We found a nice little cafe in the French countryside. As the waiter showed us our table, I snapped a few pictures of the decor.
Let's get a closer look at what is on this table.
Tiny French china figures under a cloche that is decorated with French images,
Stacks of French books, and
A canvas of the Eiffel Tower under a brandy glass.
The framed tapestry, which hung over our table, depicts the French countryside.
Shelves on either side of the tapestry display plates with French countryside scenes. I didn't ask how those Dutch people made it into the French cafe.
A paper napkin, with the Quimperware couple, was supplied for our salad course.
My salad plate depicted a female, and my sweetheart's salad plate depicted a male. (Henriot Quimper) (Yes, I turned the plates upside down to read the back -- doesn't everybody do that?)
The monogrammed salad fork was turned upside down.
This plate was merely a service plate under the salad plate and was removed with the salad plate. (Quimperware reproduction)
Then, we were able to use our dinner napkin.
I was a little shocked when I turned over the dinner plate, since they are Italian! (Vietri)
I was tempted to slip the little Quimper salt and pepper into my purse!
There was a service table beside us.
I don't think the oil and vinegar servers were French either. The bottoms (yes, I looked) had a mark of L & Ming.
Butter was in this Henriot Quimper server.
When dessert (a delicious chocolate pastry with ice cream and chocolate sauce) was served, I suddenly became "Anne", and my sweetheart became "Pierre".
I apologize for the number of photos in this post. When you're in France, you have to photograph everything -- even if France is in your foyer, and you are only dreaming. Thank you for taking an imaginary journey with me. laurie
This post is partying with Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch