Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Morning of the Sleepover


While John was in Florida to visit brand new grandson, I stayed behind because I am going there in a few weeks. But I am afraid of being home alone at night. My 2 friends were so nice to sleep at home and keep me company both nights John was away. We had such a great time, staying up until 4:30 AM and we kept joking that we should send John out of town more often, lol.



I wanted to create something feminine for the breakfast table., after all it was a girls' slumber party.



I borrowed this topiary from one of the guest bedrooms.


Since we ate dinner the night before on the round kitchen table, I thought we would eat breakfast here with a pool view.


The wooden box is from One Kings Lane and I filled it with birds and bird stuff.


Placemats have purple hydrangeas in them. The coffee pot is "Enchantment" by Royal Stafford.


The teacups and saucers are made by Tirschenreuth but I cannot read the pattern anymore because the set has been put away.
I love the combination of the green and lavender. I think it is very feminine and soothing.



I set the breakfast table the night before.












Because we went to bed so late, I had a hard time getting up. By the time I got to the kitchen, Brenda and Debjani were already there getting ready to prepare breakfast. I asked why they did not wake me up and they said they wanted to surprise me. LOL! Don't I just have the nicest friends?


Debjani was introduced to a typical ethnic Filipino breakfast and she loved it as well as we did!
I am not sure what my floral plates are but I think they might be made by Nippon. Again, I already packed them away. As you might already know, I have been boxing up my dishes because I have to empty cabinets so the floor people can move the furniture so they can replace our floors.


The dinner plates are made in Portugal.


The purple glasses are made by La Rochiere. The goblets with a greenish tinge were bought from one of the vendors in the store for $1 each.


I bought this bird and nest sauce server from Charleston. I served vinegar with hot pepper from our garden in it and used it to dip the sausage. We like hot stuff.



Debjani was trying to be creative in trying to take a picture of all of us. I could not find my tripod so pedestal tray servers would have to do, lol.


We had eggs (sunny side up and hard boiled), Filipino sausage (longanisa- so yummy with the spicy vinegar) and fried rice .



These calamondins (calamansi) were growing right outside the window. I use them in place of lemon.



Thanks so much for your visit, it is always very much appreciated.


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Susan for Tablescape Thurs at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/


Sherry's Open House Party Thursday at http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/


Honey's Potpourri Friday at http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/


Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fri at http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/


Courtney's Feather your Nest Friday at http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/


Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend at http://bloggingwhilewaiting.blogspot.com/




Thank you so much for hosting, beautiful ladies!

33 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like another beautiful and fun time at Ms. C's house. I have the little bird and nest candle holders at my shop. Small world. I love the old Nippon plates and your breakfast looked so good. Thanks for letting us have a peak. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jacqueline said...

Grandma you are the best!

I am sick, I had those green plates with the points in my cart and then I put them back (really and truly I have way too many plates) but they look so fabulous on your table! Alas, I will just have to enjoy yours.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Christine I'd love to be having that breakfast with your gals, I too love longanisa, we have it around here for breakfast too! I love the plates and the color goblets, something WE love too! You've set such an incredible and creative table for your friends! I'm loving the tea pot. I have a cake stand lacy looking, the bigger one. Hugs sweetie and yeah, sometimes when hubbys go away it's fun too. FABBY

Marigene said...

Christine, I'd love to have breakfast at your table any time...love those dishes.

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

you breakfast table is amazing!!! such good friends to stay with you!
god is good!!
blessings,
rebecca

Alycia Nichols said...

That sounds like so much fun to have a girls sleepover! I haven't done that in a long, long time. I know your guests were more than happy to get up and get breakfast started because they were anxious to sit down to that beautiful table you had created! Glad to hear you're getting your floors done, but I know what a pain in the patootie it can be while getting ready for it. Hang in there!

Blondie's Journal said...

How fun!! I wish I could have been there. The table looks beautiful and so does the delicious breakfast! What great friends you have.

I love the glass box that you bought from One Kings Lane. I just joined and have only had a little peek around. How do you like it?

XO,
Janie

Karen said...

It sounds like you girls had a great time. The table setting is just beautiful.

Debbie said...

You make me want to have a slumber party!! This is wonderful. I love to come here because there is always so much detail and treasure on each table.

My favorite part of all was the cool shaped dinner plates.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are some really sweet friends and I can only imagine the fun you had. Love the tablescape!

Dolores said...

