Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blueberry Tablescape/Blueberry Lemonade Slushie
















Welcome to Day Three of Blueberry Week at Red Couch Recipes!  I am so happy that you decided to join me for Tablescape Thursday!  Today I have set my table around a blueberry theme.  We are loving blueberries right now!  My kids eat them by handfuls!  They taste so good and are so good for you!


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If there is one "foodie" thing that defines our family it would be the making of and eating "slushies."  The Red Couch Family LOVES their "slushies."  A slushie to us is just a can of frozen juice (usually 100 percent juice), water (about 2-1/2 cups), and ice enough to fill the blender leaving about 1-2 inches room at the top of the blender container.  Then grind in the blender until smooth.  Today I also threw in a few handfuls of fresh blueberries.  Please grab a glass and ENJOY!


















The bowls are Pfaltzgraff, the salad plates are from Wal-Mart this year, the white plates are Gibson.




The centerpiece features blueberries in my apothecary jar.  The unbrella in the table makes it difficult to do a centerpiece.  The metal pitcher is from Wal-Mart from years ago.  We always use it when we have slushies.  It reminds me of the metal glasses I used to drink out of when I was a child.

  Here's full view of the table.


Here's a sideview of the table.  We are dining on the patio today.  The rain is coming in, hurry let's eat!



The napkins are from Wal-Mart this year.  The stylish and very versatile napkin ring holders are from the Style Sisters.  I use them frequently!


Thank you for coming and sitting on my Red Couch for a Spell!  Tomorrow we are having a Literary Feast at Red Couch Recipes.  If you have young children or grandchildren, check back and find a fun "Book and Cook" post...of course, it will have something to do with blueberries.

I am posting this with Susan at Between Naps at the Porch's Tablescape Thursday.

24 comments:

KatiePerk said...

Looks so pretty!

Julie Harward said...

That is so attractive to my eyes...YUM! :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A nice cool slushie sounds good right about now-enjoy!

Allie and Pattie said...

Love the table today Joni! Those colors are great and Allie is now bugging me for a slushie!
xoxo Pattie

Bonnie said...

Joni, I would love to sit at this table. It's so pretty.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love how the berries look in that jar...so simple, yet so beautiful! We do smoothies at our house, but I could always have the ingredients to do slushies...I'm going to pick up some juice. Your table is perfect for your theme week! Loved the sorbet recipe too!

Jacqueline said...

What a great table. The smoothies look so yummy. This has been a fun week. I just sat down to start seeing other tables and I heard rain. I went running as my fairies were still out flying around!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my -- this looks like a wonderful way to cool off. Love your pretty blues.

Life is good! said...

what a beautiful table! the smoothies look and sound so refreshing!

Christy said...

those slushies looks so refreshing...which i need, as i have been in the hot kitchen all day cooking and baking! your tablescape is adorable too!

once in a blue moon... said...

so cheerful!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Joni, We love blueberries here too! My table today is a blueberry breakfast table--please come see it--I think you will like it! I also have puzzle pie on it. Your slushie recipe is great. I wonder if it would work in a food processor as I don't have a blender right now. Think I will give it a try! Linda

Entertaining Women said...

You're feasting on blueberries, and we are indulging ourselves in delicious fresh native peaches right now. I adore summer fruits, and I adore your precious tablescape. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay

Dining Delight said...

Love that you put blueberries in the apothecary jar as your centerpiece! Perfect! I'm sure the fabulous glasses you put your slushies in add to their flavour - gorgeous! Your dishes are terrific and I especially like the woven texture placemats!

DD

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, love the centerpiece...what a nice way to start the day.

Pondside said...

I love the candy-jar look of the centrepiece!

The Tablescaper said...

I love blueberries and I love your table! How did I miss those plates at Walmart. I guess it's been awhile since I've been there. It's always worth a quick stroll through.

Now if I could just reach in and grab a slushie.

Hope to see you at Summer Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Barbara said...

Slushies look so yummy! Your table is fresh and summery. The blueberries look great in that jar for a centerpiece.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your blue themed table! So bright and cheerful!

Donna

Sherry said...

Your table is beautiful! Love the blueberry theme. My kids will eat blueberries by the handfuls too. Especially the youngest. Such a good treat. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Marlis said...

ooh love the blueberry centerpiece. Great idea. your slushies sound delish. thanks for sharing.

Pumpkin Tart said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I'm now following!

I do the same thing to make blueberry-lemonade, but I use frozen pink lemonade to do it. The "pink" part comes from raspberry juice/flavoring (depending on the brand) and adds even more dimension to the slush. Yum!

Maria said...

I am definitely making these slushies this weekend! The colors on your table are wonderful and the slushie just enhances the whole thing! I love your dark seagrass placemats. They are very unusual! Everything looks wonderful!

Anita said...

EVery post is getting yummier the farther I go down, lol! Love the tablescape and these beautiful colors!

Engageya