Tuesday, December 11, 2007

P comme Porte Etiquette

 I love porte etiquettes!

One of my obsessions is the porte etiquette.You only find these little pastry stands in France. I got one the last day of Fauchon's New York closing sale.

It took me forever to find out the name of this little pastry card holder. I love these shield signs - I'd KILL for one.

 There's nothing like a handwritten sign with wonderful French ecriture on it like these in the market/marche.

This mini ardoise is a keeper.

Fleuristes go for the porte etiquette.

This sign is like a recipe at Cafe La Pâtisserie Viennoise..

A handwritten porte etiquette at Salon du Chocolat.
Why oh why didn't I get one? caramel...sigh

A printed porte etiquette. Very direct-no romance.

 Like reading a book-intellectual content at PIERRE HERME. Read and give it some serious thought. Even the title is poetic - Desire Individuel.

A pict-o-gram that says it all at gelateria ICE ON ICE in Les Halles.
Here's a 'porte etiquette' I'd love outside my door.
How about you


Janice C. Cartier said...

Bien sur! Regarde ceci:
and look at the little chef ones too.

All best, Jan

Janice C. Cartier said...

Oop la maybe this will work.. sorry.

Parisbreakfasts said...

MORA was close to me last trip at 13 rue Montmartre
75001 PARIS

But I will visit bien sure next trip in March!!!
Oui Madame et merci

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

It took me a few seconds of focusing to realize that your first photo wasnt a window display in paris. Did those macarons come out of the freezer for that display? ;) You could do window displays. I used to collect the card holders from floral arrangements. It was hard to toss them away.

cocole said...

toujours un reel plaisir de déguster ce blog!!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I just love the little stands..would be great for a dinner party to hold guests names!!

Merisi said...

Oh yes, those porte-etiquette are lovely indeed! Are you planning on including one in your next painting?

I have to look for them around here. I only remember the ones Demel uses, see-through acryllic ones (how common!), but there the beauty in my eyes are the etiquettes (ivory heavy card stock with coffee-brown print) and the names they give to their pastries.

Anonymous said...

Greetings Paris, thanks for visiting Londres earlier.

I'll have a tarte framboise, please (although I always forget that underneath the framboises there's chocolate) and some of those white saponaria-type flowers.

Anything you'd like from London?

WendyB said...

Those marzipan cherries are so cute.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to wait until the Euro to Dollar ratio is more favorable!


Anonymous said...

I simply love your posts !

I am so impressed that you can still find new subjects and new photos.

I am not sure, though, whether your lovely letters ease my PPD (Post Paris Depression) - or makes it worse !

Kind regards,

Anonymous said...

You can make your own - very simply:

All you need is... opening SOME champagne bottles !!!... Cheers...