A Brunch For {Ma Belle Soeur}

Growing up, I was the only girl with four brothers for company! So I know when I am lucky enough to find amazing sisters-in-spirit (you know who you are!). Recently one of my very favorites, Michele, came to visit me from the East Coast. She and I are planning out the details of our upcoming shopping, design, antiquing and flea marketing trips in France. Michele grew up in France and is a professional traveler, and we are both quite passionate about all things francaise, so ours is a partnership made in heaven. I am very lucky to have a sister-in-law like her!

So it seemed only fitting while she was here to use some of my most cheerful little flea market finds for our outdoor working brunches. This is the table before the coffee, croissants and confiture.

Please come and join us! Smell that coffee!

these are delft plates I found at a market in Amsterdam;
I especially love the one celebrating peace after WWI

this is a collection of blue and yellow flea market finds set out
for a lovely brunch to inspire us to work on our tours of France

the teapot looks a little like Belleek, it's not, but I love it; the silver
is Tiffany, spoons Mikimoto and an English tea tin;
nectarines nestle in a chicken wire "bowl" just for fun

this lovely Moustiers vase is one of a pair found at a flea market
in Provence several years ago; flowers are all
from my garden and feature the bloom of an artichoke we
let go too long...they are so beautiful when you forget to pick them!

our little spread includes wonderful china cups and a very cool
silver star plate found at a local garage sale and the yellow birdcage
from a flea market says "Provence" quite loudly!


If you are so inclined (we weren't) you can make your own glorious croissants. It's a project (I made them once myself in France!), but you will knock the socks off your family and friends when you present these delectable morsels fresh from your own oven!

Visit La Cerise for wonderful reading about croissants and well-thought-out recipes! And be sure to let us know how they turn out!! Bon appetit!



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