Friday, May 8, 2015
Set Your Table With Flair--Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Hello, friends! Thank you for stopping in to visit today! Mother's Day is a wink away, so today I am sharing a mock setting for tea or brunch as inspiration for this Sunday's festivities. I hope you enjoy the post!
I began the setting in my favorite corner of the garden, with a large planter of flowers set catty-corner at the end of the table.
I love the detail of this tablecloth, with its whimsical tea kettles and plates of blue, white, and soft grey.
Uncomplicated white plates,
delicate lace-edged napkins folded to show their detail, and dainty pastry forks
were followed by teacups and saucers
of very fine bone china. I love the feel of these in my hands.....they are so delicate; almost paper-thin!
My antique tea kettle
paired with a creamer and sugar in simple white complete the tea service.
and setting this table with a few simple flowers with no centerpiece, enhances the ability to converse with loved ones.
Brunch for me isn't complete without something savory and something sweet. For brunch, quiche and soufflé are among my favorites!
These savory spinach and sausage quiches are so easy to make, and tasty, too! To view the recipe, please visit the post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum by clicking here.
My something borrowed for today's post comes from the pages of Roger Verge's Entertaining in the French Style. For my soufflés, I modified his recipe. Also: it is a very old publication, but I love it anyway!
To view the recipe for my Apple Blackberry Soufflés, please visit the post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum by clicking here.
For the perfect finisher, handmade chocolates in pretty shapes,
served in a sweet little transferware dish.
Closeups of the setting.
A few more shots.
Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful Mother's Day!
From my collection:
Something very old:
White bone china teacups and saucers, Haviland France Ranson Collection, local antique
Teapot, Oneida Wm. Rogers & Son Collection
Lace-edged linen, local antique
White plates, Ralph Lauren Whipstich Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Sugar and creamer generic, unknown origin
Dish used for candy, Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles, a recent find from HomeGoods
Tablecloth, Le Telerie Toscane, Italy, TJMaxx/HomeGoods
Pastry forks, Spode Blue Italian, HomeGoods
Urn, TaiPan Trading
Baking dishes and ramekins, Le Creuset
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