Saturday, April 16, 2011

Breakfast "Friends"

So many of you have beautiful Spring and Easter tablescapes and vignettes which I'm thoroughly enjoying.
Our son is grown and married; and his family lives out of state. I used to decorate for Easter, but over the years, I've gotten rid of all the bunnies, chicks, and Easter decorations.

Although we will enjoy Easter with my aunt and cousins, I'm wishing our grandson (and of course our son and DIL) could be here for Easter.
Grandson is almost 3 years old now and expecting a little brother in June.

Debbie @Confessions of a Plate Addict was my inspiration with her recent post, A French Child's Table Revisited. Thanks, Debbie.

I have several Hummel figures that belonged to my mom and MIL; and although I never display them, I think they are so sweet. 
So I'm pretending that our grandson will be here for breakfast...

...and I'll set a special little table for him by the French doors in the family room.

For a table, I covered a bench with a cloth and used the little rocking chair that has been our family for four generations. The cushion is made from an old torn quilt that was my Granny's.

The little plate with carrots and cabbages remind me of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The German spoon and pusher were a baby gift for our son when he was born.

The pusher has a rabbit and hedgehog on the handle...

...and the spoon, a fox and goose.

I used my husband's baby cup, although Grandson will probably think he's too big for that. lol

Don't you just love the sweet faces on the Hummel "friends"?

Oh, I just realized.  I do have bunnies.

And of course, lambs.

 The little boy almost looks like he's kissing the lamb, and look how the other one is looking up at them.

 An old creamer holds flowers from the garden. Woodland phlox, deutzia, and wild strawberry. The wild strawberry even has a bloom.
I know the wild strawberry is a weed, but it's so pretty, I like to use it in arrangements.

Wishing you all an blessed Easter with family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by. I always love seeing you and appreciate your sweet comments.

I'll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
See you there.

Between Naps On The Porch 


Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Babs! It's the next best thing to having your son home with his baby! And you saved all the right things...I love the spoon and pusher and the Hummels are so sweet! What a pretty centerpiece of flowers, too!

This is our first Easter without my Dad. It will still be a joyous occasion for all, I will make it that way, and sometimes, that's all you can do.

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!


Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Babs that is precious! I love the little table set up for your grandson.. I am lucky to have my grands all close.. I always set up something special for my granddaughter that is 4 and she just loves it!... the others are too young yet but I have already starting collecting plates to use at Easter for all four.

On Crooked Creek said...

This is such a sweet tablescape for the grandson! I adore your Hummels...I was only able to purchase a few during our European tour. Easter is such a special time and to see the lambs brought sorrow and joy to my heart. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. God bless you, dear!

Marigene said...

What a sweet little table for your grandson using his dad's and granddad's utensils.

Sarah said...

Babs, this is darling! The special family pieces are true heirlooms. I've never had any Hummel figures, but I've long admired them. Yours are darling with those sweet faces and the lambs and bunnies. I wish your little grandson could be there to enjoy that table. ~ Sarah

Christie said...

OH Babs...this table setting is precious...I'm lovin' it and I'm sure your grandson would too :)
Your hummels are so cute...reminds me of my grandma T...she had four that used to sit on her piano...they are mama's now and they are treasures for are lucky to have these that were your mama's and MIL's...see you do have bunnies and lambs :)
Hope you have a nice day...
Big hugs,

Betty said...

Are you sure you aren't my secret twin? It is amazing how similar the things we enjoy are! Love, Betty

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Babs, I LOVE this precious little tablesetting set up for your grandson. Even if he wouldn't delight in it, I know his mother would. I sure enjoyed seeing your precious Hummels. I don't have ANY! What sweet faces and the animals too. Love your son's spoon. You have set up a gorgeous child's table. Thanks for sharing! :)


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a sweet table for your grandson. I know if he were there he would love it!

Richard Cottrell said...

This was such a sweet post. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House

Savannah Granny said...

Babs, I this this is the most beautiful Easter setting I have seen. I hope you get to see the grands soon.
I am following. Ginge

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Hummel Friends so sweet!! I also have them from my Mother-in-law she had a lot of them !! I love your Easter setting !! I would like to Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape for Easter and being one of my followers !!! I hope you have a Great Easter with your family.


Oh Babs, how beautiful! I love your grandson's "pretend" table, my granddaughters live out of our city, in another, about 3-4 hours away! maybe I need to do this. I love the green plate, flatware, cup and Hummels...I gave my little Victoria a musical Hummel flower girl that goes around and I have a couple of little boys like yours, I bought them In Germany on a trip I went when I was single. Than you for dropping by and for the lovely comments.
Happy Easter

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Lynn said...

What a special setting! Your Hummel's are adorable and I'm lovin' that great spoon! Happy Easter:@)

Debbie said...

Babs, even if I didn't love Hummels, AND I DO, I would be delighted by this table. I love all the treasures on it.

My favorite figure was the one who looked like he was kissing the lamb. That was precious.

Loved it!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, I will admit it: I have NEVER seen a spoon like that! Never! In my Catholic grade school we had a majority of German nuns. I was introduced to lots and lots of German customs and foods and rituals. But I have NEVER seen a spoon like that. I can see where its design makes perfect sense, though. Amazing! Oh....and how sweet: your husband's baby cup!

The French Hutch said...

hi Babs, We have much in common, one son married,he and his wife have one son, almost three and live out of state. Wish they could be here too. We visited them last week and I made my darling grand an Easter Basket to take to him. I love how you created your vignettes using the adorable Hummel figurines. I adore the little boy and girl with the lambs. Your German spoon and pusher are so sweet, what wonderful treasures to have. Thanks for such a sweet and delightful post......
Easter Blessings

The French Hutch

Carolyn said...

So beautiful! I am visiting from BNOTP and am now following you!

My daughter received a similar spoon set when she was born. It still remains in the box as I never used it. I've always loved how unusual it is!

Have a blessed Easter!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What an inspired usage of all of your treasures. A lovely, pastoral table for one.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful! I love a child's Easter table. That is what I did last year. Love the green plate. Have a lovely Easter!

Entertaining Women said...

Enchanting! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

This is SO adorable! The Hummls are a perfect accent. That little rocker is priceless. I wish I had ANYTHING from my childhood. I just realized today that I still have my son and daughters baby blankets. I need to give them to THEM!!! Thanks for sending me the link. XO, Pinky