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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Strawberry Breakfast

Who doesn't love strawberries?  Well, we all do, at least.  But especially my niece, Alison, who visited us from Orlando this weekend.  She brought her sweet daughter, Anna for a girl's weekend with my mother.  Four generations of strawberry lovers!

Breakfast on our first morning was on these little plates that I got at Homegoods last summer.  They had some serving pieces, too , but I contained myself. 
The flatware was some very simple red handled pieces from Target, I think. 

I still had a red tablecloth on the table from Valentine's Day so I just threw these apple green placemats on top and used these green depression glasses for juice.

These cute little cups with attached plates came from Michael's this month some time.  They are an apple green, even though they don't photograph here too well.  Perfect for strawberries, don't you think?

This centerpiece was a left over, too.  I have lillies, carnations, and daisies from the grocery store in one of my favorite vases.  I actually see some strawberry plants with those darling little white flower blooms in a bowl as the perfect centerpiece, but, hey, this had to do!

I brought this back from France after seeing them everywhere.  Does anyone know what this application of china flowers is called?

As Anna pointed out, the pomegranate juice even played into the color scheme.  A seven-year-old tablescaper in the making!

I can't forget the beginning of this whole table.  Our dear friends, and our daughter's in-laws brought these to us as a hostess gift one time.  Aren't they beautiful?  They are the BEST!

I'm posting on Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Be sure to visit there for some great inspiration.


  1. I love strawberries! My Mom has a huge round strawberry tablecloth from the '50s that I inherited and it's one of my treasures.

    I believe the white on white porcelain treatment is called "blanc de Chine" or China white (nothing to do with the illegal stuff by that name).

    Hope you'll stop by to see our majolica. Jane

  2. I love strawberries and I love those plates!!! The flowers on them are so realistic. I also like the strawberry cups too. What a gorgeous reminder of France in that vase. It's beautiful. Thanks for dropping in..

  3. Loved your strawberry themed table, how refreshingly springy!
    I love strawberries too! All your strawberry
    accessories are lovely, beautiful napkins and plates, and those lil bowls are adorable.
    Really thought your white floral centerpc was
    gorgeous. So cute you lil niece commented on the drink matching! As Art Linkletter always said kids say the darndest things, and it is so true!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely table hon,
    blessings to you,

  4. Love those plates! I resisted them last year and now you're making me wish I hadn't.

    - The Tabelscaper

  5. What a beautiful vase! And those napkins are just perfect with your pretty table!

  6. Beautiful napkins...yes, I do love strawberries.

  7. I can't believe I missed those plates last year???? Love them!! Beautiful table!

  8. How you contained yourself is beyond me! I LOVE those plates!!! The images on them are so clear! They look fabulous with those placemats AND those great napkins! As for the vase, I don't know what that process is called but it sure is beautiful. I bet you were carrying that back with you like it was plutonium!!! So delicate! I like that vase & floral arrangement with the dishes...unexpected AND pretty! I'm all for B-I-G!!!!!!

  9. Your strawberry motif is absolutely charming....perfect for strawberry lovers. You might like to do an eBay search for the Countryware Strawberry Set/Basket. It will be made by either Wedgwood or Coalport...Wedgwood bought Coalport when they went out of business. If you're patient, you'll find the 3 piece set for a reasonable price...price should start around $24.99 for an auction listing. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  10. Linda, that very first photo is SO appealing! What wonderful napkins -- and so perfect with your strawberry plates. Such restraint you showed in not getting the serving pieces, too! I love the idea of four generations sharing breakfast. Thank you for visiting my table this week!

  11. Yes, Strawberry lovers unite.
    Love the plates,napkins and your flatware!
    Looks incredible!
    Soooo sweet, the strawberries,yummmO!

  12. What a gorgeous table setting! I love the strawberries.

    I hope you will stop by and visit the linky party I am hosting. There are prizes!

  13. Four generations ... what a special thing! ... and all strawberry lovers just makes it more special. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. I love it. The plates are sooo pretty. The napkins just make the setting. Now I'm craving strawberries!

  15. I just adore strawberries. I had strawberry wallpaper in two different kitchens (that was back in the 70's and 80's.) OH, I'm dating myself! And I am so craving some strawberries from Florida. Your tablescape makes me want to rush out to the grocery store to get some right now. I love your strawberry napkins, too.

  16. What a darling tablescape. I love the sweet.

  17. I bought these same dishes at Home Goods last spring and I love them and I love your table with yours.

  18. Adore your blog! I came across it through Mel's Cabin :) Hi, I'm the blogger of Doors of Delight...come on in and check out my adventure of turning my dreams to reality @

  19. Yummy breakfast tablescape. The colors are so fresh and inviting and I love, love the strawberry napkins.

  20. I bought up a ton of these dishes -- I just went totally bonkers over them a couple of years ago. They are my absolute favorite for Spring and Summer tables. I love your napkins -- I have not seen any that pretty.

  21. Beautiful! Of course strawberries are a winner. The wonderful fragrance and taste of a good strawberry is the best. And those plates and lovely linens are sheer delight. ~ Sarah

  22. Yes, those napkins are awesome! I love strawberries, too, and you nailed this design! So adorable!


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