Thursday, July 9, 2009


Thank you to Designs by Gollum for hosting our "Foodie Friday" to share tasty treats with our bloggy friends. This is a first for me..and not being huge on cooking up delectable treats any more...(my children have taken over!) my contribution is (again) small.

I recently found this lovely silver plate cake plate on ebay...and won! Not having a cake to put on it...I piled it with fresh peaches. Today was grocery day..and Costco was first on our list. A case of these...and you KNOW it is summer..

This is a new discovery we made at Costco. It is Blueberry Bread by INN KEEPERS and we love it. I toasted mine, added butter and YUM! Apparently, from the package, they feature it on "". We bought it on our last trip...and indulged again.
It says "It's the bread you would bake if you had the time!" true!

Another ebay find was this wonderful orange jam container..which I filled with strawberry jam. It is big and holds a LOT of jam! I think it is one of my favorite things. It just arrived two days ago. Cute? I think so!

Have a wonderful Foodie Friday everyone...treat yourself and others well! Feed them toast and tea and the world will be a better place. I promise.

Smiles and hugs...


  1. Ha! I had a feeling you were up too. I've been working on a post for the last two hours and mentioned you in it (with a link to your site). Hope you don't mind.

    The food looks wonderful, especially on such great dishes. I just love simple meals with fresh produce in the summer!

    Good Night my friend,

  2. Everything looks wonderful! I need to make a trip to Costco today for some essentials and that delicious bread looks like something essential to go on my list. Thanks for sharing.


  3. I´ve never eaten blueberry bread, but I have eaten Lingonberry bread and that tastes really good. Can imagine blueberry bread is a bit aweeter though.
    Have a great day now!

  4. Your food pictures are great! The blueberry bread looks especially delicious! Have a great weekend!

  5. Love your ebay treasures! I sometimes find too many and have to "ban" myself for awhile! The blueberry bread looks yummy! I can almost get a slight whiff.......mmmmmmm.

  6. Mona, what wonderful pictures you take! They look like paintings!

    I have never been to Costco, but yours is the second post on FF that mentioned it... so now I'm determined to try. I need to try a salad dressing that was mentioned and your bread.

    Love your eBay win...what a great looking cake stand and beautiful with those peaches! And that jam jar is adorable. I'm so happy you joined us today!

    Happy Foodie Friday...


    Sheila :-)

  7. Thanks a lot...the peaches look so good, I'm now craving one. I have to work today, so it will be late today before I can satisfy my craving. For shame, to make the pictures look so tasty.

  8. Mona, I love Costco too! What would we do without it!! I will have to try the blueberry bread - haven't seen it at our store. I do like the cinnamon bread though. You tablescape is precious too!!! Hdave a happy Friday!

  9. It's the little cherry plate beneath the toast that has caught my eye! Where did you find such a lovely thing?

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  10. Funny. I bake a cake yesterday and had no cake plate to put it on. Together, we could have kicked foodie friday in the britches!!

    However, your peaches, strawberry's and toast all look just as tasty to me. A small glass of OJ and we're off for the day.

  11. Okie dokie ... I'm heading to Costco. Have to have that bread so I hope ours sells it.

    Love your presentations, Mona ... always perfect & elegant.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  12. Gosh Mona, Now I am going to have to make a run to Costco. Blueberry bread. I need some of that. Thanks for sharing. The peaches looked absolutely devine. I love your cake plate. What rule is there that we use it only for cakes? I love when you stop by. Please stop by as I have left something for you on my blog. I so enjoy our time together. You are such a special lady and when I come here, I feel like I am coming home. Country Hugs, Sherry

  13. Delightful post, Mona. Now I'm off to make toast and jam. Hugs!

  14. Everything looks beautiful! I've never looked at the name of the bread we buy at Cosco (it can be different in different areas of the country) but I love the blueberry bread they stock in the Oregon stores. There is also an apple cinnamon variety that's wonderful as well. I love your little
    jar pot - its color is wonderful. Your photos are terrific by the way.

  15. OK, after drooling over that bread - I sure our Costco carries it!!!

  16. ***HOPE!!!!**** sorry - blond moment!

