Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Spring Breakfast

Hello everyone,
     I hope you are all having a good week. It is already time for another Tablescape Thursday and today we are having a casual spring breakfast.


I thought I would add a few spring touches so I am using my turquoise dishes from the thrift store and some ivory ones too.

Peter Rabbit has been around here since my children were younger - I thought he would add some spring charm.
And of course I added some flowers too.

This little white bunny has also been around for awhile.
We are eating in the kitchen again this week. I am looking forward to eating out in the garden again but patience is a virtue and it will be all the sweeter for the wait!

I found this embroidered tablecloth that is edged with this wide band of beautiful hand made lace in a thrift shop last year for a couple of dollars.




Did you notice the cute little napkin rings- a gift from a friend.



This pretty dish belonged to my Mom and it always sat on her tea tray with spoons in it.

I made a couple of collages showing some of the little details. Did you notice the chaise by the window got a makeover too? More of my thrifty finds that fit our color scheme today.
  Give me a minute to get the breakfast on and then we can enjoy a meal together.

  I will be joining in with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday again today.

  I am also joining in with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

 Thank you for visiting me,

 Carolyn


  

72 comments:

Custom Comforts said...

What a delightful table!!!! I can't even pick out one thing that I like more, because I love it all. It must be so much fun to have so many pretty things to play with.
Cindy

Victorian1885 said...

Wonderful Spring tablescape..don't you just love thrift shops! All of your treasures make the table perfect for sharing a tasty meal! Thank you for breakfast.

Wanda

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady ... I love the colors in your BEAUTIFUL Tablescapes sweet lady ~~~ You know Blue and White are my colors !!! I would love to know the place you purchased the dinnerware and the name ~~~ Im your newest follower on your Blog. I hope you can come over and join me~~~~I hope you have a nice Evening ~~~xxoo

Connie said...

All so beautiful but your mom's spoon holder is really something special. I'm sure that you treasure it and will pass it along to a special granddaughter some day.

Sylvia said...

This is simply wonderful ...cozy, warm , charming ...You created a post that brings delight to the eyes and food for the soul !
Thank you !

Marie Arden said...

Your kitchen is so cozy and the view from window is nice. Yes, spring will be sweeter for the wait of this longggg snowy winter!

Mary Ellen said...

What a beautiful table you set!! It is the most delightful shade of blue and is just charming. My eye immediately caught that gorgeous blue spooner that was your mothers!! Oh it is pretty!

Pamela Gordon said...

I am so excited to see this table scape today as I just love turquoise or aqua and white. I think it is so pretty. Love the napkin rings and your mother's spoon dish. It's all just so sweet! Love it!! Pamela

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a truely beautiful table. Snowy and white with turquoise and small touchres of pink. These colors are gorgeous together. All of your thrift shop finds are true treasures!
Yvonne

Barb said...

Oh Carolyn, It is such a treat visiting your blog.
I luv pretty china, especially anything Vintage, silverware and all the little treasures that go with creating a welcoming table setting.
You seem to have a knack for "setting" a table.
Thank you for sharing and putting a smile on my face.
Hugs,
Barb in Texas

Cindy said...

What a sweet and Springy tablescape. Your blue is an adorable touch, you are so talented!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is gorgeous. I love the turquoise dishes and all the details of this table. You have certainly found some lovely items at the thrift store. ~ Sarah

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love all this light blue! OMG! I just did a tablescape with my mom's dishes with a charger with the steeped edges! It evokes spring so beatifully. All your things are just awesome...I'm crazy about the bunny, your mom's spoon holder is special, I love heirlooms! Such totally charming and happy table! Come visit me, I'd be delighted to have you.
LOVE
FABBY

Suzann said...

Oh My Goodness!
This post made my heart skip beats.
I am absolutely positively in LOVE with this color.
I must find something to add to my house in this exact color!!!

my cup of tea said...

What a delightful color for spring!
The entire tablescape is so sweet and 'happy'! Thank you so much for sharing!
~Donna~

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, I think you like turquoise. It looks just charming. Loved it. That container the silverware is in, that belonged to your Mom, is just eye-catching. Thanks so much for sharing. Great job! Susan

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love this tablescape. How perfect for Easter. Don't you love Easter stuff? I'm in the middle of painting my dining room furniture white and soon I'll be able to set a pretty Easter table. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie said...

The pretty dish that your Mom used on her tea tray to hold spoons is lovely. Your Spring table has given me hope that we will see some grass soon. A delightful table filled with treasures! My post this week include a bunny also :o)

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful table. I love all of the white with the touches of aqua. So fresh and full of details.

