28 August 2013

THE LOVE OF ENTERTAINING: BREAKFAST FOR HOUSE GUESTS




Photography by Justin Clemons for Tiffany Jones Interiors



Source: gypsypurplehome.tumbler.com


Source: Le Meurice, Paris


As Labor Day weekend is approaching, I am preparing for a visit from some dear friends we met while living abroad.  For the longest time - I used to struggle with what to serve for breakfast to house guests.  You don't want it to be too fussy... nor do you want your guests to feel like they have to peel out of bed before they are ready (or you, for that matter!)  After living in London for several years, I have found that the European sensibility is the best way to go.  Fresh fruit, an assortment of pastries and jam, fresh squeezed juice and some coffee or tea.  Most of this can be served at room temperature and therefore, can be available for them throughout the morning... whenever the guests prefer.

The key is completely in the presentation.  Be sure to use your beautiful dishes, real cloth napkins, lovely serving trays and a bouquet of fresh flowers.  I can promise you... you will be applauded for going above and beyond!

I hope you and your family have a fantastic weekend.


                                                        xx, 

6 comments:

  1. Such lovely suggestions -- that first photo is AMAZING!!

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  2. Hello Tiffany,
    I was introduced to your lovely blog via Jennifer from the Pink Pagoda. I have signed up to recieve your post via email. Welcome to blogland,
    Kathysue
    Goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathysue! I appreciate your time and support!

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  3. I am coming for a visit! Lovely post on TPP brought to hang out on your fence! Now following you on Pinterest.

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    1. Hi Junell! Thanks for taking the time to check me out! I really appreciate it.

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  4. I love to make breakfast and do brunches! Id love to be dining on croissants in that window with the view right now! Have a lovely weekend with your guests and your menu sounds perfect!
    xo Nancy

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