Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An Easter Bistro Breakfast in my Guest Suite! Bon Appetite!

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with Susan from "Between Naps On The Porch".
Today my Tablescape will begin in my garden and will end in the breakfast nook of my Guest Bedroom Suite.
These lovely tulips were purchased for Easter in 2008 and I planted them in my garden once they died.
With the cold weather that approached here in GA two days ago, I didn't want to risk losing them, so I cut them and brought them inside. They seemed the perfect flowers to add to my breakfast centerpiece for my out of town guests.
My teency 2 ft lilac bush had a couple early blooms too. I knew they'd not survive the cold, so ...snip, snip and they came inside too.
Using the colors of both my flowers that I brought indoors, I selected my larger check yellow and white napkins and the outside is a smaller vintage napkin with purple cone flowers embroidered on them. The napkin ring is made from jewelry.
For morning tea, I selected one of my Te`a Mutts. A "Te`a Mutt is where I pair two mismatched pieces. I love the cup, a recent find for $1 up north, made in the USA. The saucer a delightful green/white from Nikon. Together, they are a MATCH! ;)
A little Yellow Chick cookie and/or sandwich cutter seemed the perfect "tweet" to add to the center of the table. She wanted in on the occasion for welcoming our guests!
And of course, if one guest gets to experience a Te`a Mutt, the other guest should as well. I don't want to slight anyone now... ;) This cup is adorable, another $1 find at a vintage shop., and the saucer the same $1. Sweet Pinks and Green are a great contrast with yellows!
The little yellow sequenced chick with feathered tail is a gift from ages ago from my dear friend Kathleen Ellis, from "Kathleen Ellis Life Style Design" blog. The little sweet colorful bowl and eggs that she is nesting with are from my other dear friend, Claudie, from "Bubblin Over" blog. Aren't they a great match? Adorable, and so are my friends! ;)
The place setting is three tiered. A 10 inch white porcelain breakfast plate serves as a small charger. It has a lovely little simple design with a fine gold edge. Then I have a yellow & white checked 8 inch dish which holds the cereal bowl. The glass bowl has just the sweetest shape for their Hot Irish Porridge I love to make with steel cut oats.
This little bunny ran away from my tablescape last week, she's camera shy. It wasn't till I had posted my Tablescape and wrote about her that I'd realized she'd flown the coop. Wait, do bunnies do that? Anyhoo...she has a unique purpose for the Easter Breakfast., in the event anyone eats too much bacon...or too much anything... ;)
She will allow you to lift her side snap gently and offer you some antacids., how kind of her, isn't it?
Now for the centerpiece...I think it turned out so quaint and just the right size for an Easter Bistro Breakfast in a Guest Suite.
As always, I love incorporating family heirlooms in all my tablescapes. This small vase is the only thing I have left of my paternal grandmother, whom I never had the privilege of meeting. This little vase was used to keep celery and carrots on the table in my grandparents home. It's quite unique because they chiseled a hole in the bottom of the neck of it and used a cork to hold the water in., then right before dinner they'd remove the cork to allow the water to drain from the veggies. Isn't that unique? In order to house this fresh water ctrpce, I used a small milk bottle re-purposed with fresh water and a little Easter hair on top to cover the bottle neck, and ~ Voila, we have a delicate heirloom vase with flowers in my garden!
The Creamer & Sugar are a mismatched pair as well. The little ruffled fine white porcelain creamer was purchased up north for $1 and the adorable sugar with the tea party pewter top and spoon were a gift from my Aunt. I total-tea love this little set! ;)
A view from the top! I love the Easter Egg table cloth! I used a sheer organza green topper on it which really added to the whimsical table setting. Uh oh, I realize I see the Velveteen Rabbit from this view., he surely is upset with me. I forgot to showcase him individually. Sorry Velvie! :(
A view from a distance showing the cute bistro set!
An angle shot., if you double click on the pic, you can see the Velveteen Rabbit better., and the Roses Teapot, a gift from a friend, Janet, from PA.
And a front view!
And a reminder of how SWEET IT IS! Tulips & Lilacs, how much sweeter can it get? ;)
Happy Easter Everyone!
May the true spirit of Easter and the Resurrection of God's Son bring you and your family a true sense of peace, happiness, joy, and everlasting life!
He "IS" the Reason for the Season!
Till next week...~CC Catherine


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

How darling. I absolutely love your embroidered napkins and adore the yellow and white checked plates. The whole tablesetting is lovely including the beautiful flowers!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Very pretty! I love the purple and yellow. I can't wait for our lilac to bloom!

Deb said...

oh what fun, what time should we be there? love your napkins

Shelia said...

