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An Alfresco Summer Breakfast Table

Welcome to our backyard here in coastal Maine! With the fourth of July around the corner, I was inspired

to put together this alfresco breakfast tablescape 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 luv to have you you join me!!

Let's start with this old rustic red bucket!

A bucket, I couldn't resist for $5 at a second-hand shop.

All that chippiness and color, I knew it would be perfect for the backyard this summer.

Today, I am using it as a centerpiece with my alfresco breakfast table along with some simple lilac

branches and a few old garden stakes that were my mothers.

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 antique Russian Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain tea set that was my mother's is used to serve coffee.

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


See that little face peeking in the background? That's Ella...

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

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"In My Mother's Home..."

Patriotic Table Blog Hop

I’m excited to be sharing Patriotic Tablescapes with some of my blogging friends today. You’ll get an inspiring tour from coast to coast visiting homes in New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington.

Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse

Stacy Ling | Bricks n' Bloom

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Kristin | White Arrows Home

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Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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