FYI

My NEW blog address is
bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com

and I have a link to where you can receive
SWEET NOTHINGS posts in your EMAIL ACCOUNT.

Please go to the NEW BLOG.
thanks, bj

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ooh, La La.....

I seriously DOUBT it...!
But, then again, I once asked myself if I would EVER get to go on a cruise
and I seriously doubted it, too...
BUT...
we DID get to go on a family cruise so.....
who knows !!?!!
**

I decided to do another FRENCH inspired table today...
I just love ANYthing frenchy....;>)
**
I got out my pretty french tablecloth...always a great backdrop with the
beautiful french colors of blue, yellows and golds...
I bought this little round cloth off Ebay several years ago..
**
I couldn't decide on any ONE centerpiece....
so i changed things up all through the table setting.
I LOVE PLAYING !!
**
SUNFLOWERS seem to always go with just about any setting...
**
A little galvanized bucket holding faux lavender...
*

A french inspired table HAS to have....ROOSTERS.
This pair was given to me by my daughter*in*law...
Salt and Pepper...
**
I have FRENCH ONION SOUP cooking in this little RED french pot...
*
I LUV almost ANY kind of soup....
summer and winter..!
*
A pasta salad of with roasted red peppers, parsley, goat cheese...
large bits of peppered roast beef, topped and tossed with a tiny bit of FRENCH DRESSING...
*
Delicious crackers for the soup and salad served on a little french plate...OF COURSE! ;o)
**
AND for dessert....
little french donuts....BEIGNETS
*
O, these have become one of my favorite desserts...
*
*
I am not sure WHAT kind of coffee the french drink...
CHICORY, I think...and that is WAAAY too strong for my little tender taste buds...
so I always just serve my favorite, breakfast blend, DUNKIN DONUT.
**
I really enjoyed putting this french inspired table and meal together...
It was FUN...and that's what blogging is to me..
just lots of fun !
Be sure to visit TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
I sure will !!

58 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Why BJ, didn't you know there is a Paris right there in your home state of Texas!? Of course you can go there:>) Beautiful table, I love the little black and white french bread plate!

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

Paris.....sunflowers....a great french tablecloth...you had me with "ooh, la, la....

Wonderful post BJ....I am dreaming about Paris too. And Provence...the French countryside...
xo
Penny

Patricia said...

oui la la... merci bj!!
i love everything!

Julie Harward said...

Those beignets looks so good..where's the recipe..please! I love soup a lot too but it has to be pretty hearty or the hub wants to know where the meat is?! Love all the french-ness here today..and I love sunflowers too, I have a big bunch as the centerpiece on my dinning room table, love them year round! Thanks for the cheer and I hope you do get to go to Paris one day! Come say hi :D

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; I love your French table cloth, the colors are so vibrant.. and I am a huge fan of Sunflowers.. just so perfect with you table.. The dessert you are serving is just so delish... mmmmmmmmmmmm have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Lady Katherine said...

BJ, just toss me a Beignet!lol Love as always the the tablecloth! Oh, the H. dishes. The food look wonderful. I just fly right over. lol

Deb said...

Hi BJ
I am new to blogland but I have been looking at your blog for awhile now. I LOVE IT! Your are hilarious, talented & we share a love of dishes. I have another obsession and that is my cats so since I own a in-home cat-sitting business my blog is about cats but I do plan to work in some dishes now and then. Please check it out justcats-deb.blogspot.com
Deb

scribbler-unfocused said...

Well, Madame, this looks pretty doggone Frenchy for someone who's never been to Paris! I might have to make beignets for breakfast in the morning...

Scribbler

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

For a minute there, I thought I was in Paris! Wish I could have tasted the yummy soup and pastry.

Jane

Mary Ann said...

Loved your table and the french ideas. Don't you just love french onion soup? Paris is lovely, have been fortunate enough to go a couple of times. Try your best to go!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

We can always count on you for a fun tablescape. Everything is so pretty! I'm a soup lover too -- I think it's what makes winter bearable!

Barbara said...

BJ, Little do they all know, we have everything in Texas, even a Paris.... beignets are my very favorite anything,whether for reakfast or dessert. Your table is great.

