I set the table before going to bed when I know I’m going to be having guests for breakfast the next day. Fresh berries with cream, mini Southern Sweet Potato Muffins. Southwest Breakfast Casserole and a whole bowl full of bacon. Plenty of fuel to get us through the morning, and a tablesetting worth oohing and ahing over.
Ken was having tomato juice. I wasn’t sure exactly when they would be down to eat and I didn’t want to forget the juice or have it warm (tomato juice is gross to begin with — but warm? Ugh.), so I took a Himalayan salt crystal bowl, filled it with ice and placed the glass in the middle. Everything else was tucked into the warming drawer. Learned something important — the salt crystal planks and bowls sweat when cold. Put a saucer underneath.
This vibrant table will wake up your breakfast crowd and put a smile on their face. The table is small and there were four of us having breakfast, so I went into the garden and picked a few flowers and herbs to place in three small vases to complete the table. I tried several possible flatware choices and was most pleased with the black and the nice contrast it made.
Can you tell that this is a smaller plate than normal? They say that helps reduce portion size. Is that on firsts or seconds? 😉