Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pink Majolica Breakfast



I had been thinking about doing a post with these dishes for a while.  I especially wanted to use them during berry season.  I have been collecting pieces of this for a long time.  These are large dessert plates, or maybe small luncheon plates.  At any rate, they are just the right size for breakfast and that's how I used them here.


Whole Foods had these gerbera daisies and I thought they looked so much like the flowers on the plate.  (I bought berries that looked like the ones on the plate, too!)  I put them in this small square pot from the floral wholesaler.  I think it was about all of four dollars.  I bought a couple extra for gifts, I thought they were so cute.

Here's the way the table looked, but disregard how it clashes with the rug.  With a round table, the rug is going to show, ya know!  I started with this plain green cloth from Crate and Barrel.

Just look at the detail on this plate.  Isn't it so sweet?  It has a large "F.G." carved into the bottom and the words "Hand Painted, Portugal" in script stamped on it.  Does anyone know anything further about this?  It resembles majolica.  I've found pieces lots of different places, but nobody seems to know what it is.

I found these mugs that aren't quite the same, but they go together pretty well.  They are marked "the haldon group" on the bottom.  The inside is a beautiful, soft shell pink.  These have a blue ribbon, while the plates have pink, and the basket weave is a little larger and creamier than the plates. 

My vintage LuRay china had the perfect size little berry bowl to go with this.

And, of course, this pink flatware was my choice for utensils.  Pretty and dishwasher safe!

I love these scalloped linen napkins and I used an acrylic frosted green napkin ring.

My sweet friend, Jan, gave me these glasses years ago.  They make me smile just to see them in the cupboard, because they remind me of what a good friend I have.  There is nothing like treasures from a treasured friend!

So here's the simple table.  Just a plate for a sweet roll and a bowl for berries.  I can't believe I couldn't even remember to photograph the berries.  I guess that I lost my focus around food again!

The sweetener is in a little ceramic box that my mom gave me a while back, and I chose these jadite pieces for the cream and sugar. 

And, oh yea.....look what I found in a little shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  A juice pitcher!  Score!!! I was really doing my happy dance, that's for sure.

Can you see the inside of the mugs?

These little guys lasted days and days.  Don't you love it when that happens?


Here's an invitation to visit these blog parties in which I'm participating this week:

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On the Porch

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Friday

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Inspiration Friday at At The Pickret Fence

Fridays Unfold at Stuff and Nonsense

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper



26 comments:

  1. Hi Linda~ Love your delightful majolica plates with their berry & daisy relief! Your mugs match perfectly and what a sweet surprise with the blush pink inside to greet you when you sip your coffee or tea. What a wonderful day to greet the day :-)

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  2. These are beautiful and your phrase "doing the happy dance" made me smile. Yes, the pitcher is a score!

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  3. Your dishes are just simply gorgeous! What a treasure...I Love them!

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  4. Very pretty tablescape ... love those dishes! Love the pink flatware, too ... Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Those majolica plates are wonderful.. I love them! Your table is so pretty. I love the pink touches,, all of them! xo marlis

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  6. Yes! Yes! Yes! I LOVE the dishes!!! I will keep my eyes open for additional pieces in this neck of the woods. Those are so unique, and I love the raised design on them!!! Hooray that you found the matching pitcher! I will get out into the world of shopping again sometime soon (even if it's just to browse!) and keep these in mind for you. The daisies look SO pretty and fresh with the whole table. And I never would have even noticed the rug had you not mentioned it. I was too focused on the pretty table setting!!! Actually, in that next-to-the-last photo, the rug looks like it has the same colors as what's going on on the table!!! Very pretty, my dear!!!!!

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  7. Yes, I want to do the happy dance too with this beautiful table! I love majolica and your plates are specially beautiful, the pitcher and the pink touches are perfect....even your rug seems to pick up the colors of your table! Happy TT and see you later. Hugs. FABBY

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  8. I would be doing the happy dance too! I love the dishes! They are so pretty. It all looks wonderful. Happy dancing......
    Blessings My Friend,

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  9. Such a pretty table! Your dishes are gorgeous!! I love using gerbera daisies, because they always seems to last so much longer than other flowers... and they're so cheerful :)

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  10. What a beautiful table! Gorgeous dishes. Every single picture is so cheery. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. Your majolica berry plates are wonderful. I have the same pattern in a giant bowl...and I love to put fresh summer berries in it when I entertain. Sometimes I use it as a centerpiece for the table. I hadn't seen the plates before. They are wonderful. I've been collecting some of the Fire King Jadeite pieces....found a great deal on some of the Alice dinner plates at an estate sale and a pedestal centerpiece bowl. You and I seem to like a lot of the same things. Thanks for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  12. Such a pretty tablescape! I love the colors. Your dishes & mugs are beautiful.

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  13. Your majolica plates and creamer are darling. I love majolica and have several pieces, but unfortunately, I can't help you with the 'f.g.' name.
    YOur table setting is so fresh and sweet and perfect for a breakfast table.
    Hope you have a great Labor Day,
    Babs

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  14. Linda, you are so right...the visit with Mar Kay Andrews was a score and such an unexpected gift to be included. Let's try to set up a lunch date soon. By the time you get back from your mountain getaway it should be cooler in Atlanta. It was 95+ yesterday! Enjoy!

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  15. I'm totally loving all of the details of this table. First of all the plates are amazing, such great detail. The Luray is a great match. The napkin ring looks so soft and ethereal. Just a great meshing of beautiful objects. Thanks so much for sharing this table with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. What beautiful plates and mugs. Love the beautiful basket weave border. Pink and green is always a winning combination.

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  17. Oh, I love your majolica! What a pretty pattern. You have set a lovely table with it!
    Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  24. I have the matching berry bowl with the plate that goes underneath. Have you found any more information about this pattern?
    You obviously love this set a lot. If you need the berry bowl for your collection, let me know and I would be willing to sell it to you. I really need to pare down my china collection. It is getting out of hand. cheryl.moscoe@gmail.com

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  25. I have the matching berry bowl with the plate that goes underneath. Have you found any more information about this pattern?
    You obviously love this set a lot. If you need the berry bowl for your collection, let me know and I would be willing to sell it to you. I really need to pare down my china collection. It is getting out of hand. cheryl.moscoe@gmail.com

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    You obviously love this set a lot. If you need the berry bowl for your collection, let me know and I would be willing to sell it to you. I really need to pare down my china collection. It is getting out of hand. cheryl.moscoe@gmail.com

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