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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Something Fishy

PATRIOTIC CHALLENGE

Let's Dish 

With Cuisine Kathleen




Something fishy here!  

This table isn't exactly patriotic.




But it definitely celebrates  

Red ~ White ~ Blue





Swim on up and 

hook yourself a fish.




A Vietri fish 

in their Fish-Fish Pattern.




The collection was inspired by the 

work of ceramist, Giovanni De Simone.




These new designs are an update from 

the original collection that was introduced in 1990.





The fish plates look as if they are swimming when 

stacked atop the vibrant Vietri Marina Blu dinner plates.  

The rattan chargers, with their beaded 

edges, remind me of a sandy beach.  

Both echo the bright colors of this happy pottery.




The cabana stripes and the chevron 

design are a perfect fit for the beach theme.




As is the 

sea blue glassware.




Just for fun, 

more fish swim across the table.




With the occasional 

piece of branch coral.


These colorful hand painted dishes 

come in several sizes and shapes.  

Though I took these photos at a local shop, 

the hand painted pieces of Fish-Fish are available 





A special thank you to my friend Grant 

for allowing me to share his beautiful tablescape

created to display Fish-Fish by Vietri.


Memorial Day
A time to honor all those who have given selflessly to their country.  From the Civil War soldiers to those fighting today on foreign soils, we remember the men and women who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces.  In addition, this year we remember all in Texas and Oklahoma who have recently suffered great loss with the recent tornadoes.  

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64 comments:

  1. Nothing fishy at all about this one -- makes a splash!
    xo
    Cathy

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  2. Sarah, Love these fun dishes. I am so delighted you shared with with us. They are fun, and totally adorable. Grant did a fabulous job pulling it together. Have a blessed Memorial Day.. xo marlis

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  3. I think a beach party with red/white/blue colors fits the bill for ANY holiday celebration & this one, especially!
    Very colorful & happy designs...I have a cookie jar that would fit right in, too. I'll have to dig it out & put it to use in a tablescape.
    Thanks to both you & Grant for the inspiration!

    Hope you have a safe & touching Memorial Day.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  4. I LOVE the Fish-Fish plates! So much fun and so colorful..Great tablescape, perfect for Memorial Day and Summer.

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  5. What a fun table your friend did! Love the colors!

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  6. oh I have serious fish plate envy, those are adorable!! so so cute with the chevron napkins and stripped mats. I see a lot of red, white and blue, love it!
    Jenna

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  7. I love those fish plates! Wonderful Memorial Day table, Sarah.

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  8. I think out of all the summer dishes, I am drawn to fish plates. Love these! Grant's creative table is wonderful. Sarah, I just had a Starbucks Frappucino light and thought of you. xo

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  9. Oh I {heart} those fishes dishes Sarah! Grant's table came together swimmingly ;-)

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  10. Hi Sarah, thank you for sharing the fun, colorful table by Grant. Who would t be happy sitting down to those fabulous fish plates??!!

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  11. Wow what a fun table! Love those fish dishes! Great combination with the design on the placemats and the napkins!

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  12. Hi Sarah,
    I love those plates. So fun and the colors are really perfect. Dianne

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  13. Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing this fun table at the Open House party. I love the colors and the fish plates are adorable.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  14. Darling Fish Plates! This so great for the beach and many head for the water on Memorial Day. I love your special thoughts on Memorial Day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. The fish are so much fun! What a fantastic tablescape.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. Go on with your bad self and your pretty Vietri, Mr. Grant!!! Oooh wee!!! Where's your shop, honey?:-)

    I've never seen this pattern. It's very pretty and a whole lot of fun! It reminds me of the fish we would draw in grade school. It has that whimsical innocence about it. The colors really stand out against the blue background and those fabulous rattan chargers.

    Thank you so much, Sarah, for sharing Grant's joyous table with us! It's the kind of art I like!!!

    Best wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday weekend to both you AND the very talented Grant!!!

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  17. Sarah~ I would love those gorgeous fish to swim to my table! Vietri's patterns are always delightful! Hope you and Sadie have a Happy Memorial Day!

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  18. Fun post ...this setting just screams SUMMER! :)

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  19. Sarah, I do love this table. I saw the fish plates at a local store, but it is so much fun to see them in a table setting. The colors are fantastic! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday week-end!

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  20. What a very fun cheery table.! Love the colorful fish.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  21. You made a splash with this table setting! I love the vibrant colors of the fish dishes!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  22. Love your table setting. I am in LOVE with those fish plates. Love all the color! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  23. Those fish plates are so great! Love the bright colors. This table is such fun. I am coveting those chargers. You are lucky to have a talented friend like Grant. Maybe he'll let you play with his dishes some time. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, sweet friend. laurie

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  24. Sarah:
    I hope you linked this great table setting as I just love it! It is COLOR-fabulous!

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  25. Love this tablescape! Those are some eye catching fish plates!

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  26. OH! Aren't these fish FUN! Sarah, you really have a beautiful flair for dressing a table, and I bet your cooking skills are just as fabulous! I wish you a beautiful memorial day as you spend it with your family. And again,you really have contributed in such a lovely way to a party that exceeded my imagination. We all added such surprise, color, friendship and love. MERCI MON AMIE! And also for the little technological trick!

