Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Let Them Eat Strawberries

Welcome to another Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch.
Come on over and see all the beautiful tables and a vast array of dinnerware!
It's always just plain yummy!

It's HOT HOT HOT here in Northern California and I'm loving it.
Breakfast and lunch are pleasant on the side patio before the sun comes around.
Dinner is also doable, but must be fashionably late to avoid the late afternoon sun and heat.

This is all about a planned weekend breakfast for six. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon
and lots of fresh fruit to choose from.  The strawberries will have to be store bought,
as two of my grandkids were here this weekend and cleaned out the latest crop of
strawberries from my garden. We'll start out with Mimosas and then move on to a
fruit course, followed by traditional breakfast items.

I've mixed in my Portmeirion "Pomona" with imported chargers, plates, flatware and napkins from Home Goods, stemware from Pier 1, candle holders from Tuesday Morning, and the little stoneware vases came from Michaels many years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by again this week to see my tablescape, I do appreciate it!
I'll soon be back with a tablescape featuring one of the vintage tablecloths from my collection.
Please do stop by the tablecloth database I launched this week.  I'd love to have your input
on the new database, which has links to all the tablescapes previously posted here on
The Little Round Table.


  1. What a gorgeous setting! Love the view from your table! Highlighting the green in your strawberry plates with all the green elements made for a beautiful table -- so appealing!

  2. What a lovely way to start the day-enjoy!

  3. fun, i just saw those olive plates yesterday :-)

  4. I am in love with your tablescape. it's so elegant and you've such a great eye for coordinating pieces.

  5. Your strawberry garden tablescape is lovely. The green plates are a perfect compliment.

  6. Love the strawberries ... and your combination. I have those plates and never thought of mixing gold glassware with them ... but that really pulls out the yellow tones. Perfect!

  7. Always beautiful! Love the green plates with the strawberry plates!

  8. What a beautiful table! I love a big fancy breakfast. I really like your layering of the plates. They look so pretty together. You did such a great job putting everything together.

  9. Candy, I can only repeat my words: an eye-candy, but that's what I expected. I love the green glass on the candleholders and the amber stemware. And the green flatware catch exactly the hue of the strawberry plates. Thats looks so good. Portmeirion Pomona ist always one of my favorties, the colors are so warm and I love the botanical look.
    Greetings, Johanna

  10. What a perfect tablescape with a background to match. I'd love to be having breakfast there!

  11. G'eve, Candy ~ Your plates are fabulous, I love the s'berry plates, milk glass & those gorgeous lacy plates ... awesome inviting elegant setting.
    What time are you serving? Chuckle!

    Happy 4th, be safe & enjoy!
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  12. What a beautiful table you set this week. I absolutely adore the white charger plates and the strawberry plates. What beautiful details. It sounds like you love to treasure hunt too at all these great stores. The music was lovely and fit the tablescape. Thanks for sharing.

  13. A beautiful setting, so fresh and elegant. Love the strawberries plates!


  14. Beautiful table. Beautiful place for a table, and beautiful music to view it by. :)

  15. How lovely! All of it. The dishes, the flatware, the tableclothe and napkins...everything. Just perfect!

  16. Love your setting! So relaxing and beautiful! Who wouldn't want to sit at your table? So beautiful...thank you for sharing!

  17. Love the who;e table, but especially the strawberry plates. The outdoor setting is really nice! Happy Fourth!

  18. Beautiful tablescape, I love it all. Your table is also great for dining alfresco. I have been looking for this type of table. The strawberries are a summer favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Your garden is so beautiful, it transports me to Italy! You table is peaceful and delightful. A perfect place for a filling breakfast.

  20. This is alfresco dining at its best! Your entire table as well as surrounding garden....gorgeous! I love the pattern on the napkins and the fresh white flowers...every detail is divine!!

    Hugs, Lana

  21. Oh my that is just beautiful. What an elegant and inviting setting.

  22. Beautiful setting and table for a special breakfast! Love the strawberry plates.

  23. The view from the table in your side patio is breathtaking. It seems to be really peaceful and relaxing. What a wonderful tablescape. I like how you intertwined the green theme throughout your tablescape to compliment the strawberries. The design of your green plates and the napkins are artful expressions of the strawberry stems. Of course, the strawberries are a work of art in their own right; I just love strawberries.

    All the Best,


  24. What a beautiful the strawberry plates with the gold glassware...what an eye of such beauty....Happy 4th!Jennifer

  25. Oh so beautiful. Looks like the perfect start to the perfect weekend. The Portmerion mixes in so well.

    Hope to see you Sunday at "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU!

    - The Tablescaper

  26. Thank you all for your generous comments on my table this week, I do appreciate it! The strawberries are rebounding from the "harvest" my grandchildren did last weekend and I'm enjoying them each day again!



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