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I had tulips leftover from the Mother’s Day tablescape for my Mom last week, so I thought I’d bring you a look at those arranged in a completely different way in a casual breakfast/brunch setting.
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I found this beautiful peach-colored full-length table linen at LinenTablecloth.com. I felt its soft color to be fresh and invigorating, yet soothing enough for a breakfast ensemble. I have also used it to dress a wedding cake table, flaring it at the bottom for a totally different look. (Click HERE to see that look.)
I was bowled over by this 222 Fifth “Indochine” floral dinnerware from TJ Maxx. It looks great for a Spring or Summer table thanks to the capricious design in shades of orange, peach, green and blue on a stark white background. The salad-size plate is fully covered, while the dinner-size plate restricts pattern to the rim. The colors on the table are toned down by the use of a plain white hemstitch napkin.
I like to use a bread plate whenever possible, even at breakfast. If you’re like me and don’t like bread made soggy by runaway sauces or gravy, opt for something like this plain white appetizer plate from Crate & Barrel. Notice that I used a square appetizer plate to complement the shape of the other dishes on the table.
I love the squared off look of these coffee mugs! So cool!!! Plain clear glass stemware for a healthy serving of juice or water is added to the setting. If you have squared glasses (I’ve seen them around but haven’t bought any yet), go for it!!! That would be even cooler!
A plain white pot from Home Goods serves up steaming hot coffee or tea in style.
Plump white bird salt & pepper shakers from Pier 1 work well with the other white elements on the table.
When in need and flat broke, improvise!!! I didn’t have a jelly server for the orange marmalade that looked good, so I fashioned one out of a white ramekin from Pier 1.
This is what I was trying to get those crazy tulips to do last week for my Mother’s Day table!!!! They look just like the ones on the salad plate! I just love when tulips open wide and flail themselves outward with total abandon, but nothing I did would coax them into it last week!!! Oh, well…better late than never!
Breakfast – at my house anyway 🙂 – is not complete without a Bellini bar!
Other posts on this site using shades of orange or peach:
“Oranges & Blossoms” (1st post on page)
“Orange You Glad You Came to Dinner” (scroll to 6th post on page)
“Tulips in the iHop Hour“
“Flirty Peach Skirt“
I’m linking up with Cuisine Kathleen again on Wednesday this week for “Let’s Dish!” starting at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. Stop on by and see what’s going on!