Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wild for Watermelons Tablescape


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.


Jenny Matlock



55 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun. I love your watermelon plates and bowls, just way tooooooo cute. The check napkins are just perfect. Beautiful table and such a creative centerpiece. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very colorful and fun-enjoy! And your frappe looks great!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Joni, love it! I'm watermelon crazy also and the plates are just too cute. Those rice krisy treats that are watermelons, I'm making those. This weekend with the grands, they'll get a kick out of them.
Thanks so much for sharing! Beautiful job!

Mimi said...

Joni, what a cute table...I don't care for the taste of watermelon, but I sure would use those little plates. Love those Rice Krispie watermelons, now those I would eat with no problem, at all!

Allie and Pattie said...

FUN!! I love watermelon and this table is just adorable!!
xoxo Pattie

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My guys love watermelon. I love the tablescape. It would be perfect for a summer evening.

Mary said...

Watermelon Week~ how fun! Love your bowls & dishes~ your frappe looks so refreshing, just what I need for 98 degree weather :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wonderful! And now I'm craving a slice of watermelon! THis table is such fun! Love your watermelon dishes and those rice krispie treats are so cute!

Sarah said...

Joni, what a cute table. I love the black & white napkins and the watermelon slice plates. Cute food to go with the theme. Fantastic post! ~ Sarah
PS
There is a town in TX that has a Watermelon Festival called the Watermelon Thump.

Jo said...

Cute tablescape and I just love the watermelon crispies!!!

Meghan said...

Absolutely adorable!

Christy said...

You have the most amazing things. I love watermelon with a sprinkle of salt. Yum.
Oh, and my kids will be by later for the watermelon crispies! lol!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

wow you put my watermelon table to shame.. I love the black and white idea... why did I not think of this.. and the rice krispie treats I am making I LOVE THE IDEA kudos...

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I have enjoyed all your watermelon posts this week (I am a follower), and this table is just wonderful! I love how you've paired the watermelon dishes with black and white checked napkins -- just stunning together! I'm definitely going to try that watermelon frappe!

GardenofDaisies said...

My mouth is watering right now. I may have to run to the store and pick up a watermelon!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Cute watermelon dishes! Pretty setting.

Charo

Miss Merry said...

I love your watermelon dishes. You have a very Summer-y tablescape. And the rice krispie treats are adorable. We have lots of summer festivals around my neck of the woods, Peach Festival, Melon Festival, etc. In southern Ohio (Darke County) they have a Moonshine Festival - really!

Style Sisters said...

Joni,
Those watermelon dishes are adorable! So cute against the black plates...it makes them just pop! The condiment holder is just as cute. Great job on the whole tablescape. I have been so busy and my brian has been numb so I can't remember if you received your napkin rings yet? If not they should be there any time...your winner let me know today that she recieved hers today and she loves them. :)

Karin :)

Brenda said...

That was great fun! I love all you ideas and I went to check out the recipe for the frappe. I think it sounds very refreshing.

mbkatc230 said...

Guess we were on the same wavelength this week! Nothing says summer to me like watermelon. Those dishes are adorable, and I really love the pitcher. Sarah told you about the Watermelon Thump already - it's in a little town called Luling just down the road a piece from Austin. It's lots of fun! Kathy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joni, I am wild about this watermelon and black tablescape. The black makes the red pop. Such a great upscale take on watermelons!
I love the black staw mats!
so adorable!
Yvonne

mrs. c said...

When watermelons are ripe there is nothing better. Your tablescape is so full of summertime, it makes me smile!

Short and Sweet said...

Wonderful and very creative. I love your color combinations.

Jenny said...

What a wonderful watermelon link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W"!

We don't have Robert's here and I suspect it is a good thing we don't. The things you bought there were wonderful...I would have to try and find space for them in my already over-laden cupboards!

I think my Grands would love to make your watermelon rice krispies recipe. I'm going to find it and print it out now!

Thank you for helping to make this meme so wildly wondrous!

