June 25, 2009

A French Country Lunch

Happy Summer to Everyone~ ~ ~ I would like to share a tablescape and a recipe with you today. The dishes were found this weekend while flea marketing.
I had the good luck to find these sweet little dishes with a violet garland. I claimed all 4 for only $10! No way was I going to let them get away. I have been looking for a covered butter dish and this one was perfect. On the front and back are a chicken and rooster in pink.

The sugar peas and flowers are from our garden.

This is the simple recipe I used to prepare the sugar peas.
Peel and cut into large chunks a few red potatoes, cook in water till tender.
Drain and set aside.
In a large saute pan put a lump of butter (3-4 T) to melt and add your sugar peas.
Tossing constantly for 3-4 minutes over med. high till done.
Add Thyme, Chervil, Salt & Paper to taste.
Add the potato chunks to the sugar peas and toss, scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
I serve this simple with crusty bread and butter.

Many Thanks to Susan @
and Gollum @

for hosting these wonderful events. To find the links to everyone who participated this week visit these lovely ladies at their homes above.

Enjoy the weekend~ ~ ~Ahrisha


Morning T said...

Your table is so pretty and I can't take my eyes off of that chippy white rooster, love him!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Your tablescape is so lovely. That white rooster is fabulous! Your pretty violet garland dishes are beautiful! Great find!

Your recipe sounds yummmy! I'll have to give it a try. Sounds perfect for summer!

Thanks for sharing!


honeysuckle said...

Sweet plates! Your peas and potatoes sound so good and easy. Thanks for sharing today.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just loved this table...I would have gotton those dishes also...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

printersdevil said...

Those dishes are wonderful. Nice find. You made a beautiful table and the food looks yummy.

Alicia said...

Beautiful. I love the rooster. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I love your recipe for the sugar peas and, of course, your photos and tablescape are beautiful. Thanks for sharing it all with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love that recipe. Thanks for sharing that and your lovely dishes.


Liz said...

Very French indeed! Those sugar peas look yummy! Very pretty!


Frugal Fine Living said...

What a beautiful French country tablescape! I love that rooster, too. Great deal on the dishes, and I love your table!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful flea market finds! Your sugar pea recipes sounds wonderful and very timely. I grew peas for the first time this year and I have lots ready to harvest. Thank you!


Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I love sugar peas and I love red potatoes, so I think I'm going to LOVE this recipe!

This is my first visit to your blog and I just love it — I love the girls you have coffee with and your garden is absolutely amazing!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Beautiful table.....love the dishes and I will have to try that recipe...it looks soooo good...
Mo :-)

limpingalong said...

When should I be there?

Melissa said...

What a beautiful French Country tablescape! I so wish we lived closer!! My daughter just got back from a trip to Paris and London! As soon as she gives up her camera I'll post some beautiful pictures on my blog! Happy summer!

Julia said...

Pretty table, great looking food. Can I come over for dinner??? :)

Michelle Palmer said...

So pretty! Hope your holiday weekend is wonderful~