It all started when my daughter was in high school. She got the nickname Strawberry because of her auburn red hair. So she started collecting everything strawberry. This went on into college and her first apartment. Eventually she moved on from strawberries and I inherited all her strawberry “stuff”. Over the years most of it has moved on but I still have a few things left. I have been thinking about a strawberry table for a few years but couldn’t find the right strawberry plates until I saw these strawberry salad plates at Sur la Table this month.
I bought the green gingham tablecloth on Amazon. I have had really good luck finding tablecloths there that are great quality and inexpensive. The place mats came from Pier 1.
The strawberry salad plates are melamine and they are nice heavy plates. Sur la Table has had many great melamine plates lately with fun designs.
I added an extra plate to the plate stack for design purposes. The next plate down is from Pottery Barn, their Cambria pattern in red. It is a smaller version of the charger plate that I am using here. I love these plates and use them often.
This dinner plate is made by Fiesta and the color is lemongrass. I think I bought them at Macy’s.
The final plate in the stack is a Cambria charger in red from Pottery Barn. I use this charger often in my tablescapes.
The flatware is made by D & D Inox in Italy. I bought it at Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales during a major sale a few years ago. There are similar patterns available online now. This set pops up quite a bit in my table settings.
Using my red Waterford Marquis Brookside goblets again, a repeat on other tables this Spring. I have used this goblet four times now this spring in my Valentines, Spiders, Cards, and Stars and Stripes tablescapes. I think if I were starting a tablescaping hobby, a set of red goblets would be one of my first purchases. They can be used several times a year. I bought these goblets years ago at HomeGoods. HomeGoods is selling this pattern in clear right now. I bought a set because I love the fact that they are a bit taller than other goblets and the design goes with everything. The green goblets came from Pier 1 several years ago, I use them several times a year. I like how tall they are and the simple design.
The strawberry napkins came from Sur la Table last year and they are a close match to this year’s salad plates. I bought the wood strawberry napkin rings on Ebay several years ago. I only have six, I wish I could find six more to match them.
Can’t remember where I found the glass jar place card holders but it may have been online at Wayfair. At the last minute I decided to fill them with tiny strawberries but my order didn’t come in time so I used buttons instead. Not quite the same impact, the others would have shown up better. Will add a photo when they get here.
I have had this small jam jar for a long time. It has a cute little spoon with a strawberry on it too. It is labeled MWW Market. Can’t remember where I bought it.
This salt and pepper set, the strawberry cookie jar, the three part relish dish, and the strawberry pitcher all came from HomeGoods this month. They are made by Arlington Designs.
As I have said before in other tablescaping blog posts, I love pitchers. This one had to come home with me.
I usually don’t start planning a tablescape until I know for sure what the centerpiece will be because I struggle with that sometimes. I had been looking for a red strawberry cookie jar for a while but they were all too expensive or not the right color red. When I found this one a couple weeks ago at HomeGoods, I knew my strawberry tablescape was off and running. I put it on my Pottery Barn Rhodes drink dispenser stand to give it a bit of height.
I have had this tiny salt and pepper set for many years. It isn’t marked. I just love their expressions!
HomeGoods had four of these bowls this month too, they aren’t marked. Because my kitchen is red and white I can always use red dishes. These are a nice size.
This table setting makes me think of my daughter, and my mother as well because my mother loved strawberries.
If you like fruit, visit my Lemons tablescape here: https://www.whispersoftheheart.com/blog/2019/4/30/i-got-a-lemontable
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