Thursday, August 27, 2009

GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!

Thank you Miss Barb for inviting me to your Rooster Shindig! I just love roosters...they are so stinkin' cute! This is a post I did awhile back...

I thought y'all might like to take a peek at my front porch--the setting for a breakfast I prepared recently for weekend guests at my home. So, Welcome to the Roost, and yes, Southern is spoken here. I just love this sign, which was custom made for me by Nana--she has an Etsy shop--Family Attic. Nana was a pleasure to do business with...she was so patient when I kept changing my mind about the size, color, and font! Check out her site, she has some awesome signs!

The sign greets all my guests as they arrive at the front door...

This door arrangement features my favorites...rattan, hydrangeas, and a gingham ribbon bow!




Rooster planter and more hydrangeas...


Another spot for chillin' on the porch...


Closeup of the rooster fabric on the pillows...




I'm ready to serve...


Free birds...
"Mr. Rooster" greeted us all as we sat down and the placed the rooster napkins on our laps. The first course of soft cooked eggs* was served from the darling rooster egg cups. French toast**, fresh fruit, and turkey patties (Jimmy Dean frozen!) were served and fresh squeezed Florida orange juice was enjoyed, as well as the breakfast staple eye-opener--steaming hot coffee!


The centerpiece rooster is from the "Butler's Pantry" pattern by Lenox.


The rooster place cards are by Caspari.


The rooster linen napkins and rooster tumblers were purchased at Williams-Sonoma.

I found the rooster egg cups on Ebay and the flatware at World Market.

All the dinnerware is Majolica china, by J. Wilfred.



Miss Janice's French Toast** and Jimmy Dean Turkey patties...



Healthy fresh fruit...


Chanticleer presides over the coffee service...
*Recipe for Soft Cooked Eggs:
Put the eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Cover the pot and remove from heat. I leave the eggs in the pot for four minutes. Pour off the hot water and run cool water over the eggs for three minutes. Place the large end of the egg into the egg cup. Hold the egg and cup and in one hand and take a sharp knife and break the shell at the small upper end of the egg. Cut the egg shell all the way around and remove the bits and pieces. Enjoy!

**Recipe for Miss Janice's French Toast:
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tblsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 slices bread
Powdered sugar
Syrup

Beat together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat. Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture until thoroughly coated. Cook the bread until each side is lightly browned and crisp. Top with syrup and powdered sugar.


Meanwhile y'all, I'm now trying to beat the heat here in South Florida...working in my garden, sippin' iced tea on the porch, and tendin' to my geraniums...



Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I brought a little "sunshine" into your day! Don't forget to drop by BarbsGoodLife for more rooster tablescapes.

59 comments:

carolinajewel said...

That was just the day brightener I needed! Love the tour of you porch and the lovely rooster table. Your French Toast sounds wonderful! :D Jewel

Paula said...

What a lovely table setting for a breakfast with your friends. I'll bet that y'all had a great time together!

PAT said...

Miss Janice, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love it all! What a gorgeous porch, you have.

PS: You've inspired me...I purchased my first Lilly, last week. A cute pair of blue paisley sandals.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

BEAUTIFUL..as always! Happy Entertaining!

BLC :o said...

Oh just divine! Xoxo-BLC

preppyinnewengland said...

How fun! Thank you for your lovely tour of the porch! How welcoming!
The French Toast is a must try for us!

prof en retraite said...

How lovely, Miss Janice! I did need a little sunshine to brighten things up and your beautiful tablescape was just the trick! I hope next week is a happy one for everyone!...Debbie

Midnight Madras said...

Oh, Miss Janice...beautiful as always. You never fail to make me want to pack my Vera Bradley luggage and fly to the South! (After all, I'm only a half-Yankee...my mother's family was from the South!) It calls to both Hub and to me, and I have a feeling we may not be able to resist the pull forever. Thanks for the smile!

Gracie Beth said...

I love the tea set as well as the southern spoken here sign!

Melissa Miller said...

I just adore your beautifully done southern style porch Miss Janice.
Every single detail is spectacular for this sunshine breakfast.

Thank you so much for sharing. You're right we all needed this pick me up today.

