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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TWO FRENCHY GIFTS I LOVE....

My sweetest daughter, STACY LEIGH, brought these beautiful
WILLIAMS-SONOMA
dish towels to me from a trip to DALLAS.
BUT...
they are so PRETTY.....
and  so perfectly FRENCHY.....
I decided to use them for awesome place mats.
Don't you think they look great ?
I love the look of the vintage golden flatware with it all.
A very sweet and good friend gave me these
adorable dessert plates.
I thought they looked really GREAT  with the cream ware dishes I already had.
SOOO,
I felt a FRENCH TABLE coming on. :)
A French inspired table always must have some FRENCH HENS around...
well.....
and a rooster or two.
The little plates have different fruits on them
but I am using the two with grapes today.
AHHHH, the fun of  PhotoScape...
A little sugar jar that matches the dessert plates..
I just put in a little bouquet of flowers.
...and a few more French plates are added to the mix..
Sunflowers...
handsome roosters...
grapes....
They all add up to
FRENCH FUN..!
Both little plates....
♫♪♫ GOODWILL ♪♫♪
Time for a NEW CENTERPIECE...
BEIGNETS....
the  most awesome French donut you've ever put in your mouth.
Dessert time...!!
I have tried Paula Deen's recipe, along with several others
and, by far, the MIX that comes from CAFE du MONDE
in NEW ORLEANS,
is the very best.
Just add water to the mix, roll, cut and fry.
They are so tender and light, I can't stand it.
DELICIOUS !
Be sure to check at your local grocery store
for the mix.
Our market does carry it.
I am so lovin' this beautiful book
my sweet daughter gave to me.
It is full of the most mouth-watering photos
you've ever seen.
Always adding PLENTY of powdered sugar just makes beignets EVEN BETTER..
These are so fluffy with all that sugar, I could just DIVE right in the middle of it. !
;))
A beignet is better when served with a strong, delicious coffee..
OMGosh...
Lets have a beignet and a cup of coffee and.......
TALK ABOUT IT.
OH HONEY

I am linking with:
VINTAGE THINGY THURSDAY(olden dishes and flatware)
JUNKIN FINDS FRIDAY (dishes from yard sale)

60 comments:

Pat said...

Gorgeous french table, BJ and
oh my that beignet!

Kathleen said...

Oh my! Sweet Tooth Friday indeed! They look delicious! And your French scape is oh la la!
I bet you do a mean Can Can!

Entertaining Women said...

Now I'm hungry. The beignets look delicious and your design is delightful. Thank you for sharing them with us. Cherry Kay

Step inside my home said...

Yum! Your French table looks scrumptios! Thanks so much for your kind comments. Your blog is beautiful! -Susie

Marlis said...

C'est si bon! Love your table. and who can resist those lovely beignets??

The Tablescaper said...

Great table. Love the beignets.

- The Tablescaper

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Ooo, La, La. So very french. Love it.

Honestly BJ, you bring out my sweet tooth big time. They look better then my favorite apple fritter and I love apple fritters!
Hugs, Sue

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Honey! Pass me one of those beignets! Yum! Your table looks so pretty, and to think that I've actually been using those W.S. towels to dry my hands! So pretty on the table, and your fruit plates are pretty too. laurie

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady~~~ omg you hit my sweet tooth sweet lady !!!are you going send as all some ~~I hope so
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes so sweet just like you. xxoo
Diane

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

Love those! How pretty. You can never go wrong with Williams Sonoma.

Does your daughter live in Dallas? That's where we are :) Have a great rest of your week.

Mary Ellen said...

such a pretty table BJ! Should I confess I have never had a beignet? They look so tasty with all that powdered sugar though!

The book looks like such a great read!

bee blessed
mary

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

Oh La LA.....very French and I love it to pieces!

Linda Chapman said...

I LOVE the beignets from Cafe du Monde! Yours look just as yummy!! I am trying to eat healthy and lose a few pounds.....just LOOKING at your delicious post almost did me in!!

