I went back to my wonderful time in Aix-en-Provence. I can still see everything as clearly as if I were there. As students my friends and I did not have much money, but we learned to enjoy French food, art, travel, etc. on our meager budgets. One thing that I learned about was how the French consider lunch and dinner to be special times for relaxing and savoring their meals. I eventually learned to enjoy a two hour lunch! It took me a while...but I did it. We Americans have a busy busy mindset. It takes time to unlearn that mindset. (I did have to relearn my American ways when I returned home and became a high school teacher. That school bell rang every forty-two minutes! And there were no more two hour lunches.)
You are invited...to join me in creating a Provençal table and (le) déjuner.
modest little table and the maiden sisters with their Papa in my
memory. So, with that memory in mind, I created a tablescape that would reflect that simple ambiance. (Though mine is inside...it could be moved outside easily by moving the farmhouse table.)