Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Pink Breakfast



The sun is shining, it is finally beginning to feel like spring, and we are having a pink breakfast in the dining room.  Will you join me?  I couldn't resist these pink and white lisianthus which were on sale at the supermarket.  Don't they look pretty in my milk glass urn?  It was a rummage sale find, one of my favorites.




These rather large cereal bowls are Global Design Connections by Kate Williams.  I love the pattern, with it's twining strawberry plants and pretty edging.




The pink and white napkins echo the winding pattern.  The flatware is my usual motley collection of silverplate and German silver; the water goblet is Donegal, by Waterford.




Here is your place.  Won't you sit down?




Corn muffins are nestled in a white creamware serving dish, lined with a matching napkin.





The remaining plates are  Baroque by American Atelier at Home.  They rest on linen placemats which carry on the cream and pink theme.




OK, we're probably not going to need salt and pepper, but I couldn't resist these shakers.  Mr. and Mrs. Pigglesworth came from my favorite thrift store.  Aren't they adorable?




Will you have strawberries on your cereal?  Cream?  The cow creamer is Staffordshire, and the strawberries are nestled in a Johnson Bros. sugar bowl, Old Britain Castles pattern.  You don't mind using heirloom silver sugar tongs for the strawberries, do you?  They belonged to my mother, and I just love them.




Here is a close-up of the Old British Castles pattern on this tag sale sugar bowl that has lost it's lid.  For $1.50 it was a steal.  :)




Fresh-baked corn muffins.  Yum!




Thanks so much to our Tablescape Thursday hostess, Susan.  For more wonderful tablescapes, visit Susan's blog:  Between Naps on the Porch.  :)

66 comments:

  1. Hi Mary,
    Love how you photographed all these pretty things you have! Just beautiful!

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  2. A very pretty table -- love the pink and white and those pig salt and peppers -- perfect -- the white with the bit of pink! How lovely! The flowers are perfect as well. Nothing like a great table set for breakfast to start the day well. and a day that starts well ends well.

    Martha

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  3. I love it all! Your white plates are just beautiful! Who could resist the cute salt and pepper shakers? Have a great day!

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  4. I love the white dishes, they are so versatile and the pop of color with the strawberry bowl and pretty napkins make everything come together, not to mention the yummy looking muffins.

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  5. I am absolutely in love with your tablescape. What a cheerful way to enjoy any meal. Perfectly beautiful.

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  6. A beautiful tablescape, Mary. I would arm wrestle you for the pretty cow !!!!
    xo bj

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  7. This is just a precious table! The silver, goblets, and china is divine.
    xo...Kathy

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  8. Gorgeous plates and gorgeous setting!...Christine

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  9. I love to sit down to breakfast at a beautifully set table, and yours is just the perfect spot! The flowers are so delicate looking and white dishes are so wonderful because they can be paired with any color scheme at all. Of course, you've chosen my fave color - pink!

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  10. I too am in love with your tablescape Mary, everything was a delight to see, from your dishes to the napkins, place mats, the cow and the little pigs and the flowers, that last photograph belongs on the front cover of a fine food and decorating Magazine. happy TT, Kathy

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  11. You do know how to set a beautiful table! I am thrilled to have recently discovered your site. I am also "addicted" to shopping the thrifts and you have done an amazing job of collecting your wonderful treasures. Your great eye extends to your display and photographic talents. How fortunate your family and friends are to experience your talents first hand.

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  12. I love it! Elegant and warm. I love love your beautiful plates, they just shimmer and the pig salt and pepper is adorable. Cindy

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  13. I already had breakfast this morning, but I wouldn't mind sit down with you for some strawberries...and a little chat.
    Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

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  14. I wish we could join you at your breakfast table! Beautiful!!

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  15. Breakfast doesn't look like this at my house! Love the Piggleworths and your mom's silver!

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  16. Your photography rocks! I did a tablescape thursday but since I am now private, I didn't create a link. Come and visit!@

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  17. I would love to spend this dreary day right there. Beautiful. All of it.

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  18. Yes, I could happily join you for warm corn muffins and a cup of hot coffee. I don't think that I've seen a finer table setting in the fanciest restaurant ever. Beautiful flowers...never heard of them and would've thought that they were roses.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous. I am a dishaholic and you don't help. LOL
    If there are dishes near by....I have a special radar.
    Your home is beautiful.
    Kim

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  20. Now that is just beautiful! I think that the strawberry dish is my favorite piece :)

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  21. These photos are so lovely! I love the little pig salt & pepper shakers:>)

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  22. So pretty Mary...I have a little cow pitcher my daughter gave me..I love it, it's all white, I believe she got it at Crate & Barrel.

    I especially like those little thongs...

    Did you make those muffins, they look yummy?

    Have a nice day,
    Kathy :)

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  23. LOL I did mean tongs....

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  24. i love every piece of it. what a beautiful way to start the morning

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  25. Thank you Mary, it was delicious and ever so pretty.

    Janet

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  26. My mother has a little cow creamer that once belonged to her grandmother. Amazing how something so silly can bring a smile to your face each and every time you use it! Another lovely tablescape.

