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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SOMETHING NEW and .....FRENCHY.....!!

I AM linking with SUSAN at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for
TABLESCAPE THURSDAY !
Please take time to go by and see all her pretties and the others waiting to show you theirs, as well....
You'll be so thrilled that you did ...
Thanks for coming by Sweet Nothings !
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OOH LA LA...
When I saw this BEAUTIFUL Country French tablecloth in the WILLIAMS-SONOMA catalog...
I. HAD. TO. HAVE. IT.....!!!
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To be very honest here...this TABLESCAPE post is all about my new TABLECLOTH...
:o)
The above photo is from their website...
I just WISH I had those wide plank real wood floors!!
BUT...back to the cloth....do you like it ??
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I HOPE YOU DO LIKE IT, 'cause it is lookin' mighty handsome in my
COUNTRY FRENCH DINING ROOM....
YES, MA'AM...I am loving it to absolute pieces !!
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It brings out all the other french golds in the room...
the little wooden rooster, the silk flowers in the french mustard and white metal vase...
(ooo, and see those ole brown chairs...*shhhhhh....i am trying to convience Mr. Sweet that they need to be painted a beautiful, French Black...he never says, "No"...just rolls his eyes...you know what i'm talking about ..)
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I am lovin' the way my vintage, golden flatware goes with this cloth...
When I ordered it, I didn't think how great they would look.
NOW...I've just ordered the napkins that should be married to this tablecloth.
They will be in next week sometime..
Maybe by then, I will have come up with a famous frenchy centerpiece....
any ideas ?????



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The blues in the tablecloth looks great with my french blue secretary and the thrifted blue and white rug beneath my long table...
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...and, well, I am totally and forever in love with these sassy roosters around the bottom of this fabulous cloth....I am just flat SO proud of it...
My good sister friend, MONA, got the beautiful RED one, just like this. Now, she is just as proud of her's as I am mine....we decided that it didn't take much to make us olden gals happy!! :>)
O, and the reds in this tablecloth?....... GREAT with the red hutch...
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I don't have any new dishes to play with here but I just had to do something so I could show my newness!!
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OOO, and I would NEVAH invite you over without giving you a treat...
THIS time it MUST be...
french....
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SOME more of those fabulous and magnificent BEIGNETS...
LITTLE FRENCH DONUTS, covered in powdered sugar
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O, dear friends...I used the very LAST of this delightful mix that Beautiful Daughter brought to me from
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
She says they serve them at Cafe' Du Monde
..the Original French Market Coffee Stand..
located in the French Market since 1862...
and that they are BEST when served with CAFE' AU LAIT...
This mix can be ordered on line...www.cafedumonde.com
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I didn't have Cafe' Au Lait today so I am serving good ole DUNKIN DONUT coffee,
HOT with a large scoop of Pure Vanilla Ice Creme...
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OOO, and I KNOW this Black and White Mackenzie-Childs is NOT french...
but...I am thinking the french use anything PRETTY that they have...
and....this is what I have to serve you on today.
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BON APPETIT' !

(I hope Appetit is spelled right..that's the spelling on the box from New Orleans and that's good enuf for me!)

52 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well, I love your tablecloth as much as you do. It is just stunning. I can see why you're so proud of it. I also really love the fabulous polksdot rooster dishes, they are stunning and I am drooling. Everything is just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! Be still my heart! I adore, love, covet and want your gorgeous tablecloth. It's wonderful! Your table is gorgeous! You just have everything! The donuts look pretty good. I love seeing your home too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

Yes, I do love your tablecloth! I have it in the off white with the black border and pops of red..used it for the Rooster Party...napkins too
You must give me a LOOK for list from WSonoma. I go to the outlet once a week or so, and I will scout it out for you..nothing breakable though..
I sent someone dishes she wanted and 2 broke...not worth it..

Pretty, pretty, and yummy...!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beignets an coffee, and on the best tablecloth ever! It doesn't get any better than this.

Bearly Sane said...

Oh WoW! Roosters!! I just love that tablecloth BJ.
Hugs,
Sandi

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all just great, your decor is so pretty! Love the tablecloth and the rooster plates, etc!

Now I'm wanting some beignets! We loved them when we were in N.O.

Katherine

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

Loving that WS French rooster tablecloth!! And your black and white mackenzie childs is the PERFECT compliment!
xoxo
Penny

ellen b said...

Hi bj! I love your country french tablecloth!! The dishes and accessories you set on it are great...
Happy Thursday to you!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....I am absolutely drooling over the tablecloth.....wow, is that gorgeous! I love everything....wonderful pictures....my talented friend!

Barb ♥

Lady Katherine said...

