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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Petit Déjeuner a la Maison du Cox


Spent the weekend with friends in Dallas.

The details of this simple breakfast 

were too pretty not to share.




~ Petit Déjeuner ~ 

A Simple Breakfast ~ Bread and Tea




~ Lancaster ~ 

English Ironstone by Adams





~ Frontenac ~

 Antique Sterling by Simpson, Hall, and Miller




~ Petit Jam Pots ~

Antique French Faience




~ Quimper ~ 




~ To Have Style! ~




~ It's Early! ~




~ Perfect Time For Hot Tea ~




~ Ali, Le Chat ~

The French saying mugs above were designed and made for La Madeline Restaurants years ago by our friend, Cathy Schermer.  Regretfully I only purchased a couple when they were available through La Madeline, and now they are no longer being made.  I keep thinking I'm going to find a few at the thrift stores like my friend Linda @ A La Carte.  She has found several at her local Goodwill, one of which she kindly sent my way.  Thank you, Linda! 
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54 comments:

  1. What a pretty breakfast table. Love it- xo Diana

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  2. That's one of the cheeriest breakfast settings I've ever seen! My mom used to feed her cat out of a Quimper bowl.

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  3. Having a meal with good friends is a blessing. A very warm and inviting table.

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  4. Very pretty table and I love the dishes. Glad you had a great time in Texas.
    Mary

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  5. Beautiful details for a petit déjeuner français Sarah! What lovely jam pots. I don't have the luck Linda has thrifting but if I run across any mugs I'll pick some up for you :)

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  6. Sarah, I thought of you when I saw some Quimper pieces at a house sale over Memorial Day weekend. I must confess that I would not recognized the Quimper if it weren't for you sharing your photos with us. Glad you had a great time in Texas. Those jam pots are wonderful!

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  7. Sarah, I thought of you when I saw some Quimper pieces at a house sale over Memorial Day weekend. I must confess that I would not recognized the Quimper if it weren't for you sharing your photos with us. Glad you had a great time in Texas. Those jam pots are wonderful!

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  8. Looks like your friend is a kindred spirit! I would love to eat breakfast at that lovely table. Of course, I was drawn to the "Frontenac" sterling. If someone is interested in this pattern, they can find it listed as an International Silver pattern, too! So glad you had fun in Dallas, Sarah!

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  9. What a great breakfast in Dallas, Sarah! Thanks for sharing the lovely dishes. The mugs are gorgeous. I never have luck finding great things at thrift stores like those! I do love La Madeleine's. though, and always enjoy a great meal there. .

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  10. What a beautiful breakfast table. The iris on the Frontenac always sings to me! Lovely Quimper pieces, too. xo marlis

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  11. Sarah I am so happy to see that lovely breakfast! The mugs looks great! Were these yours or your friends? I can't believe I keep finding them here in the thrift shops. One more headed your way in a few months!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  12. Love the design on the Ironstone pieces and the silverware. Great combo anchored on a wonderful placemat! All your pieces go together so nicely! Pretty kitty!

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  13. Sarah,
    I just returned home from Austin. Hot weather but wonderful visit.
    This post is so pretty...I love the dishes and place mats and silver. Very nice.
    Karen

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  14. You had me at Francaise! Great tablescape and mugs. It's been a while....

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  15. What a lovely way to begin a day...Quimper pieces and (my) Frontenac! I love those placemats.
    Ali is gorgeous, I am kind of partial to calicos seeing I have one.
    Have a wonderful week, Sarah...

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  16. What a lovely start to a wonderful day! I remember Le Madeleine -- are they till in business?

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  17. Dearest Sarah,
    LOVE those pure linen and handembroidered appiqued place mats in Henriot Quimper Faïence! What a sight... Wishing you good luck in finding those mugs but one never knows where they might turn up.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

    PS My last name would have been Cox if my ancester Johanna Van den Munckhof had not brought in more money into the marriage in 1650 than her husband! It was usual at that time that children would than be named after the mother...

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  18. Pretty plates and cups. That Linda is sweet. I saw a large Quimper bowl recently but it was out of my price range.

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  19. So cute -what a nice way to start the day! Jennifer

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  20. you know i love dishes, but when a cat walks, or collaspses, in a room, i am always sidetracked! looks like a fun morn for all~

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  21. Sarah,
    Gorgeous breakast table, dear friend!!!
    I adore the place mat!!!
    Petite Jam pots are splendid. . .especially for Tea & Toast!!!
    Ali is a lovely calico!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. Love this! I jumped up! I have that mug that says, 'Avoir du Chic!' I got mine from one of my favorite French Bistros when we lived in Atlanta - I see the name on the bottom of your mug - way too cool! I hope you have a blessed weekend,
    Kathy

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  23. WHat a lovely setting for breakfast. So cheerful, Sarah! I love the little cup...it's *never* too early to have style, LOL! So cute.

    I love Quimper, but I don't have any pieces. If I collected something else, Trip would kill me!

