Friday, March 14, 2014

Get Pink!!


Oh, how I wish that you could be in my city this time of year! It is time for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and you are invited. Here is your special invitation:




This is the front of the new schedule of events - if you would like to peek at the inside of the brochure, you can find the schedule HERE. We claim to be the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World" and with over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees, we may very well be! 



So, when we set a table for a fun event, during the festival, we really go all out for pink.  



I wished that I could have used pink cherry blossoms in the centerpiece, but I usually write and publish my Cherry Blossom Festival post, before the trees are in full bloom.  However, I used several different kinds of pink flowers in various white containers.




The pink Tulips are my favorites.  I put them into the tree trunk vase that I found recently, while shopping at my favorite Pine Mountain, Georgia store, Chanticleer. I once did an entire post on that wonderful shopping heaven and you can read about it HERE, in case you missed it.




I hope this photo will show you our love for pink.  It is one of the opening ceremonies from a previous year and, yes, real men do wear pink - that is our Mayor, Robert Reichart, on the right cutting the (you guessed it) pink ribbon. We have pink fashion shows, pink pancakes, pink parades, even a pink dog or two! Seriously, people have been known to dye a poodle or two!





For my place setting this year, I used Lenox "Opal Innocence" dinner plates, Anchor Hocking "Miss America" glass dinner plates and on top, "Mountain Cherry" salad plates by Narumi. The flatware was one of my grandmother's silverplate patterns, "Jasmine". A rose colored Fostoria water goblet and a "Cherry Blossom" wine glass by Mikasa were added.




Here is a better look at the crystal.  Can you see the pretty cherry blossoms etched into the Mikasa piece?



 Of course, nothing on a table could ever compare with these beauties.  I live very close to the farm that was owned by William A. Fickling, Sr. who started the Yoshino cherry tree craze in Macon many years ago.  Each March, the part of the farm that faces the road looks like the picture above.  Can you imagine??? Perhaps, you can understand why our festival is considered one of the "Top 20" in the South. You should see it once yourself - time to get pink and come on down!


Diane







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36 comments:

  1. OOO MY GOODNESS...how beautiful are your pinks. Your flowers, table and all the wonderful photos just BLEW MY SKIRT UP !! :)
    Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy all those cherry blossoms for me, too. :)

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  2. Oh, that's a gorgeous table setting!
    Happy Pink Saturday from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  3. What a stunning table. Looks so girly and pretty. I would love for you to share at the Bacon Time linky.

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  4. I have n ever been able to visit there when these trees wee blooming. It is an awesome sight.

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  5. Well I will have to "come on up" because I'm in South South Georgia. Had to go read your post on Chanticleer because my GreatGrands were from Pine Mountain.
    Love all your pinks...Happy Pink Saturday !

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  6. Oh my sweet lady, I'm smitten with that centerpiece with all the pink blooms all over your table in the pretty teapots! I'm gonna copy this one some day, I have the teapot at my left with the lace border too! The cherry blosoms are awesome as well! Happy Pink Saturday!
    FABBY

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  7. Oh boy, I forgot to mention how gorgeous your dishes are too...I love your table!
    FABBY

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  8. Diane, I do wish I could attend your cherry blossom festival. Will note that in my places to visit file. Such a delicate table setting -- love everything but especially the Miss America glass plates. In some of your photos it almost looks like the rims are openwork rather than solid glass. Enjoy the festivities!

    Debra

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  9. Love your dishes, Diane, your table is just gorgeous. What city are you in?

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  10. I love this beautiful pink and white table, Diane!

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  11. Your pinks are so lovely and refreshing for spring. I love all your pink flowers and your table setting is just gorgeous. I wish we had something blooming here, but I think it will be a while yet this far north.
    Enjoy your lovely blossoms and the warm weather that must come with it.
    Cindy

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  12. A+++ tablescape. I love everything. The faux bois vase is lovely. I went to the Chanticleer years ago and loved that shop. I bought the most real looking silk zinnias there. It is great it is still there because I believe it would have been in the early 2000's.
    I would love to see the gorgeous cheery trees. Wish I could gather my girl friends and take a road trip to Macon.

    Your centerpiece is very striking. I am pinning it right away. Of course, that runner is great. Everything works so well together.

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  13. What a spectacular idea...I adore every inch of this "pretty in pink" table, Diane!! No wonder your area goes all out.
    I didn't know that Georgia had cherry blossoms at all...I thought that was only in DC. I'd MUCH rather visit your state than our capital someday.
    I hope you have wonderful weather for the festival...you've certainly captured the essence of the celebration in your tablescape!

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  14. So so beautiful Diane. There is just something about a table done in pink that makes my heart glad. That faux bois is wonderful.. One of my latest fascinations.. Overall spectacular!
    LOVE, Mona

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  15. You've certainly captured a pretty in pink table, Diane. Thank you for sharing the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I wish I could attend the festival with you. xo

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  16. This table is pretty in pink!!! I love the cherry blossoms too but agree, pink tulips are very special. Great job.

