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