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March 2, 2011

Tuscan Sunshine Breakfast

Welcome to my 
Tuscan Sunshine Breakfast!  
Well the sun was in and out (more out)
and then a small snow storm started.... 
but I didn't let that stop me!
  I've got the orange juice poured and
the rest of the food is waiting to be served!
 This morning we're having Orange Juice, 
Hot Coffee, a bowl of Mixed Fruit and
"Creme' Brulee French Toast"
The Golden colored dishes are from 
Pier 1 Imports
and the Mikasa Italian Countryside
pairs nicely with it!

The decorative candle is from 
Pier 1 Imports... 
It was from their Christmas collection 
but I just love it and keep it around!
You might call this an aerial shot!
 This lovely table runner was a gift 
from my daughter who went to 
Italy to see our foreign exchange student and brought this back for me from Rome.
I've been preserving it!  
Thought I would bring it out and use it!
 I placed an artificial candle ring 
at the base of the candle holder 
and added the lemons and 
sunflowers to puff it up a bit.
The pitcher is something I 
found at T.J. Maxx
It has all the right colors for my kitchen!
I'll offer some ice water in it!
Thank-you for stopping by
Please visit Bill at http://affordableaccoutrements.blogspot.com/ 
He truly does the most amazing tablescapes!

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch  for
Tablescape Thursdays

 My daughter in Naples
My Italian daughter in the building where she lives..this is
a very old elevator in their building
 Looking out over the city...
This one of the views overlooking Mt. Vesuvius 
from her family's apartment...not bad ha?


  1. Liz, Just gorgeous and so old world and elegant.I have a service for 8 and serving pieces of that Mikasa Italian Countryside pattern!I will have to look at the Pier One plates you used. I always give credit to Yvonne at Stonegable and Anita at Far Above Rubies for giving me the idea to buy them.Your runner is so pretty will service many table tops for you!Thanks for sharing! Emelia.

  2. Oh Liz, it's gorgeous your bearkfast table! I love the Italian tbcloth, the gold dishes are very pretty with the white, the look is so nice and fresh, the napkins add the same tone of the plates. Very nice! Thank you for sharing, so glad I passed by.


  3. Hi lovely lady. I love your Tablescape for bearkfast so Beautiful~~~ I will be right over, the dishes are lovely with the napkins Liz you did a Great Job !!!I hope you have a nice evening.

  4. So gorgeous Liz! Please post this up on Mikasa's facebook page! It is perfect! I love the Pier One dishes and you table runner from Rome! So pretty!

  5. Gorgeous Liz!!~ Yes please post on Mikasa's facebook page, this is perfecto!

  6. Liz, how gorgeous! And this is a color scheme we don't see very often. Your dishes are just perfect for that beautiful runner. I, too, love all things Pier 1!

  7. Totally love the color scheme here, and those dishes and that runner are both wonderful. Pier One again... every time I see something that I like lately, it's from Pier One. I need to get there!

  8. Your table is wonderful. the colors and all the pieces are so harmonious. I love it!

  9. A very pretty table and your menu sounds yummy!

  10. Liz, your table is simple but very elegant and VERY Tuscan. Love it!
    and oh those dishes....I'll be right over! Thanks for sharing such a delightful table! Ciao!! Andrea

  11. I love all the golds and yellows in your tablescape. That runner is really beautiful!!

  12. I love your Tuscan table. Those Pier 1 plates are wonderful! It all makes me miss Italy!

  13. Your table is lovely Liz. What a lovely treasure you have in the runner. It really makes the table pop. Everything looks so crisp and warm at the same time. Beautiful job, my friend.

  14. Yum! Just lovely. I can imagine seeing this as a display at Williams Sonoma or Pottery Barn. How sweet of your daughter to bring you back that lovely table cover. Somebody knows their mamma!

  15. Hi Liz, your table is so pretty and your daughter brought back a wonderful gift for you. The centerpiece looks great spruced up with the lemons and sunflowers and your Pier 1 dishes are the perfect yellow accent. I am your newest follower! Linda

  16. Hi Liz,

    Everything looks wonderful! You coordinated everything perfectly from the table linens to the chairs and the rug under your table. The juice in the glasses really brings it to life!

    Have a great rest of the week!

  17. Tuscan Sunshine Breakfast is a great name for a tablescape with those warm and delicious colors. I can't wait to try your recipe for the "Creme' Brulee French Toast". It'll even be color coordinated with the Tuscan sunshine colors.
    Did you plan that? :)

  18. Hi Liz,

    I guess, this is my first time to come over from Stockholm, Sweden. Seeing the sunny day where your makes me drool.

    GOrgeous settings & I love every piece of your treasures.

    Happy TS...

    greating from freezing Stockholm,

  19. Thank-you everybody for all your kind comments! I did not plan the food to color coordinate but you are right the french toast would!

  20. Now that is the way to begin the day...a Tuscan breakfast table. The runner is gorgeous.

  21. Found your blog from Mikasa's FB page. What a warm and wonderful tablescape. I dream of life in Tuscany.....sigh! Thanks for a wonderful peek!!!

  22. Found your blog from Mikasa's FB page. What a warm and wonderful tablescape. I dream of life in Tuscany.....sigh! Thanks for a wonderful peek!!!

  23. Liz this is just stunning I love the colors and Tuscan is one of my fav themes you did a fantastic job! And both you daughters are just beautiful!!!

  24. Liz this is gorgeous and cheerful!

  25. I'm heading to Tuscany in April so seeing your table makes me think of all the things I have to look forward to.

  26. Wonderful European flavor to your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and for stopping by my post. The only Haviland to have his company in America was Theodore Haviland, one of the nephews, I believe. Most of it was manufactured in Limoges, France. Johann Haviland had his business is Bavaria/Germany. He's not considered as skilled as the others. And
    Theodore's designs waxed hot and cold. He also had his business in France for a while. It was marketed to appeal to an American audience, and Thr Haviland's were Americans. For a long time the French really resented the Haviland family. It's an interesting history. Cherry Kay

  27. I love the freshness of your tablescape. The table runner is beautiful and you have highlighted it nicely.

    I can't wait to try the french toast recipe; it sounds yummy!


  28. beautiful table and great pics of italy~

  29. Your "golden" Tuscan breakfast setting looks wonderful. Love that beautiful runner.

  30. I just posted a country French breakfast tablescape and yours is from Tuscany. Let's make this a progressive breakfast! Should we start at your house or mine?

  31. Hey! This has got to be my favorite!!! You definitely have many talents and I love love love how creative you are. Wouldn't I love to sit down and try that french toast of yours at this refreshing table setting. When I finally find my way up there.......


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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