Monday, July 11, 2011

Ah Provence, well almost.

As you know, the Christmas fat quarters will be making their way to France tomorrow. I was really the one who was supposed to go this summer but I'll have to be happy with that for now. Tonight our book club discussed A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. We all agreed that reading the book made us very hungry and Connie, our hostess, certainly took care of that. And her decorations more than set the mood for our discussion. 

Isn't this table just gorgeous. The sunflowers and tablecloth were perfect. 

Connie carried the decor into the kitchen too. Just love the Eiffel Tower on the island. 

Connie did her usual special food preparations and they were all in keeping with the theme. We enjoyed the food and also our book discussion, which lasted almost 3 hours. 

No French repast is complete without Brie. Yummm.

You can see the wonderful shrimp that she prepared and the pretty sunflower napkin. Forgot to wait until she put the delicious onion, goat cheese pizza on the table. (Look at the next picture.)

Okay, the remainders of the pizza are on the blue plate. Obviously, we all loved it.
This table reminded me of the after dinner tables described in the book. 

And of course, dessert. Lemon tart and cherry something. (It had a special name and I forget what it is)

I must admit that reading this book made me want to go to Provence even more. Next summer, here I come...

Sewing progress update - I made a great deal of progress on the dress today. Will finish tomorrow and then work on the jacket. Almost there.

Have a wonderful sewing day!


  1. LOL this so made me smile. We don't live near the Provence but I too love all the lovely bright rich colours from there. The cherry dish you had is called Clafoutis aux cerise and is a very traditional French dessert. It comes from the Limousin area where I live!!

    I love a Creme Brulee but it has to be home made - not by me but by a French person....they are yummy. Hugs Linda x

  2. Connie did a fabulous job on the decor. The food looks delicious. That pretty print tablecloth looks like an Anne Klein design. I'll bet everyone will long remember such a special evening. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I loved that book and it looks like it was a really great party. I could almost feel Provence looking at the pictures.