Autumn in My Country French Kitchen

Happy Monday, sweet friends! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. In my neck of the woods, the weather was just beautiful! I savored every last drop of the final weekend of October baking, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with my family. It is unbelievable how fast this month has gone by. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. On this glorious Monday, I want to invite you into my Country French kitchen for a cup of pumpkin spiced tea and a little conversation.

This is probably my most favorite room in the house.

A tiered tray resides on the kitchen island. I simply adorned it with autumn gourds and berries. Items from nature often provide the prettiest decorations.


A collection of confit pots, a French vessel, and a bouquet of lavender create a corner vignette on the kitchen counter. Did you know that confit is the French word for preserve?  Confit pots were usually green or mustard in color and used for storing cooked meats. These pots were filled and then buried in the ground. This process allowed the cooked meat to be preserved without refrigeration and enjoyed throughout the winter months. You may note that the bottom halves of the pots are not glazed.  They were left unglazed in order to be buried in the ground. If left glazed, when the pots were stored in the earth the glaze would of worn off.

On another spot on the kitchen counter, you will find a large confit pot filled with French Lavender.







During my last kitchen tour, I neglected to add this side of the kitchen to the post.  This opposite side of my kitchen contains storage and houses the double ovens, microwave, and refrigerator.

At the back corner of the kitchen, you will find the breakfast area.

I placed a French tablecloth on the table and created a fall vignette upon it.

Fall flowers placed in a pitcher, apples, and autumn dishes gathered from my collection create an effortless vignette. Often a collection of the simplest items produce a pretty display.



Dear friends, I am so happy that you stopped by for a cup of tea and a little conversation gathered around my favorite place….the kitchen. It is probably where I spend most of my day, and the place where everyone gravitates to when they come to visit. It is truly the heart of my home! Again, I am so thrilled that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you have a most happy and blessed day!!!

Linking with:
  Between Naps on the Porch – A Stroll Thru Life –

  Follow The Yellow Brick Home –

Katherines Corner – Life and Linda – Celebrate & Decorate – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – The Dedicated HouseCommon Ground


  1. Totally dreamy kitchen! I love your confit pots and especially admire your French blue and white canisters. Wherever did you find those?

    • Hi Ana, thank you so much for your very sweet and kind words! My sweet mother-in-law gave me the canister set. It is by Andrea by Sadek. I hope that you are having a wonderful week! Take care!!!

  2. Shannon, your kitchen is gorgeous. I know you enjoy the hours you spend there with your loved ones and preparing meals and treats for them. Your collections are a perfect display of Country French. A beautiful way of life and style of living. I so enjoyed my tea and visit with you. Enjoy the remaining days of October, just as you said, “Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.”

  3. Shannon, it was a pleasure to visit with you in your beautiful and inviting kitchen. I love all of your vignettes with your lovely collections. I can see why this is your favorite room, it is amazing! Have a most wonderful week sweet friend!

  4. Everything looks so beautiful Shannon, your kitchen is positively gleaming! So interesting about the confit pots, I had no idea about the history of these partly glazed pots which I’ve always thought so interesting and attractive. I could easily spend all day in your kitchen, it is a comforting and happy place 🙂

  5. Shannon, your kitchen is so inviting and cozy, no wonder it’s your favorite! I love all your beautiful French pieces, and your collection of roosters, they bring elegant French Country charm to this room. Your Provençal tablecloth is one of my favorites from all the ones we sell at FrenchGardenHouse. It’s a joy to visit you there- thank you for sharing it with all of us! Have a gorgeous day, sweet friend, xo Lidy

  6. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Your kitchen is so warm and inviting!

  7. Thanks for sharing your pretty kitchen! We share a love for many of the same things, especially pitchers/pots, roosters, and tole trays. Apparently I have a reproduction “confit” pot, who knew! Interesting information!

    • Thank you, Vicki, for your kind words! I’m so happy that you adore many of the same things that I do. I bet your home is just beautiful! I hope that you are enjoying these last days of October!!!

  8. I love your kitchen Shannon – thanks for the beautiful tour! I posted about a teacup that looks very similar to your china set – I wonder if they’re from the same collection? Also thanks for the info on the confit pots. That kind of history is fascinating to me. ? So glad I found your blog – Happy Fall!

  9. Such a warm and welcoming space. I love your Autumn vignettes; they’ll be great for Thanksgiving too☺

  10. I enjoyed your kitchen tour, Shannon.
    Thanks for sharing about the glaze on the confit pots. That is so interesting,
    I love your Provencal tablecloth and your vignette centerpiece.
    You have so much storage and countertop space in your kitchen
    Have a great week.

  11. I love every aspect of this kitchen! Simple, yet elegant and perfectly charming! Very well done. Bravo!

  12. Beautiful kitchen! Lovely vignette! And it’s definitely a gorgeous space! I love your collection of roosters! Happy Fall!

  13. Shannon, I see why this room is your favorite, it’s so warm and inviting! Zenda

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Shannon!

    Thank you for sharing the interesting info about confit pots. I have one, I always called it a Mediterranean vase because I really didn’t know exactly what it was. Your collection is beautiful.

    I hope you will link up this gorgeous post at TFT or All About Home this week!

    So glad you are enjoying this beautiful season. Happy fall!

  15. Shannon I love your beautiful dark cabinets! I’m so tired of all the white and grey that is so popular. The beautiful colors in your kitchen help to create a warm, cozy and inviting space. I can understand why you enjoy cooking and baking in this lovely kitchen! I’m a color lover too! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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