The oppressive heat finally broke yesterday, and it made me think how nice it would be to enjoy breakfast in the garden this weekend. Sometimes it’s fun to make a trial run before you entertain…kind of like putting together an outfit for an evening out, trading one accessory for another, until you decide what looks best.
In this case, I mixed old with new. My mother’s Gold Florentine china (gold dragons flank the rim), Maria Daage chargers in pink, vintage pink glasses and pitcher from my pal, Eddie Ross, these new dragon-motif napkins from Number Four Eleven in Savannah (they originally appeared in Southern Living in 2010) and my new, wipeable linen Parentesi placemats from La Gallina Matta.
I’m thinking coffee, fresh squeezed OJ, home made biscuits and scrambled eggs with herbs. With a little Chet Baker playing in the background. Now, that’s a good start to the weekend!
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone says
Fabulous, Elizabeth!!! Your terrace looks like such a warm and beautiful outdoor room. And of course you entertain in style! Love the dragon napkins! Xo
ABsolutely gorgeous!! Love the flowers and the setting! Have a great weekend!
The enchanted home says
Wow is that ever GORGEOUS! Love the mix of colors, and elements, you have indeed created the perfect meal for two in a beautiful garden setting….enjoy your weekend!
I Dream Of says
Your breakfast sounds – and looks – just lovely, Elizabeth! Once again, I love your version of playing dress up! Nice to see that we are both in an alfresco mood – our heat wave broke yesterday, too. You mentioned in your comment that your garden project stretches on, too. I have come to accept the fact that ours really won't be done until next summer. So decided to start inviting close friends over even though it's still a bit of a mess. Life is too short not to enjoy every bit of summer! From what I can see, yours looks lovely – love the pink mandevilla and how it coordinates with your pretty party breakfast table!
Have a lovely weekend Elizabeth, full of summer fun! XOXO
What fun Elizabeth and I'm so glad to hear you are getting outside to enjoy the weather. I just noticed that Jeanne mentioned the Seattle heat. It has been in the 90's and we just aren't accustomed to that so it was miserable.
Your flowers are so pretty and of course I love your table for two ~gorgeous colors!
As you know, we are knee deep in construction so I don't get to enjoy entertaining this summer. It's been very difficult not having my "things" and I miss gardening. I do hope all this will be worth it at some point .. and I will not ever do this again.
Have a wonderful weekend! xxL
laura Madalene says
What a delightful garden! I love how very creative Becky's projects are. So fanciful! There's really a lot of inspiration in these gorgeous pictures. Brenda, such a fun site to find!
cindy hattersley design says
Positively gorgeous Elizabeth! I hope you don't mind I featured your garden on my Friday Fun Stuff post today.
I am visiting from Cindy's blog. I am so happy to have found you. What a lovely terrace.
Mrs. Shockley says
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
What a gorgeous tablescape, Elizabeth!! I hope you were able to enjoy your breakfast al fresco as planned this morning. I keep meaning to take my coffee outside in the morning and keep getting distracted by the computer…maybe tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xoxo
Linda P says
Hello Elizabeth, what a breath taking garden and your pink tablescape is fabulous. Love the mix of old with new. I must visit more posts to see more of your lovely property. Coming over from Cindy's blog. Your new follower via Bloglovin
I'm inspired!! Adams family breakfast on the patio this Saturday!!
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