Sunday, August 28, 2011

Family Farmhouse Breakfast

I. Love. Country breakfasts.

Especially when my mom is doing the cooking and we're eating in her cozy farmhouse kitchen.  On this particular morning, it was delightful to wake up to the aroma of warm muffins and bacon frying.  We drank the first cup of coffee on the front porch while Mom was finishing breakfast.

We came in for the weekend for a fun visit and a hike around Hematite Lake. This big breakfast was not for any particular occasion.
Mom is just "the best" like that!

When fixin' a big breakfast, my parents pour the milk into one of their antique, glass milk jugs for a old fashioned experience. (Besides, who wants a gallon of milk on the table?)  We are a very nostalgic family!  :)

Look here at the extra crispy, thick cut bacon and homemade hash browns.

Wow, this looks good right now!

Unbelievably moist, spiced apple & pecan muffins on one of her beautiful cake plates that she collects.   Her kitchen is full of pretty things.  I love the cherry branch photo in the background, and the china cabinet you see is mostly filled with family kitchen heirlooms. 

I bought Mom this cream & sugar set at a little shop in Asheville, NC.
Look how dainty they are!

Toast and strawberry jam.

Golden scrambled eggs lie on a Currier & Ives plate.  This is a beloved family collection that was passed to my parents.

This adorable cherry tablecloth is one of my favorite's of hers.  Simply sweet.

You can see the refreshing fruit salad on the table filled with blueberries cherries, and kiwi! 

I wish you could see the beautiful view outside of  rolling farmland through this picture window.  It's lovely to sit at the table and eat breakfast with a view like this.  I often sit at this table and talk to mom while she is cooking.  Thinking about times like this reminds me of how blessed I am with my family.  God is so good! 

 I like the way mom didn't use all the same dishes here.  It's more casual to use ones that just coordinate.  Look at these pretty napkins and rooster plates-- nothing says French country more than these!  They are in her favorite color, red!

The morning sunlight was streaming in on our delicious, country breakfast table!

Now do you see why I call their house a Bed & Breakfast?!? 

Thanks so much to my wonderful parents for always making our stay so warm and inviting- and fun!!!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The view, patio and the dining area are all stunning and the tablescape is just perfect. I love, love, love the mix of dishes. All of the food looks soooooooooooooo good. My mouth is watering. What a fabulous breakfast and such a beautiful place to dine and enjoy family. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

HHL said...

Wonderful table setting!!! Truly a great way to start the day, I agree the glass milk bottle is much nicer than a carton. Happy Table Top..HHL

Olive Cooper said...

Now that is one SPLENDID spread of food. How charming the table is too.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Yummy and beautiful! What time should I arrive tomorrow morning? Oh and I have 4 kids! lol

Babs said...

Your breakfast table looks like the perfect place to enjoy that great breakfast. I love your outdoor scenes and I can just smell the bacon frying. Darling rooster plates, too.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a great Mom you haved! You are blessed. . Lovely table setting. Love the little sugar and creamer and the red and white plates how cute are they. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Jo's This and That said...

Love the dishes and your table setting

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wonderful setting! Each and every single picture is gorgeous here. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


Beautiful outdoors! I love your rooster plates and your tablescape for breakfast is beautiful, I love a little creamer and teapot I saw! The food looks so very yumy, I haven't had dinner yet, so I'm too hungry! I'm visiting from TTT at, Marty's. Hus, FABBY

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What a beautiful, cozy corner of blogland you have created! Am now a happy follower ;-)

SavannahGranny said...

Everything is so beautiful. I am in love with those rooster plates. I saw some similar ones on Ebay. I will have to go back and take another look. Better not. I think hubby wants to attack the mailman.
Love the milk jugs your parents use. Such a cute idea. I can see why you love to go home.
I am a new follower.

Toni said...

You are one lucky girl! The table looks wonderful, and the food so yummy. Makes the bagel I am eating taste like cardboard~

Toni said...

Just had to come back and say your recieps look sooo yummy! You really put a lot of love in your creations. I am your newest follower. (I almost did not follow you because I can see my hips expanding!)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how wonderful to come home to mom's kitchen. Everything is adorable and delicious looking. Very sweet post!!

Leslie said...

Thank you all so much for such lovely comments on Mom's breakfast table and home! My parents are a joy to visit, and I will soon have to let her know that I've received such sweet feedback on this post. It means a lot to me, and I know that it'll mean a lot to her as well!
Hope everyone is having a blessed day!!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Leslie, I just came by and want to follow you but when I saw some posts on your mom, went back and read them. What a beautiful family you have-you, your sister and your mom. I am wondering if she blogs to, if so I'd love to visit here as well. You have a wonderful sense of style and so glad to see your home as well as your recipes.
I look forward to getting to know you!

Steve Baublitz said...

Can you please, please, PLEASE share who makes the red rooster plates in your first photo? Thanks, and love your blog!

NUR3165 said...

The china is by Queen's-Churchill in England. The rooster pattern was made especially for Neiman Marcus and discontinued in 2010. It comes in red, blue and black. Since it is no longer manufactured, the only place to find it is at, on ebay or a garage sale.