June 29, 2017

Set the Table - Strawberry Hill


Set the Table - Strawberry Hill




In Ontario, locally grown strawberries are pretty much over by the end of June.  If it is not too hot they will sometimes last until early July.  
Strawberry season is very short.




They look yummy.  There was too much rain and not enough sun.  Although they look good they are not very sweet.

I'll be forced to eat them with ice cream.




I have set the table in the breakfast nook.





The title of this blog, "Strawberry Hill", is really a reference to the dishes of the same name.  They are produced by Wedgewood.












The two-tiered tray is filled with dishes, a pair of roosters, napkins, and a tea caddy.






The Red Roosters on the table contain strawberry jam all ready to spread onto toast.


















The dinner plate and bread and butter plate are Strawberry Hill.

See how we folded our napkins.
THREE FAVOURITE SUMMER NAPKINS














Find some locally grown strawberries while you can.  They will soon be gone until next year.


Set the Table - Strawberry Hill




Elements Used on this table...

White damask tablecloth, it is one I've had for a long time.
Placemats, Pier 1
Dinner plates and bread and butter plates, Strawberry Hill, by Wedgewood.
Square plates, Spice Route Paprika, Pier 1
Napkins, Lenox
Stainless Steel Cutlery, Bombay
Red Roosters, Pier 1
Spoons for jam, Home Sense
Toast Rack, Jingles in Cannington, Ont.
Two-tiered black tray, Pier 1
White plates in the two-tiered tray, Richmond, by Johnson Bros., and Coastline.
Frame with 32 cent stamp, thrift store.
Napkins in the tray, Home Sense.
The handcrafted bowl containing strawberries, thrift store.
Strawberries, locally grown from Sobeys.



Thank you for stopping by





Barbara


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28 comments:

  1. Poor baby, forced to eat those strawberries with ice cream! I had my first local berries last weekend in Northern Michigan and they looked much like yours -- each one perfect, so sweet they needed no sugar. Nice, plump, perfect. I think I probably have one or maybe two more market days to nab some more. (I bought four quarts. We ate four quarts. In three days. At least there aren't loads of calories in a quart of strawberries!)

    Your table is lovely and I think that would be a pretty darned wonderful Canada Day celebration table as well! I send you good wishes on your holiday and 150 years! I can't remember if I have told you how much I love Canada and in fact am having my first visit to Quebec City in August (Rick will ride his bicycle there from here and I'll meet him!). Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. You're really making me feel bad about my lousy strawberries. You've eaten four quarts already without sugar. Yours were so perfect! I am laughing so hard I can hardly type.

      I think you will really like Quebec City, especially the old city. I haven't been there for a few years. Does Rick's bicycle have a motor? (This is my concerned voice.)

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  2. I love your strawberry China! Strawberries are the perfect summer fruit :)

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    1. Strawberries are wonderful any time of year. We are lucky that we can always get them. Thank you for stopping by, Jenn.

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  3. Barbara, what beautiful vignettes! I love those dishes, and the red square between the two Strawberry Hills is smashing!

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    1. hsnk you, Jean. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Everything looks so pretty, so nice! And I hate it that you will be forced to eat them with ice cream :) Thank you Barbara for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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    1. Thank you. I suffered through the ice cream. (:

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  5. Beautiful, I love the strawberry theme! ‪Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!‬

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  6. Strawberries and ice-cream are a match made in Heaven! Thanks for sharing #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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    1. Yes, they are. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Beautiful table setting ideas! I love strawberries! Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  8. Such a pretty tablesetting. Strawberries as a theme is so summerlike.

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    1. Thank you, Debra, for taking the time to comment.

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  9. I love, love, love this table settings. The entire vingette is lovely. Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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    1. Thank you, Clearissa. I am glad you like it.

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  10. Beautiful table Barbara. Such a fitting title of your blog post, the red is just gorgeous and I love how you stacked the dishes. It's just perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Christine for the lovely compliment.

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  11. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  12. So pretty! I love it when we're in fresh strawberry season. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post, Carol, and thank you for stopping by.

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  13. Your table setting is truly lovely. Thank you or sharing it with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared it on social media.

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