Monday, September 29, 2008

Macarons Anyone?

Macarons Anyone?,9" x 11"
We're not the only ones who want macaron-everything!

You can find lots of French china with macarons all over Paris. I bought this cup at Lenotre.

And they now have their online shop here

More French pastry mugs from Potiron...
And Fauchon's version.

Christening my new Potiron cup last November.
Gien ceramics has a whole line of adorable pastry china... Pierre Frey has pastry linens.Special china at last year's Salon du Chocolat...I'll be there this time next month. Can't wait.


  1. Anonymous9:46 AM

    I just love mugs--these are beautiful!

  2. Oh my goodness. are these cool. I have to have one of thse macaron mugs. :))Love your paintings too.

  3. Pastry items like this are truly my weakness. I'll be visiting every website link you have listed on today's post.

  4. I am really craving one this a.m. I just read another bloggers report on the new Laduree bar and I am desperate to drink a Kir and eat a macaron. Le sigh!!

  5. Ooh, there is the slightest coolness in the morning air here finally. That hot cocoa is looking yummy. Almost time for Paris!!!!! Yay!

  6. La Belette Rouge said, I guess my arm cold be twisted to drink a kir and eat a mac
    I'd rather have my macarons straight up though...

  7. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Love these! Thanks for the links.
    I bought the Pierre Frey pastry tablecloth last June--it is so festive for an afternoon tea.

  8. Anonymous4:08 PM

    I´ll love to be a fan of yours at Facebook .
    Have you tried to create a group ? You have great taste , I love all your posts.

  9. Anonymous4:09 PM
    Carol have a look at these paintings as there is one with macaron's in,
    Jill xx

  10. Anonymous4:12 PM

    HOW do they construct those macaroon towers? What is the base, how
    do they make 'em stick on?

    I've done a truffle tower (short though, like 8-10" which is pretty
    easy: you float the chocolate cover on a sheet of waxed paper and
    mold it into a cone while you can. Glue on the truffles with more chocolate.

    But maracoons would melt I'd think--or at least get broken when you
    tried to remove them if you used frosting on a metal or paper tower. So,got an idea??

  11. Anonymous4:20 PM

    How perfect!
    Fantastic finds!!

  12. Anonymous4:26 PM

    yes-yes! more macarons!

  13. i KNOW italy is calling my name
    for next spring

    you sure do give a case for paris.


    i would want a tour by you
    of Macaron shops
    pigment places
    stores that carry those amazing miniatures
    you do so love.

    what say you, missy?
    giving guided tours???

  14. Anonymous4:28 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your paintings! My recently late Grandmother was the only one I knew who still painted around here in watercolour! It is a hard medium for me to paint in so I will leave it up to you!

    private/public but you have to walk FAST!!!

  16. These cups are so charming--they make me smile, and if ever one was appropriate for you, Carol, it's one like this! Your watercolor is lively and sweet!

  17. Oh, the Salon du Chocolat! I'm so jealous! I haven't been since 2000. Sigh. Way too long!

  18. Anonymous9:39 PM

    I walk VERY fast...
    I once might have liked to have that Lenotre cup of yours with the macarons but not now! Your painted cup is sooo much better than theirs! Even if you can't drink from it.....
    Salon du Chocolate...a big merci for giving me warning. I shall stock up this weekend so that I can read your posts with minimal pain and with the solace of some quality chocolate munchies to keep up my stamina. Perhaps you could publish some chocolate recipes as an aperitif before your posts?

  19. Anonymous9:43 PM

    Oh what's the use? After a second look at that chocolate macaron and the accompanying espresso (please say it's not hot chocolate!), I'm going to be hard pressed to keep up with you at the Salon....

  20. I may have to take myself away from your comments next you arrive at the Salon du Chocolat, and sample the chocolate on chocalate macaron, I will be heart sunk. Damn, I wish i weren't so easy.

  21. We were in sync: I just posted about macarons au potiron and I come here before turning in for the night....Sweet dreams of even more macaron goodies and no wonder I love those Potiron mugs...Must get me one!!

  22. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Still no macrones here in my city, Trondheim. May be you should come up and start one. Combined bakery and paintings.......

  23. Anonymous8:00 AM

    Someone above has said it, a Tour of Carol Gillott's Paris would be exquisite, of all your favored shops for macarons, flowers, to browse at French furnishings and clothing items, a lunch at some divine little French bistro. No, it won't be in my price range but I can dream, can't I?

    We have a new home with a very vanilla splendid kitchen with sparkling unmarred honey pine cabinets. I've been trying to decide what to do with it. I know I want to trade my warm autumn colored stoneware dishes for some clean contempo sparkling white my grocery carries, along with near an infinite line of matching accessory dishes. I also love the blue & white and have some special pieces I favor. And I know I want a large warm faux oriental rug to cover much of the cream colored linoleum. Isn't decorating fun!? I think your post as made me want to decorate with a French accent, give my new kitchen a decidely French taste. And, when the time is right, I intend to add one or two of your divine watercolors. They will be simply perfect. I wonder if there is a mail order macaron cake to be had for it's grand re-opening? Merci et au revoir dear Carol.

  24. FUN cups! Is that a GIANT macaron... WOW!
    And speaking of cups... I love your "Bird cup at Bernardaud" painting... LOVELY!

  25. Oh my goodness... That last picture with the chocolate!! I was going to comment on your wonderful paintings but then I saw... chocolate... dark chocolate... coffee and chocolate...

  26. These cups are lovely and yummie ...Tea and macarons ...this is perfect

  27. I dreamed of macaron last night. I had indigestion this morning

  28. Very useful information,
    thanks so much for the macaron post.

  29. This is very beautiful !


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