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Monday, January 27, 2014

a light breakfast or lunch





A light breakfast…..or, maybe a light lunch.

On one of 2 sunny days last week I thought I'd get creative.  I found this tray at Target on Thursday and dug out some vintage linens and dishes.
Racking my brain for ideas to post about I remembered the raspberries in the fridge to put in the vintage green bowl.  Then I remembered the vintage chicken egg cup so got an egg out of the fridge too.  (make sure you cook it first…this was a prop!)   




I found the tea towel at a thrift store last year.  It has an appliquéd maid in a yellow uniform and white apron holding a tray with an envelope on it.  Must be a gentleman caller at the door.  :)




All the dishes came from my mother-in-law's house.  I use the mugs often (there are 3 of them).  I am not much of a coffee drinker and have to admit I added some coffee flavouring to this mug after the photo shoot and drank it up.  :)  I couldn't let it go to waste.


Do you prefer coffee or tea?

A fresh tulip.

The tablecloth and napkin were in our house when I was growing up.  I remember the tablecloth being used for lunch at the kitchen table or the odd picnic.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will visit Sandi for

Have a great day!

Blessings,

Pamela


41 comments:

  1. so pretty - i love all the pops of color. what a great way to dress of your table setting. ( :
    i see "McAdam Railway Station" above - going to check that out now. have a happy week.

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  2. Love your table linens Pamela! This table setting is so fresh & crisp and the colours all together, feel like Spring!
    The raspberries are a great "pop" of red. I love coffee, but always look forward to having a good cup of tea when my Mother makes it for me ;0) Her tea is the best!

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  3. Pamela
    I've always like Jadeite-the green is so pretty!
    That is an adorable t-towel. I've never seen that pattern before.
    You can tell it's old. The sweetest thing though is having your Mother's tablecloth still!

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  4. Pam, and I thought the egg was cooked! So you staged the whole thing? I love the tray...that's my favorite!!!...:)JP

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  5. I love your photos, Pamela. They look like they belong in a magazine. I was trying to figure out what was on the tea towel. Once you explained it I could see it perfectly. How sweet!
    Those raspberries look mighty tasty and if I had my choice I'd choose coffee.

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  6. I have always liked those green dishes. The colors of your tea setting look so pretty.

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  7. I like the colour of the green dishes and your linens are wonderful. I always drink coffee in the morning but I like my tea the rest of the day. Hubby always has his raspberries in the fridge. He has a bowl of berries every night. I have to admit I enjoy them too but not every night! I tend to get tired of things if I have them too often. Cheese, though, never. Thank you for coming to tea, Pamela, and enjoy the coming week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. That looks so yummy and HEALTHY!

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  9. Love those green vintage dishes and that vase, too. For me it's coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon or evening...

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  10. Very enticing . . . Love the thought of fresh raspberries! I really like the green tableware, I can't remember the brand name.

    I prefer coffee, although not like I used to love it. A latte, skinny, sugar free hazel nut, nowhip, extra hot, grande at Starbucks is my temptation every few weeks. (Yes, every few weeks. )

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  11. Love all the jadite! Some of my favorite vintage things. I admit to preferring coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. When we lived in Maine we had several raspberry bushes. I miss them. Somehow picking your own just tastes better. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  12. A completely charming tray! I love coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon. I will sometimes add another cup of tea in the evening and usually it is chamomile.

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  13. Well I can't tell you how I close I had my head to the screen to see that maid on the towel lol - I saw yellow but not a female form - took a while ( but then again look at my mirror fiasco !!!
    I love those dishes - we had them growing up - what memories!
    I'm a tea drinker myself :)
    XOXO

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  14. Such a lovely collection of pretties Pamela. Martha would love your jade dishes...she's a big fan.

    Jen

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  15. A beautiful brunch - love your pretty green dishes and glasses, and how nice to still have the tablecloth and continue to use it to make life sweeter! Those raspberries look so delicious on this gray winter day! xo Karen

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  16. That was delightful! A real treat for the eyes...
    Love the Jadeite....and the green "Depression" style vase...
    Lovely,Pam
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  17. Simple and nourishing Pam. I hope Murray didn't come along and think you'd prepared breakie for him - imagine cracking that raw egg! ;-)

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  18. Love the green fishes. I'll coffee, the stronger the better. Pick think your idea rocks. Perhaps I'll try it myself one day.

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  19. I love the green tableware. I do not like coffee. It's tea for me all the way, all day!

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  20. So pretty Pam! Love those green dishes. I love my coffee and have to have it first thing in the morning.