Barbara

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oooh La La, BJ! I love anything french too. Your little bistro table is tres tres bon!
Yvonne

Kathleen said...

I just had a cup of Dunkin, BJ, and pecans in my salad! All BJ, all the time!
Your table isso cheerful, I love the colors!
I have never been to Europe, doubt if I will. Ireland first..then who knows...
Off to catch up on all your posts. You keep me busy!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow BJ I just adore french as well and often wonder if I would ever get the chance to go there and have a little coffee and french pastry on the lovely little streets..love your french post and all the wonderful pictures of the french girls and of course the food, you could make a bologna sandwich look like a million bucks, I enjoyed the post my friend...Phyllis

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
You and I could go to France together. I so dream of that beautiful place, and having tea where I can see the Eiffel Tower. I dream of the beautiful architecture and the streets with all of the flowers and beautiful people. I love to people watch. The fountains, oh my gosh. Can you see it?

Thank you for the beautiful table setting, the onion soup was delightful, and the pastry was to DF. Oh my gosh you are just the hostess with the mostess. I so adore the rooster. The tin pail was the best. Looked so french. Loved the tablecloth too.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. Someday we will both see Paris. Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh yes, very French! :) LOVE that gorgeous yellow and blue tablecloth. It's fun to have the yellow silverware to match, I just know! French onion soup?! You thought of everything.

Thanks for sharing such pretty things today, BJ.

Donna

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Love all of your French things and food! All you need now is some French fries!! :) Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Sarah said...

BJ, you know I'm right there with you when it come to Paris or anything French. Ooh, la, la indeed. The blue and yellow of your table takes me right to the French countryside. And I love seeing the Courtly Check added in. :-)

Mimi said...

Bj,love your French inspired table, especially that tablecloth, so bright and cheery. Oh, and beignets are my favorite!

The Cookie Girl said...

I have never been on a cruise but might like to go one day. I've only been out of the country once and would for sure like to travel to more exotic places.
Such a pretty table-scape that you put together.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh BJ you out did yourself once again girl...Love that table cloth and the sunflowe aren't they fun its like their have faces to me that just smile at you...Love the yellow flats ware and your pictures are just awesome my friend...Ok we have more snow again today...Girl I'm sick of this white stuff enounh already...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Wonderful Frenchy table! I love the vibrant colors and that tablecloth is to die for!
French onion soup is soooo delish...I'm hungry now!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Fun theme, black and white is always so amazing. Love it!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very fun. Everything looks yummy!

xinex said...

Why go to Paris when you can have the look right in your home? It's perfect, BJ!..Christine

*Chic Provence* said...

Tres charmant....now I'm hungry!!

xx

Kit

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie!

Your tablescape is tres chic, magnifique, fableux!! I love it all. the tablecloth is so Provencal, I adore that look.

This was such a sweet escape to Paris BJ!

Hugs,sherry

Rettabug said...

Truly reminiscent of scenes from Provence! That tablecloth is simply wonderful & those beignets...oh, be still my heart. Please tell me you BOUGHT them because if you made them yourself, I'm just going to cry.

I cracked up at Phyllis' comment "you could make a bologna sandwich look like a million bucks" MEGA DITTO!

Carol at Serendipity said...

bj,

Just perfect. Love the yellow flatware. Sunflowers are always perfect. Have a great day!

Carol

Jo said...

Hey BJ, this looks inviting and delish,we both where thinking sunflowers this week, and like you I want to go to Paris so bad!If you plan a trip count me in,lol!

Beverly said...

I would love to come have "Frenchy" fun with you. You make it all look so charming.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Definitely makes me think of France! I think the sunflowers are perfect...love those. Beautiful:-)

Low Tide High Style said...

Your French inspired table is lovely! And I hope you get to go to France!

Kat :)

Entertain Exchange said...

Some of us can only dream of going to Paris...lovely post!
Susan

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ok, I'm not drooling or anything, I just want it all. Gorgeous. I love the tablecloth and all of the beautiful dishes and accessories. You are definitely using thing I always covet and wish for. Perfect table. Hugs, Marty

honeysuckle said...

