thoughts on sunday mornings, seashells, & antique silverware. {recipe: pear breakfast cake}

Pear Breakfast Cake |

Oh, sunday morning. So lovely, oh-so…lovely. I adore the serene, tranquil atmosphere, the unhurried leisure, the sweet aroma wafting from our warm oven…. Utter perfection.

Sunday morning consists of peace, recreation, and, of course, cake. A breakfast cake, bursting with palatable chunks of fresh, ripe pear, a breakfast cake with subtle hints of autumnal spices present in each savored bite, a breakfast cake with a satisfying crunch that the generous sprinkling of turbinado sugar provides. A breakfast cake.  Wonderful, in all respects.

I arise rather early, on a Sunday morn. Within moments, still sporting cozy fleece pajamas, I am preparing the aforementioned cake in our small, homey kitchen. A large mixing bowl… the flour, the cinnamon, now to chop the pears — A baking routine, of sorts. I fall into a pleasant rhythm, a pinch of this, a dash of that, carefully measuring liquid ingredients and – wha la! Breakfast is served.

Sunday mornings typically involve an unwinding stroll along the beach , as well. Upon said walks I collect handfuls of charming little seashells, they are gloriously scattered down by the shore. I snatch them. I admire them. I photograph them. How could I possibly refrain from doing so?

Antique Silverware |

Seashells |

Seashells |

Seashells possess gentle magic, captivating beauty. I have come to love them, to admire them. My feelings for antique silverware are entirely similar… I am so fond of the vintage quality, and cannot help but wonder what the story behind each individual piece is, where the worn spoons, rusted forks originated, and to whom they belonged.

These are scattered thoughts to ponder, on an idle afternoon. Sundays. Seashells. Silverware.

And, of course… cake.

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– Abby

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8 comments on “thoughts on sunday mornings, seashells, & antique silverware. {recipe: pear breakfast cake}”

  1. Mel! I absolutely love that picture of the bowl of shells 🙂 What a lovely mood!

  2. I love how gorgeously antiquey-looking all your photos are, and your recipes always sound so delicious!! I severely underutilize pears in my baking, so I need to try this one for sure!

    • Thanks, Rachel! I tend to forget about pears, too and hardly ever bake with them but they’re soo good. Hope you give this a try (and love it!!)

  3. This cake is great! It is so easy to prepare. I followed the directions exactly and my family couldn’t stop raving. Even my very picky little brother said he would give it 10 stars!