Breakfast At Maven Haven

We've had some unusually chilly nights of late.
Not cold enough to upset the garden,
but cold enough to energize the animals...
and certainly cold enough for a morning fire in Maven Haven.

These cold mornings will soon come to an end...
at least until autumn.

Not wanting to miss out on the full wood stove
experience, I packed my picnic basket full of breakfast
goodies and headed to the cottage to make breakfast over
the fire.
Hubbs was golfing, so it was breakfast for one.

I filled the kettle with water for tea,

 heated a tiny cast iron frying pan for eggs,

and placed a frozen croissant on top of the stove
to thaw and heat.

I sat down to read while the fire worked its magic.

When the water was hot, I added some of my favorite
Organic Fuji green tea.

Before long, I had hot tea with our own honey (from a previous year)
 scrambled farm-fresh eggs, and a hot croissant.
Add to that some homemade raspberry jam, and we have

the perfect little breakfast in the perfect little space.

I love the warmth of this space...
even without the fire.
Though I am drawn to the white, cottage-y, farmhouse style,
I am more at home with the warmth 
that is found in the patina of antique wood. 

I am a firm believer that your special space should
be a reflection of you... not a reflection of what is trendy.
I am a lover of warm wood, rustic, and neutrals...
with a touch of whimsy,
so that is what I chose for this space.

I love re-purposing old items and giving them new life
and a new job... like this tin dust pan that I found
at a vintage market.  It's the perfect size to hold a couple magazines.

As a result of being true to my own style,
 I immediately feel like I am home
when I open the door.

I am so excited for life to return to normal
so that I can share this space with friends.
It will be the perfect place to entertain... no matter the season.
And I cannot wait to explore more cooking on this 
tiny gem of a wood stove!


Marsha said…
Looks wonderful!
colleen said…
All I can say is PERFECT!!
jaz@octoberfarm said…
perfection! and that wood stove was the buy of the century!
Delightful! And delicious!
This N That said…
So perfect and fun!
littlemancat said…
What a lovely,quiet space - just right. Now I'm wondering what you're reading!
Lisa said…
Absolutely gorgeous! 💞💞
Katmom said…
What a great idea to re-purpose the old dust pan into a magazine holder.. but then you are 'sew' very creative...
Enjoy your sweet mornings..... I'll join you in spirit!