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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Continental Breakfast in Bed

I've never actually had breakfast in bed, but if I did, I think it would be divine to be served just like this! So I know it's not really a "tablescape", but I thought of making a lovely "trayscape" instead for this week's Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Between Naps on the Porch.

I've found so many uses for the large silver tray that came with my vintage silver coffee and tea service! Here it makes a nice serving tray for my "continental" breakfast in bed. A glass dessert cup is perfect for a serving of fruit and yogurt. Once again, I am using my Noritake fine china, which you may recognize, and my good flatware.

My mother-in-law collects vintage pink Depression glass and has many beautiful dishes and glasses she has accumulated over the years. She has given me a few pieces as gifts. This small pink plate is probably a bread plate. It's perfect for my continental breakfast tray; either a warm scone or a buttery croissant would fit here nicely! Mmmm!

Juice glass for fresh-squeezed orange juice and of course, the ubiquitous silver coffee pot, for coffee! I always have some white paper doilies, in different sizes, in my sideboard. I like to use them on serving trays, on my bakery-style cake pedestals..etc. And they add a pretty touch to my trayscape!

A bud vase with some pink hydrangea (silk).

I recently bought a whole set of these vintage embroidered linen napkins at an antique shop that I frequent. I also found place mats that match. I love these!!! They are in very good condition, too. There were 12 napkins in the set, and 10 place mats. I paid about $15, which I thought was a pretty good deal!

And of course, breakfast in bed should include a morning newspaper and a magazine! Today it seems I have a Pottery Barn mag, although my usual magazine of choice is Victorian Homes!

I used a vintage, lace-edged dresser scarf, folded in half, on the tray to keep things from sliding around.I  find these everywhere and they are so pretty....and so cheap! I got this one for about $3. I have several others as well and I find many uses for them.

Aaaaahhh! I could stay in bed all day!

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out all the other beautiful tablescapes this week at Tablescape Thursday!

                      Fine china: Noritake "Knottinghill" w/ platinum edge (discontinued)
                          Flatware: Oneida "Morning Blossom" (discontinued)
                                 Glass dessert cups: Crate & Barrel
                             Juice glass: vintage, from a thrift store
                      Bud vase: Oneida Crystal "Southern Garden" . I have the large vase and matching            candlesticks also. This crystal is discontinued, but pieces can be purchased on replacements.com
                            Table Linens: dresser scarf and napkins; vintage
                         Bed Linens: Croscill Home "Wisteria"  2006


vignette design said...

How romantic: breakfast in bed. Love how you put it all together. And the bed! To die for! --Delores

Sandy said...

Beautiful tray, love the silver. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

A very pretty tray -- I too love silver! -- it goes so well with linens and lace!

Jeannine said...

This is an amazing serving setting. It looks like a great way to bring in a new day, relaxed and ready for a new adventure. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This scape could be in a magazine... Victoria, of course.
I just love everything... the bed- fariytale! The silver tray, the pink depression glass,the sheer pannels, the photography. Just stunning. My favorite this week!

susan said...

Kaie-What beautiful pictures and a beautiful bed. Of course your tray is a tablescape!! I especially love your vintage napkins. I look forward to visiting again soon to see more of your home!

ceekay said...

This is beautiful. That tray is fantastic..and I would so love to have a tray brought to my room just like that! Good job!!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the total look of this vignette. Soft, pretty, elegant. Amazing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I would feel like royalty if someone brought me this tray in the morning! So beautiful....everything!

Larissa@InthePurpleZone said...

This is so beautiful!! $15 was a GREAT deal for the napkins and placemats! Beautiful!

Celly B said...

Anyone would feel so pampered to be served with such a luxurious tray! Your napkins are a beautiful find!

Mimi said...

I love it all! What a delight it would be to have breakfast in bed, served with your elegant trayscape! I used the same napkin rings in my TT this week! Thank you for sharing.

P.S. gorgeous bed!

Lana said...

I love the tray...and the bed...and the vintage linens.....gorgeous!
Hugs, Lana Austin

MrsReaux said...

Katie - as always everything you do is just beautiful!