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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Le Petit Dejeuner du Dimanche.

Last Sunday, while the air conditioner was still out and it was actually still pleasant outside, I set the table. By the time Sleepy awoke, this is what he saw.
Quilted and embroidered place mats over a blue linen table cloth (Williams Sonoma). Our everyday kitchen dishes, stainless and eggs boiled to perfection. Here's a link to an older post using the entire embroidered set.
I lugged this rooster home from the Cracker Barrel in Oklahoma City. You know the one, right there by OESD, very close to where I-40 and I-44 intersect. I've brought stranger and more aromatic things home too, like Krispy Kreme donuts for my American Airlines staff! I saw him, I loved him, I bought him, I brought him home, check the computer, carry-on the rooster. He is actually a pitcher but has never been used as such ;-).
Real butter served wrapped up in Vietri cabbage leaves.
Brought home these French hand-blown goblets from a wonderful store in Santa Fe. Too bad it's not there anymore. Sleepy is glad they are not, we still have a nest egg!
Sterling salt and peppers found at an estate sale some time ago.
Oneida stainless. Good. Heavy. Sturdy. Perfect for everyday.
Boiled eggs. Whites done. Yolks runny. Remind me of my grandmother, who could cook them perfectly every single time. She used a timer. Tiny spoons with which to scoop out the deliciousness. How many minutes with the steeping method - 7 1/2!
Noritake Summer Estate. Sadly out of production but still available from Replacements.com. If you have never been to one of their sales.. it should be on your bucket list. It's that good.
Don't you love the colors? I just love how the green and blue look, especially when coupled with the brighter colors of the rooster.

I was inspired to search for tall clay pots when I saw some in a window at a cute little local place. They looked so "French". I finally found some that were tall, not square like the originals, but these fit perfectly on my kitchen window. In the winter time, the red blooms on the geraniums sure beat the winter-time blues away.
Kikeriki.. Cocorico. Cock-a-doodle-doo. Did you know that animals have different sounds in foreign languages?
Purchased the quilted place mats some time ago. Used the Bernina binder attachment #84 with binder foot #94 to finish the edges anew once I removed the binding that was in place. I love the addition of the Moda bound edge. I believe this was part of the Provence collection.
As a crowning finish, I embroidered two roosters on each place mat. This one can be found here.
Here's the link to this fine feathered fowl.

Hope you enjoyed our Sunday morning together. Come back soon and we'll do it again. Oh Sleepy was so impressed, he hurried into the kitchen and made some bacon, biscuits and fresh coffee!

Hey, there is a giveaway going on till the 11th - you need to leave a post on this blog post - click here! It's a lovely hand embroidery book... I'll be drawing on Friday!

And I'm sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch! Go check out the rest of the wonderful set ups for more ideas.


Julio said...

Greetings Marlis!

I am so glad you visited my table scape and thank you for the kind words. Please do visit me again. What a wonderful and charming setting for 2. I love the embroidered place mats. Great detail. And the Rooster was well worth hauling home. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sarah said...

What a charming table to greet one in the morning. The rooster accents gave my heart a flutter. Both the beautiful embroidery and the colorful guy who you hand carried home. Glad you didn't leave him behind!
Thanks for sharing this lovely setting. I'm off to visit your giveaway post. ~ Sarah

Johanna said...

Hallo Marlis,
das ist ein bezaubernder Frühstückstisch. Der große Hahn ist wunderschön ausgearbeitet mit allen Details. Es ist unglaublich, wie schön die Stickereien dazu passen. Alles ist so frisch, wie an einem noch etwas kühlen Sommermorgen. Der perfekte Start für einen heißen Tag. Ich bin ganz begeistert, was du alles Kreatives machst. Ein Multitalent.
Schöne Grüße, Johanna

Mary said...

Your Sunday breakfast is certainly something to crow about! So many pretty elements to admire~ I love your Vietri butter dish & your Rooster... I've never been to a Replacements sale~ they're just an hour away from me, so I may have to go now :-)

Tricia said...

I had to giggle at the mental image of you carrying on that rooster on your homeward trip! I love the table you put together for the breakfast al fresco. So cheery, and that china pattern is one of my favorites.

Debbie said...

How wonderful to wake up to such a cheerful setting! This is just too cute! LOVE the colors.
Thank you for commenting on my blog.

Kathy said...

Love your setting! Your rooster and my chickens should get together!
You're not the only one to travel with interesting things. My husband's friend lived in Idaho for a while (a Georgian by birth) when he would travel east he would take dozens of Krispy Kream back home!
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Marlis - I love your breakfast tablescape. How creative. Until I found your blog, I only knew that you were a Bernina educator. Now I know that you are even more talented than I thought. Thanks so much for the inspiration. claudia w

Barbara said...

This is a great color combination. What a lovely setting for breakfast.

xinex said...

What a charming tablescape to wake up to. So refreshing! I am in love with your rooster embroidered placemats....Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful rooster! Great table.

I'm hosting a new weekly meme, "SUmmer Sundays", and it's all about what summer means to YOU. Hope you'll come and join us.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry said...

So pretty! I love your china! Such a lovely breakfast.
Have a great weekend!

Caroline said...


As usual, just beautiful!!!! I love your life!

lulumusing said...

I'm totally in awe of your embroidery. What a wonderful detail to complement the whole look. Too, your use of roosters makes me think of my mother who collected them for years.

Debbie said...

So very beautiful indeed! I am a rooster gal myself:) Your linens and dishes are super! I am so glad I inspired you to try some Modge Podge, you will love it, I really enjoy doing it, so easy, cheap and fun!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a beautiful outdoor table! I love all the colors and the details are wonderful!!

Gail said...

I love your colorful tablescape. The rooster pulls it all together. I have hauled things across country because I had to have them, too. So worth it. I love the tall thin styled clay pots, they do look so French Country. Fun tablescape. Thanks for sharing.


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