Irises Blooming

Hello, hope all of you are happy and well in blogland. I have so enjoyed Spring this year and especially my flowers growing and blooming in my yard. My lilacs are done and now my irises are going strong. Here's my breakfast tablescape for this week. I'll show you my inspiration in just a second.
Now, here is the inspiration for my table. Just look at this bearded iris from my yard, I love it! I'll give you a link below to my post on my irises. There's even a little challenge on identifying bearded irises.
I began thinking about a post with irises a few weeks ago and wondering what colors I would use in my tablescape other than purple. At first I had planned on using white China with a white tablecloth but when the irises bloomed and I looked closely at them, there was no question on what color choice I should use with the white China.
Now I am so glad I used the yellow placemats and then doubled my yellow and purple napkins using a silver napkin ring. The purple napkins are hemstitch and the yellow are from Pier 1 and have a crochet edge.
I found this great teapot at TJ Maxx and thought it would get a little more fame if I elevated it using a couple pieces of silver. 

I used my yellow Bordallo Pinheiro pitcher as a vase for the iris centerpiece. I cut the irises to keep my centerpiece low so we could have easy conversation at the table without looking around or over the irises.
I few of the blooms fell off while making the centerpiece and I didn't want to throw them away so I added a little water to a small glass bowl and gave the them a little longer show time.
I do have another set of white dishes now and I didn't pay a dime for them. My daughter had them on her garage sale shelf in her basement. I do remember that I bought them for her when she moving away to go to CRNA school. She was happy to give the Pfaltzgraff Gazebo set back to me and at what a bargain, FREE, well other than the fact that I paid for them the first time.
The breakfast menu is ready to serve. My husband always enjoys a big breakfast so I am serving a selection from the Queen Mary Tea website except the food will be made by me.
Three eggs, fresh strawberries, brie, a touch of raspberry jam and finished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Served with a side of country style potatoes and fresh fruit.

Mary's Tea Room features African Red Bush Tea. Here's a link to a little info about her tea.
Thanks for stopping by to see my "Irises Blooming" - Judy.
Here is the link to my post on "My Iris Beds". Hope you have time to leave a message and join my blog.

Linking to:

Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party 
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
The Delectable Home
You're Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday

Cozy Home Scenes on Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living 
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party
Crafty Texas Girls for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
The NY Melrose Family for Whimsey Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Amy at Home Happy Home for Whimsy Wednesday
Mrs. Hines Class for Show and Tell Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

52 Mantels - Thursdays Are Your Day
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Katherine at Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays


  1. That is just so pretty, Judy! Those colors go SO WELL with one another. It is a gorgeous tablescape!

    LOVE your beautiful iris!!

  2. Oh, how beautiful!! I love the yellow and purple together and breakfast sounds yummy!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  3. Oh, such a perfect match and a lovely table. The purple and yellow look fabulous together - what a match to that bearded iris. Wonderful to have you share your table with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Your tablescape is really beautiful...very striking.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.

  5. MMM, can I come for breakfast too? You set such a beautiful table and the colours together are just gorgeous. xx

  6. I just love purple and yellow together. They are colours I like to combine in my garden too!
    Such a very pretty table. Suzyq

  7. I have really enjoyed seeing all of the flowers from your garden this spring. This table is perfect for your bearded iris ones. Great color combinations! Also, the way you elevated the teapot was so creative!!

  8. This is such a lovely table to begin the day! It's so cheery, I love the yellow and purple. Lucky you to have been re-gifted with the dishes:) Your Iris are gorgeous, mine are almost done, but I really enjoyed them during their bloom time. Now I'm moving into early lily time (I can't remember if they're Asiatic or Oriental).

  9. I love the colors of your tablescape. Great dishes! Your bearded iris are gorgeous. I love them, but can't grow them in my yard ... too much gumbo! I'll have to enjoy yours! Happy Day!

  10. Judy,
    Your iris and table are so pretty and perfectly coordinated. Iris aren't blooming here yet and I'm not sure mine have survived. They were ages old. They are the prettiest and most unique blossom with their delicate and extravagant beauty. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

  11. BEAUTIFUL color combination, Judy!!! Just beautiful!!! It really pays to study nature, doesn't it? We can find the prettiest color combos right there at our fingertips. Semi-free dishes...way to go!!! That's maybe one reason they say always buy gifts for others that you would choose for yourself!!! :-) Great teapot elevation idea, and I love it that you used the fallen petals in a unique way to fill out your table rather than to just discard them. Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Gorgeous with the mix of yellow and purple !!! I love it all you did a wonderful job putting this one together as always!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Earth Day Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week coming up.
    XXOO Diane

  13. I am so envious of your lovely Iris plants. I planted some years ago but they didn't do well in my yard. Too much shade I suspect.

    Thanks for stopping by my post and saying hello.


  14. Beautiful tablescape, Judy. I also LOVE your menu!:)

  15. Lovely table! Would love to have breakfast with you.Great post! Joann

  16. I love your table. Using your Iris is the crowning glory of the table.. Now if I could figure out why mine come up but do not bloom, i'd be in business.. Like i said.. no green thumb here. Love your new tea pot too.. Have a great week. xo marlis

  17. Beautiful table setting!

    My Yellow Memories, hope you'd come by and leave a comment. Thank you!

