Monday, April 15, 2013

Good Morning, Sunshine

We had a beautiful morning today……the sun was shining, there was a gentle breeze and there was a slight mist in the distance. I’m so ready for the weather to change – it has been one long hot summer here in Australia.
Time for a breakfast tray. I love all these cute black and white patterns. The hounds tooth fabric on the bottom of the tray was given to me by my Mum recently. It is so cute and had the price tag of 5/-.  That is 5 shillings!!!!  Australia changed to dollars and cents in 1966 (I think!!) so this has been stashed away in the cupboard for a while! I adore the little black and white bird cage bowls – just perfect for cereal or fresh fruit.
I have added a cute yellow egg candle to the white egg cup.
This all spells a beautiful sunny morning to me…..
I have been baby sitting my grandchildren a bit lately and have just returned from the beach house today so I am feeling a little worn out tonight. I have a whole day at home tomorrow by myself…I can’t wait to just potter around.
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Art and Sand said...

Black and white is so classic and then with the bits of yellow for accent - perfect.

Anonymous said...

Your morning tray looks so pretty and welcoming. Gets lots of rest.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

It is so neat to me that we are just starting Spring here and you have just come out of Summer! I love the black white and yellow! I have a collection of black and white that I might have to display soon!

Finding Home said...

Loving the black and white with the yellow. Thanks for linking up at Monday Funday. Take care, Laura

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love black and white dishes, napkins, tablecloths, etc. Your post is so refreshing and cheerful. Great way to have breakfast in the morning.
Have a good rest and enjoy your day.

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Loving this happy looking, black and white check china, it's soo pretty, specially with sparks of yellow..perfect tray setting! Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

That is so eye catching and cute! Love the bright yellow with the black and white. Fabulous tray and the bird cage bowls are so adorable and different. Love it all! Everyone in the US is moaning about late Spring so don't expect a lot of sympathy about your long hot summer!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So sweet, and I agree, your lovely tray certainly makes for a beautiful morning! The black and white with pops of yellow is so charming!
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

Marigene said...

WOW! I ♥♥♥ your gorgeous tray...WOW!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Wow, love the black and white with the pop of yellow -- so cheerful and fresh! Those grandchildren can definitely wear you out, but in a good way!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Ilove, love, love the mix of all the different black and white patterns, and the pop of yellow is perfect. Beautiful tray vignette. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Suzy, I like this colour combo too. I have always liked hounds-tooth and toile. Cute tray too. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Hope you enjoy your quiet time!


Jocelyn said...

What a bright and cheerful vignette. Great eye opener :-)

Jocelyn @

Lori V said...

Your morning tray is so inviting. My favorite black and white.....oooooo I just love the yellow, I will have to try that...I always add red. Thanks for the inspiration.

lori v

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I just love the yellow and B/W combo!

Terri said...

Hello Suzi,
It seems so strange to hear you talk about your long hot summer when we are just entering Spring really.
I am glad you have had a good time with your grands....but they sure can tire you out! lol!
Your tablesetting here is wonderful! I really love those napkins too!

Diane said...

I love everything on that adorable tray! Black, white and yellow are so cheerful together and your tray does look like sunshine. Those birdcage bowls are adorable!!

Lulu said...

How very cheerful is your tray. Hopefully, you can enjoy it in bed as you are reading a good book. Sounds like a bit of rest and relaxation would be welcome after babysitting.

PJH Designs said...

I love everything about your tray. The colors are so pretty and fresh. So glad you joined us this week on Transformed Tuesday. I'm a new follower.

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

I love the black and white tablescape and dishes! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by and hopefully follow me back! Have a great day, Nicole

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Suzi! So you've been babysitting this week, huh? I'll bet you ARE worn out! That can be fun, but it can take every bit of energy you have in your body, too!!!! :-)

Your breakfast tray is beautiful! I have to look up the shillings:dollars ratio, but the tray price sounds like a bargain. It's gorgeous! I love the way you mixed the patterns on the tray. Very pretty! The yellow really pops against the neutral black & white! The bowl is just SO cute with the little bird cage!!!

Stay cool! Or just send some of that warmth to us here in the Midwest, U.S.A. It's VERY cold here (about 35 degrees F), and very rainy. It's SUPPOSED to be Spring with temperatures somewhere in the 60s, but that's not happening!!! :-(

Have a great weekend!

Sarah said...

Suzy, can you air mail this overnight so I can wake up to this breakfast tray tomorrow morning? This CC girl is swooning over this lovely black and white trayscape. Those dishes are darling! Big smiles here! ~ Sarah

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I have a big thing for black and white, and the bright yellow is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

Your tray is fabulous! Love the POP of yellow

Crystal Grandeur said...

This is such a cute the color combo.A cheerful scape....:):)

Crystal Grandeur said...

Such a cute the color combo.very bright and cheerful...happy week end to you...:):)

Dawn said...

The black and white is stunning with the pop of yellow. Perfect tablescape. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So pretty and happy! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party tomorrow at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Tablescaper said...

Love this! So crisp.

Great to have you be a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

- The Tablescaper

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Terrific looking breakfast tray!!

Unknown said...

Love those dishes Suzy!! Thank you so much for joining Pretty Things this week, hope to see you again tonight for another great party!

xo, Tanya

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh boy do these dishes ever say 'welcome sunshine'! I love the b & W with the pop of yellow. The birdcage bowl is just darling and I have love for houndstooth. Thanks so much for sharing this with Share Your Cup.

Unknown said...

Lovely blanck and white tablescape, with yellow is more cute! Hugs

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Suzy, just popping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup. Party will start early today. Sometime before noon.

Kathy said...

Oh, my! LOVE these dishes - what a brilliant way to welcome the day - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden thursday,

Jonell w Harrison said...

ooooooooo I am liking fresh it just says "GOOD MORNING" well, in my part of the world [south Alabama,USA] it might say "Good Morning, Y'all!
I am a new reader...followed from Jann Olson's blog where you were featured. I am always drawn to titles with the words farm/house mmm wonder why~~

Like Gramma's House blog