  17. Mona, I hope you scrolled down past the lemon post. Your gift is in the next post down. I left a much deserved award for you. I just wanted to make sure that you saw it, and was not in awe over the photo. We are such sentimental fools I know. I wish you lived close to me. I know we would have such wonderful teas together. I so enjoy time with you. You are a jewel my friend, a true jewel. Country Hugs, Sherry

  18. Mon, my sweet friend ~ There is one thing I will say .. when I say something, I mean it from the toes upward. Love ya! Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

  19. ~Beautiful silver dish from e-bay Mona! What a great idea to diplay summer peaches. Yummy!
    I have never heard of a jam sure is cute.
    The bread looks so delicious!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

  20. What lovely pieces you have... and the bread is something I have never seen before...will have to check it out!

  21. I need to look for that bread next time I'm at Costco. Cute jam jar too!

  22. I will have to look for that bread at Costco. I like the silver cake plate you bought on ebay. I have bought a few of them on ebay too for my mosaic work.
    I am not that far from you, I am in Corona.... :)

  23. Now this picture just makes me want to eat! I am so hungry for some nice blueberry bread toasted with butter. Alas, apparently it is not carried by Costco here in Central Florida. I guess I will just have to look at your lovely photos and drool. I love your EBay finds. Isn't it fun to place a bid and win?

  24. I love that silver cake plate! So cute! Yay ebay! That little orange jam holder is adorable! I want one now LOL. Great finds!

    All the best!

  25. Oh M...I've got to go to Sam's and I'm going to hunt down this mix!

    The food looks FAB and I love how you set it all up. Beautiful and simple

    That jam jar was on eBay? Wow!

    I finally listed something on ETSY! :) I'm so proud to figure it all out on my own. Hope my website will be back up by early fall.

    xoxoto you MonaGirl...


  26. Thank you for stopping by Playing Dishes today. Your comments were so kind. You have also had a lot of sorrow. However, as you know, it is the memories and the future that keep us going.

  27. Okay now I need to renew my Costco card. I have to have that bread! Oh and some fruit too ;)


  28. I recently tried this bread and you're is delicious! It's becoming a favorite around here! I also had a very similar little orange jam jar and was heart broken when it broke. You've inspired me to search around on E-bay......who knows, I may find another one!

  29. Hi Mona!!
    How are you doing, sweet lady? I've been out of the loop for a while and wanted to catch up with all my buddies.
    Love the cake plate and the way you have it piled high with peaches. Yum! I thought it was a picture out of a magazine at first. What great photography!!!!
    I'm going to Costco later this week. I think I'll look for that bread.
    Patricia :o)

  30. I am going to have to find that bread at Costco. It looks great.

  31. Beautiful pictures Mona, looks delicious! Please stop by my blog, I have left a "lemonade award" for you!

  32. Oh Mona what a lovely bunch of dishes...I especially like the jam jar....Love it! Are you coming to Maine soon? Where are you going to be?? Be ready for our incessant rain this summer! Everyone is complaining about it but we have had some nice summer days lately...thank God. You have the most beautiful blog Mona. Whenever I think of redoing my house I go back and look at photos of your home and your daughters home....both are so yummy!

  33. Knock, knock! Are you okay in there?

    TTFN ~Marydon

  34. Mona....where are you?
    Balisha ((hugs))

  35. Ummm...I love all kinds of great breads. I am so in the mood for something really good like this.

    Hope all is well in your world..I have missed your not posting often.
    xo bj

  36. GM are you doing my friend...hope all is well on your side of the mountain...May you have a great weekend girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  37. Hi Mona,
    Don't want to bug you, but I'm getting a little worried about you...hope things are good with you.

  38. I think you just gave me a reason to renew my Costco membership! Love the dishes, very you! Aren't those treasure fun to find? I have to be careful visit ebay...I just type in the word "ACORN" and I'm glued on line for 2 hours!

  39. RE: MONA'S ABSENCE - Hi my name is Kristy and I am Mona's oldest grand child. I see on here that a few of you are concerned and wanted to let you know that she is okay. She has been battling an illness and has been in the hospital since last Sunday. She is set to be released today I believe. She will be online as soon as she is able. Thank you so much for your concern. She misses you all as well.


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