Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Forsythia Breakfast



I wanted to enjoy the forsythia this week, so I decided to cut a small bouquet to put on a tea tray for breakfast.




The tea cup is one of my thrift store finds -- Minton.




The small tea pot and creamer are Lenox.  They belonged to my mother.  The vase is Lenox as well.




The small bread plate is Spode.  Also a thrift store find.




Sorry, I couldn't resist a close-up of the tea pot handle.  




Isn't the creamer cute?  




I love the hand-painted bouquet on the Minton saucer.  




Sometimes a girl just needs to make breakfast feel special.  ;)




Please take some time to visit our wonderful hostess, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for more tablescapes.

35 comments:

  1. All your pieces are lovely and were pulled together beautifully. I, too, love forsythia. Wish it could bloom all summer. Thx for sharing, Barb

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  2. Mary, I just love popping into your blog - it's always so beautiful and warm and inviting! ~ Robyn

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  3. Absolutely wonderful, Mary!

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  4. Your tablescapes are always so lovely. You seem to have access to the best thrift stores in the country. My thrifting efforts never produce such beautiful treasures. Your photo collages are brilliant, as well.

    Best Wishes,
    Kay

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  5. Oh what a lovely breakfast tray! I love white and gold rimmed dishes! I'm also so happy to finally know the name of the bush in my side yard ! Forsythia!!

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  6. That was beautiful. I love pretty dishes like those... love how you mixed and matched the dishes.

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  7. Love the tea set, dishes and flowers! Beautiful!...Christine

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  8. What a treat to have tea from such lovely china. The flowers were lovely too.

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  9. Lovely dishes, pretty flowers. Your photography is special.

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  10. Oh, Mary! This one is spectacular! LOVE Minton....

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  11. Beautiful job with the pictures ! Love the Gold ~ Hugs, Kammy

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  12. Your little teacup is so sweet! And what beautiful forsythia.

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  13. Hello Mary,
    First visit to your blog, love your breakfast tray setting, it makes me want to settle into that couch and enjoy! The rest of your blog is wonderful also.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Crystal
    thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful detailed photos! The breakfast tray is beautiful and it looks like you put professional photos up to show it: great photography! It has a soft, dreamy feel to it!

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  15. indeedy...i so need to get out my tea sets and start treating myself to tea again...lovely lovely post mary.

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  16. You did a beautiful job. Makes me want to have breakfast with you.

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  17. Hi Mary,

    Lovely and served on a tray, how perfect!. The tea cup was a great find.
    Enjoy your day,
    Elizabeth

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  18. Beautiful! It makes me think of such girly girl things! I just love it! Have a great day!

    Karyn

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  19. Just scrumptious! Thank you for those beautiful pictures.

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  20. Super nice Photos! And its also nice to see someone taking the time for herself. Afternoon tea... just for me... Great idea!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  21. That's quite the fancy little tea you've got going on there. It's so pretty. Your yellow blooms from the tree are gorgeous too, I have one in my back yard too and love the yellow blossoms!

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  22. Lovely tea set. You can have tea and think of your mother. Everything is beautiful.

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  23. Thank-you for the nice comments Mary. I love your beautiful breakfast table with the pretty dishes. I love your bio on the side, just how I feel! Cindy

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  24. you do the most gorgeous tabletops. so special and warm.

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  25. Beautiful, I love it! So nice to take a break with a cup of tea! LOVE the forsythia too!!!!! Pinky

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  26. Oh how lovely......I just love curling up with a cup of my favorite tea.

    Hope you day has been beautiful

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  27. Just sooo pretty! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  28. This is so beautiful, Mary! You're so good at this! I love your little finds and the fact you have so many beautiful things from your mother - that's priceless!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. The details on that tea cup are absolutely lovely! Yes, I'd love to have breakfast among all of these beautiful pieces. laurie

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  30. * So very beautiful~ and, so very sentimental, too. What a lovely way to start the day, with thoughts of a beloved Mom, and some of the very "pretties" that would bring a smile to her face... We should ALL remember to treat ourselves to these "lovely luxuries", and happy thoughts n' memories, more often! Thank you, Linda *

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  31. I just adore the photo in the header. I know its been ages since I've visited. Happy to see you are still collecting beautiful things/make lovely table settings..and your photography is wonderful....I know the sleeping disorder thing all too well...seem my internal clock has just gone HAYWIRE!! Just wanted to stop by and say Thank You - you were the first one that I remember ever leaving comments and encouragement on my blog!! Big Smiles from the Southwest!!

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  32. Lovely! I love your pics...feels like I'm right there! Susan

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