~A Breakfast Room Table~



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.


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.