- The Tablescaper

Designs on 47th Street said...

I don't know where to start with the compliments! I think it will be with that tablecloth! Oh and I love those darling napkin rings! It really is just an overall beautiful, beautiful look. You have done an outstanding job!! Donna

Marlis said...

I love textiles and your table covering is divine. absolutely. also love all your bunnies and the blue and white.. your little salt and peppers are very similar to those of my grandmother.

podso said...

Such delightful colors! Spring for sure.

Rachel said...

WOWSERS! This is unbelievably GORGEOUS! I love all the Robin's Egg Blue and the vintage white colors! My favorite piece is your Mom's double handle bule cup for the spoons! What a priceless heirloom!
Visiting from Tablescape Thursday!
~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Turquoise is my favorite color right now! Your table setting is quite lovely, especially the sweet spoon dish! That is a special treasure!

A Garden of Threads said...

I love the cream and green/blue colour scheme. Perfect for a spring breakfast. Makes a beautiful table scape. We are getting another dumping of snow, sigh. But the birds were all singing this morning, a joyful sound. Take care:)

LadyV said...

Your table setting brought Spring to me early; so pretty and fresh. As always, beautiful colours.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The colors on this table are just luscious! And what a find that tablecloth was! Oh. So. Pretty!

Georgianna said...

Carolyn, this sweet blue is so refreshing and optimistic! It's perfect for the weeks running up to Spring. All the little details are wonderful, as always. You take so much time to make it all just right and that is really appreciated. Won't be much longer now until you can have breakfast outside again. :) Georgianna

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, your table is simply stunning!! I wouldn't be surprize to see a little fairy coming out from the rabbit hat!!
And what a sweetness and light. Really stunning! Thank you for share
Have a nice day
Silvia

l.a.(linda) said...

Bello, bellissimo un sogno. Ciao a presto.

Pétales de fées said...

Quel ravissement ce petit déjeuner ivoire et turquoise ! Tu as raison, la patience est une vertu ... bient^pt les beaux jours te permettront de savourer ce plus beau moment de la journée dehors ! Bises

Hulda said...

The turquoise dishes from the thrift store are so lovely! I can feel the Spring from your photos. I love the details as the spotted bowl and Peter Rabit. :) It looks so good together. :) I look forward to your photos from the Island.

1717 said...

Wow!!! I love Tiffany blue...
beautiful photos!!! I like your blog :o) Hugs!
Magda

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Just lovely. I love that rabbit!

Beverly said...

Carolyn, it is just lovely, and I love the beautiful blues. It reminds me of robin's eggs.

I certainly wish I was there to enjoy it with you.

A Toile Tale said...

Carolyn -
I'm sure your mother would be so proud of the way you are using that beautiful spooner. Your table is so delightful because you have mixed true antiques with vintage with new. Anyone can buy a "set" of dishes and set a table, but a lovingly collected look is soooo much more interesting. Your flair for florals shines here too. This is such a relaxed and lovely way to start the day.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

LANA said...

Beautiful! I just love the blue!!! Your photos are delightful! Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

Cindy said...

Beautiful! You certainly find the prettiest things in thrift stores. I love that blue, it is so lovely.
Hugs, Cindy

Eva said...

I've never seen such a lovely breakefast table before! so many beautiful details and I love the turquoise colour!

So inspiring!

Thanks for sharing this!

Eva

The Martys said...

What a pretty tablescape. Very spring and very inviting.

Amy

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Oh, how I'd love to be sitting at that table right! ♥

Sanna said...

Oh wow Carolyn!

Very nice. Love the blue color, the cutlery and the napkin rings are adorable. Your tablescape is very spring-y to me.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

Paula said...

I love the blue and white...it looks so fresh and springy! I also love your use of the bunnies, and the egg cups are darling. I'm hosting an Easter Birthday Party for my soon-to-be one-year old next month, and I'm looking for ideas for his table. We will have mostly adults, but there will be a couple of "under fives" with us. I'm looking forward to it. Perhaps I can do the adult table more elegant and a special, smaller table for the kiddies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Paula

Pamela said...

So pretty Carolyn!!
I love this soft blue and the creamy whites of your chairs and walls!
I spotted that antique salt and pepper shakers...beautiful!!!
Love the blue depression glass...never seen blue just pink and green!!

Pamela xo

Bernideen said...

I agree with EVERYONE - lovely!

Mindy @ The Howell Blessings said...

