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15 December 2012

Trying to Move -- A Breakfast Setting




I know it's been a very tough twenty-four  hours for all of us; I haven't been able to do much of anything.  Maybe I'm watching too much news and should just shut the television down, and maybe I will.

In the meantime, I decided to do something with the breakfast bar in the kitchen.  Truthfully, the Headmaster and I eat every meal here when it's just the two of us.  The dining table is for more than two!


I started with a kind of 'spring green' placemat (truth to be told, the opposite side is definitely a spring-ish design with blue, white, and yellow...and dragonflies.


 See?  Maybe it will make an appearance after the first of the year)!


The bottom plate is the Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinner plate;


The plate on top is also Winterberry, but as it is the salad plate, it has the cardinal.


We always use cloth napkins, but these are actually dish cloths from the Dollar Tree, last year.  They reminded me of a great big candy stick!


These goblets are from Pier One last year and I use them for Christmas, Valentines, anytime a touch of red is needed!



And for the 'centerpiece' I have a HL vase (1/2 price as usual) with red apples and limes (faux, of course!).


The dining table behind me is not done yet, but I do have an idea.  I'll be using fresh greens, so I'm letting them soak outside in a tub for as long as possible.  Maybe I'll get to that....soon.

The Headmaster just walked through and asked when I was going to put some food on the plates--
HO.  HO.  HO.

Please, everyone, try to have a good weekend.


8 comments:

  1. I love it, Nancy. I have always loved that Winterberry pattern, too. I was hoping one of my girls would want it for their Christmas dishes. You set a lovely place for you and hubby- xoDiana

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Diana! I so appreciate your comments and your visits!
      ~N

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  2. So pretty, Nancy. It's nice that you set the places for the 2 of you. I'm trying to do that for myself with my dishes I love and at least on the weekends. It just feels nice doesn't it? I too had to turn off the constant news-the sorrow for those families was overwhelming. I took an extra turn ringing bells just to be out with others who always have kind words.
    Have a good rest of the weekend.

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    1. Ellie: thank you so much for visiting and commenting. Bless you for your bell-ringing; what a wonderful sacrifice that is for others.
      ~N

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  3. I turned off the TV because much of what we heard yesterday was conjecture and it does nothing to help those families for us to watch in horror. We lost a cousin's son this week and his mother had a tree decorating party in his honor. She said it was the season to celebrate sons and that was what she was going to do!

    As for your gorgeous start to holiday dining. My husband knows when the dining room table is completed, there will be not more dining until after Christmas. It is paper plates and trays in the den. No messing with the clean parts of the house!

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    1. I'm so jealous: you have CLEAN parts of your house! Mine only get cleaned for the pictures, it seems!
      ~N

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  4. I haven't watched the news since yesterday, I'm like you too.. I just don't feel like doing anything.
    I love the dinnerware how pretty it is:)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!
      Our rector at church yesterday suggested that we try to look for the joy around; it's difficult, but I'm trying!
      ~N

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