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The Eyelet of the Beholder

’Tis the season for lightweight fabrics and delicate details, and we’re tickled to see all the options for fashion and home that include eyelet. A quintessentially romantic technique, eyelet softens the edges of a room and adds a layer of visual interest.

The origins of eyelet are a bit sketchy, but it seems to have been developed in Europe as an offshoot of traditional cutwork sometime in the 1700s. It’s made by creating a tone-on-tone pattern (historically white thread on white fabric or ivory thread on ivory fabric, but these days, any color goes) of closely placed buttonhole stitches, and then carefully cutting away the fabric inside the holes. The resulting lacelike effect has both dimension and texture. Patterns vary widely, from miniscule florals to large modern geometrics.

We’re giving you a double dose of eyelet-inspired romance with today’s breakfast-in-bed giveaway. To win your own Pine Cone Hill Juliet duvet cover, standard shams and napkins, leave a comment below telling us your go-to breakfast-in-bed food. The giveaway starts on Thursday, May 10, and runs until 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 12. (View the full rules here.)

Congratulations to our winner, Jaybird from Texas! And a special thanks to Robin from Red.Neck Chic for referring Jaybird to Fresh American! Robin will be awarded the same prize plus one to give away on her blog, so make sure to visit her for another chance to win!

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61 comments

Jen Fogel May 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

poached egg on toast!strawberries, and a fresh flower in a bud vase 🙂

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Jenny May 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

creme brulee french toast

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Jennifer May 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

Cappuccino, toasted sour dough bread with strawberry jam and a magazine!

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Kelly May 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

No contest biscuits and gravy witih poached eggs…can be a bit dicey so I bring towels in for tablecloths!

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JC May 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

Fresh squeezed orange juice and french toast!

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VS May 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

Waffles with bitter orange marmalade and english breakfast tea with milk!

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Ann May 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

Omelet with tomato, onions, avocado and cheese and good bread.

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Tina May 10, 2012 at 11:24 am

My breakfast in bed bliss? Double espresso with steamed milk and whipped cream, cinnamon waffles, crisp peppery bacon and fresh blackberries. Pure delight.

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Rachel May 10, 2012 at 11:29 am

a big bowl of homemade granola with vanilla yogurt and fresh blueberries on top with a warm mug of coffee. yum!

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robelyn May 10, 2012 at 11:51 am

Pop Tarts!!! I’m so low maintenance…. it doesn’t even matter what flavor!

The breakfast of red.necks ’round the world…

;-D

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Abby May 16, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hey, at least you’ll have easy clean-up! Thanks for sending your fans over to Fresh American, Red.Neck Chic!

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Carmen May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Breakfast in bed? I’ve never in my life done that yet! Whatever I’d pick, it would HAVE to have tea with it, as I live off tea! (Mother’s Day IS coming up… maybe I could get my girls to serve me breakfast in bed?)

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L Weber May 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Almond spread on whole wheat toast with bananas. Lots and lots of hot coffee with steamed milk and sugar. Sliced strawberries. And then a nap afterwards!

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Pattie C May 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Just some tea and a cat for company.

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Jaybird May 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

French toast all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh yes, I think the cat is a given :^)

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Jaybird May 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I forgot to mention that the Red Neck Chic girl sent me this way…
She’s a smart girl that one!!

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Courtney May 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Breakfast in bed sounds like a dream! I would love a bagel with lox and cream cheese, hot coffee and fresh fruit.

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Judi Spinetti May 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Coffee !! Pure, simple coffee !!!

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Judi Spinetti May 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

yep, Redneck Chic sent me too !!!

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Katy May 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Pancakes with lots of syrup!

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Cheryl May 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Home made corn tortilla filled with a scrambled egg, potato, cheese and avocado. And salsa, of course.

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Sarah G May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Oh my. Warm rice pudding, with raisins and cinnamon. And, a glass of fresh grapefruit juice.

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Anne May 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Just one breakfast in bed option? Toast and a soft boiled egg with a little salt and lots of pepper. Yum!

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Rochelle May 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Peppermint mocha in bed! Yum!

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Debra Lee May 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Fresh fruit with yogurt and granola!

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Susan Gosman May 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The perfect breakfast in bed? A beautiful flute of champagne and some lovely strawberries alongside. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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tracy burke May 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

teeny sausages, tomato wedges & wholemeal toast. Yum!

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Pam LaperE May 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I have never had breakfast in bed. But I would love to have French Toast w/real maple syrup. Fresh berries w/floored cream, biscuits w/apple butter and coffee. Pam

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Jill Feig May 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

French toast and coffee.

