Monday, August 6, 2012

A little French cafe

I’ve been having fun for the last 3 days…. working at my sister’s gift shop. She has gone to Melbourne with her husband buying new giftware and I’ve been in charge of their gift shop, nursery and coffee shop. Friday was one of their busiest days ever…. I was exhausted!! I don’t need to work in the cafe too much (which I am glad about!) but I did need to keep the gift shop and nursery running while the others were busy. I have been making new displays and today I’m showing you the little ‘French Cafe’ I set up in the window. I gathered up anything that ‘looked French’. You know, black wrought iron, Eiffel Towers, wire cloches and anything else I could find to bring the display together.
As you can see, we had just had a lovely shower of rain. We have had the driest July for many, many years so today’s rain was very welcome.
I have one more day to work (Thursday) to finish off and find homes for all those little things that don’t seem to belong! There always seen to be lots of those left at the end of the day!  

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I’m off to my ‘real job’ at school tomorrow and Wednesday so I’m hoping for a couple of more relaxing days!!
Suzy

26 comments:

Ruth S. Macotela said...

Everything turned out fantastic, well done Suzy!

xoxo
Ruth

Brenda said...

You set a BEAUTIFUL table and window setting!! I'm sure it looks very inviting from the street. I would LOVE to rummage through this shop.
Good job!!
smile...
Brenda

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I would want to buy everything while working there. Gorgeous. I love the glass jars with the bird lids. So pretty!

Jo said...

That would be so much fun to me,working/display in this great shop,I visiting from TTT.

Zaa said...

What a delightful place to work and pay ...Some great decorating ideas here... I need to ponder the pictures over a cup of tea( ha Ha)...thanks for sharing... Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I love it, Suzy! Anything with a French flair, I really like. Eiffel Towers, wrought iron, script inspired anything, love it all! Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Stephanie said...

This looks like a cute shop. I would love to be a guest arranger there. What fun to make all those beautiful displays. Nice job.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your window display table is very pretty! I'm sure your sister will love it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This looks fabulous!! I would love to shop there.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love this table scape. I will take one of each please. Especially the Eiffel Tower.

Texas Tea Party said...

You have creative talent and the display is beautiful. The shop is in good hands and the french tablescape is a perfect by the window!

Pam

Marlis said...

I hope you get to help out frequently.. your eye for display is very keen.. Great table. I love every piece.. xo marlis

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful French table. Everything looks wonderful.

Jen said...

It's beautiful! Love that you allowed the napkins to overflow the plates and the colors are so serene...this display would definitely bring me in for a closer look :~)

Sarah said...

Well this is a fun post! I like your French Cafe table and especially like the creative shots you took.

Dawna said...

Your window display would stop me in my tracks if I was passing by.

The Tablescaper said...

It sure sounds like you've been busy. Love your table!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

So much fun rearranging and you did a great job on that table. Very pretty and Frenchy!...Christine

Marigene said...

Great table...♥ the cool Eifel Tower candle holder.

My Little Home and Garden said...

You created a great French display!

SavannahGranny said...

Great Frenchy table! I love the tour and the adorable tea towels. I do believe there is a similar graphic over at Graphics Fairy. I looked at it and would love to do something like that. This table makes you want to sit, chat and sip coffee.
Thanks for sharing. Ginger

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this creative French table on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love all the wonderful things you put together to have that European touch!


Jody

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Great job Suzy! I can just imagine how much fun you had - she could hire you to do displays :)
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Style Sisters said...

I highlighted your gorgeous tablescape on my blog tonight ...thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing this with us!
Karin

Kathleen said...

You did a great job!
Thanks for being a part of Let's Dish!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm a bit tardy, but wanted to leave you a note that you are featured on Potpourri Friday at 2805!