Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday.. Turkey


Double duty post time … Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday..

First: Tablescape Thursday…

Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our Hostess for this fun party.. Please head over and visit her and her always beautiful blog and check out all those participating in today’s Tablescape Thursday.  Just click the button below.

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Since all the sunflowers are blooming all around .. I decided to keep my centerpiece from the 4th and coordinate my table using the red & yellow.  Here’s the bright morning sunshine coming in .. I love morning time in my house… the sun rising from the backside of my home.. which is where most of the windows are located. 


In the evening … just a hint of the sunset.


  • Silk Sunflowers & Geraniums … From Hobby Lobby
  • Red Glass Canister … Kirklands


  • The Fruit Stoneware is American Simplicity.. From Target


The red apple almost looks like a red bell pepper..


  • Red & Ivory Napkins are Home Trends … From Target
  • Black Metal Napkin Rings… From Pier1
  • Red Place Mats … Pier1


  • Green Pepper Salt & Pepper Shakers… Garden Ridge

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  • Clear Water Stemware … Pier1
  • Amber Gold Chris Madden Veneto Flutes… JC Penny


  • MainStays Red Sedona Dinnerware… Wal-Mart


  • Home Trends Calvert Square Lacquer Charger.. Wal-Mart.
  • Cambridge Jubilee Yellow Flatware… from Ross.
  • Smoke Black Flatware.. Garden Ridge.


  • Fake Pears… Garden Ridge
  • Those sad looking limes… *Hanging Head in Shame*


On To The Food…

To see more delicious treats.. Head over to Designs by Gollum and see what Gollum and everyone else has cooking. Click the button below to join in.



What’s on the Menu… Spinach.

I had a handful of fresh spinach leftover.. not enough for another salad so I thought I’d toss in a lil in a Italian Bowtie pasta I was making.

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Italian Bow Tie Pasta..

  • Bow Tie Pasta… any brand
  • Newman’s Own Fat-Free Italian Dressing
  • Cherry or Plum Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Grated Parmesan
  • Julienne Carrots
  • Fresh Spinach


  • Cook pasta drain and rinse.
  • Add 2/3 cup salad dressing to the bow tie pasta and stir together.
  • Add the tomatoes, carrots, spinach and parmesan cheese. Toss to coat. Ready to serve!
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    Turkey Sandwich … hold the lettuce & add the Spinach. We love Spinach & Tomatoes.. Can you tell.

    • Whole Wheat Sandwich Bun
    • Butterball Oven Roasted Turkey Breast.. Deli
    • Fresh Tomatoes
    • Fresh Spinach
    • Italian Dressing


    Thank you so much for dropping by for my addition to both Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday.. Special Thanks to Susan & Gollum for always graciously hosting these fun weekly events.. Make sure you drop by and send em both a lil love.

    Have A Great Weekend Y’all… Hugs, Debbie


    1. Debbie,
      I truly love this! The centerpiece is so beautifully done, the china is lovely and the food, like wow, that looks fabulous! Are the apple bowls from target a recent purchase? I so need to find some! Cindy

    2. Your tablescape is just gorgeous. I love all the red and yellow. All of the fruit and veggies look so good and so pretty. Love the flower arrangement, and it's perfect with the beautiful dishes. I especially love those black chargers, very pretty and different. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

    3. I love this!

      I have the fruit plates and the black napkin rings from Pier One.

      Your meal looks delicious!

    4. Such a pretty tablescape -- love all the color on your table. and the food looks yummy too - I love spinach as well.

    5. Another happy looking table. Oh I have hung my head in shame many times when I look at my photos.
      I could eat spinach and tomatoes every day. Mmmm good. That sandwich looks so good and I am so hungry right now.

    6. Hi Debbie: I love your tablescape. It's so bright and cheery! - The

    7. Wow, I'm not sure what is making me drool more ... the tablescape or the food! All I can say is what time is dinner? :)


    8. This is all just beautiful! All those pretty bright colors are so cheery! Great job!

      Food sounds good too!


    9. I love your table. So colorful and wonderful! The sandwiches look delish!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

    10. Just beautiful - but would you please post some photo's of where you keep all your dishes?

    11. Another gorgeous tablescape and dinner looks delish! We love spinach in our house...may have to try your recipes!!

    12. I love your color combinations. Happy TT to you!

    13. Sunflowers are my fav and I love the colour combo you put with them. Nice apple dishes and love the green pepper salt & pepper!


    14. Hi, Jade..
      Your table is one of the prettiest I've seen and you know we see a LOT here on Thursdays. It is just beautiful...I love the colors..everything!
      The food...oh, my..looks so delicious. Yum!

    15. Your tablescape is so pretty, and I love those s/p shakers. Those "apple" dishes are cute as they can be. Your sandwich looks delicious. laurie

    16. Hi Debbie, beautiful table! I love all the layers! Food looks yummy too!
      Great job!

    17. Debbie you AMAZE me!! Evertime I see all you do I feel like I've popped in to HGTV! Do they KNOW about you?! I think you would have a fulltime job there.

      Hey, I've got a favor to ask and it's not small. I need a button again and not for me but for a baby in need.

