Category Archives: 1900’s cookery & Housekeeping

The Breakfast Table

A Lady’s taste and nicety are very perceptible at the breakfast table. She should never allow a soiled table-cloth to appear on it. The linen should be fresh and snowy white, the silver brightly cleaned, the tea, coffee or cocoa nicely made and, if possible, fresh flowers and fruit should adorn the table. A nicely laid, pretty appetising breakfast is a great promoter of good temper and harmony through the ensuing day.

A soiled table cloth, tough cold toast, weak tea, bitter coffee etc. are enough to derange both the temper and digestion of those who have to submit to such domestic inflictions.

Let our homes ever be bright, sunny and charming; and that such may be the case open the day with a cheery and well arranged breakfast table!