Setting a Breakfast Table to Crow About

August 09, 2012
This is the very first tablescape that I have posted to my blog.

This new find for $4 at the consignment shop will be part of the centerpiece.

Do you know what this is? It's made in Italy and is a vintage Progressus French Fry Cutter.

I am setting the table for a special breakfast.

My place settings will be Fiesta Scarlet dinner size plates and coffee mugs, Wexford pressed glass small goblets for juice, and white cloth napkins folded in a basic silverware pouch. My tablecloth is vintage, round and hand crocheted.

My centerpiece includes a set of vintage figural tomato salt and pepper shakers, two vintage rooster figurines, made in Japan, a Bromwell flour sifter with red wooden knob, the french fry cutter and a faux plant.

This is my round kitchen table set for breakfast for four!

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  1. This is so cute! I have the same French fry cutter It was my mom's. I may 'borrow' this idea, Carlene. xo

  2. I've never seen a French fry cutter, how neat! Your tablescape is very nice anyone would love to have breakfast at your table.


  3. Wild applause and standing ovation! Your first tablescape and you nailed it! I love it Carlene. Seems creative minds thinking alike this week?? LOL! Now, you know you are hooked right? I can't wait to see your next table!! Have a wonderful weekend :-)

  4. Great way to repurpose items for a darling centerpiece. You have a good eye for design, and I look forward tp seeing more of your tables. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  5. Carlene!! Great job on your first tablescape. I love the centerpiece! Cute and clever! I hope you enjoyed it and will do more! hugs, Linda

  6. What a "festive" table setting!! Red is such a happy color, and the addition of your vintage cutter and rooster are the perfect finishing touches! What time is breakfast?!

  7. Prescious tablescape! You are certainly a pro in table setting for the centerpiece is so creative with the vinage cutter, and the plant in the sifter. I love your tablecloth and the Fiesta red dinnerware with the darling rooster! Please, pop over to view my finds used in a vacation tablescape!

    Thanks, Pam

  8. Darliing table. What luck in finding that crocheted tablecloth. Love the red and roosters and center piece french fry cutter. Hope to see more of you.
    (I did a rooster scape this week also.)

  9. What a precious breakfast table. I love red...fav. color..and the crocheted cloth is beautiful. Never saw a french fry cutter like that...pretty cool.
    Love it all...

  10. A perfect breakfast table! that fry cutter is an awesome find! I have never seen one and it had a great price tag. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a terrific day!

  11. Your table looks wonderful! I love all the red and what a great find the french fry cutter is! You did an excellent job on your first tablescape. Get ready...tablescaping is addicting!

  12. Carlene, What a darling use of everyday vintage items. I think you are brilliant! Love the flour sifter too!
    This is such a bright,cheery and fun table. A great way to say hello to the day!

  13. What a neat find! Love your table, so bright and cheery!Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Carlene, this is certainly a fun, cheerful table. Love all the vintage touches!

  15. What a great perch for your rooster!! Such a happy table you have created.

  16. I love your roosters! What a fun, festive table!

  17. such a wonderful, whimsical tablescape, adorable roosters!! thanks for joining in for the party!!

  18. Great table, and congrats on your first tablescape. Love the roosters, I have been looking at some for a bargain.


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