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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Le petit déjeuner à deux tablescape

Bonjour! Bienvenue chez nous. C'est Lundi matin et nous mangeons dans la cuisine. 
Good morning! Welcome. It's Monday morning and we are eating in the kitchen.

Adding a tablecloth makes dining so much more festive and relaxed.

Don't these colors remind you of sunny Provence? Down to the cutest little abeilles on the napkin rings.

One soft boiled egg, some oatmeal with blueberries and a fresh, homemade croissant.

 I love using our antique boiled egg warmer. Add a bit of warm water to the bottom of the
egg shaped container, light a tealight and put the warm eggs in the container.

Un petit pot des fines herbes.

The yellow bowls are some new favorites. The darling salt and peppers were my grandmother's.

Our favorite handmade coffee cups made by my sister-in-law Becky.

I love drinking orange juice out of stems!

My mother made this tablecloth as a child. I do love how primitive the cross-stitch motifs are. 

Tablecloth - antique, made by my mom
Blue Napkins - Cancun, Mexico
Yellow napkins - Villeroy n Boch, from Linda at More Fun Less Laundry
Flatware - faux bamboo, Horchow's
Yellow bowls - Arteflorum from Horchow's
Dinner plates - Calico by Queen's
Pasta bowls - Toscana Versilia Made In Itally
Egg Cups - Arzberg, belonged to my grandmother
Berry strainer bowl - Hand made by a local artist
Salt and Pepper - Hand painted, Germany
Glasses - estate sale
Coffee cups - made by sister in law
Herb pot - Albany, Texas
 Egg warmer - antique

OOOh, I just realized that this is post #499! Who would ever have thought this... I guess we will have to have a giveaway later this week! Stay tuned.
Thank you so much for joining me. I so appreciate your visit and love your comments. I'll be partying at 
Would love to see you there.


allisamazing said...

Love the handstitched tablecloth. How very special to have such a treasure that was made by your mother :)

ellen b. said...

What a lovely peaceful setting. Love this room...

The French Hutch said...

Marlis, you certainly know how to do breakfast right! Yes, Provence most certainly comes to mind with such beautiful colors of blue and yellow. The tablecloth is just lovely. Your mom was very talented. You have certainly inspired me to set a pretty breakfast table.

The French Hutch

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Marlis! Congrats on #499! Wow...you have been at this for a while! You just keep getting better, baby!!! I have never heard of a boiled egg warmer, but the concept is fabulous! I like nice, warm boiled eggs with a little salt & pepper...so good! Your antique one is cool. I wonder if they make them still? I'll have to Google it. Beautiful colander! I love to see them in mediums other than metal...they're just so pretty! Gorgeous Provencal colors, too!!!! I like the way you showcased each little pattern from the linen. Your Mom would love that!

Designs By Pinky said...

What a beautiful tablecloth and a treasure to have! Love all the dishes especially the yellow BEE bowls! My hubby never eats breakfast. Can't get him to, so I dine alone;):) XO, Pinky

Entertaining Women said...

I love that you've used the table cloth that you stitche'd as a child, and I'm drooling over the antique egg warmer...outstanding piece! I had blueberries just this morning. Summer berries are always my favorites. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a cozy setting for your sweet table. I love that you have things your mother made as a child priceless. Love your provincial colors.. hugs ~lynne~

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Marlis, what a lovely kitchen setting. I love the beautiful tablecloth. Such a sweet heritage. Everything is beautiful.

Jocelyn @

Scribbler said...

I saw this early this a.m. but didn't have time to chat. This table is comprised of some really special lovely things, and it would be hard to choose a favorite. I do think, thought, that I would have to choose the tablecloth. It is just so happy looking!

Aledia said...

What a wonderful way to start the day! I just love your pretty tablecloth and all your pretty dishes. Those napkin rings are so sweet and I have never seen an egg warmer before, now that I know what it is I will certainly keep an eye out for one. You certainly set an inviting table for breakfast!

Have a wonderful night!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Sarah said...

Marlis, your petit dejeuner looks inviting. I'd love to wake up to this colorful table.

Tricia said...

Marlis, the blue and yellow caught my eye first, but that tablecloth is a wonderful treasure! It's perfect with your petit dejeuner table!

suzyq said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Do you mind if I stop by to join you?? I have quite a collection of Calico ware -it's just beautiful, don't you think?

Tanya@takesix said...

#499...WOW!!! That's amazing. Your table is so cozy and inviting, Marlis. I love the color combo. I love the treasure you have in your moms tablecloth. It's very special to have and to know she made it as a child. :)

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore the bees in this delighful post! So glad you added the English...thought for a minute I wouldn't be able to understand your written word! Post #499...shouldn't the fireworks be going off? That's amazing!!!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

You always do the prettiest tables. That tablecloth made me say "awww" as I love sentimental things. I want to come to your house for coffee some morning!!

xinex said...

Ppretty tablecloth and the whole table is just beautiful, Marlis. Love the colors, very Frenchy...Christine

Mary said...

Marlis~ Breakfast looks delicious served Provence-style in your cozy kitchen! I adore your grandmother's S&P's and your honeycomb bee-studded napkin rings! Your mother's cross stitched tablecloth she made as a child is a treasure!

Judy Bigg said...

The hand stitched tablecloth is priceless since your mother stitched it, I have one my Mom hand stitched too, but I haven't used it in a tablescape. I'll have to come up with something. You have any priceless elements from your family such as that boiled egg warmer, I have never seen one before. Your table is lovely and very calming to look at.

Judy Bigg said...

Also forgot to say congrats on #499. I haven't even hit 200 yet.

Babs said...

Marlis, What a perfect place for breakfast! Love the last photo of the room and your lovely table. The antique egg warmer is so interesting...and practical. Great piece!

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Your mother's tablecloth is so precious! What a treasure! Your table is lovely, and does indeed look like it's in sunny Provence. Lovely blues and yellows. Add me to the list of people who have never heard of an egg warmer. Now I want one!

Elaine said...

That is a very inviting table! The antique egg warmer is so charming, and I especially love the S&P shakers! Everything is just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I so look forward to your tables and the way you present them. Always they are just the right touch of elegance and simplicity which makes them warm and inviting. No exception here!

Barbara F. said...

Your kitchen is so great, I just love it. And this is one of my most favorite tables that I've seen here, they are all simply stunning but this one really speaks to me, perhaps the yellow/blue combo or that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day xo


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