Thursday, September 4, 2014

Up With the Chickens and Roos

Good morning sleepy heads!  Before I tell you about this
tablescape, I have to tell you about a cute little story my husband
told me last night.  We were in the midst of deciding about where
we should go for an upcoming vacation when David mentioned that
he would like to spend one day in Kerrville, Texas to visit his old 
summer camp.  So he looked up Camp Rio Vista and we found
lots of photos.  He showed me the cabin he stayed in every summer 
and told me a story about Reveille.  

Each morning the camp director put on a really scratchy old 
record and played Reveille for the boys as they stood at
attention in their underwear.  Must have been quite a sight!

That little story inspired me to an up with the chickens and
roos breakfast tablescape.

Yesterday I told you about the charming shop called Olivine that
I visited last Saturday.  There was no way I was leaving that shop
empty handed, so I bought these charming Le Cadeaux salad plates.
They look so cute on a breakfast table, or luncheon or whatever.

Do you remember when I made this bread bag out of a vintage tea
towel?  I love bread bags.  Allows the bread to breathe.

Those French doors lead out to the back porch.  Notice how 
they are wet with dew.  It is so very humid here and in the 
morning all of the windows of our house are covered with
a coating of dew that slowly fades as the morning progresses.
It will be a couple more hours before the dew disappears.
Hope you enjoyed your visit and thanks for stopping by!  

By the way ~ David still has his Rio Vista "white arrow" for 
being such a good little camper.  It's kept with his other
trophies.  We are all very sentimental saps around this

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Hi Susan,

    This is such a cute and cheerful morning tablescape! I liked David's camp story and think it's neat that he wanted to drive by and see his old summer camp. :) We are sentimental at our house, too.

    I love your new salad plates; they remind me very much of a French tablecloth we purchased in Charleston this spring. I also love your basket with the gingham liner to match the gingham napkins and your darling bread bag! I hope you have a great day. :)


    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. I don't blame you one bit for buying those CUTE plates, and I love the bread bag!

    It is hot here today, too.



  3. Susan, the plates are very pretty and good so goof in your breakfast tablescape. Great story about summer camp. I can just see all those little boys standing at attention in their undies LOL. Should be a great trip down memory lane. Have a wonderful time.

  4. I'd get up early to dine at this table, Susan. '-)
    Enjoy the trip to Kerrville. Stop by Comfort for some fun shopping and Boerne, too.
    Have a great get away!

  5. Oh how I love a plate with roosters. They are so pretty, your tablescape is reminds me of a breakfast at a French countryside farm.

  6. Your table is adorable. You know, it would be perfect in the Hill Country!

  7. Susan, I have followed your blog now for quite some time. But have never left a comment. But I have finally gotten the nerve to begin commenting on a few of the blogs I enjoy. I have been particularly interested in your blog since I too lost my mom and have been redecorating her room here at my house too. You somehow made me feel I was not alone in this journey after the lose of our parents. Thanks. Have a wonderful weekend. Jenny S.

  8. How funny! I can just picture all of those little boys in their undies! Don't think you could get away with that now!!
    What beautiful plates. They are perfect and I just love the dew on the windows.

  9. This is such a sweet post and your table reflects your sentiments perfectly. I love your new plates: they are colorful and welcoming! There's no way you could have left them at the store! Have a great week! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  10. Love your dishes! That is funny about your husbands memories of camp!


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