Since I vowed to work on my health this year and make some life changes I have taken on eating a full and healthy breakfast. For me this is usually a waffle with peanut butter and a banana or oatmeal with berries and almonds. In the past I have just had coffee and maybe something small as I was rushing around for the day, but now it is committed time to sit and start my day with a full meal and do it right.
My favorite part of breakfast now is setting the table and truly enjoying the time. I love to mix and match all of my things and truly use what I have. The sun light pours into the kitchen even on a grey day like today. I love how I am greeted while I sit with the sun, the birds and all of the beauty of the day ahead.
Having coffee in a true cup with a saucer is the perfect way to start the morning for me. Adding a book or magazine to read assures that I will make the time to sit for a while. We have a no phone rule at the table so sitting here for a few without technology is a true blessing.
None of our pieces are new to us, a little collected here and there and the shell dishes meant for berries are the newest addition to my collection of tableware. I only have a few of them, but that is all you need when setting a table for two to four.
I love gingham, as you know, and these monogram napkins I have owned for a while but I never tire of them. We also own them in green with a navy monogram with is super fun to set a table with them mixed together.
When you set a table it doesn't have to be a formal setting for six or more, set something just for yourself or even more fun, for two. Treat yourself to a fully set place setting for breakfast or lunch. You are not only worth it but the meal will be so much more satisfying. Even better, add in your favorite Pandora station. I have discovered all the time I set aside to treat me comes back to bless my family trifold.