Tablescape ~ Mother's Day Brunch

Usually we celebrate Mother's Day with a late lunch so we have a light breakfast/brunch in the morning. I like to make it easy... because I'm a mom, too!

I recently acquired this vintage brunch set for 10, including matching Myott mugs and plates from a wonderful on-line vintage home & garden shop ... more about those in a moment.

I thought I would combine my posts for Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday this time, because they just happen to go together this week.

Keeping it simple this week!

I just love this swirl design on the mugs and plates ~
The maker is Myott, "Olde Chelsea", Staffordshire, Made in England.
The napkins are by April Cornell, tablecloth from Williams Sonoma.

Antique Sterling pastry forks; tag sale several years ago.

I've shared this super easy recipe for Puff Pastry Fruit Pastries before, and here is an updated printable version on my recipe blog. They are so good that they are worth a repeat! Click to go to my previous post about these delightful and easy pastries.

Berry colander and underplate by Pillivuyt/France.

The matching mugs.

Cake Pedestal ~used as a pastry plate this time~ by Pillivuyt.
Click the link to learn more about the give away.

And here are the pastries, made with frozen Puff Pastry shells and fruit of your choice.

Pie/Pastry server: Horchow/Neiman Marcus.

This time I used some frozen fruits instead of fresh, but in the summertime when fruit is at its peak I always use fresh.

Canned apricots work fine in this recipe as shown here, I also used a fresh apple.

Strawberry jam garnished with a fresh strawberry (added after after baking), and in the background Blueberry jam topped with frozen (thawed) blueberries, then baked.
The pastries are brushed with melted jam after baking to add the pretty, glossy sheen. These are wonderful with a sprinkle of confectioner's (powdered sugar), drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze, whipped cream, ice cream, sour cream or creme fraiche.

A mix of Champagne flutes, some antique, some new, on a flat platter/tray from Crate & Barrel.

Wreath (faux pansies) hung on a wreath holder from Williams Sonoma.
The teapot is set upon an antique, ironstone English Ham Stand.

Hand crocheted Tea Cozy (I'm going to post about these in an upcoming post.)

While reading a feature article in recent issue of one of my favorite magazines I
became aware of a wonderful shop here in the Pacific Northwest, located in Battle Ground, WA.
and the owners
Joe & Jermonne also have a blog:
Barn House BH (click to link)
I hope you'll go by and take a look at both of their sites.

I found the Brunch set in this weeks tablescape on their on line shop~
Yes! They have an online store!! Customer service is SUPERB, and they wrap and pack very carefully, even ship to Canada. :)

I love personal service!

Thank you for stopping by today, friends!!
And please DON'T forget ~ It is not too late to enter my current give away ~
Click HERE for GIVE AWAY details.

I'm sending a big thank you to Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for hosting Tablescape Thursday.

And Michael at "Designs by Gollum" for hosting Foodie Friday.


  1. What a beautiful buffet setting. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm especially looking forward to your post about the tea cosy. It would be a perfect Mother's Day gift for my British mum!

  2. What a stunning tablescape! Your fruit pastries look and sound divine, what a delightful post!


  3. Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love one of the fruit pastries right now!!!

  4. What a lovely classy setting. My Nan used to have the same Myott set - so that brings back a lot of happy memories for me. I'm loving the ham stand, I have very rarely seen these in the UK, but I'm actively looking!
    The pastries looks so tempting too :o)

  5. looks delish, love the tray~ happy mothers day to you!

  6. Absolutely love everything about this table. I'm off to check that store out- this could be dangerous!
    xoxo Pattie

  7. Such a pretty table! I collect ironstone so I'm always happy to see it used in tablescapes. I especially love the tea cozy! Have a very Happy Mother's Day!

  8. The white makes such a great impact on the buffet table. Allows you to really see the delicious looking brunch fare.

  9. Very nice with lots of lovely details.
    Greetings, Johanna

  10. This is a beautiful buffet you've set before us! And those pastries look too wonderful! Happy Mother's day~

  11. My eyes are fixed on your tea cozy, especially the flowers adorn on the teapot. I am a crochet fan. A wonderful setting.

  12. OMG! I had to go back to look at the pretty dishes because I just kept looking at those wonderful pastries.

    Everything looks so pretty. Love the white and how everything pops on it.


  13. Oh my goodness this all looks so heavenly!!! We love it all!

  14. I love the simplicity of the table and treats! You've done a wonderful job-lucky folks at your table!

  15. Full of beauty, both the details of the table and the tasty goodies. This is definitely special for any mom.
    Thanks for the link to the shop. I'm off to take a look.

  16. Oh, one more thing . . . I can't wait to learn more about that adorable tea cozy!

  17. I am in love with your tea cozy!! It is precious! Your table setting is just wonderful too. So simple but just lovely!

  18. Beautifully done. I love how the tea cozy stands out aganist all of the white.

  19. Happy Mother's Day in advance! The setting is so beautiful, I bet those Moms will definitely love it.

  20. What a perfect Mother's Day table. Elegant and simple. Simply elegant! Darling tea cozy! And the strawberries and tarts look divine! Don't you just love the boys at the Barn House? I've been following their blog for a while.

  21. Looks so elegant! Thank you for giving me some great ideas for my brunch. I think I still have time to round everything up...

  22. Hello Mari,

    This table is so fresh and inviting. You have made the delicious pastries the "star" here by allowing them to stand out against a clean white backdrop. The bowl of strawberries looks so rich, I love how you've used the Lipstick Pink Jacquard napkins as an added dash of coordinating color.


