Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summertime Watermelon & Tea

Summers in Oklahoma are hot and this year everything is growing like a weed thanks to record rainfall.  Even with this heat and humidity I still enjoy a cup of  hot tea in the morning so I paired my tea time with cold watermelon slices.    




I found the cute little teapot at Goodwill for $3.oo a few months ago and thought it would be perfect for a themed tablescape.   I have been looking for some watermelon plates or bowls and found the perfect little slices at Pier One...even the shade of red was a perfect match to the teapot.  Love that!








I started with a summery red gingham tablecloth.   I added lime green placemats, then a white charger topped with my favorite cabbage plates and finally the  watermelon slices.  




I used the matching napkins with
 cute red gingham trim.


The English teacups were from an estate sale..I'm still looking for teacups with a watermelon theme..but thought these
would blend in fine for now.



The green majolica plates are some of my favorites to collect.  The geranium leaf plate came from a antique  store but I don't think it is vintage.  
I found the sunflower plate for $1.00 at a
thrift store - such a bargain!






The tiered server was  perfect for all those watermelon slices and I added some lime green hydrangeas...they are so pretty right now in my garden in various shades of green with hints of mauve and purple..I love how they change colors throughout the season.   







Lastly I added a watemelon scented candle. 





Watermelon is so refreshing on these hot summer days....I'm even going to make a melon soup for a first course tonight with the leftover melon.... hope you are finding creative ways to stay cool this summer!    

This week I'm linking with:


The House in the Roses-Show off your Cottage Monday
Linda at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesdays
Marty's Tabletop Tuesdays
Susan's BNOTP Tablescape Thursdays
Chari's Sunday Favorites
and
The Tablescaper's Summer Sundays




64 comments:

  1. Hi, I loved your tablescape! Watermelom pieces are Wonderful! Great!I follow your blog everyday,and I like too much ! Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

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  2. What a darling teapot! How could anybody want to give that away? Your tablescape is so cute.
    Wonderful job. I'm planning a watermelon themed one, too. :) Wish I had those cute plates, though.
    D

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  3. oh this is darling! i love love love your tea pot, the whole table is perfect!

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  4. Totally charming. I love watermelon items, and your teapot is too cute for words. I'm happy it found you! Your table setting is very pretty and refreshing.
    Santa Fe was fun, and we had perfect weather while there. I thought of you when I was out trifting. :-)
    ~ Sarah

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  5. Very cute. I love hot tea any time any weather. Same goes for coffee. We used to live in OK , but have lived about 28 years in in SC. The humidity here is much worse than OK. But the heat or temps are very similar ;-)in the summertime.Ps. I have been married for 33 years too!

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  6. There is nothing better than cold watermelon on a hot day in Oklahoma. Your tablescape is fun, love it.

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  7. Such a pretty table, Sonia. I really love those napkins with the red and white checks.

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  8. That is wonderful! You put it all together beautifully, and what bargains you found!!

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  9. I just love your watermelon tablescape! Here in GA we love our watermelons too. Would love to have your watermelon soup recipe! We have been hotter this summer than I think we have ever been...heat indexes up to 110 some days! It's been awful. I'm looking forward to fall!

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  10. What a lovely, summertime tablescape.
    Who would have thought to create a tablescape around watermellon! You, that's who! And, it's so creative.

    Love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  11. That watermelon looks so good! I love your majolica plates and cute watermelon accessories. Great tablescape.

    I agree about the hydrangeas. Love the pretty changing colors.

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  12. OMGosh...this is just absolutely DELIGHTFUL. I love every thing you have here and the way you put it all together. The little teapot is adorable...hope you find the cups and I, too, will be looking for some. If I should find them, I'll ship 'em right on to you! :)
    xo bj

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  13. Hello
    I very much enjoyed viewing your lovely table-setting. I absolutely adore the watermelon tea-pot and plates..! ;-)
    Hugs,
    Kathleen

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  14. Hello! What a lovely find! You've matched the teapot perfectly! The table and the food look yummy! And I don't like watermelon! I know, I'm weird!
    :)
    Kathy

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  15. What a great teascape! I love the gingham with all the watermelon stuff! The little plates are cute too. What time is tea? Joni

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  16. Oh this is too cute! Love it all!...Christine

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  17. oh my, how cute are all those watermelons.. That teapot is amazing..~!

    Sonny

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  18. Sonia, Your table is colorful and fabulous. Love the watermelon teapot and plates. You've paired it up nicely with the green plates and the red and white checked tablecloth. So very, very pretty!

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  19. Oh this is just fabulous. I love the teapot and all the gorgeous watermelon dishes you found. Such a beautiful table setting. Awesome. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  20. Adorable and refreshing.
    Sweet Blessings,
    Virginia

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  21. I love your watermelon theme - how adorable and very inspiring!
    <>< Concetta

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  22. Really cute, what a great way to start the day-enjoy!

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  23. I love watermelon on a hot day!! And that tea set is adorable!

