Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I cannot believe I actually have a set of dishes I use for breakfast...but I do!
When the children were all home..there was one..just one..set of dishes. The second set was for Holidays and special occasions only! Now I have my daughters doing the same thing. Breakfast dishes...I LOVE it!

I hope you can see the little rooster napkins I just bought from Gardners Cottage.
Yes, yes, I use my little coke glasses for juice..but..I mean..we're NOT having company for breakfast..and I like these little glasses!'s ok..right? Right?

I really do like these little cherry dishes..but..after I got them I noticed the little spaces in the bands of red and it sort of makes them look as though they are chipped. I am used to it now..but for bothered me. Hey..cherries are cherries! I really like them. (now I want roosters! ~smile~

I am just showing this last picture because I wanted you to see that my stools are also painted with cherries. I bought the stools from Penny's and had an artist do them for me. I thought she did a wonderful job and after over five years not a single chip in them.

Just this one last thing. Nothing to do with tablescapes really..but I just love leaving these pretty plates in my cake saver. I use them all the time because they are out and so handy.'s kinda pretty too.
All done. ~Smiles~ (Yippee, I did it again...sorta!)



  1. I liked those Cherry dishes! here the wild cherries are in bloom now :-)

  2. How lovely is your breakfast table! You make this so attractive that I like to join you. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also your visit to my blog. I don't like lightning in a plane at all. It must have been very scary for you.

  3. Beautiful table and I love the plates in the cake saver!!

    Thank you for visiting my blog...the one listed below is my main blog...use the second one for Friday Flea Market postings! Come visit again soon!

    May I move into your is so gorgeous and, well, homey!!

    Grandma G's

  4. Mona,
    Did I ever tell you that cherries are my favorite fruit? I have wanted some cherry dishes for the longest time and your table is just perfect! I mean really, these are just the cutest cherry dishes ever. LOVE IT! Cindy

  5. Your cherry dishes and the stools are adorable. Breakfast dishes, lunch dishes, any excuse for dishes. I'm with you!

  6. Your cherry dishes are wonderful...what a beautiful blog...I read a lot of it and will be back for "more"...thanks

  7. I think that is pretty special having breakfst dishes and passing on that tradition! Great idea putting the plates in the cake saver!

  8. What a cute set of dishes! I love them, and your napkins.....and the bar stools. How cute it all looks together! You can you not start your day with pep in your step with that cute little scene for breakfast! Are the cherries ripe for picking in Beaumont yet? My mother in law has a cherry tree, so I'm going to see what kind of pie they make this year!

  9. That's is one "cherry" (cheery) tablescape! Love it!

    Happy Thursday!

  10. Hey... you learned to put links in your posts! Well shiver me timbers, girlfriend... what's next?

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  11. LOve them....they are sweet! :)

  12. Oh, Dear Monaness! I love your breakfast table and those cherry dishes! Too adorable! Now those rooster napkins could sneak over to my house! Now I just loved your last picture with the plates inside your cake server! I've never thought of that but you can make sure I'm going to do that.
    Oh, I'd love to visit too! I'm doing fine. Just so tired! There's so much to do and I don't want to do it! I didn't do anything yesterday but feel quilty about it today! Oh my goodness! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. What a great idea for a cake saver when it's not holding cake. I have a pot pourri pie in mine.

  14. Oh I love your cherry plates, so pretty and they look so cheerful. Now the best idea I have ever seen is storing the plates in the cake saver. That is not only pretty but great storage. I have a big cake saver also, you have just given me a whole new idea and I love it. Hope you don't mind if I copy. Thanks for always showing us such a great space and design. Hugs, Marty

  15. Oh, do have some of the sweetest and prettiest dishes. I love these and I love your cake plate and cover. Looks WONDERFUL with plates in it.
    You must have a fabulous home!!

  16. OH MY!!! I have never ever thought of a just for breakfast set of dishes.... I LOVE dishes and I am now going to have to be on the look out for some....

    I have the china (I got a whole set at an auction for 20.00, winter set, all white set, and a set vintage set for picnic...) so you see I am loving this idea!!!

    I love your blog!!

    Have A Blessed Day and lots of Hugs!!!

    Just A Gal...

  17. Oh I love your plates! I think it is so awesome that you have breakfast plates! The cherries are so cheerful and great for breakfast! I use coke glasses for juice too LOL. And your stools are so cute! :) What a nice breakfast it would be in your home :)

    All the best,

  18. What cheery cherry dishes! What a wonderful way to start the day.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  19. How nice having a special set of dishes just for breakfast.

  20. What a fabulous use for the cake saver. I must get one of those for myself. I love the plates and again.....your table is lovely.

    We officially can not be friends now because my idea of a "fancy" table is to NOT use paper plates. LOL

  21. LOVE the cherry plates. What a great idea to have "breakfast" plates! And the rooster napkins match so perfectly somehow. You set a VERY inviting breakfast table. How far away did you say you live...?
    Patricia :o)

    PS: What a great idea to use the cake plate to store your dishes. It looks so beautiful and is so practical, too.

  22. What a great idea with the cake saver! Cherry dishes are a perfect way to start the day. I think they would be a wonderful thing to to look forward to each morning. Thank you for sharing.