      Our pastor's daughter and her husband (both early 20's) recently moved to Oklahoma and they just sent me an email about a dear young family in our area who are struggling mightily with a life and death situation with their toddler son. Here's the story:

      I would like to post about this and put a button up that people could grab to ask for prayer on their sites as we all did for Stellan for so long. If you are willing, I will ask them for a tight-shot of him that we could use as the photo button. I just thought of you because you are such a loving person. If you do not have the time it's perfectly okay and I'll head a different direction. Thank you, Debbie. :)

    18. Oh Debbie this is truly beautiful my all the colors you chose...that yello really makes the whole thing pop...You always set a beautiful table...and the Food looks YUMMY..great post Debbie...May you have a great week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

    19. I love your beautiful tablescape. Your sunflower centerpiece really brightens the table...Christine

    20. Oh, why am I NOT surprised that YOU would do something so kind and gracious?! Thank you, Debbie. I am waiting to hear back from the parents right now. I'll let you know as soon as I do and forward you the photo file.

      You have it all OVER Martha Stewart. You are multi-talented AND nice. Please, step in anytime!!!!

    21. You definitely have a talent for setting beautiful and appetizing table. But your menu is what makes it a complete package - "beauty and the feast"! Bravo!

    22. Pretty colors - the great state of Kansas folks surely will love this table and the food looks and sounds delicious!

    23. What a bright and cheerful table! Your mix of dishes is wonderful, and the pasta salad is making my mouth water! LOL :)

    24. I love a bold and colorful table! Beautiful, and it looks so yummy too. I love tomatoes also!

    25. very nice! love all the different plate shapes and colors.

    26. Hi Debbie, your table is lovely.....I adore the lushness of the entire setting and the wonderful colors. Your food is delicious looking! Yum. Great job.


    27. Your table is beautiful and your food makes me hungry, looks great!

    28. BEAUTIFUL table and yummy food... what more could a girl ask for!

    29. Gorgeous table...yummy looking food! This is my first tablescape much fun!

    30. I can't explain how much I've loved yellow and red together; since I was a teen! As soon as I saw that red glass canister, I knew I was in love with this tablescape! And the bell peppers and (don't be ashamed...) limes. And oh, I'm going to remember how you listed where you bought everything. So easy to find out what came from where without going back through the post. Thanks for the tip!

    31. Beautiful table and a great way to use left over spinach. Wonderful!


    32. Creative tables...creative foods...What a combination!!! You are a woman after my own heart.
      The colorful palette of your table is so pleasing. I especially love the fruit dishes. Well done!

      Jane (Artfully Graced)

    33. Love your tablescape. And sunflowers are the all american summer flower to me. The colors remind me that summer will soon turn to fall. I can't wait.

    34. Very Pretty! The food looks so good.

    35. Debbie, Love the colors you put together and OMG the food looks great. I will be looking for some black chargers.

      Happy Thursday.


    36. You did a really nice job on this ... great color combinations!

      I smiled when I saw your limes ... I noticed some in the kitchen tonight that look exactly like yours. We'd better use 'em ... or lose 'em!

      Thank you for the lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoy polishing silver too ... I think you and I are in the minority these days!!!

      Have a happy Friday!

      Bye for now,

    37. What a beautiful table scape, I am just in love with your dishes...and that turkey sandwich, holy cow does it look good.

    38. Hi Miss Debbie-
      It is so nice to meet you. I am now a follower. Your table is stunning, and the sandwich has my mouth watering!

      I'll be back!


    39. Wow, Can I come for lunch? I love the dishes, the table and I want a bite of that turkey sandwich.

    40. You set such a beautiful table. Your photos of the tablescape and food are remarkable. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Have a wonderful day.

    41. Sunflowers and red? I am in love with this tablescape! Lunch looks scrumptious, I love how you did your pasta salad — one can never have enough pasta recipes, I could eat it everyday!

    42. Oh Debbie, Knock, knock, I'm at the door for dinner. The table is so beautiful and the food looks so scrumptous. Outstanding post. Happy Friday. Country Hugs, Sherry

    43. The food looks fantastic! Now I'm hungry again and will be making a trip to the refrigerator, thank you very much!
      The tablescaping is stunning!
      'LOVING your dining chairs!

    44. Debbie the tablescape is just gorgous, I so love the colors. And the food YUMMY...I love sfresh spinich and you can't go wrong with pasta. It all looked so homey if that is a word.LOL. Thank you again for sharing with me and commenting on my blog. I commented on it but itonly showed on my blog I think???? I'm still learning this.
      Have a wonderful weekend

    45. Hi Debbie!

      Your tablesetting is so bright and cheery, I love that you used that gorgeous glass canister to hold that fabulous bouquet of such realistic looking sunflowers and geraniums!!
      Darn I wish we had a Hobby Lobby Store here!!

      Your sandwich and pasta look oh so yummy too!!

      Beautiful job!
      Thanks for the peek!

    46. What a gorgeous table and a mouth watering meal....Im heading over- you made my hungry!

    47. Your blog is really interesting... Good Luck...keep writing.
      Blessings to you and your family…….

    48. Oh who wouldn't be thrilled to be a guest at your table. Those are such cheery and happy colors and everything is layered and looks great.
      Happy Twirls

    49. I still love, love, love that tablescape and your sandwich makes me so hungry. It looks so pretty and delicious. I wanted to let you know that the next "Cloche Party" is scheduled for Sept. 11th for the Fall season. Grab the button on my sidebar to remind you and to let your friends know. See you there. Hugs, Marty


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