05 May 2010

A Simple Alfresco Lunch


Our bounty from the Mediterranean stand at the farmers' market provided us with the perfect alfresco lunch and inspired setting an Italian table after a morning of gardening this past Saturday.

The table is set with all vintage things: old linen French sheet for tablecloth, embroidered apricot table runner from Chris's French grandmother's handmade collection, ceramics we picked up in Deruta, Italy a few years ago, my grandmother's old ironstone, silver from a French flea market, a very old pressed glass vase my mother gave me, 1970's Fitz & Floyd luncheon dishes and old square hotel silver dishes.


the combination of rabbit's ears lavender and
geranium leaves from our garden in a vintage French glass
makes a wonderfully fragrant tabletop arrangement


please join us!


just outside our back door, under the arbor in the shade


a well-earned reward for a morning's hard work!


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in 2010, it's:


Kit Golson Design

for elegant, sustainable and pragmatic

Chic Provence Interior Design



44 comments:

  1. so pretty - it feels like being away on a wonderful holiday...

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  2. Hi Fashion! thanks for visiting moi! Love your fashion blog! Hope you get the blue dress...:)

    xx

    Kit

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  3. Hi Lisaroy, thanks for visiting and commenting, please come join us! I'm really enjoying your blog..

    xx

    Kit

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  4. Perfect weather for alfresco...looks lovely Kit! Time to start hitting our Farmer's market more regularly! Thanks for the reminder! XO Trish

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  5. The colours are so vibrant, complementing the food beautifully. Ahh... love the weekends!

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  6. Beautiful dishes and food!

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  7. Hi Trish, glad to inspire you as you have me so many times!

    bisous!

    Kit

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  8. You had me at the title! My lavender is also blooming profusely...great post!

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  9. What a beautiful table - just lovely. Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  10. This is, indeed, a lovely setting. Just beautiful

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  11. A french bistro feel, So upscale and comfortable. Now that is a fabulous combination.
    Yvonne

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  12. Unusually pretty dishes! Love the bistro feel you've created!

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  13. What a lovely spot for dining alfresco. Thanks for having us. Your vintage items are charming. Absolutely lovely!

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  14. looks amazing... xx pam

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  15. I would love joining you. This is so lovely and comforting. xx's

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  16. Love your outdoor table!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  17. Love, love, love that glass!!!!

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  18. What a magnifique table! I LOVE the Venitian looking vase with those beautiful flowers; what a great idea to use geranium leaves! and the thick linen table cloth just a little crumpled is just divine. Another great table! Bravo!

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  19. That is adorable! Esp the first shot of the lavender what brilliant color! Don't you just love those melmine plates with the Provencial pattern on them for outside????Fun!Maryanne xo

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  20. Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy the gorgeous photographs you post on your blog. Found you via Denny Holland's blog.

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  21. You can never go wrong with a Campari..very nice blog, thank you.

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  22. Pretty & elegant.

    Happy TT Day.

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  23. Looks FABULOUS... I will be back with a SURPRISE... I couldn't resist!
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

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  24. Looks lovely. Can I come join??

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  25. beautiful settings, worth a thousand photos! thanks for sharing-inspiring! verbena cottage

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  26. Great tableware and the food looks good, too!

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  27. Please see my blog for a mention and a link xx Gypsy Purple

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  28. I thought it was actually mediteranean when I first looked at the pictures, beautiful...Love the Campari, so Italian and quite retro. Glad to have found your blog. Love from London x

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  29. Dear Kit.... That ...... my I am charmed with nice post .... in this time of the year ... to organize a lunch outdoors... ALFRESCO ...... in the terrace of our house .... with our friends ..... it is perfect¡¡¡¡¡¡

    Un abrazo

    Berta

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous! Your table settings and photographs make me want to go right outside and replicate it.

    Have a beachy weekend!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

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  31. Such a pitty, that I can join this inviting buffet only virtuell. All Italian is my favour and Deruta is always lovely. Thats like sun in my heart.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  32. Very pretty table and your food looks delicious. Elegant and casual - the perfect mix!

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  33. Lovely table, and fabulous bouquets!

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous, of course.

    xoxo,
    Tish

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  35. A bounty indeed...beautiful! (and how fun that we share "The Plaza")....stop by this week for a fun giveaway!
    xx
    Suw

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  36. See we both got plugged by Rebecca Kelly on Simon Seeks! How on earth do you manage to get uop with French/provence things from the Bay (my brother-in-law lives near Oakland).

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  37. You have set a lovely table for a relaxing alfresco lunch. I have been reading your
    lovely blog for some time now. I am new
    contributor to the blogging world and you have inspired me. Thank you.

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  38. Oh it looks so lovely! I can almost smell that beautiful lavender from here.

    Have a vino for me!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  39. I love the vintage glass. So beautiful!

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  40. Oh, you do know how to do it up right - Tuscany right there in your backyard. What a wonderful reward. I love the Vintage-looking wine bottle, too.

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  41. Oh, I love the table setting! It reminds me of my summers in Grasse-everything looks fresh, beautiful, delicious. Please pour me a Campari on the rocks! Fantastic blog--just became a follower! Have a lovely day and visit me soon! Barbara

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