So many wonderful things to remind me of my favorite place--France. Thanks for this nostalgic post today and I hope you get there soon!

Sage said...

All your pictures are so lovely and want me to go to Paris with you. Great post!
Rita

Justine said...

I love that table cloth!!! And ooh, that meal looks so good! Where did you come up with the idea for that wonderful salad????

And French doughnuts? Waaaaaaaaaaaa!

Justine :o )

Peggy said...

Great post! I have that same tablecloth. Go for your dreams. Once in a grad class our prof told us to write down five dreams. Just as a joke I wrote "go to Paris" and within 5 years I was cruising down the Seine. Dreams can come true...make it happen. Peggy from PA

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love blue and yellow together. I also love beignets and cafe' au lait. Chicory coffee made with half milk, half coffee. Yum!

Sandy said...

I have the same tablecloth. Love it!

So nice!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Bonjour BJ!
You are so cute, I just love the little grand tour of Paris we just took through your lovely home. :-)


And thank you so much for the kind words and prayers on my blog, it really meant a lot. :-)

Have a wonderful Thursday,
Anne

Barbara said...

I love your table cloth!

Betty said...

I love that table cloth. Your tables always look so nice. And the food...I think I actually gain weight just looking at it some times. Well I guess it is official, the cruise is booked as is the flight out, hmmm no flight back yet. Oh well details right?! I emailed you a while back but never heard from you so I figured you just never got it. I was asking for advice on going on a cruise, things I should know. Husband, myself and son are going on a cruise to Alaska in July. My hubby has always wanted to go to Alaska. If you can think of any wished I had known advice please do pass it on to me.
Thanks BJ!

Cynthia said...

Lovely table. I feel I had been to Paris! Have a great evening!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the sunflower tablecloth - so French!

- The Tablescaper

Natasha said...

Très bien BJ! I am always dreaming about Paris too...thanks for taking me on a little trip there!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Sherry said...

Looks so good!! I love the French accessories.

Bill said...

Wonderful, BJ! This makes me want to brush up on my very rusty college French, put on a beret, and drink a glass of red wine (well, the wine was already a distinct possibility!).

Your tablecloth is just beautiful! Don't you just love eBay? How did we live BE (before eBay)???

Fondly,
Bill

Melissa Miller said...

How gorgeous and fun BJ! I want to go to Paris too...Smiles*

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi me again, I forgot two things, love the water in the background, now I have to go to the bathroom, and thank you so much my friend forl the great tip on the coffee, tried the breakfast blend of coffee Dunkin Donut, love love that coffee, thank you so much...come for a visit and see my spring table....Phyllis

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj..I don't want to make you feel bad or anything..but right now I am sitting here weeping! Yes, weeping huge old tears of self pity because I just got through with a ..bagel. Yes, a bagel from a bag..of course it was loaded with artery clogging butter and tons of strawberry jam..but NOTHING compared to THIS delicious fare!
Now I am all wrapped up in self pitty and since I am here and not there...I will have another bagel and try to get some sleep!
(extremely heavy sigh!)
and hugs, of course..
Mona
(and on top of it all your table is just lovely but then I love everything..yes, everything you do in your sweet little home!)

Michael Lee West said...

A beautiful, fun post, BJ! Your checkered plates are gorgeous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ! BEIGNETS!!! I'll be right over.

I loved this post, and your cloth and table look SO cute, but those beignets are my weakness. Oh, so good! They make me miss Louisiana and my sister. Sigh.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

"playing"...
ah my dear you make it seem so easy...
your abandonment, your joy of being home...and dreaming of france...all gently slip into your tale of oooo la la...and make us all surely BELIEVE, we are sitting with you at that quaint little Parisian Cafe! :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love the tablecloth with the lavender on it. Sweet. I don't know what music your playing but oh, all that running water. . .It's making me laugh! See you later.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

makes me hungry for a donut. i used to make spudnuts few years ago for sale--fundraiser for the home 12 doz in one day. what a lot of work...so i go to mcdonalds for blueberry fritters once in a long while..
hope your weekend is great.