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.
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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.
Barn House, Vintage Home & Garden (click to link)
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 ~
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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.