Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Friendship Brunch

I'm so excited to post today's tablescape!

I am linking this to Tablescape Thursday at

Last week Mom hosted a brunch at her
 beautiful home for several of her
friends in honor a good friend back for a visit.

As I was helping her set up I started taking
photos, until I ran out of battery!
Mom took the remaining photos
the day of the event!

She used her magnificent china and stemware!
She purchased these while living 
in Japan 39 or so years ago.
The china pattern is Buckingham by Sango.
Personally, I just love her china!
Her stemware is Sasaki in the color of Smoke Green.
She folded the white napkins to look like hearts...
and added a touch of color with a petite pink ribbon.
The delicate tablecloth is one she brought back from
a trip to Budapest, Hungary!
Mom's silverware is Community by Oneida.
There is such a sweet story behind this silverware...
My grandma, Mom Mom Friend, saved up her
special stamps/ coupons in order to
trade them in for this beautiful set of silverware!
If anyone can remember the name of this stamp
system please leave me a comment!
(Mom just called and said the coupons
Mom Mom saved were found on boxes of
General Mills Products!)
Mom set up her table-side buffet with candy, cookies and tea!
It is hard to tell,
but the little dishes are in the shape of birds!
See Mom's "Bee Mine Cookie"- how cute!
Iced Cookies and Danish Treats
An assortment of yummy teas to enjoy!
 Fresh Vibrant Tulips!
Mini tea lights surrounded by tiny hearts!
Even the bird feeders received Valentines ribbons!
 A view to that goes on and on!
Thank you for visiting with me today!
Please join me tomorrow for Art Work Friday!


Jeanette said...

Just stunning DeeDee. I bet everyone had a wonderful time. I love brunches! I really like the way she folded her napkins with the touch of ribbon. Just lovely.

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Hi, Dee Dee!
Your Mom's tablescape is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love her china's lovely. The napkins in the shape of hearts is such a great idea, and the tulips have me yearning for Spring! I love the way she set up her buffet too. I bet you had such a wonderful time with her. Thank you for sharing!
Bless you,

Wendy said...

Her table is just beautiful! What a view to look at while enjoying a good cup of tea! She didn't miss one small detail. I love how she remembered the birdhouses! Looks like a great and special time :)

From the Old InkWell said...

What a lovely setting! I adore the napkins shaped like hearts and to add ribbon to the bird houses - Over the top! Loved seeing it all!

Christine said...

Tulips...ahhhh, love them.
Perfect setting, table and tea. She had quite a few friends over!
And Grandma saved coupons for her silverware? Those were the days. Great story.

xinex said...

Your mom's very talented, Deedee. I love this table. Her guests must have felt so special. I love the plates too and the silverware and I love the colors, so springy!...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how lovely -- thanks for sharing your mother's beautiful tea tablescape -- it's all absolutly charming!

Jane said...

Everything looked gorgeous. You and your mother did not miss a detail!! I'm sure everyone really enjoyed the brunch.

Destination Seaborn said...

Dee Dee everything looks lovely! Your mother certainly has an eye for detail. I love hearing the stories behind her china, silverware and beautiful tablecloth. Thanks for sharing! Lisa

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your mom really knows how to do elegant and romantic. The table is beautiful and the glassware is the perfect shade of green. The details, like the heart shaped napkins with the little pink bows should have made the guests feel very special.
♥, Susan

Katie said...

Oh Dee Dee, I love that China TOO!! It's so elegant & I love the Green!!

What a Terrific Brunch, the bird dishes so cute too & that Bee cookie was so darn clever! What fun O fun!!!

I'm inspired to host a brunch for the ladies now!

Marigene said...

Beautiful, love the china and is my favorite color. The tulips represent spring, why all that white outside the windows!

Bab's Kitchen said...

It looks fabtastic. I would have loved to be your guest.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Beautiful table Dee Dee! I love anything green...the stemware is too pretty! That little bee hive votive-cute!! Great job you and your mom did!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That china is gorgeous! Love the stemware and how it goes with it. Beautiful table. Love the little bird dishes! Just stunning!

Sue said...

