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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Breakfast at the Tuck U Inn- Foodie Friday

My post this week, once again, begins and ends with Girlfriend Weekend/September 2009 memories. BFF Yvonne and I stayed at the Tuck U Inn, in Atchison, Kansas. This was our "virgin" experience with B&B's and we enjoyed it immensely. Can't wait to do it again.
The atmostphere at breakfast morning #1, is awesome. We choose to eat at 9:00 a.m., in the sunroom. The decor is perfect and just what I would chose if I it were mine.
The clock in the sunroom is on a pedestal and about 6' tall. I had never seen one like this in person and loved it the minute I saw it. I think I see one of these in my future.....
There is a huge armoire in the sunroom, decorated with bird houses and many other things. There is also plants, beautiful tables, and the round table and chairs.
The tradition at Tuck U Inn is for "dessert" first. Served in a chilled stemmed glass is the most amazing strawberry parfait I've ever had. It is served with our choice of juices and incredible hot coffee.
Our breakfast consists of ham and spinach quiche', cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit. The sun is coming in so pretty, I have to take several pix before I can eat.
In the above photo you see our thank you card made by our gracious host and hostess for our stay. When we arrived the day before, they took our picture out on the back porch, and put it inside. The house is exactly as it looks in the photo of the photo.

All the little touches are there, and some can be purchased as gifts. The knife rests are so pretty, sparkling in the sun. The little bird place card holders are perfect to hold our thank you card.
We drink our coffee every morning from the stone mugs, which we purchased before we went home. They are new items that can be purchased, and are quite beautiful.
I'm still taking pictures - Yvonne can't wait any longer!

Ohhhhh my goodness! It was worth the wait. MMMMMM!

Okay, I'm getting carried away - a photo of my water glass...but LOOK at the light!
Once again, Susan has been a gracious hostess and has entertained us all thoroughly with Tablescape Thursday. Please join me in thanking her when you go to her blog at And, I HIGHLY recommend the Tuck U Inn also known as the Glick Mansion in Atchison, Kansas. We loved every minute of it!
Be sure and check out my Nell Hill's giveaway. This was the same weekend we saw Mary Carol Garrity's home and got to meet her!!!


  1. The Inn looks does the food! Beautiful table. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Looks like you chose a great little Inn for a wonderful weekend retreat with your friend. It is nice sometimes just do your own thing with a friend. Glad you visited me today. You sound like me, I take my digital with all the time. I look for things.

  3. What a lovely spot to stay with a friend -- this is all so pretty so glad you took pictures for us all to enjoy!

  4. what a sweet setting to enjoy a meal.

  5. What a gorgeous place! Looks like you had a fabulous time! I love all the special touches too. The windows in your second picture are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sandi, this is so graceful and your food looks fabulous!!!!!! Ooooooo!

    Barb ♥

  7. Everything looks terrific! I can see why you even wanted to take pics of your water glass - gorgeous!


  8. Loved seeing and hearing more details about your weekend in Atichson. The Tuck Me INN looks like a wonderful B&B. It certainly serves great looking food. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sandy everything looks splendrous, the grand-baby is cute too! have a great evening.

  10. I need such a girly get-away! What a special spot to relax & regroup. :D

  11. Sandi, Wow what a fun time you all had. The food sounds "delish", this is the thing I like best about a B&B. Anxious to see more.


  12. Everything looks wonderful, wish I was there, love the setting and the quiche is my favorite, thanks so much for sharing with me..

  13. That was so beautiful!! Love those parfait glasses and the blue glasses and the linen--really nice. The house looks awesome!

  14. Very pretty! Love those dishes. Makes me want to go there. Thanks for sharing!

  15. How fun to be out with a friend in a very charming B&B!...Christine

  16. Wow, I would love that place. I'm glad you got to go there.

    Just visiting some new friends this evening.



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