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04 March, 2009

Breakfast at the Château de Lunéville...Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday

Because I played with both my dishes and my food...lol... I am doing a twofer this week and participating in two events! Tablescape Thursday is brought to you by our hostess with the mostest...Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to visit her blog to see another one of her gorgeous tablescapes and to find the list of this week's participants!


Foodie Friday is hosted by our dear friend Gollum at Designs by Gollum. Be sure to visit to see what she has cooked up this week and to see a list of the participants!

I am asking you to really stretch your imagination this week! Will you do that?? Pretend that we are at the Château de Lunéville in Lunéville, France, instead of chez moi...my humble abode...OK?? Because this week, I am so excited to be featuring............


...my Lunéville china!!!!! Yes, dear friends, I've finally gone and done it! I bought myself some Lunéville china! And I am blaming it all on my friend Bo at Blinks 'N Winks from Brown-Eyes! She did a post showing the china and brought back some beautiful memories of my visit to the chateau at Lunéville. And I am also giving credit to my dear friend Pat from MicasaStyle, who planted the seed for my tablescape with her wonderful ideas!!


My co-hostess tonight is Miss Isabella who is filling in for Baby Kitty. He is in Scotland for a golfing vacation as a part of his benefits package. It has always been his dream to play the course at St. Andrews!


Is your imagination in gear? We are having a petit déjeuner français...a French-style breakfast...at the Château de Lunéville! In France, breakfast basically consists of bread, butter and jam and I have thrown in some fruit for good measure! However, the real star of the tablescape is my Lunéville china!


I found it at a bargain price at a flea market in Kennesaw, Georgia! I was strolling by a booth with my friend Linda at Nina's Nest when I saw these plates....can it be??? Yes!!! It is!! My palms got sweaty and I squealed with joy when I saw this!!! It's the Strasbourg pattern...often called Old Strasbourg. Obviously, this is not antique since it is dishwasher safe...lol...but it is a modern reproduction of an antique pattern. It is not actually china, but faïence...tin glazed pottery.



At Pat's suggestion, I am using pink tulips as the centerpiece. I placed them in a pink swirled glass vase.



Old Strasbourg comes in two designs...rose and tulip. I will show you the rose first. This is the soup bowl...I love the little flowers decorating the rim!


Here is the dinner plate...


...the cup and saucer...


...and the bread and butter plate.


And here is my favorite...the tulip design! Do you see how beautiful it looks with the pink tulips? Is your heart racing?? Mine is!!


Here is the soup bowl...



...and the dinner plate...



I love the morning glory on the rim!



Here are the cup and saucer...



...and the bread and butter plate. Aren't they gorgeous???


I used my crystal goblets with my battenburg lace placemats and napkins because I like the way the goblets reflect the design in the lace.


I also used my mom's Silver Flutes flatware by Towle. I like its simplicity since I didn't want to detract from the china.


Our breakfast consists of croissants with buttter and strawberry jam along with some fruit. I scooped the butter with a melon baller and put it in little glass votive holders.


I am serving the strawberries and blueberries in a pink depression glass bowl that also belonged to my mom. I am afraid my new obsession is becoming pink depression glass! It's not always easy to find. This one has such a delicate pattern.


The croissants are in another of her pink depression glass bowls. This one has a larger raised rose pattern that matches the plates!!


Here are my new loves...my pink Cubiste creamer and sugar bowl! I love the way all the facets catch the light! The marmalade jar has an interesting pattern, too.

I had to add this ironstone pitcher that I found on the clearance aisle at Marshalls. It was calling to me as I walked by and I grabbed it before anyone else saw it! I love its very frenchy handle! It reminds me of a big old-fashioned French coffee pot!


And there you have it...my breakfast at the Château de Lunéville! I hope you enjoyed it! Please continue your tour de tablescapes by visiting Susan and your gastronomical tour of blogland by visiting Gollum! Enjoy!!!

