Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A cousin and her family are planning a trip to Paris
this summer and wanted a little help with their plans.
In honor of their visit for the day,
I pulled together a few Parisian details.
I gathered up a group of Eiffel Tower
and fleur de lys souvenirs from previous trips.
I wanted to set a festive mood while
we enjoyed brunch and discussed Paris.
Gave a bit of color to the buffet . . .
Of white serving pieces.
More colorful flowers . . .
Filled a crystal bowl encircled by a trio
of French poupées for the table centerpiece.
The whimsical dolls are
original Parisian creations by Cerri' Art.
Each Mademoiselle features a unique head
decorated with an extravagant head-dress.
The flexible bodies easily adopt various poses.
Though their millet filled bodies are flexible,
the arms and legs are Limoges china.
Each unique, the whimsical mademoiselles offer a
touch of fantasy and make one want to exclaim, "Oh, la la."
To keep the table simple, rattan chargers
held dinner plates that feature bold, colorful fruits.
Vintage French flatware offered a touch of elegance.
While cobalt stems held the
cheerful yellow linen napkins.
The colorful fruit plates are
by Rainbow Gate in Santa Fe, NM.
Each is hand made and hand painted.
We discovered Rainbow Gate Pottery in 1995
and purchased four of their colorful plates.
With subsequent visits to Santa Fe through the years,
we've added more plates, each featuring a different fruit.
Our brunch started with sweet Beignets and coffee.
Fresh fruit salad of grapes, melons, and berries
Oeufs brouillés or French scrambled eggs with a side of bacon
And of course, croissants
To which one might add a bit of sweet cream butter
And orange with fig or strawberry jams
I'm here for the summer, but would rather be in Paris.
What about you?
What vacation plans do you have in the works?
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