Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Trayscape

I love Thursdays and the opportunity to visit all the tablescapes in blogland. Some are seasonal - some are whimsical and some are gorgeous. I truly love them all! This week I knew I would be doing more playing with the grandgirls than the dishes -- so I only have a small trayscape of breakfast for one to offer today.


Here's our tray all ready to go upstairs for a lazy breakfast in bed. I loved all those old movies where the butler would softly knock on the bedroom door and arrive with a breakfast tray...open the blinds and announce the beginning of the day (even if it was noon). Wouldn't you just love that?


Looks like a light breakfast today.


I decided we needed to add a rose from the "garden". (there just weren't quite enough here.) While we're eating we can catch up on the news...or just read the comics.


Looks like our menu consists of tea, orange juice and an English muffin with butter and cherry preserves.


Here's our rose plate found last winter in a thrift/antique store. Six plates were $7.50.


This china teacup was a Christmas present years ago from a friend at work. Have you ever noticed how much better tea tastes in a china cup than from a mug? It's true...really!

A small glass of juice and the English muffin served in an antique china toast holder.


An antique cut glass salt cellar is the perfect size for just a bit of cherry preserves.



I hope you've enjoyed a lovely breakfast in bed today.

After I took these pictures I added a plastic fish cup of milk and took this up for my daughter-in-law and granddaughter Stella Grace to share before coming down for breakfast casserole. Stella Grace (age 3) thought that was very fun.

Be sure to stop by and see all the pretty dish settings over at Susan's Between Naps On The Porch -- you'll be glad you did!

I'll be playing with the grandgirls until Saturday.

See ya!

33 comments:

  1. What a lovely breakfast tray, and I can just imagine the eyes of a 3 yr. old seeing such a lovely sight. What fun. Your china is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  2. This is lovely Martha! You've thought of everything for your breakfast tray! Love the dishes and the rose is just the perfect tough! The tray itself is wonderful! I need one of these!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  3. Mid-Atlantic Martha,
    Blessings to you!
    This a sweet tray of goodness.
    The dishes are lovely and you sure got a heck of a deal!
    d

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  4. Hi Martha! First I just wanna say that you are one of my fave bloggers. So faithful in your posts and comments! And I just love that tray - so pretty. That english muffin looks good too - yummy! ~~Kim~~

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  5. Yes, I will take 1 butler, 1 breakfast tray and that pink rose. This is so perfect for those of us who love to sleep late and have someone wait on us. That's what I call a "me" day. Your dishes are perfect for this tablestray setting. Martha you are so awesome of thinking outside the box. Have a great day.

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  6. What a gorgeous tray! I love the china and the toast holder!!! Have fun with the granddaughters! :D Jewel

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  7. What a lovely breakfast tray. Ahh it would be nice to have one of these delivered at least once a week!

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  8. Very pretty "trayscape!" Like that new word!

    Katherine

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  9. We are both thinking breakfast this week. I especially like the way you set up the tray with the jam and toast.

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  10. What a gorgeous tray! I love the Rose china...So Pretty
    xoxo
    Julie

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  11. This is lovely! I love the tray, too. I would love to find one like that. I like the compartments on the sides.

    Jane

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  12. Love the tray.....Lvoe your blog...
    I enjoyed my stop at your blog tonight. There are so many new and fun blogs that I am finding everyday. Hope you will stop by and see my new Christmas blog... http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

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  13. I ♥ your antique china toast holder, Martha! What a score on those pretty dishes, too. Lucky Dog~Lucky Dog~

    I own ONE pretty little crystal salt cellar just like yours & never would have thought to use it for holding jam. Thanks for the idea!

    Enjoy those grandbabies...they grow up too fast.

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  14. What a great tablescape -- love those bed trays (I have one just like it) and there is nothing like breakfast in bed!

    Alas, there is no maid to bring me a tray in bed at Linderhof but sometimes I do thata when daughter is here to stay. Not a real breakfast but just coffee and juice and nosh to start the day.

    Love your "toast cooler" (as my husband calls those toast holders as he likes really hot toast!

    Beautiful plates!

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  15. I love this so much. There's nothing any prettier than a well dressed tray. Love your toast holder and your beautiful dishes.
    Great breakfast!!
    xo bj

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  16. This makes me hungry for more than just the Cheerios I had this morning. I would have never thought of using a salt cellar for preserves, but what a wonderful idea!

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  17. You painted the tray! I do love the color you picked, it is so feminine and pretty. Anyone would be delighted with a breakfast that looks fit for royalty. Great job.

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  18. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I could use your tray today...I could just have a nice long day in bed! Happy TT!

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  19. Lovely trayscape. Wouldn't it be great to be pampered like this before starting the day? Ahhhhh............

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  20. Well, how pretty! I need to find myself a tray like that one. All ready for my magazines!
    Brenda

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  21. What a pretty trayscape! And, yes, it would be so fantastic to have a butler bring breakfast in bed!

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  22. If I had someone bring someting that beautiful to my bed, I would just stay there for the day. There would only be one thing missing my remote. That tray was absolutly beautiful. I will have to find one.
    Sandy

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  23. Beautiful dishes! I especially like that toast holder. Happy TT to you!

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  24. Just beautiful Martha. And it looks like you will be having a relaxing breakfast in bed with your pretty china and linens. I adore the toast rack. I have never come across an old one and I have seen new ones to buy in various catalogs and online and they are SO expensive. Sigh. Enjoy the comics, Martha!!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  25. HI Martha,
    It would be delightful to be awakened by someone carrying a lovely breakfast tray like yours. I love the toast holder - how unique! The rose patterned china and the tea cup are so pretty, and of course the real rose pulls it all together.
    How nice that you had someone there to enjoy it all that morning.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  26. Breakfast in bed was lovely... merci!

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  27. Martha- This is lovely..could you bring it over? They tell me I don't have the swine flu, but it must be piglet flu at the very least..

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  28. I really like your breakfast tray, I've been looking for one like it but haven't had any luck so far. Your breakfast looks wonderful as well.

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  29. Hi Martha!

    I love the way you added a freshly cut rose & tucked the silverware into the napkin! Beautiful touches!

    {Hugs}

    Juls~

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  30. Muchas gracias por visitame Martha, es usted un encanto, y hasta su desayuno en la cama también, pronto Chany .-

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  31. ooo, thanks for giving us the idea to use a salt cellar for jam!! GREAT idea!! I love it. This is all so cute!! love it!! very dainty--and yes I love those old movies with the person delivering food to the bedroom!

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