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!!!