Oh my goodness...this is just beautiful. I would love to have been invited! Of course I love tulips, and your mother's china and glassware...perfect. Folding the napkins that way...darling. I love it all. You have a lot of talent between you!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi DeeDee...

Absolutely gorgeous! Ohhh...I love your mother's china...such a beautiful pattern! I love all the pretty crisp white of the table linens with the spring green and little pops of pink! Beautiful!!! Love the heart napkin folds too! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely's fabulous!!!

Warmest wishes,

Chubby Chieque said...

Perfect is the word I can say while saying, her stuffs is to die for.

Love the 2 stands of cookies or serving stands what we call it here in Europe.


Greetings from a snowy Stockholm.

Maddycakes Muse said...

I've missed you Dee Dee! Love the tablescape. I'm currently having a Easter/Spring Tablescape and Parties contest with prizes totaling over $300. I think your tablescape would make a great entry!

Kathy said...

Your mums tablescape is stunning, I love her china, green and white is such a beautiful combination and the little pink touch is perfect, yummy food too.

Anonymous said...

I love that China and flatware..Just Beautiful. I am doing well just have been too busy to post..This week has been a very hectic one. I will definitely get back to blogging soon!

The Style Sisters said...

I am loving your tablescape! Beautiful dishes and the color is fantastic. I love how you displayed the cookies in the little white fabric holders..are those normally used for rolls? Love the cake stands too....everything is so nicely done!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

What a lovely table and very formal looking.
I have had my china for over 39 yrs. now too.
It was from Japan but my In-laws bought it for
us at the Navy Exchange. But I still love it today.
Your Mom did such a lovely job I am sure everyone just loved it. The table was gorgeous, the view a delight! Loved how she put the ribbons on the bird feeder, what a great idea, and it shows up so pretty amongst all that snow! Love that big beautiful window too! Cudos to your mom. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Nellie

Maria said...

So beautiful...right down to the birdfeeders!
Perfectly Complete for ♥'s Day~

From the Old InkWell said...

Hi Dee Dee, it's me again. Thanks for dropping by my blog and your kind words. I will try to participate in the near future on your art linky. Wasn't aware of it and I don't have very much art work. It's a hobby I did at one time, but haven't done any paintings in a few years.

Sherri said...

What a beautiful table! The serving table is awesome. And I love that last photo of the little bird and candles. Your Mom did a stunning party!

Dena Pickle said...

Everything is beautiful including the ribbons for the birds! I wouldn't mind having that view for the rest of my life either ;)

Sabrina said...

How perfect! All the details are wonderful. I LOVE the china too!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Love your tablescape. So beautiful. Come by and watch our vlog version. Have a great day. Holly:)

Lara Harris said...

SO pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

I was blessed to be a guest at this wonderful brunch. I have to say as beautiful as the pictures are, to have seen the setting as a whole picture was spectacular and the fellowship was fantastic.

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Perfectly lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. -Lia-

Anonymous said...

A touch of pink with the green dishes is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Maryrose said...

Your mom had an absolutely wonderful tea, and she was so lucky to have you over to help and share the preparations with. My best events are those that my daughter comes over and helps me with. Great post.

jmatts said...

That is the same way my mom got each of us kids a set of silverware, our graduation present. It was through the Betty Crocker mail order catalog. We saved coupons from cereal, cake mixes, & flour. They had a couple ways to order 'all coupons/no money' or some coupons/some money' etc. It's been about 10 yrs since I've seen a catalog and at that time they no longer had the coupon plan. You could order the Betty Crocker cookbooks, copper bottom Revere Wear kettles, Oneida silverware and I have a padded storage bag for my table leaves from it.
The silverware pattern you show looks just like the one my brother & his wife still use. I believe it was called Brahms.
Thanks for the memory!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tablescape! From the lovely china, stemware and heart napkins to the beautiful flowers...the harbinger of springtime! Certainly the lucky friends that attended felt very special, indeed!


Sharlotte said...

Dee Dee,
This table is so pretty. The china is gorgeous...I love all the greens. The view out your mother's window is divine...Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte said...

What a great table setting and the food looks yummy! Love Jude