Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Coffee, Tea or Chocolat?

Antique French Lait Bowls $28-49


Some even use these lovelies as cereal bowls, but we'd rather imagine sipping Café au Lait sitting along the Siene on Que de la Tournelle....adorned with gloves, beret and a small Moleskin notebook musing about the day's adventures...

After all, cafes are the heartbeat of Paris. Its living stage. Anyone who has sat more than 5 minutes at any café or bistro knows you are suddenly immersed into the Parisian way of life. And since these establishments don't follow trends, they are simply FRENCH CHIC.




I once knew a woman who'd pull her French tableware out, sip her coffee and then write out a postcard in the comfort of her front porch; she'd send that very postcard to herself which noted the approximate date and location of where she wanted to visit next. Dreams aliven the spirit!


Just brought back from France, Antique Lait Bowls in a variety of colors and sizes.
Available now at vintageweave.com

6 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love that story of the woman writing herself a post card!! :)

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks so much, not only for the lovely goods, but for the suggestions of the life well lived that comes along with the lovely goods!
I'm writing a postcard next.....

red ticking said...

ooooooohhhh i love the bols!!! i have a complete addiction to these beauties and own at least 80 of them... i know you and i will become fast friends...
love your blog... just darling... x pam

Cheryl said...

I have a small collection of vintage FR cafe au lait bowls...they are so lovely displayed on a shelf; but I also use the few that are in great condition to hold small items on my desk! I must revisit your webshop to see what you have in stock ;-)

Crystal said...

I just love your story about the postcard. It is so true about the Paris cafes being a living stage. My husband and I just love to grab a table at one and take in the
view and the people. I could sit there for hours. I just love your french finds.

Meander said...

oh I want to "muse about the day's adventures" in Paris SO badly! Thanks for the little trip down my own personal memory lane. (of course my last trip involved a lot more wine and crepes than latte, but that's a whole other story for another time). Big heart these bowls!