The oppressive heat finally broke yesterday, and it made me think how nice it would be to enjoy breakfast in the garden this weekend. Sometimes it’s fun to make a trial run before you entertain…kind of like putting together an outfit for an evening out, trading one accessory for another, until you decide what looks best.
In this case, I mixed old with new. My mother’s Gold Florentine china (gold dragons flank the rim), Maria Daage chargers in pink, vintage pink glasses and pitcher from my pal, Eddie Ross, these new dragon-motif napkins from Number Four Eleven in Savannah (they originally appeared in Southern Living in 2010) and my new, wipeable linen Parentesi placemats from La Gallina Matta.
I’m thinking coffee, fresh squeezed OJ, home made biscuits and scrambled eggs with herbs. With a little Chet Baker playing in the background. Now, that’s a good start to the weekend!