Strawberry Festival Tablescape & April Cornell Giveaway Winner

Strawberry Festival Tablescape & Giveaway Winner!

A big heartfelt THANK YOU  to everyone who participated in StoneGable’s very first giveaway. I read and cherished each and every comment!!!! I was stunned and thrilled and a little bit teary (happy tears) over the generousity and encouragement of all of you!
And a thank you to April Cornell for the great merchandise, kind words and support!
There were 444 entries. Using True Random Number Generator ( I could not figure how to get the little picture of the number chosen to my blog~ techie dinosaur!), the winning number is 224!
Congratulations to:
Glenda at D. Jean Quarles, A Write Life.
Please e-mail me your address so I can get your April Cornell and more winnings out to you.
And thank you again, EVERYONE, for making this a successful giveaway!
Strawberry Festival Tablescape
It’s Strawberry time, and in this part of the country the strawberries are lucious this year! This beautiful red jewel of a fruit has inspired this week’s table!
What could be more fun that having a Strawberry Festival Luncheon with a few good girlfriends?
When I found these fine china dishes at HomeGoods this winter, I tucked them away just for this day! I just knew that the strawberry inspired “Berry Fields” dishes from Creative Tops would be a great inspiration and become a favorite.
I paired them up with my favorite and leaf and berry chargers (HG), red chargers and  lovely creamy white wedgewood salad plates.
A white tablecloth makes a clean crisp background. And each placesetting is anchored by a bright spring green and white embroidered placemat. The material reminds me of sundress material from summers gone by!
Red casual flatware with silver toned accents add a punch of color against the placemats.
The double napkins are gathered together with a green straw napkin ring. The under napkin is a textured red and the top napkin is red with a white woven repeated design.  I often use two napkins for a fuller look.
Red and green is not just for Christmas! It can look very fresh summery too!
I love to welcome each guest to my table with a little take-home gift! StoneGable Strawberry Jam in jars dressed up with pretty paper lids and matching bows are a cheery hello!
Check back on Saturday a “how to make homemade jam” tutorial and SG’s recipe. Yummy!
Red fluted glasses with a small stem  will hold homemade ice tea or water.
A creamer and sugar bowl in the Berry Fields design add to the festive feel of the table.
The centerpiece is a simple white ironstone pitcher filled with red sweetheart roses and pink and white astilbies.
A white berry bowl  full of sweet red strawberries and freshly picked mint is ready for the girls to help themselves. The bowl is designed like a collander~ just wash the berries, slide the bowl on the plate and take it to the table. We eat lots of berries at StoneGable and this is a well used bowl in my kitchen!
My table promotes “Eat dessert first“! Identical pedestal cake stands flank the pitcher of roses.
One cake stand is filled with an elegent and very easy strawberry dessert. Delicious! Come back for the recipe and more yummy pictures to be posted Thursday evening.
The other cake stand holds dessert plates in the Berry Field’s pattern and a silver dessert server.
All is ready for an afternoon of girlfriends and  fun!
Field Greens with Strawberries, Candied Pecan and Bleu in a Champagne Viniagrette
Lobster Salad on Toast Points
Tortelini Salad
Strawberry Festival Dessert in Puffed Pastry Cups
Iced Tea
I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday. To see creative and inspiring tablescapes visit Between Naps On The Porch! Thanks Susan for hosting this highlight of the week!


  1. says

    I’ll take it…all of it! Wrap it up and send it to my house! This whole tablescape would look so great in my home…all of my favorite colors!

    Miss Queen of the Tablescapes…you have done it again! This is just breathtaking…I think it might be one of my favorites…don’t hold me to that though…next weeks tablescape might take the cake!

    Your artistry never ceases to amaze me…GORGEOUS!


  2. says

    This is the sweetest, cheeriest table ever! I so love strawberries, could eat them all day…on these dishes especially…can’t wait for your delicious recipes! 😀

  3. says

    Just lovely. Bright and refreshing. I could reach right in and take a bite of one of those lucious berries.

    I’m hosting a meme on Sunday, “Summer Sundays”. It’s all about what summer means to YOU, like strawberries! Hope you’ll join us.

    – The Tablescaper

  4. says

    Such beauty, Yvonne, and the strawberry jam on each cake is the sweetest. How could you open such a pretty jam jar! You outdid yourself on this ‘scape I think! Happy mid-week,


  5. says

    What a find that strawberry china was! I love how you’ve put this table together — perfect in every detail. And that dessert looks incredible!

  6. says

    This is one of my favorite tablescapes ever! I love strawberries and the little jar of jam at each place setting just really set it off!! Everything goes perfectly together and is so fresh and summery looking!

