Friday, December 19, 2008

Bergdorf's Teatime

Bergdorf's Teatime,watercolor on Etsy, sold 5.5" x 7.5
Time for another fabulous Bergdorf's Xmas window...
The 3-layer cake toute en blanche stood waiting...
Surrounded by endless gateaux up the whazoo - here a Bundt cake, there a sponge...
Some cakes already sliced, waited patiently...
While others extravagantly decorated awaited the knife....
Where was Mr. Right?
Always on time in the past. This was no time to be tardy. And on the day she was decked out in melting icing...
Monsieur Singe plunged his fork into a nearby chestnut torte, unable to contain his rampant appetite! "Gourmande!" she cried.
Other singes slurped and munched on the plethora of desserts and exotic teas, remembering their days in the jungles of Singapore...
A treasure trove of iced cookies beckoned to Jean-Jacques R....
Another singe, Jean-Paul S., balanced his tea and cake ever so delicately....
"One can't be expected to wait forever can one?" He asked.
If he doesn't show, C'est la vie... The white chocolate ganache began to drip, drip, drip...
Quelle domage.
I've never seen a "white" macaron.
Vanille, oui, mais snowy white? Non.
In the land of fantasy anything goes...


  1. Oooooh, that teacup painting is beautiful, Carol! Well done, M'lle. And I have to admit, when you show these NY windows this time of year, I get very nostalgic for my years growing up there. I used to just love seeing all the wonderful windows. I always try to convince myself they're "not as nice as they used to be" but your photos show them just as glorious as I remember 'em. Have a great weekend. Magical post!

  2. Gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

  3. Oh my, this is over the top gorgeous, as is almost everything you post...THANKS!

  4. These photos are transporting, like a good book. Thanks for taking me window shopping with you in New York. Now, let's go buy something! I'd like that monkey, how about you?

  5. That Berdorf window designer - amazing! I want to quit my job and do windows. Am puzzling over how to get the texture on the sliced cake...maybe spray paint cut styrofoam? And the bride in frosting! So much better than icing the one's going to saw into the bride with a cake knife and ruin the concoction!

  6. Carol, a beautiful post and I love your painting of Bergdorf's Teatime, exquisite. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year, xv.

  7. marie-laure11:25 AM

    Astonishing windows!!!
    A positive patisserie dream come true.
    Merci for sharing

  8. I like the simple, winter-y palette too!
    (Is that a meringue on the saucer? Yum!)

  9. TerrieCooper11:38 AM

    Is that tea in your cup? I think not! ;-)

  10. The Happy Painter11:39 AM

    I like the simplicity of the palette on this one. Very nice.

  11. karinina11:44 AM

    Too, too over-the-top! ! !
    Or is there such a thing..?


  12. Deirdra11:45 AM

    Delightfully delicious!

  13. Adelaide1:00 PM

    This snowy weather is perfect to view these windows, whilst safely indoors over a cup of hot chockie...
    Love it!

  14. plaster of paris breakfast4:55 PM

    JEANETTE:that's lots of nice plaster of Paris texture added to the gateaux - very French!!!

  15. those white macarons are so ellegant. by the way i would like to link your site. Love it so much. Thx.

  16. snow queen9:26 AM

    Joyeux Noel, tout le monde!


    Thought you might find this of interest.

  18. AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL! SPECTACULAR! I'd like to have a sparkling glass of champagne while looking at that magic and your wonderful art work!
    ENJOY the first day of Winter!

  19. Princess Blanche6:16 PM

    M. Droit is truly missing out!
    Depeche toi Monsieur!!!

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  21. Beautiful images...would love to have tea with you in Paris in the new year...
    Merci for all your inspiration throughout this year my super-talented friend.

    From my heart and home to yours...
    Joyeux Noël et une bonne nouvelle année…!
    Bisous and holiday hugs.

  22. Wow an all white post - I love it. More please. I love white on white on white on white on...............

  23. Interesting series of pictures here
    Love this series - a touch of elegant!

  24. Carol:

    Thanks for the wonderful photos of the fabulous windows! I showed them to my wife who forwarded this email to many of her girl friends, who where equally taken by them.

    The post today (12/29/08) with the link to NYTimes photog Paul Cunningham's stills depicting the holiday season in NYC, concluding with these windows was much appreciated as well.

    May you have a great new year.

    Steve in Chicago.

    PS: I think all that Japanese is a ad for a porn site. Google does a good attempt at translation, which seems to hint at it.


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