Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Blog Give Away ~ My S&T with Celebrating an Outdoor "Life" Tablescape with a bit of Cinco de Mayo Strawberry Margarita Cake!

"Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Margarita Cake

Recipe link is at the bottom of this post today!

Mmmm MMMM...Good!

Welcome to Thursday's Tablescapes with Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" , Show & Tell Friday with Kelli at Kelli's House & Friday's Foodie Friday with Michael at "Gollum Designs". Please be sure to stop by their blogs and enjoy all the other shares today once you view my post today! I have a GIVEAWAY you don't want to miss below too! ;) Two ways to enter!
Today I'm Featuring my DaySpring's "LIFE COLLECTION" Tablescape
& Blog Give Aways to celebrate Mother's Day!
You Have 2 Ways To Enter my Blog Give Aways:
1. Leave a comment on this post with your email address
2. Copy the Blog Button below to advertise my Blog Giveaway~ put button on your sidebar and link it back to this post & email me at serendipitea@bellsouth.net for a special drawing! Come with me now to begin enjoying our lovely spring day sitting at my bistro enjoying the view of my garden...and the lovely Life Collection dishes I'm so excited about getting today!
For today's tablescape I set up a Bistro Table for two in my garden...and my "Chef Claude Peter" is acting as our Host. I found Chef Claude Peter marked down to just $10. He was a distressed terra cotta Chef Pig that needed a makeover. Amazing what a can of spray paint, black marker for the jacket buttons, and a satin bow tie does for the Chef! Today he's carrying a bouquet in his bag for the guests! Even though he's French, he's got an open mind about celebrating Cinco de Mayo~ ;)
I'm showcasing in the pic below the Fun B/W Dessert Plate, #40991, $8.99 & the Red Bowl, #40987, $8.99. I turned the bowl upside down and have used it to elevate the dessert plate to hold a pillar candle...or a miniature tall frosted cake. Since I'm a lover of all things French, I love the fun Black/White. Many of the dishes showcase over 15 languages that feature the word "LIFE". There's also a scripture on some of the items from John 10:10 "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full". Below you see the 16 1/4" x 12 1/4" diameter Large Oval Platter, #40989, $26.99. This platter looked stunning outside, the blue in the platter matched the sky.
Ahhhh...Chef Claude Peter sees the first guest arriving and he's so excited! Doesn't the table look lovely? I've decided to use the striped side of both the place mats and the table runner that is also part of the Life Collection from DaySpring. This is the opposite side of the place mat, #46267. I love the fun and summery look with the languages spelling out Life. The John 10:10 scripture is also written on this side. The place mats come individually for $5.99.
One of my surprises when I opened my shipment was the size of this 10 1/2" tall Lg Pitcher, #40985, $24.99. It holds 3 quarts of liquid. As you can see with the fun print and colors, it lights up the event. Seldom do you find something with such a unique blend of style and color with an inspirational message. Another reason I fell in love with this set! I love the red!
This is a side view of the layered look with the plates and the bowl on the table. Chef Claude Peter enjoyed baking these scrumptious soft and chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert today in the event the Strawberry Margarita cake is not your cup of tea! ;) I used the large oval platter to hold all of them...
The Life Collection Blue Mug, #40995, $12.99 is shown with my white damask napkins. I love the way it looks fanned out over the mug. Sweet Tea is on the menu for our beverage for lunch today! ;)
Doesn't everything look so colorful? This is one of my favorite pictures I captured today!
Chef Claude Peter is so blessed that you could stop by today... He hopes you'll have a cookie on him before leaving!
Chef Claude Peter and I thought you might like a closer look at the plates layered. The small 6" diameter "Life" Bread Plate #40992, $5.99, is shown here as the center top plate. I love the way the little outer stripes look with the other patterns underneath it.
I love the way the bowl accents the B/White plate. The bold flowers on the Large Dinner Plate that I've used as a charger here gives the exact contrast I was looking for.
Another view of the Dessert Plate layered on top of the Large Dinner Plate/Charger. Perfecto!The Large Dinner Plate/Charger is 12" in diameter, #46210, $19.99. It showcases the 15 languages to spell "Life" and the John 10:10 scripture is in the middle of the plate. One more view with the fun red bowl on the layered plates.
Ahhh...Chef Claude Peter insisted I get a sky view of the table he's hosting...
And there Chef Claude Peter is again...showcasing his fabulous chocolate chips! He's insisting you take one for the road! Go on....take as many as you want! ;)
As a special "Thank You" to all "Catherine de th`e Cup" readers, DaySpring is offering the following:
Save 20% off anything at "Dayspring.Com", including the recently released Life Collection, and they are offering you free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
The coupon code for my readers is LIFE20, be sure to include it in the appropriate location when placing your order online.
Deadline for using discount is May 31, 2009, so don't snooze, or you'll lose the $avings!THE BLOG GIVE AWAY Gifts ARE THE FOLLOWING:

