Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Brunch Table

Last week I showed you a table set with my Nashville sister's Castleton Empire china.  During my visit we also set a brunch table with her everyday china, Gorham Sweet Violet.  We cut flowers from a shrub in her yard for the centerpiece, and we also pulled some wild violets to complement the china.


Here's a closer look at a placesetting.  I love the all-over violet pattern on the salad plate.  The placemats and napkins are from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and the stainless is my sister's everyday flatware.


Here's an even closer look -- the china is in pretty good shape after nearly 20 years of daily use!


The teacup is a pretty shape.


The sugar bowl and creamer are also gracefully shaped.


Here's a better look at the freshly picked wild violets.


I love her iron bird candlesticks.


And here's a bird's eye view of the table -- very fresh and pretty for a spring brunch!


Thanks for visiting, and please also stop by Susan's Between Naps on the Porch to see some beautiful tablescapes.




41 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I always loved Janie's everyday. I think this might be my favorite of all your tablescapes!

    And for those of you who have posted previous comments about Tricia not being dull, I can testify that she is far too hard on herself! In our family, she is known as "Martha". Yes, THAT Martha. :)

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  2. That is just the sweetest pattern!! Gorgeous table. I love the greens and those candle holders are so perfect. Beautiful table!! And I have never seen anything dull here, lol!!

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  3. A very pretty table. I love violets and have some violet china myself -- for tea. I like the touch of fresh violets and I love your flower centerpiece!

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  4. I love that pattern so delicate! I wish they had more like that now..well maybe not, as I would be buying it, LOL!
    The candle holder is lovely too!
    Delightful table..and your blog title always makes me smile! :)

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  5. Hi Tricia, this is really a lovely table. The violets are always cute and delicate, and so they are on your dishes. Very nice with the iron candle holder and the green mats and napkins. I absolutely love it.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  6. Beautiful table, Tricia. Very pretty china pattern.

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  7. THose bird candlesticks are just wonderful...and I love your color combination! Nice story here.

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  8. Oh, I love this tablescape. The dishes are so delicate looking and so pretty paired with the green.

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  9. Tricia, That is so pretty! I love the little violets on the napkins and mostly, my, the china! So gorgeous and durable. Wow. Recently Cookie Baker Lynn did a post on making candied violets. Your post reminded me of hers.
    Blessings, Beth

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  10. Those dishes are so pretty! I can't believe they've been used for 20 yrs - they look new! I really like the little touches of flowers at each place setting too.

    DD

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  11. Very pretty! The violets are such a nice touch.

    Scribbler

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  12. Oh this is so pretty - the greens and lavenders are so pretty together -- I love violets! This is beautiful.

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  13. I just love the violets on the table and the green. We used to have violets when I grew up and I always remember picking them and putting them in a little vase. Beautiful table! Joni

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  14. Tricia,
    I love the lavender and green color combination and the pattern of the china. It's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. That table is just incredibly beautiful. It is gracious, elegant and downright amazing. Great job. THanks so much for posting it. It is really an inspiration.

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  16. So beautiful display, very elegant.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  17. The way you've got the flowers tied on each napkin is lovely. I have those same place mats! Also, I love your bird candleholders...beautiful!

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  18. Those dishes are beautiful, that pattern is graceful and dainty, love them!!

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  19. I love your table, it looks fresh and pretty. I like the way you placed some flowers on the napkin, it's a nice touch.

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  20. Hi Tricia, I love your sweet tablescape. Everything looks so delicate; I love the iron candle holder and the pop from the green mats. The pretty violets placed on your napkins are soo cute. I absolutely adore this table. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comment on my Patriots' Day tablescape. Have a wonderful day!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  21. Never dull and never dutiful! You always put together a great-looking table!

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  22. Knowing you and your sissy set this table together made me homesick for my own sister! The table is clean, streamlined, which is a look I like. And yes, the china is a classic that has survived 20 years of hard labor!

    Thank you for visiting me, too, Tricia! I appreciate your comments. :-)

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  23. Tricia: This is just so very beautiful. I love your china it is exquisite. The tulips on your table are also very beautiful. It was a super pleasure to visit you today.

    Cheers,
    Lia

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  24. I love the violets! This is a beautiful spring table.

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  25. What a sweet, sweet china pattern, and I love the freshly picked violets on the napkins. This is so pretty. laurie

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  26. My most favorite that caught my eye immediately are the wild flowers that you tied with ribbon and placed on the cloth napkins....how elegant! I simply love it! They go so well with the pattern on the china!

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  27. I love your plates, Tricia. What pretty colors and so delicate. Love the bird candle holders too. Pretty tablescape!...Christine

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  28. This is such a sweet tablescape. Love the dishes and the violets tied at the napkins. The bird candleholder is so darling. Not dull at all!

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  29. So pretty~~Love the combo of colors
    and the sweet violets are beautiful!!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday!

    Hugs,
    Kay Ellen

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  30. You and your sister set a beautiful table! I love that china, but my favorite thing is the sweet little violets tied up in a ribbon! Thanks for stopping by. Hope your foot is better and you are still getting meals prepared by your husband!

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  31. What beautiful china! I love wild violets, they are a special touch to this pretty tablescape!

    I did a violet tablescape last year and also used green with mine, nice combination! I may re-post it sometime.

    Katherine

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  32. I have never seen this pattern before. I had the prettiest wild violets in my garden. I have no idea how they got there. They just were there one day.
    I like to see a table sometimes that isn't covered from edge to edge with stuff. I like there to be room to put the food on the table too.

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  33. What a beautiful tablescape. The dishes are really sweet and the wild violets are perfect with them. I read some of your posts. You and your family have a lot of beautiful dishes. What fun to try different tablescapes. I think you have misnamed your blog.

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  34. The table is very springy. Love the color combo. Love the violets on the napkins. Nice touch.

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  35. I think perhaps you are anything but dull. I love your tablescape.
    The dishes are beautiful and the fresh violets are such a lovely addition.
    Violets are my most favorite of all the flowers we have been blessed with. A little nosegay would be a perfect gift for me.
    So happy you visited my blog and hope you will come by often.
    Have a lovely CHOCOLATE day.
    Joanie

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  36. Tricia, Your violet dishes are stunning! I love them and you have some good photography skills too, do you use a macro lense? I have that on my list. Loved the green and lavendar color scheme. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Smiles, Marla

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  37. Hi Tricia, Thanks for stopping by. I love your dishware! Violets are a favorite of mine.
    Regarding my plates.... The bowls were from MANY years back, They are marked "Made in Italy for Himark or Mimark" it's too hard to read. The white dinner plate is a generic stock basket weave from the former Linens N Things, the striped plates were on clearance at JC Penny's last season, it's their Home Collection.

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  38. Such a pretty table. What I think is amazing is that your sister still likes her everyday china well enough to be using it still after 20 years. But if I had picked something as pretty as that, I'd probably still be using mine as well.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I have sent you an email about my time at PA.

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  39. Hi Tricia,
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I do love the sweet violets with the china. I love your blog's name :) I like dull and dutiful! :) God bless, Ava

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  40. This table is delightful! What a charming china for everyday! I love it when I find women who instictively know how to live with beauty. Love the table!

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  41. Oh, my, it's a good thing that I don't have the room for a new set of china. I would be looking for the violets! I love violets, blues & purples. Wonderful setting.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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