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August 17, 2011

Country Morning Breaksfast

We have some of the most beautiful summer weather here up in northern Michigan. I wish I could share how good the air smells here.  At this time of year the mornings are often dewy but it soon dries off and the temperatures reach a comfortable 65 to 70 by noon.  Our highest temperature lately has been around 82 with little humidity. Just perfect!
We sat down on this beautiful country morning and had a hearty breakfast before we took off for a Sunday drive in the country. 
These are my favorite dishes for breakfast.  They are called Daybreak by Pfaltzgraff.   I was looking for something with a rooster on it, and I was drawn to these because of their details like the floral banded edge and the soft green and yellow striping on the accent plates!
(I got these a year ago and they seem to be a retired pattern now with only a few pieces left)
This rooster pitcher is from the Napoli group by Pfaltzgraff.
I thought he was so cute I had to have it to go with these dishes.
I veered off the track and ordered these salt and pepper 
shakers from Pfaltgraff's Pistoulet group.  
I opted for these rather than the rooster salt and pepper 
shakers that matched the set- I thought
these were cute and cheerful!
They also offered glasses with the rooster etched on them 
so of course I had to have them! 
(They are presently on a good sale too!)
My everyday stainless flatware was used...it's by
Lenox/Kurt Stieff, called Monticello Thomas Jefferson. 
It's a design from the Thomas Jefferson foundation.  
(The way I remember the information I read when I selected these was that Thomas Jefferson commissioned things like silverware to be made to a design he specified and this was one of the patterns.)
I love the pistol grip handle, it's weighted nicely and fits comfortably in your hand with no pointy edges.
These chargers are from Pier 1 Imports

I  put together some flowers from my garden in this 
flower embossed bottle from Pottery Barn. 
I also included my faux potted sunflower from Pottery 
barn that I set on a candle holder since this was 
breakfast and we didn't need candlelight!

For our breakfast,
we had some mixed fruit served in the bowls, ham and cheese omelets, pancakes with local maple syrup, coffee and orange juice!
After breakfast we went for a country drive and saw fields of sunflowers,  and some fresh picked corn and cucumbers at the road stands.  It was a beautiful day especially after the rainy days we had just gone through and it was good to see the sun shining again!

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  1. I love your roos dishes, just perfect for breakfast! My mom and me liked your table very much and we wish we had a mug each...thanks for sending us one each!! Lots of hugs, FABBY

  2. Your table setting is lovely.
    I would love to have brrakfast at such a beautiful table.
    We have had great weather here on the northern shores of Lake Superior too.

  3. I need that pitcher Liz! love your rooster dishes and pretty table scape.

  4. Liz, your Roo table looks so inviting! You always pull together the greatest table scapes! I'm so jealous, I would love to be able to take a country drive to see sunflower fields...I'd probably have to drive to the UP to see them - I've never seen any down here! Take care ~Marcy

  5. Your table looks wonderful Liz! The flowers are gorgeous and I love your roosters!

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape for two is Beautiful with the rooster dishes Liz. You did a gorgeous job putting it all together with you lovely flowers. I love your new white chargers sweet. I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  7. Such a pretty table! I love your dishes & how all the extra pieces that don't "go together", actually "go together" beautifully.

  8. Wish I could pop over and have that breakfast with you at your charming table! Don't you love being able to pick flowers from your yard? I don't have the flowers you do, but when something's blooming, I love to use it on the table. Have a great weekend!!

  9. What time are you serving breakfast? I love your dishes...I have Yorktowne. Your table is very pretty! Love your plates and pitcher. I would love to pick flowers from my garden...but here in Texas it seems way too hot! We have only been here 6 months coming from Buffalo, NY. What a cultural shock to say the least!
    Blessings My Friend,

  10. Your weather sounds perfect! I am looking forward to that in a couple of more months. Love those roosters!

  11. Liz, I LOVE this table!!! I love those plates, they are soft and such pretty colors. I also think the S and P are perfect with them! I bought my FIRST rooster today!!! It is white so it will go with anything! XO, Pinky

  12. Such a perky breakfast table. Love your rooster pitcher.

  13. Just beautiful, what time should I arrive? LOL! I love your setting, and the china is just glorious. You always do such a good job with these tablescapes - inspirational for sure!

    Listen, I have a new series on my blog called: "A Picture is Worth ..." I'm trying to get back to posting pictures about my house, and I'd love it if you'd come by and see the bar in the dining room! :)


  14. Great rooster table.

    The dishes are lovely.

    Have a good weekend.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  15. I would love to wake to your breakfast table!

  16. Simply charming, Liz! You are a tablescape artist!

  17. Your dishes are perfect for a lovely Breakfast. The menu looks enticing!
    I think you made a wonderful choice of mixing the salt and pepper shakers. Sometimes things can be too matchy matchy. Love the etched rooster glasses.

  18. I have got to tell you how much I love that flatware!!! Oh, my gosh!!! It is really, really cool! I have NO money to buy anything new right now, but the very first moment I get some mad money in my hot little hands, I am ordering a set of that flatware!!!!!!! Great table!

  19. Bonjour!! J'ame cette table. REally the roosters are perfect, love the little flowers around the edge. Your candle holder is lovely, goodness. A perfect way to start the day. xo marlis

  20. Love your roosters and those chargers are so pretty! They seem to go with everything!


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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