Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Breakfast & Birds


Hi, Welcome, Please come in......For those of you who know me and for those of you who don't....I admit..." I am a little quirky." I like being different from the rest and living simple in my modest cottage style home in the Southern Utah Desert. Spring is short here. Our temperatures jump from 80 to 115 overnight. The only time we get to enjoy our patio is in the early morning or very late evening. So, my tablescape is set today for breakfast for two on my soon to be abandoned patio. Above us two birds have made nests in the eaves of the metal awning and the hummingbird I posted about last week is behind us nesting closer to the house. Because of the bird situation I thought it would be fun to bring out a few bird books to identify some of our guests.


Now, To start the introduction of my table setting. I found this piece of fabric on the dollar rack at Walmart.... and thought it would make a nice tablecloth. So now it is. Because, I like things worn and comfortable I washed & dried it a couple of times to soften the fabric and fray the edges. Yes Grandma, I did starch and iron it.
Remember I said I live Simply.?.... ooohhh, look at my old folding chairs..... I just love them!



These old white plates were in the cupboard. Apparently one had been broken leaving me with only three. No matter, I only need two. Still, something is missing... I know. Some colored plates to sit on top of the white. Pier 1 had my back on that. Then....... back at Walmart while mothers day shopping I found this perfect small brown planter (the only one) and those pretty little white moss roses! Now....., I have a Tablescape! Im telling you, sometimes things are just meant to be. Personally, I love how it turned out. I hope you like it too! We'll be out here for awhile basking in the sun...and reading about birds. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other tablescapers listed at Susan's Between naps on the porch. Thankyou Susan for hosting this fun Thursday event.

25 comments:

Cyn said...

I love it!!! Your table looks so inviting!

janece said...

I think you have too much time on your hands....come over and start decorating for me...almost done with the remodel!!!!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

The table looks great! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Connie said...
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Michelle said...

I love the green weather chairs!!! And the print on the tablecloth is wonderful!!!

Michelle said...

Very pretty, I like the tablecloth.

Janie's World said...

Your table is simply beautiful. I love the fabric tablecloth, it shines through with the simple, solid dishes. Everything looks great!

Mary said...

Oooo, love that fabric, and your chippy folding chairs! What a fresh and pretty table. But 115 degrees? Seriously? Yikes!

Utah Grammie said...

First - thanks for stopping by - and we had HUMMERS last summer! They were the delight of our summer and I posted quite a bit about them at the time - the gestation period is 18 days and the Mamma will never use the nest again. The eggs are about the size of jelly beans (?) - we had 2 babies and I had a blog contest to name them- George & Gracie won - we watched very closely and although we didn't see Georgie take off, we saw Gracie's very careful leap from nest to world.

Enjoy them and tale lots of pictures. And again, thanks for stopping by :-) If you want - the posts that I had about Georgiw & Gracie were between 07/14/08 and 08/24/08

Colleen

Bradie said...

Aunt Athella,
I am going to come enjoy your patio, because it is warm there and I am still freezing here! Oh, and breakfast every morning would be nice too.

Bradie

marty39 said...

Oh I love to be outside, and this looks so inviting. YOur tablecloth is just lovely and to have books at the table just invites to sit and enjoy a really relaxing meal or snack. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

You are so funny, Athella! And I love your tablescape....so relaxed and simple...Christine

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Lovely, I love that you included books on your table.

Joyce said...

Great fabric and carefree and fun.
Joyce

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks wonderful! Enjoy it as long as you can.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Athella, this looks so pretty. I LOVE those folding chairs - perfectly weathered! laurie

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good Mornin' Athella! Sorry I'm just now making it over here! Your table is lovely! It's neat to think that birds are nesting all around you! Is Laurie still talking to you! (LOL) I saw your comment about Amerian Idol! Don't get me into this...I don't even watch it! But talk to me about Dancing with the Stars and that's another story!! We used to have chairs just like that! They belonged to my grandmother! I don't even know where they are now! You have a wonderful and blessed day! Lauralu :)

Robin said...

Oh I love you tablecloth....and your setting is so inviting.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Judi said...

Hi there I came over from Laurie's. YOur tablescape is so cute. I love the fabric you found that goes so well with the dishes.
Enjoy the birds...
come by and visit when you have some time.
Judi

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Looks like a lot of us enjoying eating outside!! I love your table and your tablecloth. And great centerpiece! Lovely!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Athella, I hope you are on some wonderful vacation, because I haven't heard from you in awhile. Just thought I'd better come over and check on you. Is everything okay? laurie

Tomarie said...

Hi Athella!!
I am finlly out of school! Yea!!
Your tablescape is absolutely lovely!! And I'm all for "porch sittin" in the early morn and in the evenings myself. :-)
Pier 1 is the greatest isn't it?!
Sorry I've been away from your blog for so long...I finally have time to start visiting again! :-)
Love ya!! L~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl, I love your tablescape for
2. Your birds nest and hummingbirds moving in brought back so many fond memories. I hope all is well your way. I think of you often. Have a great w/k my friend. hugs ~lynne~

Connie said...

Athella,
May I ask you what may be a stupid question from a New Yorker ? I was reading about your temperatures where you live. I couldn't believe that your temperatures went from 85 UP to 115. Ours always go down, and I just had to write and ask you why this happens?
We complain about our winters, but most of you gals seem to love the heat. My daughter lives in TX and can"t get enough of it.
All of that said, I love your table and accessories. You are very talented.

Cindy J. said...

Dearest Athella, been thinking of you and hoping that things are going well for you..I will look forward to hearing from you when you can... Love, Cindy