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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Hamburger Lunch Tablescape

Oh my!
 "We're on our way. What's for lunch?"
Umm Umm Hamburgers!

So out came the quilt i made for our youngest.
Denim and flannel. Old shirts, scraps, etc. Love how comforting it is.
Some camping plates. Metal, Divided. Heavy!
Red Cambridge flatware.
Red bubble glasses.
Red check napkins secured in red knot napkin rings.

No time to run to the store.. pull the burlap sunflowers off the buffet.
Plop onto the table.
Add some votives. 
Who says you can't have candles at lunch???

And this is what you have.
Fun, casual and easy.
Quick napkin story. These red check napkins came all the way from Switzerland.
On a Bernina dealer's trip (I used to work for Bernina, USA. LOVED, Loved loved that job.),
we took a train ride on the Bernina Express.

source
The Bernina Express will take you to Piz Bernina, or the Bernina mountain. Anyway.
They had lunch for us. Served wrapped up in this very sturdy, darling lapkins.
Of course, the hoarder collector that I am, I took every one whose owner did not 
want theirs. What a wonderful reminder of a really good time!

 I really have some cute pictures, but they are on the hard drive that needs to go in for some special, individual attention. Much easier to think of it that way!

 The One Kings Lane pitcher adds just the right amount of rustic charm to the table.
see the lacy leaf peaking out?

 It belongs to these Hobby Lobby sunflowers. They are made of burlap and I just love them!!


   This quilt is a simple square of flannel with  windowpanes of denim fabric. 
The quilting is all repetitive stars. 
Not all quilts have to be masterpieces. ;-)

A bit closer view of the leaf. It's quite stiff. And there is a wire for giving it shape.
 
 Really loving this look. How about you?


 The weather was awesome on Sunday!
We've been out of the triple digits for a few days and everybody's tempers
have certainly departed the boiling point!!

 So glad you dropped in.
I love having company.
Expected or not!

Cast:
Quilt - handmade by me
Plates - camping gear
Glasses - red bubble glasses from Stein Mart
Flatware - SteinMart
Napkins - Bernina Express, Switzerland
Napkin Rings - World Market
Flowers - Hobby Lobby
Pitcher - One Kings Lane


ps... This is not Regan, this is Billy. He rules the yard. Allows you to pet him until he realizes you are petting him. Wants in, but not if you are there. Regan wants him to come in and play, but if you talk to Billy, Regan does not like it. Anyway, he and Scaredy Cat are well taken care of. They keep the back yard safe. :-)

33 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow I want to come to your house for hamburgers. Your tablescape is fabulous. I love the quilt tablecloth, it's beautiful.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great day.
Mary

thepaintedapron.com said...

Yes, I love it! Looks so USA, and perfect for the all American hamburger! Love the burlap flowers in the pitcher too
Jenna

Mona said...

Marlis,
I just love those plates..this whole table is great..and I felt like I was running around with you getting all these goodies to make this lovely table...nice quilt...enjoyed your writing and decorating today..
Love, Mona

Tea in Texas said...

So glad you had a outdoor hamberger lunch! The red and white check napkins are wonderful for recalling a trip! We are having rain so a break in the weather. The cute quilt makes a great tablecloth and your metal plates are perfect for outdoors and yummy burgers. The thought of hambergers is making my mouth water! Thanks for sharing this tablescape!

Pam

Entertaining Women said...

For me, it's all about that fantastic quilt...masterpiece or not. The table elements go together so well, I'm pretty sure that I can hear them singing. Rats! I never did get to Hobby Lobby to buy those sunflowers. I'll bet that they're gone by now. Oh well....Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Mary said...

What a fun impromptu table! I love the quilt~ the flannel squares with the denim are wonderful! And I love that you confiscated napkins from your lunch and can enjoy them and the memories they represent.

Debbie said...

In my mind, when I think of picnicking outside, THIS is what the table looks like. It's so festive and summery looking.

The outing sounds exactly like my cup of tea, too.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love this! It makes me want to pull out my jeans, a red plaid shirt and a straw hat! I really like the burlap sunflowers and the pitcher is wonderful.

You did a beautiful job with the quilt. I can barely sew a button on something!

Thank you for visiting me!

Sarah said...

Marlis, oh this is a such fun. I absolutely love your quilt. It's the star of your table! Your red touches and the burlap flowers are a perfect compliment. Well done! Love a good hamburger..........Sarah

xinex said...

I love the quilt, Marlis. You made it? Wow! I love this fun tablescape, like a picnic. The checkered napkins are perfect. Love the divided plates too...Christine

Diane said...

