Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthday Brunch With My Sisters

We were celebrating my sister Lynda's Birthday and my sister Raydine did most of the cooking, so I decided to make the table setting special.

Looking from the kitchen area

Looking from the french doors

Cream Johnson Brothers Plate
Oneida stainless
Heathcote China plate and teacup

Cream Johnson Brothers Plate
Small plate - Pope-Gosser
Regency - Lily of the Valley teacup

Cream Johnson Brothers Plate
Small plate - Johnson Brothers - Summer Chintz
Royal Albert - American Beauty - teacup

Cream Johnson Brothers Plate
Small plate - Noritake - Sedalia
Basket of Flowers teacup (no name on cup)

Cream Johnson Brothers plate
Small Homer Laughlin - Georgian
Colclough teacup


Royal Albert - American Beauty

Coffee, tea, cream and sugar
Made in Ohio

Lovely "basket" given to me by my son Micah and his wife Lyndie
I filled it with flowers from my garden
I call them "Fluffy Daisies" but my sister thinks they should be called "Shaggy Daisies"
 so "Shaggy Daisies" they are.

I am sure that candles weren't necessary but we lit them anyway

We had a little tic tac toe game, a gift to me from my sister Becky

Some new birds came to live at our house

This bird is also new to me
Thank you Lynda

Blueberry French Toast

Zucchini Egg Bake

Blueberry Sauce over French Toast
Zucchini Egg Bake
Strawberry and Fresh Pineapple

Here are the recipes!

Zucchini Egg Bake
3 C. peeled chopped zucchini
1 large chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C. butter
1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 C fresh minced parsley
1 1/2 t. fresh minced basil (dry 1/2 t.)
1 1/2 t. fresh minced marjoram (dry 1/2 t)
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

In skillet, saute zucchini, onion, and garlic in butter until tender; set aside.
In bowl whisk eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, marjoram, and salt.  Stir in Zucchini mixture and  Jack cheese.  Pour into greased 1 qt. baking dish and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Raydine's Blueberry French Toast
14 slices of french bread (let it sit out to dry)
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1 C milk
Mix eggs, vanilla cinnamon and milk.  Dip bread in egg mixture, both sides and grill in butter until both sides are browned. Set aside to cool.
1small pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 C blueberries, cut in half
1/4 C chopped pecans
Cream these together and then spread on toast using one piece on top and one on bottom, like a sandwich.  Place "sandwiches" in greased 9x13 pan.  Cover with foil and bake for 10 min. at 350.
Blueberry Sauce for topping
1 C sugar
1C water
2 T cornstarch
1 C blueberries
1 tab butter
Boil together sugar, water, and cornstarch stirring until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.  Add blueberries and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add butter and stir.  Pour on top of french toast.

Thanks you Raydine for sending me the recipes.

One more picture of my new blue birds, a gift from my sister Lynda and my garden bird, a gift from my sister Raydine.
They will all find there own special places in our home.

I will be linking to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch


  1. Oh the table is just gorgeous. I love the mix of china. I love doing that, it seems like everyone gets something special and all of your pieces are so pretty. Every pattern is beautiful. I love your basket of flowers and your birds are wonderful. What special and precious gifts. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. You set a beautiful table, Sherry! :-)


    p.s. enjoy your sheets!!!

  3. I especially love the tablecloth and the small different dishes--so happy.

  4. ....and here I thought I was going to get away with skipping supper tonight!!! Looking at the wonderful food in your pictures has made me HUNGRY!!!

    Gorgeous table setting!! Love the china!!

  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment on my "hope" post.

    Your table is gorgeous. I LOVE to be inspired by all the tablescapes here in blogland.

    The "shaggy" daisies are SO lovely. And that American Beauty teacup, oh, my, it is one of my all-time favorites.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  6. Your table is beautiful. Brunch is one of my favorite meals, well I like all meals, but brunch is always so much fun! Thank you for posting the recipes I want to try the blueberry french toast :)

  7. Now I have a dilema- do I serve overnight french toast w/Praline top (Paula Dean recipe) or this wonderful looking blueberry french toast for my family get-together Saturday. Oh, the choice I have to make! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table with us. I love the photos.

  8. Sherry, your table setting is beautiful. This must have been the yummiest birthday ever. I'm sure Lynda loved it all.
    It was so nice to have you come by my place and leave such a sweet message.

  9. I'm sure that your lovely tablescape made your sister feel especially treasured on her birthday. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  10. So Sweet, your table with the birds! Your dishes are special,beautiful!Fatima-Scrapart.

  11. I'll have some of that french toast! What a beautiful table! Love the mixture of china patterns ... eclectic is my favorite way to do things! Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Belated happy birthday to your sister. You set a very elegant table! Pretty plates and I love the birds...Christine

  13. So pretty and elegant! The food looks yummy!


  14. I love that basket centerpiece, and I think it is charming how you mixed up settings so that all would be slightly different. My luncheon club is thinking about doing that.

    I couldn't possibly pick a favorite one. There are so many pretty patterns!

  15. How lucky you are to have sisters! I am sure your sister felt so special with this pretty table and yummy food. I like how you mixed up the dishes.

  16. What a pretty celebration. I love that you used all of the mismatched small plates and tea cups, but they all coordinate beautifully. That basket with the "shaggy" daisies is so pretty, and your food looks delicious. I'm sure you and your sisters had a wonderful time. laurie

  17. What a darling tablescape to celebrate a birthday among sisters. The tablecloth is beautiful.

    All the Best,


  18. What a lovely table with all the different salad plates and tea cups.