Simple Summer Eating...Inspired By France

shabbyfufu french enamelware table setting

It's been so hot outside that all I want to do is to stay in the air conditioning and not leave the house. Of course that's not possible and when I was out doing pre~weekend errands today I made a quick stop at...
delphinium and stock in a mason jar

the market for my weekly flowers...and some food. 

french terre de fer ironstone plates

I planned this simple summer week day meal around several things. One was the fact that I started back at my weekly French lessons today, after 6 or 7 weeks off with my teacher now back from France. I remembered these antique French ironstone plates that I hadn't used in awhile and thought that the blue would be perfect with a wine and cheese (blue cheese) dinner...


beautiful table settings

Nothing could be more simple than a dinner with wine and cheese and a loaf of crusty French bread! 


french table setting

 And a glass or two of white wine, in this case a Chardonnay...


french zinc pitcher with flowers

My florist has had a nice selection of delphinium the last couple of weeks that speaks summer to me. I've mixed it with fragrant freesia and sweetly scented stock... 

tablescape with french style

The centerpiece was an easy last minute idea with some of the bouquet cut shorter and placed into some of my French enamelware collection. You can learn more about collecting French enamelware HERE...


eat like the french with cheese and wine

The chèvre (goat) blue cheese perfectly paired and a light summer meal, with some fresh fruit for dessert. Simple and delicious and no recipes required...