Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Farewell Breakfast on Polish Pottery

We had a week's reunion and the time has come when it was time to leave. Two of the girls, Baby and Nel, left early and John was nice enough to offer to take them to the airport. They left the house at 5 AM. As soon as I bade goodbye to them, I set the table in the kitchen and cooked breakfast while the others were still sleeping.

Just a simple setting with no layering, after all, it is for breakfast, so no salads here. I mixed 2 patterns of Polish Pottery plates. I served Filipino sausage called longganisa and we like to dip them in vinegar and that is what those little dipping saucers are for.

At first, I used the origami swan that Jazmine, who was our origami making instructress gave me, for the centerpiece but I had to replace it with a fruit bowl afterwards.

 The ceramic teapot napkin rings were from Pier One, from a long time ago when I still lived in Florida.

I brewed hazelnut coffee and placed it in a Polish pottery pot on a warmer. The little pots contain condiments, vinegar and patis (fish sauce) and I placed vinegar with hot pepper in that ice cream cup on the right.

We had a typical Filipino breakfast, longsilog.....longganisa (sausage), sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (eggs).

and cut up some watermelons

There were other things on our agenda that we still weren't able to do because our week was very hectic and we ran out of time, so we tried to do them that morning, such as blogging instructions. It was a very fast and short lesson. I hope they picked it up because I really want them to contribute to this blog.
 and Karaoke was another activity that we still had to accomplish.
 Then we had to go to the airport to return the rented van and bid farewell to the rest. Jazmine and Josie did not leave until the following day so I was not alone driving home, which was good or it would have me so sad.

Goodbye, Gatch, Tess and Elsie. See you next year! It's been so nice having you all!

Linking with
Kathleen for Let's Dish at
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at
Sally's Blue Monday at
Marty's Tableop Tuesday at

Thank you so much for stopping by and a special thanks to those who make these fun parties possible.


  1. What fun you had with your reunion. Love the table you set with the fabulous Polish pottery!

  2. Christine, friendly spook.. your table is soooo fabulous. I love that polish pottery. You have collected some truly outstanding pieces. I simply don't have room for one more collection.. I want to just rub arms with you so that some of your hostessing skills rub off on me. You are the hostess with the mostest in my book. Your table looks fabulous and I am sure your dear friends had a lovely time! be blessed, xo marlis

  3. I just love that cheery Polish pottery. I envy all the fun you had with your friends, especially sitting at one of your beautiful tables.

  4. You pretty Sook, I'm loving your breakfast table with longganisa..we love it around here and we call it like that too!
    Your Polish pottery is so pretty and all the blue it has is great, I love it. I also have a soft spot for pottery as we used to make it and loved it! Such memories you have from the Spooks's visit!

  5. So glad you had fun with your long time friends. The table looks sooo pretty.

  6. Beautiful, Christine! You started a new blog?

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