When we see red checkered tablecloths
We start thinking of French cafes...
Cafe Marie Stuart Paris,original art, 5" x 7"
Even though "gingham" originally comes from Indonesia, was assimilated by the Dutch and finally was produced in the mills of Manchester, England..
It has an inherently Frenchie flavor to it. Bonnard used it innumerable times in his intimate, homey paintings
"Homey" is the key word to this fabric's fame. Bonne Maman puts a faux red checked fabric lid on all of it's confitures.
At the Sunday Marche on rue Montmartre, red checks line the tables of freshly home-made foods like these cooking lentilles
Red checked fabric is called Nappe à carreaux in France? Most traditional wine bistros will dress their tables in red checks
The bistro we went to in the 7th arrondissement - red wine stains come out easily or blend in on red checked tablecloths.
Red checks show up on a lot of cafe chairs. Red patterns set off a Parisien's stylish neutral or black clothing.
Definitely very cheering first thing in the morning
Throw out those anti-depressents and get some red dishes instead!
And cafe au lait bols to boot at boutique Sabre - 4, rue des Quatre Vents 75006
At all-round grand magazin BHV, you find faux red checked dish towels(torchon) and bols "stickers" to cheer up your kitchen. Where are the real ones when you need them?
A red checkered fraiser gateaux!
Bonjour RED CHECKS!
(This is a repost while I work on Biff's portrait)