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  21. Such a pretty pale green in the Jadeite cup and bowl. Both the red of the raspberries and the brown of the coffee, complement it nicely, as do the linens. I drank only tea for 43 years, and then one day, out of the blue, (and in the middle of midlife!), I wanted coffee, strong coffee, to boot, perhaps to make up for all those years of being without it! I still will have a cup of tea in the afternoon or a cup of soothing camomile in the evening.

    Poppy

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  22. Looks pretty and the raspberries look so good...Christine

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  23. Pamela, I have to admit that when I was a bride-to-be, an elderly neighbor gave me an egg cup as a wedding shower present. I was trying so hard to speak up and announce the gifts as I opened them, but when I got to the egg cup, i drew a complete blank, I didn't know what it was. And oddly enough, the giver of the gift wouldn't help me out either, so there was this awkward silence until I finally held the cup up and thanked her for 'this'. Still makes me blush....

    I love the pale green dishes and all the memories they evoke for you along with the table linens. I am not a coffee drinker at all. I did buy some tea last week but was thoroughly disenchanted with it, I guess I'll have to try a few other flavors. Those raspberries look delicious and so does that tulip!

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  24. I love vintage China, Jadeite included, and I love that you actually use your pieces, that is what they are meant for isn't it! Hope that you have a good day. xx

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  25. I'm sipping my cup of coffee as I read this, Pam, which is my preference first thing in the morning. It's quite something that you have a tablecloth that was in your home as you grew up and that childhood stains haven't made it unusable. You must have been of family of neat eaters! The tea towel is fun; I've never seen one even similar.

    Enjoy your day.

    -Karen



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  26. Ahhh, it looks so relaxing, Pamela. I would have that for either meal. I drink coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.

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  27. So pretty! The red looks so good in the green Jadeite. Very creative photo shoot!

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  28. Hello Pamela,
    Your new tea tray is marvelous! What a great find. It looks perfect with your glass dishes. I adore this color they are! All the items you pulled together look amazing. It is always tea for me, never coffee. I love the smell of coffee, just never acquired the taste. The little maid on that linen is so sweet!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  29. Hi Pamela. I really like that green bowl and cup...very retro. I do prefer coffee over tea. However, I'll drink tea when I'm sick.

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  30. Your tea setting is lovely, Pamela. I adore the jadeite. I like your tea tray too. I like both coffee and tea. Today I'm drinking Dunkin' donuts Jelly donut coffee. It's good. Have a lovely week!

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  31. The new tray is the prefect way to have tea or coffee. The jadeite is lovely with the tablecloth and napkin. I enjoy your way of using the egg prop. Glad you are using the water for a cup of coffee and I had a chuckle when i read this. Best Wishes!

    Pam

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  32. Tulips and raspberries in January. That IS a treat. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning, then switch to Earl Grey tea. It's the best of both worlds.

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  33. Tour green Jadeite dishes are very pretty, Pamela! I like both coffee and tea, but I drink more coffee. I usually start the day with two cups of coffee. I like herbal tea after dinner in the evenings.

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  34. My grandma had those dishes when I was wee. Love them! Raspberries and tulips are sure to brighten up any winter day!

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  35. What a lovely photo shoot! Adore those green dishes and the tray! And the red raspberries really give a nice color pop to the scene. I am a hard-core coffee fan, but drink a lot of hot tea during winter days too.

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  36. Love your vignette, Pamela! The tray with all the vintage goodies...perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  37. Such a fabulous shade of green Pamela -- and the vintage tea towel is precious. :)

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  38. A nice inviting composition of still life. I personally would add Greek yogurt to the berries and a bit of froth on coffee to make into a latte'. Thanks for the early reminder of what I eat for breakfast!
    Have a bright day!

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  39. Oh Pam, You never sees to amaze me. If it isn't photos, beauti, then it is an egg and cup. I was lol, when I put togethe the words cook your egg first then saw the yellow on the apron. Remember some of us are using wee little screens these days and new glasses, I thought is was yolk on the apron. Chuckle,
    Then if you can imagine coming up with another of my favourites, Fire King, mom always used it, and I've been stopping off at antique shops hunting for it since we left home. I have the same bowl, happy happy happy
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  40. Very pretty vintage jadeite! Love your beautiful tea setting with the lovely table linens:) Red raspberries in a vintage green bowl looks so very appetizing...beautiful presentation! Everything looks so cheerful and inviting! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, Poppy

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  41. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are Beautiful as always. I hope you are keeping warm and you and yours have a wonderful week.
    God Bless.
    xxoo
    Diane

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