Whew! That was quite a weekend! Between golf, graduation parties, and a bit of gardening, we only had one chance to sit down together for a nice meal, and it just happened to be breakfast.
The weather called us outdoors, and I really wanted to take this one opportunity to do a Memorial Day tablescape. It was just the two of us and we took time for a long, leisurely breakfast.
I started with these hand-painted blue and white Portuguese plates made by Mesa. I have service for four. Why didn't I buy more?
I used the "matching" bowls for cereal. Blueberries and raspberries on Cheerios made it red, white (sort of), and blue!
The flatware is from good old Target!
These red and white striped napkins are so old, I don't remember where they came from. In place of a napkin ring, I used a double faced satin ribbon with a Martha Stewart rosette glued on it.
These star plates were picked up at Walgreens.
This tureen became the flower vase.
The white hydrangeas and gerbera daisies came from Whole Foods, and the blue hydrangeas are from our gardens.
Gerberas don't like to be smooshed into oasis, so I created a grid with tape and just placed all of the flowers directly into the water.
It seems that almost all blue and white goes together, so I used this coffee pot in a blue willow pattern from Royal Wessex.
This reproduction sugar and creamer are also blue willow.
Blue willow shows up again on this set of individual salt and pepper shakers.
I like that the coffee mug that goes with this placesetting keeps coffee warm for a long time.
I think these blue juice glasses came from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Sunshine, the morning newspapers, Mr. Pressed Pants and Cheerios! It doesn't get much better.
I'll be participating in Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.