Love the sweet sign and the Lenoxx rooster. ~Gorgeous.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Melissa ;)

Tootsie said...

it is all just so pretty!!! I would sit there for hours!!! your geraniums look wonderful girl!!! Hope you have a great week!

Preppy 101 said...

Perfection on a summer day!!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Miss Janice! What a beautiful table setting and porch!!! I stopped in for the Sunday fashion show and what an addtional treat! Love all the roosters! They are something to "crow" about!!!lol (sorry, couldn't help myself!) Y'all have fantastic week! (I'm speaking southern now!) Sincerely, Miss Jeannette

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Just love your porch and anything with roosters! Thanks for cheering up my day, Esther

Lady Katherine said...

I love your roosters! Wow! egg cups, napkins, placecards, glassed, and Mr. Rooster himself! I am crazy about Roosters! I should I have four real ones outdoors! The black and white cloth is wonderful with your dishes. Great way to start the morning! Hubby says send him some of that Fresh Florida Orange Juice! lol Enjoyed seeing your porch. Love the tea cart and the coffee set up ready for your guest! Just love both of the signs!

QueenBeeSwain said...

per the norm- you've outdone yourself again! lovely and very inviting porch- who wouldn't feel at home there?! your food looks amazing and the red geraniums are a personal fav'- my mother and I are strong believers in red geraniums :)

happy sunday

kHm

Sit A Spell said...

I absolutely love your entire porch and table scape! I sure could sit a spell with a glass of sweet tea or some of that fresh Florida orange juice. You know I'm a porch girl. Your sign is adorable. I love signs and will check out her shop...thanks for sharing. Your tea cart is perfect for your lovely porch. The color scheme and roosters are great. I have a few roosters myself.

We love French toast and will try your recipe.

Thinking of your sign...I've been told that most of Florida is not very Southern. What are yoor thoughts? I going to let you in on something...we are moving to central Florida very soon. I am excited about being in the South, but concerned it won't be very Southern. I will post this information on my blog later...so keep this under a cute sun hat, would ya?! We are flying to Orlando next Thursday to look around and take the kids to Disney. Any tips are appreciated.

YES...you brought some sunshine to my day on this cool and windy Michigan day by sharing this amazing porch and table scape.

Her Preppiness said...

Thanks for cheering me up!!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Miss Southern Janice, what a treat! I love your porch - the sign the benches, wicker and pillows! Now the breakfast things are gorgeous! If you know me, you know I love the roosters and you have some beautiful pieces! Your dishes are wonderful, along with the little rooster napkins and glasses! But the rooster egg cups are divine!
Love it all and the food ain't bad! Is ain't southern? ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia :0

Kate said...

I want to come to one of your parties! You have the best decorations and themes!

Jill said...

Lovely! Thanks so very much.

Proverbs 27:19 said...

You are so awesome and very inspiring!

"Good morning Sunshine" is my sister's signature greeting, especially when she has to wake up before 5am and she wants to be "mischievious" by shouting or texting it to wake someone else up! Younger siblings, I tell ya!

smooches,
Larie

Preppy Sue said...

Just lovely! I'm so envious of that beautiful porch with white wicker!

Kate said...

Your porch is so inviting. I really wish that we had a porch to decorate. I love your coffee service too. Reminds me of some dishes that my mother used to have.

The Pretty Provy said...

the tablescape is lovely! it's just the thing for a mother's day brunch or a birthday breakfast for my mother - she adores roosters!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Such a lovely table Miss Janice! It certainly just brought me some sunshine!

Princess Freckles said...

As always, Miss Janice, you certainly brought the sunshine! I LOVE your tablescape posts! You're the Southern Martha! Only better, because you wear Lilly!

Kara said...

It all sounds fabulous!! Can't wait to try your french toast ...hope your friends loved it...

melissa said...

Such a lovely post! Everything looks divine! I especially LOVE your white bird cage.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your porch is soooo inviting, and I love your rooster themed breakfast! laurie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Just beautiful. You always have those special touches that are so wonderful, such as the free birds. This post did indeed bring sunshine!

Thank you so much for your compliment on my curtain hanging and although I am sure you were just being nice, I would be more than happy to help with your window treatments. The Truper is ready to travel! Ha. Hope you have a peaceful week.
Valerie

Domestic Diva said...