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  17. Wow, I definitely need to get in my car and go see it! If your table is any indication on how beautiful it is....

    Love your table...Pink is such a gorgeous color that I can never get enough of it.

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  18. I love love love pink, and those men in the pink suits are so awesome! I have never seen a tree in bloom, it must be magnificent! Love your tree trunk vase!
    Jenna

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  19. Oh how beautiful! Yoshino Cherry trees are beautiful! What a fabulous time of the year- I hope this year will be grand! I love love those glass Anchor Hocking Miss America dishes! The tulips are so pretty- what a great color!
    I live in a community that is known to be the largest producer of tart cherries in the U.S. We get to see a huge blast of cherry trees blooming each year but they aren't the ornamental type like the Yoshino Cherry tree. Too bad it doesn't last a lot longer but it sure is beautiful to see!

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  20. Hi Maam D...

    Just loving your pretty pink settings. Oh! I do love all you treasures too. they are to drool for,

    Hope you have a great day.

    P.S.
    You mentioned on how I lose some kgs. Well, my way:
    - I am willing
    - Have a goal
    - start with light activities, walk, swimming & yoga classes
    - lessen the carbs spec the sweets
    - do it everyday
    - do it with someone who have the same goal
    -Njoy

    Hugs,
    /CC gir

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  21. Just lovely! The plates are wonderful...love that stemware.

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  22. Beautiful Table! Love the napkins and the stemware.

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  23. So pretty! Love the small containers filled with flowers. I too wish I could see your cherry blossom festival!

    Always wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - Alma, the Tablescaper

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  24. Oh, please, please, please have a bloggers' weekend and be sure to invite me next year, Diane. It sounds wonderful! And, oh, could you also invite lil ole me to lunch at your house too, at the same, exact, beautiful table??? :) This table is so....inspiring? yes, but there's another word I'm looking for....something with breathing out, as in a sigh of satisfaction. And that pink Miss America?? Wow. I know you'll believe me when I tell you that I recently saw many pieces of Miss America in green at an antique shop, and I pretty much fell in love with the pattern, and here you have it. Love it in pink (yes, I've seen it since). And the goblet, and the pink flowers in the darling white teapots....Yes! I'd like to come along next year!! :) Beautiful! ~Zuni

    PS Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Purple Passion table (your favorite, you said!! Thanks!!), and for the YES vote on the amethyst goblets--the yeses are winning!! :)

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  25. Oh, bestill my heart! This table is beyond gorgeous. You have honored the celebration in your city well with a spectacular choice of dishes, linens (LOVE those napkins!), flatware and crystal (the Mikasa pattern is exquisite). Can't say enough about everything: especially your centerpiece! Bravo!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  26. Your table is beautiful Diane. The pink Anchor Hocking over the Lenox Opal Innocence dinner plates then topped with the beautiful Mountain Cherry salad plates are a wonderful combination to give tribute to your Cherry Blossom Festival. I love the napkins and the tulips in the lovely tree trunk vase too.

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  27. Great post! I always think of Washington when I hear of cherry blossom festival, I didn't realize Georgia had such a big event!! It sounds like a fabulous celebration. Your table is gorgeous, I love the Miss America glass plates and the napkins especially. It is a grand nod to the wonderful occasion!

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  28. I really enjoyed the gorgeous cherry blossoms when we went to DC. I love your table. The color is so sweet. Pretty glasses and pretty everything. Been so busy, trying to catch up on comments. I am in FL visiting the grandkids and then going on a cruise next week. Not easy to babysit 2 yr old twins and 10 month old baby and I even have my teenage granddaughter and daughter to help lol...Christine

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  29. Beautiful and so feminine...would be great for a ladies luncheon. I love the tree trunk vase. Our trees are a long way from blossoming.
    Have a wonderful week, Diane.

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  30. What a gorgeous and feminine table setting. Such sweetness and and elegance.

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  31. I am not normally a "pink" person, but this table is stunning. Those flowers are gorgeous, and I love the pink glass plates. Thanks for visiting my blog. I do hope that you make the tangerine pie. The next time I make it, I think I'll add 1/2 teaspoon of zest. I do love tangerines!

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  32. I love your blog and all your pink. I live in Sandersville, GA only about 60 miles away. I'm so excited to find someone so close to home who loves the same things I do. I am going to following you. Hope you'll visit too. This is so eloquent.

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  33. Oh how pretty. I am sooo in love with those pink Miss America glass plates. They look like lace against the white. Absolutely stunning. Wonderful tree trunk vase, and your mixture of pink flowers is so pretty. laurie

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  34. Your table is absolutely lovely. Your plates are delicate and pink flowers in white contenants make a wonderful center piece;

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  35. I'd have to agree with Laurie R. Those delicate plates look almost like lace....just so pretty! What a lovely table!

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  36. Can't believe I missed this post! So pretty Diane!

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