Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Won't You Join Me For Brunch Out On The Porch?"

Hello everyone.  Since I am still not up and about and my old self just yet.......I have plenty of time to dream about getting my porch and yard ready for Summer.  With that in mind I thought I would bring back an old Tablescape Thursday to share.  It is one of my personal favorites and it fits in with my yearning for time outdoors on my porch.  Hope you enjoy it the second time around as much as you did the first.  If this is your first time visiting this Tablescape....enjoy!





Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday. My second. Please join Susan at BetweenNapsonthePorch for more wonderful tables.

Come sit awhile. Would you like some tea?


Nothing evokes southern style more than spending time out on the porch in the spring. I have lived on my porch this week. Reading, lounging and dreaming about the improvements I want to make to it. I sit and admire my hydrangea bushes which are in full bloom. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, are they yours?




I mentioned before that tablescapes are not a regular thing for me. As it happens though, since I have been spending so much time on my porch I decided to invite a friend over for brunch. Where else but on the porch! I just had to clip some of those hydrangeas for my table. I placed them in a blue transferware pitcher and added a fun tassel. The little white birdie decided to fly off my shelf and join us too.





I love toile and I love transferware. I love how you can mix it up and it becomes even better than it was when all the pieces matched. That is just what I did for this table for two. I can't resist picking up a plate here and there. I never worry about finding what to do with it. I am a creature of color and pattern and I always seem to find a way to make things work together that I love. I placed a simple plain white table cloth on the table and then added a folded piece of blue toile across the top. I had this fabric left from a panel I had made for my last home. I knew I would use it again some day!







I have had these tea cups since we got married. Over the past 19 years some have gone the way of the trash after a drop or two. The same holds true for the saucers. That doesn't bother me though it just gives me the opportunity to mix in another saucer! This one if from the Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles collection.






I found this plate for $3 on the clearance aisle of HomeGoods awhile back. I love the pheasants. There was only one plate but I grabbed it!









These red Waverly plates were purchased years ago at Target. I originally bought them for the soffit area in the kitchen of my last home. They were displayed there for 3 years. Now I get to use them on my table. The pattern is Waverly Fruit Toile.








I mixed the pheasant salad plate with a Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles transferware plate in red. My daily Pottery Barn plates were just large enough to peak out beneath the Johnson Brothers plate.









The sun is just breaking through out back and bringing all the colors of the garden to life.








~Blue Hydrangea, my favorite!~







~Brunch for two~







I love pillows and the way they cozy up a seat. I pulled my red and blue toile ones out for this setting.









I used a combination of these transferware plates for my table today.






















Don't be afraid to mix it up. It adds intimacy and history to your table.





~I had to share my lovely pink hydrangea too!~








Thanks for joining me for an intimate brunch out on the porch. make sure to stop by tomorrow for Froodie Friday so I can share what was on the menu for this brunch. To view more wonderful tablescapes join Susan over at Betweennapsontheporch for this weekly event. Have a blessed Thursday!


















48 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty table. I really like your mix and match settings.

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  2. So very pretty and such an elegant way to pull together the RW&B! Excellent choices all around! Thanks for the peek at your garden's blossoms too! Have a super week! ~Katy

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  3. Such a beautiful table! I love the blue and white plate and accessories and of course hydrangeas are the best flower for cutting. So pretty-great post! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  4. This is just so nice. I love to mix things up quite a bit too. I have a few pieces of the Old Britain Castles and some Spode Blue Room plates. We have good taste!! ;-)

    I love ALL your toile. Did you sew the pillows??

    The porch is beautiful and the hydrangeas~wow, what are you feeding them?!! The blue and pink are gorgeous and HUGE!! You must have the perfectly balanced soil that I don't have!

    I hope you had a wonderful brunch with your friend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. Pretty table -- love the toile and I like how you mixed up the transferware with both red and blue. Would make a great table for the 4th -- red, white and blue.

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  6. Lovely hydrangeas, lovely porch, lovely china... very nicely done!

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  7. Wow! I'm so impressed with the way you mix and match your settings and they turn out so lovely!

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  8. Oh, I love the mix of dishes that you've used. They are so pretty and I so agree that it gives the table so much more character. Your hydrangea's are simply stunning. We can't grow them in the desert, but I buy the faux ones because I love them so much. Your sweet little birdie is so pretty also. I LOVE him. I hope you had a good brunch. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Hydrangeas and toile? Wonderful!!!
    I love how you mixed and matched it all. I don't think I'd have the confidence to try it, but I love it.

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  10. I had to say hello! I'm a toile-aholic and have those lovely waverly plates too! I'm green with envy, love the porch and the hydrangea. I've just planted 3 bushes, any tips are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a beautiful table! Love all your mix of dishes and that blue and white one is so gorgeous! Looks like you have a very lovely porch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

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  12. Blue hydrangeas are my favorite! You must love the view of them in full bloom from your porch! And all of your mix and match plates...you can't get any cuter!

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  13. I can see now that my next project is going to have to be a screened in porch!!! I just can't keep looking at everyone's lovely porches without wanting one for myself!!!