Hi Catherine! Oh, I love your table! Those napkins are adorable and the flowers are so pretty. The colors are wonderful. Have a happy Easter!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The French Bear said...

I can smell the lilacs!!! How sweet to see the velveteen rabbit amongst all that Easter finery!!!! Thank you for your kind comments, I will follow your blog for sure!!!
Margaret B

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely guest treat! (you never made me hot Irish porridge...)The flowers are so pretty...we don't have those yet! I love your checked dishes...and napkins! Of course, you've thought of every always do! Such a nice treat!
Happy Easter! xo

once in a blue moon... said...

very sweet, the napkins are darling~ i realy like your blog background too, very sharp! happy easter!

Cynthia said...

Oh CC,
How are you? Your table is so charming and those vintage napkins mixed with the yellow check are just the neatest. Happy Easter to you and your family, Cindy

Dixie said...

Catherine... thanks for the lovely invitation... I'll be right over! beautiful and inviting!

Dream Mom said...

Love the front and aerial views of the tablescape. The antacids in the bunny is just too funny. What a gracious host you are... The flowers were beautiful!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful - love the napkins. Happy and blessed Easter to you!

Libby Murphy said...

It's just lovely and so sweet to use family keepsakes. Yellow is such a great spring color to mix with whatever. Your flowers add the crowning note.
Happy Twirls

Sue said...

Hi CC....very pretty table..I laughed about the celery and carrots on the table...My mother used to do the same thing...she threw in green olives as well...Have a wonderful Easter. Looking forward to getting together again soon....Sue.

Country Romantic said...

Hi Catherine,

What beauties...I cut my flowers too when it frosts....I just can't watch them die. :) Your dishes are so pretty. I especially like the sugar and creamer. ;)

I'm going to a Tea Room in a few days and will post some pics about my trip. I'm so excited!!!

Hugs & Blessings,


Martha said...

Sweet table. What darling napkins. I, too, cut big bouquets of flowers because of frost -- better to enjoy them inside rather than them getting nipped! Love all your bunnies as well!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is the sweetest table, Catherine! I love it!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love the embroidered napkins.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Kristens Creations said...

This is just as cute as it could be! Love those yellow and white plates and the napkins are adorable. Happy Easter! Kristen

Janie's World said...

I love the story of your vase, it was a truly ingenius idea! Everything looks so pretty. A great excuse for bringing first blooms into the house. I often agonize over leaving them on the plant or cutting them.

Happy To Be said...

This is just Beautiful I love that little sugar bowl..I would have bought that in a New York Minute had I seen the yellow checked plates and your flowers and Oh that vase how special is that? never seen such a thing before..What time should I show up for breakfast girl? Loved it all thanks and may you have a wonderful Easter...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

How lovely Catherine!

I know your guests enjoyed this beautiful tablescape.

Have a blessed Easter.
~Melissa :)

Chandy said...

What a darling table! I love all the wonderful touches you added like the antacid! LOL

Happy Thursday!

Claudie said...

Would that be my room all set up so darn pretty? Gee thanks CC. I can also smell those flowers from here. One of my favorite trees is my lilac tree. It's small but seems to bloom in the spring and the fall...??
The vase that held celery is very very interesting, but then so are you.
Hope your having a great week with your guests.
Lovely TT Catherine.
Love You

Linda said...

Beautiful Catherine! I want to come stay!! Love the flowers, two of my favs. All your little touches are so special.
Linda Q

marty39 said...

CC I just love the little bistro table and all the wonderful pieces you used for the tablesetting. Each piece is just so special. I really like to use mismatched pieces and how neat to see that you do too. Thanks for stopping by my Easter table and your beautiful and inspiring comments. I love that you have also celebrated the true meaning of Easter. I wish we did live closer, I know we would have some great visits. I pray the Lord will Bless you and your family with the most wonderful Easter ever. God Bless Hugs, Marty

ann said...

beautiful and what some nice gifts...ann

ellen b said...

Hi CC! What a fun table you created in the guest suite! I love the patterns and colors you mixed. It really is springy! Happy Easter to you and yours.

The Stylish House said...

