Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cherry ~ Cherry Pie


~ Presidents' Day ~
Monday, February 21, 2011




Mondays are also the day to celebrate

the art of Mary Engelbreit over at The Cherry Chick.




With both in mind,

I've set the table with what else but ~

CHERRIES, of course!




Vintage linens, black and white checks, tartan plaid,

and Mary Engelbreit's own cherry inspired dishes.

Definitely a Mary Engelbreit sort of table!





A vintage cloth 

with sassy lacy details . . .




Holds its own below black ruffled

placemats and a bold tartan plaid charger.




Dinner Plate




Salad Plate




Soup or Cereal Bowl




All layered to give the classic 

Mary Engelbreit look.





Add a bit of vintage 

mother of pearl flatware . . .





And a spoon with 

ginkgo leaf detail . . .




A bit more touch of 

tartan plaid for good measure . . .




And a bit more 

black and white checks.




The special touch 

of a vintage toast rack . . .





Paired with the acorn leaf details of my

favorite butter knife finish off the setting.




As you munch on a bite of bread and butter before

lunch, lean in closely, I've a little secret to share.




All the dishes on this table were "thrifty" finds!

"Goodwill Hunting" @ 99¢ a piece.




Oh, is that bowl still empty?




How about a cherry pie . . .




To finish out the layers for this

Very Cherry Day!


Linking to a lot of parties this week. Please stop by these ladies to see what others are sharing for their weekly memes.

Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

87 comments:

  1. A piece of cherry pie would be most welcome and most appropriate, thank you!
    Lovely table this evening - love the red and black.

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  2. I'm still bummed over the demise of Mary's Home Companion magazine - I've kept every issue and I treasure them! -diane

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  3. Your dishes are very cute! I love your toast rack, I have one but always forget to use it! lol! The pie looks scrumptious!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Love this one!! It's perfect for today, and it would be pretty the other 364 days a year too.

    Can't believe you got such a great GW find, I'm a huge fan of that bold black check that you used with it.

    I just love your style, Sarah.

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  5. Wow, Sarah! What a beautiful tablescape...and a GW find, too! They were waiting for you to find them! Lovely! My mom loved Mary E so her things always remind me of her! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Sarah,
    Your cherry tablescape put me in a cheery mood this Monday morning! What an adorable mix of cherries and plaid dinner and serveware. You grounded it beautifully with the black and white checks and those vintage items were gorgeous. Thank you for setting a cheerful mood to the beginning of my week.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. Of course you know that I am all about this post! How A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E :D I like everything about the table. The cherries, courtly check, the mother of pearl flatware....I love it all! How much fun! The cherry pie looks delish, too!

    Have a great week!

    xoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  8. Dear Sarah,
    your post made me smile about this very happy and cheerful design with cherries and it made my mouth watering about the yummy cake.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  9. What a wonderful table setting. I love the plain chargers!

    Cherry pie sounds good....I am having my morning coffee now...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  10. Oh I just love that table Sarah!
    Cherry pie is my favorite dessert and those dishes are wonderful!
    And what a deal too!
    Cindy

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  11. That's some table you have there. How colorful! :)

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  12. I'm crazy about this table Sarah, and so jealous that you got all of those dishes at such a fantastic price!

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  13. A delightful cheery table setting for a special day.
    What an amazing bargain your ME dishes are, they go so well with the black & white & plaid dishes.

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  14. Hi Sarah, oh, my! What time is lunch? I love your tablescape and think that you are very fortunate to have gotten those dishes for .99 each. You scored and then pulled it all together for us. Thank you.

    Have a wonderful week, friend!

    Kathy

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  15. What a fabulous Mary Inspired table setting.
    I never knew I had a deprived childhood but until recently I never knew such a thing as a toast rack existed. What else have I missed? (Ginko shaped silverware?)

