Sunday, February 23, 2014

Two Guys Named George

My oldest brother was

born on February 22.

He shares both the name and birthdate

of the first President of the United States.

Cherries make me think of

both of these guys named George.

In their honor I set a 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 table

honoring two guys named George.


I first shared this table in 2011, but brought it 

out of the archives to share again.

Hope you don't mind seeing a repeat.