Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer Morn' Tablescape

The dishes are called Summer Morn’ by Taylorstone I paid $5 at a Flea market for the whole set that serves 6. I bought them because I thought the Rooster Theme would be a nice tablescape. My style is not usually Roosters but the dishes did catch my eye so I had to have them. I used the dishes and no other rooster accessories since I didn’t have any. I like that they are green & white because I can use them in the summer and then later to play up a fall theme. This tablescape I tried to play up the Summer Morn’ Theme by using lots of flowers and doing an early morning breakfast. I am serving Spiced Applesauce Bread using Zucchini Apple Sauce w/Green Grapes and Sunny Orange Delight for the drink.

I am using my green depression glasses. The candle centerpiece I got yesterday at a thrift store to use for this tablescape I paid $4 for it and $2 for the candles at the Dollar Tree. The wood rounds I got at a pioneer fieldtrip my family went to a couple years ago. We used a large 2 person saw, one round my son Brandon and I cut and the other my daughter Nastasja & son Shawn cut. The bottle is a recycled Starbucks coffee drink that I spray painted the lid a hammered metal color and then added green food coloring, water and oil. I like how it catches the sun. The cloth napkins I got about a month or so ago for $1 for 8. The flowers I got for free and the vases also. My husband and I had the same idea yesterday to pick some flowers along the road He was coming home from work and the kids and I from the library and shopping. I couldn't decide which looked best the flowers in the middle or at the ends of the table.


  1. HI Jennie,

    This is a perfect outdoor tablescape!!! I think you got some great deals on your finds. I can see any family having a great time at your picnic table with your special touch.

    Katherine S.

  2. Great ideas!! I love the beauty , the color and the simplicity. AND I presume you don't have a yard of mosquitoes like we do!! I am looking foward to their death......come fall ;-)Those plates are darling!

    (I posted my tablescape on my spindle cottage blog--but I do have other blogs...that blog is going to be mostly for house type pics)

  3. Dish love. What a lovely setting for your wonderful family. My son brought me a yellow bouquet too that I used in my TTH post. :0)

  4. This looks fantastic! I vote for the flowers at either end of the table, mostly from practical reasons -- easier to feed the family and see one another that way!

    Adorable china -- and WOW girl, you have gotten some amazing bargains in your thrifting! Very impressive.

  5. This is really lovely, so tastefully done.

  6. Pretty tablescape! I really like those rooster plates!


  7. For $5 I would have jumped in and purchased these cute little place settings too. Very cute.

  8. Hi Jenny,
    Came by way of the Rooster party. I really love the outdoor tablescape you set up. The rooster plates are great! Those beautiful yellow wildflowers are just perfect!! Hugs!!

  9. Beautiful rooster tablescape! I'm visiting from Barb's rooster party.


  10. Beautiful table and love the dishes. Your photos are so relaxing and I can only imagine how wonderful a meal would be at this table. Have a great weekend.

  11. What a lovely table! The dishes are fun and such a great deal. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at my rooster party.

  12. Love the dishes. Thanks for sharing.

    Irma :)

  13. What a refreshing outdoor table. It looks so peaceful; love the dishes and green glass. I signed up as a follower and I look forward to visiting again. :)

    I am having a rooster giveaway at
    Hope you can stop by~Hugs, Cindy
    Blessings on your day!

  14. Hi Jennie! What a lovely summer table!! I'm a first time visitor to your blog. Love it!! We homeschool, too. We took the last 2 months off and are really feeling excited to get started on the new year. Best wishes on yours!

  15. I love the shade in your yard! it makes it nice to eat outside.

    I was out in the garden this morning before breakfast, spraying for squash bugs and whiteflies, and it was already 100º out! We don't have any shade in our garden in the morning, which has made it impossible to eat breakfast in the summer. What a lovely table you set!

  16. What an incredible outdoor tablescape, so fitting for the end of summer! I adore those sweet rooster plates, too!

    Big Rooster Hugs & Pecks,
    Angelic Accents

  17. What a pretty table and rooster plates! :)

  18. Hi Jenny,

    Came by way of the Rooster party. What a great outdoor tablescape you created! The rooster plates are great. I would have purchased the also. Your choice of yellow wildflowers is perfect for the setting!

    ~ Tracy

  19. Hi Jenny,

    I am visiting from Barb's rooster party. Your setting is so pretty. It is too hot to eat outside here in AZ right now but come winter...

    Enjoy your parties.


  20. Fun post.

    The table is lovely and sounds like you got some great deals. -- nothing better is there?

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  21. Beautiful tablescape. I want to go to your house to eat!

  22. Your 'scape goes beautifully with the green of your yard. Your rooster dishes are perfect. The vases of flowers are the perfect accent colour.



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