Thursday, October 4, 2007

Breakfast for One

This morning I decided to treat myself to a private breakfast on our back deck. I have an old ceramic steel table that I found several years ago that is always an inviting place to sit and gaze. I set the table with some vintage tableware that I have collected and of course it wouldn't be complete without beautiful vintage linens. This one is a hand embroidered dresser scarf that features pots of pansies surrounded by handmade tatting. I have a real passion for vintage linens. I marvel at the time and care that was taken to create them. One day I will do a post to feature some of my lovelies.
This morning the weather is cool and cloudy and a bit of light drizzle is falling. For those who haven't heard me say it before, we are in the midst of a severe drought and every drop of moisture that falls is celebrated with much rejoicing. Especially those of us on well water!! I am praying that it rains buckets....but I must stop talking about it for fear I will frighten it away.
Yesterday, I went to Harry's Whole Foods Market. I love to go there:) They have the best selection of fruits and veggies anywhere. They also bake delicious whole grain breads, I chose a wonderful pumpernickel that had not been out of the oven long.....YUM YUM. That is what I had for breakfast this morning topped with blueberry butter that was made right here in Georgia. I also picked up some organic Colombian coffee beans that were roasted right on site at the market. I gave my husband a Cuisinart grind and brew coffee maker for our 15th wedding anniversary, I am not sure who enjoys it most.... it makes an excellent cuppa joe.
I don't know why I don't do things like this for myself more often. I guess I allow myself to become too busy to enjoy a bit of respite now and then. I often find myself moving too fast to enjoy and savor moments. It's a shame really, time moves so quickly by itself it really doesn't need me to rush it along any faster. Is it just me, or do most people feel this way?
If you feel like sharing, tell me what are the ways you like to take a pause.....


Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

How wonderful that you treated yourself to a fabulous breakfast in a gorgeous setting.

I always say we end up being "human doings" instead of "human beings". For my down time I paint, workout or watch TV but sometimes that even isn't really "down" time.

Thank you for the birthday wishes :) I hope that your son had a great birthday too and I'm so glad he is feeling better. I will continur to pray and send good healing energy to him.


Esther Sunday said...

Good for you, GF!!!!! What a lovely setting you created! Well deserved! Love, Esther

Mary said...

Oh, what a beautiful dresser scarf! I would love to see your linens... What a nice way to treat yourself. Usually, if I feel the need to slow down, I just pick up a great trashy romance novel, and spend some time on the couch!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love this!!! I think it is great to spend some time alone on occasion. And to put some effort into it like you did :) It is good to like yourself, isn't it?!!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Pause... What's that? lol.. I usually try to set everything aside in the evening, even if it's just for a little bit, so that I can have some Bible time. Beyond that, there just aren't many pauses these days. Blessings.. Polly

Nunnie's Attic said...

Your linens look like ones that I inherited from my grandmother. She did excellent work and so intricate.

Your breakfast idea sounds delightful. That's why I get up with my husband at 4:30. He leaves for work at 5:15 and my oldest son doesn't get up for school until 6. That 45 minutes everyday is mine. I blog, I read blogs and enjoy my coffee.

In the evenings, I like to watch TV or read. But, truly I relax by cooking. Or baking for that matter. Everyone deserves a break now and then I'm glad you got yours!


BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh...I am reading this before breakfast and am very hungry now.....I LOVE your little dining are so blessed. I wish we had a whole foods near us ...but no.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Yummy...we are drooling over the thought of blueberry butter-mmmmm! Try as we may, life always seems to happen to us, instead of us making life happen! Enjoy your special moments, and keep reminding us to enjoy ours!
kari & kijsa

Meggie said...

Hey Rhonda: your breakfast sounds soooo relaxing. I like a bubble bath with candles and music to help me unwind.

I loved your comment about the little piles of sugar at the bottom of the cereal sweet!

Sweet Remembrance said...

What a lovely way to start your day...
The table & linens are so precious!

Anonymous said...

I love where you satup that beautiful breakfast.i need more time like this too. I agree we hit the floor running and forget to take those moments.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh Rhonda, thank you for your kind words about my mom's photo, etc. Honestly, I sat for a good hour trying to figure out what I felt when I looked at the picture and what exactly God wanted me say, when I realized that I was "finding myself at a loss for words". When it's God's words, it works so perfectly - like that moment yesterday. I cried for a good long time too, not just because it was my mom but also because He really does speak with that still small voice! Blessings... Polly

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Beautiful little breakfast spot! We are having a similar discussion over at my place. I need more solitude in my life, so I am all for breakfast for ONE! :-) Especially if you are not scarfing it down while sitting at the computer. Love your sweet table.


Linda said...

What a lovely way to start your day and I love your vintage piece it is so pretty.

I love vintage linens too and look forward to seeing more of your lovlies.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hello! I found your blog from Polly's. I love your music!! So soothing. Your little respite is wonderful and the food looks delicious! Glad to hear that you took time for yourself. I like to crawl in bed at night with a magazine and read or go and stitch on the back patio..just me and my dog. Nice to meet you! Becky

Cottage by the River said...

I love that setting. I enjoyed visiting your site, your pictures are great.


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh that sounds and looks so lovely! Good for you doing that for yourself! I would love to do that someday, lol!! I love pumpernickel bread too!

I am so glad your son is doing so much better!!! that is wonderful and must be such a relief!