Monday, October 22, 2012

Breakfast----A Great Way to Start the Day

Ordinarily, a nice bowl of oatmeal makes a delicious breakfast.

Sprinkle it with cinnamon, throw on a few raisins and a small handful  of pecan halves and it's a feast.

When guests are in town, however, breakfast becomes more detailed and involved.

Here's the menu at a recent Sunday morning breakfast bash:  

      Scrambled eggs
      Crisp bacon
      Fried platanos
      Creme brulet French toast
      Orange juice
      Lemon water

The dishes used were made in Bavaria and have beautiful little pink roses all over their edges.

 I love these dishes. 

My daughter and son-in-law bought them for me. I had wanted them for decades and they discovered a whole set in a thrift shop!

Would these be something you would buy?

 Of course, the shabby chic candelabra allowed the guests to dine by candlelight.

Picked the pink flowers for the candelabra's vases in our backyard.

Water came served in the pretty goblets, shown below. 

Believe it or not, I found them in Family Dollar for a buck apiece. 

That was a fabulous bargain don't you think?

Having a lovely  breakfast is a memorable way to welcome guests and make them feel special! 



Linda O'Connell said...

And WHY don't you own and operate a bed and breakfast? You are so talented and obviously enjoy it.

Terra said...

Did you create this fabulous breakfast? That is beyond imagining; well I know your guests were happy indeed.

Joyful said...

I like everything on your table and I'd like to be a guest at your home for breakfast. You seem like a wonderful hostess. :-)

Lorraine said...

Oh, Susan, it is all so beautiful!!!

BECKY said...

I'd like to be a guest, too! :)
I don't think I have one particular favorite breakfast. It kind of depends on the time of year, etc!
Everything looks lovely!

Susan said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. Yes I would buy those dinner plates.
Even though its just me and hubby, I generally fix a huge breakfast on Sunday mornings.

mo said...

What a beautiful start to a wonderful day!

Well done.

I love the candles at breakfast!

My favorite breakfast in the world is one where I can hear the waves hitting the rocks.



Susan said...

I love big make for everyone, however, for me a doughnut, muffin, or homemade "pop tart" is what I'd grab:-))
Love your tablescape and those goblets are such a find; I'd come to breakfast anytime, XOXO

Leann said...

How thoughtful of your daughter and son in law - I 'd arm wrestle you for them:)

My favorite breakfast is eggs, potatoes and onions all scrambled together, followed by oatmeal with brown sugar and banana.

Just ate a hard boiled egg for my breakfast this am:)

Enjoy your week Susan!


Nellie said...

I have always enjoyed breakfast, so it is difficult for me to choose a favorite one. Over the week-end, however, we were out-of-town at a friend's house. She operates a bed and breakfast and served breakfast lasagna on Saturday morning. That is absolutely delicious! It takes great restraint not to eat more than a serving!

Your table is lovely, and the menu very appetizing!

Have a great Monday! xo

Unknown said...

Your table is beautiful, like something out of a magazine! I have a great liking for dishes with roses on them, so you'd better hide those away if I'm ever in your neck of the woods! :-) My favorite breakfast would have to be cheese blintzes with fresh strawberries, such as those that IHOP serves. A side of bacon always tastes good, too, but I would not demand bacon with those luscious blintzes! Hey---strawberries are good for you, right? :-) Oh, I also love the deals I find at those dollar stores. Cheap does not always LOOK cheap!! :-) Have a great day!

Ruth Kelly said...

I've never heard of creme brulet french toast - sounds intriguing. They are pretty fancy dishes for breakfast.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Just beautiful! I love a big breakfast with eggs, bacon and other sides!! Yum!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like it was a lovely morning. I love trying different breakfasts around the world. And a morning mimosa would be a lovely way to start the day, too. :) Best wishes, Tammy

EM Illustrator said...

Looks beautiful and very inviting! I love a continental breakfast, with cereals, yoghurt, fruits, bread, cheese, juice and big cup of coffee :)

Merlesworld said...

I like farlap surprise it's a fried egg on toast with cheese grilled on top .

Dee said...

I love your glass pretty. Your a classy lady...I would love to have breakfast at your home. I like french toast when and If I eat breakfast.

Chatty Crone said...

My favorite breakfast is anything you want to make me! No kidding.

Here I eat oatmeal with skim milk - a lot!

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