Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Garden Inspired Breakfast for Three

After a 4 day stay in New Orleans for John's meeting, we are finally home. While ma and AJ were still sleeping in, I decided to create a garden inspired breakfast table in the kitchen nook by the window.
I made some hard boiled eggs just so I can use the egg holders I bought at the Whittard of Chelsea Tea store in London. Ooops, the egg keeps leaning to one side. I probably need a bigger one.

The cups and saucers are part of my Tirschenreuth "Newport" Bavarian fine china set.

The plates and bowls are Royal Stafford's Hedgerow. I bought them from HomeGoods/Marshall's in Houston. They only had 8 dinner plates and 3 soup bowls so I am on a hunt to complete the set. Dinner plates were $3.99 each and the bowls were $2.99 each. For something made in England, I thought that was a fair price.

The placemats were from our church's rummage sale. We were late and everything was picked on but they reduced whatever was left to $1 so I got 8 of them for $1.

I bought the glasses from one of the other vendors in the store for $1 each. I really like them. They are thick and have grapes embossed on them.

I love the tiny spoons that came with the egg cups.

I am using my Spode "Emma's Garland" tea set. I think they go well with the plates.

Tulip crystal tealight candle holders.

I just bought the watering can napkin rings from a French shop in New Orleans.

The pewter flatware are from Ebay. They are vintage and I love the old look and I always like the patina of pewter,

I cut up some fresh flowers from the garden and stuck them in a Nippon vase, or is it a pitcher?

Do you see the embossing on the glasses?

I love the roses and the ornate gilding on the vintage Nippon pitcher.

A perfect view while eating breakfast.

Just a simple breakfast, oatmeal and pancakes and a hard boiled egg, the latter of which is the only one I am allowed to eat, but I ate 2 spoonfulls of oatmeal. Cheater! Cheater! LOL!

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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a wonderful summery tablescape, Christine! And I love those whimsical egg unique! Hope you are staying cool...we are sweltering! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Willow said...

Your table looks so lovely. How nice it would be to sit down to it. Have a nice day.

Pat said...

Your garden table is beautiful Christine. I love the Royal Stafford. It will be fun looking for the other bowls.

Jo said...

How lovely, O' I do love a garden party!..wish I were there having hard-boiled eggs and a cupcake!
Your photo's are absolutely fantastic, GOSH, if I was there I'd surely be jumpin' in that gorgeous pool too!
I'm just staying in the kitchen entirely to much.

mississippi artist said...

Love your new dishes, hope you can find more of this set.I love those adorable egg holders,never seen any like them.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful tablescape Christine! Martina

Kathleen said...

You have such wonderful things! I love the teapot and egg holders, so cute.
You are thin, eat your oatmeal!

Marigene said...

What a pretty garden table...the egg cups are adorable. The dishes are lovely...they look like a garden on the table!

Richard Cottrell said...

You sure have a lot of energy. makes for fun meals at your house. Thanks for sharing Richard at My Old Historic House

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the pretty plates Christine and your new egg cups are adorable:@)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Christine, your egg holders and tea pot are wonderful. What a gorgeous view to look at while eating breakfast. I spotted the hotcakes , sounds pretty yummy right about now.
lol hugs ~lynne~

Atelier de Charo said...

So cheerful and sweet table, a very pretty way to begin the day!


A Hint of Home said...

Your dishes are adorable! I just love your egg cups. They are precious!
Looks like you've had fun traveling. Looks like a great cruise!

lvroftiques said...

It looks so pretty Christine! That's a simple breakfast? I'm never having you for breakfast at my house! Lol! You get a bowl and some cereal...Oh and coffee...gotta have that. *winks* Of course I love that Nippon pitcher too. It's gorgeous! Vanna

Tricia said...

Those striped egg holders are amazing! I can see why you had to have them! They look perfect with your pretty floral dishes. This is a lovely breakfast table!

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful tea table you have set, and I love the china! So colorful and happy:) I'm sure the participants of this lovely tea will be thrilled!

Marlis said...