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  16. LOL...oh Sarah! You have made my morning. I'm scrolling down your adorable post and I just burst out laughing when I see the Cherry Pie in the empty bowl...Perfect!
    I started looking at your Cherry dishes that we thought we had alike but as it turns out yours have more details than the set I have. It's strange that they would make the slight change in details. Yours have the little red wavy edge with the black dots and your salad plate is completely covered with cherries. Mine is white in the center with a single cherry. I think I like yours better but I'm still happy to have mine. I think it's fabulous how you've paired them with the red/green plaid, too. You're so creative! And such an awesome story teller.
    If only you were just down the street I'd pop over for just some toast at your beautiful table setting...lol.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us all on ME Monday.
    Now I need to go find a Cherry bowl for my morning cereal.
    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
    ♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
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  17. You always put together the cutest tables...cherries and tartans, who would've thought they would go together so nicely. The cherry pie looks delish!

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  18. Hi Sarah,

    I love these plates AND that pie!

    Tell George "Happy Birthday!"

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  19. What an adorable table! I love the plaid and the cherry plates. I saw some in GW once, but they were in someone elses cart. Curses!! Thanks for linking up this post to JFF. Cute cute cute!! hugs, Linda

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  20. This table is inviting! And the plaid and the cherries go perfectly together! Love all of it!

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  21. Oh Sarah,
    I love your tartan and cherry table setting! It all looks so yummy with that cherry pie too! Very Mary Engelbreit! ~Delores

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  22. This is an amazing post. Thanks for all the hard work on your part to put it all together for all of us to enjoy this week. Your set of dishes is enviable. I would give most anything for a set like that. And the candle holder is lovely. Your pie is screaming out to me....”Come on over and have a taste.” Happy M.E. Monday.

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  23. I think I might faint if I saw ME cherry plates for 99c at Goodwill. What a wonderful, colorful table setting. You really know how to spread the ME feeling.

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  24. This is just the sweetest tablescape. ME at Goodwill...man, you have a great Goodwill. My Goodwill sells paper plates for about 4.99....and I am not really kidding!!

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  25. I love Mary and miss her magazine terribly. She said she still owns the rights to it, so hopefully one day she will be able to bring it back the way Victoria did.

    Her cherry pattern has always made me smile because it is so bright and happy! That's how I felt when looking at your pretty table setting. Thanks for the smile!

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  26. Your tables always make me smile! Great post - again!

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  27. Hi Sarah! Thanks for entering my giveaway & for posting a button!
    Love your blog~ what a pretty table for President's day:)
    Looking foward to following you!
    paula:)

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  28. Sarah..so fun and enchanting! Firstly that pie is divine..yum! and i love all the flatware..i especially love the mother of pearl..and hope to have some one day!! Just gorgeous!!
    Hugs...enjoy!!

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  29. Oh Sara, what a beautiful tablesetting and that pie looked yummy!

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  30. Oh, I am so loving those cherry dishes. I love the black with the cherries, Mary does so well. Those chargers with the cherry dishes look wonderful together. And to top it off with a cherry pie...lovely.

    Karen

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  31. Hi Sara!!

    What a cheerful table...I love cheeries...they are such a happy and fun theme..I found some cherry dishes at goodwill last year and still haven't set a table with them...I like yours alot more than the ones I found...but now I'm inspired!! Such a pretty tablesetting!!!
    Miss Bloomers

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  32. I am totally in love forever. This is an adorable table...and done on a budget. AMAZING,Sarah.
    I don't have a toast rack...but I am keeping my eyes open. :))

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  33. I love these cherry dishes! They are perfect for Presidents' Day!

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  34. This is so sweet Sarah!! I have never seen anyone with her dishes!
    Cherry Pie is one of my favourites!!
    Mary would be proud!

    Pamela xo

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  35. What a perky table! And such a pretty tablecloth!

