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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A COUNTRY FRENCH GOOD MORNING......

I JUST LOVE doing tablescapes....

My thanks to SUSAN ...such a classy host for this delightful and fun day..We ALL love playing with our dishes..

I decided to do a COUNTRY FRENCH breakfast this morning......sooo, out came my FARM ANIMALS dishes that I bought about 5 or 6 years ago at a thrift store. I don't have a complete set and I watch for them all the time to add to the pieces I do have..

COUNTRY FRENCH seems to call for red gingham napkins...

and the little TAR GAY' birds fit right into the french theme...
the French are all about animals and chickens, ya know....

*** This country setting just calls for farm fresh eggs....
***
"Is it you, KATHLEEN, that has a set of these dishes and said they remind you of sponge ware?"
Me, too !


The little sign....
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS....
I believe it......don't you?
***
I do hope I can find more of these precious dishes...they always bring smiles...
I always look at flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops...
and, EBAY.....OF COURSE !!
***

Sweet GOLLUM is hosting the most tasty day of the week.....


DUNKIN DONUT coffee....scrambled cheesy eggs, grilled beef sausage, hot, buttered biscuits...


and see on the right side of the plate...that little bit of red ??
RASPBERRY CRUMBLE !!!!
and, may i just say...
O HONEY !
***

I love our little breakfast room...such a great place for breakfast or brunch...
I have a lot of things I want to do with it....but....all in good time.
**
Right now, I have so many projects for MR. SWEET that I am afraid to mention even ONE more!!
(but....shhhhhhh, wouldn't white, PLANTATION shutters look wonderful on those double windows....)(ooo, and I have 2 more small projects for this breakfast room and kitchen that I am just beside myself about.....
*sigh

57 comments:

Kathleen said...

BJ! That is so funny! I do have those dishes...gifted to me...if I knew they would get to you in one piece I would send them to you...but I have had such terrible experiences with mailing dishes..besides the cost!!

They look very country cozy with your red and white check..
Great post!

ellen b said...

Love your cozy setting Bj! I really enjoy breakfast and it can only be enhanced with a country french theme :0)
Have a good rest of the week!

St. Michael's Wife said...

What a yummy way to start the morning! (And the food looks good, too!) So warm and cozy and happy looking! This would get me up and out of bed!

Grins!
Pamm

Kimberly said...

Precious - and the raspberry crumble - sounds YUMMY!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ooh La La~ Very country French! J'adore votre cadre de table.
xoxo
Penny

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a nice breakfast area you have...LUV all the RED!!! It looks soooo cozy.

Blessings,
Linda

Brenda Eason said...

So cute and country. Not much better than a good biscuit.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, I love your dishes too. They are so pretty. YOur table is lovely with the checked napkins and the frency feel. Great fun. Your room is gorgeous too, and yes I think the shutters would look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

What a wholesome breakfast! Love the bunny spongeware plates....Christine

arkie said...

The blue dishes are so cute! Wonderful table setting!

Blondie's Journal said...

You do love breakfast, BJ!! I can always count on you for a Tablescape Breakfast!! And you always make me hungry for that one...sweet...thing you have on your plate!!

I love those dishes!! I especially love the bunny in the center of that plate. Your S & P are cute too!!

Have a happy Thursday, BJ!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

niartist said...

Ooooo! bj this is great! You're making me miss TEXAS!!!! Thanks for sharing! Come by and check out my giveaway - I think you'll like them! :)

Jensmere said...

BJ, you are just as cute as can be! Love the country French table today....and I'm so sorry that I didn't get over there in time to enjoy that yummy breakfast with you!!! Maybe next time! lol

Plantation shutters would look awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Bless you, sweetie,
Susan

love lives in the kitchen said...

lovely! i love the way you make the table!
wish you a great day! Justyna

Julie said...

Hi Bj,This setting is cute cute cute....Love the little bunny in the bowl...and the food looks so yummy... and the shutters will look wonderful.
xoxo
Julie

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

YOu're making me hungry! LOL

Hhhmmm I think I would like to try putting cheese on my scrambled eggs :-) Thanks!

Mizpah,
Li

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I do love that breakfast room. Of course, you NEED plantation shutters in there. LOL!

Beautiful table setting.

Kathleen Grace said...

Pretty breakfast setting BJ! Yes, I think shutters would be fabulous on those windows!:>)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This all looks wonderful -- ummmm and breakfast too! I love a red and white kitchen -- plantation shutters would be the icing on the cake -- wouldn't they?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Bj ! I had a bunch of those same plates and sold them in a garage sale ! That was before I started blogging though . I love the red with the blue!

Dena said...

Morning Sweet BJ,

Your country french setting is so cozy and breakfast looks delish :) I'm heading over...lol!

Hugs,
Dena

Lisa said...

Those are the cutest dishes! And breakfast at your house looks divine!

