Hi friends!! I’m back! I’m sorry its been a whirlwind of a summer! Between trips, visits from friends & family and writing my Masters thesis, I’ve had no time to write on my blog! 🙁 However, I did manage to take a few pictures of some of the table decors I’ve created this summer so I’m just going to go ahead and post them over the next few weeks even though its now past Labour day… but hey, I’m sure we’ll have a few more summery days before the official end of summer so I say go for it and plan one (or a few) more lunches outside over the next few weekends!!
So lets dive into this week’s table decor. I actually spent a lot of time in the South of France this summer, in Provence especially so this lunch set-up was actually our daily lunch spot, in what we call the “summer kitchen”.
We actually bought plates, glasses, napkins and placemats of all different colours (literally every colour they each came in) and now we just mix and match them and I think it looks sooo nice. Just the right amount of rustic, summery and simple for an al-fresco lunch amongst the olive trees.
^ Sorry about the bad back-light in that first picture, I just wanted to show you a little bit of the surroundings, just to prove to you that it really is technically a lunch outside. And look at that roof! So beautiful to have the wood and shingles visible. Also these windows in the back are actually mirrors!
I mean, honestly the surroundings are the main attraction… forget about what glasses, plates and cutlery we’re putting on the table!! haha.
Other than the tableware, I kept things simple with just an orchid in the middle to give the table decor a little bit of height, some half burnt candles (its the style we’re going for here haha) for night time and a couple of water bottles (that are made of glass!)!
Now for the food. All summer, we made cold food for lunch and bbq-ed meals for dinner. It just made sense especially with the heat.
That day… who I am kidding… EVERY day we had melon with prosciutto, cheese, figues & bread, olives (of course!), saucisson and a few in-season veggies. It’s the simple pleasures in life that count and French food definitely tops the list!!!
I hope you
had (ok, lets not be too depressing here…) ARE HAVING a wonderful wonderful summer!! Let me know what your summer traditions are! Would love to get some ideas from you guys for next year! 😉