92 comments:

  1. Debbie...this is beautiful! Lot of folks seem to be thinking tulips this week! :-) Your Luneville china is gorgeous...I love the tulip the best, too! Love the depression glass...it is soooo delicate and beautiful with your china! Will you store your new Luneville on your hutch...too pretty to pack away! Susan

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  2. darling post, but your little kitty stole the show!

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  3. Debbie, I love your new dishes. I want to buy some fancy dishes. They don't have to be china. I love your tulips. I miss blogging. I've been very busy. I hope to start posting again really soon. Hugs, Terrie

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  4. How did Baby Kitty gets his golf clubs through security?? And a better question is...there's a flea market in Kennesaw?? Where?? I love the dish's you must have been excited when you found them...always nice to stumble upon a good find...

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  5. Your dishes are so beautiful! And the tulip is so pretty. Aren't you lucky you have so many neat shops there...Christine

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  6. Hi Debbie,
    Your new Luneville china is exquisite. Pure elegance.
    ~Beautiful Spring tablescape with the Pink tulips.

    Isabella is absolutely gorgeous by the way. She has the most beautiful face I have ever seen on a cat.
    Do not tell my baby boy Chestnut I just said that I'd be in trouble. LOL!

    I'm going to post a recipe for Foodie Friday. I think you may have heard of it. Poulet'? HEHE!

    Have a wonderful evening.
    ~Melissa :)

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  7. Oh Debbie your table is beautiful girl...I love your new Luneville and your mama pink depression glass WOW!! its all so spring like just lovely Debbie 5* form me..Oh wait a minute wrong show...thanks for sharing ..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. Miss Isabella has been the perfect assistant this week! Baby Kitty better cut his little golf excursion short! hee hee hee! ☺

    Debbie, I have to agree, the tulips won. I was on the fence till I saw the dinner plate! They're gorgeous! I bet you giggled all the way to the car with them! ♥

    Diane

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  9. The dishes are beautiful...the tulips are perfect!

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  10. Again a beautiful set table Debbie. Your new china is so beautiful and the tulips are perfect with it of course.

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  11. Miss Isabella looks like she's got everyone at the table watching their P's & Q's! LOve your china Debbie...it's beautiful and love the setting!

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  12. That china is so lovely. And the pink tulips look beautiful with it. It's all very elegant, and I love the battenburg tablecloth.
    Did Miss Isabella enjoy her position as your assistant this week? She's so cute.
    Have a great weekend. :) Brenda

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  13. Hi Debbie,
    I knew that your Luneville china would just look gorgeous by themselves, with not too many "accessories" so you can appreciate their beauty. The pink tulips are just perfect. If there was a rating system of 1 to 10 I would have to give you an 11 !!!!!!!!! You are the best!
    Love ya,
    Pat

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  14. I usually go for the roses - but I agree -- those tulips are beautiful! I love pink depression glass too -- your breakfast looks wonderful! I believe I'll join you!

    Martha

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  15. Great post! I am going to look up Luneville and see how far of a drive it is! That Chateau is amazing, have you been there before? I would love any insider scoops on your travels in France, what an amazing place to explore!!

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  16. Oh I'm so envious. Your china is to die for...esp. the tulip pattern. I love pink Depression and your Sharon bowl is just perfect.

    JudyBug

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  17. I agree the tulips are perfect with your beautiful new china. I have similar sugar bowls and I also like how the light catches all the cubes. Lovely table.

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  18. Debbie this is gorgeous! I'm so happy that you found that china, it's just perfect for you. And when did you get the sugar and creamer? The tulips are the perfect centerpiece. And PLEASE do not let Baby Kitty tell Sax about his benefits package - hers includes fresh litter and a recent upgrade in food lol! Hugs, Kathy

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  19. Hi Debbie...I really felt as though I was having breakfast at the Château de Lunéville..
    the tulip is also my favorite, but I sure wouldn't turn down the rose pattern...The entire tablescape complimented the "stars of the show" beautifully. (Thanks for the nod my way too--you're a honey!) ;-) Bo

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  20. Debbie, those dishes did make my heart race!!!! Everything is absolutely beautiful. The tulips are a perfect centerpiece. :D Jewel

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  21. Oh! The Luneville dishes are so pretty! I love the pink. Yes, we can imagine your heart when you found them. It's even fun to turn the plate over and read that label. The pink tulips as centerpiece draw people in - they are lovely. A melting shade of pink. Love that pitcher from Marshall's!

