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Monday, March 4, 2013

Simple Spring Breakfast

I am in love with lavender this spring!  I have a beautiful spring table ready for H and I to enjoy a simple breakfast...

Our breakfast room is just flooded with sunlight and we can see out into the back yard as we eat...

I used my french drying rack for the centerpiece...yes, has turned out to be one of my best "go to " pieces!   First, I put a heart wreath in the center, added cups,ribbon, pansies...

I filled white ironstone coffee cups with moss and eggs...

I love these paper mache glittered carrots!  I got them last year at Tuesday Morning on clearance...

I used paper plates..yes, paper plates for the place setting!  Paper plates come in such beautiful patterns, they are inexpensive (who can afford tons of nice dishes) and you don't have to wash them!   I have some milk glass ready to fill with orange juice.. 

And some cute little egg holders for our eggs...
Here is a close up of the vintage table cloth...someone crocheted a border all the way around it...beautiful work!

To the side of the table, I hung a lavender wreath on top of the existing plate hanger...

I bought this wreath last year at a yard sale for $ was, I added a ribbon, a few more flowers, and a cute little chick!

I did a little vignette on the table below the wreath.

On the pass thru behind the table, I put a nest that fell out of our tree's in the front yard...a cute foil polka dot egg, and an Easter plate...

I have a chandy on one of my mothers famous starched  doilies...she loved doing them and I have quite a few!

This is where I sit, H sits across from me because he likes to face the window so he can see outdoors... what's that by the refrigerator?  Our new media center!!  LOL  I will do a separate post our vintage phones with all the details!

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  1. Un'atmosfera meravigliosa con tutte le sfumature della primavera!

  2. Hello there Penny,

    This refreshing pretty color scheme is so uplifting and Springlike. Your french drying rack for the centerpiece is so pretty with your heart wreath in the center, your lovely cups, Easter eggs, ribbons and pansies. The white ironstone coffee cups with moss and eggs tucked inside is adorable... Also the papier mache glittered carrots are such a nice touch.

    I especially love the honeycomb, birds nest and very pretty teapot, even your pretty paper plates and napkins on the fresh white tea-trolley-table with the crisp white chairs as you enjoy a Spring breakfast in your breakfast room that is just flooded with sunlight and that you can see out into the back yard as we eat... Delightful! And all with the whimsy and loveliness, the charm of your vintage Pansy motif table cloth... And so much more! Wow!

    Thanks for sharing this delightful Spring breakfast with all of us. Happy teatime in blogland.

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

    P.S. ~ I thank God that after a very exceedingly long respite due to illness, I finally have the strength to come back and visit my you precious, fellow tea ladies in blogland. Fun!

  3. It' s spring in your gorgeous tablescape!!! I love the lavender and its color. Every objects is fantastic.

  4. Very pretty vignettes and I was drawn to all the lavender you've decorated with.

  5. I love all your ideas,your home is so pretty talented lady I see you are-Denise

  6. Hi Penny, love your lavender breakfast, so springy. I love that pansy cloth with the crocheted edge. xo

  7. Your French drying rack is cheerful and beautifully decorated.


  8. Hi Diann,
    thats a pretty tea setting. What a wonderful start in the day. Sunlight and the nice decorations makes every day special. Thank you for sharing.
    best greetings, Johanna

  9. Lavender and purples are just so fresh and spring-like. I just bought some darling lavender gingham placemats and cannot wait to use them. Love your table and that cute little egg-cup with the feet will have me smiling all day! Thanks for sharing.

  10. YOur easter teascape is lovely. The purple and green is such a pretty combination. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. I love your lavender tea for one -- such a pretty pot and teacup. You have me dreaming of lilacs!! Happy Tea Day!

  12. What a breath taking table! Everything is so lovely. Perfect way to usher in Spring.

    Jocelyn @

  13. Hello Penny,
    Your breakfast table is lovely and so springlike. I love your wreath and cups with the nest and egg. Just beautiful! Thank you for coming to tea and sharing with us.


  14. Hello Penny:
    I am so pleased that you linked to Friends Sharing Tea and love that tea setting with the tea cart! Just darling!

  15. Penny,
    What a lovely Spring table setting!! I love the colors.... The paper plates are so pretty and I would not have known they were paper if you did not tell us that....I love that your "table" is a tea cart too.....


  16. Perfect breakfast for two. Gorgeous colour and that doily of your dear mums, Oh it's just beautiful x

  17. Hi Penny: I have only been following you for a few months and I have to say your home is always so beautiful. Your are an amazing decorator. I love to look at every detail. Please join me for Tea Cup Tuesday, I would look for have our ladies see your beautiful home. Blessings, Martha

  18. OMG the Tea Pot is delicious
    I wan't it!!
    Nice post.

  19. Very clever and pretty treatment to the mug rack turned centerpiece! Little Bit

  20. I love all the special touches you brought together to make this sweet table! That's a wonderful teapot and those flowers are simply magnificent! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Such wonderful colors! I haven't seen a starched doily like that for years! So pretty. It's hard to resist some of the gorgeous paper plates you can find now. They make your table so pretty!

  22. What a pretty table in the lavender colors. My favorite thing is that cute tablecloth. Those pansies just seems to be smiling at me. Kinda reminds me of that flower scene from Alice in Wonderland cartoon.

  23. Love the lavenders on the table, beautiful tablecloth. I so love pansies.

  24. How pretty everything is. I love your colors!

  25. I feel like I just read a decorating book...such a satisfying read and look-see. What fun it would be to share breakfast!

  26. Your Spring table is so pretty Penny! And I love the wreath!

  27. Wow! This is so lovely! Your bottle rack is gorgeous in white and all decked out in your lovely spring decor - so very cheerful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  28. Penny everything is just beautiful. I love your plates and especially like that little chick in the wreath. I noticed your pink phone in the background. Does it work? I've been wanting to get one. lol Thanks for sharing with us at Transformed Tuesday.
    Peggy~PJH Designs

    1. Hi Penny! Its me again. Guess who is featured at Transformed Tuesday this week. Thanks so much for linking up.
      Peggy~PJH Designs

  29. What a beautiful table setting! I love the heart shaped wreath.


  30. So pretty Penny. I too love lavender. Both the flower and the color for Spring. The little touch of honeycomb looks so cute in your vignette. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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