Love it!! You have the most amazing taste. YOu know I love a rooster!! HAve a FABULOUS Fourth of July!
xxx me

Fifi Flowers said...

Muffy Martini sent me to look at your photos to be painted... FAB table decorating!

Stacey said...

Hi Miss Janice. :) Your table is absolutely gorgous. I have lusted over the rooster items at WS before. They are perfect on your table.

JK said...

Oh I love this post! My father adores roosters(funny habit I know!) and every time I see anything with one on it, it makes me think of him! Gorgeous tablescape

Bearly Sane said...

My heavens, now I am hungry. :)
Beautiful table arrangement, great roosters!
Hugs,
Sandi - :)Bearly Sane

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Miss Janice, I love the beautiful welcome to your home. Your porch is gorgeous. I love the rooster pillows. What a beautiful table you sat for us. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful roosters.
hugs ~lynne~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janice, what a delightful post! The rooster on your coffee table is to die for......every single picture is stunning!

Thank you for sharing and being a special part of the group.

Barb :-)

JKW said...

Love the roosters. Can't believe it is 91 degrees here and 28 in GA and 69 in IL with a 45 on Sun. night. YIKES. We live in Paradise so not complaining, just wondering what's up. Blessings, Janet

Beansieleigh said...

Well hello Miss Janice! Loved my stop here today!! ALL your roosters are absolutely beautiful, I LOVE the Majolica china, and I thank you for sharing your french toast recipe! It looks delicious! Hope you're having fun at all the rooster parties today, and that you have a wonderful weekend too! ~tina

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Miss Janice! I loved this post the first time and love it as well today! Thank you for the recipe for the egg and instructions on opening it! Have a fun weekend! Sincerely, Jeannette

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely rooster party!

Irma :)

jerseygirl211 said...

It's Saturday morning here and I'd love to have an order of your French toast for breakfast. ;) I especially love the Good Morning Sunshine greeting. A childhood friend calls me Sunshine, so I find it very endearing :)

'D'

Becky K. said...

Very beautiful!!! Everything was just so perfect.

Happy Rooster Party

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Barb said...

I could sit at your table all day long... beautiful.
Your roosters are charming.

Happy weekend.

hugs,
Barb

PoshMomma said...

Your family & friends are so blessed to have you. You being: beauty, style & charm into everything you do. Bravo. P.S. that french toast looks amazing.

Sarah said...

Loved seeing all your cheerful roosters. The white guy is terrific. Thanks for sharing in the fun. Hope to see you at my place for some more rooster fun.
hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com

Sue said...

What a terrific country table with your rooster napkins, egg cups, and centerpiece white rooster! The glassware was so adorable- I would love to have them.Maybe WS still has them available, I'll have t go see. thanks for sharing your pretties.
:-) Sue

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!And what I'd give to taste that french toast right now!!:)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Janice,

What a delightful post! Your white rooster is fabulous! Thank you for the tour. I had to laugh when I saw your post title because that is my signature morning greeting! Sometimes the responses I receive back are growls from the less than enthusiastic morning people.

~ Tracy

juls4real said...

Love that Chantacleer. Thanks for sharing a very nice blog piece.

Juls

Julie said...

I love your Roosters... I am having a-give-away... I would love for you to drop by.
xoxo
Julie

MBM said...

This post makes me want to redecorate my patio and sunroom! xox MBM

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My granddaughter's birthday was this weekend & I was very busy getting ready for it so I am just finding the time to visit those from the rooster party....sorry!

Your table is lovely as always Miss Janice...LOVE those egg cups!

Ruby said...

Great tablescape and wonderful flock of roosters you are sharing. Thanks!

DeniseMarie said...

cute and southern post! How funny, you are discovering you are a preppy girl thru and thru. I'm realizing I've just always prefered wearing skirts or dresses.

Nancy said...

Oh what a beautiful porch, Miss Janice!!! Love alll the Rooster stuff and that sigh is to die for!!! Nancy

Kathleen said...

Perfect table...I have the WSonoma cloth in black and white...
I love your red, but I shop the Outlet and they didn't have that!
Speaking of WM Sonoma....come see the great bargain I got there Friday... (Mosaic Mon post)

Che Birba said...

Lovely blog!
I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

Laura from Italy