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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Breakfast with the Wall Street Journal

Between Naps On The PorchThanks, Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for hosting Tablescape Thursday. And thanks to all who have shared their beautiful tablescapes this week. You have truly reignited my desire to create. Many thanks to those who visited my first tablescape last week. Your comments were so much fun to read! I hope you will enjoy my newest table...as much as I will enjoy seeing yours. I look forward to your comments...and to getting to know you. Enjoy your day...

Breakfast with the Wall Street Journal

It all began with a mug...
While browsing through Home Goods, I found this mug with a crossword puzzle design. My first thought was...New York Times crossword puzzle and breakfast in my favorite spot by the pool in my backyard. It was a good idea, except that I just could not make myself purchase a NY Times. So, to complete my vision, I went for a more intellectual prop and pulled out my trusty Wall Street Journal...to the financial section, of course.


Now with this Florida heat, you have to have a cool beverage. Today we're having peach nectar with frozen slices of fresh peach instead of ice cubes. I love to munch on the cool slices...

And a healthy bowl of plump, juicy blackberries is on the menu...yes, that's a dollop of whipped cream. You can't always be "healthy"!
Add a basket of fresh muffins and biscotti...
Can't you just taste those fresh blueberries bursting in your mouth? And the toasted pecans and cinnamon struesel topping on the cinnamon muffins add a nutty-spicy contrast to the berries. The sesame seed biscotti are called Regina cookies. They're made by my favorite Italian bakery...crisp, slightly sweet, crunchy, and perfect for dunking into your coffee. Mmmmmm....


Add a touch of butter and the meal is complete...

Time to enjoy the morning in my favorite spot...
Can you hear the chatter of the birds?

Placemat: Target ($1.99)
Napkin ($.50...loose from a package of 12. Ask. You never know what the mgmt. will do),
Mug ($2.00...in a matching canister...good gift closet item), Plate (bought 4 years ago for $2.99),
Bread basket (bought 3 years ago for $2.99) all from Home Goods
Glass Compote, mini-parker bowl, and juice glass: Crate and Barrel (nothing more than $3)
Vase: Garage sale for $.10 (painted with acrylic enamel and baked to cure the paint)

11 comments:

Eileen said...

Breakfast by the pool! Heaven!
Great job!

Becky said...

That does it. I am coming over to your house on your Tablescape posting days! What a wonderful post Jane and how yummy that all looked! And as for stopping on the Skyway bridge at the top....I did say the scene was breath taking. Only because I hold my breath..lol So if we stopped at the top, as pretty as that all would be I would have to hurl.
Love ya
Becky

Christi said...

Very nice. The cup is so cute. I would prefer The Wall Street Journal over The New York Times as well (ha, ha)! Thanks for sharing!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Maya said...

The cup is neat..., and I love some of the beach theme cups I've seen around too, but since I'm penny pinching right now, I'm not shopping (ha!).

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful place for breakfast... LOVE the crossword puzzle cup!

Bill said...

This is very creative, clever, and FUN!

Thank you for the thoughtful comment. I enjoyed hearing about your English friend and, yes, I agree that coffee and tea taste better in an attractive setting. My Danish friend says they taste better in "a thin cup" .... she's not at all fond of our American mugs! ;)

Very best regards,
Bill

Melanie said...

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by Life & Style. We live very close. I'm in Clearwater.
Visit my personal blog when you can!
http://bellamella-melanie.blogspot.com
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Melanie@Bella~Mella

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! Breakfast by the pool - what a delight! Now if my hubby was around - you wouldn't be drinking from that cup - because he would be busy working the crosswords!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks like my kind of breakfast!

Cute mug, great idea!

Katherine

santamaker said...

Wow, that looks good. Would love to be able to join you by the pool. Great tablescape.

Cathy said...

Wonderful!!! What could be more fun than breakfast by the pool?!!! I love it!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy