "cuteness" better than anyone I know! :) I ♥ your cocky little rooster & those lacey plates are sooooo delicate looking.

Now you've got me craving a banana split. I haven't had one in YEARS!!!

Jeanette said...

I love the cuteness of your rooster and those polka dots. Now that ice cream is calling me.....hear it....coming my love.

Blondie's Journal said...

The only thing better than your cute tablescapes is the delicious desserts you show. Oh, you make me want to run for the freezer for ice cream!

I love the St. Paddy's Day theme and the lace plates are gorgeous. I bet you knew those green place mats would come into play someday!

Love everything, BJ! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
Looks yummy and the iced tea is so pretty with the fruit on the rim. Love it!
Robin

Cottage Rose said...

Wow BJ; you sure know how to set a table... It is so pretty,, I love that green on the plates.. and all that yummy yummy ice cream... wow so loving that.... mmmmmmmmmmm

Hugs;
Alaura

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a "cute" table and I loved the white "criss-crossy" plates. Joni

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ! It's wonderful! Love your dishes and that delicious ice cream confection in the cute bowl!

I thought about you the other day, BJ... do you have a Home Goods nearby? Ours had some polka dot cookware (casserole dishes at fairly reasonable prices). It's heavy as all get out... I tried to pick it up... so it would be twice that heavy with food cooked in it. But it reminded me of you because they had green and white polka dots.

I bought some blue, but I'm going to take it back because it didn't match the blue I have. Sigh. But it was a nice dream while it lasted. Just wanted to tip you off in case you have a Home Goods nearby.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The only thing better then the beautiful dishes and the charming rooster and the delicious ice cream sunday is the pictures themselves, wow, that one with the rooster behind and the drink in front looks like a magazine photo and the one with the fern and the ice cream, sooooooo great that shot...I am thinkin I need a new camera maybe....thanks for the great photos my friend, come for a visit and see my rabbits...Phyllis

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, this is so cute! I love the polka dots, and that cocky rooster is great! You sure know how to present a bowl of ice cream! That wouldn't have lasted through the photo shoot if I had been around! laurie

D said...

Love the green polka dots. Love this whole table. Very pretty.
And you are killing me with that ice cream. Oh, it looks so good.

D

Joanne Kennedy said...

With that pretty tablescape and that yummy ice cream I would say you are pretty "Lucky" as is.

I love the idea of using the little pitcher for chocolate sauce. This is a great idea and I never would have thought of that.

hugs
Joanne

Barbara said...

BJ, I like cuteness and fun tablescapes as you can tell from lookingat mine, there is nothingwrong with adding some spice in our lives at this stage of the game. Calorie free ice cream, who are you kidding, I can tell hundreds of calories when I see them and they look wonderful, I just can't have them.

Barbara

Theresa said...

You always have the cutest tables with the polka dots:) Love the lattice plates and could just pull up a chair and take a bite:) Yummy. Have a blessed day dear BJ!

Beth in NC said...

I love all of your goodies! You make everything so cozy and inviting! Want to come over here?

Argh, that bowl of ice cream is too tempting!

Justine said...

Who needs fancy when you've got that stuff? I loved this, BJ and you know you now have me addicted to polka dots. My newest dream is to have red and white polka dotted dinner plates. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Justine :o )

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a great table setting! And the ice cream looks delicious! That would have to be my meal....yum!

Charli and me said...

Hi BJ, Your table looks devine! There is nothing I like better than an ice cream table :>) Ice cream is a huge favorite of mine. I love all of your pretty green. I can't wait to see what you will do for the Saint Patrick's Day party. I am well and I hope you are doing great. Charli is sending you hugs ♥

Writing Without Periods! said...

That silver with the green is to die for. I love it all. We were in Ireland a few months ago and it's fabulous.
Mary

Beth said...

Your table is really pretty! Love the ivy and your plates and placemats and the ice cream sundae looks great!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I love the cute rooster!! He is dynamic! I also love the sweet green polk-a-dots---so cute!

kay ellen said...

Love your tablescape!!Just adorable BJ:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kay Ellen

Southern Touch Catering said...

Such a happy table. Love, love, love those lacy plates. What time do we come for ice-cream?

