Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BREAKFAST IN PROVENCE





I think these eggs were collected fresh this morning from my french hens......














OK..... So it isn't really in Provence, but since I haven't been to France, this is as close as I can come to what makes me feel a little bit country french ....











I did the menu in french because I knew my friend Debbie @http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com will be looking in and I didn't want to make a mistake since she is all about anything french having been a french teacher and very well traveled in France. I always enjoy Debbie's blog, so stop over and give her a visit.....I hope my spelling is correct in the french menu ....the rest, well it is just my take on the french feeling of breakfast.







I absolutely adore these dishes, they are from Ross. I purchased them a few months ago and have never used them because I only had 1 cup.....however I am relentless....and one day there they were plenty of cups, well I had to have the rest for my set.....






The dishes have french writing on them and a wonderful french stamp on the inside of the bowl...the unusual and refreshing thing is that the backs of the dishes are as interesting as the fronts, I will try to show you in the pictures...












Mr. S. thought he should be in the picture since his favorite meal is breakfast, note that he has been in the garage working and just had to stop in......Mr. S. is the best....even if he hasn't shaved....








Par Avion is french for Air Mail...I know you are impressed......with my french...
The stamp inside the cereal bowl, so cute...







This is the front of the cup<> note that it not only has the rooster, it has that same stamp on the bottom.......and the top...





This is the back of the cup and it has the most interesting french writing and the same french stamp on the top of the cup that is on the cereal bowl.......





I don't know the name of the silver pattern, I have collected simple silver patterns for years and these are from that collection...maybe someone out there knows the pattern, it is King Edward by Gorham and it has a beautiful patina.....








Note how the plates are swirlie around the edges like a dancing girl's skirt, (can you tell I like these dishes)




I am practicing my photo skills in low light again with my lanterns instead of candles. The little lanterns were purchased at a wholesale silk flower co., they actually work quite well and use a special candle oil that doesn't smoke or smell and just burns clean....I told Mr. S. to remember we have these just in case we have an electrical burn out we can actually use these....the cool thing is that you can actually raise and lower the globe to light the wick and you can adjust the height of the flame with the knob...so cool..everyone has their own and you know how I love that...




You remember the blackboard, we used it on Halloween............





The orange juice bottles are labeled magnesia and have old rusty bells wired on the necks, they were from TJ Maxx of all places.....3.00 each... The large rooster is a gift from my sister Bobbie, I think she brought back from a visit to Texas...Love the rooster...


I found the little carrier for my milk bottles at a little thrift shop for 5.00, it is just the perfect size for my little milk bottles.....The sugar baskets are from Michaels and were 1.00 ea.......






The little fresh egg sign is metal and is from a little thrift store and was 2.99.....all these items were collected over time, some I have had for years and some aren't as old....I know you all know what I mean, I have seen alot of your collections and I am so impressed with your wonderful treasures... I usually begin my table scapes by something that has inspired me, then out to the garage to look for items to go with the setting.....then just start adding and subtracting....I always wonder if you all do it the same way, or do you know exactly what it will look like before you begin, maybe it comes easier for some of you?? Which ever way you do it, I am sure you will agree, it sure is creative and fun.....




Thank you for stopping by and being so supportive of my blog, it means so much to me when you hang AROUND THE HOUSE .....I always appreciate all the comments and love it when you choose to be a follower...As always thanks to Susan @ between naps on the porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday. Phyllis

58 comments:

  1. Yes! I'd love to come over for breakfast...or brunch...thanks for asking! ;)

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  2. Very pretty, Phyllis! I'll take my eggs poached, please! : )

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  3. What a lovely French table! I love the whole collection of plates! What time should I arrive?
    Dee Dee

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  4. Such a cute cute table...love it every bit.
    The dishes are just awesome!!
    xo bj

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  5. Hi

    Love the table setting with all the French items. I would love to have a couple of the dishes for cereals.I like the plates with the swirly edges.
    I am going to visit my local TK Maxx to see if they have something similar. It is a breakfast table that is very cheery and I would join you anytime!! Jackie in UK.

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  6. Just DARLING!!! Everything about this table just sings....including the French music that just came on! LOL

    TRÈS bon!

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  7. What time should I be there? Everything looks wonderful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  8. ADORABLE! Your silver looks to be the Strausbourg pattern... or some variation of.

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  9. Ooo...all the parts came together and made such a wonderful theme. I love this look. The milk and juice in bottles...darling. I love it!