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  22. My! The Luneville dishes are lovely. Yes, we can imagine your heart when you found them. It is even fun to turn them over to see the label. Love the tulips as centerpiece. Prettiest shade of pink! Love the white pitcher too.

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  23. Oh everything is so beautiful, lucky you!

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  24. WOW... so pretty! Everything is so nicely laid out, Great find with the dishware, new or not, they're just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! ~Katy

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  25. Wow Debbie! I'm so happy you found your "china" treasures! The whole table is beautiful! Thank you for showing the closeups of each piece and the details! Now just how did you get the "above" shot?! Were you standing on a chair?! Your plates remind me of my own china Havilland "Marjolaine". One of these days I'm going to join this tablescaping Thursday! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

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  26. Hi Deb,
    I'm just making the rounds before I head out. Your Luna China is so exquisite it looks edible! LOL. Fabulous table as usual and the fresh berries and creme are the crowning touch. I bet we are about the same age (shhh, I'm 52) hehe, HAGD, Cindy

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  27. I love your tablescape...I love your new dishes, the tulips, the pink depression ware and the fresh berries!
    Leanne

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  28. Debbie... beautiful... tulips are the flower of the day no doubt... did you go to France immediately after leaving the luncheon? LOL...
    blessings. Dixie

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  29. Good lord Debbie, I heard you all the way here in Indiana when you bought those beautiful dishes. You got a really pretty tablesitting there dear girlfriend. Wow, China like that don't last very long in the antique shops; you where at the right place at the right time. This tablscape is so lovely and the flowers are awesome!

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  30. What a pretty 'tulip' table and now you have made me hungry. Cute kitty too!
    Pass the strawberries, please...
    Blessings, Candy

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  31. OH MY...gorgeous dishes...do NOT tell me where you found them!

    (sigh) I am NOT coming back tomorrow for FF...or I will....buy something!

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  32. Oh Debbie, that is so much fun and I love having breakfast in France, such a great time. Your new china is just gorgeous and I love the depression glass with it. So pretty.

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  33. Wow, Debbie what a great post. Between the music, the grounds at the chateau, the beautiful dishes and the yummiest petit dejouner, you had me in FRANCE!

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  34. Be still my heart! Debbie, this is beautiful!

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  35. I love how involved your kitties always are in your tablescapes! It's so cute :).

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  36. Oooooo! Your Luneville china is so beautiful, and so delicate. I love the pattern. I also love your tablescape. Everything compliments the china so perfectly. Your rose depression glass is lovely...and goes so well with you dishes. I love 'visiting' your home and your table settings!
    Blessings,
    Wendy

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  37. Love that ironstone pitcher! And on clearance?! My kinda find. The dishes are gorgeous and I love seeing more tulips. Matches wonderfully. All together an elegant tablescape. Ya'll are really making me want to try my hand at it!!! LOL

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  38. I love tulips too! My absolute favorite flower next to daisies. Congratulations on your spectacular finds and beautiful table setting! I am enjoying la petit dejeuner francais and find Miss Isabella a delightful breakfast companion. Please pass the jam Isabella!

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  39. I must say my favorite plates are the tulip pattern as well. Of course Miss Isabelle is precious and looks to have impeccable manners.

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  40. I had a letter written and you ?;profile thingy ate it".I'll try again.I know how very long you have waited for this china.I am so happy for you.And I love the depression glass.It's lovely.And I want that tureen of yours.ha...Ann

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  41. Oh Deb.I donot know French,but you can improvise.It is Magnificent,the french word for that!I won't dare try to spell it,but you know what I mean.And I adore that depression glass.And What calls my name is your tureen sitting in the background.I am on the hunt for one I can afford.Whatch out.I maybe visting soon,ha.I am so glad you found this,just for you.You wanted it so badly.Congrats,dear...Ann

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  42. How pretty, I am so jealous...the dishes are beautiful, and the tulips, beau!

