Friday, July 25, 2008

Breakfast Outside

I love dining outside whenever the weather permits. Since I have been off from work all this week I have been able to indulge quite a bit with this particular activity. There is just something special about being outside and dining, I know I take my time when I dine outside, rather than being rushed or distracted by the t.v. Perfection for me would be a screened in patio so I would be able to dine bug-free, but alas that is not in the cards for me at this time.
Most of you will have probably noticed that I love using white quite a bit in my tablesettings. White is so versitile, you can use it with anything, my suggestion to people who want to make their tablesettings more interesting is to (start with) buy a set of white dishes, either simple or with an interesting raised edge. Later when you have branched out and purchased patterned dishes, they will always flow together, the mixing and matching will work with most any patterned dishes.

You might notice in the second and third photo, the coffee/tea mug,..... it has a lid! I love these cups, I purchased mine at Pier One, they also have a few other different patterns if you are interested for yourself. The great thing about the lid is that it keeps out the bugs if you are outside, and it keeps in the warmth of the liquid because of the lid. (the first pic shows the lid placed on the white platter).


Debbie said...

Be still O my soul! What a lovely setting! And I love that white mixed in, what a beautiful touch in the great outdoors!

Sweet Designs said...

debbie, thank you, blue and white is one of my favorite combos, the color scheme is so relaxing to me.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I would dine outside except for the fact that leafs fall into my tea and food. Darn gardeners don't trim the trees.

Love the table.

Enjoy your week.


Cynthia S. said...

Gorgeous table setting! you did a beautiful job!! and thanks so much for your comments too!

At Home Redesigns said...

Pretty, pretty tablescapes. I've enjoyed checking out your blog.

Sue said...

Love the blue and white. That is one of my favorite color combinations.

Sweet Designs said...

Thanks ladies, I do appreciate your comments.

jean said...

Beautiful as usual

Mary Ruth said...

Love that lidded cup! And you make me want to be ouside in YOUR backyard so much!!! Incredible setting! LOVE IT! NO wonder you have over 10,000 visits here! I'll be back often!

Inger said...

Oh - I love this!
Some ideas here on what to do with my blue and whites. Thanks. Great blog btw - I am new to it, but am gonna hyperlink you ;)