Thursday, March 31, 2011


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Serving brunch is one of my favorite ways to entertain, and Spring is the perfect time to use my Quimper in the "Decor Soleil Yellow" pattern. With Spring being my favorite season, now is the right time for my first tablescape........

Lets see what we have to make our Tablescape
we'll need:

Flowers for the Centerpiece 
Snow Cone Candytuft with my favorite in everything, Ivy

A touch of color from the flower garden


Laura Ashley Embroidered 
found these for fifty cents new at an outlet store

Napkin Rings and Flatware
Pottery Barn Sale
Everyday Oneida

Fleur-de-lis tumblers a gift from my Son and DIL
Mikasa Crystal 


 Place Setting

Dinner Plate

Luncheon/Salad Plate

Cream Soup Bowl

Our Place Setting

Centerpiece Basket sitting on large Florastasia  glass platter given to me by my MIL

Figurine Candlestick Holders and Salt and Pepper
Soleil salt and pepper

Champagne of Course

Strawberries in a Strawberry Bowl
 Everyone loves Strawberries and Champagne

Milk Picture

Covered Cheese Tray

Dinning Room is Ready for our Guest

I hope everyone enjoyed the Brunch, I know I had fun setting the table.


  1. Hi! Thank so much for stopping off my blog and your kind words..YOU BUILT 6 HOUSES???? Wow I am impressed!!!!!
    Thats just amazing.....I don't think I would EVER do this again, its been fun, exciting and stressful but the novelty has worn ready to move. (we had built one before this too but not on this scale)
    Lovely blog and what a gorgeous all things Dutch and I love setting up for a brunch too. The cake pic intrigued me underneath so am now going to go see what thats about nice to "meet" you!

  2. BEAUTIFUL tablescape! Well done!

  3. Hi Emily, Thanks for visiting my blog. I also love French Country! Welcome to blogland! It is quite amazing. I'm glad you've started a blog. I look forward to getting to know you and reading more of your blog.
    ~ Julie

  4. p.s. Have you discovered the blog Between Naps on the Porch? She does a weekly Tablescape Thursdays link party. You should link up your tablescape.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

  5. Emily, great job! You did a wonderful job presenting your beautiful spring table. Every piece of Soleil is indeed full of sunshine. You are so fortunate to have a complete service of this happy pottery. Don't forget to link this to Tablescape Thursday this week. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  6. I love your figurines and your use of color. The table setting is so charming! Thank you for visiting Brambly and inviting me over-I'm a new follower.Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. Beautiful tablescape!!! Love your dishes and the flowers are lovely!

  8. Hi Emily, I am your newest follower!

    Wow! How beautiful is this table?

    The cordials are stunning and oh, well the champagne and strawberries rocked my world.

    Love it all.

    You are such an artist.



  9. Such a happy, gorgeous table Emily....perfect for spring....xv

  10. How beautiful! I love your French china, it's so lively in yellow, it evokes spring in the air! Your guest must've loved it! Everything is beautiful, your whole dining room. The cordials are so nice and those trawberries in the bowl...great! Thanks for dropping by Emily and for the sweet comments.
    Have a nice day.

  11. Hello Emily... thank you so much for visiting me at my blog today... yours is beautiful!... love your tablescape... Merci for the strawberries and champagne!... xoxo Julie Marie

  12. Emily,
    WONDERFUL photos - those strawberries made my mouth water!

  13. Inspirational! I think the Soleil works all year round - it is so cheerful and happy.What a beautiful sparkle the cordial glasses add!

  14. I am in love with everything on your table. We both just did country French inspired tablescapes so we must be kindred spirits!

    I am so glad you visited my blog. I am now following you too!

  15. Welcome to News From Italy Emily, I am delighted to have you as my latest follower and I really hope you will enjoy sharing our little piece of Italy. I am glad you found me as I can now follow back! I was trying to work out how you got your blog name then I saw the header, hutch, we call these dressers! Lovely tablescape.

  16. I don't blame you one bit for showing off this splendid table.It look so Springy and cozy; I love this. Happy Spring to you Emily.

  17. Great table. Love all of the details. Just beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

  18. Hi Emily!~ Welcome to blogging. So glad you found my blog too. Your table scape is just gorgeous. I love the dishes too! Come join me Monday for my newbie party that I host every week. Would love to have you.

  19. G'day Emily~So nice to meet you.I too love a good brunch and a pretty table set.Lovely blog I am a new follower.~Cheers Kim

  20. I too love your blog name and enjoy all your fun photos.~Kim

  21. Love the table colours - reminds me of the vibrant colours of Provence - Thank you for visiting my site Emily - I look forward to more of your lovely French posts.

  22. Hi Emily, I love your table, and I think my favorite part might be the adorable figurine candlesticks. I have a weakness for figurines! And the yellow is so cheery. We really need some cheerful weather up here in New England. Still so cold! I see you have some garden flowers! I would love a glass of champagne in your crystal glasses! Linda

  23. Wonderful to have found your blog. Your dining room is stunning and the tablescape is wonderful. Love all of your Quimper. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  24. Sarah sent me to visit your blog and it's lovely! A beautiful Quimperware tablescape.

  25. That was just beautiful! I'll be back - and a big thank you to Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul for the introduction!

  26. Hi Emily,
    Coming over from HFTS. Your Spring table is delicious. I love this Quimper pattern - so pretty.

  27. Hi Emily, your tablescape is lovely. Come by and visit me and we can follow each other. Iv'e been to Europe a number of times but haven't been to France yet. I'm currently ready a book called THE OLIVE FARM. It's a memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France. Janet

  28. Yea, you did it! Emily this table is over the top beautiful. The cheerful Soleil Quimper is the happiest pottery around. Makes me wish I had a hutch full of this gorgeous Quimper. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! ~ Sarah

  29. That tablescape looks perfect in your gorgeous dining room! I love the napkins, and the china, and your centerpiece flowers are lovely!! I have those same tumblers!! Thanks for stopping by my place, I always appreciate the kind comments!!

  30. So glad you came by for a visit. What a gorgeous spring table. I agree, this is the time to showcase those lovely plates and pieces. Your dining room is gorgeous too and the Quimper is right at home there. I love the colors of the crystal. Have a very happy Thursday! Just the yellow makes me have a happier day!

  31. Saw your guest post on Sarah's blog. It is a lovely table setting that you have there. I also started blogging not too long ago. It's lots of work, but lots of fun as well.

  32. Hi Emily, Sarah introduced me to your blog and I must say you have the most amazing collection of Quimper I have ever seen! The hutch full of Quimper took my breath away and the table set for brunch is fabulous. I am so happy I found you and I am now a follower.

  33. Emily your quimper collection is TDF!! Your tablescape is lovely and your dining room is gorgeous!I'm eating up all the eye candy and my butt is getting fatter LOL!! *winks* Vanna

  34. Hi Emily, I'm coming over from Sarah's blog and I am loving what I see! Beautiful, beautiful dishes and accessories. I am new to quimper pottery and it is just charming. What a lovely table.


  35. So beautiful! I love your collection of dishes and all the storied behind them. I just found your lovely blog via Sarah. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous dishes with us!

  36. Emily:

    This is such a beautiful table. The yellow just shouts Spring and the concept is brought through with the sweet basket of Candy Tuft. Just lovely.

    I'm so happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays - and that sweet Sarah told you about the party. She is a lovely lady. When you have a chance, I'd really appreciate it if you would edit your post to include a link to Seasonal Sundays. That way the viewers can easily pop back and forth to the other participants. Again, I'm so happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  37. Emily,
    What a beautiful table! I love the figurines you added to the centerpiece. Just wonderful! I found you at Sarah's blog.

  38. Your brunch tablescape is lovely. Your Quimper collection is stunning!

  39. Emily- Your collection of Quimper is just wonderful and this table is beautifully set! Thanks for stopping by to enter my give-away and for signing up to follow. I look forward to visiting more of your blog real soon! ~ Sue

  40. This is a stunning tablescape! So bright, so beautiful:)


  41. WOW Emily, you have a gorgeous dining room and I loved your tablescape especially your china. Thanks for following and I'm following you back...




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