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  43. Debbie - the dishes are gorgeous - I love the tulip one also. The hunt is always great , but the FIND there's nothing like it!

    I was happy to see Miss Isabella behaving like any young lady should! lol

    Beautiful post! (Food too)

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  44. Ahh, be still my heart! I love your Luneville china, I'm sooo jealous!!

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  45. Oh Debbie, oh yes sweaty palms and my heart would of been racing... oh girl what a treasure. I love this pattern and yes the tulips are my favorite too. I just adore the whole table.. Wonderful... Love, Cindy

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  46. Oh, Debbie, I'm so happy for you getting these new beautiful dishes! I love them too, especially the tulip patterned ones. Your table is ever so frenchie and your food looks delicious!
    Just beautiful as always, friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  47. Ok, I am hungry and envious! Love all the photos! Beautiful choice for today. I had a great time looking at all of them...
    Sorry for the late visit, we had no internet since 12:30 this morning.

    Have a great Thursday!

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  48. Gorgeous! that faience is stunning... love it.
    How lucky to find it when you did!
    Cass

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  49. You must be in the mood for Spring! I love your pink tulips and they look lovely with your china! Oh, and those strawberries...YUM Love, Paula

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  50. Debbie, I am still trying to breath! That china is SO exquisite! Your table is absolutely gorgeous with the pink Depression ware and the lovely sugar and creamer. The tulips are lovely. BUT, THAT CHINA!!! I am in love with that china! laurie
    Oh, your food looks delicious too!

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  51. Oh my goodness!! I'm on LOVE!! Seriously in love!! I will now be on the treasure hunt for these beautiful dishes! No wonder you were so thrilled to find them! And obviously they were meant to be yours! *winks* Don't ya just love that feeling! Ooohhh and that ironstone pitcher is wonderful too! *drip drool* Vanna

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  52. I loved reading the story of how these dishes came to be. Your food looks great, too. You know I am crazy about your dishes. I have researched English china, but I know nothing about the pottery and china of France. This is wonderfully fun and educational. I am drinking this up! I know you must have been the best French teacher ever. Hugs, hugs, hugs,
    G

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  53. I gave you an award on my blog today. Please accept!

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  54. Your new dishes are so pretty. And the tulips make a wonderful centerpiece. I just love tulips.
    ~Bettye

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  55. Your post today may qualify you for the Blue Ribbon! The winner's trophy! The Gold Medal! Truly lovely china, the tablescape and the food! I can't believe you mentioned Kennesaw ... my most treasured cake plate came from a flea market there in the late 90's. My mother was visiting and bought it for me ... it's bright red!

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  56. Me again...just back to say Luneville china has such a nice sheen to it...sort of like icing almost...you know...the kind you make with confectioners sugar. I love that sheen/shine. I need to learn more about it and this amazing Chateau. When I was in Douceur de France today...all the men around me were speaking French...as was the employee...I was lost but soooo enjoying being lost. LOL

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  57. Debbie, you and Miss Isabella are the perfect hosts! Your table is beautiful, and your Luneville china perfection....isn't it great to be able to treat yourself once in a while with something you truly love and will cherish! Thanks ...I'll be over early for breakfast tomorrow, that looks wonderful.
    xo Lidy

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  58. I love your new china! It's so pretty! I love the flower pattern on it. Sooo delicate. I also like how you put the pink depression glass with it. Every thing is just beautiful!

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  59. Every single bit of this is just to die for. Those lovely dishes are just fabulous..I love the flatware, the goblets, the flowers, the placemats...the breakfast looks delicious...it is all just PERFECT...and, I WANT SOME OF THOSE DISHES....
    xo bj

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  60. I love your new dishes, how wonderful they look with the pink tulips! I love the pink deprsssion glass! Your table is just lovely! I so excited you found this pattern!

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  61. Hi Debbie!
    Thanks so much for coming by today.
    I did post our easy poulet'.

    What a great story about Isabella. I'm with you.... I can never understand poor animal care.
    I get sooo sad about it.
    I am so happy she has you for a Mama.
    Lucky girl!

