ic Kathe With an E: Thrifty Breakfast & And Update

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thrifty Breakfast & And Update

Thank you all for your cheery thoughts
and prayers for my health!
I was awakened at about
4:30 AM on Tuesday morning in extreme pain.
I woke up Mr. B and we went to the ER
as I had been instructed.
Several hours later and the diagnoses was
no appendicitis.
Only thing they could find was some blockage
so I was sent home with a 
citrate cocktail.
I'm still in some pain but it is diminished somewhat
and I am just hoping it all
works its way out,
if you know what I mean (wink).

Luckily, I had set the table for breakfast
over the weekend
using some of my very thrifty finds!

 The tablecloth is vinyl and 
came from Big Lots.
I started with a woven placemat
that I purchased at Goodwill
here for $2.00 for the set of four.
I then added the plates
found at Sears,
on clearance, for less than $8.00
And the rooster salad plates are the 
newest thrift find from this
past weekend thifty day
for $1.00 each!
The flatware was a gift
from Mr. B and the napkins I've had forever.
They are a perfect match to the green in the 
salad plates.
Big glasses for milk from Walmart at .79 each,
little juice glasses from Ikea,
$4.99 for 6,
and our everyday Gibson coffee mugs
finish the setting.
 The table is also set
with a large pitcher
from Goodwill several years ago
to fill with icy cold milk.
The roses sold me!
And, of course, the sugar and creamer
set also purchased
 I had to include the vintage
orange juice carafe
from the very first giveaway I entered
when I started blogging,
and WON 
over at

The centerpiece is simple.
Just my favorite clearanced rooster
from Joann's 
and a thrifted vase I spray painted
heirloom white
with some faux
late summer flowers.

I'm thinking that, once my
stomach is up to it,
this breakfast table calls for some
hearty biscuits, thick sausage gravy,
chunky applewood smoke bacon, and
homemade bread, still warm from the oven,
dripping with Saskatoon berry jam!

I always share my tablescapes with 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

Click here to see where else I may be partying this week.
Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's
for my link party.


  1. Another great table. I love roosters and red so I would love it. I am going to do a tablescape this week. My first one since I started blogging.

  2. I am so glad you are doing better {wink wink} !! Your table looks perfect for a breakfast... and yes make everything above! YUM!

  3. Just beautiful Kathe - and so welcoming -
    Take care of yourself though - tables aren't as important as you are!!!

  4. Kathe, first I am happy that you did not require surgery and are feeling better. This table makes me want to order two eggs over easy and a short stack of pancakes! The rooster dishes are such a great find. xo

  5. Sure hope you'll be feeling better soon, Kathe! Your table and bargains are wonderful. The menu sounds great, too!

  6. The rooster plates are sweet and go perfectly with your napkins.

  7. I hope you are feeling better, and if I am reading between the lines correctly, I've been there too, and I hope you aren't there for much longer!

    By the way, I love your red checkered tablecloth! I purchased one at a yard sale early into the summer, for our "patio table" we are currently in the middle of making. I might actually get to use the tablecloth outside before winter comes, lol!

    By the way, I just sent you an email with color samples for the orange yarn you wanted your gift made in. No rush, just email with your choice when you are up to it and feeling better!

  8. what a bright and cheery table - love those red checks!

  9. Oh dear, I just rushed my Dad to the ER 3 weeks ago for that same problem...after seeing what he dealt with I do pray that you are well very soon!!

    Love your tablescape! The rooster plates are so pretty and I just ADORE that gorgeous pitcher with the yellow roses!! Thanks for sharing and feel better soon!


  10. OOh get better soon. I hope it's a very speedy recovery. Prayers! Love your cute breakfast table. The sweet rooster plates are so cute! You have the perfect eye to find the best bargains.. xo marlis

  11. Hope everything comes out alright, (wink, wink) I had to take that citrate cocktail couple years ago before kidney stone treatment, not my choice of cocktails. I have the same set of Walmart Juice glasses, LOL, do ya think we have similar tastes.

  12. Oh my! I'm glad it was nothing serious.

  13. So glad it's not appendicitis and I'm sure with the citrate cocktail you will feel better soon...ahem! Love the table and those rooster salad plates! Cute! hugs, Linda

  14. Those rooster plates are adorable!

  15. Very festive table and it sure shows that great decorating doesn't have to cost a fortune. Love those treasures. I'm drooling over the menu you posted - especially the biscuits.

  16. Very cute Kathe! Love the thrifted rooster plates. Certainly does call for some down home cookin! Hope you get feeing better soon. Glad it wasn't your appendix. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  17. Goodness you had a unexpected illness and I hope you will be feeling much better. My your table is so precious with the perfect rooster plates. I love all your thrifted items and thanks for including where they were found. Please, be kind enough to view my post for I shared some of my thrifting finds, too! Happy Thrifting! Pam

  18. This is such a darling table and a great way to start the day. Love the thrifted rooster plates. Sooo cute.

    Of course, now I am hungry for breakfast, it's only 6:44 and we are about to take our daily mile walk...always eat when we get back. I have sausage in the fridge, too. :))

    Sure hope you feel better soon, Kathe...no fun not feeling good.

  19. Even though you were in pain you were still able to blog. That just shows you can't keep a good blogger down! I admire your devotion but take care of yourself.

  20. Very pretty breakfast table.

    Hope you are feeling much better, soon!

  21. I remember my mom buying the orange juice carafe full of TANG.....way back when!!

  22. What a fun breakfast table Kathe! Oh my, I hope you are feeling better. Visiting from Kathleens!

  23. What a cozy and inviting table for breakfast, I love all your pretty things, like the dishes and that adorable pitcher..yeah, I love the roses in it too! Hope you are feeling better and have a good rest this weekend coming. Happy Let's Dish.

