While scrolling through some drafts, I found this one that I prepared, but I never posted. Since it's still spring, would you like to see it?
We have two apple trees out in the paddock area on the far side of the garden fence. I can't tell you what kind of apples they bear, because the (dang) deer eat them before they are ripe. Even the ones up high! How does that happen? Do they stand on each others' shoulders? Anyway, the apple blossoms are the inspiration for this table.
We had a late, but lovely weekend breakfast on the terrace. It's still a bit chilly in the a.m., but we're just dying to start dining outdoors.
I set the table starting with an old white Battenberg lace tablecloth. I discovered some stains on this that I've treated and I hope that they come out. Then I chose Fire King jadite bowls, egg cups, and serving pieces. I don't know if the hobnail glasses are reproductions or not, and I can't remember where I got them. The plate and cup are Pagnossin, from Italy. I can't read any more of the stamp on the back.
The centerpiece is a simple Ball jar with apple blossoms in it. I do like these jars and I understand why they are so popular, but I will admit that every time I see one, I am reminded of one of the descendants of the Ball fortune that I knew and she was MEAN!!!! Makes me appreciate them just a little less!
Last spring, I bought these apple blossom napkin rings at Pottery Barn and this is the first time I have ever used them.
Don't they look pretty with this pink linen napkin and the pink flatware?
These egg cups must have been made for ostrich eggs!!! This is an extra-large egg in here and it is dwarfed! I like to use these demi-tasse spoons with soft boiled eggs.
The salt and pepper are over-sized, too, but, of course, I'm using them.
I put the cream and sugar on the the table, but since we drink our coffee black and use Splenda on our cereal, I never even filled them.
But, it was a nice start to the weekend. Even though we had an easy, warm winter, these early spring days are so precious. Soon the pollen will be so bad that we stay in and then the heat comes, so we sat and sat and sat and read the paper and checked our email and talked. It was not a fancy breakfast, but a special one.
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