Sunday, May 24, 2020

Strawberries with Breakfast

I am going to try to get back to blogging since I've missed my blogging friends & "playing with my dishes" so much!

The joy of entertaining went out the window when Ernie passed away.  *sigh*
Other than a few family dinners, I have not bothered to set a pretty table for a long time.

I joined a Facebook page called "Tea Cups & Cupcakes" & have been inspired to use my
collection of tea cups in little vignettes, just for myself. 

 Perhaps a friend or two will be able to 
join me, once this awful corona virus has passed.

Breakfast this morning is a Kodiak Cinnamon Oat pancake with 2 chicken sausages.

Topped with fresh strawberries & Swerve brown sugar! 

Irish Breakfast is my tea of choice this morning.

Napoleon Bee flatware is from Horchow

My pretty tea cup today is Staffordshire from England

It was a thrift store find, as was my strawberry basket, below.

Traditionally, the little containers on the side were used for brown sugar & cream.

Thank you for visiting *The Gazebo House*.
I hope to be able to get this to post & then visit your blogs as well.


  1. How wonderful to see a post from you this morning, Retta! You have been missed. I was looking at one of my recipes on my blog just last week and noticed a comment from you. I came over to see if you'd posted anything, but was disappointed. So today is a special day! Your strawberry basket is such a pretty and unique piece.
    Yes, it would be hard to set a pretty table just for one. I'm glad you decided to rejoin blogging. Have a wonderful Sunday.

    1. What a nice surprise to have you visit, Lorrie! I'm sorry I haven't been visiting your blog...or any others for that matter, for quite some time. I look forward to popping by to catch up with you & yours. Thanks for thinking of me!!

  2. Welcome back!! I just love your tea and breakfast for one, Rett. It's wonderful that you shared this breakfast, for I have missed your posts, but always enjoy seeing what you're up to on FB. I LOVE that's such a beauty. One thing that I do is have a pretty tray for my breakfast every morning and I choose a different teacup each day. Rich and I always had breakfast in bed, so I've continued the tradition.

    1. What a nice tradition to carry on, Kitty! I fear I would spill tea all over the place...I'm lucky to get it to the table without making a drip sometimes. LOL
      Thanks so much for your encouragement & support & for visiting. I'll pop over to your blog to see your latest post shortly..

  3. 'Very glad to see that you will be posting again. I do not have a blog, but used to read yours faithfully and I have missed you. Welcome back.

    Mia Malick

    1. How sweet of you, Mia...I appreciate your visiting so very much! I hope I can continue to share my treasures & document their origins, so that perhaps my grands will learn from it & cherish them like I do.
      Thank you for missing me! {{{HUGS}}}

  4. Oh, how delightful to see you posting again! I've missed you so. As I am an avid tea drinker and so enjoy pretty china settings, I just perused the site you mentioned. I never thought to look for such a group, and I am very glad you mentioned it. See you soon!

    1. So happy to have you visit!! Yes, do join the "Tea Cups & Cupcakes" FB page...tons of inspiration & information on all things tea related. Kitty belongs to the group & we're both enjoying it immensely. Thank you so much for stopping by. ♥

  5. Rett, what a delightful surprise to see you in my mailbox this morning. Made this 4 am prowl around worthwhile. I have always loved your, quilts, pretty tables with love settings, your cabinets and other adornments. You have so many talents and imagination and share them so well! Thank you, and with summer coming it will be fun to see your gazebo! Linda in Iowa

    1. Such kind words...thank you Linda! I know what you mean about those early morning prowls...*sigh* I'm am frequently up in the night & walk around the house, just checking on doors. Funny habit.

  6. I am so happy to see you return to blogging, Retta! I have missed you and "all the gang!" I haven't been blogging for a while, but just recently felt a tug to return. You have inspired me! Now I have to think of something to post! I've been doing a lot of posting on FB (Kathy D. Aurelia) but have missed the chit-chat of blogging.

    Welcome back!
    Katherine (Kathy)
    Yellow Rose Arbor

    1. I had just been thinking about you, Kathy! I was wondering if you still had to avoid drinking tea. That would be SO DIFFICULT for me to give up!
      Thanks for stopping by & for your kind comments as I struggle to get back in the swing of blogging.


Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I read them all & each one is so very special to me & I try really hard to return the visit!