Let’s have a farmhouse breakfast! Hearty, fresh from the garden and local markets with lots of strong hot coffee and a few sweet treats. Here at StoneGable, we love a long, lazy, talk-for-hours Saturday morning breakfast with the family! Today I’m celebrating the charm and throwback style of a farmhouse breakfast complete with a farmhouse tablescape! Come on in, we’ve been waiting for you!
Today is IT’S ALL SET TABLESCAPES.
Make sure to check out the tablescapes of my wonderful and talented blogging friends at the bottom of this post!
Let’s have a farmhouse breakfast!
Breakfast will be served up on a mix and match collection of blue and white dishes. Choosing dishes that have different patterns and styles that work together is a signature look of mine! I love to set a table with dishes and bowls that are interesting and unique!
We will be eating in our little breakfast nook just off the kitchen. I think my favorite tables are my simplest like this one!
I ironed an old (decades old) square cotton tablecloth for this breakfast table. I’ve meant to get rid of it for years, but just can’t seem to part with it. Something in the color and design makes my heart sing!
I think it is perfect for a farmhouse breakfast!
Each place is set with blue and white dishes.
It’s easy to pull out the blue and white dishes from the dish closet. All my dishes are arranged by color. I collect white dishes more than any other… followed by blue and white!
The white handled utensil are a summer favorite! I usually keep them in galvanized metal containers on a tiered tray in the center of my kitchen table where they are easy to grab!
For this table, they are tucked into navy and white handkerchiefs. They work well with the farmhouse theme and are so easy to use.
For lots of coffee I chose an ample, round cup with a navy hemstitch design around the rim. Fun and whimsical! However, I did not use their saucers. Instead they sit on traditional blue and white Staffordshire Ironware with an all-American motif.
Isn’t the bottom of this cup and saucer adorable? It’s really fun to see someone across the table sip coffee!
A table would not be properly set if the bubble glasses didn’t appear! I use these more than any other goblets. They are sturdy and heavy and they go with everything!
To finish off each place setting I added a little white milk bottle of garden flowers. I love love love orange with blue and white! These little bursts of color are called Lantana.
The centerpiece is as simple and quaint as the rest of the table. A blue and white checked coffee pot substitutes as a vase. It is also filled with garden flowers. A duo of blue and white plates sit under it.
I arranged a mix of yarrow, lantana, geranium, zinnias and lemon balm. Early most mornings you will find me walking the garden in my jammies, snips in hand and carrying a gathering basket. I cut flowers and pick fruit and veggies and herbs for the day. It really is a wonderful way to wake up and greet the morning!
Zinnias are such a favorite of mine. They are happy flowers! The more vibrant the blooms the better I like them!
My paternal grandmother’s favorite flowers were snapdragons and my maternal grandmother’s favorite flowers were marigolds. I plant lots of both of them every year to remember those great ladies.
A little lidded sugar bowl holds homemade strawberry jam. I make it almost every year. So so easy! Even for a beginner. If you would like to make jam this summer you can see how I make it HERE.
It sits on another Staffordshire Ironstone dish.
These are our everyday salt and pepper shakers. My daugher Jacqueline and her hubby Jonathan got them for us when they first got married. They look like they belong in a farmhouse kitchen… like mine!
Strawberries are in season right now so a berry bowl of them grace the table. YUM! There’s nothing quite like just picked strawberries.
Are you hungry yet? Here’s what’s…
ON THE MENU
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (our family favorite)
COUNTRY SAUSAGE LINKS AND APPLEWOOD BACON
I’m joining with 4 other bloggers to bring you this monthly tablescape series.
I invite you to enjoy the wonderful posts below celebrating early summer at the table…