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  24. I love watermelon in the summer too! Your table it so cute, the teapot...dishes...tablecloth...napkins...well, I just love it all! Thanks so very much for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  26. delightful!!i love the way you mixed the pieces together!! so cheery and happy!
    thank you,
    donna

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  27. I adore your watermelon tablescape, it is so refreshing and cool...the teapot wow it is perfect with those wonderful plates, what a great job, loved looking at all the pictures, thanks for sharing...

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  28. Such a cheerful table. I love those watermelon slice plates. You got a great bargain on the teapot and the sunflower plate. I love the red gingham with it.

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  29. Mmmmmm! I love watermelon! The red gingham looks so great paired with the watermelon plates. I really like your cabbage plates too. So refreshing and summery!

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  30. Sonia,
    this vibrant red against the green is a very classy and happy color combination. And naturally watermelons have that combo. That alone looks so refreshing. But you have so cute watermelon items! How nice is this teapot. The whole table is just summer fun! Thank you for sharing this nice idea.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  31. Oh, that teapot is just darling! And you've done a fabulous job of building a great tablescape around it! LOVE it with the red gingham, and those gingham-trimmed napkins are great!

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  32. Oh, my my. I love your table setting. I love anything with gingham and then you throw in my favorite colors. So cute. That teapot is adorable and isn't that great that the plates you found match so well. Just like they were meant to be together.

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  33. I love watermelon and your tablescape worked around it was just so clevere! It is just so bright and perfect for summertime! I love gingham!!!

    Happy I found my way to your blog, aren't Susan's parties awesome?

    Nancy~

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  34. I adore your tablescape! I bet you were thrilled when you found that teapot, especially for that price! I'm sure you were excited to find the exact shade of watermelon plates. I know I would have been. You did a great job putting it all together.

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  35. Red gingham just says summer and fun, and you have put it together with the watermelon so nicely! So cool and refreshing! What is melon soup? I've never heard of using watermelon for soup! Sounds like it could be yummy! Linda

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  36. My mouth was watering at the sight of that watermelon. I loved the table and all your watermelon accessories.

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  37. Hi, your table look so fresh and deliciuous.
    Cute!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  38. Sonia, that teapot is adorable...just as the watermelon wedges are! It all looks so nice on the gingham tablecloth.

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  39. Love your blend and mix and match -- who doesn't love watermelon! Perfect summer table.

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  40. Now isn't that just the cutest, most colorful tea set! Love it! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  41. So fun and cheerful - I LOVE IT!!!
    :)
    Zuzu

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  42. What a fun table!!! Love the gingham tablecloth, but that teapot really steals the show. Of all the watermelon dishes I've seen, I've never seen anything as adorable as that tea pot.

    I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays" amd would love to have you come and join in the fun. It's all about what summer means to YOU! Hope you'll join in!

    - The Tablescaper

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  43. Hello sweet friend!

    Girl, I'm in love with your darling watermelon teapot! It's just too cute!!! You're absolutely right, the small melon slice plates are a perfect match with the teapot! Don't you just love when that happens! Hehe! Well Darlin', you have done it again! You have managed to set another gorgeous table...so fun and so colorful! I also love the majolica dishware...and I don't have even one piece! I think I need to rectify that little problem...don't you? wink! I sure did enjoy your pretty pieces! They really do look fabulous with the watermelon themed dishware! Ohh...and that watermelon looks sooo yummy! Love that you used your three tiered set for the extra slices. Adding the beautiful hydrangaes was like the icing on the cake...sooo very pretty, Sonia! Also love your red checked gingham table linens...perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty table with us today for Sunday Favorites...such a treat, Girlfriend!

    I also wanted to thank you for the warm welcome back! You're so sweet! I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes, my friend!!! I hope that you're having a wonderful summer as well!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  44. That is so cute! I have never seen a watermelon teapot before. I love it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  45. Hi Sonia,
    Oh, I just love this summery tablescape! I've been eyeing those watermelon plates at Pier 1...hoping they would go on sale. They are a perfect match to your teapot...sooo cute!
    Thanks for joining in this week for our 100th celebration!

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  46. Talk about a summer tablescape! Your table screams summer! Love the watermelon themed plates!

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  47. Thanks so much for coming and being a part of Summer Sundays! I love your tablescape just as much the second time round. It's so fresh and cheery!

    Hope you'll be with us next Sunday too!

    - The Tablescaper

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  48. love your table. I had this bloggie bling for a while too. Love it, Ms. Bloomers. I'm DeniseMarie-Bloomin

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  49. What a fun, cute table! I have some watermelon slice napkin rings that you would love!!!! I am going to have to run to Pier One to see if they still have the plates! The teapot is adorable!!!! XO, Pinky

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  50. I'm catching up... and hadn't visited your watermellon patch table! ADORABLE! I love the colorful and yummy way you set it with all things watermellon.
    Your tea pot is my very favorite! Luscious!
    Yvonne

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  51. Adorable tablescape!


    So wonderful---perfect for summer....

    love, kelee

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  52. Wow, such a colorful, inviting and charming setting...I would be delighted to stop by when this setting is in place!

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  53. Sonia this is just precious for summer dining! I love the fresh and happy colors. So cute!

    Blessings to you sweet friend.
    ~Melissa :)

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