1. DaySpring "Classic Elegant Fluted Floral Teapot w/ matching cup and saucer" Value $26.98

***BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT on this post to enter for the teapot set.

2. Blog Button: For anyone that emails me and informs me they have my Blog Give Away button (shown at top of this post) on their side bar linked to this specific post, your name will be entered in a drawing where I'll have multiple winners.

Gifts will be the following for Blog Button Ad Give Away:
(1) DaySpring Life Collection Table Runner, $16.99 value
(1)DaySpring Life Collection matching Full Apron, $19.99 value
(Set of 2) DaySpring Life Collection Place mats, $11.98

Deadline for leaving a comment on this post is Mother's Day at midnight, PDT.

The Winners of All Give Aways will be announced on my May 11th post.

Click on Link Below for
"Strawberry Margarita Cake Recipe"

~Au Revoir from Chef Claude Peter and Moi, ~CC Catherine


Shelia said...

Morning, Catherine! Oh, what lovely dishes! I've never seen anything like these! They're so full of LIFE! ;) I'm so clever. Yes, please enter me in your giveaway! The tea pot and cup are wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Terri and Bob said...

Oh my goodness. These are so pretty! I am going to keep my fingers crossed for this one!


Cynthia said...

Hi CC,
Please enter and pick me! They are so lovely and really unusual. Your table is outstanding and looks so lovely in the beautiful outdoors. Love it, Cindy

prof en retraite said...

Oh CC! These are gorgeous! Sooo pretty! And Chef Claude Peter looks so snazzy in his bow tie! I put the photo of us on my Met Mon post. Everyone is so excited that we got to have tea in your beautiful home!! Very nice discount from Day Spring...thanks! And yes, enter me for the tea pot!! Have a great rest of the week!!!...hugs...Debbie

parTea lady said...

That is a very gay and colorful tablescape - perfect for an outdoor meal.

Connie said...

Certainly count me in on such a lovely giveaway, sugar! They are all lovely things to be won by some lucky people for sure, honey.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh your host is so debonaire! Does he speak French fluently? Now that would be something - Monsieur Pork!
Really cute. Have an amusing and fun day.
Happy Twirls

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a post...it is great...after trying a few "tablescapes"...I appreciate the work that goes into them...tablescaping is not for the faint of heart...ya gotta be tough to pull these things off...
Thanks for sharing and having a giveaway...

The French Bear said...

Oh Catherine, those dishes are beautiful, so much color!! The teapot is so sweet and Chef Claude Peter, simply charming!!! My fingers are crossed!!!
Margaret B

bj said...

OMGosh, Cate...I am about to have a run-away over these dishes. I don't think I've ever seen any that I like more. Just perfect and your photos are beautiful, as well. I am pretty sure Social Security will say NO to these but, oh, my....they are lovely.
Thanks so much for the generous giveaway and for giving us a chance to win..
Have a blessed day..
I love that your g-daughter is a Cate and my great-g-daughter is a Cate and that both you and my daughter in law are Catherines...she does, however, spell her's with a K.

