Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vegetable Garden Tablescape & A Recipe!

I have been collecting items for this tablescape for several months now
and I'm very pleased with how well it turned out!

The vegetable pick is from Michael's Craft Store in the $1 bin, and the greenery sprays  I found at Goodwill for $1.50 each.
When I got them home I found Walmart tags on them for $7.99 each!

The Aunt Jenny's Peas jar belonged to my Mom and I have had the S&P set for several years but they were also a Goodwill purchase--I forget how much.

These were a MUST for this tablescape, I found these at Michael's Craft Store as well.
Too cute!!

The red and green flower shaped plates were a yard sale find for $2.
 I thought they helped pick up the colors in the tablecloth.

 The napkins are actually kitchen hand towels that I cut in half  so that I would have four of them instead of the two that I found. You can read about the towels HERE. 

This stemware is from my wedding.

My tablecloth was a Goodwill find for $2.50!!

The cabbage bowls were purchased at Goodwill as well. $6 for the large serving one  (I have it upside down for my centerpiece) and 8 small ones. What a great deal those were!!

The asparagus dish I purchased at the local Peddlers Mall for $4

This is a recipe for Skinny Taco Dip!
I have it pinned on my recipe board on Pinterest.
You can go HERE to see other recipe's that I have pinned!
I'd love to have you as a follower and I'd be happy to follow you back as well. 

  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz black olives,
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning andmix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish.Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a really wonderful week!

This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Seasonal Sunday's
Make it Pretty Monday

Tabletop Tuesday
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday!
Your Cozy Home Party
Let's Dish!


  1. You have found some perfect little touches to go with your veggie theme! I like how you used your cabbage bowl as a pedestal for your centerpiece. Love the lettuce place cards!!

  2. What a wonderfully creative tablescape! I love it :)

  3. You have put together an adorable table! Love all the vegetable garden touches. That tablecloth is a find for sure! Great job once again!

  4. Aledia: What a great tablescape. I can't believe someone can find that many vegetable inspired articles to set a whole table. Just darling..Thanks for sharing and Happy Friday..Judy

  5. Your table looks great, love the idea of cutting hand towels in half for napkins:@)

  6. Wow, such a cute creative tablescape, all center around your veggie theme. Great finds, you always seems to find such good bargains. It pays to always be on the outlook for a good deal.

  7. Aledia, your table is very cute and full of creative thought. Looks like a bountiful harvest! Thanks for sharing.

  8. The tablecloth is gorgeous, cheerful, happy and summery, I love it!! Your entire tablescape is so thought out perfectly, with such pretty elelemnts, like ther cutout napkins, so are so creative pretty girl. Loving your veggie theme and with the great finds too. Hugs,

  9. Hi Aledia,

    This vegetable garden tablescape is definitely plum perfect!! You did a great job -- this is so creative. I love your tablecloth and towel napkins, and your cabbage bowls from Goodwill were a real bargain! I'm a little envious, because I never find anything that nice at our Goodwill. :)

    Your recipe looks festive and delicious; thank you for sharing it. Thanks so much for your visit and you sweet comments. I hope you have a great week.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  10. Hi Aledia,

    I left you a comment earlier, but wanted to let you know that I'm now a follower on your blog. Have a lovely day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  11. You should be pleased with how it's turned out. It's a magnificent table! Love all of the details. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Cannot believe the goodies you found at Goodwill. The cabbage bowls...I adore. Please share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. It goes live at 8am CST. Thank you for the visit, sweet comment and the follow. Happily following you back via Linky. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  13. I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at

  14. Wow Aledia, Your table is lovely. I always look forward to your tablescapes.

  15. I love this theme! You found some great items to pull it all together too.

  16. Oh my word, this is so fun. Your linens are perfect and your accessories with all the veggies on them are so cute. What a great tablescape. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Hi Aledia, Your tablescape is sooo cute with all your amazing finds. LOVE the vegetable theme!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments. Appreciate the follow. Mary Alice

  18. Your table is beautiful and so well thought out!

  19. Your veggie tablescape is so cute, Aledia. Love the signs and I love all your thrifty finds and vintage items....Christine

  20. Gardening at the table is one of my favorite pastimes! You've harvested some great finds and you towels cut and used as napkins are genius! What a fun collection :)

  21. Gardening fan that I am, I LOVE this tablescape! It is just perfect down to the last detail. The tablecloth is fabulous and I cannot believe what a bargain you got at Goodwill. I am definitely going to have to start shopping the thrift stores. Wonderful!

  22. This is just adorable. What a cute idea for a summer table. You are so creative and so good at finding incredible bargains. It turned out great.

  23. What a great job you did, Aledia, on your tablescape. You find the best deals at your GW. I love the towels turned into napkins.

  24. I'm your newest follower :)

  25. I love using veggies in decorating because they are so coloful and uniquely shaped. All of your peices work so well together starting with the fun tablecloth. Very clever with the towels/napkins. Very well put together table!

    Robin Flies South

  26. I think you should leave this tablescape up all summer! Love the veggie theme!

  27. Lettuce give thanks for your wonderful table! It came together beautifully, so many interesting elements! The tablecloth is great!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

  28. This is just cute, cute, cute!! Unique theme, haven't seen one like it before! Great job!


  29. You are so creative. Such a neat theme and so appropriate for our season. Love all the little items and the Lettuce sign is adorable. You are such a great shopper, I want to go shopping with you. I think having a theme in mind when you shop really helps. Surely helps you. Great table. Kudos to you, Ginger :)

  30. Hello Aledia~ What a cheery summertime table...clever idea to cut the hand towels and make them into napkins! :)

  31. I feel healthier just looking at this table with all those veggies!!!!!!! GREAT find on the white cabbage bowls!

  32. Darling table! I have some vegetable mugs that would fit right in.

    Cathy <;)

  33. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  34. Aledia, this is a darling table -- and perfect for this time of year, with all of the wonderful summer produce! I know you had fun putting it all together. Thank you for your kind comments -- I'm late returning the favor, as I've been out of town.

  35. Hi lovely lady.
    Im so sorry... I have miss this Beautiful tablescape. All the colors of summer wonderful for a get together with friends and family. I hope you have a wonderful week with family.
    XXOO Diane


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