Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Come for a Spring Breakfast

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Spring is playing hide and seek around here. Like an elusive child, it pops up momentarily only to hide again. But the one sure harbinger of spring is the daffodil.

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While we’re waiting for the real deal, I’ve set the table for a casual spring breakfast. At least the bright colors will transport our minds to where our bodies long to be!

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I covered the table with a matelasse coverlet right out of the linen closet—no pulling it off and heading back to bed! I love the white as a canvas for the bright yellow and green.

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The centerpiece was a snap. Silk daffodils in small pitchers will have to do until the real thing arrives. Eggs piled on a small cake plate with delicate open cutwork continue the simple white breakfast theme.

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I found these happy spring placemats this year to use with the standby white Gibson china. A single daffodil tucked into each napkin will make each guest feel special.

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Now we don’t really need place cards for breakfast, but they are fun! I dyed hardboiled eggs and wrote names on them. You can eat them after you find your seat :). Flatware is from Big Lots!

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We’ll be serving family style, so you’ll have to grab your own plate to go pick up your eggs and pancakes. Now you can get the full effect of the yellow placemat! Don’t worry if you’re not a morning person. This table setting will work perfectly for a casual lunch without the eggs!

I’ll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Michelle at Maddycakes Muse for her Easter Tablescapes and spring parties contest. You can click on The Tablescape Thursday button on the sidebar to visit Susan. Click here to visit Maddycakes Muse. Your are sure to leave both places inspired!

60 comments:

  1. Daffodil's my favorite flower in the world. Love your cheery tablescape. I bought some potted daffodil's yesterday, they are on my patio in hopes that they won't open up too fast. Blessings, Marla

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  2. So, cheerful. We have plunged back in to the freezing temperatures today, with the nasty 4 letter word in the forecast! SNOW...AGAIN. UGH!
    Beckie in Brenwood, TN

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  3. LOVING the eggs! (lol surprise, right?) lol...
    I cannot think how long it has been that giggling with anticipation over a place setting has been done...
    Lovely! lol

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  4. Oh, that table sure does scream spring with the daffodils and birds...where is it?! I like the idea of using the matelasse as a tablecloth, very pretty. Love the green flatware. Perfect spring table.

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  5. Such a great table setting. I love the vibrant yellows and greens against the white. Oh, it makes me want the daffodils to come on up and stay a while.

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  6. Just looking at your table put me in a sunny mood!! The pretty yellows and whites are so refreshing! I love how you used the quilt as a tablecloth and the cute eggs for place cards. You have me thinking Easter!! How fun, Susan!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  7. This is lovely. I use that same bedthrow for a tablecloth all the time! So spring-y and happy! You could probably not even serve food with this table setting and no-one would notice!

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  8. What a pretty and bright table. Love those place mats!

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  9. What a pretty table setting!! I am sure you have figured out by now, I am not a Winter person, and when I saw your post, it put a big smile on my face! I love daffodils - wished they would last longer. I need to finish de-cluttering around here and do a little decorating for Spring. Not a breakfast person, but what time is lunch? :-D
    Hope you are having a great week!
    Glenda

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  10. Thank you for brightening our rainy, drab day! This is a beautiful, cheerful table setting. I love the white with the bright yellow and green. Don't you love the deals at Big Lots? Wishing you a good week.

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  11. Brightened my day! I love dafs and am looking forward to them greeting me!

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  12. What a wonderful way to start a day. Just lovely.

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  13. This definitely speaks my language! I love daffodils, and I wish I had a whole field of them. With snow predicted again tonight here in NW Louisiana, this really warms me up. LOL It's not supposed to stick this time. I am so ready to see some beautiful spring flowers here also. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. I'm so jealous of those that have blooming daffodils already! I LOVE your table- so fresh and cheery
    xoxo Pattie

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  15. So beautiful!!! Love the white and yellow!

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  16. How lovely!!!! Wish I was there!
    Sharon

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  17. Oh that looks great! I love yellow and white..Those placemats are so cute!
    Can't wait for the daffodils..the deer don't eat them, so that is good, but at least 3 weeks before they will pop..
    Hope you will join in the 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at my place!

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  18. I love those placemats! They really make that table setting special. I'm ready for daffodils, but I think we have a while to wait around here.

    Beautiful!

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  19. So sunny and bright and so pretty!..Christine

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  20. Susan, this is a GORGEOUS tablescape!!! So happy!

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  21. Susan, what a pretty and happy tablescape! Those place mats are great, and I love tucking a flower into each napkin. Can you believe they are predicting another chance for snow? I'm ready for spring! laurie

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  22. I forgot to say somthing about your green flatware - so pretty. laurie

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  23. Such a fresh and pretty tablescape!!! it feels so joyful just looing at it from here ! I cant imagine how it wld feel if Iwere right there!! it must be wonderful!