Mabry's gamma said...

Count me in Catherine on your lovely give away. What pretty dishes.

Laretha said...

Catherine your pics are always so beautiful! I love all things French too so you know I am lovin this post!

I'm off to Dayspring to get me some lovely LIFE stuff!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness Girl! What a beautiful set! You are too generous! ANd everything set up looks so comfortable. Makes you just want to pull up a chair and . . . . sigh!
You know I missed my plane last week when you had Debbie over for tea! (hehehe) Could you imagine the three of us shopping together? OH MY WHAT FUN!
Ok, enter me in your giveaway and let's see if lightning strikes twice! YAY!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Catherine, What a lovely table with the best dishes. They are way wonderful and sure conversational pieces. I would love to enter for the lovely tea pot and cup. You are so kind and generous.

I will add your blog giveaway to my sidebar too.
Have a great rest of the week and have fun.
hugs, Celestina Marei

Crystal said...

Hello Catherine, I have never seen dishes so bright and lively. Just love the layering and the pitcher. Thanks for the giveaway entry, that teapot is so great. I will need to visit Dayspring, soon.

Thanks for sharing!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What beautiful dishes!!

Chandy said...

I love that collection! It's lively and fun!

Count me in on the giveaway!

I'll post your button on my blog sidebar and link up the photo back to your blog.

Susan said...

What a delightful find - your blog. I enjoyed the tablescape, the commentary and the idea of winning such a lovely tea set. One of my life's pleasure is tea. So civilized, so social, so Susan.

Susan said...

What a delightful find - your blog. I enjoyed the tablescape, the commentary and the idea of winning such a lovely tea set.
One of my life's pleasures is tea. So civilized, so social, so Susan.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very cute. Love the writing on the dishes. Please enter me! christi@whartonmarketing.biz. Love the table.

Dream Mom said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the dishes!

Joyce said...

Fabulous Burst of Color! Please enter me in your contest.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love these dishes! I just love all the colors and all that's going on. Your table is just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful giveaway. You did a great job photographing the dishes. I love your different angles and LOVE the upshot of the pitcher. That's stunning. Now, can you pass me some of the awesome looking cookies. Count me in for the giveaway.

I'm going to do a blog update about your giveaway in just a bit.

Love ya bunches!

Michelle said...

The scripture dinnerware is wonderful.

And your cookies look delicious!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Those dishes are simply awesome!!!
I love all the details and the script writing. What a fun and lively tablescape they create. I know you will have a ton of fun using these in the future. I want a cookie, but must resist.

Thanks for sharing, Barb

Dixie said...

CC... I love the "life" plates.. they're wonderful... what a great way to get someone to clean their plates! LOL

I'm happy to put your giveaway logo on my side bar... what a beautiful gift...

I'll be having a 1-yr bloggerversary next moth... still trying to figure out if I want to do a giveaway... in the meantime... I'll promote yours!
hugs. Dixie

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Great tablescape. The colors are all lovely!

I would love to be entered. :)

Martha said...

What a fun table! Love everything!

ellen b said...

Oh how very colorful and lovely the scape is and all the lovely outdoor shots. Blessings...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How beautiful, love the unique dishes!


Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Your dishes are wonderful. I love the way Chef Claude Peter oversees everything! Just beautiful!

Kathy said...

How beautiful, Katherine! I love the Life Collection you've shown today. The pieces are so unusual -just lovely!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway - what a gorgeous tea pot!


Really Rainey said...

I really enjoyed your colorful whimsical post! So fun!
~Really Rainey~

ceekay said...

Oh, I love those plates! Everything is so pretty together. The french theme really is shown here!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

Colorful, whimsical, so fun!

9405018--Pat said...

Oh what lovely dishes! The tea pot and cup are wonderful. Please enter me in your awesome giveaway...thanks Pat H

Candy said...

So colorful and Springy.
Thanks for letting me enter the giveaway.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those dishes! Such FUN FUN FUN!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Catherine, that is just the cutest thing ever! I love those dishes. Precious! And the placemats are as cute as a bug's ear, too!