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  27. Vietri comes up with a number of original and creative designs. The Fish Fish pieces are delightful. I think that I'll go visit the website. Thanks for taking us along for the tour. Happy Memorial Day! Cherry Kay

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  28. What a fun and beautiful table setting!! thanks for sharing.

    Judy

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  29. That's one cheery pattern! Perfect for a summer holiday weekend. Your rain sounds like just what we need. Our kids get some wild weather this time of year in Dallas though. I hope you're having a lovely weekend too, Sarah!

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  30. Wouldn't those dishes just make a summer celebration? I love the cheeky little fish!

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  31. Happy Memorial day to you Sara! Those dishes are way too cute. The colors just make me smile.

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  32. Great job getting the red, white and blue covered! We have folks coming for Memorial Day and I am stymied over how to do the table. I'm looking for something color appropriate and have nothing but some blue glasses.

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  33. Sarah, those fish plates are so cute, looks like they are all girls with lipstick!
    Have a wonderful weekend...

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  34. Sarah, this is delightful. As citizens along the gulf coast of Texas I can certainly appreciate this wonderful tablesetting. In fact, just got back from shopping for new outdoor tabletop stuff, and this is the 1st blog post I've seen. Perfect timing. Anything Italian is definitely ME! xx's

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  35. I love this. Makes me feel like it's time for a vacation by the sea! Fresh and cheerful! I love Vietri dishes!
    Karen

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  36. This is sooo delightful, Sarah. My goodness...just takes my breath away....
    xoxo

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  37. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. The fish plates are so much fun! The table setting photos have real pizazz. I love all the color.

    Your tribute for Memorial Day is so well-written, reminding us who contributed for our freedoms and for reminding us of the recent victims in Texas and Oklahoma.

    Judith

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  39. Happy Memorial Day, Sarah! Your table is bright and beautiful. I love the fish plates and the chargers,...Christine

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  40. Have a safe holiday, Sarah! What a cheerful table setting. A lovely Memorial Day remembrance.. :)

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  41. Those are some funky cool dishes Sarah...love this fun table!
    Cindy

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  42. That is super cute Sarah! I love the glasses they look like beach glass. Have a great weekend!
    Sherry

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  43. these are so cute, i always love a good fish story! hope you are enjoying the weekend and not getting any of the flooding i read about, texas is getting hammered!

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  44. Sarah, if these dishes don't make you happy I don't know what will. Fun, fun, fun! Loved your Memorial Day tribute. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. I love the cheerful dishes, perfect for summer!
    Happy Memorial Day, Sarah!

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  46. Thanks for sharing the table with us. I see why you like the colors and fish shaped plates. Living so far from the coats though I don't see many tropical fish plates. Moose and deer maybe!

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  47. What a fun and colorful table~ love the fish plates! Red white and blue in a whole new way! LOVE it! Hope you and your family have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend!
    Miss Bloomers

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  48. Will you serve a tuna sandwich? I like those adorable plates.

    Love that beautiful American blue too.

    Thanks for playing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  49. Hi lovely lady.
    I love those fish plates! Wonderful Memorial Day table, I am hoping you and your family are having a wonderful day.
    XXOO Diane

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  50. Oh my goodness, Sarah..I love your fish plates, so much more than mine, they are awesome and fun! Your table is fabulous for a MD tribute. Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  51. Beautiful plates! I have some fish plates that are solid colors and they are fun to use in the summer!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  52. Hi Sarah, Vietri always has beautiful patterns to admire, new or old. This updated fish pattern is so colorful and perfect for patriotic holidays with the red, white and blue. Perfect for posting this Memorial Day weekend.
    Hope you had a great one...............

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  53. Hi Sarah! Oh, what a darling setting and the little fish dishes are just precious! I think they look just wonderful for anytime. I wanted to thank you for responding about those little salt and peppers I had. I've had so much going on with my mother that I haven't had much of a chance to snap a picture for you but I will.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  54. Those would certainly make any meal a party -- fun, bright and just plain happy!

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  55. What a darling nautical table setting - the fish plates are adorable! Really inspirational, I never would have thought to use patriotic colors so imaginatively. Great job! -- Jan

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  56. Sarah your images are beautiful. I love the cheeriness and summer brights feel of this line!

    Please do enter my Giveaway from Segreto Finishes!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  57. Come share this post on Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_28.html
    Karin :)

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  58. what a beautiful take on something "fishy".
    It makes you feel happy.
    Many hugs,
    Evi

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  59. Dear Sarah,
    thats a tablescape full of fun and sommer feeling. I love the maritime inspiration with the fish plates and all the decoration. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  60. Hello Sarah,
    Love your very creative take on Patriotic red-white-and-blue tablescape - very cute and colorful fish dish! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  61. Sarah, those are the cutest dishes! Love 'em! I hope you and your hubyy had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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  62. Oh I love this! Your setting so enjoyable all the way around. Beautifully done!

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  63. I love the bright colors of these dishes--they remind me of Italian ceramics--very pretty!

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  64. Gotta love those colorful fish dishes! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

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