Monday, August 25, 2008

Fauchon Tea Tin

#174B Fauchon Tea Tin, original watercolor,9" x 11"
"Some enchanted morning,
you will meet a strange tea tin.."

Across a crowded tabletop..."

That's how I met this teatin while browsing at MeowPaw's wonderful minis on Flickr. I go hunting every morning for interesting things to paint among the mad mini collectors...

And don't you know it was just like a tea tin from Fauchon, one of my fav Paris places to browse...

We used to have one in New York and every Sunday I used to go browse religiously...just like going to church...

Now I have to go to Paris if I want to browse. So many lovely things to look at...

And I would LOVE to wear one of these outfits! Do you need a New Yorker Fauchon to help taste new cakes and assist tourists?

First thing I'd like to try out is this "squared" citron tarte...sigh

OH! Another squared thing..a "Rubik" tarte definitely needs tasting in my opinion.
Triple Framboise YUM!
YIKES! A macaron gateaux!
I wish I could send this lovely goodie basket to you Atsuko-san, for sending me your mini tea tin all the way from Japan.
It brought back so many memories...sigh
More Memories of Fauchon:
BONNE JOURNEE et Ohio-gozaimasu


  1. Anonymous9:04 AM

    You got some fantastic photos! Last time I tried to take a shot in Fauchon I really got my hands slapped!

    Eileen (passions to pastry)

  2. Macaron cake! Nothing exceeds like excess!!! So sorry they closed in NYC. However, the upside of that is that it ups the amount of times you NEED to go to Paris in a year.

  3. Your watercolor is delightful, Carol. I always want to save tea tins--there's something so pretty about them. All those goodies--and so early on a Monday! Life is good.

  4. Anonymous9:26 AM

    ah, BEAUTIFUL!
    thank you, arigato, tea tin started charmed life :)
    is it cocoa tin in the basket? dreamy!

  5. Anonymous10:53 AM

    So lovely and cheerful - I love waking up to log in and see what tasty treat you have for us.

  6. Anonymous10:56 AM

    My mom used to say "let's go out and help the economy!" ;)) I'm game if this is where we're heading!

  7. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Great job on the tea tin Carol--and love the little shell and charming teapot.!

  8. Thank you for bringing images of lovely sweetness on a Monday morning. I enjoy your themes, always fun. Someday I'll have that trip to Paris and it will feel a bit more familiar because I will have seen some great shops through your eyes.

  9. Those minis are insanely cute!! I am so over that square lemon tart!! Gorgeous!

  10. Love your watercolor. And those lemon tarts . . . oh la la! Incroyable! Merci.

  11. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Oh the macaron gateaux makes my mouth water!!!


  12. So rare to find fun text, good pics and fab water colors.........

    Hmmm....come to think of it, you're the only one I know!!

  13. Love this post about the Fauchon tins...I have been collection the tea and madelaine tins for years...
    Your watercolor composition of the tin with teacup is just stunning...
    Merci for sharing this lovely post.

  14. Anonymous4:37 PM

    I also like the shop Fauchon in Paris, and I love your painting (as usual!)!

    I was in Paris and in Belgium.
    I bought the caramel tea at BOISSIER. If you like caramel tea, I really recommend to get one.
    Also, I bought a packet of vanilla tea at Mariage. It was not sooo
    special, but I also recommend the tea jeree.
    There are about 10 different flavor of tea jeree.
    Wish you a very nice new week and I am looking forward to your new post.

    With best wishes,

  15. Anonymous4:53 PM

    I love how your colors merge in the shadows.

  16. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Knock Knock!
    Who's there?
    Sam and Janet.
    Sam and Janet who?
    Sam and Janet morning....
    And they both want some of that Fauchon!

  17. I love this new pink Fauchon store!

  18. What a delightful blog! It brings me right back to Paris. I too appreciate high quality pastries. A Bientot!

  19. Anonymous6:50 AM

    I agree..

    I love to log in daily to see your tasty art works :)

  20. Oh poor you having to go to Paris to browse. I am off there on Sunday - Bon Voyage

  21. Aaaaaaaaah,
    those raspberry tarts,
    their fragrance is wafting around my nose, they make me want one so hard! The salts, pleeeease!

  22. I really enjoy to see this! At this year it will attend at the Maison & Objet the brand Boca do Lobo. They are incredible in fusing old styles with contemporary aspects. Visit and get in love!


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