    Sue

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  10. Oh, Phyllis! This is just lovely and ever so frenchy...right down to the music! I am in love with the dinnerware...especailly the stamp inside the bowl...so unusual! It is perfect down to the last detail! I love tablescapes that really get used. And yes, back when I was doing tablescapes, they just evolved. They are soooo much work and I have to admire those of you who keep it up! Your lanterns are a wonderful touch! And of course, I love your frenchy menu board! Thanks for the shout out...you're a sweetie!! Happy TT...hugs...Debbie
    Hello to Miss Tina from my staff!

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  11. Oh this just has to be my all time favorite tablescapee. The menu board, milk bottles, rooster, basket, orange juice bottle, dishes, lantern and anything else I missed are just perfect. I love it all together. Debbie will just love it too. Hugs, marty

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  12. This tablescape is just the best ever!! I love all the elements, the colors, the chalk menu board, the red gingham napkins...well I could just go on and on! Everything is so detailed and perfect! Fantastic job and one of my favs!!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  13. So pretty, I love it all! You have so many cute and unique things on it. The plates and cups are just wonderful, as well as the lanterns. You have outdone yourself. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  14. Oh! This is just absolutely precious! I love everything from the milk bottles to the chalkboard to the rooster! I'm a lover of french country too! Well done!

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  15. Phyllis! I'm loving this! I love love love your pretty table! Those dishes are wonderful and I adore the yard birds too! It looks like France to me so I'm not telling! Oh, there so much to see and it's all gorgeous! You're so good! Tell Mr. S hello!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. Your tablescape is gorgeous...love all the detail and your pieces all fit together so nicely.

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  17. Feel like I am in France! Love the playlist you picked to go with the post! Nice touch!! The tablescape and pictures are beautiful! Like the little lanterns, too!!

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  18. Incredible table! So French! Sooooo cute! I love it all! All the pieces are perfect together.

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  19. That is just great...What a wonderful breakfast table..Just great!

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  20. Phyllis, of course, I ♥♥♥ your breakfast table...it has roosters! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wow, that tablescape is stunning! I LOVE those plates with the swirly skirt edges, you described them perfectly! I'm no good at this sort of thing, but it sure is fun to see. And if that wasn't enough, when I scrolled down and saw the dishes with the paw prints i just about died! How cute! I'll definitely be back to see more!
    Thanks for your kind comment about my chair makeover on Gail's blog "My Repurposed Life". she is so kind to post some of my stuff from time to time.
    Rose

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  22. I love those dishes! They are amazing! Everything about it is just perfectly French!! Love it:-)

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  23. Wonderful job as usual. I enjoy your tablescapes so much!

    D

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  24. This is so pretty, so countryish, so cute. Everytime I think about dining in the country, I feel warmth and that's exactly what your table projects....Christine

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  25. I love all the detail to your tablescape -- love the roosters and eggs, how perfect for a warm and cheerful breakfast! Now who knew that roosters sent postcards?

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  26. What a lovely table! I love your "French" rooster dishes.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  27. Adorable dishes! I'm happy you found more of the cups. I think your setting looks very Frenchy! (Won't Debbie like that term?) The onions on the plate are the perfect touch for this setting. I would so like to have a meal at this table, Phyllis. Oh, and by the way, I could have used your red checked napkins on my table today! LOL

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  28. Phyllis this was glorious!! You really outdid yourself on this one, I love every inch of it!!~ Thanks for stopping by. I am hosting my first Meme party tomorrow and hoping you can join me:)

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  29. Fantastic,love this. I've never been to France either, but that is one place I want to visit,your tablescape makes me think I'm sitting at a bistro having breakfast.

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  30. WOW..!! I'm absolutely over the top in love with your tablescape. I just keep going back and looking again & again. It's just wonderful. I'm am truly coveting those gorgeous Frenchy rooster dishes. I don't have a TJMaxx any where near me or I'd rush right over and buy them.
    I do have the same exact silver plate and the pattern name is "Holiday", which I think fits it so well. It makes me happy each time I use it. I love the roses running up & down the handles.
    {{{Sweetie Pie Hugs}}} Judy~~~ jtlucas@msn.com

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  31. Hi Mom........ :)

    I love this one alot...you keep outdoing yourself...those cups are Great...
    I'm at work looking at your blog reading all the lovely comments people wrote... and now my makeup is smeared and im teary eyed.

    I love you! keep up the Great inspirations...


    Love,

    shell

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  32. Absolutely perfect, not a single touch undone!
    I want to have breakfast in Paris...I mean your house!
    And I just love Mr S!!!

