Saturday, 14 April 2012

[so frenchy dinner party]

Last night I had myself a little dinner party with some lovely girlfriends of mine.  I love any opportunity to get creative with table settings.
I was attempting french cuisine for the first time and wanted the table to tie in with the menu.
 Lucky for me our Ikea cross-back chairs look a little french provincial.
 I found these very sweet shallow bowls at a great price at Target which added a vintage feel.
I used a strip of cream hessian from Lincraft and frayed the edges a little for a table runner.
 I picked up these amazing Dahlias from the local market.
The small stems looked so sweet in Nan's bud vases!
 And now for the food...
Goats Cheese Soufflé
with Spinach and Walnut Salad

Slow cooked Lamb Shanks
with Tomato, Cannellini Beans and Thyme

Warm Cherry Almond Clafoutis
served with Creme Fraiche

They were all really delicious and easy recipes to follow!
Find them here, here and here!
We also made sure to have a drop of Champagne as yesterday was 6 months until our wedding day!
Speaking of weddings, I'm off to one now.
Best start getting ready! Jx


  1. You made my mouth water - scrummy!

    The table setting looks divine and very French and I bet it was the most special evening.

    Happy weekend!

    1. Happy weekend to you too Felicity!
      It was a great night! Looking forward to the next already!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Nina! Hopefully try a different theme and cuisine next time!

  3. your table looks lovely and the food looks delicious x

    1. Thanks Sandra!
      Very happy to have flowers to admire for the rest of the week!

  4. Looks so pretty! And the food sounds yum too! :)

    1. Thanks Naomi,
      I was a little anxious cooking meals that I'd not cooked before but thankfully they all turned out well... so I'm told anyway!

  5. oh so lovely—
    you are the queen of style (or would you rather be the princess or the fairy?)

    have a wonderful day Miss Jane

    x Loulou

    1. Thanks Loulou, that's very sweet of you!
      Have a great day!

  6. the table setting is so beautiful! x


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