It's time for another Tablescape Thursday with our hostess Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. Today I've set the table for a red wake up breakfast!
I'm sure it was about 18 years ago when my friend found these two ?-whats-? at an antique store. She gave them to me since my last name begins with H. However at the time, I had nothing in my home that was red or even any room that would coordinate with red well. So they just sort of got put away in a drawer. Now, I'm thinking that they're pillow covers - but for today, they're serving as place mats. I'm all about using what you've got even if it's not for it's intended purpose!
You can see that one side is open. They're obviously handmade, muslin material with a red print on the edge and embroidered in red. They've got some wear and age on them, but they're still pretty and I can appreciate the work that someone put into these.
They don't lay perfectly flat - maybe they would if I took them apart - or perhaps there's a way to block them. I'm open to suggestions. I've started my tablescape with a red dinner sized plate from Marshall's (right after Christmas) - they were $3 each. They're from the Hobnail Collection by Roscher - I've seen them in several different colors at Marshall's - black - green and blue.
Next I've got a white salad (breakfast) sized plate that I bought a year or so ago at Tuesday Morning. These are from American Aletier called Waverly Shell.
Here's the full tablesetting with flatwear, My JCPenney's white ironstone coffee cups, juice glasses, red napkins with white trim (My parents always used these at Christmas) and white ceramic napkin rings. For our table decoration we have a rooster and a footed small plate with eggs. My white thermos style pitcher to hold hot coffee and a white butter dish.
Mr. Rooster is here to take your breakfast order - How would you like your eggs today? May I pour you a cup of coffee?
This is a close up of my new butter dish - it was $3 at Marshalls last week. When I had my Easter dinner and birthday celebration at two tables, I realized that I only had one butter dish. Now that problem has been solved! I love the lacy edge to the butter dish...now I wonder if I'll still love it when those little holes have gotten butter smeared and caked in them? ... Yes! I believe I'll still love the little butter dish!
Here's an overview of our breakfast table - tomorrow on "Foodie Friday" I'll share my favorite breakfast from my childhood and it's what my son and daughter-in-law love for me to make when I visit their house. It's so easy - I'll bet you've made it too! Be sure to check out the other tablescapes at Between Naps On The Porch -- I'll bet there's a place set for you!
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