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
Over the past few weeks the half dozen or so woodpeckers that live in the oak trees at the
back of our property have become very brave and now share the bird feeder along with the
rest of the fowl in the neighborhood. They flit away if I'm too close, but I was able to capture
these shots through the kitchen window this morning, just before the sun crested the hill to
fill the garden with bright morning light.
Waiting for a turn in the big red bowl. These woodpeckers are Melanerpes formicivorus - Acorn Woodpecker. This is a female, easily identified because males do not have the black band between their white face and red topknot.
Keeping a sharp lookout.
One last bite.
Thanks for visiting the garden with me again this week!
Candy @ The Little Round Table
Just wanted to let you know that more tablecloths have been added to the database in the last few days, so stop by and check out some that you may have missed. I'm still looking for IDs and other information you may care to share about any or all of these vintage table linens.
A special thanks to fellow collector (and she's a dish lover too!) Marilyn S for several IDs and other little tidbits of info!
You can find a link to the index page of the database at the top of the sidebar here on The Little Round Table or just click below.!
In case you don't remember the table setting, here's a reminder.
Many vintage tablecloths can be found in several colorways. In my collection I have several cloths
with examples in up to four different colorways. So when I came across this example of Vera's
Butterflies, it was an easy decision to make and I promptly purchased it. Needless to say it was a lot more of a challenge to come up with a tablescape with the colors on this second colorway
than with the classic white/blue/green version!
In the book "Vera - The Art and Life of An Icon" by Susan Seid with Jen Renzi, a poster
of this print is shown on page 110. The graphics for the poster and this tablecloth were
inspired by bold hues she saw in Africa.
So here are Vera's Butterflies on a trip from the 60's - pop your eyes out purple, outrageous
orange and a yellow that could burn your retinas!
Chargers are from Anthropologie, Sunflower Fiesta dinner plates, orange/white salads from Home Goods, Plum Fiesta berry bowls, napkins from Home Goods, napkin rings from Crate and Barrel many years ago, glassware from Target and Oneida's Cityscape flatware.
Post 86 Fiesta Lilac Juice Pitcher, vintage Homer Laughlin creamer,
vintage Pacific Pottery fruit bowl.
Here the dinnerplate is Fiesta Plum (which is very dark, but I assure you it is NOT black)
The Millennium III Fiesta vase in Sunflower came from a Strawser auction in June of 2000.
Thanks for coming by to see this alternate version of Vera's Butterflies tablecloth!
What would you set this cloth with??
Candy @ The Little Round Table