Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cozy Christmas Breakfast

Our daughter's family will be arriving later Christmas Day, so we'll have just four around the breakfast table that morning -- my husband, son, daughter-in-law, and me. The simple centerpiece includes two miniature live evergreens in pots topped with "snow" and two Father Christmases handed down to me from my mother-in-law's collection.
 These cute salad plates were the inspiration for this table.  I bought them after Christmas last year at Crate and Barrel Outlet.
I added my red glasses and green placemats, and we're using the silver flatware at breakfast since it's Christmas! 
I've had the napkins, also from Crate and Barrel, for several years, but they seem made for these plates.  I like the lime green mixed with the more traditional green and red in the Joy design.
Here's another view that shows my silver pattern, Lunt Belvedere.
Here's a closer look at one of the Father Christmases.

In the background of this view is our 30+ year old Advent calendar, made by my mother when our daughter was little. The chair back blocks the little candy-filled pockets for each day.  You can also glimpse our living room Christmas tree on the left.
 Here's one more view of the table, looking toward the baker's rack.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you will leave a comment before you leave.  I will be linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Tricia, this is a table full of joy. Absolutely lovely. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas with your family. ~ Sarah

  2. Everything looks just perfect. I love how the napkins pick up the colors of the salad plates. Love every aspect of the tablescape.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  3. What a lovely Christmas breakfast table. I love the plates and how pretty it's all set. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. FABBY

  4. Love those plates and just knew I should have purchased them especially after seeing them on your post! Have a wonderful Chirstmas.

  5. I love those C&B salad plates Tricia! Your table is perfect in its simplicity for a family breakfast. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

  6. I've been eyeing these plates for a couple of years now and I love them! I'll have to remember to visit their outlet right after the holidays. Good tip! You are so right that these napkins are perfect for the dishes. I love the whole thing! I'm also intrigued by the vase you used for the candy canes. Merry Christmas!

  7. What a wonderful way to start off your Christmas morning, Tricia! Those little plates are darling & they go perfectly with your napkins! I jealous of your beautiful silverware.

    I'm ALSO jealous of those fantastic placecard holders your sister sent to you!! How fun of her to tell you to open them "NOW!" LOL I can't wait to see them on your table.

    Thanks for stopping by & Yes, everyone loved their chocolate oranges...some had never tasted one before.

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  8. What a great table,? Love the dishes and the glasses are fabulous!
    Merry Christmas, Tricia, good to see you back!

  9. Beautiful Christmas breakfast table Tricia!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. A very cheery table - so inviting I want to sit down and join you. The napkins are perfect with those plates.
    Merry Christmas

  11. Hi there1 I was just thinking about you the other day, that I had not visited lately, and I should.

    I too like the lime-y greens -- it looks fresh, don't you think? Your plates, napkins and placemats are just terrific.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!


  12. Hi, Tricia!!! When I looked at the plates and then at the napkins, I immediately thought the same thing you said: "They seem made for these plates." They absolutely do!!! They are both so happy and joyful...perfect for a Christmas breakfast feast. I like the live evergreens and Father Christmas figurines, too. They bring a lot to the table! I hope you and your family enjoy a glorious holiday weekend!!!

  13. Tricia, this is definitely a joyful Christmas breakfast table -- and so much we have to celebrate! Your use of the lime green with red is a favorite combination of mine, and the napkins were definitely intended to go with the plates. :-) Good eye! Merry Christmas ... from My Place to Yours!

  14. Tricia,
    I love the lime green mixed in too. Such a happy, inviting table. Have a wonderful breakfast and Merry Christmas. Dianne

  15. Such a fun table. I too love the lime green mixed in! Those plates and napkins are wonderful! Merry Christmas!

  16. Lime Green and Red are sooo great together, I love your plates and your napkins!

    Thank You for your recent visit to my blog, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

  17. Perfect Tricia! I love the little potted trees. I missed out on those C&B plates, they are super cute! I do love that about seems to all coordinate year after year.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  18. Merry Christmas Tricia!!

    Your table is just charming! Those plates are adorable and of course, I just love your flatware!

    Hope your holidays are wonderful!

  19. I am sure your table will be filled with JOY, something our hearts should always be filled with.

  20. Tricia...

    Back again to thank your for stopping by and for your generous comments and YES!!! Can't wait for Downton Abbey. My m-in-l in England has seen it and said there is a Christmas episode. Can't WAIT for that one!!! Enjoy it (will we get inspiration ??)