A Birthday Brunch for Two

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday for January 7, 2010~

It's a January Birthday Brunch for 2.

And our theme is angels & cherubs!

I really like to brighten up the overcast winter days here with bright cheerful colors.
I hope you enjoy!

Does anyone else collect old postcards?
I do.
I seem to be drawn to florals. Probably because my love of gardening!

This one is a French one, over 100 years old.

Faux fruit. :)

Sweet little vintage creamer.

Made by a very special friend. She is so talented!
Merci, M!

Vintage Staffordshire Salt and Pepper shakers.

So long, and thank you so very much for coming by!
I would love if you would leave a message so I know you've come to visit.
Source List:
Tablecloth ~ Vintage
Chargers ~ Neiman Marcus
Blue Dinner Plates ~ Marshalls/TJ Maxx
Rose Basket Creamer ~ Vintage, from the 1930's; no trademark
Rose Salt and Pepper ~ Vintage Staffordshire Floral, England
Small Iron Pitcher (with Ivy) and scalloped underplate ~
Antique Ironstone; from the mid-1800's
Tiny porcelain musical angels ~ Vintage, Japan
Crystal Champagne Flutes ~ Gallia
Ivory handle Flatware ~ Comptoir de Famille, France
Large Angel on pedestal ~ Chris Hart Studio

Please click HERE to visit our wonderful hostess of Tablescape Thursday...
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Thank you Susan!


  1. Beautiful, Mary! What a lovely birthday pretty!

  2. Oh Wowie! This is just so beautiful and it!!

  3. Beautiful, stunning! You always mix just the right amount of everything. I love your pieces. While I don't collect postcards, over the years I have bought a few here and there.

  4. How pretty! I love your tablecloth, and your dishes are so beautiful. I really like how you mix and match so many different patterns. It looks great! Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  5. I love your cheerful colors and cherubs!!! Hugs, Lana Austin

  6. I love that little creamer. I also love seeing something bright and pretty as a winter storm is creeping my way tonight.


  7. The angels just made your already pretty table even prettier. Love everything!....Christine

  8. Just beautiful, loved your plates and that little creamer was tooo cute.Thanks for sharing, great job.

  9. Oh now this is so cheerful! I adore your little angel band. This is just such a sweet table.

  10. So inviting and full of color. This table would brighten anyone's day. Perfect for a birthday though. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  11. Beautiful!
    I love those chargers and plates and the colors are just wonderful together!

  12. Sigh...this takes my breath away...
    I also have some of the fact some sent by my grandfather from France during WW1...
    I love those little them!
    So beautiful Mary!

  13. Oh Mari! Everything looks so lovely!I love all the colors. The creamer is the sweetest thing ever!

  14. You have woven together a beautiful table setting, with a darling theme, vintage flowers are simply charming.

  15. colored me impressed!.. im awed by the level of professionalism i see through out your blog, from your insights, pictures, right down to the beautiful things that are spoken of. i literally stumbled on your blog, and subscribed.

    fantastic job, with everything.. a wonderful community is forming around your works!


  16. Very elegant, love the charger and the plates, salt and pepper shakers, well everything.


  17. I also like to layer plates and such for a different look, but that creamer, so very charming.

  18. Mari,
    Stunning. Amazing photography.

  19. Just beautiful, Mari! Makes me wish I had a January birthday! I too, have the blue plates from Marshall's! Did I need them, NO! Could I resist them, NO! Just a lovely table.

    I love old postcards as well. They are such a peek into the lives of the past.


  20. Your table is beautiful, Mari, and so festive. The blue plates are wonderful and you've paired them perfectly with other pieces. I always am so interested in and appreciate your source list at the end of your posts.

  21. I am just going to make believe I am sitting there:)

  22. What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.
    I adore your angel centerpiece~!

  23. I love your color scheme. I saw the plates a while back and passed them up, shame on me. Your table is so refreshing. I love your angel centerpiece. She is a beauty. hugs ~lynne~

  24. Absolutely lovely - I wish I was there!!

  25. It's a beautiful table, Mari. I love the napkins - they tie in so well with the angel theme! Love the little creamer, too!

  26. Mari, this is so beautiful, it takes my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous -

  27. How beautiful! Love the angel theme. (I have similar angels as napkin rings) --Delores

  28. So pretty! It makes me want to pull up a chair!! I love the vintage creamer and salt and pepper shakers.

  29. Hi Mari,
    This is all so beautiful-better then a magazine!!!


  30. C'est féérique!!! Tout est si élégant!! Je suis sous le charme:)xxx

  31. Hi Mari,
    This is my first visit to your blog and I certainly enjoyed every minute.
    what a lovely and festive table,
    anyone would enjoy having lunch at that gorgeous and colorful table.
    So very pretty, very well done.
    Loved all the lil extra touches.
    Thanks for sharing hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  32. Love it!!! So refreshing to see the color combination during the gloomy winter months.

    I thought I recognized those blue plates from Marshall's. Nice!!

    Always a pleasure to stop by and check out your "Tablescape Thursday" posts.

  33. I love your bottom two dishes, Mari! They are just beautiful! Lovely tablescape ~ yes, I think we all need a little bit of brightness at this time of year.

  34. My birthday was January 4th...I'm sure we could have fit 3 around that beautiful table! Gorgeous photos.

  35. I think I've stop breathing. WOW. This is so soooo beautiful Mari. And a 100 year old post card??

    Wow. I am stunned. This is amazing.


  36. Just lovely - all of the colors mixing so beautifully together. Just beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

  37. Oh so pretty! I love your colors and the little creamer is adorable!!!! Everything is just perfect!


  38. My one wish right now is that I wish I am sitting right htere enjoying the table setting. I wouldnt have to eat at that table because its so pretty it makes me happy just looking at it! :))

  39. Love the colors in this table scape! Can I have the bottle of Champagne? :)

    I think I got the table scape bug from the time I worked in an art gallery in Carmel. The boss use to participate in a huge table scape project every spring, and use to help set it up. Some of your tablescapes remind me of them.

    Beautiful as usual :)

  40. My heart just filled with awe, amazement and delight at this beautiful tablescape.


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