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Friday, April 24, 2009

Tablescape & Thrifty Thursday - Weekend Breakfast

Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this wonderful Tablescape Thursday. This is such a special event because we get to see all the wonderful dishes and tablescapes everyone has come up with. Be sure to check her blog for a list of participants.

Also go by to see Leigh @ Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday. I think this qualifies since most everything came from the Goodwill or are things I've had for years. That's thrifty isn't it? Anyway be sure to check out her blog to see all the great thrifty finds and ideas everyone has to share.

Today my tablescape is for a weekend breakfast done in yellow, white and green.

The planned menu for our breakfast is French Toast, Bacon, Orange Juice and Coffee. We will be eating in the breakfast room.

The centerpiece is arranged in a really pretty vase that I found at the GW for $2.00 and is filled with faux sunflowers and greenery. I couldn't find anything fresh at the market, so these will have to do.

All of the dishes I found at the goodwill. I decided to use the brown tortoise charger plates that I found at Pier 1 years ago. The green glasses are ones that I've had for years along with the green and white checked napkins. The napkin ring is green marble. The tablecloth is a white on white check linen.

The plate has a basketweave design around the edge and is by Home Trends. I think these were about $1.00 each at the GW.

The yellow plates I found a couple of weeks ago at GW for .50c each. They are Buttercup Federalist Ironstone. I am so excited that I just found the matching plates and bowls. I now have a whole set of 6. Yeah!

The cups and saucers are Gibson and have a fruit and flower motif. These are also GW finds.

I am using my Villeroy & Boch Piemont Estivo plate that I also found a couple of weeks ago at GW for $1.99. Love this plate, I would love to find more. I am using it to serve the french toast and bacon.

The syrup pitcher has a leaf and acorn design and says MSE on the bottom. Another GW find. I will make homemade maple syrup and serve it warm.

The cream and sugar were my grandmothers milk glass set. I love these. She used these almost everyday.

Well, there you have it. Thanks for coming by for breakfast, I hope you enjoyed it. I loved your visit and hope you will come back soon.


  1. Oh Marty! When's breakfast? Your tablescape is so sunny and cheerful! I do love those yellow plates! Your grandmother's milk glass sugar and creamer are real treasures! Beautiful tablescape! Have a great rest of the week!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Those chargers are so great! So unique! I like your table!

  3. Your table has a perky feel, the perfect way to start the day!

  4. Marty - can I come to breakfast with you? So pretty, and I love those chargers. How fun! I have the same glasses but yours appear greener than mine. (I like that)

    Just tell me what time breakfast is served. :-D

    Luv ya'...Barb

  5. This is so pretty, Marty. I just can't believe the bargains you have found at your GW. Ours is just horrid! I love the green and yellow, and that tablecloth is really lovely. Great job as usual! Hugs, Kat

  6. Hi Marty !
    Wow you did really well at thrifting ! I love the ironstone,
    the yellow plates, the white plates,the centerpiece, those pier 1 chargers (to die for !),your grandmothers milk glass set,those pretty green stemware,marble napkin rings (bet they are heavy),tablecloth - oh lets just say I loved it all...and now my tummy is growling because of the breakfast you described...and did you say homeade maple syrup ? What time should I come over ??
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  7. Oh My! Such a beautiful table -- and so thrifty too! I like the colors you've used and your breakfast sounds so yummy! I'll be right over!

  8. Your table is just lovely! I am convinced that you have the best GW there is in your town! Thanks for sharing your lovely table.

  9. Your table is so sunny and fresh! Just the kind of table I would love to see in the morning. I especially like that yellow Villeroy and Bosch serving plate!

    I have some GW finds on my tablescape today too!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!


  10. Marty! You're making my mouth water! Oh, what a pretty table you've set! I love the punch of yellow with all your pretty white dishes. You've really found some great deals!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Marty,
    What a lovely breakfast table. I love the yellow dishes, but my favorites are your grandmother's milk glass cream and sugar dishes. How lovely to have such a keepsake from your grandma.

  12. oh my, I have to get those chargers! They are terrific. Your table looks so pretty!

  13. Your tablescape is so happy and it is saying "Good morning", Marty! Sunny and bright, love it and I love your grandma's sugar and creamer..Christine

  14. I love the Goodwill! I can see that your chairs look a little like my recent estate find! We have the same taste! Love your table, and I have never seen that sugar and creamer set. I love that we get to see each others treasures.

  15. Hi Marty,
    You are really good at the GW thing! Everything looks so cheery and bright, perfect for breakfst. I love all your great thrifty finds, the yellow are so darn cute. Cindy

  16. Marty, isn't it really special to have something on your table that your grandmother used on her table. I love those kinds of treasures and all the memories they incur. I hope you have a lovely Mothers Day weekend.
    Happy Twirls

  17. Hi Marty, your table is lovely. My favorites are the milk and creamer set of your mothers and the Villeroy & Boch plate (beautiful). didn't mention what time to arrive????

  18. Marty, what great finds at Goodwill! I'll have to go shopping with you! ;-)

    What a great looking table! The colors you chose and the extra touches are just quite lovely. Awesome job!

  19. great table.. I think I'll stay and visit awhile.. I have missed you my friend! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

  20. Such a delightful table, especially the eye catching floral centerpiece.

  21. Cool chargers and love the soft yellow plates.

    Happy MOM day to you,

  22. Oh Marty! The butter yellow flowers and small plates just add that touch of color and warmth to a perfect tablescape and menu! I really love those chargers too.
    ~Really Rainey~

  23. Lovely tablescape....wonderful play on the colors....very inviting

    Have a beautiful day

  24. Hello Dearheart...

    How are you doing today, Sweetie? I'm loving your pretty yellow, green, and white tablescape!!! It's so sunny and cheerful...perfect for a weekend breakfast!!! I love those yellow plates...what a treasure find!!! They're beautiful!!! Oooh...and those chargers are fabulous, my friend!!! Such a pretty placesetting!!! I love that you are using some of your thrift store treasures! Girl, your napkins are fanned out so them!!!

    Sending my very best wishes to you for a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend!

  25. Marty, How sunny and cheerful, perfect for a Sunday morning Mothers day breakfast. I am in envy for the yellow plates. I love that pattern and to find it in yellow, Oh you have a real treasure there. We all agree you are the best bargain hunter around. Beautiful job my dear friend. Hugs Kathysue

  26. Looks great, sounds yummy. Yellow is so happy as are sunflowers. Thanks for sharing.

  27. You always find such fabulous things at your GW. I have only found plates once at my GW that I like. I have Federalist Ironstone dishes in white. I've had them for 25 years. They are all crazing now, but I still use them everyday. I would love to find some more in my GW. Also when you mentioned that you will make homemade syrup it reminded me of being a kid. My mom always made our maple syrup & we always had it hot. To this day, I can't have maple syrup unless it is warmed up. Even if it comes out of a store bought bottle. Thanks for sharing your tablescape. It was just lovely.

  28. What time is breakfast? Sounds yummy. You have the best finds at your GW. Everything just looks so pretty. What a great way to start the day!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  29. The table is set so nicely, and the breakfast menu sounds wonderful. You have found so many great items at GW. And, your grandmothers milk glass set is such a treasure.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Nicole

  30. Your breakfast setting is fresh and appealing.