  23. BREATHTAKING!! I love your sweet brunch table. I and use puff pastry a lot and you've done a beautiful job on your pastries. I love the pie server and the crocheted tea cozy (I'll be watching for that post).


  24. Everything is just beautiful, Mari. That tea cozy caught my eye first thing! Now I'm going to take a look at the link sites ;)

  25. Oh, I love everything about this gorgeous table! The tea cozy caught my eye first -- so charming! And I was wondering what it was set on -- I'd never heard of a ham stand, but it's perfect for elevating the teapot. I MUST try those pastries -- they are gorgeous and look delicious!

  26. I had to laugh at the 'keeping it simple' comment. What part of all that work was simple? Simply beautiful!! Lori L

  27. What a lovely setting! The pastries and strawberries really pop out among the white tablesetting. The tea cozy is so sweet. I love butterfly the pie/cake server and will definitely have to get one.

    ~ Tracy

  28. I don't think my comment went thru, so I'm trying again! Would love the La Rochere 9 oz glasses set as my mother has that set & they are wonderful! I am also a follower!

  29. Mari,
    I can't wait to see your post on your tea cozies!! I loved the daffodil one and this one is quite charming as well. If you sell them ever, I want one!!!!!

  30. I have always been afraid to use puff pastry but seeing this, I want to try these pastries! I will print your recipe and let you know how it goes!!! Your table is divine, I just LOVE every element, but especially the tea cozy and how it matches the wreath! I can't wait to hear about it in an upcoming post! The brunch set is wonderful, I will check them out and may be ordering a set too!!!! Have a beautiful, happy, restful Mother's Day!!! XO, Pinky

  31. Just lovely Mary!
    Thanks for the resource!
    Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  32. Mari,
    Oops excuse me a moment while I wipe my drool off the desk! Your pastries are just mouth watering! I love the simplicity of your china and cups. It makes a perfect backdrop for the colorful food. I'm also in love with your tea cozy!

  33. Those tarts are so lovely. Great photos. I would love to go to a tag sale with you or shopping for that matter. What marvelous taste you have. I could learn a thing or two, that's for sure.

  34. Your brunch table setting is so inviting! I really, really like the tea cozy.:)
    The Tattered Tassel

  35. Just love your brunch! I think my new tea cups is the pattern of your swirl dishes and cups. Oh, love them! The tarts are wonderful! The tea cozy is so darling! Would love to see this next week on my Tea Time Tuesday. I going to check out this store! I just love your brunch! Wish I was there!

  36. MARI, Your tablescape is elegant and just so beautiful. I love how using white can make something look so etherial. Beautiful dishes. Thanks for sahring where you got them.

    This is a real work of art. It speaks to my romantic side! And your pastries look as elegant as your table. I love the shiny glaze look they have. ANd anything you make with puffed pastry has to be fabulous. Yummy!
    I know when I come to visit that I am in for a wonderful treat.

  37. Wow Wow Wow - from the vintage plate to the lovely flutes to the wonderful silver, your table is amazing. And the food. Well, that's it. I am a follower!

    Thank you

  38. What a beautiful post and brunch table. I just found out I will be babysitting the grands Mother's Day weekend. The are 1 and 3 and all boy. I'll probably end up at McDonalds this year! Ugh!

    I couldn't take my eyes off of that pie server...Horchow of course! I can't wait to make the pastries.


  39. Your tea cosy is adorable! Love your buffet and the food looks really good. Happy Mother's Day!

  40. I absolutely LOVE that pie server with the butterfly design. It's beautiful.

  41. It is all so beautiful, the table, dishes, glasses and the food. I really love the white dishes. It brings joy to my heart. Thank you for sharing!

  42. The entire scene is lovely but those little Danish sitting on the tray caught my eyes - how delicious!

  43. What a truly lovely tablescape!


  44. I love the tea cozy and can't wait to see your post about it....the table seeting and the pastries looked great too!...Sue.

  45. Those tarts look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  46. Very pretty, Mari...the tarts look delicious.

  47. Your tablescape is beautiful! Looks like it will be a perfect mothers day! The little tea cozy is adorable!

  48. I. NEED. THAT. CUTE. CROCHETED. TEA. COZY. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    One day I'll be able to set a proper table.
    one day ??!! {when I have extra cash for such beauties !! }

  49. Just exquisite, Mari! The tray, the brunch set, the beautiful flatware and serving pieces... stunningly put together.

    As a fellow crocheter, I'm definitely interested in the tea cozy, too. Can't wait for that post!!

    I love that your brunch treats are so simple yet so beautiful. You are such a talent!

  50. Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love one of the fruit pastries right now!!!
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  51. This is such a simple and elegant brunch tablescape. What an adorable tea cozy! Beautiful champaign flutes. Those pastries look so mouth-watering delicious! laurie

  52. What do you know...the Barn House is within driving distance of where I live. What a find.

    Love this tablescape, Mari. What would we ever do without puff pastry?

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  54. This looks scrumptious. What a wonderful way to celebrate.

    - The Tablescaper

  55. LOVE how you used the ham stand to hold your teapot. I have my grandmother's and never thought of using it that way. It is such a clever idea. If any of my teapots fit, I may try that out.

    The tarts look lovely, too. This whole set-up makes me want to have my Mom, sister and the girls over for breakfast.

    Thanks for sharing.


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