Lady! You know you have my attention! I love your tablecloth! The polka dot dishes, wire basket! Oh, what do I not love Nothing! lol Now, the food is Fabulous as what it is served upon! I could use a bit of it about now, umh I got some cream cheese pastries! Can those be French? I love your print! I bought one a while back guess I need to show it. It above my little Bistro Table, that hasn't found it's place in my home yet. Your dining room is wonderful! Now for those wide plank floor, I have them except a smaller plank. Not lot of fun to clean! lol

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh BJ, I love that table cloth and can see why you got it girl...it looks awesome in your DR and Yes just paint the chairs...send Hubby on a long week and do it ha ha!! Listen to me trying to get you in trouble..Hey I know what its like to have a retired DH at home ha ha!! I wait until Len goes to Reno, Nv to see his mama and get my stuff done...Now I knew you would have food waiting for me here you always do...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lady Katherine said...

I forgot to ask, Your stemware, Do you know the name of it? I have many pieces of it. Have no idea what it is called. I sure love to know. I love your rooster cloth! Yes, I know I already told you! lol Oh, I got some Maran chickens, they lay chocolate colored eggs, and they are French chickens. My pride and joy! The chickens on your cloth look like Marans too!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

That tablecloth is fabulous! I think I'm going to mosey on over to the Williams Sonoma website and see if they have any round ones. I love all your French country touches, too!

Jane

Bill said...

Hi BJ,
You absolutely did the right thing when you ordered that charming tablecloth! It's colorful and, at the same time, understated. You've done a great job accessorizing it ... particularly with those sugar sprinkled "sweet somethings" you're serving on that fantastic MC tiered serving dish!

Great job ... as always!

Bill

xinex said...

Love the music background, BJ. I love Brenda Lee! Ok, can I have a beignet and a cup of coffee, please! Looking so scrumptious! Your tablecloth and your table accessories are all so pretty...Christine

arkie said...

Oh! I love your tablecloth! Maybe you could get a few thrift store chairs and paint them black to use for a while until your husband gets accustomed to seeing the black?

What are you using as a magazine rack in your dining room? Is it a window? Looks great!

Laura said...

What a wonderful tablecloth. Everything looks beautiful I enjoyed visiting so much.

Have a good weekend,
Laura

Rettabug said...

What a pretty tablecloth, BJ and you decorated with it so beautifully! Love your MC serving piece and those beignets look just like the ones in New Orleans...yummo!

Theresa said...

I do so love the tablecloth and absolutely everything else in your pictures! The donuts look delicious. Thanks for always showing your pretties:) Have a blessed day!

Barbara said...

BJ, Your new tablecloth is to die for...wish I had seen it first. You definetely are getting to look very frenchy...rooster plates, gold or yellow table ware...wow.

There is nothing in the world as good as a beignet...especially in the french market early in the morn with french coffe...I grew up on that.
A little coony here......

Barbara

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

It does! It does! Very perfect for your dining room. It is at home. And you prepared a beautiful, yummy tablescape. Wish i could reach out the monitor to have a piece of that donut LOL

Mizpah,
Li

Trish said...

Gorgeous...I have been looking for a tablecloth in those colors...do you mind if I mosey on over to Williams
and Sonoma and order myself one?
I think your chairs would be awesome painted black.!!!
Enjoy visiting every morning BJ!

Kathleen Grace said...

Ooh lala indeed! I love this tablecloth and the way it picks up all the beautiful colors in your home. The rooster plates look brand new on it and everything is gorgeous! Now how about passing those beignets?:>)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My goodness! I can certainly see why you needed that tablecloth! It's so pretty and is perfect with your roosters. Love it!

santamaker said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I have tablecloth envy! Hand it over and no one will get hurt!!!!!! Okay, well maybe if I get some of those Cafe du Monde donuts .........

"Blossom" said...

I would love it too.......
The table linen is so awsome.

Inspired Comblogulations said...

I have that daisy plate... it reminds me of Picasso art... but I must say how very french it looks... and autumny... new word...everything looks fab and you ruined my diet cause I am wanting something sweet with my coffee now instead of the boiled egg. Oh well...

Lovely job, I am inspired.
Lee @Inspired Comblogulations

Beverly said...

Ooh, la la! I love it, too.

You made everything just perfect. And, I'm licking the powdered sugar off of my fingers. Yum!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I'm still visiting around for PS. I love this dining room. You were SO right to add that tablecloth. AND, look what I found...the perfect flatware.

Is that Williams Sonoma, too? We have it from there in a hunter green, but I think it is time for gold!

See you for PS soon.

Stacey said...

BJ, I have been drooling over that tablecloth and all the accessories in the catalog. I bought the cuptowels and I've tried to be happy with just that. Boo hoo. I'm so glad you got it though. It's stunning in your room!

I was peeking at your cute little magazine rack back there. Did y'all make it?

aubrey said...

