Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Breakfast Table Staged

 As usual you guys have inspired me again.  I keep seeing how you keep the table set and how pretty it looks, so I made a small change on the breakfast table.

I was previously just using one runner and the rooster on the table.  I made these runners years ago and decided to put them both back on and do a mock setting.

 The rooster's colors are perfect with the colors of the runners.

I love how the morning sun casts shadows on the arrangement.  Makes the candle look like it is glowing and shows how beautiful the feathers are.

A tiny wood flower and a pretty bow spruces up any arrangement.

 My mock setting is just a tortise charger and napkin.  I always serve our plates in the kitchen, so when I bring them to the table they can sit right on the charger and I don't have to redo the tablesetting every day.

I've had these stems for years.  I found them at Pier One and love the etched palm trees.  I think they work well with the tortise chargers with the wicker edges, sort of a neat tropical look.

 I use to keep the table set this way in our previous home all the time, fun to do it again. Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

I am linking to the following parties:

Shannon at Cozy Home Scenes for Your Cozy Home Party
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Swing Into Spring

Kimmie at Sugar and Dots for What I Whipped Up Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays 
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays


  1. So pretty Marty! Using 2 table runners makes a table look so welcoming! I like your napkins fluffed up on each plate.

  2. Very Pretty! I like the color combination.
    I usually kept my table set with decorative settings when I worked. Now it stays cluttered with projects, laptop, etc. I really need to figure something else out.
    Enjoy your evening.

  3. Great table setting Marty! I keep both my dining table and breakfast table set at all times...I love the look!

  4. I love this, Marty. The runners are fabulous, I so wish I could sew! Your little hen is darling and I love the feathers!


  5. Love the way you crossed the runners. That is a fabulous idea. The etched glasses are pretty as is the entire look.

  6. Your table looks fantastic, Marty.
    I love those chargers and that sweet praying man painting is so perfect next to the table.
    Love it all!

  7. Your table looks lovely Marty. When I keep mine set my husband wants
    to know who's coming over to eat????

  8. Your table looks beautiful Marty! I love your centerpiece and your amber glasses!

  9. Your table looks so pretty Marty. I love the colors!

  10. I saw a white chicken or rooster soup tureen the other day at Good Will, Marty, that had your name all over it. Looked good as new with a lid and ladle. I didn't check it any further than that because I'm not into chickens or roosters, but I remember thinking you'd love it! It would look great on your table.

  11. It all looks so cozy and inviting. Can I come to breakfast :-).

    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

  12. Marty, your table looks so inviting. The whole room does really. Love those chargers.

  13. Oh I love your table setting very pretty ! Have a good day !

  14. Marty I love the runners, they are perfect for your amazing tables. Your glassware totally makes the table fabulous.


  15. Those colors are all just gorgeous together, Marty. I love those double runners. Sometimes our "old stuff" is the best, isn't it? Hope you have a good night- xo Diana

  16. Hello Marty. I love how you used 2 tablerunners. What a great idea! All the browns with touches of cream and tan work so well together. Simply lovely!

  17. Marty, I get inspired by bloggers, too. In fact you have inspired me many times with your creative abilities. Take your centerpiece for instance. I love what you did with the arrangement in the rooster. The feathers and candle were a nice touch. Everything matches very well with the pretty runners and other colors in the room. Thanks so much for showing your gorgeous table at my party.--------------- Shannon

  18. Those runners are just lovely. I need to try this look on my round table too, crossing two runners as place mats for four. Hugs,

  19. Oh Marty, that's a fabulous idea to use two runners like that. I just love it!

  20. That's such a pretty table to wake up to...you cant help but start the day off smiling!

  21. Great pictures with the sun streaming in.

  22. Very pretty. I like the idea of the two runners.

  23. Love the dappled sunlight.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. The table is beautiful. I love the runners and the glasses.


  25. Your basic ever ready basic is perfect, Marty. Very inviting. Love the chargers and the runners!...Christine

  26. I love how you intertwined the two runners on your table. Great idea! Those colors are perfect in your breakfast room. I like those chargers. They have a wonderful rustic quality to them.

  27. Marty, your table setting is lovely.

  28. Marty,
    I do love the two runners used instead of place mats. The blending of hues in your chargers, glasses and centerpiece is stunning! Now...did I miss when lunch was to be served??? The sun shining on your table is so~o~o inviting!!!

  29. This table is soooo my taste! Love how you brought your rooster up to date by putting the feathers (trendy) in the arrangement. Your runners look great and so do those chargers. Just love the whole thing!

    Robin Flies South

  30. I am loving the idea of using two table runners like this. I have a round table too and this is such a great idea. Your chargers are so pretty. Great colors. Beautiful table!

  31. I absolutely love the chicken centerpiece with the lovely plants. I like your colors with the place plates and colored goblets. Pretty room!

  32. Good looking table Marty. I like how you used two table runner. That gives me an idea, I just bought a table runner but couldn't figure out how to use it on my round table. Now I'm going back to the shop and see if I can get a second one to match. Thanks for the inspiration.