Wednesday, March 4, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY.......Breakfast With An Old Friend...

How the weeks fly by......it's another Tablescape Thursday hosted by our friend Susan at
I had the pleasure this week of meeting Susan and other blogging friends when the Georgia blogger ladies met for lunch......A wonderful time was had by all.....lots of laughs, lots of food and lots of pictures......we looked like the 'Menopausal Paparazzi".....
Sorry ladies, you don't all fall into that category!!
A big thanks to Susan for gathering all the bloggers and a really big thanks for our favorite new pastime
Tablescape Thursdays!!
From out of the picture book......

To my dining room table.....
Breakfast with old friends and classic food.....


Snap.....Crackle.....and POP!

My favorite cookie jar of all time.....The Happy Toaster
from Clay Art. Doesn't he have the prettiest blue eyes....

What's breakfast with friends without a fresh pot of hot tea......


Break out the "Diner China".....plate is from the Red Caboose in
Vestal, New York......that's Upstate.
I found a whole set of these at the Syracuse China Company tent sale.
I love diner china with names.....

75th Anniversary box of the original Rice Krispies........
I've had this box for years and years....who knew it would come in handy one day!

See those adorable cherry salt and pepper shakers.....
$1.00 bin at the Target.

Polka Dots and Rick Rack....
I made napkins from a new white sheet I wasn't using and simply stiched on rick-rack around all the edges....

Rooster glasses......from my favorite store
Williams Sonoma.....

Another view from above.....

What a wonderful way to start the day......
Breakfast with friends....
See you next week.


And remember to stop back this weekend to see week three of "Weekends in Paris"...
This week will be a tour of the real Rue Mouffetard....the famous street of food...

45 comments:

once in a blue moon... said...

LOVED your post, you totally cracked me up with the menopausal ladies lunch!

i adore your table, so darn cute! girl you got loads of fun in you! the cookie jar, how adorable is that?! from your napkins, to you s&p and roosters, its ALL wonderful!

thanks for the smiles!

Helen said...

Oh, oh, oh! I collect cookie jars and I absolutely covet yours ....

Jojo said...

That cookie jar is adorable - and the hotel china is the best! What a find! Some of the old hotel pieces are just incredible. Together with the vintage Rice Krispies, what a way to start the day!

Susie Q said...

This was one of my favorite tablescapes ever! Pretty but also fun and charmimg! Hmmm...sounds just like YOU : )
How I would love to sit there with you and share breakfast and a laugh or 40.

You have the best shtuff! : )

Love,
Sue

carolinajewel said...

Such a cute, cute table! I saw those salt and peppers at Target and didn't get them!!!! You really have the eye and the vision. Loved the whole vintage feel of your table and can't wait to travel to Paris this weekend via your blog! :D Jewel

Ellen said...

I'm a Williams-Sonoma junkie too - I could spend hours there and mega-bucks too.

Nice table. When will you do the "Jersey" table - white lacquer furniture, tacky dishes, pastries from Vitiello"s bakery (the one where Christopher shot the counter guy in the leg).

Lisa said...

This is a great post. LOVE the pictures!!

ceekay said...

Cute, cute, cute...I love that cookie jar...and I am such a cereal eater that I would just love to wake up to such a perfect table.

Susan said...

what a wonderful table to start the day off right....smiling!

Shelia said...

Oh what a precious little table! I love all of thes nostalgic things. The toaster is adorable!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue...this sooooo charming! I LOVE it! That cookie jar totally cracks me up! The napkins are perfect with this...I'm soooo impressed that you made them...how cool is that!
Wally World...that's a silly name some folks sometimes use for Wal-mart...so no...you haven't missed out on anything. Remember in that silly Vacation movie with Chevy Chase where they all go to Wally World or some such theme park.
:-) Can't remember when I first heard someone call Wal-mart that. I got a comment the other day I loved. Someone referred to Neiman Marcus as Needless Mark-up...love it! :-) Thanks for an adorable breakfast scape...I could so breakfast here every morn! Susan
P.S. Menopause Paparazzi...LOL

Katy said...

Absolutely adorable, This table is exceptionally cute, love the vintage look and feel of it. Everything from the cookie jar to the tea pot... ADORABLE! Lovely work, great collection... Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

santamaker said...

Menopausal?!? You tawlkin' to me?!? Yep, I'm afraid so....
What a fun table. Just love it all!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your toaster cookie jat! It's got such personality!
Wow even that wonderful cereal box!

This is my kind of tablescape Sue -- fun fun fun -- just like you!

xinex said...

I am so jealous that you got to meet blogger friends. What a cute cookie jar! Love the vintage look of your breakfast table...Christine

Leigh said...