Julie Harward said...

I love it! The table, the dishes, everything so French..and the goodies..YUMMY! ;D

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl pass me a beignet..YUMMY!! your table looks very Frenchy Bj and how fun that your Stacey got those towels for you..aren't daughters the best..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Phyllis said...

Such a lovely tablescape you have created! It is truly appealingly gorgeous and the beignets are so tempting that I must buy the mix and treat my husband.

Karen said...

Yummmmm! I may have to try those beignets.
I am being reminded that you are from Lubbock. I just love that wonderful kitchen/home store that is in the strip center there... close to Coldwater Creek maybe. Fabulous! Now that my daughter-in-law is out of med school there, I doubt we'll ever get back there but I sure have great memories of some fun shopping trips.
Have a great day!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Beautiful table BJ. YUM!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

We are both "playing in our blog look/colors" again! :-) So-much-fun!

I'm so glad I have the time, to do it.
Not every blogger does. We are lucky.

:-)

Jo said...

BJ, I feel as if I've visited a bistro on some sweet little street in Paris...OH! how I would really love to go!
The beignet's look sooo delish, I know they were, I love Paula Deen too!
~Jo
Lazyonloblolly

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Put your hands up and hand over those beignets!!! I love those things!!! I know yours would be especially yummy :)
Beautiful table, Beeej!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful gift! Ohh la la!

Vee said...

I remember your talking about beignets before and now I remember my thinking I should definitely sit down with you over a cup of coffee and enjoy one. (Never have seen nor heard of these delights except right here at Sweet Nothings.)

Mary said...

What a gorgeous post, BJ. Each frame is prettier than the one that comes before it. Your table is gorgeous, and I must tell you, I've never known anyone who could refuse a beignets. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Coloradolady said...

BJ...lovely,lovely lovely! I like the napkins a lot! What a nice daughter. Thanks for linking in today....lovely table as always. Happy VTT!

LV said...

You have a lot of lovely things to decorate tables or anything else. I would not care what you called your theme, Frenchy or what, just bring on the good food.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Absolutely Frenchy, my dear friend!
I agree those dishcloths are gorgeous! You always have a way with tablescapes and food that makes me want to rush right into the kitchen and start cooking! Thank you for the inspiration!
Fondly,
Pat

kristina said...

J'ADORE!!!

I have that book too and its hard to get anything done around here because i am always flipping the pages over and over,love your table setting and love the sugary treats at the end too much!
Love and hugs Kristina XxX

Sarah said...

BJ, you know I'm loving this table! Each little Frenchy detail makes my heart sing. And beignets ~ OMG I think I want to move in and let you do the cooking.
~ Sarah

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

BJ, I love Carolyn Westbrooks books...bet that is a good one. Beautiful French tablescape...you are sooo smart to use those wonderful towels for place mats...love that idea! I love your profile pic, btw. So cute!

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful table! I love beignets, too! I haven't made them in quite some time, maybe this weekend I will. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your sweet daughter sure knows what her mama likes! Pretty linens to go with your pretty dishes:>)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! And beautiful! Seeing lots of blue around this week! And of course, who doesn't love FRENCH!!

Creative Ambitions said...

BJ... beautiful plates! and yes... beignets are awesome... my hubs is from Louisiana and I never had one until we visited his hometown once... I agree...they are excellent with coffee!! :)

Kendra

Sweetladyelaine said...

A beautiful Frenchy table! I love the placemats and dishes. The beignets look wonderful...I am now hungry! Thank you for sharing this with us.
Blessings, My Friend,

Rosie Goins said...

Ohhh. I am so plotting larceny when I see the black and white check things. Gorgeous table; however, I may have gained a few looking at the desserts.

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Your tablescape is lovely...I'm loving those placemats and the lovely plates and how wonderful everything looks with those delish beignets! I've never tried to make them and I doubt we have that mix around here. I'll have to check once I'm across the lake in NY state in the spring Yum! And I love the sound of a good strong cup of coffee with it.