I LOVE the beautiful shade of blue against the white on your table. As I was looking at your pictures I could almost smell the fresh air and hear the birds chirping outside the window. I love how you have pieces that mix and match so well together. This is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Miss Mindy @ The Howell Blessings

Debbie said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your turquoise and white table setting with Easter rabbits is absolutely breathtaking. I would love to have brunch at that table. You are so very creative.
Debbie

Vlaďka said...

Hello Carolyn,
I love love your spring table!!! Your cup rings are perfect I want them too:)))Mr.Rabbit with hat is perfect!
Have a nice sunny days Vlaďka

Phyllis said...

There is nothing as lovely as Robin's egg aqua blue and your table is proof of that!! It is so pastel and beckons spring to hurry and arrive! I love every feature and the teacup napkin ring is just so darn cute!!! I am thinking a cup of tea while propped on your chaise would be really nice about now!!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh that colour scheme makes my heart skip a beat!
I love it all, your photos are delicious! Such spring flair!

And that thrifty table cloth...with that wide butterfly crochet pattern is theeeeeee best thing ever!

Gor. Gee. Ous. Oh!!!

Ciao Bella!

Lavender Cottage said...

I love the colours of your spring tablescape Carolyn. I was admiring the glass sugar bowl you're using as a spooner, very pretty and practical.
It's mild here so maybe the snow will go for good - we can only hope!
Judith

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh WOW I love your table!! Such gorgeous colors. What a beautiful way to start the day.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh these are beautiful Spring colors! I love this beautifully set table .. The spring bunnies are so cute and your mother's spooner is gorgeous.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Stunning, beautiful, cheerful, refreshing and cute as a button! What talent you have putting a spread together!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Anita said...

Oh my goodness. I know when I visit I"m going to get a treat, and this is just so special! I just love that beautiful blue with the creamy white. It looks especially lovely with the background. Wish I could find something so nice as the tablecloth at a thrift store here! Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for stopping by:-)

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
It is wonderful to see color so bright and cheery!! Thanks for sharing:-)
Bella

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

oh it all looks so pretty, reminds me of a robins egg and spring for sure!

Betsy said...

Is the blue called Robin egg blue?
I have always called it that but was wondering if that is correct. I think it is such a soothing color and I totally love your table.
Beautiful setting.
Betsy

Alycia Nichols said...

I love the blue in your dishes. It looks very much like Tiffany blue which I especially love since every box has something wonderful in it! :-) You really brought the essence of spring to your table. The colors are both soothing and joyous which is a difficult feat to accomplish. Very nicely done!

Catherine said...

Such a lovely table, such a lovely place!

CIELO said...

Oh Carolyn what a lovely table you have set up in expectation to spring! Truly lovely! And I love the colors. I'm into a lot of blue lately in my decorations, especially robin's egg and teal blues... aren't those the most gorgeous colors! May you have a blessed and sun-filled weekend dear Carolyn!

Cielo

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh, I love the table scape. It is beautiful. Love the pale turquoise, so pretty and spring looking. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Tess said...

Carolyn....

I am not usually drawn to blues but this is STUNNING!!!! I love everything about this table and am rethinking blue now! Your napkin rings are beautiful and your mother's blue dish is just charming!

Denise said...

Carolyn,

This table is just BEAUTIFUL!! I am in love with the soft turquoise and ivory -- what a great combination. The linens are beautiful and so soft looking. I really love your Mom's glass dish; it looks perfect on this table. Thanks for sharing.

Denise

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Absolutely adore this color palette!

blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your dishes and tablecloth are stunning! I really love the turquoise colored ones :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

The Summer Porch said...

The most beautiful spring table setting!!! Robin's egg blue. So spring and Easter. I love the rabbit and how you keep the traditions going. You create the most dreamy settings Carolyn.
Come on Spring...
Rosemary XX

Sharon said...

What a beautiful spring table!!! I just love the pastel colors. All of your treasures are a visual feast of spring delights.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Carolyn, a most beautiful setting to celebrate spring that only you can make!!! Adorable!!!
hugs my dear

Entertaining Women said...

The aqua color has to be one of my very favorites. I LOVE your tablescape. I think that I may have spied a dusty aqua/teal quilt under your tablecloth that I also have. I bought it to use as a tablecloth...it stays in disquise, folded at the end of a bed in one of our guest rooms. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

Desire Empire said...

The blue in your tablescape is just lovely and the shots are stunning. I just scrolled down further and loved the shot of the frosty pink rose bud. Just lovely.

Love to see you over at Desire Empire where you will find lots of coastal blue and pink.

Best wishes
Carolyn
PS I am your newest follower

Regina said...

How beautiful this table setting. I'm amazed by the little details & beauty of everything.