Friday, August 17, 2012

Huckleberry Finn: Tablescape

" It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn’t ever feel like talking loud, and it warn’t often that we laughed, only a kind of low chuckle. We had mighty good weather, as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all"
-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

To celebrate Huck Finn, I wanted to create a rustic tablescape in greens and browns to look like a river. I am not so sure that it looks anything like a river, but I had fun with it in any case. :)

I made fresh Blueberry Limeade
3 limes
1/2 C sugar (to taste- my limes were sweet)
1/2 C Blueberries
2-3 C water

Squeeze limes, add sugar to lime juice, press blueberries through a mesh sieve, add water and stir, stir stir! Serve over ice, garnished with lime slices and blueberries.

Made a little sleeve out of ripped packaging paper for the silverware

Added a lantern
 Made a centerpiece out of a galvanized container filled with the grass that seems determined to steal my garden from me...

And set a framed quote on the table. It's a lovely, calm quote.

And there you have it. Honestly, roughly 800 times during the writing of this short post, I have had some little person come to me with a massive crisis that I had to attend to, so it feels like I have been typing for hours. I better go before someone breaks another bottle, cries because their food fell on the floor, or steals a toy from a sibling. Happy Friday!

Linking up:


  1. thanks for the tutorial i have never tried blueberry lemonade before, and the table scape is lovely i would love it if you could come and link this up at my link party at

  2. love this scape. cozy- inviting and as we say in the south " downhome"
    I'll be trying that tea recipe..


  3. Oh, I'm trying that blueberry limeade today!! Thanks for sharing, :-)

  4. Hi,
    I love your wonderful blog, I'm just your new follower. So many great ideas, thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft

  5. What a beautiful tablescape. The natural brown paper look is really pretty. The blueberry limeade sounds delish! ~ Jamie

  6. I love your tablescape- it is natural and beautiful looking! xo Diana

  7. It's such a cool tribute to good ol' huck! Your container of grass is so cool. I love the naturalness of your setting. xo marlis

  8. Very nice! Love the natural elements, the wrapped utensils, so cute!
    My son and his wife just had their 5 th , so I understand the interruptions!
    Never a dull moment!
    Here from Tablescape Thus. Hope you'll pop in!

  9. Cute post!! I am so glad you were able to stick with it and finish it after your crisis! good for you mom, your job isn't always easy. I love the use of the packing paper.

  10. Your blueberry limeade looks delicious and the table setting so peaceful. At least a virtual moment of quiet to compliment the bustle of family life.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

  11. Your beverage sounds delicious. I love the small details and the lovely literary table. I would have never guessed that you have all those little "distractions" - it seemed like a lady of leisure had all the time in the world to create this special table.

  12. What a lovely and imaginative idea for a tablescape!

  13. Wahh!!!! I am currently experiencing the magical moment of "I Shall Use This for my Wedding!" This is super simple, so pretty. Thanks for posting!



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