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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Keep’n It Real–Seasonal Sundays #136

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays!

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You might have seen my tablescape from this past week. Well, the table was set and I had a meeting that was to take place at my home.

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There wasn’t time to put it all away, even to just have an empty table for the meeting, so I decided to make it a breakfast meeting.

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I took apart the place settings, and stacked a few things together. I placed the extra place settings that I had out for the tablescape to the side and only retained enough for the meeting. I couldn’t leave the places set, as everyone needed room for their papers and electronic devices for the meeting.

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I purchased a few goodies…

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…served some juice (didn’t have enough orange juice, so I added some cranberry to make and go further and be more interesting)…

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…and of course coffee and tea.

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By refashioning my existing tablescape and a quick trip to the store, I turned my meeting into an enjoyable breakfast meeting.

- The Tablescaper

45 comments:

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I am loving, LOVING all that warm and cozy! It was 80 here today: BLAH! Thank you for hosting such a lovely party!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

You did a terrific job enhancing this tablescape - love the blues! I love combining orange juice and cranberry juice, it does seem special. Looking forward to joining you this week,
Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great idea...it's a shame we don't get to use our tablescapes very often. I bet your colleagues were very impressed and felt special!

XO,
Jane

Mary said...

Oh so smart and your table serves double duty! I love the combination of orange and cranberry juice, even more if it's the weekend and you can a little champagne to the mix :)

Pat said...

Creative idea. I like how you think.:-)

Thanks so much for hosting.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love everything ~ and especially that precious blue and white gingham cup and sauce. Adorable! Thanks for hosting my friend and have a great weekend.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I love your winterscape! Since I always enjoy serving food at a meeting, making it a breakfast meeting was a fabulous idea. Plus...it saved your guests time too! I bet they felt really special.

Barbara F. said...

I'd recognize that Panera coffee cake anywhere! I love your blue and white snowscape table. The cute fox plates are fabulous. I want them! xo

Laurie Ritchey said...

That turned out so pretty. Very clever of you to remove the place settings and serve a little breakfast. I just went back to look at your original scape, and it's beautiful. Love that snowflake runner, and your plate stack is perfection. What great winter plates from Antrhopoligie, and those chargers are beautiful. Thank you for hosting. laurie

Denise said...

I really do love your aquas; they're so soft and pretty for the winter time. I also LOVE the little aqua vase holding your flatware -- it's gorgeous!

I haven't eaten dinner yet, and your pastry/danish pictures are really making me hungry. :-D What a nice setting for a meeting!

Thank you for hosting and Happy Seasonal Sunday.

Denise at Forest Manor

Kathleen said...

What a treat to sit at that beautiful table on a cold winter morning!

Sarah said...

Perfect solution! Love the feel of this winter table!
I'm eyeing those darling fox plates again. Haven't been able to find them. All sold out here. Let me know if you know of a source.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beautiful breakfast meeting table in aqua. I'm drooling over the dishes and aqua stems! I've been looking at lots of aqua, or turquoise tablescapes for winter. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Thank you for hostessing this great meme.
FABBY

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I know they all enjoyed having a breakfast meeting at your beautiful table. Thanks so much for hosting.
hugs ~lynne ~

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Good thinking, and I'm sure your colleagues enjoyed the meeting even more..Thanks for hosting...Judy

Penny Phillips said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you are enjoying your week end...hugs, Penny

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I loved the original table, especially that runner!! but I love how you repurposed it all and made it a lovely breakfast! Thank you for hosting!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting each and every week!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kathe said...

Love the cool aquas! Everything was perfect for your meeting. Lucky guest! Thanks so much for hosting :-)

My Maine Blog said...

Very beautiful, creative and I love the danish ring....I too love, love, love, the Panera bakery....this is one of my favorites when I am having company for coffee and don't have time to bake.

Kathleen

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your blue and those plates are so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Cindy

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Love your winter tablescape. And for it to do double duty like that is so smart. I bet your meeting attendees were really impressed too. Truly lovely Alma!! Nann

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I loved your table set with individual place-settings, but it looks great for the meeting as well! So smart! Thanks for the great party!
Karen

Lizbeth McGow said...

Beautiful Tablescape as always and love the orange/cranberry cocktail!very clever! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week!

Entertaining Women said...

My posts for the next two weeks feature recycling, too! Great job! Did you receive my email about the Mottahedeh Bird Tureen? Thanks for hosting us again. Cherry Kay

Kathy Moody said...

Your winter tablescape and your blog are awesome! Found you at The Shabby Brocante. So glad I did. Thank you so much for hosting. :)

Kathy @ lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

Sandra said...

The colors . . beautiful.
Thanks for hosting.
Greetings from Sunny South Africa
Love
Sandra

Sandra said...

Love your wonderful creativity. Thanks for hosting.
Love from Sunny South Africa
Sandra

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love all the blues and white together, and I agree--I am sure your visitors enjoyed the special treatment they received at your home. Thank you for hosting the party today, and I was glad to have an appropriate post to share.

Carol said...

The blue & white tablescape is so perfect for a winter gathering. I'm sure everyone enjoyed having a breakfast meeting when they saw the goodies on the table.

Smiles,
Carol

Diane said...

It is so nice, when we can really make use of one of our tablescapes! I am sure that the attendees were thrilled to be greeted by that lovely table. Thank you for hosting.

Tricia said...

Wow, I know those arriving for the meeting were delighted to find such a pretty setting -- and delicious treats!

Rettabug said...

I know your meeting had to be successful, surrounded with such beautiful creativity & yummy treats.
Your aqua tablescape is just gorgeous. It matches my eyes, ya' know! LOL

I'm glad someone mentioned that Panera makes that delicious looking coffee cake. I'm using them the next time my quilt group meets here!

Thank you for sharing all your pretties & for hosting each SS.

Stay Warm Hugs,
Rett

Custom Comforts said...

Love what you did with your table. What a great idea and I'm sure everyone appreciated your effort and a lovely breakfast.
Cindy

Cottage and Broome said...

I love the soft blue of your table setting it looks like we are moving into spring with it! One came only hope! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Super tip on stretching the orange juice by mixing in cranberry juice! Thanks for hosting! Blessings, Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful both times! I love breakfast meetings! Hugs, Linda

Marigene said...

Love that shade of blue...your danish pastry looks delish!

Babs said...

Great idea and I'll bet those at the meeting loved it. The coffee cake and cranberry orange juice look delicious. Oh, cute plates...arctic fox? Thanks so much for hosting Seasonal Sundays.

Sherry said...

Those few goodies look great! Thank you for hosting!

Lulu said...

I definitely don't change tablescapes every time I set the table as a tweak or two only takes a minute and gives a new look. If I had your turqoise pieces I would find every opportunity to use them.

Dianne said...

Just as lovely the 2nd, repurposed, time around! Have a great week! dianne

Eileen said...

Lovely tablescape, as always. Thanks for hosting!

Alycia Nichols said...

I could see this table transitioning from evening to morning for breakfast or somewhere in between. Such pretty colors!!!! This is the way to start off a morning....or a meeting!!!!!!

Leann said...

Genius! Love it my friend!!!

Leann