What’s For Breakfast

A few days ago I shared my favorite breakfast treat. Although I love my weekly visit to a local bakery, a healthy breakfast at home is lovely too.  This bowl of oatmeal with blackberries and a sprinkle of granola was my breakfast this morning.

I’m not a big coffee drinker, although seeing some of the stories about coffee stations have made me wondering what I’ve been missing.  My ritual is tea.
Last week I found this teapot in an antique shop.  I fell in love with it and brought it home.  It’s a porcelain pot with a silver plated sleeve and hinged top. It was so unusual that I knew it had to have a story, so I did some research when I got home.  It is German from the 1930s-40s.  I love everyday items that have history so now when I use it each morning, I imagine that an American soldier must have brought it home from WWII.  A little dreaming at breakfast isn’t a bad way to start the day!

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    Omg, First thing I thought was… OMG!!! Look at her vintage cafetiere! I am no joke DROOLING… I have searched high and low on Etsy and E-bay. Hold onto that gem! Thanks for sharing your breakfast. Those blackberries look superb! Mmmm

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      Perfect Nila! Great price too. I love the look of the stainless steel and wooden feet. Mine has bakelite feet. I think its so interesting that over several decades the design didn’t really change either. It’s a classic! And you called it a cafetiere – not a term I’ve heard before. Thanks for letting me know.

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    Add me to the list of people swooning over your dishes! The coffee pot is clearly to die for, but I also love the sweet simplicity of your white basket weave China.

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      Oh dishes! I think because they are beautiful , yet for a practical purpose that I feel justified in my obsessive love for them. The white basket weave are my favorites because they are such good quality and go with everything. The coffee/tea pot was love at first sight because it hit all my favorite characteristics – quality, beauty and history.

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    Great find Misty! I really appreciate unique items such as this. I use to love collecting treasures but in my retirement I have been paring down… but I can still look longingly and live vicariously through the girls in the neighborhood! 🙂

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    Oh wow it seems you and I just love thrift store shopping. That is one functional and nice teapot. I recent scored a Delft Blue plate with windmill motif, a real vintage piece from Holland.

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