Thursday, March 7, 2019

Brunch in the Barnyard Tablescape

This is the time of the year when I can’t wait to get out into the garden (read: my container deck garden), and start planting. When I received this lovely planter in memory of dad, I wanted to use it in as many ways as possible. It just spoke to me of renewal, and gave me a feeling of peace and eternal hope. I also thought that it would be the perfect centerpiece for a farmhouse-style table, and as you can see, it is! (As an aside, if anyone can tell me the names of the two plants on the right, I would really appreciate it so that I know how to care for them.)
Beneath the centerpiece is a wooden charcuterie board that is new this year (You can find one similar here.). I cannot tell you how many times I have used this to corral various elements on a centerpiece or display.
If this post shows you anything, it shows you the versatility of a simple tablecloth. I use this one again and again. It looks perfectly at home here in farmhouse style as it did at Halloween. I will never regret this purchase, and I am always on the lookout for something similarly versatile.
Another purchase I will never regret is this bohemian table runner from Anthropologie that I have used in many ways. It looks quite suitable in this setting.
The chargers I bought at a local shop called The White Rabbit. I love them! They give a delightfully rustic look. 
Another purchase from The White Rabbit is the trio of pitchers. They are so cute and versatile, and really inexpensive as far as pitchers go.
On top of the chargers are dinner plates with a black plaid edge. I was quick on the trigger when Pier One offered these, a good thing because they sold out in a flash. Again, these are amazingly versatile. There isn’t a color that doesn’t pair well with these plates.
I took my color scheme from the planter, and used pale green lotus plates beneath the bowls. You can’t see much of them, but they give that little hint of green. 
I picked up that same green in the plaid napkins (from Pottery Barn). I think they look very cheery and inviting folded in this simple way, and pushed down into an equally simple Circleware water glass.
The whimsical bovine bowls are from Carly Dodsley. Aren’t they fabulous?! They are perfect for any meat dish, from soups, to stews, to a bowl of Swedish meatballs. They also prove to be a great vessel for clearing off a shish kebab skewer. The piggy bowl holding croissants, you will recognize from this post.
 The antique replica flatware is another favorite. Dad gave me this set for Christmas six years ago. 
A brunch always includes an assortment of cereals for the youngsters in the crowd, and this basket holds a quartet of them. 
This darling little breakfast set is years old and from Pottery Barn.
The cups are simple, white cappuccino cups that I bought from Amazon more than a decade ago, and they are still available. You cannot imagine how many times I have used these. I find it’s always nice to have a plain set of coffee cups.
Rounding out the farmhouse theme is this lovely rooster pitcher full of spoons, and this cute cow creamer. I failed to put out my cow butter dish, and I am definitely going to be needing as pair of these, but I’ll have to save that for another time. :-)

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Cee Pluse said...

I love this farmhouse table - perfect for spring, and with its touches of green could even work for St. Patrick's Day.

The shorter plant on the far right in your image is definitely an aluminum plant (Pilea cadierei) - see care here:

It is hard to tell from your image just exactly what the taller plant looks like - that one has me stumped!

I hope you are holding up well, and that spring is imminent in your neck of the woods!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Pretty table with all the pretty things. Love the runner. Grouping of the plants looks adorable and apt for the season. Napkin fold is pretty as well. Glad you visited me and to like my cabbage table. Hugs Sujatha:)

Cee Pluse said...

I just noticed the flowering stalks on the short plant on the far right and realized it is not an aluminum plant but a peperomia (radiator plant) - those stalks are distinctive and unique! Here are some care instructions:

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I think this is my favorite tablescape ever, Pattie!! I'm a huge fan of buffalo plaid, and I love the way you paired it with the green plaid napkins. Perfect, perfect, perfect!! said...

This is a fabulous table Pattie, inspired by your love for your father. I am crazy over black and white anything and it is wonderful with the greens of your little garden box. I love the way you've layered the runner over the cloth and your unique plate stack. It is so inviting and so many wonderful elements ❤️

Thelma said...

I love your tablescape. The plaid and white plaid brings out all the other elements on the table. Your plate stack is very pretty.

Linda said...

I love your barnyard table Pattie! I was going to point out my favorites on your table, but truth is I love every single thing.
Your table runner sent me on a Google search for macrame books and jute. I did a lot of macrame back in the early 1970s, and then it kind of went out of style. I guess the Millennials have brought it back, and I still love it!

Simona said...

Your table decoration is so lovely. I like the pitchers and the plates very much. And your flower arrangement is also beautiful. Thank you for inspiration.

Alycia Nichols said...

I’m late, but I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how much I love this tablescape!!!! Perfect! Just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!