Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flower Power...

I found this set of cute glazed flower pots that are for baking at Goodwill a few months ago.

I thought they were the cutest little pots and would could be better than filling them with yummy carrot cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting?

Come sit, and visit for awhile...

The pretty flowerpot with birds is perfect for a garden centerpiece for my table. I did this same arrangement a while back and loved it so much I decided to do it again! I picked some purple iris, added a few hosta leaves, a yellow day lilly and added them to the flower pot. I love designing floral arrangements and I love how this turned out and I think the garden tools add a bit of whimsy to the table.

If you look closely you can see the garden tools peeking out of the hosta...

I love all the different elements of this table, the blue in the tablecloth with the green placemats and yellow dishes look so pretty together...

The sun is just beginning to set...

The bird statues add a bit of rustic charm. I like how they look like they are very old and covered in moss...

The ivy topiary in the rusty flower pot adds another rustic element to this table...

Cute Frog and Flower Salt and Pepper Shakers...

Lace Bowl...

Garden Plate...

Glazed baking flower pots Goowill.
Garden dinner plates from Goodwill, $.49 cents each!
Yellow Lace Stoneware plates, bowls and teacups with saucers are from JC Penny made by Kennex.
Green glasses are from the Home Goods.
Mystique Flatware is Cambridge found at JC Penney.
Salt and Pepper Shaker frog and rose are from TJ Maxx recently.
Ella Tablecloth and Napkins are from Barwill Linens, purchased on Ebay.
Green place mats from Home Goods.
The Two Green Bird Statues are a recent purchase from Home Goods.
Robins Egg Blue flower pot with birds is a recent purchase from TJ Maxx.
The Garden Tools in my centerpiece are called "Garders Eden" and were a recent purchase from Home Goods.
Tall white candle stick with green candle from Home Goods.
Ivy Topiary is from TJ Maxx.
Bench Down Filled Pillows in Gold and Brown are from Home Goods and TJ Maxx.

I'm linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and
Cindy at Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday, please be sure to visit both of them!

I hope you enjoyed your visit, your kind comments, are so appreciated!


  1. Kim,
    What a lovely table! I love the colors and your centerpiece is really pretty. Your cupcakes look good; there's nothing quite as good as cream cheese frosting!


  2. Wonderful colors! Great Goodwill bargains! I love the way you've incorporated whimsical elements in a setting that has a dramatic overall impact. Really impressive!

  3. Love the little flower pot baking dishes. Such a cute table and I love the details.!

  4. You did a fabulous job here, Kim. I love the little flowerpots {who could have parted with them?} and your dishes are so pretty. I am going to take a tip from you and try to use some hosta leaves in my floral arrangements. I have a zillion of them! Pretty, pretty table!


  5. Hi Kim,
    I love your table setting. It's so pretty and the color combinations are so lovely. Those little frog salt and pepper are the cutest things. I also like the use of gardening tools in the centerpiece.

    You are so good at presenting such lovely tables.


  6. I love those sweet little flowers pots. You sure found some wonderful GW bargains! I am jealous that you still have iris to cut. It is a pretty arrangement.

  7. Cute, cute, little flower pots!

  8. What a great find! I love the pots and the frogs are darling!


  9. Kim, You did it again! Wonderful. ya know back in the 90's there were recipes and mixes to make just for those flower pots. Wish I still had em, I'd e-mail to ya...I betr if you looked you could find those recipes online;)

  10. Thank you for showing me another way to use my flowerpot bakers! Never thought about cupcakes! Your table is fabulous ... theme is really nice.

  11. Your table is so gorgeous! I love your ideas with the flower pots but I really loved the gorgeous flowers-they are amazing!

    Best wishes,

  12. Your centerpiece is outstanding...its really made a impact to the table setting....every thing on the table is gorgeous. Trish

  13. Cupcakes in the pots.....brilliant!

  14. You did a really nice job putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a great weekend! Mary

  15. sweet table setting. love the colours and the pots just lovely..

  16. Beautiful tablecloth, Kim. The garden plates are adorable. I love those little flower pot dishes, they are just darling.
    Have a great weekend!

  17. Beautiful table and the flower pots idea is just great...I'll guess I'll have to go shopping at GW

  18. Those dishes are too cute! Be sure and visit my blog for PS as I am featuring you and your kind assistance with the mosaic maker!


  19. Hello and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving that sweet comment! The Jersey Shore sounds beautiful! I hope you post photos when you move there. My old high school friend just returned from her summer vacation there! ;) Happy Saturday!

  20. I love your tablescape. Your colors are wonderful and those little flower pots are so adorable! How perfect for the dessert~ That lace plate stole my heart I must say! Love it all. Be blessed. Cindy

  21. Hi Kim! I wanted to invite you to come over to the Etsy Cottage Style Blog where I host the Vintage Alphabet Party for them. This month's party is brought to us by the letters L and M. I'ts fun to see everyones vintage catagory for the monthly given letters. If you'd like to join the party, just post about your vintage L and M pieces. If you're hard pressed for some vintage ideas, how about showing off your Lusterware, Mochaware, Lincoln Log collection, Melamine dishes, Linens (of Course), Moustache Cups, old Library Books, Men's Cuff Links, Loving Cups, your Madge Doll, Limoge, and Memorabilia. I am sure you have some wonderful collections I didn't even think of. This is a week long party so if you decide to join in,or just want to see everyone else's posts,you have plenty of time. Any questions just e-mail me
    Hope you can stop by,
    Brown Gingham Creations

  22. I just love all of your work. It's very detailed and works well together.

    Getting Into Truffle


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