Thursday, November 05, 2009

A Bookish Breakfast For One

Good morning Tablescaper's and Visitor's. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
A plaid placemat and napkin by Ralph Lauren that came from Marshall's last year for my Christmas tablescape inspired this bookish arrangement.

An old bamboo grapefruit spoon is poised to dig into a fresh grapefruit.

My favorite cobalt blue glasses for skim milk and juice fit in alright.

The cream pitcher and sugar bowl are setting on a book box that I won, along with the black candle stick shade on the barley twist candle stick, from Rhoda at Southern Hospitality in a give-away last year.
The little herringbone blue and white spreader goes with the Spode, Blue Italian dishes that I used here for you today and are a nod to the RL placemat and napkin.
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Happy Tablescape Thursday everyone. Thanks for visiting today. I really enjoy our Thursday visits.
Hugs,
Sue




32 comments:

  1. Love your tablescape but I'm a fan of blue and white! I've never thought to pair it with plaid (for I think blue and white goes with everything -- and you've proved it by placing it on the plaid!)

    Love all your pieces -- envy the little bowls and the creamer and sugar!

    Beautiful!

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  2. Oh my... this is so beautiful and so very festive!
    I love the spode sugar and creamer set you have-that is next on my list as I too have the same spode dinner service.

    Have a lovely day, NM.

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  3. Thanks you for the nice comment on my blog... I see we both love blue and white!

    It looks lovely with the tartan (plaid),' old leather bound books' and silver!

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  4. Oh I do love this tablescape. It looks like something out of a Hemmingway picture. Love the plaid, and the silver with the beautiful blue and white. All the books make it even better. Great tablescape. Hugs, Marty

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  5. What a great theme Sue. I love it!

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  6. Love your table!!!!!

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  7. Ahhh....just beautiful! I love visiting because your ideas *so* inspire me. What a fabulous theme! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,

    Liz

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  8. Wonderful Sue ! I love and adore the blue and white !
    Kammy

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  9. Oh, I love the Spode pattern of dishes. I always have been fond of blue transferware, and yours is just lovely. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

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  10. Hi Sue! Oh, how lovely your table is. Nothing is prettier than blue and white.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  11. Oh pretty -- I have a tablecloth like your plaid placemat -- never thought of blue and white dishes on it -- thanks for the idea!

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  12. Oh I want to eat breakfast on that table. Books, plaid and Blue Italian are some of my favorite things. I used a blue Italian piece on my table today too. It is one of my favorite patterns. I just love all your beautiful ideas. Now I want to go get all my blue Italian out. Blessings!

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  13. what a cute setting, i love books and breakfast, great combo~

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  14. Very pretty tablescape for one! Love your dishes. Blue and white is so classy!

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  15. This is just beautiful. So pretty and classic. I love it all....

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  16. Sue-I love this! I always read when I eat alone (and sometimes when I'm not :) This is beautiful--I really wish I had blue and white china--so classic!

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  17. Just beautiful! Blue and white has got to be the most timeless combination.And your silver accents give the perfect amount of sparkle. Lovely!

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  18. Hi Sue...

    What a beautiful table setting! I love your Blue Willow dishes!!! I also love how you used the book box as part of your centerpiece vignette! When I looked at your pretty table...my first thought was..."taking a step back into time...to a finer day"! It just has that ambiance! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with us today...what a treat!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  19. As much as I love all colors, blue and white has to be my favorite for dining. Just beautiful. I have some of those blue juice glasses!

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  20. I absolutely love the blue! Beautiful
    Dena at
    http://sweetpicklesandchocolate.blogspot.com

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  21. Your blog always inspires me..love the wonderful blue and white dishes, they are displayed so beautifully...

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  22. Wow, gorgeous...who wouldn't love to sit down and enjoy that table setting!
    Susan

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  23. i like the china the color is the one i like , good idea for the tablescape with the books and tartan! have a good day

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  24. I love it!!! But then I love blue & white transferware. Great job!!!

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  25. i actually really like the idea of breakfast for one...when we eat alone, why not make it special? great idea.

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  26. I love the blue and white. I am especially fond of the cobalt blue glasses.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. So, so pretty, and festive! Like many other, we love blue and white, but this takes it to a new level.

    May your weekend be wonderful!
    tp

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  28. How gorgie is your place setting. You are so talented. xoxo

    SC

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  29. Sue, your blue just brightened my morning! :-) What a pretty table setting with such serene colors!
    The stacking of the sugar & creamer atop the books was a Brilliant idea & I intend to *benchmark* (copy) you very soon on that.

    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas & your pretty items.

    fondly,
    Rettabug

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  30. So, pretty I love blue & white,wonderful!they are displayed so beautifully enjoy.

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  31. This is all so beautiful. Love the plaid, love the blue, and love the butter holder!

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Thanks for leaving a comment. I so appreciate it when you take the time to leave a bit of encouragement.
Hugs,
Sue