Thursday, September 20, 2012

Peggy Went to Paris

On Monday I had a dinner party with the staff from Bolts in the Bathtub. The occasion? Peggy had been to Paris earlier in the year and was going to give us a slide show of the trip.




The candles are lit and the guests are about to arrive.



Three layers of Eiffel Tower plates and pink & brown towers on cream napkins.


There was a sneak peek at the napkins in my Napkins - Part 1 post last month. The silverware is set à la française.


A special dinner plate for the guest of honor. I only have six place settings of the tower, so this worked out well.

My friend Nancy B purchased it for me as a gift the first year she taught at Bolts. We love to look for Frenchie stuff together.




Of course there was a cheese plate.


Various desserts were laid out on the sideboard. Along with my pink Eiffel Tower. You can just barely see it on the left. I think I might be time to paint it black or white.


Coconut macaroons in an antique covered crystal, it had belonged to Stephanie Slater, a sweet and loving woman who passed away years ago. The salt & pepper shakers on the table were also hers.


A trio of sweet bites from the freezer section of Trader Joe’s. Vanilla meringues under glass and Ferrero Rocher chocolates await the dessert hour.


Macarons à la  parisienne in the shadow of the pink Eiffel.



One of Peggy’s slide show pictures. A beautiful day in Paris.

Peggy's Eifel

Stitch at you Soon,

Parisienne cast :
Dinnerware - 222 Fifth, City Scenes, TJ Maxx 2 yrs ago
France Plate – TJ Maxx – 3 yrs ago
Dessert Plates – Anthropologie clearance 5 yrs ago

Stemware – Monroe Aria – Wedding gifts
Flatware – Farberware
Votives – Hand painted by a local artist
Towers – Home Goods & TJ Maxx ages ago
Flower Vase – Longaberger Master’s Series

Linking to :Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish
Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday


  1. Oh I am so in love with this table!!! I am going to Paris sometime next year (my first ever trip abroad) and I am beyond excited. I love those napkins! Did you make them? Oh so cute!!! Makes me want to set another Parisian table...I've done a couple already. Loved it all!

  2. Thank you Linda, yes I made the napkins. I did a post on my napkins recently, if you click on the link you can see my collection. Thanks for following me. Hugs, Dawna

  3. What a lovely table...the centerpiece is awesome as are the napkins.

  4. Ooh lala! Beautiful table, Dawna! I love the centerpiece and it goes so well with the lovely plates. Gorgeous all around!...Christine

  5. What a pretty table! I love the mirror undrr the tower, and the napkins are so pretty!

  6. Love this setting which I am just viewing for the first time. Lovely and I need those napkins. Just have to find the fabric somewhere.....

    Bien fait chere princesse!


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