A+

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What an adorable Watermelon table! I created a similar table last summer, though my dishes were just melamine. Those little watermelon rice krispie treats are just the cutest. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What an adorable table! I love watermelon and had some this afternoon. Those plates are so cute! Great colors and accessories. Love all your recipes this week!

Christy said...

what a great tablescape and i love the watermelon rice krispies...so clever.

Annesphamily said...

I am so hungry for watermelon! I need to buy one soon! This post was wonderfully fun. I love the watermelon bowls, plates and I want a watermelon rice krispie treat! Wonderful W post! Anne

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I am lovin those watermellon dishes, they are just absolutely adorable, your table is just wonderful, I love the black and white with the red watermelon, I have to go back and look again, thanks

Johanna said...

Joni, if one don't feel the summer at that table, I can't help me. I love your cheerish watermelon plates and bowls. So cute.
Greetings, Johanna

Cheryl D. said...

Happy W day! What a fun tablescape! I love it.

Tracy said...

I am sitting here drooling thanks have to go to work with dribble on my shirt.
Lovely post I would never be that co ordinated

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That recipe sounds so good and refreshing. Your table looks wonderful will all the watermelon dishes and accessories. The watermelon Rice Krispie Treats were amazing.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I love the rice crispy treat watermelons! How festive! I also love to name of your blog, when we bought our house this past year I bought new red couches for the living room, so I am a bit partial to red couches :)

amariaf2000 said...

I love this watermelon tablescape!! I love how you did black and white to go with it! That is very beautiful!!

~angela @ peonypatch
www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

5thsister said...

Nothing says summer like good old watermelon! Your tablescape is quite fetching as well!

Barbara said...

Roberts sounds like a great place to shop! I love the checked napkins with the watermelon dinnerware. It is very summery and festive.

Cheryl said...

I love the tablescape and those watermelon treats are gorgeous. I don't think I'd eat them. I'd just stare at them for a while then give 'em to the neighborhood kids.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I love all-things watermelon! Must be the red/green combo (my 2 favorite colors). My dear friend and her family are watermelon farmers and I would love to find this set of dishes for her :)

Blessings!
Gail

One Mama said...

Loving the watermelon theme! I wrote about watermelons too. I think we will be trying to Rice Krispies soon.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Summer and watermelons go together like peaches and cream...very cute theme!!!

Carrie said...

Oh, I need to get some of those watermelon plates. GREAT tablescape.

jeff campbell said...

Such great tableware! Nice photographs too:-) Peace and blessings

laterg8r said...

those watermelon rice crispies are so cool looking :D

Catherine said...

What a fun W post, I love the watermelons!
Blessings,
Catherine

Melinda Cornish said...

very summery and cute...nothing says summer like a big slice of watermelon!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are the cutest dishes and they make such a great tablescape for summer.

Viki said...

Again another beautiful tablescape. I love watermelon but we haven't bought any this year. I'll have to get on it. The rice krispie treats are so cute ;-) You sure love your dishware. You must have a lot of space to store all of it, ha. Great W post.

Anna said...

Great choice of W-word, 'Watermelon'. Lovely table-setting. Wish I had been there to help you all with the watermelons!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's W-Words

Tati said...

Great tablescape!:) I especially like the side shot, and those great watermellon plates! Tati

Bill said...

Fun post! For some reason I seem to be craving watermelon now ... hmmm ... ;)

Have a great weekend!

Regards,
Bill

GFDINER - Kathy said...

Fun Post. Now I want some watermelon. It is on my grocery list for tomorrow.

Jingle said...

I ate watermelon before visiting you...
lovely w post.

H said...

Not another one!!! I'm already drooling over the thought of eating watermelon. It's no good. I'm gonna have to go shopping.

Love the tablescape; it is so bold and colourful :)

Designs By Pinky said...

Joni, I am so glad I found this post! I just got some watermelon plates and am planning a watermelon tablescape too! My dishes are just shaped like a wedge of watermelon though. I love yours!!!! Wish we had that store here in Pa.!!!! Sounds like a place I could be dangerous in:):) I am a confessed dishaholic so places like that are dangerous for me:). Love the pitcher and condiment server too. The black really is so pretty with the plates! XO, Pinky

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