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would be delighted to be entered.



Linda said...

This is such a darling table, love everything about it. So bright and cheery!!
Yes and thank you, please enter me in the give away!!
Linda Q

Blondie's Journal said...


This is such a cute and colorful tablescape. The dishes from Dayspring are so nice~I'm going to take a look at the website!

I'd love to be in the giveaway, please enter me!

Thanks for a great post! :-D


Jillian said...

The dishware is so unique and creative looking. Love the "handwriting" on them. What a great tablescape, post, and giveaway! Bravo!

~Deborah~ said...

OH, CC! My little heart just glipped when I saw that teapot and cup/saucer set!

Love that set of Life, because I love color!

Know what?...I have Chef Claude Peter's brother Chef Renee'Petee! yes, I'm looking at him now! Know what else?...tomorrow, I'm buying a can of white spray paint and a black magic marker! ..or I may change him up a big from his brother. We'll see.

I added your button!

Thanks for the opportunity to win that gorgeous gift!


Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

What a fun tablescape!!! I really love Claude Peter. He is too cute. Great giveaway too!

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog said...

This is lovely!

Lady Katherine said...

Catherine, I do love the life dishes, I just love the bible saying of life! Well, I shed a tear! Just a couple! They are so lovely and meaningful and beautiful and the colors are wonderful! What a great set! I would love to have just one of the chargers! But promised Hubby no more dishes, well until after surgeries. I bought a lot since Dec. and got to do some post on them. But I only going to promise for while I am down. lol I am buying sheep this weekend. Even though Hubby wanted me to wait until the 4-6 surgeries for the year are over. But I can watch them from the window! Your give away is lovely! Missed you, I am working hard to get myself back to six week ago, before I got hurt. I doing my dining room in a French Country or trying to. lol Go see Doc May 5 to see when we start surgery. Love your setting!

xinex said...

Hi Catherine! I love your tableware, everything is so pretty. The teapot and cup are so pretty too!...Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

CC, this post was just filled with so much fun! Those dishes are fabulous, and Chef Claude Peter is lookin' great, all spiffed up with paint! What a very happy table. And what a very happy and generous give away--And even a discount for your readers! You've been a busy lady, and I love what you have accomplished! Please enter me in the drawing. ritcheylaurie@yahoo.com. laurie

Bonjour Madame said...

I love the life message on these plates! I wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. You are the bet comment leaver ever! I always feel uplifted after reading them.


Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh I just love the dinnerware so much fun with the different colors and patterns. I am thinking how I might fit more dishes in my cabinets,never too many. Happy TT

Janie's World said...

I love those dishes! How inspiring. I never heard of dayspring. I will check it out. Great job!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What beautiful dishes!! Love the color combinations and the way you have everything put together. Just beautiful! Enter me in your giveaway, please!! Thanks!

ellen b said...

Oh these dishes are so colorful and wonderful. Love them. That Strawberry Margarita cake looks melt in your mouth good! Happy cinco, tablescape and foodie to you!!

Gollum said...

This is absolutely stunning!!

bj said...

I'm lookin' hi and lo for that Strawberry Margarita Cake....? did I miss it?

bj said...

I just found it and I am making this for the little ole ladies coming over on Wed. for a Chef Salad, Hot Rolls and STRAWBERRY MARGARITA CAKE...and thank you very much!! :O)

Melissa Miller said...

Catherine oh my this is all GORGEOUS my friend!

I absolutely love all the colors and the words on the dishes. Not to mention you made my mouth water at all those cookies and the cake. ~WOW! you have created a masterpiece of a tablescape. It's so fresh and welcoming!

Please enter me for your giveaway. I would be thrilled to win any part of it.

~Good Luck on mine as well!
~Melissa ;)

imjacobsmom said...

What a cool tablescape! Those dishes are really fun! Great photos, too. Count me in!Now I'm off for the recipe it sounds wonderful! ~ Robyn

DesignTies said...