    I hope you enjoyed your visit in Dallas. Was it hot? We finally broke 90 degrees this week...it hadn't gotten out of the eighties for almost two weeks!

    xo,
    RJ

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  24. A breakfast of fresh bread, fresh butter, fresh coffee - perfection! The table setting is so very pretty - what a lovely scene to find first thing in the morning.

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  25. This had to be the perfect start to the day with your friends...they know you well & obviously, share your interests.
    I adore the Antique Sterling!! Oh my, such luscious carvings!

    The placemat reminded me that I had forgotten all about the embroidered napkins I wanted to do for you. I need to move those up to the top of the sewing table's list.

    Stay cool down there,
    fondly,
    Rett

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  26. Lovely breakfast table. The placemats are darling and I love the jam pots and that sweet kitty. Hope you're having a good weekend.

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  27. Hi Sarah! Oh, how lovely. These dishes are just marvelous and you always use them in beautiful ways. hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. What fun to play with S's dishes and enjoy breakfast at the same time. I'm happy to be blogging again today on Bastille Day with a breakfast post of my own and there's a little bit of Q featured, too.

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  29. Sarah, such beautiful dishes and I love the sweet kitty! Frontenac is one of my fave patterns, I just love it! It was really special to see it used in a table setting. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
    XO

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  30. Bonjour Sarah! Joyeux Bastille! Oh I remember being at the Eiffel Tower one 17 juillet and it was unforgettable. Look at your gorgeous French table wares today! There's nothing like the simple and beautiful details that the French bring to the table, morning, noon and night.

    Last night we spent out dinner hour in our covered patio, enjoying a very French evening with our fountain in the background. Chicken marinated in olive oil and white wine and mushrooms and fresh thyme from the garden gave us a sense of being in France!!!!! I hope you are enjoying a lovely Sunday; thank you for your kind visit today my friend! Anita

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  31. Sarah,

    What a pretty and lovely way to have breakfast...I'll be on the lookout for those mugs for you! Beautiful pieces!
    Miss Bloomers

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  32. Lovely blues. It almost looks like Pennsylvania Dutch.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  33. Really nice and colorful table. I have an orcide fork, so that was ekstra fun to see. Sweet cat :)

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  34. Linda seems to have the luck finding cups--I usually see so many but have never found any real gems. I especially like the placemats-so pretty. Sounds lovely.
    Ann

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  35. Linda seems to have the luck finding cups--I usually see so many but have never found any real gems. I especially like the placemats-so pretty. Sounds lovely.
    Ann

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  36. Oh my, that really is a perfect setting, the linens and the dishes are fabulous. Beautiful post and pictures. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  37. oh my goodness, what wonderful china! How fun that you know the artist, I know you wish you had a china cupboard full of these whimsical pieces! I love all the french text, especially that stylish strutting chicken! So much fun!
    Jenna

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  38. Very elegant and beautiful table decor ~ so love Quimper ~ Great shots ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

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  39. You know I love this post, Sarah! :-) My staff says hello to Ali! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  40. Beautiful breakfast! Love the mugs!
    Thank you for sharing at HSH!
    Sherry

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  41. Hi Sarah!!!
    They're so beautiful ( and unique )
    What a perfect setting for breakfast!
    It must be such a joy to sit down at your table :)
    XOXOXO

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  42. Everything looks perfect...so pretty.

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  43. Loving this post and my mug twin :) A couple weeks back I was looking at photos for an Estate sale and they hand a large collection of Quimper - thought of you - I wish they had been close to me! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  44. You call this gorgeous breakfast 'simple?' I think fabulous with all the gorgeous French Faience, Quimper, china, etc. and of course the stunning silver flatware! I also adore the linen in the tray! Thank you for your sweet and kind comment dear Sarah..I appreciate your visit! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  45. Well, you know I love this. What fun to see so many great pieces on one table, and that silverware is gorgeous. I'm also loving the place mat. What great mugs. I'll keep my eyes open for some of those for you. Are they marked on the bottom? laurie

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  46. Very fun and entertaining breakfast Sarah! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Great detail in those dishes, I love the silver. Alaina

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  48. Thanks for linking-up, Sweetie! This is such a Happy Post!

    xo,
    RJ

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  49. No wonder you wanted to share this. There are some wonderful pieces here which would make breakfast a joy.

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  50. Good morning Sarah, I am so delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday. Your post will be featured in this week's party, I appreciate you.
    Kathy

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  51. Beautiful pictures of your breakfast, love the detail in the dishes.

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  52. What a great way to start the day! The silverware is stunning!
    I am going back to look at the mugs in case I ever come across one!

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  53. How sweet of Linda! They are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  54. Such a beautiful breakfast table. the plates are beautiful with the lovely place mats. They look a little familiar to me. I think I may have seen them in a French shop in New Orleans. I regret not getting any. I love the jam pots and French saying mugs. I’m sure this was a fun weekend for you.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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