Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Brunch on the Deck

Yesterday I shared my deck off of the sunroom.  A place that is my view to the world from my kitchen window. I love the intimate setting it offers for a cup of coffee, or an impromptu lunch. Today I put together a little brunch with tea. I used my wedding china from France, and two of my pastel fruit motif vintage salad plates. Once I had glimpsed this faience, all the traditional wedding china choices were left behind.

Crown China Staffordshire Teapot

Being short on space, I wanted a little greenery
 without interfering with the tablesetting.
So I used two small iron urns to double as decor
 and a spot for holding the silver. 

Ivy cuttings, a vintage seed packet and a sprig of dried flowers.

Love the Country French feel of the tablecloth round,
that uses three different patterns and fabrics.

Grabbed a few pillows with vintage linens
to dress up the chairs.

Not vintage, but oh so comfortable.

I pulled this together in about 20 minutes.
Sometimes I forget that it doesn't take that long to make a special setting,
and that makes any meal more fun. 

I'm joining Sherry over at No Minimalist Here
for her Block Party Theme of Outdoor Entertainment.

And don't forget to head over to At The Picket Fence to
catch all the Summer Block Party Link Parties.

also joining in for:

Hope I'll see you here for Vintage Inspiration Friday
where our theme will be anything "Vintage Summer"


  1. Some people have just the knack for making things look comfy & inviting & that is you !!
    Have a Splendid Day!!

  2. Hi Debra, your porch look so pretty, I would love to have lunch there,But only if you come have dinner on mine... have a great day


  3. It looks great and inviting, I could spend all day there having lunch, reading, etc. Lovely!
    XXX Ido

  4. What a beautiful place to spend time with those you love!
    : ) Cheryl

  5. So pretty, Debra! I want to come and have tea and chat with you at this table! : ) The tablecloth works so good with the dishes and a little touch of ivy goes a long way to bring some greenery to the table.

  6. What a charming corner. A perfect place for sitting and chatting and watching what passes your porch.

  7. Only 20 minutes for that fabulous setup? Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

  8. Oh, Deb I will be there before the coffee is ready
    Just beautiful!
    Now what's for brunch?

  9. What a charming spot! I love those French plates! I especially like that it didn't take long. I think if more folks realized how little effort it can take, we might see a lot more pretty tables like yours. Very Festive! See ya at the party!

  10. The French china is oh so pretty. I am always so happy to see a table set by you!

  11. I'd love to sit down to a cup of tea with you in this inviting area Debra. Hope you are feeling well and thanks for your help yesterday. I kinda panicked since it was Wednesday and it wasn't working.


  12. This is such a pretty table, Debra! I love all the floral patterns that play right along with each other so nicely! The greenery and seed packets add the perfect touch. Lovely!!


  13. Oh so cosy dear Debra- I love that place, and it must be wonderful sitting there with tea, and just relax. Your teapot is a fantastic beautiful one.. and the cups and plates wonderful,too- Such a beautiful setting to be enjoyed.
    Warm hugs,Dorthe

  14. Debra, it's such a charming spot. How I wish we had the weather for more outdoor dining in my neck of the woods.

  15. How lovely! I love those vintage seed packets in the urns with a cutting of ivy. That was genius. So pretty and simple. As always your vignettes are the best of the best.

  16. What time is lunch? I will bring the dessert. LOL
    Lovely setting and photos.

  17. Debra, This is a beautiful table and I love the tablecloth and French china. What a great spot to enjoy a meal. Thanks for joining the party!

  18. Debra, your deck is so pretty. I love all the colors you have used. Your linens, china, even your throw pillow are stunning together. This is one of my favorite posts I have seen this week, Debra.

  19. I think my invitation was lost in the mail! LOL

  20. What a pretty spot you have there, Debra. I LOVE that tablecloth.

  21. Hi Debra, love your special little spot... your table setting is beautiful and that tablecloth is just gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  23. Debra, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal. I love the idea of using the seed packets and your quilt topper is gorgeous. ~ Sarah

  24. Beautiful table! A sweet little the tablecloth!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  25. A very pretty table and such a cozy spot for a table!

  26. I love it all down to the seed packets and pillows!!

  27. incredible that you put together something so beautiful so fast.
    you certainly are one talented girl!


  28. your deck inspired me to spruce mine up! Thanks for your sweet comments, and it was certainly a pleasure to meet you, stop by the Market to say hey sometime!I am praying for your heart issues, God is using you in such a wonderful way that I believe he will continue to shine through your difficulties! God Bless!

  29. Gorgeous deck! I'm in love with it all, you're china is lovely!! Beautiful tbcloth and pillows, just lovely, the entire set! I'll keep you in my prayers for a recovery and your problems of your heart are lessened...God is the only sure thing we all have in this terranial life, that sometimes brings trying times for us. I'm also at TT at, BNOTP. Lots of hugs. FABBY

  30. Beautiful, comfy and inviting set ups! So elegant! It's a pleasure to visit your gorgeous space. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  31. Very beautiful setting! It is a great spot to enjoy a meal. ! It is amazing how sometimes just the simplest things can make a big difference. Thanks for such great post.
    deck design


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