Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

Since setting my kitchen table for the Table of Fish for a Day post, I wanted to set this table filled with fruit.

Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

I left the lemon/lime beverage server on the side table after clearing away the table of fish.

Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

I clipped a few iris blooms from out in the yard – and then headed to the Magnolia tree for branches.

Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

There was one final peony, too.

Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

Earlier in the day, our neighbor had brought over the basket of strawberries grown from friends at a nearby farm.  Yum!

Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

I got busy making pudding for the egg cups so a delicious, juicy strawberry could be placed on top.  (Pudding was on my mind all last week, as you saw in Sunday’s post (Proof in the Pudding).

Fruitful Bounty Tablescape

With all the colors in the table-cloth (which used to be my kitchen curtain fabric in Georgia, so I’m especially fond of it), I tried to use most of the colors in the plate stack.PLATE STACK

I realize three salad plates might seem a little extreme.  But, adding the white plate helped give some brightness and life to the stack.

The Edges

I have no fruit napkin rings, but the roosters were just the right colors for the table.

Rooster Napkin Rings

At the last minute, I remembered these fruit stems I found at a thrift store a couple of years ago.  The blue glasses are from Dollar Tree.


A funny thing happened just after setting this table.  Fun Son called and said he and his special female friend were headed our way for the afternoon and evening.

Chocolate Pudding Cups

Perfect!  We had help eating the pudding cups.  🙂

I have two important questions for you.  Have you ever made a big to-do over pudding and pretended you made it from scratch?  Do you find it hard to admit to using a boxed instant mix?

I tried to go down that road of pretense, but I couldn’t follow through with it.  I found it impossible to tell a lie!  Ha!


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  1. says

    Kim, when I saw your first photo I said I know that fabric well. I used it for several clients’ kitchen window treatments many years ago, I always loved it! I lode all the color you have used for your table, so energetic and fun! I don’t keep boxed pudding in my pantry, but I always have the ingredients on hand for pudding. I don’t usually stop with pudding…I make a chocolate pie to add to the calories! Happy Wednesday!
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    • says

      Thanks, Pam. I always loved my kitchen curtains with that colorful fruit. I didn’t like having to leave them in our previous kitchen, but at least I had a scrap of fabric to make into a table cover. As far as pudding, I keep it for making the pound cakes that call for it. I don’t usually make pudding with the mix, which probably seems weird. I know you’re ready for your sweet grand to get here. I hope you’re having a blessed week!