We had company! There is no better way to say “Welcome! We’re glad you’re here” than to provide a beautiful breakfast table and delicious food to start the morning. This vibrant table will wake up your breakfast crowd and put a smile on their faces.
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. The fruit is in beautiful clear vintage stemware, alleviating the need to put a big bowl on an already crowded table and leaving the plates free for the main course.
By the way, can you tell that this is a smaller plate than normal? They say that helps reduce portion size. Is that on firsts or seconds? 😉
The next day, I wanted an entirely different look. Gotta change things up, ya know. Instead of the bright, vibrant colors, I chose muted green and pink.
One time-saving trick I often use when I have to serve breakfast for company is to set the table before going to bed. That way, it’s done, it’s ready, and I just have to concentrate on the food. And the food was awesome, if I do say so myself. 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. Let me clue you in on a little secret: the Sweet Potato Muffins and the Southwest Breakfast Casserole can each be made ahead and can even be frozen so you don’t have to do all the prep the day of your breakfast. That means a few more minutes of shut-eye for you. Yay!
One of our guests 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. It sweats salt water. Eek. Put a saucer underneath.