Wednesday

~A Breakfast Room Table~

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It’s time for Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Stop by Susan’s porch for beautiful table setting around the land of blog.

I used Mikasa French Countryside, a wedding gift, to set the breakfast room farmhouse table. I have a service for 12 of the Mikasa. I posted about the table and how it came to be ours, on 2nd Time Around Tuesday. If you would like to learn the story and see the photos please click this Link.

The tablecloth and napkins are Martha Stewart. I’ve had them several years; purchased on clearance. The cloth, at 108 inches, is too short, just reaching the ends of the table. I like it so much, I don’t mind. I kept the table setting simple, to show the cloth and napkins to full advantage.

I believe I bought 108, because that was the largest available, since it was on clearance. For some reason, I can’t remember, I have two of these cloths and 20 napkins. I’ve only used one of the cloths. This one was still in the package. For this post, I was too lazy to press the one I’ve used before. As you can see, I was too lazy to press the creases on this one, too!

The photo shows the reverse side is as pretty as the top side.

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I bought the hen and chicks at a garage sale, about 6 years ago.

The table is large enough for 10 or 12, in a pinch. The photo below, shows the table without chairs.

We are a family of 12. A youth chair, used by tiny grandchildren, is seen beside the black cabinet. We also have a high chair. If needed, we can use the breakfast bar, in the hearth room, for extra seating. Many times, I serve meals buffet style, in this very informal room.

The colorful chairs were purchased at Pier One Imports, several years ago. I’ve considered painting them one color, a time or two. However, I always talk myself out of it. A bench sits under the window, for extra seating.

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95 comments:

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I really like the table linens and the hen.

bj said...

Just beautiful...I especially love the RED !! :o) Your centerpiece is great..

Terry said...

Oh my !
Everything is so beautiful.
I love Mikasa dinnerware sets.
White china goes with everything.
The hen and her chicks really add a
sweet touch.
The linens are simply gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing the chairs too !
Fantastic photos.

Nancy said...

Pat, This is my favorite tablescape you have done! It is beautiful! You always do a fantastic tablescape and I always love your dishes and everything you use!

Nancy

Milah said...

I love the colors and the simplicity. I would feel very comfortable dining at this table.

Cindy said...

Pat,
I do so love this one! This is my idea of the perfect table, beautiful but not overdone! I really really love this! Did I say I really love it. LOL, it's perfect and so are those chairs!. Cindy

Lynn said...

Who in their right mind would sell the hen and chicks at a garage sale!?Lucky for you they had a moment of temporary insanity!
And...I'm glad you didn't paint the chairs. They are perfect.

morethanthestarsinthesky said...

That youth chair is so cute and I love that black cabinet. Your dining room is very inviting and warm. Thanks for sharing.


Amanda

Rosemary said...

Everything is lovely!!
Love the red!!!
Right out of a magazine!
Rosemary

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Pat, I love everything about this room! Your tablescape is beautiful! ♥ Diane

marty39 said...

This is such a lovely and inviting table to join in great conversation and laughter. I love the tablescape. The linens and dishes are all just perfect. I so love your wonderful table and the chairs are perfect as is. Love it. Hugs Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I wouldn't change a thing in your lovely breakfast room. What a wonderful place to sit and dine with a family of 12. Just beautiful!

kate said...

Beautiful table cloth, it looks great with your wall color and black hutch....fun , fun
thanks for letting us peek.
kate

Christina said...

Beautiful! French Countryside is my everyday pattern. Love it. The red tablecloth is lovely.

Tammy518 said...

Pat, I love it all! This is just my style, and I love the red. Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Pat...this is soooo pretty! I LOVE red and white together and your tablecloth is awesome. I would have bought it, too...no matter the size! You really snagged a great find with the darling hen and chicks! Your china is lovely...that's one of my favorite patterns! Thanks for another wonderful Tablescape Thursday...your pics are awesome, btw!

Charli and me said...

