Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Bastille Day!

Le Chat is not so happy, she knows she is not getting any of our celebratory food! All of which is from Julia Child, Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Volume One (1) (Fortieth - 40th - Anniversary Edition) (Vol 1)

The white plates are from Portugal. The red are Johnson Brothers that I found at TJMaxx. The blue are W. A. Adams blue willow.

The blue and red bowls were removed for the onion soup and entree service.

They were returned for the dessert of fresh berries, chambord, freshly whipped cream and a sprig of mint. I wish I could say that was the mint from my garden, although there is a lot of it, it isn't especially fragrant. I prefer my dessert implement, fork, spoon or both, at the top of the plate as Amy Vanderbilt. My mother is a Post girl, but I was always an Amy fan. The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette : 50th Anniversary Edition

Bon appétit!
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Morning T said...

Your dishes are beautiful and your food looks amazing!!

Eileen said...

Beautiful dishware!
Really nice presentation!

Christi said...

Tres beau! I have the original version of Julia's Art of French Cooking. It belonged to my mother-in-law and has been passed down to me.

The food looks delicious and your table is lovely!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Dana and Daisy said...

Bonjour! Happy Bastille Day to you also!
a lovely dinner and setting! thank you for having me!

ellen b. said...

Oh what a lovely setting for Bastile day. My husband has both volumes of these books from before we were married. Your food and dishes look great!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love you transferware! Beautifully done. Happy TT to you!

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Lorrie said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate à la française!


Scrappy Girl said...

Happy Bastille Day to you!

Kathy said...

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