Friday, February 17, 2012

Les Petites Douceurs de mon Enfance

 While the French are very clear about having 'Adult Time', they certainly don't put away childish things ever.

 I bought this book on traditional French bonbons in the musee des arts decoratifs bookstore. Would you find candy books at the Met book store? I doubt it.

 I ordered Marie Le Goaziou's charming book from Fr amazon - it has all kinds of pull-out, die-cut tricks plus real recipes for old time French sweets.

 Like old-fashioned Berlingots/hard candies. Does anyone still eat hard candies wrapped in cello twists? The French do.They never stop. Displays of lollipops are in most tabacs and they're not just for kiddies.

 You can order a T-shirt with old-fashioned hard candies from Anne Maisonneuve. I did.

 Silly toys for adults? Pylones' specialty is totally goofy chatchkas.
 Pylones paperclip birdie

 So many French sweets are from one particular region or another, perhaps that's why the French are so attached to les petites douceurs de son enfance.

 'Mangez des gateaux plus souvent!' Eat cake often! Certainment deprivation is not on the menu.

 And of course ice cream

BON WEEKEND!

19 comments:

Bill said...

I'm going to be a kid until I drop dead. Especially if it means I get to eat lots of ice cream.

Lucid Food said...

Adorbs encore
love the candy Ts

Nikon said...

I love the art, Carol - your watercolor & the illustrations.
I'm not much of a hard candy person, but I could live on ice cream :)

Sharon said...

Knowing how you like Eiffel Tower tchochkes -- I thought you'd like to see this, from Pylones, editeur d'objets a Paris!
http://pylones-usa.com/store/product/grater-eiffel-tower-large/

Parisbreakfasts said...

I have seriously flirted with getting one of those Sharon...

William Ternay said...

Tonight my friend and I will indulge in
the pleasures of making two Lemon Meringue pies from scratch (my very favorite), with the help of good old Martha Stewart. It is doubtful whether any will survive the weekend.
The pies,that is.

Shelley said...

I'm missing the photo size and caption spacing of your old format, which I thought was perfection itself. The new look is, for me, a little skimpy and crammed. Any chance you could return to the previous gorgeous layout?

La Table De Nana said...

The little postcard art..is a favorite..genre of mine from France..
I love making desserts..They are so pretty.

Your aquarellle again steals the show~

Parisbreakfasts said...

TWO Lemon meringue pies!!!
I will now go lie down on a bed of nails

Shelly I have no idea about the layout being different.
Blogger keeps making changes without asking
If you click on the pics they come up bigger
c'est la vie

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love the paintings. You havent shown the bird for awhile. That ice cream looks like a critter coming up out of it. like an Ant eater.. with a long nose and some big ears and feet clutching on the cone. I see animals in everything.. lol

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Foreign candy is so exotic!

Sweet Freak said...

Miam. Miam, miam, miam!

annechovie said...

Just wanted to tell you that your posts are always a bright spot in my day, Carol! Beautiful AND informative.
Have an excellent weekend. xx

Nisrine said...

Magnifique comme toujours.
Bisous

"pose"gourmande said...

très joli!

Jeannie said...

I’ve read your blog intermittently over the years, and know your passion for macarons. Is there a chance that you missed this craft project? http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/01/macaron-coin-purse.html Adorable, no? I haven’t made one yet, but I’m planning on it.

Jeannie

Bindy said...

And would those books be so satisfying on Kindle? Perhaps the e reader is actually elevating the divine nature of some genre?

Parisbreakfasts said...

Only if you had the iPad or the Kindle Fire Bindy...
And you would still miss out on the pop-ups and pull-outs :)

PeterParis said...

Your post inspired me for a coffee break with a 'nougat de Montélimar'!