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With all the rushing around and cooking for Easter, Bob and I wanted a very quiet breakfast for the two of us for my birthday last weekend. I wanted a very simple and cozy tablescape – nothing fancy. I decided I would use my “Bon Appetit” dishes and mugs and that reminds me of Paris.
So off we go to “April in Paris”…
Whenever you see paper goods or home decor with a Parisian theme, it seems that the colors are always black, white and pink. Since the dishes are black and white, all I needed to take out was the pink tablecloth.
So the tablecloth and dishes are done, now I needed a charger and flatware. I chose a black charger to highlight the plates and black flatware to match the charger.
Looking at the “Bon Appetit” knife and fork design on the dishes reminded me that I have napkins with a similar pattern that I bought in Pier I last year; so I added them to the tablescape as well.
To continue the Parisian theme, I added nickel fleur de lis napkin rings.
I used my white and silver coffee set from Fortunoff’s,
a Parisian theme trivet for the coffee pot
along with a Parisian themed tray to hold the creamer and sugar bowl.
Now to the best part, breakfast itself.
I chose a pink vintage glass cake plate (one of my favorites) to display macaroons (another favorite).
Unless you are baking your own, I think the best macaroons are by “LaPetite Macaron Company” and sold at Queen City Cupcakes in Patchogue, NY.
It’s very hard to make a flavor choice. Let’s see, there is pistachio, red velvet, lemon, hazelnut and salted caramel just to name a few. I am a “lemon girl” myself.
Every bite is a little taste of heaven.
To have a Parisian breakfast, you need more than macaroons, so we wanted croissants. Bob and I love the croissants from Williams Sonoma and I always have some in the freezer. They arrive frozen; you let them rise the night before you need them and bake for 15 minute in the morning and the house smells WONDERFUL !
It’s like waking up in a bakery. I always get the plain and chocolate assortment.
Try them; you will definitely be glad you did.
(If you really want to go one step further, Williams Sonoma also sells “croissonuts”.)
For a little fun, and to add to my Parisian theme, I placed a replica of the Eiffel Tower on a white ceramic cake plate to display the croissants.
I bought this replica a few years ago from Amazon and honestly, I don’t remember what I originally wanted to use it for. Now it has a purpose again.
I know this looks like a lot of pastry for two people for breakfast, but Bob and I will be snacking on these pastries for days. Wish you could join us.
All I need now is some juice and coffee, and breakfast is complete.
Bon Appetite ceramic dishes & mugs – from Crate and Barrel
Black charger – from Bed, Bath and Beyond
Fleur de lis napkin rings- from Bed, Bath and Beyond
Paris themed tray from Homegoods
Napkins from Pier I
Pink tablecloth from Linens and Things
White ceramic cake plate from Williams Sonoma
Pink vintage glass cake plate from Pier I
Eiffel Tower replica from Amazon
Black Cutlery from Bed, Bath and Beyond
“Paris” trivet from Amazon
White coffee set from Fortunoff
Croissants from Williams Sonoma
Macaroons from Queen City Cupcake, Patchogue, NY
Thank you for letting me share my “Parisian Birthday” breakfast table with you.
Next time, I will have a French Bistro tablescape for lunch with quiche and Croque Madame sandwiches.
Until my next post, stay well and make every day a celebration!
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