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Big Black Dog: A Country Kitchen Brunch

April 29, 2009

A Country Kitchen Brunch


It's TableScape Thursday with a Thifty Thursday as a saddleback and I thought you might like to see my table I set for our Sunday Brunch. It was just my husband and I, but I had fun arranging my table and I've decided that each table I set should have the colors pink and yellow somewhere. I used my Spode Blue Room Collection, my iron fruit bowl, a new crystal pitcher, 2 of my flamingos in pond, a favorite cookie jar and some of my bedding Geraniums. Aren't those Geraniums the most gorgeous color! They are almost a neon pink and I could not resist them!

I've had my eye on the crystal pitcher for a while now and I was in Homegoods last week and it was marked down to $7 so I snapped it up! I needed a small pitcher and this one was the perfect size with a simple design and so pretty.



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I love Spode China and pick it up whenever I can find a good price. The animal themed plates are each unique and I could not decide which ones to buy so I just bought 1 of each. I bought 4 plates for myself and a plate for each of my nieces. I have The Tiger Cages, Aesop's Fables (introduced c. 1831), Milkmaid (introduced c. 1814) and The Zebra Pen.











I have many cookie jars but this is one of my favorites. It's made by Los Angeles Potteries which produced artware and pottery 1940s - 1960s and was located in Lynwood, CA. I bought it a few years ago at a local garage sale for $10. I've seen this same cookie jar on Ebay and it always auctioned for much more then I wanted to spend. I became interested in Los Angeles Potteries while designing our home and researching Craftsman and Mid-Century Modern Architecture. I love the LA Pottery glazes, such gorgeous colors and so pleasing with any themed kitchen.





Here's one of my favorite things in my kitchen, my Iron Fruit Bowl. I'm not sure if the original intent was a fruit bowl but that's what I use it for. I saw it at a flea market but it was priced $45. I knew I would see it again and sure enough, a few years later I found it at a church sale for $3. It has been in my kitchen ever since.




I hope you enjoyed my tablescape this week. I had a good time putting it together and try to include items with some interesting history and of course some good deals as well.



Tablescape Thursday is a weekly event graciously hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

And Thrifty Thursday, another weekly event, is hosted Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville.





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39 Comments:

Blogger marty39 said...

What a pretty tablesetting. I love the blue Spode dishes, they are all so pretty. The iron fruit bowl is so unique and so pretty, what a great find. Also the cookie jar is just lovely. Isn't it nice when you see something you want and find it for a good price, the crystal pitcher is just lovely. Thanks for sharing, just so pretty. Hugs, Marty

April 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh I'm so overwhelmed by that gorgeous range of yours I can hardly think. You set a gorgeous table. Your blog is very neat!

April 29, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I just love the blue dishes and the lovely table. Oh, and I love that table and chairs. Cindy

April 29, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I love those dishes...and love seeing and hearing about all your treasures! Enjoyed your TTH, Michelle!

April 29, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Love your pretty table! I love any color Spode dishes and your blue and white ones are so pretty. I have some of the pink or raspberry ones and they're hanging on my wall! Love your cookie jar!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

April 29, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love brunch. It always seems so relaxing. The Spode blue is so lovely. Very nice!

April 29, 2009 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Cute cookie jar and interesting.
Joyce

April 29, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Janie's World said...

Pretty table! Your fruit bowl is so unique! I'm always amazed how many different patterns there are for that blue and white china. Before I started looking at all the tablescape blogs, I thought the china was all the same! Embarrassing I know!!! I never had the chance to look at it closely.

April 29, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Anonymous ellen b said...

Hi Michelle! I did enjoy your tablescape. Your blue dishes are great. I'm so drawn to blue and white plates like these!! Happy Tablescaping to you... :0)

April 29, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Your Spode is lovely and I like your philosphy_-"If you can't decide, buy one of each" !!!

April 29, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Scribbler said...

I also have the Spode - love them!

My fave is your fruit bowl -- very unique.

Scribbler

April 29, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

A great table and of course, I love the Spode -- it sets a great table!

April 29, 2009 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger My Crafty Little Page said...

Really love your Spode. I love any blue and white china and I'm a complete sucker for any ironwork! Loved your tablescape. :)Nancy

April 30, 2009 at 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Cate O'Malley said...