My new favorite is now the "Te`a Mutt how perfect, and so appropriate in such a clever way! It was good of you to stop by my blog and say hello. Each time I visit here I covet the chandelier on your header. I think I must have been southern in a different lifetime as I am drawn to its beauty and gracious living. Sitting high in snow country I enjoy viewing your lovely blooming flowers, and anxiously await warmer weather. Wishing you a Happy Easter with your friends and loved ones…..~Cathy~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are SO cute! Love the Te`a Mutts and so glad to have a new name for all of my mismatching! You did such a great job of putting the mutt tea cups with the mutt plates! Charming tablescape-lucky guests! laurie

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your tablescape & especially your Te`a Mutts. I love it!!! And I love Velvie too. I love the Velveteen Rabbit. My favorite rabbit story. I love the tulips & lilacs from your yard. I wish they would grow in mine.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What lovely things you have! Love the little bunny pill box!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty and springy! I would love to have some tea with you!

Linda said...

Sooooo pretty! But, once again, your photography is superb! How do you do it? What an artistic eye you have! Linda

jeanne said...

CC, your post is so lovely. I love the mismatched cup and saucers, your bunny box and the table for two. The egg tablecloth is very cute as well. It is all festive and has Easter written all over it. Thank you for sharing your info about it all. Good job I enjoyed it so much, especially the sweet lilac. My mother's favorite flower.


Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Tulips are my favorite flower... and I think lilacs are my second favorite! I love that they make up your floral arrangement and were the inspiration for your tablescape. Beautiful!

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Very, VERY charming.

I'm here to send my wishes to you, that you have a wonderful, peaceful Easter holiday.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful! Love the bistro set and all the colorful decorations (especially the Velveteen Rabbit).

Happy Easter!

Gossamer Creations said...

Very pretty tablescape and beautiful flowers. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Helen said...

Everything is lovely .. my favorites are the wonderful creamer and sugar bowl.....happy Easter.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Friend, Your decor and tablescape Breakfast Bistro style is so invitining. Each and every element is perfect. You are talented beyond imagine and it surely shows.
The tulips and lilacs are gorgeous together.
Truly love your tablecloth too.
Mismatched tea cups and saucers are wonderful together.

Lovely time here as always.
Happy Easter and many blessings to you and your family.
Thank you for stopping by and good luck in my giveaway.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the napkins! The tea cups! Yes! Flowers so pretty! That's so funny, the bunny!

LdyDy said...

Hi Catherine!
Again...I truly enjoyed your lovely bistro tablescape and all the details you put into it. I enjoyed as you tell the story of each element on the table. Hmmm... I too have a few of those Te a Mutts...but I have always found them to be my "special" teacups because they have to try harder to fit in with all the other complete teacups and manage to pull it off everytime! Happy Easter to you and your family....Hugs!

Bo said...

Hi CC...Tulips & lilacs are 2 of the prettiest of all spring flowers & your table is so lovely using this theme...Happy Easter to you & your family! ;-) Bo

Chari said...

Hello Catherine...

I just read the sweet note that you left on my Easter brunch tablescape...thank you so much for the warm and generous compliments!!! I'm also so pleased to welcome you as a "follower" of my blog...very humbled, my friend!!! It's so very nice to meet you as well and I also look forward to getting to know you better and enjoy your blog!

Well my friend, your Easter tablescape is fabulous! I love your table linens...layering the pretty green organza over the egg tablecloth is stunning! That's a great idea, one that I plan to keep in mind for future tablescapes...I just love the look! Hehe...I noticed that you layered your napkins just as I did! The pretty yellow plaid coordinates perfectly with your yellow checked salad pretty! And the sweet little napkin with the embroidered flowers...gorgeous! Your entire table is so beautifully done...from the pretty place settings to that fabulous floral arrangement! Such a grand way to celebrate Easter and give thanks for what the Lord has done for us!!!

Ohhh my, I'm writing a book here! Thank you again, my friend for adding me to your follow list!

Sending you and your family my very best wishes and blessings for a Happy Easter!!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Catherine,
Your post is lovely! I really like the little bunny that opens up! I hope you and your family have a wonderful happy Easter! :)

xinex said...

Happy Easter,Catherine! Love your tablescape, pretty colors!..Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a precious Easter table, Catherine! Loved it all, and I particularly love the little white napkins with the cone flowers! How darling, and those plates... the checks are neat! Just a festive, fun table, and the flowers are so lovely, too!

Here's wishing you and those you love the Happiest of Easters!


Sheila :-)

Tomarie said...

Hi Catherine! Just wanted you to know I'm a fan of your blog! Please stop by and pick up your Fan Award or add me to your collection of fans if you already have it!
Have a beautiful and blessed Easter! Laura

Alice said...

how beautiful! everything works so well together! i especially like the antacid touch - as i have a problem with that myself. you are very talented! thank you for following my blog at The Shadow of the Cross. I wanted to stop by and say Happy Easter - blessings to you and your family today! Blessings and hugs, Alice

Shelia said...

Happy Easter Sunday, Catherine!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)