Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wonderful Watermelon Table



Welcome to Red Couch Recipes and to my Watermelon Tablescape!  What says summer more than WATERMELONS?   They are bright, red, fun, and juicy -- all these things describe summer.

I set the table on the deck where we eat almost every day.


 I filled the watermelon pitcher with some Barberry bush branches.


Here's a full table view.


And another...I love how the black and white napkins add some "pop" to this table.


Are you ready for some refreshing watermelon dessert.  Trust me, it's tasty, cool, and refreshing.  My children and I ate dessert before dinner tonight.


See, we didn't eat them all, we saved you some.


Thanks for dropping by (or drooping if you are hot) my Red Couch where it is rainy and cool today in the high desert.

Watermelon Tablescape

Red Placemats, black dinner plates:  Wal-Mart
Watermelon Salad Plates, Condiment Holder, and Pitcher:  Robert's Arts and Crafts
Red Goblets:  Costco
Green Glassware:  Dollar Store
Flatware:  World Market

Posted with the following:  Tablescape Thursday, Wow Us Wednesday


31 comments:

Julie Harward said...

We are getting lots of rain too. I LOVE your table setting..it is so cheery and looks just like a watermelon! How fun to eat on the deck every night! Love that dessert too..YUM! You ought to come see my watermelon pie...;D

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GREAT table Joni!! I love watermelons -- red and green are my favorite colors :)

Blessings!
Gail

Dianne said...

That's a darling table. I love the barberry in the watermelon pitcher. Are you going to share the dessert recipe?

The White Farmhouse said...

Love this color combination on the table and the watermelon theme is just perfect! Great job Joni! I am not even a watermelon fan but I love this. I may have to go on the hunt for some watermelon plates now!

once in a blue moon said...

the ice cream looks fab~

La said...

Fantastic tablescape Joni. It's just perfect for summer.

Gina said...

A perfect summer tablescape! I love how the black & white napkins add a twist. Mmmm...your dessert looks delish.

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE the black & white checkered napkin on there!!!!! That really rocks!!! Really fresh!

Babs said...

Great Summer tablesape. Love the watermelon plates and bowls and the dessert look sooo cool and refreshing.
Great tablescape and thanks for the cool wishes. It's so hot here.
Babs

Sandy said...

Love it, especially how you mixed and matched with the napkins. Want to try that dessert NOW!!!

Marlis said...

Love your watermelon table. So ccol and refreshing. Your napkins certainly do make everything pop. Happy summer, thanks for sharing, xo marlis

Marlis said...

oh i meant to say I want dessert! it looks scrumptious.

Designs By Pinky said...

What a fun, colorful, inviting table!!! May I please join you for dessert!!!! It looks delish! Hope you will share the recipe too! Love your pitcher too. XO, Pinky

Julie Harward said...

YOU STINKER! You drove right past my home and didn't stop?! I might have looked like crap and you would have not wanted me to be your blog friend but hey! LOL No, I know...Yes we have hiked that hike a few times and jumped off the falls, it is beautiful. This whole country is God's special little secret I think. Come buy our house...I wish a family would all go together and buy it to share..or a group of friends. It could be an awesome B&B too or a healing retreat...send buyers please! We need to get Ron retired and we want to go serve in the SG temple and go on some missions, that is why it's for sale. :D

Pondside said...

That's a pretty table! We have watermelon once a summer and we always ask ourselves why we don't have it more often.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your cute watermelon table Joni! The napkins are a fun pop of color too. I've only picked up one watermelon so far this summer... think I'll get one for this weekend:@)

Debbie said...

This is so cute, right on down to the dessert. I hope you're going to show us how to do it.

I love the choice of the black and white napkins with this. I wouldn't have thought of it, but they are perfect.

Maria said...

I did a watermelon tablescape a few weeks ago and had great fun with it, so I couldn't wait to see yours! You did an amazing job! I think watermelon says "summer" in such a big way! What a happy, delicious fruit. And what a charming table!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Beautiful! I love everything and ghat dessert looks delicious. Is it layered sherbet sprinkled with chocolate chips? How clever!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to know how you made that refreshing dessert. The tablescape is charming.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

The watermelons are sooo lovely.

Thank you for sharing

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

tammylovesdishes said...

Great watermelon tablescape!. I love the checked napkins and the black plates; the look really pulls out the red and green of your watermelon pieces. Beautiful!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun! Who wouldn't love a watermelon tablescape! Love how you've mixed it up for your delightful table.

freerangegirl said...

Fantastic table and what a great desert!

Natasha in Oz said...

Now I'm really looking forward to summer...oh how I love watermelon!

Hope you have been well and enjoying summer. Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
Natasha.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I just love this plates, watermelons are so sweet and fun, also, they give a very happy look to everything! Love this tablescape! I just dropped from TT at, BNOTP. Love, FABBY

CNM said...

Love love love the watermelon theme. Gotta keep my eye out for my own. And that dessert looked heavenly! Everything looks so pretty

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janice15 said...

vERY PRETTY LOVE ALL THE COLORS THEY ARE DIVINE. THANK YOU...THE SHERBERT LOOKED GOOD AS WELL. HAPPY SATURDAY.

Entertaining Women said...

Delightful summer tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Jacqueline said...

What a fun table. That watermelon pitcher is great. Can you believe for years and years I didn't like watermelon? Now I love it. The whole table is delightful, and I would love to start with dessert first too!

Dining Delight said...

Watermelons are the perfect summertime fruit to base a tablescape on and you've captured the colour and fun terrifically! Love the dishes and the centerpiece you created using the pitcher. Just looking at that dessert makes me feel refreshed!

DD

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