Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing
you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.

– A.A. Milne

We’ve all heard the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy, well-balanced breakfast supports energy, concentration, and healthy weight maintenance.

But we think it’s important for another reason, too: It’s a new beginning. A fresh start. The kickoff to a bright day of yet-unknown surprises and delights. At breakfast, anything is possible.

So let’s dress up this all-important meal with the most dashing of accoutrements:

Graphite Goodness

Anchor the family’s wake-up meal with a strong foundation of black-on-white gingham. In placemat form, this pattern happily travels from countertop to tabletop to breakfast-in-bed tray. And its monochromatic mood welcomes bright pops of color with ease. It’s a versatile and striking addition to your table linen library.

Graphite Gingham Placemat

List This

You can chalk it up to our drive for achievement, but we love a good list (and a good-looking one to boot). Enter our chalk-dipped acacia boards, beloved for bringing usefulness and gorgeousness into lockstep. Pile one side high with breakfast goodies like Rare Bird Preserves and Scone City treats, and use the other end to map out your day’s to-do list or your morning menu. Talk about a great start.


Practically Pretty

Here’s a great way to reflect the clear slate of a new morning: pour your juice into a clean-lined Gigogne tumbler. Particularly if you’re a bit butter-fingered before your first cup of coffee, you’ll be ever-so grateful for the virtual indescructiblity of tempered glass. Isn’t it just like the French to bring pretty and practical together with such elegant nonchalance?

Gigogne Tempered Glass Tumblers

KISS the Day Hello

As lovers of all things modern, we can’t help but embrace the KISS principle. No, it’s not about a morning smooch (although we’re big fans of that, too). It’s about how smart it is to keep things simple. And it’s this kind of thinking that keeps us coming back to our favorite Teema White Dinnerware meal after meal. Let it fly solo or pair it with other colors and patterns. It can hold its own any morning of the week.

Teema White Dinnerware