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  24. Oh Susan!!! Can I come too?! We are ages away from spring, but I can't wait. I planted tons of Daffodils in my front garden last year and can't wait to see them. They are still sleeping under about 8 inches of snow right now. Thanks for cheering up my day!!

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  25. So inviting after such a long winter. Glad you enjoyed your Jersey Boys. Don't you just want to see it again and again?
    Joyce

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  26. Wow. this is really wonderful. Excellent and made me smile. Loving your rainbow theme, so cool. Quite an artistic eye you have. Glad I came over today to see what's cooking in your world. Take care, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

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  27. Love your cheerful table setting- great placemats.

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  28. Such a gorgeous, happy tablescape! I love those placemats!

    Jane

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  29. Your table is so cute....Love the yellow and white...I guess I need to drop out of the competition pronto....so many beautiful tablescapes...so many talented bloggers...Who knew you could have so much fun playing with dishes....Happy Spring!!

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  30. Hi Susan,

    I love the sunny, cheerful look ~ the yellow and white is such a great way to start the day and make one feel happy. I have the same matelasse coverlet.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  31. Just adorabe! Spring! Yes! Now can I borrow your coverlet since I never seem to find one? lol

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  32. Just love your tablescape! It's bright, cheerful, sunny and so pretty!

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  33. Talk about sunny side up! So pretty and cheerful, just what I needed on a rainy day!!!

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  34. Oh, this tablescape is the best one. I love the spring look. Your placemats are too cute. Rosie

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  35. Cute, cute, cute! My favorite so far this week. :)

    D

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  36. How fresh and sunny this is. Love the clear green handled flatware. Really goes nicely with the yellow and white.

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  37. Oh absolutely beautiful! I am so ready for lovely spring weather and this just shouts spring!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting...come back any time :o)

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  38. This is just the happiest table I have ever seen!! I need it with all this snow:-) Beautiful!!

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  39. Ooooh, Perky! This is just so Sunny and fun! It's also making me hungry.

    Scribbler

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  40. What an eye opener....wonderful way to start the day. I love the spring colors and the green handled flatware is just too perfect. Just beautiful

    {{{sweetiepie hugs}}}

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  41. This tablescape might just be my favorite of the season. It is Springtime and it is fabulous! I love the mound of eggs...all white, and of course the daffodils. Big smile here!
    ♥, Susan

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  42. Oh my! Be still my heart. I absolutely LOVE daffodils...or jonquils as my grandmother used to call them. They were her favorite flower and I think she passed the addiction down to me. I felt happy just looking at your table!

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  43. This is just the prettiest table...I love it. So bright and cheery...wish I was there!

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  44. Daffodils- my favorite flower! I have a March birthday, my Dad used to bring me a bouquet every year. Happy memories. I love your sunny table!

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  45. What a breath of fresh air! I love the beautiful coverlet used as a tablecloth. How did you get those eggs to stay put on the pedestal? I'd have had to get out the hot glue gun before my first attempt! Speaking of eggs, the dyed ones as placecards are a great idea! Everything looks perfect ... nicely done!

    When I was a child, we called the daffodils buttercups. When my mother was living, my dad would always bring her the first one to bloom. It was a little ritual they had. If he happened to be rushing around and failed to notice the happy little yellow blossoms for a day or two, she'd still wait quietly for him to bring her the "first" of the season.

    Bill

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  46. Very pretty!! Love the white and yellow... Makes you want to have a tea party, or a nice sunday brunch...

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  47. I absolutely love this. I love yellow, and this is just perfect. Beautiful placemats, I am just drooling. YOur Gibson dishes are my favorite ones to use too. They are just so neat. The green handled flatware is just perfect. Now this would really cheer me up. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  48. Love the placemats...it all looks so springy - bright and cheery!

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  49. So pretty with the yellow against the white. Love it. And the pile of eggs just made me smile. Beautiful!

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  50. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  51. Susan, I have something for you over at my blog.

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  52. This is my kind of table. Yellow is my very favorite color and you mixed it so well with white and just a whisper of spring green. So fresh and absolutely warm and welcoming! I love the eggs too!
    Perfect!
    Yvonne

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  53. This is lovely. So sunny and fresh. I am so glad you set it for breakfast -- complete with orange juice, because that is exactly what I got a hankering for when I saw this table. Just right.

    Thanks for such kind comments that you left on my blog. It meant a lot to me.

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  54. So bright and happy, I know it would perk me up to eat at this table...

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  55. I would love to to be right over for this spring breakfast. Your tablescape is so lovely and happy.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment.

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  56. cute blog, I think we have lots in common! Thank you so much for stopping by mine. Blessings to you and your home.

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