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Sunday, June 5, 2011

A favorite SUMMERTIME table...

Last year when the cherries were ripe,
I did this tablescape around my big pot of sweet cherries...
I decided to BRING THIS POST BACK  as my entire week is FULL to the brim and
no time for many new posts.
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I can remember loving cherries when I was a little girl...
still do.

I love how they look in white ironstone.
I guess there's not much of anything that DOESN'T look good in ironstone.

I found this big basket full of
CHEERY CHERRY DISHES....
at my favorite place to shop...
♫♫♪ GOODWILL ♪
But...the strangest thing....there's only 3 LARGE PLATES...
3 DESSERT PLATES...
3 BOWLS... (one was being used at the time of this posting..:))
and
set of salt and peppers
and a spoon rest...
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I got all this for $10.00 and I will keep looking for more...
I'll bet this was a HUGE set at one time....don't you?
Those adorable and JUST RIGHT FOR THE CHEERY CHERRY DISHES placemats....
$1.00 each , clearance at WALMART..
I made the napkins and tied them with lime green medium rickrack...
Beautiful thrifted stemware...
(see the beautiful quilt in the background...my sweet momma made that for me so many years ago)

PURE CUTENESS...


At the same time I found the CHEERY CHERRY dishes,
I found this beautiful STEMWARE..
funny thing....there's only 3 of them, too !!
hmmmm??
This olden ICE CREAM FREEZER was given to us so many years ago...
I THINK it was in the late '60's or early 70's....
ANYway...it still works like a CHARM.
and...when it QUITS working, I will keep the OLD WOODEN BUCKET.....
 I like the looks of it !.. beats me WHY !!
I'm just sayin'.....
Yes, sir....MR. SWEET got that freezer down from the attic and
we made the BESTEST VANILLA ICE CREAM for our sweet kids and grandkids...
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Now, I know most EVERYone has their own good recipe for ICE CREAM...
and, I, myself, have about a KIZILLION recipes...
but THIS is the one MR. SWEET made for us on MEMORIAL DAY....
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4 CUPS SUGAR
4 EGGS
1 LG. CAN CARNATION EVAP. MILK
1 PINT HALF AND HALF
LOTS of VANILLA
of course, you can add any flavoring, fruit, nuts...
(we just about pitch a hissy fit for BANANA NUT ice cream, at least ONCE during the hot summertime..)
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Then you just fill up to the FILL LINE on your freezer with milk...
It was really good and we had a Vanilla Cake with True Fudge Icing
but.....I never did get even ONE photo of it...too busy making sure I got a PIECE of it !!
This little tiny bit of frozen heaven is all that was left...
I just nearly didn't even have enuf  left to make a pretty picture for you....
Have a blessed day and know that you are loved.

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute cherry post. Your tablescape is beautiful. I love sweet cherry.

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for sharing your cheery cherry post. I have a set of the mugs...people give me cherry things all the time. Guess why? Cherry Kay

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a cute setting. Thanks for sharing this again.

janis said...

BJ~ It's new to me...I havent gone back to read old post but maybe I should next time I am under the weather & looking for fun reads.
Anyway~ what a cheery Cherry post! Love the Cherry Dishes & wanted to jump through the internet to sample that ice cream with cherries! YUMMY!
Have a lovely week~

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Yum, yum, yum. Love the dishes and excuse me, but what is that cosmo glass??? Whatever it is looks wonderful!!! xoxo

Shug said...

Hi there Bj..

Beautiful tablescape! Cherries! Oh yes, I love cherries..Cherry ice cream, cherry pie, fresh cherries, all kinds of cherries...as a matter of fact, I would love to have some right now...
this post is gorgeous as usual...thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing the ice cream recipe...Can't wait to try it...
Hugs,
shug

NanaDiana said...

Well ma'am...did you know we live in the cherry capital of the world, Door Co, Wisconsin? Yes, indeedy! They ship all over from here and you can get cherry anything..lip balm, candy, ice cream, dishes, pie, hmmm...maybe not cherry deodorant..well, maybe even that-not sure.

Love that post and I am about ready to dig our old ice cream freezer out now that it is almost summer here...and finally warm enough to freeze some.

I'll bet that set of dishes got sent to the main distribution center and split up from there. Happens all the time. Sad!

I know your week is busy but I hope it is busy AND wonderful! xo Diana

Vee said...

Oh now I'm hankering for some cherries. Love'em. Sweet repeat...especially since it's all brand new to me. You could get away with this for quite some time if all your readers were newbies.

Oh that quilt! A masterpiece!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love cherries, too. I have the best recipe for cherry/almond coffee cake. Yum! Your cherry dishes are so cute. What a great find!

I agree that everything looks pretty in white ironstone.

But I must admit that red and white is my favorite color combination!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Well this is just the cherriest yummiest post! Those dishes are just adorable BJ! And that big pot of cherries looks so tempting! this whole post just put a big 'ol happy smile on my face! Have a most cherry...er..cheery day!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh BJ, your posts are ALWAYS Delicious! and Oh Yes, I was ALWAYS in love with cherries too! "Life is just a bowl of cherries"(had to get that out). The set of three is JUST BEAUTIFUL! "BUT" My very very very favorite thing "IS" your Dear Mom's quilt!!! OMG what a lucky lady you are!!!
Thank you so much for sharing all these goodies.
Big Hugs to you,
Donna

Sheree said...

BJ you have the cutest dishes! Be sure and post the pics of the pound cake you are gona make from Tina's!!
I made your Peanut butter cookies today! Guess I can make the cake tomorrow!! :) And for sure add a few more miles to my walking :-)

Pondside said...

This post was new to me, so I enjoyed it very much. What a cheery cherry table!

Emily said...

bj, I love the white ironstone with those gorgeous cherries. It sure has the WOW for a tablescape. And the cherry set was such a fun find, love them. The homemade ice cream looks so good for this heat wave we're in here. Reminds me I need to replace my ice cream maker (mine bit the dust) before the kids come home again for the weekend. Got a little almost three year old grandson we need to introduce to HMIC, I'm sure he'll love it like his daddy did when he was little.. Hope you have a great week doing no telling what!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love that big ole bowl of cherries BJ! I'm looking for them this year, I want to make cherry jam:@)

Marlis said...

Great find at GW! I've never been so lucky. But savers has had some goodies.. you might check there for more pieces. Love the cherry dishes and those cherries look amazing... Happy Monday and many blessings, marlis

jennspeacornpopnuts said...

Oh - boo. I lost my first comment and have to rewrite it. I keep making operator errors! Anyway, what I said was, that I came by to see what photo program you use - realized you have added tabs to your header - visited them and now am more curious about disclosure policies than before. So I'll have to check that out. The blessings you have in your life pour out - cuz you always bless me in turn. Thank you! SO glad I found your blog and you! Thanks, so much! Love, Jenn

Mallorie said...

Thanks for visitng my blog!!! :-) I'm your newest follower! :-) I LOVE cherries in the summertime! I have some in my fridge right now! As for the old time ice cream maker, HOW COOL! :-) I love it!!!!

no spring chicken said...

Looks good enough to eat! ;)

Blessings, Debbie

Screaming Sardine said...

I LOVE cherries! I'm inwardly squealing in delight over those dishes!!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Rita said...

What a beautiful post Bj! Love cherries, but is will be a while before they are on our supermarkets.
Hope you have a nice week full of fun activities.
Rita

Cozy Little House said...

Why is it I always leave here feeling hungry...
Brenda

La said...

Mmm...homemade ice cream is one of my favorite summertime treats.