The strawberry margarita cake looks yummy!! And it's easy to make too, which is always a good thing :-)

I love letters and words used as art. These LIFE pieces are wonderful -- I really like the black & white bowl with the words on the red inside of the bowl.

Tell Chef Claude Peter he did a great job baking the cookies ;-)

Here's my e-mail address for your giveaway: designties@gmail.com


And thanks also for your wonderful comment on my Hooked on Fridays post :-)


Chari said...

Hello Catherine...

Girl...these have got to be the prettiest...most colorful and so full of "life"...dishes that I've ever seen!!! I love all of the vibrant colors and the patterns...ooohh!!! They're gorgeous and they make such a lovely table!!! I love all of the writings...and John 10:10 is one of my favorite verses!!! This new set of dishes are so perfect for an outdoor bistro lunch! I love Chef Claude Peter (Girl, you got a deal on that cute little guy and I love your makeover!)

Thank you so much for sharing the great coupon for Day Spring, I'll have to go and check them out!!! Also wanted to say that your Mother's Day gift giveaway is fabulous! I love that pretty teapot, cup and saucer! I would love for you to add my name to your giveaway pot!!! Thank you, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,

Hootin' Anni said...


My Show n Tell is about some Sailors I've brought home with me. Happy weekend wishes to you.

vickie said...

Beautiful, bright and happy dishes!
Count me in please, and thanks for sharing the discount!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The dishes are beautiful!

The cake looks delicious!

Anonymous said...


Sweeeeeet dishes. Very, very, lovely indeed. Wonderful scripture and printed in french no doubt. Ooh la la!!

And the tablescape, as always is gorgeous. I love the photos. I would love to be entered in your drawing.


jeanne said...

Wow Catherine, The life collection dishes are so colorful and speak to me of summer. I would love to be included in your drawing. I love the chef.

My email is - jeav@arthlink.net.


The Stylish House said...

Hi Catherine,
Thank you for stopping by and letting me know about this a fabulous giveaway! I have been playing catch up on posts since it has been a crazy week. I am glad not to miss this. I love your tablescape that tall pitcher is my favorite, but all the pieces are lovely. The colors are fun and perfect to welcome in this time of year! Lately it seems I am hooked on anything with writing on it. ~Cathy~

Kathleen Ellis said...

What fun and inspiring dinnerware! I love your "al fresco" setting! and Chef Claude Peter...how clever! Does Peter know about him?!
That cake looks FABULOUS!!! Maybe PC will make it for me!
Have a perfectly mahvelous weekend my dear friend!

The Raggedy Girl said...

Thanks for finding me. I lost my blog roll so I am recreating from a list I made, so glad I did that! Anyway here I am signing up.

The Raggedy Girl

Deb said...

You put so much time and effort into your posts. Each one is simply stunning, colorful, informative and lovely.
The dinnerware is simply adorable.
Thanks for having such a wonderful blog!

Bo said...

Hi CC...wowser...have you got a GREAT giveaway or what!! Please throw my name into the pot & if Chef Claude Peter needs a new home....he is welcome here...LOL
Catch ya later,

Kristen said...

I love it all! The dishes are fabulous!

ann said...

My goodness at the response you have gotten.thank you so much for letting me know.i'm been puny again.gr...better now.i am going now to put your button on my blog and e-mail you asap.my e-mail is ...jamesaskelton@yahoo.com.PLEASE put me in the drawing.i would LOVE to win that percious teapot and cup...ann

Kath' said...

I love your blog. I stayed on here forever it seemed. I never even made it off your page. What a lovely price give away. WOW
I do not know how to put your site onto mine. I WILL if someone tells me how. I have just opened a store and I only know copy and paste. Does that take them over here to you. I loved all the dishes you had and what lovely way to show them in the beautiful table settings. You must have a blast when you have people over with nice settings. I don't have any paper in my printer so I will come back for that margarita cake. Kath'

caren said...

