Once upon a time there was this girl.
And she hated mornings.
I mean hated mornings.
She was more of a night owl. 😉 But she figured out that with three little children who wake up fairly early and run at eight million miles per hour all day every day that it is seriously beneficial to her health, spiritual well being and – let’s face it – sanity if she can wake up before those little
balls of energy angels and have a little time for herself.
And so the tradition of the bistro table was born.
Each morning most days, this girl now rises before the little ones to drink coffee, eat breakfast, and read her Bible. And those days go so much more smoothly.
All jesting aside, this little spot has become my sanctuary in the mornings. And I’ve made
the least favorite part of my day mornings just a touch more pleasant by adding to this space some touches of my favorite place: Paris. These lampposts are one of my favorites (found in the outdoor section at Lowe’s years ago) because they remind me of the streets of Montmartre.
The little bistro table with my cafe au lait and plate of fruit or granola is so much more intimate (and reminiscent of cafe tables in Paris) than our large kitchen or dining room tables. And, naturally, fresh fruits and vegetables from our local marche when we lived there were always incredible.
I even added one of my photographs from the time we lived there – this one from Chartres (a gothic cathedral just outside of Paris).
Each morning, I curl up with a blanket in one of these old chairs and eat my breakfast at this little table (all inherited from my husband’s family). The sun rises just outside those windows, so my morning is illuminated literally and metaphorically while I have my devotional time. The quaint simplicity of it. The unhurried pace. The joy it brings…
I couldn’t think of any better space to share with you than this for the French Morning: part of our Country French decor series this month.
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.” If you have a special place in your heart for French life and decor (or if you just like pretty things), be sure to visit the other talented bloggers sharing in today’s series:
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