Your roosters are adorable too...
I hope you've been really well and having a great day.
*hugs*
Judi

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

BJ, Thanks for visiting my site ... and following. I'm following you back .. .and I've visited your site before, but hadn't noticed that you had 10 grands. How wonderful! I have just Miss Phoebe and she's probably all I'll get, so I'm spoiling her enough for ten kids! Thanks for sharing and reminding me that it is just about time for me to make my annual batch of Mardi Gras beignets!

xinex said...

Your French table is absolutely adorable, BJ. Now you are making me want to go to New Orleans to get some beignets from Cafe du Monde. Love your tiered tray, it's Mac Kenzie Child's, right?...Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful Frenchy table BJ! Do those beignets and a big ole cup of DD coffee sound like a great way to start the day or what-enjoy:@)

Sherry said...

Oh what a pretty French table BJ! Love the dessert plates. I also love that book. It is one of my favorites!
The beignets are the best. They look fabulous! Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

Donnie said...

You had me from the start but the beignets took me over the top. Love them but have never made them myself. Beautiful post.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a truly lovely Frenchy table you have set. Love the plates with the grapes! I also love beignets and will look for that mix. No one's can beat Cafe Du Monde! Thanks for joining JFF this week!! hugs, Linda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a beautiful table...I would never guess those aren't placemats! I love the French look and I think my table this week had a bit of that going on as well...it just wasn't intentional! I love that Beignet mix. I haven't had it for a while, but it makes the best!

Queenie said...

Beautiful table setting Bj! Those beignets of yours make me hungry for some...brings back memories of a vacation we took a couple of times over to New Orleans...we sat at the Cafe Du Monde and ate those...thanks for bringing back memories for me...maybe I'll have to look for that mix you have mentioned...wonder if I could pull off making them...
Big hugs,
Queenie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That's a friday's favorite for sure:-)

Teresa said...

I have a box of Cafe du Monde Beignet Mix in my pantry and now I want to make some. I have to wait until the weekend though. No sweets for me during the week so I'll have to stare at your screen and enjoy the sweet scenery. Your French table accents are very pretty.

Jane said...

I do love that mix. I'm going to need to his the cajun grocer online and order more... I have been making beignets from scratch, trying different recipes. Some have been fabulous, others were good for the trash. They are a favorite with my son and his friends.
Jane (artfully graced)

Beverly said...

I want some - right now. I've been knocking at your door. Please let me in.

Everything looks so pretty and so delicious.

I hope to see you tomorrow for Pink Saturday.♥

Michelle said...

Well....you can just pack it all up with the donuts and express mail it to me today! Happy weekend.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a lovely tablescape! And, I love your quote below your banner!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm having a cup of coffee right now and I sure do wish I had one of those delicious looking beignets to go with it. Merci beaucoup!

From the Kitchen said...

Hey B.J., I want to sit down at that beautiful table setting, have several beignets and I'd like a little chicory in my coffee please. We can spend all afternoon talking and eating and sipping.

Best,
Bonnie

Zondra Art said...

Gorgeous table BJ!!!
I'm very hungry now,mmm...:))
Kisses and happy weekend dear.

Angi said...

Girl, those pastries look yummy-licious!

Amy said...

Really beautiful tablescaps! What a lovely daughter and friend who share those good finds with you. :) Love your desserts too. Thanks for sharing.

Amy
http://utry.it

Scribbler said...

I am putting those beignets on my shopping list! We haven't had them for quite a while, and it is supposed to be colder (a bit) this weekend. I enjoyed your pretty table, too.

PEA said...

Ok something isn't right here. I'm French and yet my tablescapes never look this good! lol Everything looks beautiful as always and I'm forever in awe of how much care you put into even the smallest detail. As for those beignets, ooh la la, I'll be right over!!! xoxo

Cathy said...

Oh>>>>>>is all I can say, beautiful table and beignets. can't wait for home delivery could bring them to Texas <:)

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...love the roosters. I also love beignets with chicory coffee.