  7. says

    Yvonne, Your strawberry themed table is so cheerful, refreshing and simply lovely. You always pay so much attention to the minutest of details. You’re so talented!
    I have the same glasses but mine are purple.

    Have a lovely evening,


  8. says

    The Berry Fields pattern is beautiful and you have set such an inviting table. Dessert does look yummy and I can’t wait to see the recipe. You have some lucky girlfriends, Yvonne, to share your delightful tablescape, homemade jam, and mouth-watering menu!

    I must also say that your photography is fabulous. I am awed by your photos!

  9. says

    Yvonne, I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend your luncheon, the invitation didn’t get here in time to plan my trip half way across the country! There is nothing to not like about your stunning table! I really like the red stemware…I can almost smell the strawberry shortcake…oh, and the cute little hostess gift of homemade jam. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent for setting gorgeous tables each week.

  10. says

    Yvonne, fabulous table! The strawberry dishes are beautiful, but the way you’ve layered them really sets them apart. Love the little jar of jam and the strawberry on each plate. The strawberry shortcake is making me hungry! My motto has always been: “Eat dessert first!”
    Thanks for sharing yet another spectacular tablescape! ~ Sarah

  11. says

    Oh well, if I didn’t win the give away, I would be very happy to sit at that table! Just lovely! I have those rings..PBarn ?
    What a wonderful take home gift! Strawberries just coming in here..
    I will have to come back for your recipe!

  12. says

    OK, that’s it…I am officially inviting myself for lunch:):) I would HAPPILY drive the 50 mins. to your wonderful home!!!! This is SOOO beautiful and inviting. I know I say that every time but every single one of your tables are a work of art!!!!! You never miss a detail. The little jars are adorable, where ever did you find them??? I hope you post the recipe for the lobster salad too! I love to have friends for lunch too so would like to make the lobster salad. Have a great week. XO, Pinky OH, congratulations to the LUCKY winner!!!!!

  13. says

    YUM, YUM, YUM!!! It all looks divine and the tablescape is so wonderful and summery!
    p.s. I made the wonderful slow cooker beef stew yesterday. We are still smacking out lips!

  14. says

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! All of your pictures are done so well. Love the roses, and everything else you arranged. Perfect!

  15. says

    Yvonne, this is STUNNING!!! I love this so much. I don’t know even where to start to write to you which things are my favorites. From your berry bowl to your homemade jam and it just has your signature touch all over it. I just love you so much.

  16. says

    Congratulations to Glenda!

    Yvonne – I love your incredibly beautiful table, china, linens….
    I can tell you really put a lot of thought into your tablescapes and menus.

    Can’t wait to see your jam tutorial. The jars you chose are the perfect presentation size, and the way you decorated them was so lovely.



  17. says

    Stunning, perfect tablescape and I love your Menu! I can’t wait to try everything. I recently found you blog and love it! Thank you for all the inspiration! ~lulu

  18. says

    Absolutely G O R G E O U S!!!
    LOVE the glasses…where did they come from? The pitcher for the centerpiece is also a favorite if a favorite is possible with this work of art tablescape!! I have to ask…is your name pronounced YAH vonne or E vonne? My cousin is also Yvonne and people that don’t know pronounce it E vonne instead of YAH vonne. Just curious.:-)

  19. says

    Everything is so beautiful and so well coordinated, Yvonne. I love your dishes and goblets! The strawberries are scrumptious..Christine

  20. says

    What a luscious tablescape strawberries…yum It would be worth a drive across country to be a guest at your table. I’m definitely checking back for your recipes. The red, green, and white make a beautiful combination. I’m always amazed what you can accomplish. Thanks for sharing this inspiring tablescape and food.

  21. says

    Yvonne~this definitely gets me in the mood for summer. We’ve still been inundated with rain and cold, but it looks like will be warming up soon. You’ve truly got a gift for bringing out the colors, patterns and textures, that marry well in creating the perfect ambiance.
    Are the strawberries sitting in a coeur à la crème mold? That would pair deliciously with the strawberries.

    Sweet wishes,

  22. says

    What a gorgeous strawberry table. Those strawberry plates are smashing. I love the added touch of the little jam jars personalized with a Stone Gable label. Congrats to Glenda too. Joni

  23. says

    Yvonne, you made literally a sweet table. I love those strawberry plates and you have choosen the real strawberry red for all the accesoires. I love that green, white and red, it makes everything on this table look so luscious.
    Greetings, Johanna

  24. says

    What a happy~happy table, Yvonne! Red always seems so cheerful & upbeat…very stimulating color for dining.