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  36. Verrry Nice and verrry cherrrry! I love ME. But, I hate, hate, hate that her magazine is no longer! Darn Kindle! I have saved all my ME mags, I bet you have too. I started liking her when I was in H.S. Have you ever been to her store? Sooo cool.
    xo,
    Sena

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  37. Love the black and red, how pretty is this. Your dishes and all of your accessories are just wonderful. Such a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  38. Love the tablesetting. I am a huge fan of ME... and of red.

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  39. Sarah, how smart you are to combine Mary Engelbreit post with Presidents' Day. I LOVE the cherry dishes, and I LOVE the tartan chargers, and I CANNOT believe you got those at GW for that price! You have such a great eye for combining patterns. This table is delightful, and so is that pretty cherry pie! I'm so glad you'll be linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

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  40. How pretty! Everything works so well together! ♥

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  41. Cute cute table and dishes and of course cherry pie on President's day. thanks for joining WUW

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  42. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a lovely ME table! Your dishes are beautiful and that cherry pie looks amazing! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. So very pretty, Sarah! Love the toast rack...Christine

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  44. Wow! You did have a very cherry day! Love ME and you set the table so beautifully - absolutely love the tablecloth!
    Have a great week - it's Wednesday! Already :D
    Kathy

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  45. What lovely things. Loved all your cheery cherry photos.

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  46. Adorable! Two of my favorite things, ME and tartan plaid! Love it! Can't believe you found all those dishes at that price! Think I'll make a trip to GW today!
    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  47. So delightful, Sarah! A friend has the same ME design cherry dishes and I always thought they were so cheerful. They looks so good paired with the tartan plaid pattern china and courtly check! Cherry pie sounds so good! I can't wait till fresh fruits and berries are in season again.
    ♥ Pat

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  48. Fabulous bargains! The cherries look so awesome with the plaid - who knew!

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  49. That made me feel better! I love it. I can't believe you got those dishes for .99! And I love how you paired them with the checks and plaid! Wonderful table, and I am sure George would love your cherry pie, I know I would!

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  50. Mary Englebreit just rocks! I love the cherries dishes. Your table is quite fun and certainly a hit!

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  51. Sarah -
    Brilliant! The tartan (you know how I love that) and cherries! I never would have thought to go there and it's fab. THEN I saw that butter knife with the acorn on it. OMG! I think my heart stopped for a minute. Do you know what pattern that is?
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  52. Layer upon layer, your "cherry" place settings look wonderful! I enjoyed the colour combo you put with those plates especially the black. That cherry pie looks delish!
    DD

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  53. What a delightful table! Love your layers. Love the mother of pearl and oh that silver butter knife. Mary E. is just the right bit of cheer for this time of year and of course, perfect for the holiday. I have a hyacinth blooming right now. It makes me smile every time I spot it. :)

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  54. Sarah, your table looks so fresh and pretty. The men in my family are the cherry lovers. I tease them that it must be genetic.

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  55. Perfect President's Day post....

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  56. Hi Miss Sarah!!~ I am on my way over right now. That is S W E E T!!~ I love those dishes. Have a great weekend. XO

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  57. Very pretty Sarah! Lovin' the cute cherry dishes, what a great find! And yes, I'd love a cherry pie-thanks:@)

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  58. Your cherry pie inspired table is fabulous Sarah! I have not had cherry pie over only when we have visited the US. I really need to plan another trip over there really soon!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.

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  59. Ooh. I love that toaster rack. I have never seen one before. Lovely table!

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  60. For obvious reasons, I pretty darned fond of cherries. The black and tartan layers are perfect under the ME plates. Thank you for sharing your juicy design. Cherry Kay

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  61. Okay, you got me! There is no way I thought you were going to tell us you bought those thrifted, that cheap! Way to go! I would have jumped on them. I have always been a Mary E. fan and I love the cherries theme. Just beautiful Sarah! Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  62. Such happy china - love the red and black together. The 'sassy' vintage cloth is perfect Sarah.

    I too use a toast rack - brought it with me from England a long time ago. A set breakfast table definitely needs a toast rack.......right next to the the butter dish and marmalade pot!!

