Like A Morning In France

flowers in the sink

It all started with some full blown spray roses from the market early one morning when.
the weather here in Miami was pretty much Chamber Of Commerce perfection. I had them soaking in the sink while I went about preparing a quick breakfast, since I hadn’t had a chance to eat before I went out to shop. The fresh flowers, the smell of croissants.


french flower market
I started dreaming about my trip to France last spring and wish that I was back once again.
french market basket filled with flowers
Since no one has yet to figure out a way to teleport us to the places that we would choose on any given day I decided to live the French life…at least for a short morning excursion.
French bistro chair
It’s all about the joie de vivre, so I brought my flowers in a French market basket and my petit déjeuner down by the water that is behind our home and take my time. As the French often do in taking meals.
Truth be told I don’t often have the time to do this, but I’ve really needed to refresh my creative soul lately and have been feeling a little stale. Taking some time for one’s self I think is crucial to not only creatives, but to everyone. Being out in nature does it for me every time.
Sitting out on the dock a couple of boats passed by as I sat and had my coffee, breakfast and read the Sunday New York Times. I just may have been working on my tan too, soaking up the sun {key, Sheryl Crow:~}…
limoges tea cup with roses
The teacup is one of a set that I picked up some years ago at a flea market.
antique limoges china
I’m joining with 5 other bloggers to bring you this French Country Design Series.


Waking Up to Croissants and Coffee -


Once a month we’ll post as a group our unique perspectives on a common theme, and this is the first of our three month series, “Morning, Noon and Night”. I invite you to enjoy the wonderful posts below evoking a French Country Morning…
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Cedar Hill French Breakfast
Waking Up to Croissants and Coffee -
French Country Cottage Bedroom
Housepitality Designs French Morning
Maison de Pax French Breakfast Bistro Table

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  1. Pam Richardson says:

    Janet, how perfectly lovely! Brings back my special memories of our trips to France! Pam @ Everyday Living

  2. Janet, how utterly beautiful! I truly envy the sunny warm weather you have and how wonderful that you've taken perfect advantage of it and created this delightful scene. Sometimes it's hard to remember why we don't do this every day… 😉

  3. Botanic Bleu says:

    Très français! Now I know why 'morning' was in the title of so many posts on my sidebar today. 🙂 You have such a tranquil spot to enjoy a quiet moment. I loved all of your photos.


  4. Cheryl Porada says:

    What a great morning! Good for you!

  5. Very pretty as always Janet!

  6. What a wonderful way to begin the day! Soothing to the soul before the pace picks up!

  7. Anita at Cedar Hill says:

    What a beautiful spot to enjoy the beginning of a day. Beautiful!!