    You’ve done a wonderful job of creating this delicious, mouth-watering scene. Your homemade favors of strawberry jam are the perfect touch & I just love all your red & white accent pieces. I remember those napkins from one of your Christmas tables & they look so perfect now in June, too.

    BRAVO, my friend & congratulations to the winner of the April Cornell give-away, too!! I’ll just have to go buy my own. LOL :-p

  25. says

    Yvonne, you have outdone yourself once again! All the festive red and green makes one of the happiest tables I’ve ever seen. Great job!

    And I love the little jam jars. How precious!

    Congrats you your winner! I know she is very happy to have won that neat prize!



  26. says

    This looks very, very festive and very yummy!
    I just love how you’ve put it all together! What a treat to set at your table!

  27. says


    This table-scape looks so inviting, sensational!!! My strawberry labels from my Sweet Strawberry Collection would fit right in hehehe 😉

    I think I’ve told you before, but NO-ONE does table-scape quite like you do!!! AMAZING attention to detail and the love that goes into them is almost palpable!! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration,

  28. says

    I thought that I was the only one that bought things to use in 6 months! I’m inspired by your table and now I want strawberry jam. thanks for sharing with us!!

  29. says

    Out of all the blogs I visit, yours is truly the most beautiful! Your tablescapes and styling combined with your expert photography make for so much eye candy. And you are the nicest person too! Thanks for being such an inspiration to me.
    BTW, this tablescape is so darling. You carried it out to perfection.
    Congrats to the AC winner. I can’t believe you had over 400 entries. Wow!

  30. Anonymous says

    Yvonne, this takes “strawberry shortcake” to a whole new level! Beautiful and summery refreshing.

  31. says

    Wow, pure eye candy! It made me so hungry. The red glasses just pop. Red glasses have been a tradition in my extended family for 4 generations now!

  32. says

    congrats on your first very successful giveaway.

    your table is so very happy with the reds, whites, and greens- adorable china- love the luxurious layered look of the white cloth over the placemats and double napkins for your napery.

    I am in love with those embroidered placemats- the texture and pattern are very striking and I would not have guesssed they would go so well with this tablescape. Will look for some fabric and whip some up for myself- thanks for the inspiration- I often copy you BUT never achieve the same effect you do- plus I can’t seem to photograph them wel either.

    You remind me of a local lady named Alda Ellis – not sure many others have heard of her outside of ARK- she lives just a few miles away from me and is just amazing as a hostess. Google her if you have a moment. I can see you publishing in a similiar manner.

  33. says

    Spectacular table, Yvonne. A great way to celebrate strawberry season. And I love your gift of a jar of strawberry jam.

    Your giveaway was a huge success. Congratulations to the lucky winner.

  34. says

    This is such a fantastic setting, I just don’t know what to say! I love it all! I especially love strawberries so this setting has extra appeal to me! LOL! I couldn’t help but notice too you have the most beautiful napkins. I just love it all! Gorgeous!

  35. says

    Strawberries are such happy food and you set the perfect happy table. Love the dishes…and I can tell we are the same age because I thought the placemats looked like a sundress before I even read your words! Perfect!

  36. says

    Oh my goodness. I have a strawberry fetish, so I am in strawberry heaven. I have not seen strawberry dishes yet that I really liked, until now – gorgeous. Your presentation is lovely and appetizing. I sure would like a jar of that StoneGable strawberry jam.

  37. says

    Hi Yvonne, Your strawberry china dishes are so beautiful. I love how you layered them and I love the placemats you used. Every detail is perfect, I could look at this tablescape again and again. I really love it and your menu sounds so delicous! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful table!

  38. says

    All your touches are picture perfect…from your individual jam jars with labels to your dishes & strawberry filled puff pastry shells~ It’s always a sweet treat to visit :-)

  39. says

    This is just perfect. Your strawberry china is so pretty. With strawberries at their peak what a wonderful table.
    Have a great weekend.

  40. says

    Bonjour Yvonne,
    You have upped the WOW factor times ten with this table. I love every little touch, the StoneGable jam is the perfect favor to take home! How marvelous to meet someone who truly loves the art of homemaking!
    Good weekend,

  41. Anonymous says

    Congratulations for your blog!It´s so beautiful and loving!I´m from Brasil and I just found out your site, it´s like a dream…I´ll be visiting you always.A big hug e thank for sharing so special things!Sorry for any English mystake…Juliana

  42. Anonymous says

    Love this cheerful table arrangement! Would you like to know that your red glasses are called, “Footed Water Goblets”? Thanks for another great blog post!

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