A Sweet Surprise: ( a casual) Tablescape Thursday


Saturday morning one of my best friends, Alissa, stopped over while we were gettting our lower level wall-to-wall seagreass carpet installed. I had to miss a little party some of our friends were having because I had to stay & supervise the install, so she brought over BREAKFAST!!! I've been meaning to do Tablesapes Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch for a while now & figured this was the perfect opportunity! (This one is definitely more food/ friend focused!)


Below is Alissa withher delicious goodies!!!

Now my husband's always said the way to my heart is through food. (He used to bring me beef jerky, not flowers, in college. hahaha) Anyway, the breakfast looked so pretty- being the blogger that I am- I had to make everyone wait to dig in so I could get a couple of pics. It was so simple but so perfect- fresh fruit, o.j., bagels, croissants and I toasted & loaded mine with hot ham & cheese mm mm. (I will now crave that sandwich all the time..)

The pink zinnias in the old jam jar (from my garden- yay the one thing I haven't killed!!) were already there & worked perfectly with all the bright colors in the fruit. I've been dying to use the pitcher that the o.j. is in: It's cut glass with palm trees on it that I found at a thrift shop for $4. The plates are Pottery Barn Classic white and the bowls are vintage soup bowls with a pretty green design on them from Lucketts for $4. So thanks so much to my Tikie Torch (just a nickname for Alissa)- we love you!!!

Hope you enjoyed!! There are so many beautiful tablescapes waiting at Between Naps on the Porch, so go check it out!!
xoxo,

lauren

33 comments:

Haven and Home said...

You have the sweetest friends! Look delicious!

Janie's World said...

Love the colors and everything is so healthy! Great job!

Eileen said...

Such a wonderful breakfast! Such a wonderful friend!

And I love the the use of the jam jar!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lauren, I love your little zinnias on the table in your jar and all of that pretty fruit surronding them. White dishes are imperative. I've had one set for years that I really need to replace! They are finally looking a little worse for the wear. Nice picther, and being a Floridiot, I love palm trees! ;-)

And those cutie pies in the pics are darling, too!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just noticed all the typos. I'd like to blame it on the hour. Please excuse... :-)

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ah she is so sweet. What a yummy spread and the flowers look so pretty.

I was just at my parents house today and remember to snatch some flowers from her garden before I left. They are now sitting in my kitchen waiting to be pictured and used in a blog post tomorrow!

The Tablescaper said...

Everything looks delsih! - The Tablescaper

alice said...

What a yummy surprise!
I love your flowers in the jam jar... I've got to tr that soon!

Frugal Fine Living said...

What a nice friend you have! Everything looks delicious!

Jane

Cathy said...

Wonderful!!! You are a lucky girl to have such a sweet friend!!!

Happy TT!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Devon said...

L, can I adopt your friend? ;)

On another note, seagrass flooring? Talk to me. Is it soft on the foot or is it like sisal? We are trying to pick out something for the boys room. I adore sisal but hate the feel on feet, especially for little ones. Am looking for anything that might be a good replacement. Is seagrass it?

Hope you are doing well!

Love Where You Live said...

Simple. Perfect. Thoughtful friends. One fine day, I'd say. (Plus, you got your seagrass, which I love, installed.) Bon appetit. -susan

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Pretty. And how thoughtful your friend is! I'll have to get my bloggy act together so I can play tablescapes too... looks like a lot of fun.

Maria Killam said...

Love the sweet flowers! And your little angel there in the background :)

printersdevil said...

Great friend! The fruit looks wonderful. Lovely flowers

Don't forget to join us on this weekend for the final Christmas in July Tablescape Party on Saturday (some may spill into Sunday since the 25th is Saturday. I am having a real CIJ family dinner on Sunday, but will post my table photos Friday night and Mr. Linky will be up and ready at Playing Dishes.

Blue Creek Home said...

What a nice treat from Melissa.
And I hope you are going to post the wall to wall seagrass.
Rhonda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi....everything looks so fresh and crisp and very pretty too. How lovely!

Barb

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awwww. How sweet was that??

Hey...does the seagrass smell a little funky?? Yes....let's see it!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

You make everything so pretty! Beef jerky - that cracks me up!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Looks perfect.

Lori E said...

Mouth watering fresh fruit. It is nice to see a tablescape that actually had food in it. Nice touch.

le banc moussu said...

I saw your French croissants and Istopped by to have this friendly breakfast with you.
A bientôt
christian

Sandi (Meme) said...

Looks like you have the right kind of friends!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Looks like you have the right kind of friends!

LindsB said...

aw, you have such sweet friends!! Your little last min breakfast is just stunning- just like you :)

PS- glad you liked my post on hair, I'm sure you look great in that braid.

Lauren Jade said...

your blog is one of my favorites to read! :D thanks and you son is soooooo adorable!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! Looks like the baby enjoyed it too!

Katherine

Dining Delight said...

Simple but striking with all the colours! Glad you shared!

DD

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how sweet! The very BEST tablescapes are always the ones on the high chair trays. They are usually the most creative, too. thanks for the lovely post, and the treat of seeing that adorable baby!
Cass

sinnlighet said...

Your blog is sooooo nice & pretty!

Regards from Sweden & Agneta

Lovely Little Nest said...

I scrolled through your blog and have to say that your home is absolutely beautiful! :)

Federica said...

Looks delicious! Very pretty!

Pinky said...

How sweet and thoughtful of your friend to bring you breakfast! And that is MY kind of breakfast too! Please stop over to see my tablescape too, I would really appreciate it! Pinky:)