Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tablescape Tuesday: Breakfast on a Snowy Morning
Snow days cry out for a leisurely breakfast: coffee, orange juice, apple-cinnamon cake, and fruit. Since Dr. Gollum and I were the only ones up this early, and since it was snowing, I "shopped" the house and pulled together two cheery place-settings.
You've seen all of these dishes, except for the dessert plates, but the white Ironstone works its magic, and old things suddenly seem fresh.
The basic bones didn't take long.
The sun kept darting in and out of clouds, and the crystal played tricks in the shifting light.
In my mind's eye, I baked cheese grits in the figural bowls (I'll have to wait for the cooktop to dry out). Then I added salt-and-pepper shakers. Just to shake things up, I pulled out the Lenox dessert dishes. (They're actually Christmas dishes, but I use them year-round).
Here's the darling pig--and a view of the tomato salt-and-pepper shakers.
A view from above.
The dishes have two designs--"Anjou Pear with Chinaberry"
and "Lady Apple with Bittersweet."
Treble clef flatware--I love how the tight curls seem to suggest that spring will be here soon.
"Dr. G! Yo! Breakfast!"
You've gotta love a man who lets you take pictures before he has a chance to sip his morning coffee. The tureen is Fitz & Floyd. I also used it in a tea party on a previous Tablescape Tuesday.
After we cut the cake, the berries spilled down like dark pearls...
Hold that pose, Dr. G!
"Do I drop the fork while you take the picture, or what?" he asks. :-)
The sun hit the cake and washed over the berries
After Dr. G left, I pulled out my faithful (and eternally in style) silk paperwhites. By this time, Mister smelled the cake and came over to investigate.
Having a bad hair day, Mr. Mister?
Nothing a little cake won't fix.
A view of the farm, showing a dusting of snow.
Apple-cinnamon coffee cake--from the Kroger bakery. :-)
Just one more slice won't hurt.Forget that--here's half for you, half for me.
Now, let's work off those calories and take a walk around the blog. Since it's Tablescape Tuesday, we can go "Dish Spotting" with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.