Dear Pat, What an absolutely beautiful table. I was imediately drawn to your lovely table cloth. It looks so pretty in your breakfast room. Now you are going to have me out looking for a red tablecloth for my table :>) Your centerpiece and dishes are just lovely. You really have a knack for style ♥

Cathy said...

Lovely!!! Pat, this is just sooo wonderful, crisp and fresh!!! I love the red...such a pretty shade of rasberry!!! The place settings are perfection in there simplicity!!! This was certainly worth the wait!!! I love it all!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Martha said...

Love your linens and with the white dishes and the hens and chicks -- a really great table.

Martha

Mary said...

Oh Pat, this is totally wonderful!!! So bright and cheerful. I just love that tablecloth (yes, red is my color) and the rooster is adorable. You always have the most beautiful settings! :)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* SIMPLY "S*U*P*E*R* SEASONABLY SNAPPY!!! What RAVISHING REDS!!! Such COLORFULLY CHARMING CHAIRS!!!

"Yer the ma'am", Pat!
Warmly,
Linda in AZ *

Rochelle said...

I love this look! And, I am in envy of your hen and chicks!
Have a great day!
Rochelle

Peggy. said...

What a beautiful room...I just love it!
Peggy

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Pat,
I love this!!! I have Mikasa Italian Countryside. Mikasa dinnerware is beautiful. That hen is gorgeous and I love the table linen. It looks soooo inviting!!!
Have a wonderful Thursday,
Tam

Dream Mom said...

Everything looks just perfect in this room. It has good energy. Love the red tablecloth, the dishes and how the tablescape looks in the room. Looks like agreat place for breakfast!

D said...

This is soooooooooo cute. Really my style. I just love red!

Can you tell me about your curtains? Thanks.
D

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

This could be a family table in a French country home; beautiful! A table set for laughter and love shared with family and friends, for happy smiles and teasing comments, for all ages, for making memories. All that, from the loving way you put a tablescape together, dear Pat.

Janie's World said...

I love your beautiful worn table. I also really love that red tablecloth. It is so pretty, who cares if just barely fits. BTW!
Your photography is getting better every post!

Tootsie said...

how very pretty

Lady Katherine said...

I love the tablecloth with the hen and chicks! The dishes are so pretty! I love your chairs painted all the colors! I love the hutch too.

lori said...

how nice,Pat.pls tell Jim,I ate big stickys bbq chicken today,mmm.
Yes those long tablecloths are really hard to find.I'll check around next market 4 u.don't paint those chairs please...they look fun just as they are!We are doing a drawing for great cardinal tickets give me a call..I see you love cardinal red!

Southerncook said...

Pat,

I love this tablecloth especially since red and white are my colors. I also think your Mikasa dinnerware is perfect on this tablecloth. I have to say, I have a "thing" for roosters and chickens and your centerpiece is to die for. If you ever want to get rid of, it call me.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Great job - love your table linens - everything is so pretty and welcoming. Red on the table is so cheerful.

Libby Murphy said...

Exquisite RED linen. So powerful and stunning, yet inviting. I love your choice.
Happy Twirls

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Pat! No one sets a prettier table than you! I love your red and white. The tablecloth is divine with those white dishes. Thank you for showing your gorgeous room, too! Now you know how I'm loving that Rooster! Oh, be still my heart! Well, really not be still, just slow down a bit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Patty said...

Oh I love this. Your table is huge! I wish we had that kind of space. I thought our table was big, but when you said the 108 long wasn't long enough, my jaw dropped, and it is a gorgeous tablecloth too! The dishes and glassware are beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing. :)

Linda said...

Pat, I have Italian countryside, does that mean we're cousins? Seriously, would you please come and show me how to do such good photography?! Your pictures are always sooooooo good. Linda (Love the table)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

My goodness this is just beautiful. The room, the table, everything.
I've been admiring Mikasa's Italian Countryside lately.

ButterYum said...

Yummy linens. How nice that you can seat so many at your table! I love your dishes... Mikasa, Antique White? :)

Peacock Blue said...

What a bright and pretty room!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Pat

I love your large table! What a pleasure it must be to have room to seat 12. This room looks wonderfully comfortable and the multi colored chairs add to the whimsy of your table setting, especially with the hen and chicks centerpiece....really everything is so delightful!
Hugs, Pat

ceekay said...

Your tablescape is lovely...love the large table...but your dining room is absolutely gorgeous!

Susie Q said...

Oh pat! i do believe this is one of my most favorite tables! I love the red and white with teh touch of yellow/gold. My new favorite color combo! : ) The sweet rooster just sets it all off perfectly!
As always, you have such a talent for creating warm and magical settings!

Love,
Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Pat, what a wonderful room! Your tablecloth is perfect, and I love that the chairs are different colors-please don't paint them all the same. This just looks like such a fun place to sit with family. I can almost hear all of the conversation and the clinking of the forks on the plates. It's just such a friendly and happy space, and I love it. laurie

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty... LOVE the table linens!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Pat, I have siad it before- I LOVE your style. I LOVE those chairs and the differnt colors. I wouldnt touch them. They are so fun, and give such character to the room! I just love it! What a great tablescape!
Come to Al, so we can shop together. Pat, I just want a home like yours. SMile.

Carrie said...

The lovely white dishes and clear crystal look great with the beautiful red tablecloth. The hen and chick add a great accent.

Brenda Eason said...

Pat you did great. I love how you always have the family in mind.
When I first seen this table it made me think of a great country breakfast. sitting around with the family chatting. I love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! What time do we eat? :-)
Glenda

xinex said...

What a pretty tablecloth! The contrast of the white dishes against the red show beautifully. The chicks are soooooo cute!...Christine

Jules from "The Roost" said...

So crisp and clean. I love it!

Dana and Daisy said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Especially the tablecloth, I would use it regardless of the fit also! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

I Love the linens! Just beautiful! Did you get your curtains @ Pottery Barn? Your pictures are great!
Michelle

Chandy said...

I love it, Pat! It has the feeling of a nice waking moment and realizing bacon and eggs await you... Mmmm... Love the tablecloth, too!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Pat - Beautiful, as always. The hen and chicks are a real find. I can smell the bacon cooking from here!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Charla

redsoxmom said...

Simple, charming, stunning. Love the red backdrop for the dishes. Lovely!! These are my everyday dishes and I love how versatile they are, don't you?!

Hugs,
Linda

Rowan said...

I love this table setting especially the hen and chicks, the tablecloth is lovely too, bright and cheerful, just right for breakfast time. I've always loved white china too and it works perfectly with the tablecloth.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Everything from the hen to the plates to the tablecoth to the other details is great, Pat! You do such beautiful tables!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Candy said...

Fresh and crisp. Love the light filled dining room. It is sure inviting.

Enjoyed,
Candy

Sue said...

What a welcoming table! Thanks for sharing!

A Hint of Home said...

I love the red and white theme. Your tablecloth is just lovely.

Robin said...

The hen and chicks!!!! Love it.
The color of the table cloth and the china and the light streaming through that window...I want to just sit there and sip coffee.
And the back-drop of the table and chairs which are just scrumptious, makes for a perfect room.
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Catherine Holman said...

What a cheerful room! I love the colorful chairs just the way they are. Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Cathie

Joyce said...

Picture perfect:)

Southern Lady said...

Your table is truly a work of art, Pat, and your breakfast room belongs in a magazine.

I love everything about it, from the color of the walls to the colorful chairs ... to the black cabinet and accessories that perfectly complement the beautiful chandelier.

And looking out your windows at that gorgeous yard is pure lagniappe!

Lacy said...

BEAUTIFUL, Pat!!!...I'd love to share a meal in that setting!!!...thanks for sharing!!...lacy

Cynthia said...

I love the linens. Lovely table! Thanks for sharing.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Pat, What a beautiful and welcoming room! Love the colors! And the tablecloth is fabulous! Goes perfectly with the room! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Zoey said...

Love the red tablecloth with the chicken centerpiece. Great farm table.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Pat,
I LOVE your table this week! The table linens are wonderful accented with your white dishes! Of course I am the consummate white dish addict! I really like the whole style of your dinning room - love the wall color, furniture and that lovely black hutch! Well done! Good taste!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I just love the red table setting with the colors of the walls. It really compliments one another. And the roosters, well what can I say, I'm just crazy about roosters. Your guests will truly enjoy this setting; it's just so cozy!

Allidink said...

What a nice tablescape :) I'd love to have breakfast there! LOL.

All the best,
Allison

Sharon said...

What a beautiful setting you put out.
I especially like the center piece.
You are so talented.
Have a blessed day.

The Bloom Girls said...

Oh my, I can just smell the bacon frying and the coffee brewing. How warm and inviting, you've created the perfect breakfast table.
What time is breakfast? I prefer my eggs sunnyside up, please!

Nola
Nashville, TN

Carmi said...

I love how the room seems to have a spirit all its own thanks to your design and decorating touches. It's inspiring to see how you put it all together!

New England Gal said...

This table (and room!) are so my style! Beautiful tablescape - I absolutely love the simplicity of it. My motto is always: Less is More! I am also a sucker for roosters and chickens (check out my blog sometime with my kitchen, I love little accents here and there of roosters!)

Beverly said...

Pat, we'll all be right over. I'll bring a breakfast casserole so you won't have to cook.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Pat, just gorgeous.....I love the calmness of the entire design.

100% charming!!!

Barb

Judi said...

Oh how pretty! Your dishes are so pretty...and the like the hen and chicks. I wouldn't worry about painting the chairs I think they are perfect as they are.
You are so lucky to have a large table like that to sit so many.
Love it. Your hutch is nice too...
hope you have a lovely day
Judi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Pat . I relly enjoyed this post.Love the white and red so much.The chicks and hen is adorable ! Makes me want breakfast , LOL .

ellen b said...

What a fabulous room you have for dining!! I love it. The read cloth is just perfect in there. Love all the white on white on that cloth! Enjoy!!

Florida Sue said...

The red is just a knockout punch in this beautiful room. Don't paint the chairs Pat. I love them just the way they are. Wonderful.

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love the red tablecloth with the white dishes. What time is dinner? Or lunch? I'm not picky.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! You combine the casual and elegant with a flair. I love the hen and chicks!

Katherine

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love those dishes and the tablecloth is so beautiful!!!

Kim said...

Beautiful. I love the red table cloth. I've decided I need to start looking for some great tablecloths. I really don't have any that don't scream 70's (as in 1970's). I think I usually just rob from my fabric stash and then I can't get food spots out. You've inspired me to start looking.

dana said...

I started smiling with the first photo and didn't stop allllll the way through!! I loved every thing--but my heart flipped over those chairs!! You're wonderful!! Dana

Deb said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! I love the tablecloth and napkins - the perfect backdrop for your white dishes and the hens and chick are perfect for the country style brunch!

Linda said...

Love this room but even more so with this pretty tablescape. I want those red and white linens, yummy!
Linda Q

Terri and Bob said...

Totally love the red and the dishes are fabulous. The table and chairs are perfect!! I am having fun catching up with your blog!

LdyDy said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I love the red against the white dishes. Your dining room is so nice..I love the black hutch and the color of your walls. Great look!

Miss Janice said...

These photos are def magazine-worthy! Your family must just love your deco skills:)

Becky said...

What a lovely room and table. I particularly like your colourful chairs.

Daisy Cottage said...

Swoon....

Love it ALL!


xo,
Kim

Lallee said...

This is one of my most favorites. I think the red got me!!!