Hi Catherine! I found you through Kris and what a find! I love everything about your blog! Gorgeous dishes and so much fun! I would be honored to be in your giveaway!

I will visit again!

Awishdream said...

Oh Catherine, Your Blog is Fabulous! So many pretty things and the Photograpy is exceptional!
Loved the Journey!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments!

Robin said...

Your tablescape is adorable, and Chef Claude Peter is looking so dapper in his new uniform.

Happy May Day.....hope your day has been beautiful.

LdyDy said...

Hi Catherine! Thanks for stopping by! Your Life Collection plates are so vibrant and colorful! They truly stand up to their name! I emailed that Strawberry Margarita Cake recipe to myself. I hope to use it for my Cinco de Mayo dinner next Tuesday! Ohhhh...I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I will place your Blog Giveaway button on my blog! Huggy Hugs!

Linda C said...

Chef Claude Peter is such a gracious host with his new jacket at all!:)

I love all the bright pretty colors in your dishes - and especially the verse.

Yes, please enter me in your teapot giveaway!

Linda C

Gossamer Creations said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway and I am going to post your button on my sidebar. The teapot and cup are lovely. Have a wonderful day.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Catherine, Thanks for coming by with the FYI. These dishes are so cute. I adore them. I love the tablescape. You are such a talented lady. I am off to work. I'll be back. I want to have time to really look at this post. Please..include me in the giveaway.
Hugs, Terrie

Kris said...

Hi CC, What a great giveaway. I love the Life Collection and Chef Claude Peter has put together such a colorful and lively bistro setting. Did he also bake the cookies? LOL

I've posted about your giveaway on my sidebar and sent the email. Wooohoooo, I just love giveaways.

Now I've got to go check out that cake recipe.

Have a happy day

Deanie's space said...

Hi CC, I don't know why my blog doesn't update I've tried to change my settings and it doesn't help. I have seen some others that do the same way. I don't know if you would delete me and then put it back on. I had a wonderful trip. I love your plates. LIFE IS GREAT! I bought a little tea pot and cups in Poland. I will have to have a tea party to show my little tea pot. I would love to have another tea pot so enter me in the give away. Blessings, Deanie

sepiadreams said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You ARE a color girl thats for sure!!! Love your post...Am looking forward to checking out the rest of your fantastic blog....Love Tiina...

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Ooooooohhhh those dishes are awesome and I love your Giveaway!!!!! I'll have to stop typing now 'cause I have to cross my fingers from now 'til the drawing hoping to win LOL.
Have a great weekend,

Laura said...

What beautiful things and what a pretty blog.

I enjoyed visiting,




Musings From A French Cottage said...

These are wonderful!! I would love to enter your giveaway. Such a gorgeous teapot and cup.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. YES!! We definitely do have so much in common.

God Bless and have a wonderful Sunday!


My Crafty Little Page said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning!
I'd love to be entered for your fabulous giveaway! Great blog you have! :)Nancy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Anonymous said...

I love these dishes! He says to write His Word in our hearts - now we can do it on dishes too!!

I am going to try the wonderful strawberry scone recipe you shared with us- thank you!

please put my name in the hat for your wonderful drawing!!


gaffergirls.com said...

just found you... wow...
what a beautiful eye candy blog..
we would love to win ...
love to share with our readers 2..
so will post link on our blog ..
have a sunny week...
mona & the girls
going to put some more seeds in the ground... going to rain in Eugene, Or.. today.. they should pop up pretty fast :) with the sun coming this weekend


BECKY said...

I have never seen this tableware!! It is so cheery and different!! I'd love to be entered and will put your button on my blog!!

Your table is delightful!! And so is Chef Claude. I have chefs Jacque and Pierre!! LOL!!


Have a wonderful week!!

Bellamere Cottage said...

I love your plates! How pretty. Please enter me in your fab blog giveaway. I'd love to be the winner


KBeau said...

If I don't enter I can't possibly win, right?


BTW, I just love all of those dishes and linens.

Kathleen said...

