Monday, April 5, 2010

A Spring Brunch Table


I did a second tablescape with my dollar store placemats, except this time I moved it into my kitchen table.  It’s brighter in here, too, so the pictures should come out better. I forgot I even had this set of dishes and mugs, until I was putting together my dining room tablescape.


I love the blue and white harlequin pattern in the center of these great botanical designs.  Below is a floral centerpiece I bought recently from Kristen at Kristen’s Creations.  I love the colors she used and the bird nesting in the middle!


I set this up as if it were a brunch.  Mugs for tea or coffee and small dishes for a danish or muffin.  Mmm, sounds good to me!


This great little bunny dish I found in the cabinet {something else I forgot I had}.  A lovely spot to place those danish or muffins.


The little cream dish below is one of those that came in a gift basket at Christmas one year.  Sometimes they come in horrible colors {which I’ve kept anyway}, but this one was one I knew I would actually use.   This one could hold a couple of muffins.



Here is the mug to the dish set.  No harlequin pattern on this, but I love how they incorporated the blue into the rim, bottom and handle.


Close-up of the plate.  Nice shape, too, isn’t it?


Such a happy, Springy setting!






No silverware or napkins, again.  Apparently, we use our fingers and sleeves in this house.  {Sigh}, I always forget the silverware and napkins. 

Linking up to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.  Thanks to Marty and Susan for hosting these linky parties!


Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I just love these dishes !!! Love the entire table. Great job.

Heather Henderson said...

i think i have the same christmas basket plate - except mine is green! I've been using it as a spoon rest on my stove!

Jane said...

Your table looks very inviting! I love the dishes and the colors of the placemats. You had me laughing with your comment about no napkins or silverware....sounds like our house!

Sonny G said...

Looks great and its fine with napkins or silver..Love those plates and mugs..


Rachel B said...

Love it!! I didn't even notice the missing silverware. That would be something I would do. I wish my local dollar store had good placemats again, they had them a few years ago but not since, grrr. And I love the dishes. I have an old set of china that was my grandmother's that still stored waiting for use.

Unknown said...

You dishes are lovely, Kathy. The bunny plate is too charming! Pretty table, even without the napkin and flatware. ;)


Be Colorful Coastal said...

Don't you just love when you find something great that you forgot you had?
Very pretty.
Thanks for stopping by Becolorful and leaving such a glowing comment on my sideboard.

The Charm of Home said...

Your dishes are wonderful! That bunny dish is especially adorable. Nice table.

The Tuscan Home said...


Love those adorable plates, so sweet! I like your floral arrangement too...very nice! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

CosmoGirl Carla said...

What a sweet table setting! I just love unique shaped plates of any kind. And the colors are perfect for Spring. Your kitchen table is great! I'd love to see a photo of it uncovered.

Oh, we're a "eating-with-fingers, sleeve-wiping" family sometimes too!
hehe :o)

Thanks for sharing!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

what a pretty spring table! love all the dishes and the way you put them together:)

LuLu Kellogg said...

I LOVE the table and the centerpiece is darling with the wee birdie in the middle.

Thank you so much for popping by my Blog for a visit. I agree that my vintage hat would be fabulous as a lampshade!

Have a lovely day,
LuLu Kellogg

Anonymous said...

Everything is so pretty. Love your springness and your table itself is just stunning.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a sweet tablescape. Love the forgotten bunny plate.

~ Tracy

Unknown said...

Love your mugs and plates, they are gorgeous!!!


Tricia said...

What an inviting table for brunch! Those plates and mugs ARE adorable -- and so unusual! I like how they echo the checks around the edge of your table.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your table, it is fabulous and your tablescape is stunning. All of your dishes are exquisite. Such gorgoeus shapes and colors and designs. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I love the bunny plate.... Actually I love all the dishes! :)


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Kathy~I had to laugh, because I always forget the silverware in my tablescape shots.
You've got nothing to worry about cause we're transfixed on the beauty of your spring setting to miss any utensils.

Sweet wishes,

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so down to earth, Kathy!! Forgetting the silver...I took quick pictures of my tablescape Easter morning only to realize later I had no wine glasses or water goblets out. It looked really plain!!

I love the pretty plates with the harlequin pretty and all of your different dishes for your muffins and danish are too. It all looks yummy to me!

So glad I stopped by! :-)


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love your kitchen table, and this setting of great dishes is perfect on it! Such pretty colors. laurie

Atticmag said...

I'm crazy for the checkerboard motif on your table and your plates. Really adorable and seasonal. Hope you know about our really useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Love your table and chairs. Your tablesetting is so fresh and springy. I love the pink and green color combo and those dishes are too cute! Come visit me...I'm having a $100 giveaway this week.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just the most precious little dishes! What a joy to look at!! LOVELY!

Anonymous said...

It's so bright, fresh and springy! Love the colors. Who needs flatware and napkins? :-)

Marigene said...

Kathy, love the harlequin plates with the pink and green. Your table sings spring to me.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Love the plates! I have a thing about square plates. Looks like a festive Easter!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great dishes! I would have never guessed how pretty their soft colors would look with your bright placemats. Very pretty.

Ridgely (a/k/a Grandma J) said...

Love the bunny dish -- and the plates as well! Very inviting Easter table!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Just beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing, and I am a new follower. Cheers, Lia

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