Monday, July 1, 2013

Dots, Checks & Roses Tablescape

Before I begin, can I just complain about the weather for a second?
I believe we had 19 days of rain in June.  Here we are,
July 1st and what's it doing?
I feel like I live in a jungle or a rainforest.
Everything is ridiculously green, but goodness, it's depressing.
I think it's time to buy a boat, or an ark, or something.

Thank you for allowing me to vent.  Now on to the post....


I don't believe I've shared a tablescape with you for 3 months now.

That's pretty sad, so I'm going to remedy that right now.

This is one of my favorite sets of dishes. 
 I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love them. 
They are from 222 Fifth. 

These dishes have everything I love...dots, checks, roses...pretty colors
and a vintage feel.

White charger:  Oneida Factory Outlet
Gingham flatware:  Spiegel
Dot napkins:  Joann Fabrics
Dot tumblers:  Target

The dinner plate.  

Insert big and dreamy **sigh.**

 You can find the recipe for my strawberry hand pies, right here.  

As always, thanks for visiting me today!
Linking to:
All Things Thursday at Posed Perfection
  Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
 Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of  Mrs. Olson

Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Oh, Gina....this is my favorite! I love it! :D

    The plates need to visit me! ;P

    I think this is a fun tablescape for Independence Day.


  2. Gina, This table is just adorable! So sweet and feminine! You put it together perfectly!!!! LOVE!

  3. I. Love. Those. Dishes!! I want to find those. :)

  4. You tablescapes are always so cute and full of the nicest details. I love those dishes, too!

    Tell me about the rain! I'm just glad my flowers are loving it!


  5. You had me at DOTS!

    Love the whole tablescape.

    : o )

  6. I love your dishes and your tablescape. It makes me feel happy when I look at it!

  7. Oh I love those plates too! I thought they were Cath Kidston! Love your table!


  8. Love it, very sweet and fresh for summer!!!

  9. It's my favorite!!!! I'd set my table like that every single day if I had those! :D

  10. This post reminds me of my daughter when she was young. I'll explain. When there would be a hot August day she'd go to her closet, and take a parka and wore it outside... it was funny because you had this huge parka and then two skinny legs in flops ahahahaha. And when we were in those dreadful winter days - cold, rainy and whatnot - she'd want to dress her swimming suit and go on the rain.

    You also defied weather witches with this post, Gina. And avvoided their wrath because they were so charmed by it - even witches are hopeless with so much beauty and whimsy. I know I am. Worth waiting for (regarding you "been a while I posted a tablescape ;)"... really going to PIN this. Awesome!

    Thank you for sharing,


    P.S. If life was fair I'd have those dishes, half of this heatwave and half of your rain. It isn't. But at least you have the perfect dishes ;).

  11. Such a fun tablescape!!
    If it makes you feel any better we have had nothing but rain as well here in Ontario. Today looks like rain.....
    Do you want to know what I do when it rains...SHOPPING!

  12. Oh Gina, the tablescape is so adorable. Love the polka dots and the floral plates.....Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

  13. Gina, this is so gorgeous! I am always amazed at how you put things together. I struggle in that area.
    And it's been raining here in NC for what seems like forever! My garden is crazy over grown... tomatoes are bursting open... tired of rain!

  14. First of all, so sorry about your rain. We could use some so please direct it our way (western cO) just not on July 4th. ok?
    I think you already know your table scape is absolutely fantastic and awesome. You have the neatest stuff. Where do you keep it all? This set is one of my very very favorites, so vintage looking, to me at least. Love it all Gina, you get a big gold star. Happy 4th.

  15. Love this table setting! I would love to see your dish cupboards!, WOW! Hope the sun shines soon for you!

  16. I don't know whether you have blogged with those dishes or I have seen them somewhere out and about or what, but I know I've seen them and LOVED them before. They are so happy. I would love a set like that, and I really love the way you've used them. Just so pretty!

  17. Love this! These dishes are so sweet!

  18. Hi Gina, I just found your blog today. Your home is lovely! I love your style and your touches : ) This table setting is adorable! All of my favorite colors and combos - especially the polka dots. Love it all!!!


  19. What a beautiful tablescape! You always put together the prettiest tables. Beautiful!

  20. I am all about gingham these days, in fact, I told my family I've gone gingham style LOL! Your table is adorable Gina. Hope you are enjoying your summer so far.

  21. I am in LOVE with it all. I just found red and white polka dot utensils on Amazon - they should arrive tomorrow - but I never thought of Speigel for flatware.

    Enjoy the day!

  22. Super stinking cute table. As always. I can see why they are a fav. Love them!!!! They are totally YOU too. Not to be confused with U2.

  23. Oh Gina, I absolutely LOVE this table! Those dishes would be my favorites, too. Everything looks perfect with them...the cute flatware and napkins and the dotted tumblers. What fun it would be to sit at your sweet table.

  24. Gorgeous tablescape! Very summery looking. Love the dinner plates.

  25. Oh, Gina! This is so very pretty. I'm sorry I am just now getting over here to visit you. What a beautiful table you have set. I'd be honored if you linked it up to my new All Things Thursday Blog Hop. Here's the link...hope to see you there!

  26. Gina, I love, love these dishes too! I only have 4 little plates and a tiered stand. Mines different than yours. I picked them up at T.J. Maxx a few years. Kicking myself ever since that I didn't buy more. Love your tablescape! Would love if you linked to SYC.

  27. I love polka dots and red. The dishes are really awesome. You are right, they have a vintage kitchen vibe.

  28. Gina, I don't know how I missed this! I adore this tablescape! It's one of my favorites! You always have wonderful ideas! The china is fabulous!

  29. I have these dishes, too, and I adore them! They Re almost always out because I just love them so much. I love your gingham flat wear!!! And all the dotty things, too! Your tablescape is perfect, and the pastries look so yummy!

  30. I love these dishes too but as usual I am so jealous of your checked flatware! So pretty and all is just beautiful.


  31. Very well set in table with beautiful dishes.Red is the colour for a bright day.lovely...:):):)

  32. I love your tablescape - it's perfect. It is so beautifully put together, but your family could still be comfortable eating from it.


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