Nancy @ Bushel and a Pickle said...

Beautiful. I love the mix of dishes and color. I love ice cream but it is even better when it is served in a pretty bowl.
Blessings,
Nancy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, you know I love those polka dots and that is one funky looking rooster! I love mixing old family pieces with new, contemporary things! This looks great and forget the ice cream, just pass the chocolate sauce!

Mimi said...

What an adorable table! Love the rooster...your silver is lovely, it looks like Oneida/Prestige Distinction 1951.

Miss Janice said...

Love your green St. Patrick's Day table. That polka dot china is precious! I also need to get that magazine. {I see we both get a our wine at the same place...actually, I get mine at Trader Joes--$2 buck Chuck & Walmart $3.99}

Barbara said...

Dessert was my favorite part of the tablescape! LOL!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I love your table! The rooster is adorable and so cheerful he looks great on the table and you can never go wrong with polka dots. Your table has cuteness for sure!!.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Hugs, Elizabeth

Kathleen said...

So does that mean you think I am a NUT?? LOL
I just love this pretty ice cream social.. the dishes with that lacey edge are wonderful! And the sundae..delicious!
Thanks for the party mention too..you are sweet!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the freshness of this table setting with the green and white, and now I want a huge bowl of ice cream too and we don't have any in the freezer :>( Just as well I guess. You are the queen of cuteness BJ:>)

piginmud said...

Love the cut milk glass plate - too fun!

GrannySue said...

Wow! your table is beautiful, and I want to sign up for dessert. I'm learning I need to take alot more photos as I relish the details.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just came from Kathleen's and I gained five pounds there...then I come here and..oh never mind! I'm too old to worry about my behind anyway! Gosh, but that looks good...and I just had dinner!

Nothing fancy, you say?! Nothing fancy! Bj, you are one of the fanciest, danciest, pranciest lady's I know in bloggerville.
Everything you do has style..and, and, I want to be JUST like you. :)

The birds...Target birds..yes..who would have thought they would become collector items so quickly.
:) I'm teasing you.. :)
Many hugs and lotsa love!!
Mona
p.s. Do you want mine, Sweetie..because you can certainly have them. I mean that! In a heartbeat I would send them to you!

Linda said...

Love this table and yum to that ice cream. I love nuts on my ice cream so I'm with you there.

kiwidutch said...

Your rooster is modeled after the very famous Portuguese ones (they are national icons) Aren't they beautiful?!!!! Wonderful table-settings, food, and photos, I will be bookmarking your blog. Love it!

Pat@BPM said...

BJ the table is gorgeous!!! The ice cream is mighty fine, too!

jeanne said...

Good morning bj, I am trying to catch up on visiting but never got down to you yesterday. I am timed out I guess.

I love your St. Patty's post. The sweet lacy dishes are so pretty. I have one and I can't remember where I found it. Yours is a family treasure, lucky you. Your table looks festive and the ice cream mmmmmm. I want some. Thanks for the pecans. I am part Irish and I am ashamed to say I do not have anything for St. Pat's day to show. I do have a pair of shamrock ear rings.

Your photos are magical from Weds. post. I think your camera captured the moment 'Perfectly' and the light factor is awesome. Good for you for getting that photo op on your camera. Camera ready, that's what bloggers do!

I am taking Cheri' to be groomed this morning. She is such a darling. I'll share the after photos. My sister will be here in a moment so gotta run.

Love you, my sister friend.
Jeanne

Sage said...

What a nice post you have to celebrate St Patrick's day!love that ice cream! and the rooster reminds me of our trip to Portugal a few years ago. Always fun coming to visit you.Thank you!
Rita

Bill said...

Cute, sweet, and tasty! That's you, Ms. BJ! Your tablescape I mean. ;) I love those cherries too ... one is never enough!

That magazine looks interesting ... MUST be if you're willing to give up TWO bottles of wine for it (you drink the pricey stuff too, huh?)!

Your photography is stunning (I especially liked the one taken through the fern fronds)!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Fondly,
Bill

Linda said...

Beautiful! I have an urge now to get out my mother's silver and polish it for the table.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I would love to grab your sallad plate.

Everything's adorable. Love everything on your table.

Have a nice day!