I stumbled across your blog today and was glad I did! I LOVE your taste! Your blog was most enjoyable to look at!

God Bless~aubrey

Lady Katherine said...

Yes, I built the side board from the wood we took off the wall and used a blue milk paint, and a stain for the top and lower shelf, don't look at the lower shelf it full of baskets, with dishes! lol I sent you a email. For the answer to your other question. Oh I have to quit coming back, for Your roosters sure are calling me! lol

Judi said...

Hi BJ
YOu have every right to be proud of that tablecloth. I love it too! YOur plates go so well with them also and you've ordered the napkins?

hmmmmm.....I wonder how hubby is feeling about painting those chairs? I have to paint the top of my table actually...

Your tablescape looks lovely..beautifully set up and I would love to have one of those donuts and then hope you can get more.

yum...
have a super day BJ
Judi

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, I am in LOVE with that tablecloth. I can sure understand why you HAD to have it. Everything looks awesome on the tablecloth. The best part is you have napkins too. Wouldn't this have been awesome on Flaunt you Roosters??? Next time.

I am going out of town for a week without my computer. I will have some catching up to do when I get back. have pre-posted some posts that I think you will like.

Have a great day.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I would be in BIG trouble if I got my hands on a Williams Sonoma catalog, that place is dangerous to my pocketbook! But it is so worth it, your tablecloth is beautiful and it blends perfectly with your decor.

Tell your hubby that painting those chairs is cheaper than buying slipcovers! That'll silence him! ;-)

All the best,
Anne

Brenda said...

BJ, you seriously KNOW how much I love a pretty tablecloth! I WANT that tablecloth. I shall have to go shopping. Be still my pounding heart. I don't know why, but a pretty tablecloth just gets me going. And MacKenzie-Childs, that floats my boat as well. Of course you had to show your new pretty. Don't we all do that? Of course we do!!!
Brenda

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
The new tablecloth is just perfect in your country French dining room and it goes so well with the rooster plates too. Tres jolie (very pretty!)
((hugs)) Rhondi

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I have a herniated disk, and sometimes painful to sit. I hope to do a post soon. I love your tablecloth! It's perfect for your beautiful dining room.

Debbie xo

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! LOVE the rooster tablecloth and your rooster dishes!!.. And I just wish I could reach right through the monitor to try one of those donuts! ~tina

Maureen said...

I'm starting to develop a real fondness for roosters. I love your tablecloth. I would be excited about it too! It's something to 'crow' about (sorry, I couldn't help myself!)

Anonymous said...

Oh, My Lady, I just can't wait to see all the things you've done to your beautiful home! Everything you do to it just turns out wonderful! Just when I think you can't come up with any better ideas, here you are doing something great to your house again! I love what you show in your dining room! Pretty, pretty!

Love,
Martha

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I just adore that tablecloth! I'd be excited about it too! Thanks for sharing.

Sweet TN Biscuits said...
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Sweet TN Biscuits said...

Yum- I want a cup of coffee and those french donuts! Great job - I feel like I am right there. Thanks for the encouraging words on our house.

St. Michael's Wife said...

I LOVE the tablecloth . . . and, of course, ALL of your fabulous stuff!

Grins!
Pamm

Denise said...

Ooh...I'm loving that beautiful tablecloth! The table looks gorgeous!

XXDenise

Blondie's Journal said...

The tablecloth is georgeous, BJ and very Frenchy. i just love Williams sonoma (can't afford it anymore but it is nice for a splurge once in awhile). It looks fantastic in your Country French Dining room. I love all of the pictures you showed of the pictures and pieces you have collected for this syle. I love it.

Chhers!! To all good times with good family and friends at your table with your French roosters tablecloth!!

xoxo
Jane

Susie Q said...

Gorgeous!! I love the new tablecloth. I saw it in the WS catalog and my eyes lit up!!

Your home just oozes warmth and charm BJ!!

Love,
Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh BJ, I love that tablecloth too! I'm thinking after seeing this post, most of Blogville is going to be ordering one of those delightfully beautiful cloths! I think the MC tierd stand does look French. The beginets look great too! And ice cream in your coffee! Wow! laurie

Cottage Rose said...

Hi BJ; Wow I just am in love with your table cloth.... it is so gorgeous,, as well as your whole dinning room.... It I had a dinning room that is how it would look... and I spied a Laura Childs book,,, I love reading her books I have then all the Tea shop ones any way.... thanks for showing us your beautiful room

Hugs;
Alaura

Jane said...

Hi BJ
I LOVE the rooster tablecloth! It is so beautiful...and my favorite colors for fall.

Beignets are my favorite treat! Especially with cafe au lait... Your photos are making me drool...
Blessings,
Jane (Artfully Graced)

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