Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Breakfast Table

Welcome to my Breakfast Table

Once again, the "black and cream tablescape" I started out creating metamorphosed into this cheerful Breakfast Scape!
I do have to wonder how that happens...!

My green centerpiece bowl is a hand-me-down from my Grandma.
If you have visited my blog before you have probably seen many wonderful hand-me-downs from Grandma Friend. (Yes, Friend is really her last name, isn't that so sweet!)
I treasure each of her special gifts to me.

I have filled the bowl with seasonal pine cones, gourds and candle!
After all it is fall!
Today's pop of color is an unexpected blue!

Espresso anyone?

Each colorful espresso cup is paired with one of my tiny teaspoons.

My collection of teaspoons are all loving gifts my mom has collected from

her travels around the world.

Each one is unique in size and design!

The stemware came from my local thrift store last week.
It was sale day on all Bric! (Yes, I confess, I did have to inquire what was meant by Bric.)

All four pieces cost me under two dollars!

The table runner is actually two tea towels laid end to end!

I think the pattern and colors are just perfect for today's table.
My sister brought these back for me from her trip to St. Lucia's.
I think these are so beautiful!

This is a toast caddy!
Mom brought this back to me from England.
This piece is most often used in my office to hold greeting cards.

My antique "cow" butter dish is another hand-me-down from Grandma Friend.

The small white pitcher is a thrift store item that I've had for years.

Morning light is dawning!
I wish each of you a blessed day!

Thank you for joining me today!

Thank you to Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday each week!


Dining Delight said...

Love the splash of colours in your fall 'scape. Very cute cow butter dish!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Can I come to your house for breakfast. It would set the mood for the rest of the day. Very fun! Love the espresso mugs and tiny spoons.

Sarah said...

What a cheerful way to start the day! Love the espresso cups. Anything blue and yellow or polka dots always "floats my boat". LOL ~ Sarah

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cheerful fun tablescape. Would really be a great start to any day.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your breakfast table, it is just so fresh and inviting, i love the toast holder, I have been looking for one...The colors of the pottery is just lovely, I really like the dotted cups...

susan said...

Love all those polka dot cups. I love the Grandma Friend :) Now, I will go look up Bric too--!

Kammy said...

Super nice table, what time is breakfast ?

Sue said...

I love it! The cups are darling, I am really into polka dots these days. I also love that added touch of unexpected blue. I'd love an expresso!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Looks so bright and clean! Love the centrepiece! Very seasonal looking! Hope you have a great TT and an awesome week!

Donna said...

You did such a great job. Love this cute little table.

Julie said...

Hi Deedee, Love this table, Love the table cloth, Love Love Love the cow butter...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a wonderful breakfast table. It is just so welcoming and inviting. Love the tablecloth. Hugs, Marty

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is such a lovely way to start the day! Your tablescape is colorful and fun and I love the centerpiece.

Maryrose said...

Hi Dee Dee,
What a fun table and how special to have things from Grandma Friend (I love her name) Thanks for sharing those wonderful colorful pieces, they make me smile.
Enjoy your day.
Maryrose :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great table. I love the little cup and spoon on the plate. So cute! And your table looks sweet, but not fussy. Very inviting and a great table to wake up to!

Christine said...

Grandma Friend, love the name. And what treasures she gave to you. The cow is precious. And I like the toaster holder. But like you, I'd use it for something else.

Rettabug said...

What a happy setting! Your toast caddy reminded me of the breakfast we had in Scotland right before going out to play St. Andrews golf course. Lovely traditions...both! Thanks for jogging a wonderful memory for me & for sharing your pretty dishes


nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I love your tablescape but I think you failed to tell where you got those delicious cups!! I love their color. Love the old bowl from your gram. The toast holder is so nice; I always wondered how in the world it was supposed to keep the toast warm....perhaps the English like their toast cold (I should google it) . Have a nice weekend.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Well. ..one person wrote this about cooling the toast: " But the toast has to cool in the toast rack, so it gets (and stays) crispy. If it cools on the plate, it gets soft from condensation"

Christi said...

the polka dot cups are adorable! i bet they make tea taste better, too!