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! I love it. Wee Wee I do. ;)
Your table is just wonderful and you didn't just give us dish eye candy but food eye candy to go with it! I love your breakfast room. Looks like you have a wonderful area for storage on that window wall!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

BJ, love your country French table. The colors are perfect! I have a little butter pat in that pattern. It was a party favor for an Easter/Spring dinner many years ago. I had no idea there dishes out these in this pattern. I'll keep my eyes open for these and let you know if I find any. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

BJ, your tablescape is so warm and homey. I love it! I used to have similar dishes, only instead of the bunny in the center, mine had hearts. I bought mine in the early 90's. I believe they are spongeware made by Tienshan. Look here: http://www.replacements.com/webquote/TIESPOB.htm

Jane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM BJ, I came by here first so I could have breakfast and girl you always have the best home cookin here ha ha!! Oh girl you table is just lovely and those dishes...I had those and gave them to my grand daughter about 3 years ago...you know when I got out of the country look...which is still one of my all time favorite looks for a home...But had it for over 25 years so it was time to move on..now I wished I hadne't done that...Oh well I don't get any smarter just older girl...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I can never get enough of those sweet table scapes...and that yummy food..oh my~

Mary said...

bj, this is all so warm and welcoming. The tablescape was spot on, but I especially loved your dihes. I'll have breakfast with you any day :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Helen said...

Mornin' BJ .... your post is great inspiration for me as the time is growing closer and closer for thirteen out of towners to descend on Bend!

Brenda said...

I love your breakfast room too, BJ! And I love your breakfasts there as well. You know how much I love your red. I have to find some of those napkins!
Brenda

Susie Q said...

I love your room too sweet BJ. And the dishes are just too cute!
This is such a warm and cozy tablescape..perfect to begin a sweet Fall day. I wish i could share it with you!
Love,
Sue

Fifi Flowers said...

Thank you for a Country French breakfast!!! DELIGHTFUL!!!

Nicolette said...

BJ, I just can't get over the nest and the eggs at the center of the table! Remember to drop by Furniture and Design Ideas sometimes.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Denise said...

Lovely, wish I could just pop over for breakfast. I love the little eggs in the nest :)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello BJ,

What a lovely breakfast setting! Those dishes are adorable! That is the kind of breakfast my sons love to have on the weekend! I love your breakfast room - so many decorating possibilities! I agree that plantation shutters would look great.

Thank you for sharing your breakfast with us!

~ Tracy

Myrna said...

What a great tablescape! So friendly and cheery and the FOOD! Oh my! Everything looks delish!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ...this looks way more tasty than my TT breakfast post! I'll trade ya! :-) There is some good eatin' going on at your house! Do the plates have a name on the back...I'll keep my eye out when I'm a ebaying. Love this tablescape!

susan said...

BJ-I f you keep feeding Mr. Sweet like that, I am sure you will get your plantation shutters! I do love your dishes..your kitchen looks so inviting!!

Dining Delight said...

Love your Country French look and your breakfast room is wonderful! Isn't it hard to keep from hinting to the DH about little projects that would make our rooms perfect!? LOL!

DD

Anne~fiona and twig said...

You set the warmest, most inviting table! Bet you're one heck of a good cook, too. Pictures don't lie. ;-)
Anne

Poppedijne said...

What a nice cosy way to start the day. The spongeware is lovely.I love spongeware and have some of Emma Bridgewater. You are quit correct to say plantation shutter would finish of the kitchen beautifully.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh Dear BJ..It was wonderful to stop by and visit you in your sweet breakfast room! I have just started to share photos of the Baby shower...stop over if you have time...We're still busy sorting all the wonderful gifts but I thought I'd stop in for a quick hellq! Hugs! And everything looks so loverly!

Justine said...

Girl, you really do know how to eat! Wouldn't know it from looking at that skinny bod of yours though! Now those eggs... looked a little too soft for me, and geez woman, would like some eggs with your black pepper? LOL
Gimme a biscuit!

Okay, what are these projects you're keeping secret? That's not fair!

Justine :o )

Anita said...

So pretty... and your blog is again making me hungry! :)

The Raggedy Girl said...

This is one of my favorite tables, I just love it.

The Raggedy Girl

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ

You have a lovely and cozy home

Enjoy de weekend :)

Blessings
Marcela

SmilingSally said...

I noticed those eyeglasses--colorful, just like you!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

Oh what a sweet kitchen, I love it!!:o) I love a good breakfast too! Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a lovely weekend my friend.

Smiles...

Beverly

PEA said...

I'm French so this Country French tablescape is perfect for me:-) I just love the way you put everything together, right down to the little details. Every time I see one of your tablescapes and the food you prepapre, it makes me want to come right over:-) xoxo

♥Mimi♥ said...

You know what's really sad? I love the colors you have in your breakfast room but I LOVE pink, too. I wish I just had lots of rooms that I could decorate and keep the ones that I have, too☺

If you want to make that spider cheesecake really easy, I buy a frozen cheesecake and use a bottle of Hershey's chocolate (squirt bottle) to decorate the web! Done in a heartbeat!

Lori E said...

I love the look of that room, and the fruit crumble looks pretty darn good too.
A good way to start the day, nice and relaxing.

abeachcottage said...

oooh love this, everytime I see a tablescape from you I wanna just sneak on over and set myself at your table!

happy weekend bj

Sarah

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

J would like to know about Dunkin Donut coffee. Is it tasty? Better than Folgers (his favorite)? He's been wondering since seeing all the ads!

Lovely Foodie Friday Post, BJ.

Did you get my Branson e-mail?

honeysuckle said...

Love the sweet table and the wonderful breakfast room. I bet you spend lots of time there having wonderful food. Have a great weekend.

Theresa said...

Beautiful as always and good-looking food too? Honey, please! Have a blessed day!

Neabear said...

Love your tablescape! Looks yummy! Thanks for coming by my place today! It does feel good to get the kitchen clean. I hope I can keep it that way for awhile now.

Miss Janice said...

Love the dishes and adore the "French Country" tablescape! Shame on you for posting photos of that Southern-style breakfast...it looks soooo good!