Thursday, February 23, 2017

Provencal Book Club Dinner Table

Book club was at my house this month.  We had read The Little Paris Bookshop:  A Novel by Nina George to discuss. In keeping with the feel of the novel, I searched Pinterest for some easy French Provencal inspired recipes.  With the help of some great blog posts, I made Creamy Dijon Mustard Chicken and Rustic French Ratatouille.  The step by step photos were so helpful! I'm not much of a cook, but I can follow directions, and everyone seemed to enjoy the food. My friend, Stacey, brought a delicious green salad.  Of course we also enjoyed French wine and a crusty loaf.  We finished it off with some madeleines from Le Madeleine for dessert.  





A simple and casual table setting seemed appropriate. I found these pretty Cynthia Rowley place mats at HomeGoods.  I used Mikasa Antique White plates with Bordallo lettuce plates. The stemware is Mikasa French Countryside.
I love being part of a book club because it makes me stretch and read things I otherwise might not have. Sometimes it's stressful to finish a book by a certain date, but enjoying an evening of great conversation with some lovely women is a great reward.  
Have a wonderful day!
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Eilis

12 comments:

  1. Your table was beautiful! The food was amazing and I love our time together. Thank you for hosting. :)

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  2. How beautiful Eilis! You consistently set beautiful tables and always make your guest feels so welcome. Truly this is a gift and talent that you possess.

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  3. I loved that book! I hope you did, too. Even if not a soul enjoyed it, they would certainly feel transported to the South of France with your beautiful dinner table and delicious sounding menu. The flowers are exquisite! I love the placemats -- and I just bought that same white china to flesh out my other china for last week's wine party! It's so versatile. I only bought four but may see if they have any more, I like it so much!

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  4. Just beautiful Eilis, your table setting is so French and filled with charm. The dinner sounds so delicious. Love the placemats too. I'm sure it was a wonderful time enjoyed by all. You always style the prettiest settings. Have a nice weekend. xo

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  5. What a beautiful table! Looks like a fun and great idea! Bookclub dinners!
    Very fun....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. What a beautiful centerpiece, your whole table look wonderful. I am sure your book club appreciates the pretty setting!

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  7. Your table looks beautiful! I adore the centerpiece- it's perfect. The evening sounds wonderful! What's better than an evening spent with good friends and books?

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  8. I wish I could have been with you all: 1. I love you girls 2. I loved the book. 3. I love Provençal food and have tons of gret recipes. 4. Your tablescape is lovely. Thanks for sharing. P.S. I would have cooked for you!

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  9. Your table was lovely and I'm sure your food was wonderful. Sounds like it was a great time sharing with each other.

    Anything about Paris gets my attention.

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  10. How fun to spend time with your friends. The table was perfect, and the food sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Your table looks so Provençal, Eilis, and I love your centerpiece of the dough bowl filled with pretty hydrangeas, and other greenery and sprays. The menu sounded perfect for your book club dinner.

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