Saturday, November 27, 2010

Breakfast At Our House

I can't believe that this time next month Christmas will be over....... I have been away for 3 days this week. I had to go to Perth (our capital city) for a specialist appointment as I have had a bleed in my eye (8 times actually!) so I was getting a bit concerned but thankfully after lots of tests everything has turned out OK so now I can concentrate on Christmas!  I managed to do a bit of shopping in Perth then travelled on to our beachhouse and spent a night there organising security screens and pool cleaners so I hope things are going to be ready for Christmas.
I purchased a new Christmas tree and lots of gorgeous decoration in silver. I have that already decorated and windows cleaned and all linen washed - I also found a couple of prints for the spare bedrooms which I will show you soon.

Last Sunday we had just the perfect weather so I prepared a lovely Sunday morning breakfast table outside. I decided to place the table straight on the lawn instead of using the pergola. The outdoor setting is one I picked up off the road near our unit in Perth one day (actually SNo 1 helped me and he was sooo embarrassed!) but I love the curly legs it has. It is getting a bit wonky but that makes me like it even more!!
I have used a raggy quilt I made a while ago as the cloth and just added lots of pretty bits and pieces - most of these you have seen before but they still make a pretty table. 

Pull up a chair and I'll get you some fresh fruit and a cup of tea!!

Have a lovely week and I hope all your Christmas plans are coming along nicely. I'm making lists each day and have all the tizzy things sorted now I just need to concentrate on the food (that makes me nervous!).


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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your table is gorgeous! Love the quilt piece you used for a tablecloth.

Glad you got good health news!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
I'm glad there is nothing seriously wrong with your eye!
Your table is just gorgeous! I love the colour combination of pink, green, and white! It's one of my favourites and your white flowers in the pink pitcher are so pretty making the whole table so inviting. Love the use of the quilt too! A very cozy table! Seems funny that you are able to enjoy a lovely outdoor breakfast with Christmas on the way. We are starting to get the white stuff here where I live! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.


Betty said...

Everything looks so lovely. Pink is my Granddaughters favorite color and She says to tell you she is coming right over. HA! HA!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love pink and sage green together. Great idea to use the quilt for the tablecloth and I all your dishes and accessories look charming.

Beth said...

Suzy, Very pink, very pretty, truly shabby chic! I love it!!!
Blessings, Beth

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! Love all the pink :-)


Sue McPeak said...

How nice to have an outdoor breakfast, and such a pretty pink table setting. Loved your raggy quilt as the table cover. I've featured a quilt in my post for today, too. I use quilts for table cloths every day on every table. I really enjoyed my first visit to your blog.

Kelsie from Our Country Home and Studio Photography said...

Glad it was good news on the eye...Did you get over to the Freo-markets on your shopping trip...I miss the crepes vendor over there so much and always loved poking around the booths.

Your table is gorgeous and I love the soft pink and white motif, and good find on that table...hehe@embarrased son.

I have not even begun Christmas yet...Maybe this weekend I might get a chance to think about it.

Blessings Kelsie

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Suzy,
you are blessed to live in Autralia with a sunny weather and you can have your breakfast outside. Would love to do so. Your tablescape is so nice for a sunny sunday breakfast. I just love all the details. Have a great time.
Greetings, Johanna

Maggie said...

Hi Suzy,
Joining you for the first time today courtesy of the Lady Katherine.
Your table is wonderful, the quilt is so pretty and sets off your eclectic mix of china beautifully.
What marvellous photographs you took, I could just imagine pulling up a chair and sharing a cuppa with you, in the sunshine.
Maggie in Normandy.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This is absolutely breath taking!!

Debbie @ A Debbie -Dabble Christmas

Miss Char said...

Well Suzy you had me the minute I saw the pink, its my favorite for tables and so refreshing to view with all of us in Christmas mode. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table.

Bookie said...

Such lovely pinks you have! I love that little dash of green bowl with the pink too.

Terri said...

I love your wonky set, I would have picked it up too!
Your table setting in gorgeous. I love all your details, your quilt, the china pieces, and I love all your beautiful tea cups and saucers!
Thank you so much for sharing today with us.

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful tablescape! I just love it!!! Wish I was there where it is warm and spring instead of here where it is cold and winter. Enjoy your beautiful weather.

Light and Voices said...

Quilted piece shows off the beautiful tablescape.
Joyce M

BPOTW said...

That is a gorgeous setting! The colors are perfect!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear Suzy, can I join you for bfast? teehee.. such a pretty set up and I don't mind sitting there forever! love how you mix and match your dishes and glasses just lovely!

bj said...

What a lovely lawn table. I know you enjoyed your meal on these beautiful dishes.
xo bj

HollyC said...

I can't tell you how beautiful this table is! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Donnie said...

I love the photos of your tables. Just lovely. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Linda said...

Oh your table is so pretty in pink! What a lovey place for breakfast...thanks for inviting me!!

a quiet life said...

that is so fresh and beautiful, just charming~

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: You table is so beautiful. I love all the pretty pink. The tea cup is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing. I would have loved to have breakfast with you. Blessings, Martha

My Cozy Corner said...

Beautiful table and your dishes are delicious. I'm visiting from Tablescape Thursday. We are neighbors with our posts. I just realized you are having Summer now. The holidays are so much fun any season of the year.
Betty@ My Cozy Corner

Scribbler said...

Pink and green looks so fresh and pretty -- quite a departure from what we are seeing here in the States this time of year! Hope you eye is going to be fine -- it's always scary when there is a problem like that.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a beautifully romantic tablescape! Love the quilt!


Unknown said...

What a fabulous table setting, Suzy ... so warm & inviting. What time are you serving? We'll be right over, chuckle.

Merry Christmas, visit our giveaways~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Nancy said...

I'm so glad you rescued that table. Love it. Happy Pink Saturday!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

That is just the dreamiest table setting ever! Makes me long for spring here. My weather could actually accommodate something like this today, only I don't have all those gorgeous pieces! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Happy PS!

Donnie said...

Everything is so gorgeous and I'm glad your tests came out well. Have a Happy Pink Saturday.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

So Pretty & Pink! I love it, and I love your quilt. Thanks for playing along with my Friday Pretties this week. Very Fun!

Jan Hennings said...

So soft and beautiful!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

That is so pretty. I love the quilt cloth, and that polka dot flatware is just so cute! How nice to be able to enjoy a meal in this lovely setting. So glad you joined me for Favorite Things. laurie

Alycia Nichols said...

First, glad to hear your eye is doing better. I know how distracting that can be when you're not feeling well. Second...Perth. Isn't that the hometown of the late actor Heath Ledger? Being from the U.S., I'm afraid that's really all I know of Perth. Third, GORGEOUS tablescape!!! I love the pink! It's all so pretty, so feminine, so perky!!! With the lovely weather you're having (compared to our temperatures in the 'teens), it is the perfect setting! It makes me long for summer days! Beautiful!!!

Simple Home said...

I came over from Friday Pretties. Your outdoor table setting is so that quilt!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I am in :~Love~: with the flatware! can you tell me where it came from? The whole table is sooo dreeeaamy:*:*: