Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - 4/2 - A cozy breakfast tray

Welcome to my Tablescape Thursday post. To see more dishes and pretties than you can shake a stick at, hop over to Susan's at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You're in for a treat!

It seems we have all gone Spring crazy and I'm right that with you. We had sunshine today. It was a glorious day. Personally, I love mornings...calm mornings.

Mr. Dumpling, are you reading this? Mr. Dumpling like to chat in the mornings, share what he reads on Yahoo, plans for the day, etc.

Me? Not so much. I want to
drink my coffee, walk out on the porch, drink my coffee and maybe watch The West Wing or NCIS I taped while I drink more coffee. Boo snuggles in the chair with me and he's not too chatty in the a.m. either.

Anyway, when I was thinking about Tablescape Thursday, I thought about morning. Wouldn't it be nice to wake up to a lovely little breakfast tray?

Let's play a little and we'll pull out a variety of dishes. I love doing that!

I found this little yellow wooden tray at a Garage Sale. Mother gave me the placemats years ago. Breakfast was sort of thrown together today. We've having croissants, cheese, blackberries, a hard boiled egg, orange juice and coffee.

Here's how I put it together. Using the tray and placemat, I'll add one of my favorite plates that goes with almost everything. It's by Noritake and called Reverie. I've had it since 1977. I was a child. (haha).

I love the designs on it...butterflies, lady bugs and my favorite colors of yellow, pink and green.

On top of that, I'll put my Hobby Lobby bunny plates from several years ago. Aren't they sweet with the open work around the edges?

I love mixing my green Depression glass with the Reverie. Today, I've used my green Depression Fruits tumbler and sherbet.

I love the fruit pattern etched on the glass. The sherbet has the cherries. Some have a pear, etc.

To keep the Spring look, I used my mother of pearl silverware. I just love it. It needs cleaned but I'm sure you're too kind to mention it.

The sweet little chick egg cup is holding our speckled hard boiled egg.

Now just for fun, I'm going to make a few changes. I told you I loved playing with dishes and getting different looks with just a few tweaks.

I'm using my silver bunny tray now as a plate. Isn't he cute? I wish I had more of these.

I added a cute little green bunny. He's the softest green and he's new from HL (1/2 price of course!).

I'll see you tomorrow for Friday Show and Tell!


Roslyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Can I come to your house for a "thrown together breakfast"?!
Beautifully done.

Keetha Broyles said... Best Blogger Tips

You girls and these tablescapes put me to shame as I eat a Taco Bell soft chicken taco right out of the take-home bag. You truly do.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

So colourful setting and can I come & have bfast with you? I bring some french bfast muffins!.. hehehehehe.. Happy VTT

ClassyChassy said... Best Blogger Tips

Great items - and you are such a clever wizard to arrange the tableware for the photos --beautiful!!!

Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great breakfast -- and a great setting for breakfast. I really do love the silver rabbit and I looked at those chick egg cups for a long time and never bought them -- now sorry I didn't!

Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

What cute trays you set up! I love that Hobby Lobby plate. I have a chick egg cup just like yours. It all looks so festive! :D Jewel

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute bunnies!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Very sweet breakfast tray. You watch West Wing in the mornings? Cracks me up. :)

Kelly B said... Best Blogger Tips

That is such a happy looking setting!! :) I really love your creativity!! :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

What a happy breakfast - one just couldn't be grumpy with a start to the day like this one!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Judy this is fabulous.I adore those little green plates.And the flowered ones are sooo springy.And how about that rabbit and egg dish.It's just so wonderful.Great idea to fix it at nite,cause I'm not alert fast in the morning either.It takes me quite awhile to wake up...Ann

Lois Christensen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the top plate with the cutouts! And I love the egg holder. That is adorable. Your breakfast tray looks great and would make me want to stay right in bed and enjoy the meal!!!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty!

Beca said... Best Blogger Tips

I love bunnies. I really like that silver plate. He's so cute. Bon Apetit!

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute as can be, Judy! Love it!


Sheila :-)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is so cute. I love the little silver bunny tray. I want breakfast like that instead of from Burger K*ing in a bag!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Your tray is so cute. I love the delicate little dishes and you've managed to get a lot of detail in a small space. It looks wonderful. Love the silver bunny tray as a plate- great idea!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous breakfast tray. I LOVE all of the dishes, and the breakfast looks good too. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

The Summer Kitchen Girls said... Best Blogger Tips

Now how could you not have a great day after waking up to such a happy breakfeast tray?
Karla & Karrie

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Thrown together looks good to me - Love the bunnies.

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cool! I love your dinner plates, It's just lovely...

Tammy518 said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your breakfast tray! Everything is so "springy" and pretty! Can I join you for breakfast?

Dream Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice thrown together breakfast tray! I love the depression glass, bunny tray and mother of pearl flatware. Very sweet!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job! I loved how you showed 2 different versions. I like them both. But that silver bunny tray is too cute.

Lynda said... Best Blogger Tips

This is as cute as can be! I especially love the little silver bunny, Judy!

Domestic Designer said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Can I come and eat? Love the bunny cute! Have a great day!

~CC Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, This is an adorable breakfast tray post! I love the bunny dishes, and especially the silver bunny dish. Totally cute! ~CC Catherine

bj said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this breakfast made it so pretty and very inviting...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy!! Oh, how sweet! I just love your breakfast trays and what a nice way to treat yourself! Love all of your dishes and little fixings! Do you have another tray? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SouthernGal said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the bunny tray. I'm like you, need some peace in the mornings. My husband brings me coffee in bed every day to help me wake up. Lucky me! Very nice tray - would put you in a good mood on any morning.

Christi @ A Southern Life

Bea said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully done, Judy. Love the green depression glass. I'm going to have to start looking for me some of those egg cups.

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the china! :) I keep saying that we really need to use ours more, but it keeps staying in the hutch. :( Somehow, I don't think the Little Debbie Devil Squares that I had for breakfast this morning would look quite as nice, even if I arranged them on the Reverie plate! :) Thanks for sharing all your cute ideas! I especially like the little egg holder...adorable!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so inviting-especially if it was served to me in bed! All of your dishes are so pretty, and the pastels look so restful. I want someone to bring this to me Saturday morning. laurie

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved your dishes, so pretty.

Cass @ That Old House said... Best Blogger Tips

SUCH a cute breakfast tray. I might even break my rule about no-food-in-the-bedroom for that tray.

I love the bunny plate, but the silver bunny plate ... hmm, can't decide which I like better.

I've never seen that Noritake; it's so graceful and charming. Just lovely!

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

JudyBug, your breakfast is so inviting. Absolutely love the Hobby Lobby plate. I had to laugh at your prefered peaceful, how rare. :-)

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty breakfast tray. LOVE the little chick egg cup!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

what lovely fav is the green depression glassware and that adorable little egg cup :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

The tray is absolutely delightful. I love the little bowl of berries! ~Kelly

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