Beautiful!!!!! I'm always amazed at the beauty of the table scapes and the delicious looking food....
So much beauty!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'd love to have breakfast at your house anytime. Such a beautiful table Christine. Love the chargers.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous tablescape. Your breakfast tablescape is such a lovely setting I love your dishes.

carolinajewel said...

What a beautiful table and such a pretty view! Love both of the plates, especially the floral ones.

Marlis said...

I totally love your breakfast setting. quite cheerful and happy. perfect way to start the day. Breakfast looked amazing too. Your plates are so wonderful.. I love them. great table.. xo marlis

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful Dishes! Great table!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your girlfriends must have been so thrilled to be at your house. You really fussed over them! I have always loved purple and green together too.

Lana K. W. Austin said...

You always inspire me...what fun ya'll had...and what a gorgeous girls' table!!! I LOVE the pointy/scalloped edge plates and all of it/the topiary, etc. I love spicy/hot things, too....and you know what else? I don't like to sleep alone in the house at all, either...with Tom gone I don't know what I'd do if the kids weren't here!!! :)
Have a blessed week--I've been missing in blog land but look forward to catching back up on your other posts!!!!

Hugs/blessings,
Lana

Lady Linda said...

I feel like I am opening a lovely magazine every time I read your blog....lovely.
Linda

Life with L said...

This is beautiful Christine. The plates are a beautiful addition. I adore different shapes. Lucky you, you have some wonderful girlfriends to stay with you and keep you company. I have really enjoyed viewing your wonderful blog. Enjoy your day! XO Linda

Traci said...

YUM!!! It looks so good!!! I was just saying I could go for something from Starbuck's & it would go great with that breakfast!

The Charmed Life Online said...

It looks like you had so much fun with your friends! Your table is beautiful, those dinner plates are to die for!

Thanks for participating in my give away today, good luck!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Christine,
Your plates are pretty and your tablescape is beautiful!
Girlfriends are great! I just had a 3 wk. sleepover with some.
They came from out of town and we had such a good time!
Your table is beautiful. I love the wood and workings on it. Do you know the company name?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine..you have the most gorgeous dinnerware I have ever seen anyplace in my life. I didn't know things like that even existed!
Wonderful..all of it. Such a treat to look at.
:)
Mona

Amy said...

This is such a fun sleep over....I haven't done one with my girl friends for the longest time! Lucky you. You've got some delicious breakfast and gorgeous tablescape there...perfect for the occasion and so beautiful.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness! I would have loved to stay the night too :o) Yummy breakfast, beautiful tablescape and fun friends :o) Hm...I wonder if longanisa is similar to the flavor of the Portuguese sausage Linguica?

Congratulations on the new grandbaby!!!

Blessings & Aloha!

& Thank you dear friend for your visit and comment. I can imagine how your daughter with the twins is growing and growing! :o) Have they or your others have thought of names for their babies? I can't wait til ours decide! Have they all gotten their nurseries decorated? I've been thinking of what drawing to do for our grandbaby, but will wait also til after she is born... Our daughter is decorating the baby's room in Lilly Pullitizer-inspired colors and fabrics...pinks, greens, whites, etc... :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Entertaining Women said...

The Portuguese plate kept capturing my attention...a wonderful piece. I'm pretty certain that this was the most elegant slumber party ever given. Two gorgeous tablescapes for precious friends. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your party. Cherry Kay

The Tablescaper said...

there is nothing like a sleepover. It brings out conversations you would never have had. LOVE those yellow star like plates, just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy said...

That's a gorgeous tablescape, Christine! Congratulations for being featured on Sarah's blog!
Hugs, Cindy

nenette said...

Aren't sleep overs fun? You ladies sure looked like you were having a great time. That is a lovely picture of Debjani. She looks good in yellow (not too many people can wear that color and get away with it) Longganisa and eggs, isn't that what they call Losilog? Love those Filipino breakfasts. Did you get your Calamansi tree from Florida? My friend from there grow Atis and Chico in their backyard. As always, your tablescape looked awesome. Wish I was there too!

lulumusing said...

What fun to have the time with your girlfriends and how lucky they were to have such a beautiful table at which to share memories and laughter.

Sherry said...

How wonderful Christine! Lovely table to have for your girlfriends! I love the coffee set up too. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Sarah said...

That is just gorgeous, Christine! I love the colors that you put together---I'm sure your friends were feeling pretty special! Thanks, also, for linking up with my homemaking weekend link-up last week. I wanted to let you know that the new link-up is up tonight and I'd love it if you'd come back again this weekend!

Have a great night!

Sarah

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