Sunday, September 30, 2007

Birdwatching breakfast

On lazy weekends, we like to eat breakfast with the birds. Sometimes we even hear an owl, so Andrew added this small stuffed animal for company.

It doesn't take any longer to serve breakfast outside than inside. We put our table right on the grass...no patio necessary!
The vintage tablecloth only cost a quarter. The napkins are faded from so many years of wear. We didn't even use real plates for our fruit and muffins. We'll just shake the crumbs from basket and cloth afterward. Happy breakfast, birds!

6 comments:

Mrs. Pivec said...

Wonderful idea! We've had many meals outside (including Thanksgiving last year!), but not breakfast. We do have a lanai, but you've tempted me to bring things out to the picnic table for breakfast next weekend!

Mrs. Elliott said...

Meredith, I love reading your posts. Seeing the beautiful tables you set and your cozy house makes me want to crawl right into the picture. You truly have a gift for creating beautiful moments. Thanks so much for sharing.

Amy said...

I love the idea of eating our breakfast outside. It is cooling down here in the Midwest so we will have to wait until next year. Hopefully my pretty patio will be complete by then, but who knows in this house :)

I love the owl in your centerpiece- too cute!

fitcat said...

My partner is in the army and normally leaves for work at 6:30 and eats after morning PT. He had today off though as he has to attend his great aunt's funeral - since I don't have to leave for work until 8:30 I decided it'd be nice if we ate breakfast together.

We always have a nicely set dinner table with candles or flowers and we often eat outside on the patio at night. But inspired for your breakfast I took the outside table out onto the grass, set it with a pretty yellow tablecloth and glasses, cutlery, napkins and so on and a big bunch of flowers that are normally on the dining table. I cooked up leftover sausages from dinner late last week, poached two eggs, toasted some fresh bread and made up a bowl of yoghurt and fruit. The air was still crisp and it all looked so pretty but it didn't cost us more than the price of every day groceries. I loved it, he loved it and I love how you inspire me and other people with your cheerful frugality. :)

The Simple Family said...

That tablecloth is absolutely beautiful. I can't' wait until it has cooled down enough here that we can eat outside.

PlainCatholic said...

Aye indeed; we too love to watch our birds from the back deck while eating breakfast and enjoying the sunrise behind the mountains. You have a lovely site!