Jun 6, 2012

Breakfast with Peonies...

I am admittedly
not a morning person...
(my Mr. will agree with this wholeheartedly)


my only morning regret...

the dining room is only bathed in sunlight
first thing in the morning...


well,  my Mr.  has been on a different work schedule
this week..

we are keeping strange (for us) hours...

I knew it was my chance
 to buld a tablescape
bathed in the wonderus morning light...


for me it all starts with the flowers...

when it's Peony season,
a whole bucket full
just feels right!



both the plate and charger
are of newer make...

the plates are by Martha Stewart,
the chargers are from Marshall's...

I thought they added the chic
to my farmy enamelware bucket..
for a little farm chic...


the teawares are vintage...


the cups and creamer
are a mix of Royal Albert patterns...



the silver is also a mix...


a little glass bird
keeps watch...


My Peonies are joined by...
sprigs of Lady's Mantle
and
Pink-A-Boo flowers...


I brought out my ruffled tablecloth...

O.K.  who am I kidding?
I LOVE this thing and can't put it away!


because there are never enough ruffles..

I added a battenburg lace topper
for extra detail...



and now
 a secret to share...


I just learned this little trick...

by placing a vase of water inside
your bigger vase (or bucket :-) )
your create a make-shift frog,
which makes
for easier arranging...

Today I am joining...
and

 
Thanks for joining me for breakfast...
and not laughing
 at my morning hair!

35 comments:

Carmen said...

I love your bucket of peonies! It's all beautiful-- thanks for sharing!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful place to start your day, Bella! :) My peonies are almost done for the season (boo hoo!), so I'm truly enjoying seeing yours in that great vintage pot. :)

xoxo laurie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Bella: What a beautiful place to have breakfast, or any meal. That tablecloth is my very favorite. Thank you for sharing the early part of your day..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is all so pretty that I'm breathless! The light is amazing. The flowers are amazing. Your dining room is amazing. My favorite is picture number three of the bucket. Ghaaaah! SO so pretty. I'm thinking you should be getting your you-know-what in here in the morning more often! LOL! xx

jeanetteann said...

Bella it's all lovely,love the bucket too.:) xx

marijke said...

Good morning Bella. It's more then 40 years ago I learned english at school, so I hope you excuse me for the bad english. What a fantastic blog you have. A treasure to the eyes. Must be great to start the day with this beautiful things around you.
Greatings Marijke from Holland

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So beautiful! I love your tablesetting...love the tablecloth, the flowers are gorgeous! I am not a morning person either--but I love breakfast food so I usually have it for dinner. Thanks for sharing your vase technique--genius!

Rainbow Gatherer said...

this is great! I'm following you :) I'll be happy if you check out my blog and maybe follow too :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Oh my goodness, how I love your peonies and ruffles! It must be the week for peonies as every room in my home has a vase of peonies :-)

Carolyn said...

I would have no trouble at all rising early to catch that lovely site-you set such a pretty table! Love the bouquet too.

Carolyn

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Bella! beautiful post. your peonies are so pretty in the bucket .( thank you for the tip by the way). I also love the pretty fork.(The one on the bottom.
~Clara

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Sooo dremy Bella~
Your room, the chairs, the sunlight, your amazing ruffly tablecloth, and those peonies are right ot of a magazine! LOvin it, and enjoy your precious time with the peonies, I'm trying to hang on to mine until every petal falls...

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Good Morning, Bella!
Thank you for the lovely breakfast... So divine!
XO ~Wendy

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness, Bella! Your images are absolutely gorgeous!
Your photography skills are amazing.
LOVE the ruffled table cover, and all of the lovely dishes you have used for your perfect morning setting.
I hate to leave.
xxoo

Liz - Imageremix said...

Not only do I love all your beautiful images of the peonies and your lovely morning tablescape, but the hint about the vase inside a vase is great and has been noted for future reference. Yes, you must get up early and enjoy the light of morning sometimes to get the best view and inspiration, right? Found you at No Minimalist Here. Come by and see me at Quirky Vistas. I also have a post about the inspiration of morning if you are interested in what you miss when you sleep in. :) I'm a morning person. http://imageremix.blogspot.com/2012/05/match-light-of-morning.html

Tess said...

I adore peonies and these are gorgeous!!! The whole table is beautiful and you are so right...there are never enough ruffles (and never enough pink)!!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi,

Your morning table is one of the best table I seen in this week memes. I am drooling with your ruffled tablecloth and really so gorgeous.

Hope Mr. is enjoying your company and of course the sunlight.

Greetings from STockHolm,
/CC

Lavender Cottage said...

Breakfast at your table with all those peonies, lace and china would be delightful Bella.
I've used a vase inside things that aren't waterproof too, it allows for the use of so many things around the house.
Judith

Bonnie said...

A lovely slice of heaven! I can't imagine having a bucke ful of peonies! we can't grow them in the south because it is too warm! Your photos are just beautiful! lovely post.

Janae said...

Everything about this post is stunning!

Linda @ Two Succulent Sisters said...

Just beautiful... a pleasure to look at. Thanks.Linda

GardenGirl said...

never enough ruffles...now that is true!
blessings,
deb<3

Rowan said...

What a pretty table setting - I really love the Royal Albert cups and creamer.

lulumusing said...

My peonies are still tight buds waiting to pop open...I can't wait. Yours are perfect with your beautiful dishes.

Kom Achterom said...

Hai Bella,
What a romantic table! ooh love it! Your silver is beautiful and the peonies oooh so nice!!
happy weekend
Yolanda

Melissa from the Blue House said...

This is my first visit to your blog and its just so... PRETTY!!! LOVE IT! Wow.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Bella. I just wrote about all the different looks that I think are me, but when I come here I just know that pretty romantic pink and white are really what makes my heart go pitter patter. Your peonies are gorgeous and so is that tablecloth, and the Martha plates give just the perfect amount of extra color to your table! I have a collection of small jars and vases that I can use to put inside a large vase or bucket or even a fine piece of china to transform it into a flower holder. I use them inside my McCoy flowerpots too when I want a vase instead of a flowerpot. Thanks for the gorgeous photos. Linda

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear Bella,

Your blog is so beautiful!
It's like a dream..
I will follow your blog.
Please take a look into my world.

Love from Marijke
www.marijkevanooijen.blogspot.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bella, Your table looks absolutely gorgeous - love the ruffles, the battenburg lace and most especially the bucket of Peonies - perfect! I am a morning person married to a night person - so I'm stretched! But, we do it because we love it, yes!
I hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella, I love your farmhouse chic dining room table! It is just beautiful with the bucket of pink peonies and pretty china. Love it!

Beth said...

Hi Bella, What a beautiful tablescape! I love the cups and saucers and the ruffled tablecloth. The peonies are gorgeous too.

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Hard to resist pink peonies. Such beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I will make some cookies and be right over! :)

Haworth said...

What a beautiful table, Bella. I hope you've been enjoying your mornings in the sun there!

Papercraft Boutique said...

BEAUTIFUL table, Bella!!! Would you mind sharing where you found that gorgeous ruffled tablecloth? Is it square or round? LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.