Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Rise and shine it's breakfast time!

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us energy to face the day and jump starts our morning.

I never used like to eat breakfast but now I do. Eating breakfast out is my favorite meal to eat out.

If you are like me, you don't normally set a nice tablescape for breakfast. But, if you do it the night before, it's there waiting for you and it's sure to put a smile on your face.

So that is why I picked a breakfast tablescape today.

I got the tablecloth, napkins, larger red plate and smaller plate with rooster on it all at one time. However, I have not used them until now. Well, except the larger red plate. It's used a lot and is one of my top picks for my tablescapes.

I love the pattern on the solid red plate and that little rooster just makes me happy when I look at him.

I added a milk glass that says Milk in several languages around it and a darling little rooster juice glass.

Both perfect for breakfast.

I bought these cute little rooster napkin rings over a year ago. I love the roosters but it's the little rooster foot prints that I couldn't resist.

I folded the napkin in a fan shape today.

This big girl is the centerpiece. Normally, she sits on top of our refrigerator but she got to hop down to take center stage today.

The flatware I used is our everyday flatware. We just changed it out a few weeks ago and I really like it.

The butter dish is from my milk glass collection. I love it and try to use it whenever I can.

I think for breakfast I'm going to have some fresh fruit, eggs and homemade blueberry muffins.

I'll serve the muffins in the red braided bowl. It's a great size for breads or muffins.

The two little rooster salt and pepper shakers sit at the base of the milk glass vase filled with fresh white hydrangeas from my garden.

For those who want to know where I got everything here is the list:

Tablecloth & napkins - K-Mart
big red plate and smaller rooster plate - K-Mart
milk glasses - Crate and Barrel
juice glasses - Williams Sonoma
napkin rings - EBay
flatware - Villeroy and Boch
red bread bowl - Ross
Big chicken - I don't remember
salt and pepper shakers - TJ Maxx
milk glass butter dish - thrift store
milk glass vase - thrift store

I'm joining in on the fun over at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursdays. Hop on over there to enjoy a lot more wonderful tablescapes.


Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. Just bounced over from Tablescape Thursday and had to comment on your lovely breakfast table. I agree with you that setting the table the night before is such a treat the next morning. Lovely roosters and overall happy and uplifting look. Thanks for sharing! Ciao, bella!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I have eyed those rooster dishes in K-Mart! Love them. I also love the large red plate. I would like to come and eat at this dinnertable anytime. Enter my giveaway for 12 "Style Sisters" napkin rings. Joni

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Oh--This is just wonderful. Not only are the dishes and cloth great, but the flowers look terrific with them.

Diann said...

beautiful table! Love the red toile!! And your white milkglass butter dish is wonderful!!

Marigene said...

Love your red and white rooster table...roosters and toile seem to go so well together.

Designing Lady Jane said...

Love the rise and shine tablescape. I esp. love the white hen centerpiece, she looks so cozy and regal all at once!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Joanne, I love this! It photographs so well the red and your roosters are fantastic! Your hydrangea arrangement is beautiful. It's a happy breakfast table and your milk glass goes perfect with it.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

I love this color combo! Really fun and refreshing! Kmart is an hour away from me...if you can believe it....but I might make a special trip! :) Beautiful table and great job!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow...I love all of it but then you KNOW how I am about red.
I had to laugh at myself because I just went back and read your comment again and you plainly stated you wanted your swing custom done. You may have to take the swing (or have it picked up) to an auto body place to be painted..they would do a lovely job. That might be one choice possiblility. I have not found a Patio furnature place that does it or even an Awing place. I have been to both...and it would cost you a fortune. If money is not a factor I would think you could get an upholstery place might.
I didn't get the custom part and lol...gave you all sorts of stuff.
Disregard all of that. :)
Anyway...this table setting is just adorable. SO cute, Dawn!!
Roosters? In K-Mart?? Really!! I must check! :)
Love and hugs,

Phyllis @Around the House said...

your breakfast table is just so lovely and what a wonderful thing to wake up to, it is just begging for some the red plates and rooster plates and glasses, thank you for sharing....

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Wow, it all looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job with your table. I love those dishes and love the red and those roosters are wonderful. I have seen those dishes and wished I had a set! They are wonderful and so cheerful!

a quiet life said...

such a darling table~

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Joanne! Just passing through, to peek at the pretty tablescapes this Thursday morning, and had to stop by yours.. I LOVE roosters! I think I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when I saw your beautiful milk glass butter dish too! I LOVE milk glass as well!.. You've really put together a beautiful table today! ~tina

Lynn said...

Looks like a great way to start the day! Really love the little rooster juice glass!

Mary said...

Your table makes me want to Rise & Shine!

Love the toile, roosters, hydrangea, milk glass ~ all of it!

Debbie said...

Wanted to stop by and tell you how pretty your breakfast scape is. The reds are so cheery with your roosters.
Thank you for your comment at Lakehouse.

Tricia said...

What a welcoming table, and how smart to set it for breakfast the night before! I always love red and white (my tablescape this week features those colors, too!), and you have added such perfect elements to carry out the rooster theme, too!

Rach said...

Lovely as always! Love the milk glass items!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi, this dark cherry red with white looks like cherry with whipped cream. I love that table. Very cheery.
Greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

Hi Joanne!

I just found you on blogrankings. I'm so happy I did. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your table setting. What a lovely idea to do it the night before. I've never really thought to do that, but you are so right...what a lovely greeting first thing in the morning. I make my hub breakfast everyday, so I know he would enjoy it. Anyway, just wanted to say hi, "introduce" myself, compliment your lovely blog, and let you know I'm a happy new follower. Blessings to you, friend.

Love, Laura

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for visiting my tablescape. It was my first ever and a little intimidating with all of the beautiful tables. Your red colors were beautiful as were the flowers. Love the roosters. I also visited your cake blog - Wow you could replace some on TV - your fondant was so smooth. My fav was the Prada shoe box!

Kathleen said...

Pretty! I love how the milk glass goes with this..and of course toile is a fave of mine!
Great job, my dear!

Connie said...

I bought those same red dinner plates at Kmart and you can't beat the price. I got four and two weeks later they were reduced and cost only five dollars for four so naturally I bought four more. I didn't get the salad plates because I have already overdone it with rosters. So...I have a question. Do you think I could use the red plates with some red transferware? Your opionion would be appreciated at your convenience.

Barbara said...

What a wonderful table to wake up to. Teh red is so cheery!

Unknown said...

Love your rise & shine tablescape! So inviting & fresh! The centerpiece caught my eye ; do you have any information on the Big Girl? How old a makers mark or the value? Any info. Would be apprieciatied! Thanks for the insperation. Donna