    The croissants and berries all look delish! MMMM..
    ~Melissa ;)

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  62. Congratulations on the acquisition! Your table is beautiful. I have those placemats and HATE to iron them :)

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  63. What a wonderful find with your china! It's so fun when we get surprises like that!

    I'd love a crescent roll- please and lots of butter! THank you kindly!

    blessings
    mary

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  64. What was that Calgon commercial from years ago? Calgon....take me away. Well you've definitely taken me away to that lovely chateau in France!
    Elaine :)

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  65. Chère Debbie,
    Je me rappelle que tu m'as demandé si tu dois acheter ces assiettes....alors, c'est évident...elles sont magnifiques! Et la reste de la table....formidable! La semaine avec les petits était super....et oui, à lundi à La RDC....oh, que veut dire "mdr"? Je suis un peu stupide....Linda

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  66. BEAUTIFUL STUNNING SUPERLATIVE I LOVE IT.

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  67. TALKING OF CHATEAU...WOULDN'T YOU JUST LOVE THIS...UP FOR SALE...http://holidaychateau.blogspot.com/

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  68. Hi Debbie,
    Your table is so refreshing. I love your china. What a beautiful pattern. The pink tulips are wonderful. Alot of tulips this week it seems. As always, you have such elegant taste. See ya soon.
    Warmly,
    Alisa

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  69. Debbie, What a wonderful table for spring. Oh your dishes look magnificent on your table. I'm so glad you snatched them up..I love your pink depression glass as well.. Your crossiant looks delicious girl.. I've extra butter with a few more strawberries please.. I sure wish we had a Marshalls around here.. your ironstone pitcher is stellar...hugs ~lynne~

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  70. Those croissants are still calling my name!

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  71. Hi Debbie! I see you found a match for your creamer., or sugar...which was it? haha! The table & food served looks delicious! I wanted you to know I posted today for Foodie Friday and added the Emmas attic virtual shopping tour on it too. The plates I told you about are on there, if you think you're interested you'll want to call her and ask her to hold them aside., since I mentioned she'll ship. Just wanted to give you first dibs on it if you like them. 4 at $7.95...many other things showcased you might like too. I am under the weather today trying to get a cold. (drats) Oh...and I showed the B/White Toile set on the tour too...she may be interested in selling the window treatments only...you could ask. AuRevoir~ ~CC Catherine

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  72. I am in love with your new dishes. How gorgeous and a great find for a good price. Love, love, love.

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  73. Now you need Gorham's Strasbourg silverware to match the name of your china pattern ;) It's a family name and I am fortunate to have the silver pattern. Your dishes are lovely and what a wonderful memento of your trip.

    Thank you for a lovely breakfast!

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  74. Those dishes are wonderful! Now I'm longing for a breakfast in France. Enjoyed your pink depression glass. I used to have a bunch, then got rid of it, now wish I had it back!! Have a great weekend. Sally

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  75. I loved this post!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! Beautiful tablescape!!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Lilly

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  76. I'll tell you where my Goodwill is if you tell me where you got these gorgeous dishes LOL!! They're just beautiful!

    It looks like you guys had a wonderful time! I told Sue that it was too far for me to drive (I hate driving). Maybe next time!

    Manuela

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  77. Hello Debbie...

    Ohh..you know that saying, "Calgon take me away"? Well after viewing your post, I was saying, "French breakfast, take me away to Luneville"!!! Your photos of Luneville are absolutely gorgeous...I'd love to visit there someday!!!

    Girlfriend, I'm just elated for you!!! Luneville china!!! That is totally awesome!!! And they are fabulous...I just love this pretty pattern...the colors, the flowers...ahhhh!!! Your tablescape is beautiful and I love those pink tuleps!!! Breakfast looks yummy...please pass me a croissant!!!

    It is always such a treat when you visit over at my place...thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on Beautiful Bunny and my Tea Rose bedroom!!!

