French-Themed Fall Luncheon in the Garden

On a recent glorious fall day I hosted a group of Francophile friends for lunch in my garden. To set the mood, I jazzed up an existing window box with some French flair!  The Eiffel tower replica is a garden ornament which fit perfectly in my window box.


I had purchased the bottle brush animals in Paris some years ago and thought they fit the theme perfectly, nestled among the greenery, the sedum flowers and dried lotus pods.   I  set the table in fall colors and created a centerpiece with sedum ‘Autumn joy’ from my garden with entertwined bittersweet vine foraged from a nearby park.

image!imageThe deep dish layered seafood pie was well-worth the effort. It turned out golden brown with the creamy shrimp, cod, spinach and ricotta filling melded into a sublime combination of flavors and texture.image image image The dessert was a light yogurt cake chock full of raspberries. Different and sooooo delicious! Thank you for visiting my very first post. I hope to have inspired you to host your very own fall al fresco lunch for friends! imageimage



7 thoughts on “French-Themed Fall Luncheon in the Garden

  1. Can’t think of a better person to share her entertaining knowledge. Very much looking forward to learning from the very best! LOVE this 🙂 Sydney

  2. This French luncheon was superb and the decorations merveilleuse! I can attest to that as I was fortunate enough to be partaking in this feast.

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