Saturday, May 7, 2011

Royal Wedding Breakfast Part III - Seasonal Sundays # 48

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays # 48.

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I’ve done several posts on the Royal Wedding Breakfasts that my

daughters and I hosted. You can see Part I HERE; and the teapots and

tiaras we used HERE; and Part II HERE.

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I have found that when entertaining a large crowd, we had over 25 for

breakfast, …

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…that it’s best to spread things out a bit.

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While the food, coffee, and tea were in the dining room….

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….the remainder of the beverages were in the living room.

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I like to make things as self service friendly as possible.

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Perhaps you like your cranberry juice plain or…

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…perhaps you like a little something added to it.

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Maybe you’d like a Mimosa or…

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…a little punch.

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Somehow a post about entertaining…

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…seems so appropriate on Mother’s Day.

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I wish each and everyone of you…

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…a very happy Mother’s Day.

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- The Tablescaper



Becky said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love your Royal Wedding celebrations. And what a great idea to use place card holders and identifiers for your beverages.

AshTreeCottage said...

I plan to show my Mom your Royal Wedding Breakfast posts because I know she will enjoy them as much as I have. A true feast for the eyes! You and your daughters did such a beautiful job. As a daughter who loves creating tablescapes with my Mom, I know just how precious that creative time can be. Thank you for a lovely Seasonal Sunday and I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Marlis said...

Lovely post! Happy mothers day.

d e l i g h t said...

Everything to even the tiniest detail is just perfect and so lovely! Thank you for hosting the Sunday party.
Happy Mother's Day

d e l i g h t said...

Everything to even the tiniest detail is just perfect and so lovely! Thank you for hosting the Sunday party.
Happy Mother's Day

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing all the details of your Royal Wedding Breakfast. It certainly has been fun! I'm sure your girls and their friends are going to remember every detail of both the wedding and this fabulous party.
Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

Barbara F. said...

Thank you for hosting this every week, and thank you for the beautiful breakfast in honor of the Royal Wedding. I had fun visiting this entire week! Your beverage service was very inviting, love the standing champagne cooler. Have a great Mother's Day and I hope you are treated like a Queen! xo,

bj said...

Boy, I;m telling you, girl, you sure do know how to entertain. This is all just fabulous.
Happy Mother's Day..
xo bj
AND, as always, thanks so much for hosting.

Betty said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!
The table setting is just beautiful. Always a pleasure to join your party.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous photo's, a breakfast fit for a Princess for sure.
Happy Mothers Day and many thanks once again for hosting Seasonal Sundays, always a treat!

Johanna said...

thank you for this beautiful post with all the charming photos and for hosting this nice event. It is a pleasure to join in. Wish you a wonderful Mother's Day.
Warmes regards, Johanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You truly did make the Royal Wedding a special event! I'm sure your daughters were thrilled! Happy Mother's Day-enjoy:@)

Luncheons at the Junction said...

What a perfectly elegant setting for a Mothers Day celebration! I just love how everything is labled. Wishing you a very special mothers Day, and thank you for taking time out of your celebratioon to host.

Emily said...

I think part 111 of your RW post is perfect for Mother's Day. I know this was a special time to entertain and have some fun with your daughters. I like how you place your different buffet stations throughout the house, it makes it easier for guest to move around. Your beverage station looks lovely, all lovely crystal and punch bowl so pretty. I especially like how you use your place card holders to let everyone know what your serving. I think the RW series was great! Thanks for hosting, and I'm sure your day will be special.

The French Hutch

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I have so enjoyed your Royal Wedding Breakfast series.

What a beautiful presentation. I just love the silver pitcher that you have water in! And of course all the silver makes a royal presentation and the tiara is the icing on the cake!

VERY smart idea to keep all the goodies and libattions in different areas. I usually put the drinks in the foyer when having a big crowd!

I just keep thinking while visiting you "what memories, what memories". Your daughter's will always remember this special time.

A, I did get your e-mail. I'll reply tomorrow. Bob needs surgery and we will find out exactly when tomorrow, what a surprise!It has been a very interesting few weeks!!!!! I'll fill you in.

Thanks for hosting SS.

Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend!!!
xo Yvonne

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I love, love, love your champagne bucket/stand and your punch bowl/glasses and....every single thing! WOW! What a royal party it was, indeed!!!!!


PS I'm going to try the new format today or tomorrow!

Pegasuslegend said...

Have a wonderful day and thank you for letting me share my day with everyone here.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm starting to think that you should be a wedding reception planner. The details and the elegance of this breakfast are just incredible. I love your champagne bucket stand. I need one of those. Thank you for hosting. Happy Mother's Day! laurie

Rettabug said...

I am just amazed at the all the wonderfully elegant touches you used to add to the excitement of THE Wedding!

Such gorgeous glasses & silver pieces...I'm pea green with envy!
LOVE the look of the orange juice in the dispenser.

