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!!!