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Sara Appel May 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

French toast made with challah. My favorite keemun with hot milk and coconut sugar. 2 eggs on the side…YES!

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Kim May 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Poached eggs, whole wheat toast, bacon, fresh strawberries, mimosas, and hot green tea!

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Laura May 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

on my bday my youngest son served me scrambled eggs and ham with juice and coffee
he’s such a sweetie!

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Diane Y May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I rarely have breakfast in bed, but if it were to happen this year, I think I would like crepes!

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Kathleen May 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I would love breakfast-in-bed to include poached eggs on an English muffin, a side of bacon and home fries, and some fruit slices, with a nice, hot cup of regular coffee.

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Anna May 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

French toast and a cafe latte… although, if I won, breakfast in bed might give me pause as I wouldn’t want to spill anything on my gorgeous new duvet! 😉

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Betsy May 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

A big bowl of my Grandmother’s alohoa granola, fresh tropical fruit, yogurt, and of course a mug of Kona coffee.

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Robin Meeks May 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm

My international coffee cinnabon Texas french toast stuffed with apple filling and a dollup of whipped cream and 4 slices of bob evans peppered bacon and a cinnabon creamed coffee

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Kathy L May 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Heart shaped waffles, with Vermont maple syrup and mimosas

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Nicole S. May 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

My son is the only one who enjoys breakfast (plus Sesame Street) in our bed, while my dear husband and I try to catch a few more moments of sleep. His breakfast of choice…Cheerios of course 😉

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Amanda May 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Chocolate chip-banana pancakes with maple syrup and a side of fruit. Yum!

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Dorothy B May 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Simple toast would be fine with me, as long as I get fresh orange juice and plenty of hot coffee.

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Lacey R May 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I think I’ve had breakfast in bed once–maybe on Mother’s Day a year or two ago. A bagel for me, bed or no bed. : )

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Kelly Becker May 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Eggs benedict and a great cup of coffee from New Orleans

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Patty Logan May 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

Scrambled eggs with chorizo and pepperjack cheese, sourdough toast, fresh fruit salad and hazelnut coffee with cinnamon and almond milk…What did I leave out?

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Sandra Davenport May 11, 2012 at 2:18 am

A bacon, egg & cheese croissant sandwich for me, please!

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Shannon May 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

Every Mother’s Day, I get an assortment of pastries, fruit and sausage with a piece of chocolate served by my husband and 3 boys! I cannot imagine breakfast in bed without!

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Gretchen May 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

Coffee with whole cream, toast with cherry preserves & Swiss cheese on top, served with the Sunday newspaper!

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Kim May 11, 2012 at 8:33 am

My husband’s delicious blueberry pancakes with maple syrup.

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Jennie May 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

French toast and fresh coffee! But really any breakfast in bed treat would be welcomed…

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Wendy A May 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

Breakfast in bed would be irish Breakfast tea and challah bread toast with butter. A daisy in a little vase on the breakfast tray would be icing on the cake for this!

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lynda May 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

If I eat breakfast in bed I’m going to indulge – Grits, eggs over easy and bacon!

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Big D & Me May 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

I wish it was something exciting but I love getting in bed with a bowl of cereal BUT if I could have any breakfast in bed I would love an omelet, some bacon, and toast – love the bedding!

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Carol B May 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

My breakfast in bed food is fresh Hot Coffee, a mix of fresh berries (blackberry, strawberry, blueberry & raspberries), vanilla yogurt & plain granola mixed w/slivered toasted almonds.

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effiejane May 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I love french toast dusted with powdered sugar and a tall class of milk!

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nikole May 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I would love a scone with clotted cream, fresh berries, and hot Lady Gray tea!

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Laura May 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Waffles with fresh fruit — and coffee, of course!

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Kimberly May 12, 2012 at 8:44 am

Oh, I’ve loved eyelet since I was a little girl! As for breakfast in bed~ my husband is the best and has brought me breakfast in bed too many times for me to count (he’s a morning person and I’m not). It always includes my favorite earl grey green tea and on the most special occasions, his homemade english muffins as the base to his eggs benedict.

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Anne Barker May 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

Coffee only but always with a corgi at the foot of my bed!

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Amy May 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Yummy blueberry muffins with a cold glass of milk!

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Jaybird May 15, 2012 at 11:26 am

WOW!!! I am so excited!!
Thank you so much for drawing my name, and I’ll bet the Robelyn girl will be excited too!!!
Again my appreciation for the chance to win such a lovely prize!!

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Abby May 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

You’re very welcome! We hope you enjoy your new bedding and napkins…and breakfast-in-bed, too!

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