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  33. Ooh La la! Very beautiful indeed. Looks like a lot of people are coming over to join you-can I come too!

    Best wishes always, Natasha.

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  34. It's a beautiful table. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    teri

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  35. Oh girl...can you feel the love I have for this wonderful table...you really out did yourself my friend..I ♥ all the Roo's and its so Frenchy Looking...right now to the sign and the milk bottles...and it takes time to do a table this fun and great girl...Give yourself a BIG pat on the back for a job well done my friend...Thanks so much for coming by and seeing me...I hope to be back next week in full swing again with blogging...I have so missed everyone..Dang I hate getting olden ha ha!! Many blessings to you my friend...and how fun that your Daughter even came by...That maked a post just PRICELESS...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  36. Love your Valentine table. Thanks for sharing. Lia

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  37. Tres Bon!! Such an inviting breakfast table. I am going to France in the Spring and hope to bring back a few (maybe many :) things, as my house is styled en Francais.
    Just love the dishes with the stamps.

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  38. I love this tablescape. (as I do all I see you do). But this one...wish I could duplicate it, but could never find all the special little touches. I do love the OJ bottles. Well, I have scrolled through it 3 times and still see something new I love.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I really love your rooster dishes. I like the woven chargers,too. You did a lovely French table.

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  40. My dearest friend Phyl....
    I don't know how you do it - but I just LOVE IT! I had to go out and get the same dishes as you know I am having a LOVE AFFAIR with Roosters... The table is WONDERFUL - LOVE IT!
    Mary

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  41. I love sooo much about this table that it's hard to describe! From the sign to the dishes, from the lanterns to the milk bottles...it's all 100% beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
    ~Holly

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  42. Dear Phyllis - what a great French Breakfast.
    I know Mr. S just loves all the table scapes you do - what a great guy he is! Just love all your talents!!!

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  43. Cute post and a wonderful ambiance! I like the music too! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

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  44. okay okay.....stopped by again to see the rest of the comments. This time I'm at home, with the nice heater on...my nice cup of coffee and the big fluffy slippers you got me for xmas...reading the rest of the beautiful comments everyone wrote.

    I love you....Can't wait to see the next one!!!!

    Love,
    Your Daughter....shell

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  45. Well.. this is just the cutest table I've seen in a very long time. I'm in love with the bottles full of juice and the bells around the top... watch out TJ Maxx here I come.. well if only in my dreams..lol too much going on right now to just shop.. love, love, love the table.. It's so nice to meet you as well Mr. S..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  46. Isora. From My cousy Casita said.
    Hi, Phyllis I'm in love with your home y so beautiful as well al your decoration Arround your Hause. I hope I found home in California like your, we moving to Irvine in three month
    My husband new jop for a Company call Edwards Lifeaciences.we are leaving our Home of 21 year for good....
    XOX
    XOX

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  47. Hi ~
    I haven't been over for a while ! I love this "collection" you have really pulled it together ! The rooster plates are darling and that sign fits the bill (or should I say beak ?) LOL ! So cute that Mr.S wanted to be apart of this tablescape - those hubbies !! Happy February - hope you are
    staying warm !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  48. Hi ~
    I haven't been over for a while ! I love this "collection" you have really pulled it together ! The rooster plates are darling and that sign fits the bill (or should I say beak ?) LOL ! So cute that Mr.S wanted to be apart of this tablescape - those hubbies !! Happy February - hope you are
    staying warm !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  49. What a great table setting. Would love to sit down and have breakfast with you and Mr. S.

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  50. The dishes are great but I really love that chalkboard and milk bottles. Very pretty tablescape. Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comments on my mirror project. The rose appliques are from Ebay and the dealer is "Do it yourself chic". I have purchased several appliques from her and they all have been wonderful.

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  51. Hi Phyllis, Thanks so much for the nice comment you left me and for inviting me over to see your beautiful tablescape! Everything I love - roosters, eggs, France and breakfast! Thanks for sharing! ~Marcy

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  52. Another great TT! You have such neat ideas!

    Katherine

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  53. Where'd you get the chalk board - I want one just like it! :)

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  54. This is a great table..Ofcourse I love anything French if you couldn't tell from my blog name....and the picture of Mr. S....the best..I love when husbands don't mind having their picturs on our blogs....The Boss loves to not only be in pictures but in text too...he's a ham! Happy Valentines Day!

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  55. I must tell you that your posts always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers. Good And Healthy break past.

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