Creating this single place setting for today’s Tablescape Thursday , hosted by the amazingly talented Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, gave me an opportunity to combine one of my favorite color combinations: blue, white, and yellow.
I started with one of my new dessert plates from Pier I and a Kennex Lace dinner plate. I first saw the Lace dishes on Marty’s wonderful blog A Stroll Thru Life. They are from JC Penney’s, one of the world’s best secrets for sale priced tabletop and linens. Thank you Marty. They were on sale , and I have wanted bright white dishes with texture for a long time. I love that the lace looks like fleur de lis, one of my all-time favorite symbols.
I have these Franciscan Tiffin crystal goblets in avocado green, but I collected them in yellow off of EBay. Although they are from the early 70’s, I think their chunky, interesting shape is timeless. They are heavy, so shipping costs can be a deterrent.
PS. I originally wanted them in amethyst, a deep purple color, but I said enough already. (unless you know of a bargain set somewhere…)
The sterling flatware is my mother’s pattern, Damask Rose. I love ornate flatware, but the simplicity of this pattern is so beautiful.
The other table accessories are my bird salt and pepper shakers from Pier I and my hob nail milk glass butter dish that I found in Round Top. I have had the linens for years. They are from Stein Mart. When Stein Mart has a sale, there are always some red dot table linens back in a corner somewhere.
What’s for breakfast? Something really simple and delicious. Take a look. I have never named this recipe, but it is so good , it is almost like eating blueberry cobbler for breakfast.
Next microwave 3 tablespoons of oat bran and enough water to cover the bran for 2 minutes.
Remove from the microwave and add the warm blueberries. Sweeten with 2 tablespoons of sugar free syrup. At this point I add 1 pat of butter. Stir and enjoy.
I also squeezed some fresh orange juice. It was delicious.
I bought these juice glasses for my grandsons to use.I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Go to the wonderful Designs by Gollum blog for other incredible Foodie Friday ideas.