I was so sad I didnt join y'all "Gaw-juh" bloggers. I really wanted to dirve over from the ham, but the weather ...I wasnt sure. Anyway. Next time! Looks like so much fun. And good food!

Once again, you have a cool "painting". I so want to figure that out and see if I can do that. To cool.
Speaking of cool, your table. So simple yet so perfect. Memories. And that cookie jar- adorable!

I always enjoy my visit here!
Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sue! I love your tablescape! The cookie jar is sooo cute! Love the old cereal box. It all reminds me of being a kid!! I'm still laughing from Monday!! hugs...Debbie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a darling tablescape. I love those cherry salt and peppers and that cookie jar is a riot.

Martha said...

Your table brought a smile to my face.

Dream Mom said...

Wow! Love the vintage feel of the whole table! You are very talented. The red polka dot placemats are the perfect ones for this table setting. Very creative and very fun table. A+!

Cynthia said...

Sue,
This is one of my favoite tablescapes ever!!! It is cheerful and so darn cute. I love the cookie jar, the placemats and I want those cherry s and p shakers. Love it!! Cindy

Deb said...

This was such a fun post, it made me think of long ago.Deb

Mary said...

What a fun table!!! And how cute is that cookie jar?! You rock, Sue!
xoxo,
Mary

Teacup Mosaics said...

Very Charming, I am in love with Mr. Toaster. Happy Breakfast!!!
Kelley

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

How nostalgic is this?? Love your breakfast tablescape. Just as cute as it can be. You have the cutest pieces ever! We are just about the same age and all this really took me back..:) (menopausal ladies lunch..too funny...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I will share the recipe soon.

Candy said...

Always fun to see your tables just jump off the page.
Thanks for stopping by to see my 'rocks' and love the Dremel on rocks. Made one for my mother's garden..."Butterfly Garden"
Blessings, Candy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That toaster is the cutest one I've ever seen! Your table is adorable!

Thanks for letting me know about the booksale this weekend. Since the weather is suppose to be gorgeous I'm sure their will be quite a turn out!

Manuela

tardevil said...

That toaster is too cute!

Weef! said...

Another great tablescape!!! Yay!

santamaker said...

LOL...that's funny that you noticed Simon on one of the blogs that i follow. That blog of hers is freaking hillarious. She comments on most all of the Bravo "reality" shows and I can always count on a good laugh when I read her posts. Hope you enjoy it as well. (Oooops, isn't not really prim and proper, like the kind of stuff WE do, but heck, there's nothing I like better than a good laugh!)

Joyce said...

Love the cookie jar (SMILE) and the fact that you have saved that box of cereal for so many years...my hubby would have eaten it years ago. I can relate to those cute diner plates!

Sherri S said...

Sue, how crafty are you to make those cute napkins?! Love your table and breakfast with friends old or new is wonderful. That cookie jar is just fantastic!

Kathleen said...

That is so cute...I have the WmSonoma polka dot plates that match your placemats.
Monique loves plates with words too!
Just adprable..

Janie's World said...

Your table makes me smile!!! I love that cookie jar.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a cute table! Great post!

Daryl said...

I cant begin to imagine what ginormous kitchen cabinets you have to hold all those amazing dishes, glasses and other tschkas

Fabulous post!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the retro look table...that cookie jar is AWESOME!

Chandy said...

Beautiful choice for today. I love your dishes! Very nostalgic!

Have a great Thursday!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

How cute and adorable. I loved it! Your story was pretty funny too. I agree - that cookie jar would be my favorite too. So fun and whimsical. All smiles in NC.
Alisa

Cass said...

This is so cute, from the chubby red tea pot to the Rice Krispies box, to the diner china. Living in the land of diners, I love them especially!

Great post. And that cookie jar looks as thought it's about to talk!
Cass

LdyDy said...

Your table was so cute! I personally love Rice Crispies..so..I enjoyed your setting. That toaster cookie jar is too cute!!

leigh ann said...

How cool!! I love it!! How weird is this...my word verification is flastsho, almost like hotflash!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

So cute! How lucky you were to participate in the lunch with the friends in your area. You have just given me a great idea, our local Canadian Tire had the cutest white soup bowls with vintage Rice Krispie and Corn Flake 'labels' on them. And they were on sale. What was I thinking to pass them by?? I will have to stop in this weekend and see if there are any left. Have a great weekend and thanks.

B said...

Sue,
That table is sooo cute! I love the toaster cookie jar. And he does have lovely blue eyes.
I also really like your napkins. I make napkins all the time, but always edge them with lace. I never thought of ric-rac. Very creative.
Hope you have a wonderful weedend. :) Brenda

~CC Catherine said...

Sue, A great little nostalgic look for TT...very sweet! LOve that cookie jar! ;) ~CC Catherine