Urban Jungle Bloggers: Planty Table Setting

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Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

May is a great month. It’s one of the best and most beautiful spring months (even though the weather right now here in Germany is crap) and it is my birthday in May. In fact it was my birthday just four days ago and I granted myself a little and relaxed sunny breakfast – and I though hey, here we go, the ideal moment to immortalize the moment for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers topic!

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

As you can see it was no big deal. I really did not make a huge effort this time which is mainly due to an insane workload. I was simply struggling with my time management this time. So I hope you will forgive me the simple and unspectacular setting. However, my breakfast was really yummy – I prepared some French toast accompanied by fresh strawberries, mascarpone and fresh mint leaves. Everything was washed down with a glass of orange juice and a Chemex of good, slow drip coffee from Costa Rica – thanks to my friend and work colleague Johanna who brought a pack of locally grown, organic coffee all the way back to Munich.

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

I have consciously chosen a breakfast table setting for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme because I really love a quiet and slow breakfast on one of the rare weekends when I am in Munich. Quite often I only manage to have such a breakfast on a Sunday as Saturdays are too packed with chores and other to-dos that do not allow for a long and relaxed breakfast. But for this post I managed to capture the moment of one of my slow Sunday breakfasts.

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Apart from the scrumptious food, I was accompanied with a few of my plants of course. For this breakfast table I opted for a few cacti and succulents that look pretty cheerful on the little ochre placemat. I particularly love my Stapelia plant because it comes with a little story: 1,5 years ago I went to a birthday dinner at a Greek restaurant here in Munich and I spotted a huge Stapelia on the windowsill next to my seat and I couldn’t help but take one cutting with me and plant it at home. It was one little cutting and in the meantime it has grown many new arms and it keeps growing! I hope one day it will bloom too – Stapelia grandiflora have amazing flowers! We will see! Enough now, I am off to read your Urban Jungle Bloggers posts now!

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Plants, Table Setting, Table Styling, Breakfast, Planty Table Setting, Tabletop, Cacti, Succulents, Stapelia

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website Facebook page and Instagram account. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Judith May 17, 2016 at 11:03

    Ohlala, I think I’m inviting myself over for French toast breakfast at the Happy Interior Blog casa 😉 Looks absolutely yummy and your Stapelia is just gorgeous! I hope it will reward you with a beautiful flower this year!

    • Reply Igor May 17, 2016 at 13:07

      Hahaha well I think you will be soon in my mini casa:-) Looking forward to it!!

  • Reply Claudetta | doitbutdoitnow May 17, 2016 at 12:04

    Ohhh ich mag die Tasse sehr gerne lieber Igor! Habe sie mit schwarzen Rand, aber mit goldenem habe ich sie noch nie gesehen! Schön! Und nachträglich Happy Birthday!!!

    LG aus Berlin, Claudi

    • Reply Igor May 17, 2016 at 13:07

      Danke Dir Claudi!! Ja die Tasse ist toll, ist von einem chilenischen Designlabel namens Minka Inhouse. Und die habe ich zu dem Frühstück erstmalig benutzt:-) Danke auch für die Geburtstagswünsche!! Ich hoffe, Du machst auch mit diesen Monat:-)

  • Reply Lunch & Latte | Lisa Hjalt May 17, 2016 at 14:22

    I knew I shouldn’t open your blog feeling hungry! Thankfully hubby is at the grocery store buying baguettes so we can have a little feast here at home … the weather over here is crappy too.

    Again, happy birthday!

    • Reply Igor May 17, 2016 at 15:22

      Ha I hope you had a good and delicious little feast with your hubby!! And thanks again:-)

  • Reply detail-verliebt.de May 17, 2016 at 15:56

    Lieber Igor,
    Frühstück ist bei mir eine der wichtigsten Mahlzeiten des Tages (neben Mittagessen und Abendbrot), hihi! Ich mag es auch mal aufwendiger: Frech Toast, Pancakes oder auch mal pochierte Eier.
    Ich mag Deine Fotos!
    Liebe Grüße
    Sandra

    • Reply Igor May 17, 2016 at 16:15

      Lieben Dank Sandra!! Unter der Woche bin ich viel zu morgenmuffelig für Frühstück da ich früh aus dem Haus muss. Aber am Wochenende gönne ich mir das Frühstück dann umso länger und gemütlicher:-)

  • Reply tina @ colourliving May 17, 2016 at 20:05

    That looks utterly delicious. You’re really making me hungry. And I think I can smell the coffee:-)
    Great photography too.

    • Reply Igor May 20, 2016 at 08:15

      Thanks a lot Tina!!

  • Reply Yvonne May 17, 2016 at 21:02

    Belated happy birthday! Excellent breakfast set up. Coffee and fresh strawberries, yum… 😀

    • Reply Igor May 20, 2016 at 08:15

      Merci Yvonne! Coffee and fresh strawberries are a killer combo:-)

  • Reply Vin May 17, 2016 at 22:28

    That looks like a delicious brekfast! Belated bday wishes to you !

    • Reply Igor May 20, 2016 at 08:14

      Thanks a lot Vin!

  • Reply The Houseplant Guru May 18, 2016 at 03:24

    Looks like a wonderful breakfast and Happy Birthday!

    • Reply Igor May 20, 2016 at 08:14

      Thank you Lisa!

  • Reply Anya J May 18, 2016 at 17:55

    This looks utterly scrumptious Igor – and happy belated B’day – in my family everyone has birthdays in May too – A xxx

    • Reply Igor May 20, 2016 at 08:14

      Thanks a lot Anya! If only I could have such a breakfast every day:-) May is a good month after all, right?

  • Reply Rensina Steursma May 18, 2016 at 21:33

    What a really nice table setting!
    Love your plants and the breakfast looks really great.
    Nice pictures.

    • Reply Igor May 20, 2016 at 08:13

      Thank you Rensina!

  • Reply Geraldine@littlebigbell May 23, 2016 at 17:05

    Looks delicious Igor. I’m craving for French toast now. Lovely photography x

    • Reply Igor May 23, 2016 at 19:35

      Thanks Geraldine! I hope you’ll join us at UJB one day again:-) x

  • Reply yzette May 29, 2016 at 23:19

    that looks like a delicious breakfast to me, hmmm strawberries. I like the way you make the pictures so lively by putting yourself in, would love to see the making of :)) And funny to find out that we have our birthday on the same day Igor :)) I knew 13 was your lucky number too but never realized we shared the same month too…Happy belated birthday! x

    • Reply Igor May 31, 2016 at 01:04

      Thank you so much Yzette and happy belated birthday to you too in that case:-) Oh my, the making-of is hilarious as I am shooting it all by myself with my camera and tripod – sometimes I think that if someone saw me, he’d think I am a bit nuts:-))

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