June 04, 2007


A "Summery" Breakfast Table
As y'all know, I love to change out my decorating for the seasons. I wanted a new "summery" look for our breakfast table but I didn't want to spend any money. One of the great advantages of using the same colors throughout your home is that things will always "match" wherever you put them. One of my favorite ways to change things around is by going "shopping" in my "nic nac" closet! I just never know what I'm going to find in there and usually whatever I choose will fit in beautifully with my decor because it is usually in the same color family!
We had a rainy weekend so it was the perfect time to use up the rest of the material from the porch cushions I made. I stitched up the table runner and napkins and then found the pretty flower arrangement and candles in the closet.


I "snipped" some dried hydrangea blossoms off the back of an arrangement and put them in them front on the candle holder!

Voila, I have a new "summery" table and I didn't spend a cent! Why don't you see what you have around your house that you can "recycle" and create a brand new look?!!


For an early birthday gift I received my absolute FAVORITE Yankee candle scent which is Butter cream!! I'm telling y'all, it's smells so good I almost want to eat it! The best part ~ no calories are involved:o) I thought my kitchen counter would be the perfect place to have it since I spend so much time in there;o) To dress it up I added the blue ribbon and dried hydrangea blossoms ~ I love how it looks with the bowl of sunny yellow lemons!

For those of you with young ladies Miss Bonnie will be doing a "guest post" tomorrow. She will share with you one way that she has been preparing herself for the day that she will be a homemaker. Stay tuned!

14 comments:

Mrs.B. said...

It looks lovely! (o:

Anonymous said...

You always have the most beautiful ideas.Thanks so much for being such an inspiration.Buttercream sounds wonderful, I will definately have to try that one.Lovely post as always.

Mindy said...

Such a pretty table setting....I adore Hydrangeas too..:) Love the idea of using what you already have in your nic'nac closet....you are a wise woman!! Blessings to you my friend...

Julieann said...

I just absolutely love the blue--it is so pretty---I think I am going to change my green to blue---I love it!!

Julieann:)

Sharon Kay said...

I will try out your buttercream..can all most smell it now. Your table setting is lovely and I am sure your breakfast was also good. I will be looking forward to Miss Bonnie and her post. Hugs to you and your family.....Sharon K

LBP said...

Your table setting is very pretty and "summery". I have never smelled the butter creme but it sounds heavenly.

Linda

Cathy said...

Susan, your table looks so pretty.
And you are very smart doing all that beautiful sewing. You will be a pro before you know it. :-) Your new candle and ribbon with the lemons look very nice too.

Storybook Woods said...

Looks wonderful Susan !!!! I can not wait to read Miss Bonnie's post. Clarice

Kelli said...

It's just lovely, Susan! So happy and summery...I love your new napkins and your candle is so pretty!! I like your idea of a nic-nac closet too! I'm really looking foward to hearing from Miss Bonnie.
Hugs,
Kelli

Jodi said...

Everything looks so fresh and breezy! Your butter cream candle sounds yummy smelling, but I would probably want to just smell your lemons - lol! I do love the scent of citrus. :o) Looking forward to Miss Bonnie's post tomorrow.

Karen said...

"Sew" pretty! ;-) Those are also some of my favorite colors and textures.
I'm looking forward to reading Miss Bonnie's post.

Christie Belle said...

Ohhhh, I love the blues. It just looks so cheery and summery. AND, I love the buttercream Yankee Candle, what am I saying...I love all Yankee Candles:)

Mrs. U said...

You amaze me with your gift of decorating!!! Everything looks so pretty!!! Even the lemons on display look extra pretty in your home!!

And that candle... oh dear... I can NOT have one of those near me. I start craving cake icing REALLY bad when I smell it. HAHA!! Just smelling it makes me gain about 10 pounds becuase I'll turn around and bake something!! LOL!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

Hmmm, I'll have to check out the Buttercream scent. My current favorite by Yankee Candles is Pumpkin Spice. Cute table decor!