When you have time, could you post the punch recipe you used? I only have a few & last Christmas' was a bit too sweet. Very few drank any of it after the first taste. :-(

Have a WONDERFUL Mothers Day, Honey!! Your family is truly blessed by all the love your put into everything you do for them.


Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Happy Mother's Day and thank you for hosting Seasonal Sundays. Your royal wedding breakfast is gorgeous!

Denise said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! This is a beautiful post; I've enjoyed following your Royal Wedding Breakfasts. I will own up to the fact that I watched the entire wedding on television, but I definitely didn't get up at 4:00 a.m. Your silver and crystal items are just lovely, and the food and beverages look wonderful! It's so special that you could do something this impressive with your daughters. I'm your newest follower, and this is my first time to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS. Please visit my blog if you have a chance; I'm still a newbie in the world of blogging.:)

Denise at Forest Manor

Poppy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! I loved going through this beautiful picture journey of the Royal Wedding Breakfast and enjoyed every part. Your beverage dispenser is sooo gorgeous! You have an amazing collection of table accessories. I just added my link. Thanks for hosting Seasonal Sundays every week and helping us explore our creativity!~Poppy

Kathleen said...

You did a fabulous job! Every detail.
They should hire you for the royal Christening, which I am sure is on the horizon!
Happy Mother's Day, A! The weather couldn't be better!

A Perfect Setting said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your royal wedding posts. You really went all out, the punch bowl is lovely, and I adore the tiaras on the orange juice dispenser--it is also gorgeous. I agree that it's a good idea to spread things around, the tables looked so pretty with the lace and swags. Wish I could have been there!!

Diann said...

This has been such a fun series of posts! I loved each of them. I enjoyed today's beverage post just as much as the others. Love that silver ladle! I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! I hope you get spoiled today as you so often spoil others!

What a lovely breakfast and I love the way you displayed and named all of your juices. How fun. Aren't these beautiful new beverage dispensers wonderful? You do everything with such a lovely touch.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have done a gorgeous job with the Royal Wedding Breakfast! I love how you put place card holders to identify everything and had 'additional' beverages available! Thanks for hosting Seasonal Sundays and Happy Mothers Day to you.
hugs, Linda

Marigene said...

Happy Mother's Day...your beverage station is making me to get a lemonade!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I consider this invite a bonus Mother's Day present!! I linked up my Tuesday Spring Whimsy post but I would love if you would visit my blog today and see my Gustav Klimt inspired Mothers Day cupcake. These pictures are amazing, so dreamy. I want you to know that YOU and YOUR BLOG were a huge inspiration...we were going to go out to brunch with my mother-in-law but at the last minute I decided to host just so I could present a BEAUTIFUL table...after seeing these posts I was sooo inspired, so thank you. This morning was so lovely and my MIL was so touched. Have a great day! I can't wait to visit the other links.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


I really enjoyed all of you posts that regarded the Royal Wedding!! Everything was so elegant and beautifully displayed and I am sure it is a memory that you and your daughters will have for the rest of your lives!! You really created something quite special for your daughters!


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how pretty. I would love to have been there! Happy Mother's Day.

Eileen said...

I have found that to be so true! Once I made the mistake of having quite a bit of food in the kitchen and I swear, there were 30 people crammed into the little kitchen I had at the time, while the huge room next door was empty. They were all having a wonderful time laughing and eating and no one seemed to notice, but I learned that lesson. :) Again, everything looks so lovely! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

3generations said...

"You might like your cranberry juice plain..." LOL! I really find that self-service is wonderful no matter what. It is always difficult to serve at the table with so many children in our bunch, even with only 6-8. I try to use my long counter or a random credenza as a buffet. Sometimes, I will just leave the a few baskets of extra bread and things like salt and pepper. Happy Mother's Day! Loved your reprise, too!
-Andrea, tablescapex3

Denise said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!


Denise at Forest Manor

Miss Charming said...

I really enjoyed your Royal Wedding Breakfast posts. Everything is so elegant and lovely! I really liked all the little details--absolutely beautiful!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

It's me again!
1. Thanks again ever so much for your help getting me to Live Writer--I thanked you in my post!!!
2. What are those gorgeous gold-rimmed glasses you have in this post?????? They look Italian to me!!!!
Hugs/blessings/thank you so much,

Shelia said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Oh, this is just a gorgeous setting! What pretty things you have!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BonjourRomance said...

What a beautiful way to enjoy breakfast. Everything looks wonderful. Thank you for your visit - I believe we think alike, it is the little details that make all the difference isn't it?
Here's to a good week ahead.

NYCLQ said...

Wow!! What a regal and royal tablescape you created!! I def. need to go back and read the previous parts to your post!

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and Thanks for hosting!

:D Lynda

koralee said...

Oh my goodness..what a fun time! Everything looks amazing!

Hope your Mother's Day was filled with JOY!

Thanks for sharing. xoxox

LDH said...

It all looks so elegant and beautiful! Spread out like you did and mostly self-serve works perfectly! Very nice!