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  27. Absolutely adorable! Love the pink and the breakfast table... great job! Thanks for sharing. ~Katy
    http://katylarson.blogspot.com

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  28. your tablescapes always make me dreamy and wish I could sit there with you. just beautiful

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  29. What a lovely table, so sweet and soft! I love the pattern on the napkins and all your accessories help to set the mood! Beautiful!

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  30. What a beautiful breakfast table - I love your white dishes.

    By the way, I have an award for you on my blog.

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  31. Of course I have fallen in love with your white dishes! I am addicted to white dishes! Your pink breakfast is divine. Love every detail.
    Happy Spring!
    Alisa

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  32. What a lovely table setting! I'll have some tea please :)

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  33. Okay, the piglets and the cow cream pitcher are too precious. So pretty.

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  34. Oh Mary, I think this is one of the prettiest Spring tables I've seen.

    I love all of your keen attention to detail, you have such lovely accessories and have arranged them in such a pleasing way. Wonderful photos, too!

    Thank you for inviting me in, I very much enjoyed our visit. ox~m.

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  35. Goodness! When you come out of your Winter doldrums, you really do come out. This is just a lovely tablescape. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for going to so much trouble for us. It was for us wasn't it? :) You always delight me Mary!
    Mona
    PS and thank you so much for your visit. I am sure you know it meant a lot to me.
    I never expect you to visit me as I know how much you have going on here. Just so you know that. Humble? LOL yes..I am. Anyway..thanks and I am feeling a bit better today. A bit... :)

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  36. Beautiful table! Love the use of the sugar bowl for the strawberries!! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

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  37. Fabulous photography! And your table is pretty fab too. I want to eat breakfast at your house.

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  38. Oh, how pretty! Everything looks so lovely! I love the Old Britain Castles pattern, love your dishes and the napkins too. Beautiful, beautiful breakfast setting.

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  39. ok. please tell me you do this for US, and lovely as it is, you don't get up at dawn or before and put this together on a regular basis? i mean, i can barely do the coffee at this point, and i have a LOT of ground to cover if this is the norm these days. LET ME DOWN GENTLY...jkj

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  40. This is lovely and I love your dishes. I wish I could have had a muffin. Thanks for sharing

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  41. This is just beautiful! I love your creamer and all of your pretty pink transferware. Such an inviting table (and inviting food)! laurie

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  42. Mary, It is so charming! Of course I would like some muffins and berries. Thanks. Please pass the coffee pot!

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  43. Oh Wow! This is beautiful! Deb

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  44. That is a lovely table! Love the sugar bowl bargain, I just bought some British Castle...I will have to keep my eye open for a bargain like yours..
    Your pink breakfast is just so sweet!
    Thanks for your visit to my blog, my NJ neighbor..
    Kathleen
    L.I., NY

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  45. Hi Mary...this is a sweet & oh so pretty "pink" breakfast...I adore the Baroque pattern dishes.
    ;-) Bo

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  46. Mary,
    "Pass the butter!"
    I love the placemats, the silver tongs, the piggly-wigglies.

    Cheryl in IN (Whosyergurl)

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  47. Lovely! I could spend hours enjoying at meal at your pretty table!!

    Pass the biscuits......
    coffee, please...

    :)
    Becky
    xo

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  48. This is so pretty! I love the pink napkin. And the china. And Mr. and Mrs. Pigglesworth (German salt and pepper shakers are rather dull in comparison).

    [Note to self: Buy more napkins.]

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  49. What a wonderful breakfast display you have set up for us! Yes, I love strawberries, sliced, on my cereal. And a handful of blueberries. Your white dishes have a lovely textured design.
    Brenda

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  50. OK I'm hungry now! Those corm muffins look fantastic.

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  51. Oh, all of it is beautiful Mary. And I love corn muffins.

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  52. Mary, you are by far the best photographer on the web! Your pictures are breathtaking. You make a simple meal into an event. Peggy from PA

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  53. * Beauuuuutiful simplicity at its best, & the DELIGHTFUL, cheery creamer just adds that "special touch"!!! ~~~~ This is all sooooo wonderfully CHARMING!!! Thank you! Linda *

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  54. I love your dishes and your corn muffins look scrumptious. I would love to sit down to breakfast at a table like this. :-)

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  55. I love creamware dishes...I have many myself! Those corn muffins do look good...I will be making some this week! (homemade, that is) I have enjoyed my first visit at the little red house!

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  56. Mary, I just love how you take your wonderful collection of china and treasures and mix them all together to creat such gorgeous tables! You have such a great eye for what works...love this! The creamer and the little piggy S & P are adorable! Thanks for a great Tablescape Thursday! Susan

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  57. Mary, this is just lovely - and you know I love pink.

    I use sugar tongs, too. Mine are in my grandmother's silver pattern.

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  58. The pink breakfast tablescape is so so so very lovely!

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  59. OHHHH! I just adore this table! All of your wonderful treasures, out together so beautifully is sheer perfection! I am so glad I found this!!!! Thanks so much! Pinky

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  60. whoops....meant to write "PUT together"!!!!!

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