Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SUMMERTIME BREAKFAST!

Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for once again hosting Tablescape Thursday. To check out my favorite Thursday party, be sure to go by Susan's blog to find a list of today's Tablescape Thursday's participants.


Finally, my garden flowers are starting to blossom, and I have materials for a centerpiece for a summertime breakfast setting.




Nothing fancy - just a plaid tablecloth and my everyday Blue Willow dishes.

My mother always had her Royal Copley roosters sitting around in her kitchen to remind herself that she didn't ever want the real thing in her yard! She did not have fond memories of taking care of live chickens when she was young.


For several Christmases and birthdays in the 1960s, my mother gave me the Fostoria red dishes and glassware. The white bread plate is from my set of Mikasa Italian Countryside dishes.





Thanks for stopping by,

Sally





33 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hello Sally! I think those napkin rings are the ones you found when we had our fun outing together! Your table is so sweet and I love your wonderful little arrangement of flowers! I went to make a small bouquet of flowers for a hospice patient I was going to visit and so wish that I had roses - I went to the side of the house and there is this lone little bush that is right at the foundation of the house that had several sweet little roses just for the bouquet!! God is good!

blessings
mary

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this fun tablescape, Sally! It's beautiful!!

Would you believe I've packed a few dishes etc, for a 4th of July table, at the lake? Yep, it's just like we are moving!LOL

Melissa Marie said...

Love your red dishes and glassware! I don't suppose I would have very fond memories of taking care of chickens either! ;) I love that your mother kept roosters around the kitchen to remind her of that. :)

Shelia said...

HI Sally! Just gorgeous! I love the red, white and blue and that rooster peaking through your flowers is glorious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

imjacobsmom said...

C*U*T*E, Sally! I love every element of this set-up, right down to the plaid tablecloth! I keep forgetting to mention that your header is pretty, too. Has it been a scorcher there? WE are finally, finally out of our heatwave. At least our dewpoint is under 60! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I love your colors here and you just can't beat Blue willow and the red looks so great with it...I had a copley roo I made a lamp from and send to picket awhile back...all your flowers are so pretty my friend...Hope you have a great week...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jadehollow said...

Very Pretty Sally... LOVE LOVE LOVE the red stemware.
Happy Thursday!
Hugs,
Debbie

Kammy said...

Hi Sally !
Cute setting....I love how you did the napkin rings and really love a nice cloth !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Kathy said...

Sally, this is the first time I've visited your blog I think! I love your blue ware and red glasses ...Yummy. Everthing is beautiful and very patriotic!!! I can hear your rooster crowing from here, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings... Stop over and See the "Mary Poppins scape"!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE the red glassware! Happy TT!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the red glass. Isn't it great how "things" can bring back such lovely memories. Happy tablescaping - The Tablescaper

Cathy said...

Oh...red, white and blue...I love it!!! This is sooo pretty!!! I am loving all of the patriotic tables!!! Thanks for sharing this!!!

Happy Tablescape Thursday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

printersdevil said...

I got a good laugh out of your story about the chickens. My mother had similar feeling about them.

Your table is very pretty and I love the blue and reds.

Sue said...

Hi Sally....boy have Imissed a bunch of your posts...where have I been?? I love your Fostoria red glasses...Love all things red...Hope your doing well...and I always love seeing your beautiful quilts...I can see them in every post....

Really Rainey said...

Pretty table.. and that red glassware is WOW!
Have a good rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Kim said...

I love the colors and your plates. And I love that your mom wanted fake roosters instead of the real thing. I don't blame her. I would too.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a lovely tablescape. Love the rooster, he's so colorful. The red goblets and custard bowls are beautiful! I love fresh flowers. It's been my dream to have a cutting garden.

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Smilingsal said...

It looks like you're ready for the 4th of July. Your mom did a good thing by giving you that gorgeous Fostoria.

Picket said...

Soooo pretty girl and filled with so many treasures from your mom....I have that same Royal Copely rooster! lol beautiful post sweetie...hope you are having a great week!

Brenda said...

Hon, you captured my heart as soon as I saw the red and blue. My favorite colors! I would love to have some of that Fostoria! I must look on eBay. I remember chickens from my childhood also. The rooster always chased you to the gate and pecked at your legs! This is very sweet and well arranged.
Brenda

Nouveau Stitch said...

Your table is so lovely! There's nothing like a red, white and blue table to get you in the mood for the 4th! I have fond memories of Blue Willow. That's the china we used when I was growing up, but only for the holidays! Great job!

Ellen

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So pretty and so fresh. I adore your red glassware. Just lovely!!

Barb

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh look at the pretty red glass ware and the blue willow! Love the flowers too! Happy TT!

Sue said...

Hey Sally....stop by daughters blog to see the fabulous little dress and hair bows that Ellen made for Miss B....they are adorable...
www.ruedelaclef.blogspot.com

honeysuckle said...

I love your red Fostoria pieces, but then again, red is my favorite color. Your table is sweet!

Carrie said...

Your tablesetting is lovely, with the blue and white dishes and red glasses and fresh flowers.
With all the rainy days here, my flowers have gotten all wilted.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a cute tablescape! I love the red with the Blue Willow dishes!


Manuela

Mary said...

Very nice!

niartist said...

Sally - I love this tablescape. Those red glassware (fostoria?) are so beautiful! And not to take away from the beauty of this ... but I have to tell you that the iris in your header are so beautiful I nearly fell over!

Kathleen said...

Pretty table..
I love using treasures from my mom...and you have some lovely things!

Liz said...

Love the little old rooster and the red glass. My Mom also loved both. She would love this setting! :)

~Liz

Tootsie said...

it is all just so pretty!! I love the red glasses

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is so charming. Love those roosters! I think my mother had some like that. My sister ended up with those. Your red Fostoria is wonderful, and how nice that pieces were given to you as gifts from your mother. laurie