Breakfast at the Farm – Table Ready!

Early in the morning, I get right to the chores.

French Pitcher

While watering flowers, I cut a few to enjoy inside – for the table.

Hydrangea Cuttings

I cut herbs, too.

Apple Mint sprigs for garnishing and making Watermelon Lemonade with Apple Mint Sugar.

Apple Mint Leaves

Vegetables gathered and washed.  (OK, washed maybe, but these are from a farmer’s market.  How I wish we could grow tomatoes in The Land of Making Do!)

Fresh Tomatoes

Wrong type of soil, too many predators, warnings from neighbors not to even try.  Tried it anyway.  After several failures, I now listen to neighbors.

Breakfast Table

We bought a watermelon at the farmer’s market, too.  The rinds would be beautiful with all the greens on the table, but I always cut them off.  Sorry – an old habit from days of young kids at home.  It’s just easier to eat watermelon this way.  And, it IS all about the eating, isn’t it?

Watermelon Served

Peanuts parched and ready for daily snacks.  New potatoes boiled and cooling in the colander for potato salad later today.  HH loves his potato salad, y’all (recipe coming soon).

Peanuts Parched

The places are set and ready.  The yellow rose napkin rings get a lot of use around here.

Place Setting

Getting more mileage with the lace-trimmed hanky napkins, too.

The table is ready, door flung open for that morning farm-fresh air!  (Don’t worry – flies aren’t awake yet.)

Breakfast at the Farm - Table Ready

Won’t you have a seat and join us?

Morning Light through Open Door

Thank you, Lord, for these blessings.  You provide far more than we deserve.  Amen.

Tomorrow, I’m sharing a couple of breakfast items I’ve tested from other blogs.  Both recipes are now in my permanent recipe file, and you’ll want to try them!  Be sure to sign up for my posts by email (over at the upper right in my sidebar) so you won’t miss what’s coming in the future.  🙂

What’s on your breakfast menu?  Is your table set and ready?  Any visitors coming to your house this weekend?

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  1. says

    Kim ~ I love your site and the inspiration you leave me on my site. It is so nice to connect with you.
    Your table is so bright, pretty and inviting!

    Hope we meet up again soon!

    • says

      Hi, Debi. Thank you for the sweet compliment! One of my favorite things about blogging is getting to know others, like you. 🙂

  2. says

    It’s a pretty table! Love your classic red and white tablecloth and of course, there is nothing better for a breakfast table than garden flowers!

    • says

      Thank you, Shirley. Well, so much for opening our doors. Late this afternoon, two flies found their way inside with no doors open. I guess fly season is finally here! Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂

  3. says

    No visitors coming here this weekend. We wouldn’t be ready for them anyway, so they dodged a bullet by staying away!!!

    I guess I never thought of tomatoes as something that predators would want. They are technically a fruit, though, so that may be part of the reason. I tried to grow a tomato plant once, and it met the same fate as the green pepper plant I tried to grow and the other hundreds of things that gave their lives for my experimentation! This year, though, I seem to be having a little luck. (Knock on wood, and thank the Lord!) I’m growing an habanero pepper plant that seems to be doing just fine so far. I’m also doing a variety of herbs in a big pot out on the deck as well as spearmint in its own pot since it can be so invasive. So far, so good. We’ll see what happens. I KNOW I don’t have the green thumb that you do!

    Beautiful tablescape! It looks like the kind of breakfast table that would be set out at a lovely bed & breakfast in Connecticut or New Hampshire or somewhere like that! It just looks fresh, inviting, and put together with loving hands. I’m with you on how to serve the watermelon. Those pesky rinds just get in the way!
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    • says

      Hey, you’re ahead of me in the gardening area. I only have herbs this year. With some summer travel plans, I thought it was wasteful to plant only to let them go without water and die. Thank you for your bed and breakfast compliment. I have considered turning our home into a B&B. Not to worry – HH says no. He is wonderful at protecting me from myself! Thank the Lord! 🙂 Enjoy your break from company. I hope you have a nice, relaxing, but productive weekend.

  4. Wanda @ weekendwanderlust.con says

    Glad you finished telling us why you can’t grow tomatoes. It looks like hydrangeas do well. I love the table setting with the lace trimmed hanky napkin. I guess I’m a sucker for the textured fabric. All the pictures are lovely.
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  5. Bev says

    Such a wonderful, inviting, cheery table. Love the colors of all the plates and the way they all work together. Great!

  6. says

    I like how this table looks with the red and white cloth centered. The dishes are a happy blend of colors. We have grown our tomatoes in large clay pots and they do great. I don’t have a lot of area with full sun so that was my solution. They sell bagged soil that’s good for gardens and vegetables so that might work better for you. The watermelons look cute cut up in the long tray.

    • says

      Thank you, Liz! We grow soybeans and corn on our land. You’d think tomatoes would grow in the ground! I’ve tried the square foot garden before. My problem is pests and diseases. I might get brave and try the pots some time. Thanks for sharing your success. 🙂