  23. Hi, I am visiting from Grammy Girlfriend. Loved your blog. I like the idea of putting your pretty dishes in a cake saver.

  24. You are a girl after my own heart. I have always had a big thing for cherries. I love a cherry pattern on anything. Those plated and bowls are to die for. Oh, and I love the idea of the plates in the cake why didn't I ever think of that? It's great to have girlfriends! Hugs, Kathleen

  25. What could be cheerier than cherry dishes?! I love your tablescape.
    Happy TT, Bridget

  26. I love how you store your plates in your cake saver. I have a cake saver that I never use for cake and I need some storage for some smaller plates I just got at the thrift store. Thanks to you, I now know where to store them. Thanks for the idea!!! And I like your cherry dishes. Breakfast plates, that is what I need.

  27. Oh I hope those are new cherry plates and you can tell me where to get them as I must have a set for myself. They are by far the best cherry plates I've seen. I adore them. So please tell me where to get them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't tell me you got them years ago and I won't be able to find any now.

    Love the idea of putting dishes in the cake plate. I think you may have started a new trend.


  28. Very sweet! And the napkins are adorable too!

  29. Hi Mona, Whew...!
    I have been meaning to get back over here and say Hi and answer your question. Time got away from me this past week...:)

    Your Red cherry dishes are so pretty! You should link this post up for "Flaunt Your Red" with Miss Nancy at "Southern Lady". It's perfect for it!

    The Grape scroll topper I ordered that one from the "Touch Of Class" catalog online.
    They have tons of toppers on that site. I just adore a Grape themed kitchen.
    Let me know if you get it and where you put it.

    Have a wonderful day my friend and thanks for your kind compliments.

    You made my day!
    ~Melissa :)

  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cherry dishes! What a sweet little breakfast table. I also like the idea of stacking them in the cake server. Very clever Miss Mona! :)


  31. Oh Mona, those dishes are SO adorable! I love the idea of having dishes just for breakfast -- makes the start of the day special. :)

  32. The cottage by the Cranelake...You like my dishes? Really? Now that makes me smile! Thanks Christer!

    Reader Wil...Thank you so much! I appreciate that.

    Georgia...That plate server is such a nice little storage area for the counter. I love it! Honestly, I have never seen anyone else do it. It sat there is crystal and the dishes were sitting there..and it just seemed the thing to do. :)
    I'm so happy you like the idea!
    Thanks for getting me straight on your blogs! :) AND for the address.

    Cynthia...If you love those dishes...then I did good!!! and I are definitely on the same page!

    Thoughtfully blended hearts...LOVE that name. You just find me and I change my dress! Please do come back!

    Susan...thank you SO much! Please do come back and see me..

    Acorn Cottage...I'm not sure about the cherries in Beaumont..but they should be soon if they are not now.
    We will be taking a trip there there soon to see.

    Chandy....I am so happy to meet you. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like it!

    The Blue Ridge Gal....The Lord only knows...and I mean that honestly, Di! If it wasn't for I'd have sank long ago! too!!

    Sheila...put your little footsies up on the foot stool..take a deep breath, sit back..and let the world float by you. Everything will still be there tomorrow.. :)

    Balisha...I have had a little fake tart in mine from time to time..this just sort of happened..
    It's handy!

    Marty39...I would be delighted to know you like the idea and did it.
    Goodness knows I have copied others hundres of times...still do..and always will. :) That's partly why we come here.. :)

    bj..awww thanks so much! You always make me feel great!!

    Just a sweet thing. Thanks so much!

    Allidink..You like my coke glasses? Perfect size little things..I LOVE those little glasses. Thanks Allison!

    Christi...Thanks so much and you are right. Puts you in a nice mood. Um....usually.. :)

    KBeau...awww..I don't know. Most of the time it's a paper towel and a piece of toast..just bein' honest here! know...those cherry dishes are stacked on my microwave..anything quick and easy. I'm glad you like them.

    Vintage Linen Treasures... I keep them handy. They are very sturdy and the cups have saucers..I LOVE saucers...I know..I know..people usually use mugs..but..I like saucers. Saves a mess. I'm so glad you like them. Red. GREAT color isn't it?

    For the Sake of Time...Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm glad you like them.

    Grammy...Thanks Grammy! Nice to meet you! Glad you like it!

    Kathleen...YES! It is great to have girlfriends! Glad you liked those dishes. Who can resist cherries..

    Mrs B. Silly...So happy you stopped by. I will have to pay you a visit.. :)

    Kim @ Manning Family Tree...Now..that makes me feel good. I gave you an idea you can use! I LOVE that!!

    Joanne Kennedy...I am so glad you liked the idea. I got the dishes on ebay..and I must see if I can find out the seller...I will email!!

    Kathleen...glad you liked them!

    Milissa Miller...Bless your little heart. Thanks for taking the time to let me know where you got those pretties! WHAT a lovely home you have!!!

    Liz... :) Well..thanks so much! No one has EVER called me clever and I like it! :)

  33. Hi there!

    Your cherry dishes are just the cutest things ever!
    Your blog is so sweet, just love it! I'm so glad I stopped by!!


  34. Love the new look and I just love a cake plate. I have several. I loooove them. Great idea to stack plates inside. Never thought of that before. You are so creative.


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