Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunday Brunch for two in the Garden...

Hello everyone, 
Today I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for "Summer Deck Party 2". I'm trying to participate in all the Blog Parties parties and this is one of my all time favorite linky parties because I simply love, love, love beautiful dishes, tablescapes and summer dining

This past weekend here in the Pacific Northwest was just lovely, sunshine everywhere and the perfect weather out on the east veranda (doesn't that sound fun...the "east veranda") which gets beautiful morning light therefore I just couldn't wait to have a Champagne brunch out there. 
OK its really just the deck on the east side of the house but "east veranda" just sounds inviting to me so that's what I'm calling it for now and I'm sticking to it!

The first thing we need is Champagne served in "Rambler Rose" crystal champagne glasses and of course, Roses on the table! 
June is the Portland Rose Festival here in the "City of Roses" and we simply can't have a brunch with them...gasp, what would the Royal Rosarian's think if we didn't !!

And fresh squeezed Orange juice...

and the perfect spring colors for our table setting... 

linen napkins with delicate embroidered baskets from my bonus mom, Sue with my grandmothers silverware...

my favorite lead crystal salt dips and sterling spoons...and yes they have that "old patina" on them because I like it and I really don't like to polish silver!

and pink Heisey depression glass plates to compliment the spring colors of aqua, creams and pink...

and on the menu, "Terry's Easy Quiche" just about ready to pop out of the oven...

I hope you enjoyed our little brunch for two in the garden, I know we did!

The details...
plates; "Aqua Coronado" by Franciscan 1940-1950
Liner plates; Pink "Heisey", pattern unknown
Sterling Silver; "South Seas" in Community 1955
Stemware; "Rambler Rose" by Fostoria 1940-1955
Salt Cellars; Lead Crystal 1930-1940
Sterling salt spoons; found treasure in Houston, TX years ago...

Thank you again, Kim for hosting one of my favorite parties!


  1. Oh my, that is simply stunning! I love it all, what a exquisite table you have created!
    The plates, the roses, just gorgeous!

  2. The gold rimmed goblet is a lovely and unexpected touch with the Franciscan, and the opposing fluting Aqua Coronado and the Pink Heisey creates an intriguing and beautiful design. Well conceived and executed tablescape. Welcome back to Tablescape Thursday. It's nice to meet you. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  3. Lovely setting.

    Thank you for sharing

    Lots of love,

    Karin Şen Cankan

  4. Perfect in every way !! Love all the swirls that are running through the plates, flatware.. the blue is so summery ! Love the tablecloth ! perfect !! Jules

  5. WHAT a beautiful table! I have NEVER seen those plates before..I LOVE them. When you get tired of those stinking old plates I'll will try to find someone that might lower themselves to put them in their hutch!;>)

    The whole setting is GORGEOUS! Love it..and really like the close up of the starburst depression glass piece. Great photography! xo Diana

  6. Your "east veranda" (love that!) is gorgeous and so inviting! The champagne and orange juice are making me very thirsty - such beautiful stemware! Love the aqua colour of those dishes and how well they go with the tablecloth. Might have to try that quiche and have a "brunch" of my own!


  7. Hi terry, just gorgeous! You certianly have a talent for display!
    Laura x

  8. Your table is absolutely beautiful! The muted colors all together are lovely! I am thrilled to be your newest follower!! See you again soon!

  9. Terry, this is so lovely, I'm thinking how awesome it would be to have Sunday Brunch in the northwest Pacific,how's the weather,perfect I bet!

  10. That's a transporting post. Thanks for sharing. You take gorgeous photos, as well as setting a pretty table.

    I found you at Between Naps on the Porch.

  11. How elegant...beautiful shade of aqua.

  12. Oh my gosh!!! Your table is so gorgeous! I love the combination of the aqua and pink. I inherited a tea set of the Franscican Aqua Coronado from my grandmother. So glad you posted it as I didnt' know the name of it!


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