LE DEJEUNER DE FETE ENTRE AMIES
This year again I invited some great friends for a girls' Holiday Lunch. I decided it would be fun to go a little more "rustic" this time around. So I opted for colors I imagine can be found in a mountain chalet in Canada, say. Browns and neutrals but with gold and silver accents. A New York kind of Canadian Chalet, I guess you might call it. Or something.
I mixed fine engraved crystal with dark smoky cut glass
I chose plates that I call my assiettes "chasse"- hunting- but in fact the motif is an Antebellum Home à la Gone with the Wind.
The usual fits-all-occasions silver came out
Ceramic porte-couteaux -knife rests- from Laure Welfling's Shop in Tangier, Morocco
A little souvenir for each guest: home made marmalade
A centerpiece of ornaments- some of them hand-made, from a collection I designed some years ago for the now closed Escabelle shop in Soho.
The occasion was a great incentive to finish adding a little holiday spirit else where in the house. At last.
And there you have it, a decor à la Canadienne with a little Morocco and France thrown in. Favorite destinations of mine, as you may know by now.
On the menu, very French repas de famille -family fare
Blanquette de Veau
I did mine without the prunes but with a raspberry coulis
and Veuve Clicquot...Mais oui. At lunchtime. I said French. It's the Holidays after all.
Oh, and it had snowed during the night. Even the weather went into Winter Holiday mode to celebrate!au revoir.