    Have a great weekend, Sweetie!
    Love ya,
    Chari

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  78. I want to have breakfast at that Chateau... GORGEOUS! Your table looks great... love the tulips and tulips on the plates! And of course the host at the table is ADORABLE!

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  79. Your Lunéville china is beautiful. The pink tulips are such a nice touch. Also, the Cubiste creamer and sugar really set things off. Lovely post!
    Sweetie

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  80. Yes, the plates are gorgeous!! You always have such pretty settings. And, your co-hosts are so enjoyable.

    Have a great weekend, Nicole

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  81. Your new plates are pretty. But, what I really love are those tulips (my favorite flower). They are beautiful w/ the dishes. Hope Baby Kitty enjoys his blog-cation.

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  82. I can see Isabella is very proud of the job she is doing! Just as she should be. That is a lovely table with your beautiful new dishes!

    ~Liz

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  83. Debbie,you really know how to create ambience,just lovely.Pat's suggestion of the tulips was perfect,I love them. I wish I had a croissant now and I also have to tell you the way you even arranged the berries is beautiful.
    ((hugs)) Cyndi

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  84. Gosh, I LOVE the Bach fugue, Miss Isabella in the chair, the pink tulips, and your china. What a feast for the eyes!

    All the best, Lana

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  85. Oh how I enjoyed my breakfast here Debbie! Now Miss Isabella kept me very good company but she kept trying to lick my butter as I was swabbing my croissant! :-)
    Your new dishes are outa sight my friend! And the tulips make THE most perfect centerpiece! I love Love LOVE your depressions glass..especially the Cubiste sugar/creamer set!
    As always..your sense of humor makes my visit here so much fun!!!!! :-) Love ya! L~

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  86. Debbie, I'm late to the party, but I really enjoyed seeing your tablescape! It's wonderful, and I can see why you love those dishes. They are fabulous! And I think the pink tulips are the prefect touch. Isabella has such a human face. She looks like she could start talking and actually speak French. ;-) [I would say English, but this is, after all, a French breakfast!]

    Great job!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  87. DEAR DEBBIE AND CO-HOSTESS ISABELLA,
    I DON'T KNOW HOW I MISSED YOUR BEAUTIFUL TABLESCAPE....I KEPT LOOKING FOR A PINK SATURDAY POST AND WOW--------
    YOUR CHINA IS BEAUTIFUL, DEBBIE. YOUR WHOLE SETTING COULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN A LITTLE FRENCH VINEYARD FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH. SO VERY, VERY PRETTY.
    THAT PRECIOUS PICTURE OF MISS ISABELLA NEEDS TO BE IN A FRAME.
    ANDY PANDY CAME THROUGH AND WHISTLED HUMBLY AND RESPECTFULLY AT HER. HE IS A GENTLEMAN, EVEN THOUGH MIMI'S GIRLS THINKS HE IS A KITTY-HUNK.
    ALL JOKING ASIDE THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL TABLE....BEAUTIFUL CHINA AND THE FOOD LOOKS GREAT.
    HUGS
    debbie

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  88. The faience is gorgeous and so is your tulip centerpiece. What a treasure you found!!

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  89. Well isn't this just a lovely tablescape! Yay for new china! I am glad to hear I am not the only one who's heart misses a beat when they see new china.

    I love the dishes and the pink tulips. Scooping the butter with a melon baller and putting it into votives is really quite elegant. Four stars for that one! I like using depression glass as serving bowls/trays. I have quite a few myself and was wondering what to use them for and now I know.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful table and and all of those wonderful little tips!

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  90. Gorgeous dinnerware! I'm sooooo still on the hunt for dishes and now I'll be sure to keep and eye out for these! Nancy

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  91. Debbie, here I am months later visiting this beautiful post. The Lunéville faience is wonderful, and even more so that you found it so unexpectedly. Love the tulips! Thanks for sending me this link, and thank you for sharing the information about the plates that are at the French Legation Museum. I think you are absolutely right on with your identification. I thought they were probably from the eastern region of France. You have a beautiful table setting here. I know it must be a real treat to enjoy a meal with these French treasures. ~ Sarah

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie