I hope you're doing well and having a great weekend!
I have a new tablescape I wanted to share with you today!
I recently hosted my very first Homeschool Mom's Prayer Breakfast! It was just me and 3 other girls who are also Homeschool Moms. I thought it would be a nice thing to have some "girl time" and really spend some time praying for eachother and for the remainder of the homeschool year.
I really wanted to make this a special time for the ladies, as these girls are such a blessing to me! So, my goal was to create a really pretty setting and some yummy food and just have a nice peaceful environment to open up and share with eachother and pray for one another.
And nothing speaks "peaceful" to me like BLUE AND WHITE TOILE with a cheerful sunny yellow!
I have been wanting to put this table together ever since I saw Yvonne from Stone Gable's Harbingers of Spring tablescape! I just fell in love with it, and knew I wanted to create something similar for this wonderful breakfast!
I love the sunny feel of the blue and white toile with the yellow.
Here is what I came up with!
I decided to host this in our patio room since it is such a sunny and peaceful place. I moved some of the furniture around to make some room for the table (not too much, just a big ottoman, an end table, and a desk chair) and I brought in our round patio table from outsdie. It seemed like it might be just the right size for an intimate gathering of friends!
On it, I put a long white round tablecloth that reaches to the floor. (to hide the...um...."outdoor" look of this patio table)
Then I put one of my great Goodwill Finds, this pretty lacy tablecloth, over it to make it less stark white and more ivory in color. On top of that is a pretty April Cornell Table Runner I found at Homegoods. Not super cheap ($10), but worth it! I love this pretty pattern!
Ok, ready for the plate breakdown???
My base is just my lovely Dollar Store "White Workhorse" plate (are you getting sick of seeing these yet? I know they're on almost all my tablescapes, but that's the beauty of these plates! I love how they provide some texture while being versatile enough to go from casual to fancy! I ALSO love that they were only $1 EACH at Dollar Tree!!!)
On top of that are these beautiful new Johnson Brothers plates I found at TJ Maxx recently for a steal! $2.99 each, I believe!!! I found 4 of them, and bought them all! They were just perfect!
On top of that are my Dollar Tree yellow bowls! These are not nearly as gorgeous as Yvonne from Stone Gable's Daffodil bowls, but I couldn't find those anywhere, and these were only $1 and kind of did the job of adding that gorgeous yellow color right where I wanted it!
Then, on top of that are these adorable blue and white toile porcelain containers! I found these just a few days before the breakfast at the Dollar Tree (of all places!), and thought they'd make the perfect little gifts for my guests!
Then, right behind the containers, I put a small Place card with each guest's name, the event, and a great scripture from the Bible that I learned a long time ago, but felt like it would be great with this event.
It's Malachi 3:16 and it says "Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name."
I love this verse and I loved how we were able to get together, get to know one another, and enjoy a great time of helping eachother and praying for one another! I just love these ladies! =D
I am also excited to say that I feel like I was able to really sit down and spend some good time with them this time as well! Instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off! I was able to do a lot of preparing ahead of time, and that made all the difference!!!
I had the entire table set and everything but the food and drinks out on the buffet by the night before. Then, in the morning, I got up early and got right to work making the food and such.
When my first friend arrived, I was just about done, and didn't have much left to do, so I was able to sit down and talk with my friends once everything was out! It was so nice not to be stressing out over everything!
Thanks so much for joining me today! It means so much that you stopped by! Have a great rest of your weekend!
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