A month or so ago, I hosted my friends out at Headwaters Ranch for a little R&R.
One item on the agenda was to make them all brunch.
I have been wanting to see up a table under this big tree for a while now, but never had time/energy to pack up my dishes and haul them out there. Well, this time, I did. Of course, we had our brunch inside and went out to shop...but that's an entirely different story. (Barbie doesn't like to eat outside.)
Anyway, I went ahead and set the table up another day for the photos. (So cheesy, right?)
Well, I pulled this incredibly heavy farm table from the pool house to under the tree with the help of my 7 & 9 year olds...still owe them $5. Then, I brought my box out and started setting up. No sooner had I laid the last piece of silver ware down that a storm blew threw. " BOYS!! We've got to move the table back!!" Again, this is a HEAVY table...really HEAVY. We stuck in under the eave of the pool house and waited out the storm. Again, I had already come this far and was going to get my pictures so with a lot of cajoling and promising of more money and video game time, my little guys helped me move the table back. I'm sharing this with you so you will not judge too harshly the table nor the photos...be kind.
This shot was purely because I thought the fireplace looked pretty in the background.
The ceramic basket in the foreground is actually a strawberry basket. There is a jar for sugar and and little pitcher for cream. Really sweet dish from Neuwirth that I found on Ebay for a few dollars. Sadly, the strawberries did not ride out the storm very well and the grapes took their place.
Love this one! My daddy put up the swing for the boys and they have more fun on that thing! Isn't it true of us all? The simple things bring such joy!
The place settings were a combination of Johnson Brothers Old Bradbury, Sears/Harmony House Federalist Ironstone and Johnson Brothers Sovereign as well as my brother's Reed & Barton 18/10 stainless (looking for pattern name as we speak.)
The charger plates are Johnson Brothers Sovereign which mostly came from The Enabler. (Check out her blog HERE.) The dinner plates and berry bowls are old Johnson Brothers Old Bradbury plates that I found at an estate sale with...yes...you know...The Enabler. The berry bowls are set on top of vintage Federalist Ironstone by either Sears or Harmony House. An Old Bradbury platter holds the Federalist Ironstone creamer & sugar for the nonexistent coffee. The coffee/tea cups are also Old Bradbury. I used a mix of vintage white table cloths and my favorite vintage embroidered napkins as the foundation for the lovely outdoor country brunch that never was...well, not outdoors anyway.
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