Thursday, August 13, 2009

Heart and Home Al Fresco Tablescape

This morning I'm joining in on Tablescape Thursday:

The sun isn't up yet! But it's cool and calm out, perfect for a little breakfast out on the back deck. I thought I'd treat myself to a table done up in one of my favorite color combos: blue and white.

I have a lot of that in my home, it's a tried and true combination that works for me every time. Something about it just makes me happy.

I found the heavy linen table cloth at a fun old junk shop years ago. It was stuffed in a box, calling out my name.

There's another one of my fat little birds, come for a visit on the tabletop! I've had the blue and white dishes since the very early 80's. Most of them survived the big earthquake in '89. I just rotate them in and out with my other stuff.

The sun is almost here! Better pour my tea and get something to eat. I've got a lot to do today. A lot!! None of it particularly fun (unless you are the type who loves to vacuum and dust, and then spend all day driving around doing errands. One of which is to get fingerprinted. More on that, later! )

One more look before I go and kick this day into high gear. I'm grateful for the calm and serenity of this morning. Thanks Susan for sponsoring Tablescape Thursday, it was fun!


Riet said...

That is a lovely tablesetting. I love white and blue china. So fresh.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty setting. I have always like blue and white together, and had a kitchen done in cobalt blue and white several years ago.

susan said...

Heidi--I love the early morning before anyone else is up also! I love your blue and white. Those are very lovely chairs--love the shape!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How pretty! I could use a little break in such a lovely place!!

Eileen said...

This is very pretty, and such a serene setting! Very inviting!
All the best,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty setting - love how peaceful this all feels.

aimee said...

simply beautiful :)

Brenda said...

Blue and white is almost a staple for me. I love the classic combo. The blue and white upholstered chair seat particularly caught my attention, as did the table cloth. This is a very tranquil and inviting tablescape I would love to dine in.

Sharlotte said...

I love the blue and white too, and due to my blogging, I've begun a collection too! However, I love your setting! The blues do make me happy and your tablecloth, seat cushions, dishes, and stemware are beautiful. I know you had a great day, who wouldn't with a begining like this!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful spot for a quiet breakfast. Blue & white is a classic but freshly summer combination that you have artfully crafted a tablescape with.

Sonia said...

Very pretty tablescape...I am a sucker for blue and white tables and china! I love Northern California and will be visiting there in a couple weeks. So glad I found your blog..very pretty posts! Miss Bloomers

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty!

I also have a blue and white TT this time!