Christine, I'll check our TJMaxx for those dishes.. I will let you know. Love the table. Now that is how I want to eat every morning.. So pretty. Your tall egg cups are adorable. Wow. All your china pieces work so prettily together. Good Morning! Many blessings, marlis

Entertaining Women said...

Such a special way to start the day. The plates and bowls are gorgeous, and I'm in love with the funky egg cups. They are truly outstanding! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Laura Wilkerson said...

Cute tablescape....I, of course, love the teapots and those napkin rings are adorable!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Christine, your table is stunning. I cannot tell you how much your posts like this and those in your garden inspire me. I love the fact that you love your home, and you enjoy it, too. You rock! I also love the napkin rings.

Ricki Jill

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

What a beautiful table! I love the mixing of patterns! the teapot is so pretty!!

Rettabug said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS!! I'm head over heels in love with that Nipon pitcher, Cristine. Beautiful pieces all over the place, too.

I will make a mental note to check our Home Goods for your Royal Stafford's Hedgerow, since I'll be near ours in a few days.

I must put "egg cups" on my list of things to find, too. I only have Easter ones. :/

Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.


Martha said...

A very pretty table -- love those egg cups!!!

Dolores said...

I love the gorgeous vase/pitcher ........the table looks beautiful!

Diann said...

Yuour table is just so lovely Christine! All your goreous dishes are wonderful and that pitcher it a real eye catcher! love all your thrifty finds on this table too! Thank you (in advance) for joining TTF! I will have te post up pretty soon because i just have a very busy day today.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the way you set the table. You are always so creative. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Jeanne Selep said...

I pored over every detail of your table scape. Beautiful. And I love the view - I can imagine visiting with a friend while the children play (nicely) in the pool!

LV said...

I have had a lot of breakfast during my life, but never at a setting like this. Absouletly to pretty to mess up.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Christine, you've created such a beautiful table. I love the floral dishes!

Mom Walds Place said...

What a lovely way to start the day!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, my gosh....those egg cups are the cutest thing ever!!!!!! They are just beyond words! I have never seen them up so high. They are too cool!!! Such a pretty table! I have been gone for quite a little while, and it's wonderful to check in and see such a fun presentation! Enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you next week!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha love the egg cups too and your one little egg that wants to lean! How cute! Love it all...and especially the crocheted centerpiece!

Blessings & Aloha!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I have been out of the loop with posting my "one a week" post...but really appreciate your lovely visit! :o)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

As always, it looks beautiful, Christine! I wonder how you come up with these creative tablescapes. And the pool right by the window - GORGEOUS!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a beautiful table and a wonderful way to start the day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful table, Christine! The view to your yard from this area is just gorgeous! I love the egg holders. We don't normally eat soft boiled eggs in our house so I would probably do hard boiled just to use them, too. : )


Oh, Christine, the plates and bowls are gorgeous and what a bargain, yeah, for been English, too!! Beautiful tablescape, love all the cute elements you've used to create and stage this wonderful're very talented in putting things together! Love it! Lots of hugs, FABBY

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Christine, dear,

You have not lost your touch. This is so lovely. Your attention to detail inspires me!

Just gorgeous!!

Barb ♥

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hey, Christine! Long time, no see! I've been on my blogging break, but have been trying to visit my favorite people every once in a while. Hope you and John and your Mom and AJ have been well (I read they slept late! Girls after my own heart!! LOL!) and I absolutely LOVE your pink striped egg cups!!!!!
Have a great weekend.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a lovely table, Christine... I always love the way you set a table... It looks so inviting...


Fifi Flowers said...

FUN table!!!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

wowzer...can I come over! :) HPS!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Beautiful table & beautiful post. Even hard boiled eggs and oatmeal can be romantic.

Thx for sharing


Sherry said...

This is very pretty! The egg holders are so fun. Love the china. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great set of china. I love the napkin rings with it - a perfect treasure from your trip.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

What a beautiful setting! You always have such neat things! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

maica said...

..nice table setting
..thanks for sharing it.. i have an idea for table setting.. :]

*_* maica *_* Buy and Sell

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