Sunday, April 19, 2009

Brunches Inc.

Autumn outside. If you live up north, Spring outside. Either way, it's a gorgeous time for brunch. Maybe a table set out in the garden. Or a rooftop garden. Or just a rooftop, if you're a bit eccentric and like living dangerously. Why not!

A worn, frayed linen sheet serving as a tablecloth. Perhaps some little old-fashioned milk bottles or jam jars filled with casual handfuls of greenery and flowers plucked from the garden or the local farmers markets. Buttermilk pancakes with caramelised peaches, a little chunk of real, dripping honeycomb and cream. Lots of cream. Teapots covered in funny hand-knitted cosies. Family. Friends. Who's at the top of your invite list? Excuse me while I put the kettle on.


  1. I want to be invited to yours! I do not have an invite list. I am anti-entertaining. I will entertain one via email or once I walk out my door, but in my HOME I do not entertain! That is my refuge, my haven, the one place where I don't have to "work" at it! Excuse my selfishness. ;)

  2. from cali, if you come down here, you will be invited for sure! And anti-entertainers are a necessity, otherwise who would ever be available to accept brunch invitations?

  3. Good point! Of course I would most definitely invite you into my modest abode! Just don't expect any home cooking - unless you like cereal for dinner! ;)

  4. Thank you, from cali ... I'm sure you'd choose nice cereal. :)

  5. I'm with Cali, Shell—I want to come to YOUR tea party!
    BTW, you're not likely to get a real meal at my house either (Cali is a woman after my own heart—and honest, to boot!). Hope you're okay with Lean Cuisine and white wine from a box.

  6. I'd consider it an honour to share a Lean Cuisine and Chateau Cardboard with you, Alexa!

  7. Ah, brunch! I rather like the sound of caramelised peaches and fresh honeycomb - with lots of cream!

    Very sweet drawing, Shell

    Oh, and I'm trawling through the illustrations now ...

  8. Mum has bees, MmeBenaut, so I have a wonderful source ~ of fresh honeycomb AND funny stories about collecting it!


Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x


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