The mornings that I sit for breakfast at my dining room table are few are far between, but I always picture a life where I have time to linger over OJ and muffins, read the newspaper, and take a moment to carefully plan out the day ahead. To that end, I have put together a sweet little Designer’s Sketchbook on the theme of a “cottage breakfast”. I’ve highlighted just a few elements and ideas that play off the idea of all that a good breakfast should be–bright, tasty and beautiful!
(1) Breakfast Specials Sign | Three Potato Four | I really love vintage signs, and often contemplate adding one to a wall in my home. This paperboard “breakfast specials” sign has a cheery and functional quality to it, and makes me hungry for a simple breakfast of cereal and juice.
(2) Milk Bottle Carafe | Three Potato Four | Multi-functional and entirely stylish, this 32 oz. glass carafe is a Three Potato Four original, and perfect for pouring a cup of delicious, fresh squeezed OJ. After breakfast, rinse it out, and fill it with a handful of blooms.
(3) Morning Glory Muffins | recipe from Whole Foods Market | My favorite breakfast in the world can be found at a tiny bistro in St. Paul’s St. Anthony Park neighborhood. For years, I would walk to the bistro every Sunday morning for a scrumptious morning glory muffin. I have since moved far away from the bistro, but this recipe from Whole Foods Market makes a fine substitute, and fills the house with the most incredible aromas.
(4) Egg and Toast Oil Painting | by Lynn Cyr | This lovely oil painting is perfect for any breakfast-lover, and would make a bright and happy addition to the wall of a breakfast nook or kitchen. On a late afternoon, when I happened upon this piece on Etsy, I was instantly inspired to whip up some eggs and toast (for dinner).
(5) Homesteader Tablecloth | Anthropologie | My ideal breakfast would be eaten in my sunny dining room, at my table, which would be spread with a soft and inviting tablecloth in a meriad of colors. This vintage-inspired patchwork cloth has a sweet and merry quality to it, and fits my vision for a cottage breakfast perfectly.