    Happy weekend dear.

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  63. Darling, Darling!
    Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

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  64. Oh, I do love Mary Englebreit! And what great finds - such creative use and practical ways to save money all wrapped up in one. Delightful. Thank you for a lovely visit from Bargain Hunting With Laurie. :)

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  65. Red and black always look so sharp together. Love the flatware!
    Thanks for finding my blog!
    Cathy

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  66. I love all of these plate patterns! My SIL has the tartan plaid- it is her Christmas china and I've loved it for years. Your cherry pattern goes terrific with it. What a festive table setting! ~ Sue

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  67. 99 CENTS A PIECE? WOOWOWOWOWWW! WOnderful display Sara dearest! And I have cherries on the brain right now; I love the sweet ones frozen up in my chocolate yogurt with almonds! Thank you dear heart for your kind words. Silence is Golden and acting upon your thoughts is platinum indeed.....have a marvelous day, Anita

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  68. Gorgeous post, Sarah! I love cherries, in fact, I have an apron with cherries all over it. You should have one! Linda

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  69. Absolutely beautiful!! My mother made the most incredible cherry pies ~ never have been able to duplicate them.

    xo
    Pat

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  70. Hi Sarah, What a pretty table you've set! I like your vintage linens and your flatware, and, of course, your ME dinnerware. I also have ME cherry dinnerware but it's a little different than yours. We use it a great deal. That pie looks awesome too!
    Blessings, Beth

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  71. I love the mother of pearl handles, well I just love the mother of pearl on anything.

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  72. Sarah, Mary Engelbreit's designs are always so cheerful. They never fail to bring a smile to my face. and those cherries are definitley the right touch for George Washington's birthday. Great post and thanks for your sweet and encouraging comments on my blog. That Debbie is a real treasure. I'd never have learned how to blog without her help.
    Have a great evening and thanks again.

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  73. Hi Sarah, I love the cherry plates mixed with the plaid! Everything looks so cheerful and what a bargain you got on those pretty dishes.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  74. Love Love Love the cherry plates! And of course you know how much I love Mary Engelbriet. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  75. I LOVE your tartan and cherries "AND" That WONDERFUL Sassy Lace Vintage Cloth!!! Mary Engelbreit is SO much fun to play with... AND OH Look at that Cherry Pie!!!
    Thank you so much for inviting us in...LOVED IT!
    Have a wonderful Sunday Sarah,
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  76. Hello Sarah~Nice to meet you.Thanks for the visit over at my blog.
    Darling dish set looks awesome! I am off to check the rest out.~Cheers Kim

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  77. Good Morning Sarah!

    I absolutley love your table setting...you have such a gift for putting those together! My favorite thing of all was that mother of pearl flatware--gorgeous!

    I hope to be back up and visiting more and hopefully REjoin the blogging world. We shall see!!

    Have a great day and a wonderful week!

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  78. A perfect President's Day post!

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  79. I love Mary Engelbreit and cherries and cherry pie. Lovely blog post! Happy Sunday!

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  80. Sarah, I'm back! I wanted to show you my ME cherries, as they are a bit different from yours. Mine were purchased 20 or more years ago. I suspect yours are newer.
    http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-favorites-mary-engelbreit.html
    Blessings, Beth

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  81. What darling plates! Your table is beautiful and I just love that flatware!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  82. Those dishes are great! Can't go wrong with the classic cherry print. The vintage toast rack is such a neat find- I've never seen one before!

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  83. Wow, I'm commenter #86 on this post! And no wonder! Those ME cherry dishes are fabulous -- covet! And you found them while thrifting? Unbelievable! I would not have thought to pair them with the plaid, but it looks amazing.

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  84. Dear Sarah,
    LOVE your tablescape settings! (I especially love the PLAID dishes)
    :)

    Thanks soooo much for alerting me to the horse and hound website. I had NO idea that was out there!!!

    You're a doll.
    Thanks again, now following you too!
    xx
    A

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