I've been thinking about having a small breakfast for some friends while the hydrangeas are blooming. So, when I walked in the cutting garden last night, I was sad to see that there were only a handful of blue blooms still fresh. There are lots of white ones, though.
I picked a small handful this morning and put this tray together. Since I'm going to be busy for the next couple of days and then out of town for a while, this "breakfast" is pretend, and, alas, there are no friends coming to share it.
I put it on the stone area we like to use as a buffet out on the terrace. There are no candles in this old candelabra, as they would melt as fast as I put them out. When it cools down in the fall, I'll insert some tapers.
The colors of the hydrangeas called for this pattern that I love called Asiatic Pheasant. Actually, I love a lot of blue and white dishes, but these are high on the list, for sure.
I used this old embroidered napkin and the matching placemat. I did a post this winter with these dishes and these linens when my mom was visiting. You can see it here.
My favorite mis-matched silverplate was the flatware of choice.
And I used this mother-of-pearl handled knife. This little fluted dish has butter in it and I pressed a tiny hydrangea blossem into it. I had to photograph fast before this butter melted in the heat!
This simple footed glass brought a bit more blue to the tray.
Here's the tray. It's beautiful and graceful, but, boy is it heavy! I wish it could talk and tell about some of the entertaining it has seen in it's days.
Just a simple tray that celebrates the colors of summer.
I think he was happy for the company!
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