It has been WATERMELON WEEK all week long on Red Couch Recipes! There isn't anything that says summer like watermelons!
I had fun doing this tablescape on my back patio. We don't eat there very often because it seems like such an effort to carry all the dishes down; we ususally eat on our upstairs deck during the summer. Yet, the backyard patio has its charms and I hope to dine there more often this summer.
Welcome to Tablescape Thursday and Alphabe-Thursday where the letter of the week is "W" for Watermelons!
I began with the black plates I have had for years from Wal-Mart and added these cute watermelon plates that I bought at Robert's Arts and Crafts, a great local craft store. Roberts carries a line of less expensive dishware, such as the watermelon plates. They also carry an expensive line. Usually both lines are rather seasonal. I don't think it's a secret that I would be drawn to the cheaper dishes!
Just for fun I put the glasses on the salad plates. Today the glasses are empty; earlier in the week I made a watermelon frappe. You can find the recipe HERE.
Here's a sideview. Sorry, I couldn't get an overhead shot today; there's an umbrella in the way!
I love the little watermelon condiment server; this was also bought at Robert's.
I made these cute Rice Krispies Watermelon slices earlier in the week. The watermelon pitcher was also bought at Robert's. You can find the instructions for them HERE. They were fun and easy to make.
In our State, probably like yours, each community has their own summer festival. Ferron celebrates Peach Days while Pleasant Grove Utah celebrates Strawberry Days. If there weren't peaches or strawberries at these community festivals, I would be disappointed! When I used to live in the Sacramento area, there was a tomato celebration, but nary a tomato or tomato product was to be found. I hope things have changed there! So what would WATERMELON WEEK be without the real thing!
Have a slice before you go and thanks for stopping by for WATERMELON WEEK!
I am posting this with Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday and Susan's Tablescape Thursday.