    Your tablescaping is just lovely!!!
    I love the mix of the blue and white and red. So fresh and pretty!!! Your hydrangea are gorgeous...so healthy and lush!!! They are one of my favorite flowers!!!

    This was a lovely visit...thank you!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  14. Your porch is beautiful, and I love the sweet little table you've set. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, and yours are gorgeous!

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  15. Ok, when I come up for a visit - I wanna sit right there with you on your porch. Course, I might be so tired from this week I may fall asleep b/c it looks so relaxing. LOL
    I really loved how you mixed and matched all the toile pieces. I heart that pheasant plate. Drool worthy!
    I bet your freind was surprised, and hopefully she appreciated your tablescape as much as we did. :-)
    Hugs my friend, Barb

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  16. * How FUN for you to put that delicious tablsetting together~~~ and those HYDRANGEA?~~~ breathtaking!!!

    Looks like SUUUUCH a nice way to dine!
    Thank you,
    Linda in AZ *

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  17. Lovely-Lovely-Lovely! I think the blue hydrangeas are my favorite. Your entire tablescape is just delightful. That screened-in porch looks like a great place for breakfast or brunch.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Charla

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  18. What a lovely table and a great porch! I'd spend all my time there too! I just love hydrangeas. Yours are beautiful, both colors! The mix and match settings are so great. Awesome job.

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  19. Very pretty. I'm a fan of transferware, too. The mixing works. Hugs.

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  20. Oh how beautiful! I love hydrangeas, too, although I cannot have them in my garden because the deer will eat them. :(

    I love how you used different toiles and transferware -- so pretty! And your porch is wonderful!

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  21. The flowers compliment the dishes and I compliment you on a nice table.

    Enjoyed,
    Candy

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  22. Oh how sweet this table is! I love the mix of toiles and transferware (my faves, too). I'll have to attempt to mix my dishes like this sometime. And the hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. Mine are starting to bloom (blue is my fave, too). Wonderful table.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  23. Very Pretty! Love the colors and plates. The blue hydrangeas just set it all off! Kristen

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  24. Hydrangeas, porches, the layered look, and inviting a friend for brunch - how perfect! I love mixing china patterns and colors as I think it adds so much interest. Everything is lovely.
    Happy Twirls

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  25. Lovely table! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  26. Beautiful table, looks like it is from a magazine. I love the toile and the mixed patterns and plates. It just makes it so interesting. You have a knack for mixing and matching. The table and setting are serene, peaceful and calm.

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  27. What a lucky friend to dine with you at that pretty table. I love the Waverly plates.

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  28. I love it when people are able to break out of their comfort zone and go for the gusto. I think it's a wonderful talent to be able to mix and match color, textures and patterns! And you've done such a great job showing us that when done tastefully, the outcome is TERRIFIC! Stop by and browse a while. If you like what you see, please be sure to click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire one another frequently!

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  29. Beautiful tablescape KD! Hydrangeas are my favorite too & I love the blue & white vase. It's all so pretty. Now I can hardly wait to see what you served! ☺ Diane

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  30. You have just set your table with my very favorite colors. Toile too, no less, in the pillows. I adore your porch. This is so beautiful!
    Brenda

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  31. I love toile and love the way you mixed it all up! Your hydrangeas are gorgeous girl!

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  32. Gorgeous hydrangeas. Love your table. The setting is also very nice. Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  33. Very beautiful! I love your transferware; I've just started collecting blue transferware. I love toile too; my kitchen curtains are blue toile!

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  34. Oh, this is too pretty for words! I love the matching of your dishes. But the setting, well nothing can beat that! So inspiring. I can't wait for my hydrangeas to bloom. They are all covered in buds- I can't even remember what I bought, this will be the first year for most of them (6 in all)- thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love red and blue, and I LOVE this table! What charm and character, and it gives me confidence that even if I find just one plate in a pattern, I can use it with other things if they're put together right. Thank you!

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  36. First off, gorgeous hydrangeas, which happen to be my favorite flower! I love everything about your little table for two from the choice of the dishes down to the table linens.

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  37. Your porch looks so inviting and your table setting is lovely. I really like how you mixed all the pieces. That pheasant plate really caught my eye. I can see why you snatched it up!

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  38. Everything looks so pretty. I love how you used different plates for each setting. Very nice.

    Hugs
    Joanne

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  39. Gorgeous table and I love the mix-matched look. Your dishes are wonderful :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  40. What a wonderful place to be! Toile, transferware, flowers....all beautiful!
    Donna

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  41. Beautiful flowers! And I love the way you mixed your dishes. The placesettings are wonderful. What a lovely corner to enjoy your brunch!

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  42. The hydrangeas, the various toile plates....everything is utterly divine!

    Great job,
    Lana

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  43. I like how you mixed all the toile plates. And those hydrangeas are my favorite. Hope you are doing better and recuperating nicely from your surgery. Take care. Delores

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  44. So beautiful! I love tables set on the porch...dining al fresco is one of my favorites!

    Feel better soon...I am saying a little prayer:)!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  45. Beautiful table setting. I would love to join you on the porch for brunch.
    Love and Blessings,
    Debbie

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