No wonder this took so long to load..you have an army following you!
I love your tablescape..all those dishes are so colorful together!
Thanks for visiting my blog, and please put my name in the hat! :)
I forgot to say on your porch post how much I loved your lemon curd holder..so pretty!

Barbara said...

Catherine, Thanks for coming by and I appreciated your comments. Please enter me in your wonderful give away......my only trouble is I have a problem with the links, but I will try very hard.

Barbara said...

Catherine, Thanks for coming by and I appreciated your comments. Please enter me in your wonderful give away......my only trouble is I have a problem with the links, but I will try very hard.

Jensmere said...

I just stopped by for a visit and enjoyed every minute! Chef Claude Peter was tres chic!

The dishes were delightful and the cookies made my mouth water!

Love the teapot that you are giving...I actually looked at the Dayspring teapots last week at my local bookstore...they are wonderful!

Please enter me in your giveaway!

Be blessed,


Debbie said...

I love those dishes you received, very colorful. Also, love the giveaway, please enter me. My email is debdon90@aol.com....just in case...lol...have a great one. Debbie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Katherine...sent cha an email! This is quite the giveaway. Beautiful tablescape! Love the pic of you tea party gals and the bottom of your blog. :-) Susan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful post! I love your outdoor party setting. The dishes & tablecloth & of course, that French piggy are all spectacular!

I would love to be entered to win that lovely teacup & teapot set!! And I'll certainly add your button to my sidebar, too!!

Angelic Accents

LDH said...

Please enter me in your great giveaway! I just sent an email to you about putting your button on my blog!

Kindly, ldh

Jana said...

Wow! I happened upon your blog looking for some luncheon ideas! I LOVE the dishes; it's about time they did something awesome and whimsical for those of us who love LIFE, especially the John 10:10 kind of LIFE! Please do enter me in your giveway. Blessings to you!

Becky said...

I loved the table scape and especially the host. Maybe Miss Abbie can come to her Aunt Becky's and host another tea for all the doggie's in my neighborhood? Please consult her and let me know.

Myra said...

Oh my, what lovely dinnerware. I'd love to win this teapot and teacup set. You really outdid yourself on this one! And, I'm definitely going to check out DaySpring and look at what else they have to offer! What fun! Thanks so much! Myra

Robin said...

Lovely bistro setting...and cute tea set.

Have a beautiful day

southerninspiration said...

thanks for stopping by my little blog today....and yes, ma'am, please enter me for the giveaway. I will put your button on my blog a little later today....as I'm scooting out right this moment. Take care.


Sandy Toes said...

Oh my please enter me! What a wonderful wonderful giveaway~
sandy toe

Shannon said...

What a great giveaway!! Beautiful pieces!

The Queen of Clearance said...

I never win anything! But here's my comment in hopes of a miracle!!

Frugal Jen said...

I was so excited another blog was giving away the Dayspring items. They are wonderful!

Thank you so much for telling me about the contest!!!

Patti Cakes said...

Thanks for the invite to enter. I've also posted your giveaway on my sidebar.


Anonymous said...

What absolutely fabulous things! Can I post your recipe on my blog? I have a section for a "web cookbook".

I'd put a button on my sidebar if I knew how (I have wordpress not blogger), I can put one in my page for buttons if that counts? I'd love to enter as your table drives me wild with want!!!

Perhaps just my email addy will suffice? One can hope.

I'm adding your link to my blogroll - will you add mine too, please? Happy Mother's Day to us, one and all!


Brittany said...

Pick me, pick me!

Thank you so much for introducing me to your blog and this give-a-way!

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful giveaway!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Catherine, Stopping by to say hello and hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
hugs to you and blessings always.
Celestina Marie

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! Happy Mother's Day!

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Olga said...

Wonderful design, very exquisite and colourful! it is getting more and more difficult to win the give away prize - with all the competition. Amzing blog! :)

Olga said...

Wonderful design, very exquisite and colourful! it is getting more and more difficult to win the give away prize - with all the competition. Amzing blog! :)