The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Breakfast On Crooked Creek!

One of my favorite tablescape color combinations is black and white ~ classic!




On Crooked Creek will be joining our gracious hostess, Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please stop by for a visit and view what the ladies have prepared for you to inspire your own home decor.




Today I'm using my Coventry Fine Porcelain dinnerware accented by black and white botanical toile runner and place mats for our Breakfast On Crooked Creek!





I chose to use plain white, linen napkins folded and tied with a 2 inch wide black on black checked satin ribbons with a short fat bow.




Stacking the all white dinnerware high begins with a fluted dinner plate, leaf embossed salad / dessert plate, Mary Carol Christmas plate, a second leaf embossed saucer, finishing off with a fluted bowl.



Several years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase these Mary Carol Christmas dessert plates. I adore the black and white wreath and the delicate black vine edging. Just that touch of elegance needed to break the monotony in this setting!


Clear bubble glass stemware, at the head of the place setting, will serve as our water goblet. White bud vases hold a beaded cream napkin ring tucked inside and two cream hued faux columbines.



In keeping with the introduction of cream hued accessories, a pair of whimisical rabbits join us this morning for Breakfast On Crooked Creek.  Replicas for their real counterparts that often entertain "Mr.Ed", Maurice and I as we observe their antics through the patio doors. 





Hefty, clan iron 'pair of hares' found during a recent vacation at Heartland Antique Mall in Lebanon, Missouri continues our cream hued theme.



The wrought iron tray houses a trio of Party~Lite elevated glass votive candle holders. Cream hued beaded garland lines the tray to lighten and reflect light.



Tied to sheer white organza ribbons, crystal prisms hang from the overhead chandelier . Cream hued beaded napkin rings encircle each candlestick and are topped with ivory silk shades. 




A one~of~a~kind find from Iron Star Antiques and Home Decor in Fort Scott, Kansas is this oval,  crown tray. It's burnished bronze finish mimics the Traditional chandelier. Wrought iron qualities give it a stately presence in this table setting.



Breakfast On Crooked Creek!

MENU
French Toast
Crisply Fried Bacon
Orange Segments
Orange Juice
Coffee





While "Mr. Ed" prefers Maple Praline 100% Natural Syrup on his French Toast, I prefer some type of fruit preserves. This morning On Crooked Creek, I chose Harry and David's Seedless Blackberry Preserves.





Our orange juice and freshly brewed100% Columbian Eight O'clock Coffee have been poured. All is ready for us to enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning Breakfast On Crooked Creek.




On Crooked Creek there's only one thing left to do. At every meal, we give thanks. . .

Morning Prayer
God of light,
Spirit of compassion,

You open up
the morning skies
again before us.
You breathe in us
the breath of life.

Be our guide
in this new day.
Be present with
and in us.

Heal us.
Lift us.
Stir us.
Gift us.

Let us be a blessing
and a reflection of You.

Amen.

Deborah Cooper



Until next time. . .
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