Such a bright and cheerful table! I love HomeGoods too - hard to not find a bargain or two there.

April 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Chandy said...

Love your table! The blue Spode "Aesop's Fable" plate is my favorite.

I'm glad that many of you find my double post badge handy! Love it! I participate in both memes every week so I created it to make it easier for me.

April 30, 2009 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Chandy said...

Btw, I love how my double post badge looks with your post. ;-)

April 30, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

The plates are beautiful. I love the placemats as well.

April 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Kirby3131 said...

That Spode china is gorgeous! It's making me rethink my dishes :)

April 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I enjoyed your tablescape and the history lesson as well! Lovely!

April 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh, I LOVE your Spode! I'm a sucker for any kind of transferware. And I have to tell I really loved getting a little peek at your kitchen? cabinets. too. They look beautiful. :)

April 30, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Florida Sue said...

I am so happy to join your blog. I am busy just reading all of your posts. Your table setting is gorgeous, and I am enthralled with your remodeling odyssey, not to mention your life with the lovely Rotties!

Cheers.
Sue.

April 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely plates! There is nothing like a good find!

April 30, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

What a lovely entry. That cookie jar gives me a nostalgic feeling. Lovely tablescape!

April 30, 2009 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Susie Q said...

I too love Spode anything and am always looking for a great deal on a piece here and there.
Your treasures are just lovely and you rtable is perfect! So, so pretty and inviting!

I am off to read more of your blog!

I just added my first tablescape Thursday! I cheated a bit by using photos I took from a recent flower show but next time I will add my own!

Warmly,
Sue

April 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love the Spode plates. And such a deal on the fruit basket. It makes a good fruit basket. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It means a lot to me.

April 30, 2009 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous katrina said...

Oh my - love those plates, and I didn't even know Spode made such interesting ones! Now you'll have me poking about looking for them!
Love those pink geraniums and the stories behind your finds!

April 30, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger jennifer said...

I am IN LOVE with the flamingos!! Seriously! I would collent vintage flamingos if I could FIND anymore.

April 30, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a beautiful tablescape! I LOVE it. That cookie jar has such characrter and those plates-GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along.

April 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Very lovely, and such a lot of fun to hear about all the pieces and what they mean to you, where you got them, etc. Don't come here...I use the same stuff over and over...or maybe you should come here and teach me how to be you. Loved the post.

April 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Cass @ That Old House said...

I love blue Spode -- don't have any, but I will someday if I have my way!

Your flamingoes are a hoot -- lovely! And I got a huge kick out of your iron fruit bowl story -- from 45 to 3-dollars....now that is patience that paid off!
Cass

April 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Dream Mom said...

You have a lot of colors in your tablescape and at first thought,it wouldn't seem like it would go together but it looks marvelous! That is real talent when you can put that together and make it work:) I love the history on your dishes and pottery. It makes everything seem more special. The new pitcher is very pretty. Beautiful job!

April 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Michelle,

I really like this table setting, just so pretty. I love the Spode plates, I have some from the Blue Room Collection and got them at a great deal. I really like that iron fruit bowl! You have a lot of persaverance to pass it up the first time!! I would love one.

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the week! :-D

xoxo
Jane

April 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be said...

Girl I am loving all that Spode one of my favorite things also...anything blue in dishes love...I also have Blue willows I shoud do that one day..Just great girl...loved i all...thanks for coming by and seeing me also...I just love meeting new peeps and looking at all the pretty things...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

April 30, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Oh yes....Spode is always dear.
Great cookie jar.....lovely tablescape
Hope your day has been beautiful

May 1, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty brunch tablescape! Love the blue Spode!

Katherine

May 1, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice compliment you paid me about my tablescape (the best you've seen!!) Wow! Thank you!! There are so many gorgeous, elegant, exquisite tablescapes!! I really appreciate it!

Katherine

May 2, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

As an avid lover of blue and white plates (and blue and white anything combined!), I especially loved this. I will be on the look out for these pieces. You set a lovely table. I enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time and now will stroll down your pages to get to know you better.
Brenda
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May 3, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I love your Spode china...beautiful! Wonderful tablescape! The cookie jar is great...so glad you gave us a close up pic. :-) Susan

May 4, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

Your tablescape looks great!! I love your cookie jar. And your spode is so pretty!!

May 4, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

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