Oh what a lovely setting for your table, Marlis! I adore your beautiful quilt and the napkins with the great story behind them. Love all of the red!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

The table does look like a fun and inviting place to be...love the elements of the quilt and the red checks and of course that wonderful flatware...loved the look...come on over for a visit I have some watermelon for you and a delicious cocktail is waiting...Phyllis

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a fun table! Love the quilt, and the camping plates are great. Great napkin story we collectors can appreciate! :)

tablescapesbybev said...

This is so beautiful! I used to have those same camping plates, and they are great. Your attention to detail is truly gifted.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I LOVE this tablescape! I never think to use my red glassware except for during the holidays! I never thought of using it in this type of casual setting but it looks fantastic! I also am loving those sunflowers! I see a trip to HL in my future!

AshTreeCottage said...

Such a pretty and fun table and oh how I love those Hobby Lobby flowers!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love your quilt, Marlis! I would schlep it everywhere! I love it on the table with all your reds and those neat plates. One of the things I like best when you visit for a meal is the stories like the one you shared about your napkins. Perfect summer table in the yard!

Sharlotte said...

Yes, yes, yes, I love this! I love the burlap flowers, the quilt, the pitcher, the napkins. Oh those napkins. What a neat story! And every time you use them, they bring back such great memories! (I love that!)
I really like the colors, so summery, yet perfect in the shade.
I hope you had a lovely hamburger lunch (with cheese!)
Stay cool my friend!!!
Sharlotte

Shelia said...

What a pretty setting, Marlis, and I love hamburgers! :) That's quite a story about your napkins! I'll bet that was a great job. Do you own a Bernina machine? I'll bet you do! The quite looks just perfect and full of memories. Love every thing on your table.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

I love your quilt...it is as cute as can be.
The whole table is just precious.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Yes, I love it! Love it all, the quilt, the cute checked napkins, the red glasses especially (those are on my wish list). Great, great table.

Pat Cantwell said...

Marlis,
Love your Hamburger Lunch tablescape using the plaid quilt for a table covering!!!
Nothin' says comfort more than a comforter (quilt) and nothin' says lovin' more than Momma's home cooking!!!
The story of how you aquired the red & white check napkins is priceless!!!
How sweet of you to take care of Billy! Of course, I know Regan is and always will be your "Main Man"!
Fondly,
Pat

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love the red and denim and esp the burlap flowers!

Christine Graves said...

Marlis, your table is bold, bright and I love the burlap flowers and pops of red!

It's so vibrant....I'm doing a wolf whistle sister!

Martha said...

Lovely table! Love the quilt as a tablecloth!

SavannahGranny said...

This is so adorable and fun. I love that the quilt was made by you. I like for possessions to have meaning just like the checked red napkins. Love that story, sounds like me. I think I have been missing out for not camping. Great plates.
xoGinger

suzyq said...

Marlis, I'd love to call in for a hamburger!!! I love your quilt - I used to quilt a lot but these days time seems to get away from me!! Must be getting old and slow...lol.
Suzyq

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I'd love a hamburger lunch too, specially in that lovely setting outside, Marlis and I specially love the quilt you made...awesome! I loved your story too. Enjoy the last days of summer. Hugs,
FABBY

Laurie Ritchey said...

Marlis, I love this! I love that the quilt (I'm impressed with your skills!) and the napkins (I would have taken all I could get too) have memories attached to them. The metal divided dishes are so great looking, and what charming faux flowers. This table says relax and have fun in a big way. laurie

Maria C said...

(Sigh) That quilt! Anything with plaid enthralls me, and then knowing that you made it for your son! How do you even put a price tag on this love??? Your table is wonderful. Perfect for this time of year when we want to be casual and enjoy the outdoors. I like the touch of yellow from the flowers balancing all the red! Lovely!

Ann Krucek said...

I'm loving you plaid quilt!! Very cute! Your table looks like a wonderful summer setting. I love the metal camping plates, they lend to the wonderful casual feel.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Marlis, I would love to sit at your table and enjoy a hamburger. I love being outdoors and enjoying a great burger with friends. Your table is perfect for this summer delight. Love the quilt, and the glasses are oh so special but the napkins are really special and from Switzerlandm wow!! I could love to ride that red train, what fun that would be. Great job!

Kathleen said...

That quilt makes a perfect backdrop to this fun table! I love those gingham napkins, and I LOVE hamburgers! The flowers are a great addition, so cheerful!
I planned to have a Burger Night party this summer, so far, I haven't gotten to it! I bought all those little basket and liners at the end of summer last year, so what am I waiting for?
Thanks for linking up!

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