Tablescape Tuesday: Good Morning, Sunshine!

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭

We unofficially ended the summer yesterday, and I certainly hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!  On Sunday evening, we gathered with our family at our home for grilled burgers with all the trimmings and home-made vanilla ice cream …the All-American meal, and it just so happens to be everyone’s favorite!  And yesterday, on Labor Day, we both worked around the house all day…Butch outside and I inside!  Yes, a true paradox…who says you can’t labor on Labor Day?!  But before we got started, we enjoyed our morning together with a healthy breakfast served on our kitchen island!  The weather was beautiful, the food was tasty, and the company was the best…it was a good morning, sunshine!
You’ll often see my charcuterie board used as a base for a centerpiece…I love its rustic appearance.  I cut herbs from the garden and filled a couple of cobalt bottles and then added a bowl of Granny Smith apples…so simple!

Bowls of Muesli with blueberries get the day started!

I have had the Johnson Brothers “Willow” pattern for many, many years!

Who doesn’t love a home-made blueberry muffin with a cup of bold coffee?

I read somewhere that lemon water was a healthy way to begin the day…not sure if it’s true, but we gave it a try!

The April Cornell napkins were the color inspiration for the tablescape!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs 25:11

The placemats and napkins were found at TJ Maxx…my favorite place!

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  1. Good morning, sunshine, to you too! Great start for every morning – a good cereal breakfast, coffee, and ice water with lemon! That’s my standard recipe. 🙂 Now, if I set my table like yours each day, what’s not to love? Have a great week, Pam.

  2. Kim says:

    Beautiful and fresh! Green apples make everything look (and taste) good. I love that you worked on Labor Day. We did a little of that, too, after arriving home from our family reunion weekend. (Armadillo damage repair!) It sounds like y’all had a wonderful family weekend, too. I’m so glad! I know Ella Mae was the center of attention – as it should be. 🙂

  3. I’m afraid I would linger here all morning Pam! What a fabulous happy place! Your colors are gorgeous, blue like an October sky- and Love Love the board and blue bottle herbs- I bet it smells good too! You have brightened my day!

  4. Your kitchen is so pretty. Love the centerpiece on the bar. Great blue bottles and herbs. I have the Johnson Brothers blue willow also. You really have the design eye for finding napkins and accessories to give a table that instant zing!

  5. dolores says:

    El desayuno sabroso y además estéticamente adorable ¿Qué más se puede pedir?…Ah!…sí…la temperatura agradable sin los agobios del verano. Aquí estamos a 38 / 39 º C, un horror para este tiempo de septiembre. Me horroriza el calor, no me gusta nada…
    Me encanta ver tus arreglos de mesa, siempre creativos y hermosos
    Un abrazo

    The tasty and also aesthetically lovely breakfast What more could you want? … Ah … yes … the pleasant temperature without the pressure of summer. Here we are at 38/39 ° C, a horror time for this September. I dread the heat, I do not like …
    I love watching your table settings, always creative and beautiful
    A hug

    • Hola Dolores, suena como que es muy caliente en el que vive, todavía muy caliente aquí! ¡Muchas Gracias por sus amables palabras! Enviando abrazos, Pam
      Hello Dolores, sounds like it is really hot where you live, still very hot here! Thanks so much for your kind words! Sending hugs, Pam

  6. I don’t tablescape but we had burgers and all the trimmings yesterday, and I have simillar blue china from my grandmother, and I always have a pitcher of lemon water in the fridge ( sometimes with cucumbers, too…a lesson from the DIL )

    What is funny is that one day my youngest son was over here and assumed that it was sweet homemade lemonade, which I do make sometimes too. Well he was in for a surprise 🙂

    Your tablescape is lovely and appetizing as well with the muesli and fruit!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Hi lovely lady! My, what a pretty kitchen and the sunlight streaming through the windows is simply divine. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us….they were the perfect thing to end my day with. Hugs to you!

  8. Rosie M. says:

    What a special space you created! I love the colors, patterns (GREAT glasses!) and freshness of decorating with herbs! Who wouldn’t love to sit there and enjoy a special morning breakfast?! Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  9. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Can’t remember if I’ve told you this before, but when my son was little, we were watching Andy Griffith and he said, “Hey, Aunt Bea uses Blue Willow dishes!” I knew then, I’d raised him right.

  10. Jann Olson says:

    Beautiful way to start the day, Pam. Love the pretty herbs! We labored on Labor Day as well. Although we did eat a yummy meal out. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Jemma says:

    What a treat for me to sit right here with my cup of coffee and enjoy your tablescape Morning! Love your dishes and of course your kitchen!
    So great to have you with us at TOHOT.

  12. janetvinyard says:

    Hi Pam, What a beautiful tablescape! Love the blues and greens together! A great way to start the day! Blessings, Janet

  13. Snap says:

    Good Afternoon, Sunshine! Lovely morning table-scape. I love blue and white. Johnson Bros makes wonderful items … I’m always on the look-out for Johnson Bros. Pretty post.

  14. Sylvia D. says:

    Pam, Love the tablescape. The striped water glasses are my favorite but the blue dinnerware and cobalt jars are a close second. Good healthy breakfast is a great way to start the day. Sylvia D.

  15. So pretty! Love the colors you used. I adore those swirled glasses you have (are they a current item that can still be found?). The placemats made the perfect backdrop for the dishes and napkins. Love the gorgeous countertop!!

  16. Nam Kaur says:

    Beautiful how you added the modern glasses to the antique willow pattern…just love the colorful glasses, would love to know where you found those…

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