I love the romance of cafe life. Even if the cafe has to be at home. The Paris cafe life of the twenties began when starving artists living in unheated flats gathered to the social scene found in cozy warm little cafe's with all the comforts of home. Like hot coffee.
In our new century, cheap coffee is more likely to be found at home! And who has time for talking literature, art, and philosophy these days anyway? Well, bloggers do. We just don't do it all at the same time or around the same table!
So when you do get the chance for friends and talk at your own place, where better than the kitchen table? Potterybarn has made an industry of the concept. Aren't we all here because we're all out of our minds for pretty table stuff?
Staples for the cafe scene are white linen napkins, and lots of hefty ironstone. I'm using my thick new found vintage striped tablecloth.
These tall vintage tumblers are the largest I've seen and are perfect for water or tea and are tucked into a wicker basket with the Pellegrino.
A vintage lidded creamware tureen for the main offering.
More hefty vintage linen for the tea towels. Everyone should have piles of these.
Johnson Bros. Asiatic Pheasant transferware teacups.
My wall plate fetish shows on my kitchen walls too. Spanish cafes sometimes have whole walls filled with hanging blue plates. So of course some of mine are souvenirs. Some of my white pitcher collection is housed here too.
Glad you stopped over!
Ciao! for now!
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