An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

Patriotic Alfresco Table

Welcome to our backyard here in coastal Maine!  With the fourth of July around the corner, I was inspired to put together this Patriotic alfresco table using all of my mother’s various china patterns, silverware, platters, and glasses to create this outdoor summer breakfast table in our backyard. If you are new to my blog, we inherited this coastal Maine home this past fall from my parents and have been restoring and decorating it all with my parent’s antiques ever since.  You can follow along in the series “In My Mother’s Home…” here on the blog, I’d love to have you join me!!

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

A Red Bucket

Let’s start with this old rustic red bucket! 

A bucket, I couldn’t resist for $5 at a second-hand shop. With all that chippiness and color, I knew it would be perfect for the backyard this summer. Today, I am using it as a centerpiece for my Patriotic alfresco table along with some simple lilac branches and a few old garden stakes that were my mother’s.

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

I kept this alfresco breakfast table simple with muffins, croissants, bagels, and fruits.

I used a glass cloche to cover the bagels.

A blue bottle from the Crate & Barrel outlet is filled with fresh water for the table.

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

Vintage Dishware

An antique Russian Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain tea set that was my mothers is used to serve coffee.

You may also enjoy this new breakfast nook space in the post, Best Breakfast Nook Ideas for Morning Brunch..

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

I used all the various patterns I could find in the cupboards to create this Patriotic alfresco table.

The red and white runner on the table is a simple window valance that was in a closet.  Perfect for the table.

I picked a small glass filled with daisies from the yard for a soft outdoor touch.

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table


An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

See that little face peeking in the background?  That’s Ella…

During the making of this Patriotic alfresco table, Ella stole three blueberry muffins and a croissant for her breakfast…

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table


An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table
Red Bucket of Greens

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

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Patriotic Table Blog Hop

Be sure to check out the other ladies joining me here today too on this Patriotic Table Blog Hop here:

Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse

Patriotic Table

Stacy Ling | Bricks n’ Bloom

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Patriotic Table

Kristin | White Arrows Home

An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table


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  1. I love Ella!! She has wonderful expressions!!
    Thanks for sharing her.

    1. Thank you Bonnie, Ella is just as much a hoot in person, haha. Thanks for stopping by!