Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good Morning Lady Bug

     Been feeling a little low the past couple days, so this is a last-minute tablescape.  It's cheerful and willl be a welcome good morning for my breakfast tomorrow morning.
     This is the first time I've used my ladybug plates, purchased from Pier 1.  It worked out ok, but could use some tweaking.

I'll probably have for breakfast an English Muffin with butter and a cup of oatmeal with blackberries and almonds and a little honey.

A friend gave me the lovely cup and saucer as a gift.  The white/red icecream bowl was also a gift.  My friends know I have a love/addiction (well, ok, a sickness - I admit it) for pretty and functional dishes.

My husband now even uses the term "tablescape".    "Got a new tablescape?"

Wow, this centerpiece looks giant in this picture.  Actually, it is a giant centerpiece, but the only red one I could find.  That could use some tweaking.   Wow.  Out of proportion, I'd say.

I just purchased a new set of glasses at Dillards.  The set came in four colors.  The red is beautiful but the picture doesn't do it justice.   It has a luminous, sort of a mother-of-pearl look to it.

The sherbert dish works well holding the creamer and sweetners.

This salt and pepper set is darling - Lecreuset.  I also have a red set.

During a trip in England several years ago I purchased six of these pitchers, each with a different scene and shape.

I'm going to keep an eye out for complimentary pieces to my ladybugs.  I feel like I didn't quite get the look together this time.

It's time for this tired one to go to bed.  Yawnnnnn

Good Day and Good Night All.



  1. Linda, love your table for one, that is the cutest plate...I have a friend that collects dishes with ladybugs, will have to go to Pier 1 to get her a couple.

  2. Very pretty - a lovely setting to enjoy a fabulous breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  3. YOur lady bug plates are so cute. Love that white pitcher. Looks like you are all set for a very nice breakfast in the morning.
    Hope you have sweet dreams and are feeling better tomorrow. I know when I am tired nothing looks good!!
    blessings, Nellie

  4. Your setting looks beautiful and your breakfast sounds wonderful!

    I love the ladybug plates. I'll have to look for them. They'd be perfect for a back porch table setting.

  5. The ladybugs are FAB! Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. Such a sweet setting - just perfect for breakfast. I got those plates last year and fun doing a tablescape with them too. I hope you are feeling better soon!

  7. What a cheerful table to wake up to. I love the ladybug dishes! Hope you are feeling better.

  8. Hi, Linda. Sorry to hear you've been feeling out of sorts. Ladybugs have a way of bringing us right out of the doldrums, though! They're such a cheerful little bug! I saw those plates at Pier 1 and wanted them so badly, but I couldn't justify it. So I don't have them...yet! ;-) I think it's so funny that your husband is now talking the lingo! My husband got on board several years ago when I owned my fine rentals place (he freely uses the word bobeche now!), so it's great to see other guys hoppin' on the bandwagon! I hope you feel better soon, and have a good weekend!

  9. I would love to wake up to such a cheerful setting! Those ladybug plates are too cute.

    Here is a ladybug factoid for you...some of them can bite. I found out from experience when one landed on my arm. My first thought was that they were supposed to bring good luck. Then the little critter bit me!

    I hope that you get to feeling better soon. And thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I am following you now!

  10. I really like all the elements that you chose for your tablescape. I'm just impressed that you went to the effort when you're feeling icky. Take it easy and feel better soon. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay