Tablescapes, Sweet Fantasy

This is sort of a fantasy

sweet fantasy buffet 4

My Boston niece was in town this weekend and she and her sister and my daughter wanted to come over to visit.  They were coming at 3, a little early for cocktails, so I thought it might be fun to have some sweets

truffles in a dome

I had just stocked up for the weekend at Fresh Market so I had some lovely croissants, strudels and pecan bars.  I got to thinking how much fun it would be to have an assortment of goodies displayed under domes…

apron tablecloth

In lieu of a tablecloth I used 2 of my favorite girly girl aprons

apron cloth

I just laid them on the table, flowers, ruffles, polka dots and cupcakes…

sweet fantasy buffet

sweet buffet

I got a little carried away~

sweet fantasy table

sweets buffet

dessert buffet


Don’t these  wild berry strudels look good? I cut them in half

sweet buffet 2

These pecan bars are huge so I cut them into 1/4s.


M&Ms have a long shelf life so I like to keep seasonal colors on hand, just in case.  You can keep them in the freezer. This pastel mix from Easter is the perfect assortment of colors!

sweet fantasy table 1

HH’s favorite store bought cookies form a wreath around the pedestal base

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We could have had quite the lovely tea party…But here is where the fantasy comes in~


The girls didn’t exactly come by themselves…


Look who came with them!  This photo was actually taken 6 months ago during my niece’s last visit.  We had a little fun lining the youngest ones up on the carpet at one of their baptisms In April.  Our newest granddaughter, CC, far left,  was only 2 weeks old!   There are 10 grandchildren between our family and HH’s sister’s family, and they all live in town except for 2.   They range in age from 5 months to 5 1/2 years.  It’s a little busy when we get together.

punch bowl

At our visit Friday afternoon, 6 of the 10 were here, so we didn’t sit around daintily sipping ice cream punch!  Wouldn’t that be lovely on a hot summer afternoon?


Back to the fantasy…


I don’t have a lot of cloth napkins, or napkin rings for that matter, so I just try to mix and match things in a fun way


We didn’t  fill fancy plates with pastries and chocolates either……we were too busy keeping little fingers out of the M&Ms and changing diapers!


But we did have quite a grand time!  HH was thrilled that he had leftover goodies to nibble all weekend~

pastries in cloches

And I had a lot of fun with my fantasy!


CC is a lot bigger now!  She is quite the cute little cupcake herself!

Sweet Dreams!


The “punch” bowl is actually a Trifle bowl, a good choice for a smaller group, and the punch cups are china coffee cups

The trifle bowl, painted cake plate and cloche are from JMdesigns

The painted silver tray holding forks is an old wedding gift that I jazzed up.  You can see a tutorial on painting silver here


I will be joining the following fab parties:

The Dedicated House

The Gunny Sack

Love Bakes Good Cakes

Savvy Southern Style

Worthing Court

The Style Sisters

No Minimalist Here

Cuisine Kathleen

Posed Perfection

Between Naps on the Porch

It’s Overflowing

On Sutton Place

15 Responses to “Tablescapes, Sweet Fantasy”
  1. Vicki says:

    This is my kind of party! Love those desserts… CC is beautiful!

  2. Mona says:

    I am loving your fantasy!! and your grandchildren are adorable…that’s quite a feat to have all of that done with little ones running around… but it’s fun, isn’t it? I always try to remember that the diaper changing doesn’t last forever and they grow up quickly…enjoyed your pictures, especially the babies…
    Love, Mona

  3. Who knew you could use aprons for table runners…your awesome!

  4. Pam says:

    Great idea to use the aprons as a basis for your tablescape! The beautiful covered stands lift the delicious treats and make them very appetizing. I love all the frills it is set for a great party!
    Cute babies and the fact that not one was crying was wonderful!


  5. angie says:

    love those pastel colors and all the goodies looks awesome
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  6. Catiean says:

    oh I loved your display of goodies—haven’t had breakfast so can I come on over? The little ones are so adorable!! I always love your posts.

  7. Tammy says:

    I would love to come to this pretty fantasy party. What fun memories for the special children in your life and their parents.

  8. a quiet life says:

    those aprons are adorable! i must say my favorite food group is sugar, so of course i find this rather appealing! but those little bugs in a rug take the cake!

  9. This is so pretty! I am glad I saw it at Time to Sparkle. I hope you can come share it at my party:

  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh my word, this is so fabulous. I love the aprons and all of the “goodies” are displayed so beautifully and the look sooooooooooooooo good. The children are such precious cuties too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Joyce says:

    Honestly what a treat in every single way! Just darling – love the colors and oh the aprons!
    Happy Hugs,

  12. Mary says:

    Jenna, What an adorable little cupcake and they are all so cute all lined up on the carpet! Your creativity knows no bounds, the aprons on the table in lieu of a runner are so perfect along with your ribbon-tied napkins! Love the colors with your buffet of sweets!

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