  18. Beautiful table! The Iris is one of my favorite flowers - so pretty!

  19. These colors are wonderful! Your iris and the table are gorgeous!

  20. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Hi Judy! Your irises are so beautiful and what a lovely table you've set! Love the yellow you've used. There is no prettier flower than an iris!
    Thanks for popping in to see my kitchen.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  21. Your tablescape is extraordinary, and I can tell you had lots of fun putting it together. Love your iris as well. Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

  22. That's a beautifully spread table, and the flowers are gorgeous.

  23. It's a perfect table for the iris! Beautiful table and I love the colors!

  24. A absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my lasagna. So sweet!

  25. Our lilacs don't even have buds on them yet. The iris leaves are up but not close to blooming. Yours are glorious, they look beautiful with your table setting. Thanks iso much for stopping by, Laura

  26. Stunning!!!!! Your Iris are gorgeous. I totally love the yellow and purple together, how fantastic is that. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  27. What a pretty table setting. I really like the purple and yellow combination.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Enjoy your day.

  28. Don't know what happened to my lilacs but I only had a couple of blooms this year. The iris is such a beautiful flower and comes in so many pretty colors. I especially like the pale pink ones. Your table is fabulous and I thank you for sharing it at Your Cozy Home Party. --------- Shannon

  29. Hi Judith,
    I love bearded Iris. But to identify them is hard. There exist so many wonderful breedings. I also love the special scent and have a parfum called Iris with that scent. Your table is really breath taking. I would also love to have such a breakfast and wouldn't matter, whatever you would serve. Thanks for sharing this delight.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  30. Hi Judy,
    Your table is stunning in your purple and yellow! Love the birdies and irises. Such a pretty table and a delight to dine at. We have the same sweet teapot! Thank you so much for joining me for Tea Time and have a lovely week.


  31. Hi darling, what a beautiful post. Love all the stunning colors. I'm still waiting for my Iris to bloom, they're up and beautiful, no blooms. Keep fingers crossed that they do..
    hugs ~lynne~

  32. Nature is the perfect inspiration for color. I'm delighted that you are sharing this beautiful table at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  33. Oh, your Iris' are beautiful! As is your table. Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  34. Wow, your Iris's are gorgeous. You made the perfect choice for your tablescape. Everything is just beautiful. I love your napkins. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Judy, this is a gorgeous color combo. Your irises are so lovely. I'm not successful getting my irises to bloom.

  36. Hi Judy! You know, I never knew what a bearded iris was before so thanks for the lesson! You certainly picked the right colors for the table. My irises come up, the little coiled bud appears, then they die! I tried to have them pulled out because it is so annoying to see them, but the greens came back this year. Maybe they'll bloom! Linda

  37. Very nice. I like the color combination!

  38. I love that your inspiration was from the irises. You always do the most beautiful tablescapes! Love that tea pot too!

    Thanks for linking it up!
    @ Creatively Living

  39. Your Iris are beautiful~ what gorgeous inspiration for a table! I so enjoy Spring with all the changes, buds, and blooms and your BP makes the perfect vase for your Iris! Love your new teapot too :)

  40. I love iris, mine have been so pretty. Love the way you decorated the table. Very pretty

  41. What a wonderful color match of your table linens and dishes to those beautiful iris's! This is a very pretty table. Nicely done! Visiting from LD!

  42. Oh goodness, never seen such wonderful color match! Love the dishes with, the table topper with your pretty iris, totally lovely! Your garden must be turning beautiful with all the spring blooms, can't wait to see you posting it soon. Thank you for your lovely and kind visit and happy spring, sweet friend.

  43. Looks like were running along the same track again this week!

    I have always liked those dishes -- bet you are happy she didn't get rid of them.

    I always think I my father when I see those irises. He grew lots and lots of them.

  44. That was supposed to say "of" my father. I am not loving this auto-spell correct -- it puts in things I did not type!

  45. I loved the way you took the iris and drew the colors out for this pretty table. This is a great color combination. I love your silverplate flatware too.

  46. Anonymous6:59 PM

    What a pretty pretty table!! Love the colors.Your iris are so pretty also. Mine have just started to shoot up their stalks so maybe in a few days I'll see a flower or 2!

  47. Your irises are so pretty and I love the napkin edges (make them stand out). How could your daughter ever give up a set of white dishes? Good thing you saw them before they went out for the garage sale!

    Robin Flies South

  48. This makes my heart sing. My grandmama used to grown the most magnificent irises. I love your amber and amethyst color story. I have your Pier One napkins in white. They always add a special touch. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  49. This is one of the glorious table you have shared with us! I love those dishes and how I wish I was part of your big breakfast that day! Love what you did on your table!

    Spandex Table Covers

  50. Hi,

    I followed you over from Whimsy Wednesday link party. Your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color scheme. My Mother has a green thumb and has been posting pics of her Iris and they look just like yours. I, unfortunately, kill everything I plant :( lol

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at (Party runs through Monday each week).

    Have a great day,

  51. Hi Judy!
    Love these colors together, Ellen The Scribbler used them this week too. I am trying to rember if I ever did purple and yellow, if not, it is on my list!
    Love the teapot too! Breakfast sounds delicious!
    Thanks for linking up to Let's Dish! See you Wed at 7!

  52. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the color scheme, iris and everything. Just perfect! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a fun week...


  53. Once again another beautiful tablescape! I love the purple and yellow color scheme. Thanks for linking up last week at Whimsy Wednesday!