Monday, June 24, 2019

French Provincial Luncheon

Good afternoon my dears,

I've had a bit of a blogging funk break. Most likely because this year has been busy, its almost July, and I have so many memories I want to write down and record. How is it almost already July?

At times, I can be a tad OCD, and can get overwhelmed when there's just too much to do or catch up on. So I decided to skip past our porch tour and my 33rd birthday in St. Augustine, and start fresh with a French Provincial Luncheon which we recently hosted. 

- French Provincial Luncheon -

Our tablescape was simple. 

I acquired purple ribbon and faux lavender to create a napkin ring holder.

Forget-me-not salt and pepper shakers, from my 30th birthday in Newport, RI.

Our centerpiece was purple candles along with faux herbs - rosemary, mint, and sage.

For our starter we had French imported mini-baguettes. I wrapped them with paper doilies cut in half from the dollar store, twine, and rosemary.

For our main we had fricassee. I modified this recipe I found on Pinterest from Delish. I made it without the chicken, since our guests were vegetarian, and I also omitted the celery and used peas instead. Because who doesn't love green peas?

For our dessert we had chocolate pudding, with white chocolate shavings and raspberries. I used two library books I'm currently reading, My Life In France by Julia Child and Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard as a conversational backdrop.

The whole luncheon was too lovely not to share. 

- Video -

Including a memorial tribute to my Grandad,  Michael Idris Bird, at the end. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

-Kiki Nakita-

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Sandra @ Dinner at Eight said...

Very pretty and feminine. Your guests surely had a lovely time.

Lea said...

Well, I would have loved to have been at this luncheon. It was perfectly lovely in every way. You have every right to be very proud of it. Happy 4th!

Pamela said...

How beautiful! Your salt and pepper shakers look like something you picked up at the Newport Preservation Society store or one of the Bellevue Avenue mansion gift shops. I miss living in Rhode Island!

Carla from The River said...

I absolutely love it! It is so lovely. I must say those kitty salt and pepper shakers are my favorite.
I enjoyed the tribute to your grandfather.
xx oo

Richella Parham said...

Kiki! What a beautiful event! I want to come to a luncheon at your house! :)

Blessings, sweet friend.

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