A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Today's tablescape is actually one that has been 26 years in the making.
I have planned to set up a breakfast table in the master bedroom for pretty much our entire marriage. With the new empty nest, I thought it might be the perfect week to begin a new tradition.
So I called in the team.
We started with this skirted table from the living room. I've been collecting dishes in the room colors of yellow and green for a while, putting this table together in my mind in bits and pieces.
It will remain set up in the room.
Next, we added some pears for the center.
Pears are the husband's favorite fruit.
(and it doesn't hurt that they are the right color, too...)
This dish is Haviland Limoges.
Real ones wouldn't last a day with the husband around.
After 26 years, he still doesn't *get* that whole
just for looks thing.
Maybe, I 'll decoupage some....
Everything else is actually mine.
As I said, I have been collecting for this table every time I visit an antique or junk shop.