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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Welcome to the Arboretum!

At the north end of the river near my home lies an arboretum. It harbors plants and trees not necessarily indigenous to New York. The long ago owners, New York socialites of the 19th century, used the mansion on the grounds as their summer home. The breakfast room was recently renovated by the arboretum's historical society. Join me as I sneak on over for a sunrise breakfast!

Isn't this sideboard just beautiful!?

Still decorated for the holidays, the room's theme is creme and white...
Gold touches are everywhere...

The table is a demilune. I have never seen one this large, it's so unusual! We can sit here and feast on great food and river views!
A close up of one of the creme chairs...


We'll be having halved grapefruits, french toast and apricot rum cake for dessert...


More coffee? The apricot rum cake was exquisite! I wonder if I can get the arboretum to give up the recipe!! Hope you enjoyed breakfast, have a great day! :0)














14 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh wow! That looks fun and sounds delicious! xo rachel

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So lovely! That table is just divine.

bj said...

I am forever in love with creme and white. I want my whole house in it. Well, with just a few touches of RED...I just can't live witout a little red in my life.!:>)
and, I WANT THAT DINING TABLE...
I do hope you are doing good. I think of you so often...

bj said...

I just noticed I wasn't FOLLOWING your blog...so sorry, I sure meant to. ANYWAY, I am on there now!
hugs!

Deb said...

Breakfast at the Arboretum looks and sounds delicious! What a beautiful spot.

Donna said...

I would love to have breakfast there every morning! What a beautiful place!

Hugs,
Donna

Lydia said...

Hello Tara,
These photos are so Beautiful!!!!!!
Wishing you a very nice day,
Lydia

Kelly said...

What awesome pictures!!! And what a meal! The chair is beautiful! What a great place to see.

(hugs)
Kelly~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This was delightful! And that mantle is the prettiest thing I've ever seen! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Xo,

Sheila :-)

Cori G. said...

Hello Tara,
I am so sorry to hear that you're living in the freezing cold, but it looks like you were able to make it out for breakfast. In a darling room like that I'd be happy with hot water and stale bread!

I think it was 84 here today...YUK!!!
I hope you're keeping toasty!

xo Cori

M.Kate said...

Everything looks very beautiful..I'd love to go there. Happy weekend Tara :D

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a lovely place. I especially like that fireplace!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Tara

It's such a beautful place to have breakfast! I'd sit there and try to imagine that it was my house.

Hugs, Pat

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Loved the photos of the breakfast....especially the table! Hope you are doing well.