  24. Your table looks lovely! That breakfast you're planning sounds delicious too! Feel better soon.

  25. Hello Kathe,

    You sure set a pretty table. I've been looking to replace my old vinyl table cloth and haven't been able to find one I like. Thanks for the heads up about Big Lots. I really love the red checks.

    I am featuring your blog this week on my blog, http://lareportiste.blogspot.com via Ethereal Plus What I Love's Monthly Blog Party. I plan on doing an introduction in the next couple days.:)

  26. I sure hope you are back up to speed soon! Sounds like a very scary experience, and I'm so glad you didn't have to have emergency surgery. Your breakfast table is so inviting! Breakfast is my favorite meal! I love to see how you are using items purchased when we shopped together--those placemats look great!

  27. Cute table. Sure hope you're feeling better.

    - The Tablescaper

  28. Kathe, So sorry you aren't feeling well. Your table looks like a perfect place for breakfast. I haven't had Saskatoon berry jam for years, I'm sure it will be yummy on your warm bread. I hope you are able to enjoy it soon.

  29. I love the rooster theme! It looks like the perfect setting for a country breakfast. Please share your recipe for sausage gravy, I am a yankee after all. Hope you are feeling good today Kathe!

  30. So glad to hear you are feeling better.
    You breakfast table certainly says "good food served here". Love the rooster and rooster dishes. That is a neat tablecloth and your entire table is filled with such great bargains.
    Let me know when you serve that fabulous breakfast, I will be right there. I don't think I have heard of Saskatoon berry jam.
    To what is it similar?
    Thanks for sharing, Ginger

  31. Love the rooster plates...hope you are feeling better, Kathe!

  32. Sure doesn't sound like fun waking up in that much pain. So sorry. I do adore this tablescape! It has so many elements that are just like what I would love at my own table!

  33. I love it! And I hope you are feeling better!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  34. love it so colorful and pretty would brighten any day

    come over and say hi at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  35. Kathe, I hope you feel better soon. Your breakfast table is cheerful. I'd like to wake up to this fun table.
    Take care. ~ Sarah

  36. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  37. I'm so glad your surgery turned out perfect sweet Kathe and I'm sorry you were awaken with pain. Your tablescape is beautiful! What a fun and happy breakfast table and of course, we can make our awakenings so much happier and prettier ourselves, like you did. The roos and the roos dishes are so cute too. Happy SS.

  38. Such cute things! You got an awesome deal!! Hope you are feeling better!

  39. Kathe, what a SWEET table - I'd love to make breakfast for it! I'm all about comfort food and that is certainly a comfort food table!

  40. I love this table. Reminds me of farmhouse style. I hope you're all right!

  41. Love the table and the thrifty finds that make it up. About your orange juice carafe...I have one that was my Granny's. Mine looks just like yours. Granny got hers at the grocery as a promotional item filled with TANG (the orange juice that astronauts drink) powdered orange juice drink in it. I can still taste that lovely fake orange taste. I actually liked it back then! lol

  42. What a cheerful breakfast table to awaken to! I love all your thrifty finds, they came together for a really cute table. I'm glad you didn't have appendix problems. I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

  43. Hope you get better and the pain goes away. Cute table, I have just been looking for an inexpensive rooster. Wish I had yours!

  44. I love those rooster plates, how cute! Stopping by from Ninth Street Notions :-)

  45. I love your tablescape, so pretty. The red and white and rooster are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Hope your feeling better!


  46. I hope you're feeling better. Do take care of yourself. That table and breakfast look and sound so wonderful! Thanks for stopping by.

  47. Love love love the tablescape! The rooster totally finishes it all off :) And I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Weekend Wonders party!

  48. Hope you are feeling betterthat great check cloth sets the perfect background for your cheery breakfast table!

  49. Sorry to hear you are under the weather and start feeling better. I love your place setting, but then I always do since you do such a great job! Love the rooster plates! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  50. My grandfather LOVES chickens!! I have to show him your plates!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  51. Glad to hear you are doing better. Glad it wasn't appendicitis. Mine burst when I was 15 and it was NOT fun. Your table looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  52. So sorry to hear you've been unwell Kathe! Glad you're feeling better how!
    Great table as usual too! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  53. Congrats! You won a favorite feature on last week's Super Link Party!
    Come check it out! :-)

  54. What a fun country table! Hope the citrate works well for you, keep drinking fluids! Best wishes.

  55. Hope you feel better! Love your table. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  56. Goodness, I am glad it was nothing serious. I hope you are well soon.
    I love this table setup. You do a great job at decorating tables! I will be featuring this on my blog this weekend. Be sure to stop by and check out the features post.

    Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)


  57. Hi Kathe- glad to hear your health problems are nothing too serious. I bet everything comes out alright in the end! LOL...
    This table setting is adorable. I love the colors and the Rooster.

    That vintage sugar and creamer or a pretty sunny yellow too.
    Love it! Pat

  58. What a great table setting. Praying for you. Hope you feel better soon! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  59. Love the vintage, country feel of this table. I really like those sugar and creamer dishes. I hope you are feeling better. You are in my prayers.

  60. What a beautiful table. Love the roosters! Hope you make a recover quickly. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  61. Love everything about it! Especially the Saskatoon berry jam! Yours is one of the featured posts this week! Thanks for linking up to "I Did It!" Tuesday!

  62. Hi Kathe,
    You always have the prettiest table settings. I need to take some pointers from you. I am so focused on the food, I can barely get the table set. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Hope to see you there. It is open until Sunday night.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above


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