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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bright and Cheery Breakfast For Two

A bright and cheerful morning at the breakfast table for me and the hubby! To view more beautiful blogs and tablescapes , be sure to visit Between Naps on the Porch's Tablescape Thursday.

The antique ironstone blue transferware plates are made by W.Adams & Sons Co, in Tunstall, England. These have a maker's mark on the back that was used by W.Adams between 1819-1864. The pattern is called "Columbia" and according to the markings these were probably made about c.1850. This one does have a small chip in the rim. :-(

My casual dinnerware is from Pottery Barn and this particular collection is called "Emma". I love these dishes! The 5 piece place setting includes: dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, cereal bowl and coffee mug.

My casual flatware was purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond. This particular pattern is called "Vintage" (appropriately enough!)

For a touch of whimsy, I put the sugar cubes in an ice cream sundae glass and have a bouillion/soup spoon in it from a hotel my mother-in-law found somewhere (which incidentally is the same hotel where we had our wedding reception,!)

A blue-speckled syrup jug with a rooster on it and two different creamers on a silver tray make a nice addition to the table.

I love the crackle blown glass creamer pitcher. It was made in Jamestown, VA at the old Jamestown Settlement , at the on-site glassworks. It was fun to watch the glass blower make this creamer jug for me while I watched!

Thanks so much for visiting my Tablescape! Be sure to check out the other beautiful tablescapes featured on Tablescape Thursday!

Casual dishes: 'Emma' collection at Pottery Barn
Juice glasses: purchased at Williams Sonoma (wedding gift)
Flatware: J.A. Henckels Vintage  from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Ironstone Blue Transferware: W.Adams & Sons, England. c. 1850s purchased at an antique store in 1997
Linens: reversible blue and yellow plaid place mats and yellow plaid napkins from Bed, Bath & Beyond
white table runner from Pottery Barn, "Hotel Linens" collection.
Silver coffeepot: from a 5 pc silver coffee and tea set purchased at an estate sale in 2007
Centerpiece: silver wire basket and blue and white porcelain balls: Pier 1 Imports 2002
Oval painted tray:  hand painted by me at a paint- your- own -pottery craft store
The syrup jug was a gift from someone many years ago and the cow creamer I picked up at a fair in a booth selling imported trinkets.


Martha said...

I love blue and white tables -- they are "the best" -- very pretty table and very pretty dishes!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

This is indeed bright and cheery--the blue "sings."
Hugs, Lana Austin

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a cheerful breakfast table -- this would be a wonderful start to any day! The blue and yellow is so pretty together. Don't you love Jamestown?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love the blue and white! What a way to start the new year~ your tablescape looks fantastic.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just beautiful! You can never go wrong with blue and white and yellow. Happy New Year Blessings, Barb

Bill said...

It's all fresh, charming, and beautifully coordinated! I'm glad you shared how, where, and when you came to own the lovely things on your table. I especially enjoyed the story of the hotel silver spoon ... such a thoughtful gift!


Jeanette said...

Would love to be met by this wonderful table any morning. It is so bright and cheery. Love your stories.

Pearl Maple said...

You have woven together a beautiful table setting, with a darling theme. Sugar in the ice cream sunday was cute idea but to be able to find the spoon from your special hotel, well that is a real treasure.

ellen b said...

Oh that is a lovely table for two!! I love the blues and white together!

Blondie's Journal said...


I love this table setting!! As you said, bright and cheery. I like the hobnail detail on your dishes and the idea you had for your sugar cubes! Very creative and sweet! :-)


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Katie,
This is my first time to visit your blog and I surely enjoyed it!
Loved your pretty breakfast table.
I will be right over!! lol
Loved your pottery barn dishes as well, I am in love with anything white particularly dishes!
You did a lovely job hon,

Sarah said...

Charming table! You just can't miss with blue and yellow to start your morning. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Mimi said...

Love your blue and white table, it is so nice and cheery.

Liz said...

This is so fresh and pretty. I looks like Saturday Morning to me!


Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I love this! My mom would love it too. She has blue and white dishes including some similar to what you have here. Looks great!