Thursday, February 17, 2011

Copy Cat Challenge

Today I'm taking part in a copy cat challenge. Susan@BetweenNapsonthe Porch doesn't know but I have challenged myself to set a table like hers from last week. I can see some similarities but lets face it, none of us can do a table like Susan!!



















































I don't have a beautiful wicker table like Susan but I covered a small table with this lovely old white cotton tablecloth. I found it in our old farmhouse a couple of years ago and it took me days of soaking to get it nice and white. My intention was to make some cookies to place on the plates but time was limited so I had these red love heart chocolates ready for Valentine's Day so I used them instead.  My red stemware isn't quite like Susans but I still love it. My red and white transferware has come from various junk shop excursions.  To make my 'icecream sundae' like Susan I just filled a milkshake glass with Jaffas and topped them with some scrunched up tissue paper and a straw.

Hope you like my red and white copy cat table!!

Suzy


18 comments:

Debbie said...

You're a good copy cat. Your table looks wonderful, and I'm crazy about your napkins.

Dining Delight said...

What a fun challenge you gave yourself! While I agree that it is very hard to compete with Susan, you've done an admirable job! I really like your tablecloth, dishes and napkins. Nice take on the Sundae!

DD

heloisa de mesquita inoue said...

Realmente! VocĂȘ tem muito bom gosto! Esta muito, mas muito linda a sua mesa!

Donnie said...

Imitation is the best compliment. You did a beautiful job.

Sherry said...

Yes, I agree with Donnie. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. What a pretty table and a fun challenge. I am still looking for a dresser or a coffee table so I can copy Miss Mustard Seed and paint a Union Jack on it. LOL
Thanks for linking up! It is beautiful, love your plates!
Sherry

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

It's beautiful without being overdone! Love the red and white transferware! You really know how to set a table :)
xo,
Michelle

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think your did a great job on this table. Love the napkins, how cute! Thanks for joining JFF this week. hugs, Linda

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

You did a wonderful job! Everything is so pretty!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy

Ms. Bake-it said...

You did a fabulous job! I think your table looks great. I love your red transferware and napkins.

~ Tracy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Suzy...

Ohhh...your red and white Valentine's table is sooo pretty, my friend! You just can't beat the traditional red and white decor for Valentine's Day! Love that beautiful table cloth...and...your white napkins with the red embroidery...GORGEOUS!!! I love those! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table, my friend...this was such a treat!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

koralee said...

Your blog is lovely...and I soooo love this Valentines table...happy Friday Pretties to you. xoxo

Jeanne Selep said...

Oh yummy, I want to look over every piece of your china.

If you doubt my sincerity...
http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentine-hutch.html

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your table is beautiful~ I love red and white! I just did a Valentines table last week too- such a fun table to set! Thanks for sharing this prettiness at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Annie said...

Beautiful! I love the red transferware, and it just reminded me that I haven't unpacked mine from our move! I'll have to track down that box...

I'm visiting from The Home Sweet Home party.

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Suzy. I love those white and red napkins.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the red and white transferware! Beautiful table, Suzy!

Blessings,
Sandi

Entertaining Women said...

Very creative interpretation makes this a wonderful tablescape that really is all yours. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Suzy, your table is lovely! I love red transferware! How's your little grandson? We had our first granddaughter 18 months ago. Isn't being a grandma the best?!!! We're going to visit her on Tuesday! She lives 7 hours away.
Have a great week!
~ Julie