Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lunch in a Divine Kitchen

Every time I visit Mariterese's home in the city, I feel like I am transported to another country. I think it's a combination of her daily use of her best things for every meal and the eclectic style of her home. Truly, the woman can make a grocery store muffin look like a million bucks by just serving it on a beautiful plate and giving you a linen napkin! She really uses all of her beautiful crystal and china for every meal - no saving it for special occasions at her home. I love that about her. We designed this kitchen to have a warm eat-in area and created a bistro atmosphere with the aged mirrored screens mounted on the wall behind the table. Wonderful prints of antique French silver pieces are mounted to the screens. A French parquet table sits with a black tapestry settee and French arm chairs. Normally the table is graced with a bouquet of feathers and architectural candlesticks. But today Mariterese's husband has sent her flowers for her birthday that are gorgeous . For our lunch, she has prepared a "one plate wonder" of roasted asparagus and tomatoes on a bed of fresh pasta and tomato sauce that is lathered with goat and Parmesan cheese. It was delish! And true to her beautiful style, a gorgeous napkin (a new one from Romancing the Home) and vintage mother of pearl flatware are used to enjoy this wonderful lunch. Where else could one dine so divinely? Happy Birthday Mariterese!
Today, I am joining for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to check some of the inspiring tables.


Jacqueline said...

I should say it is divine and all of her accessories are divine too! What a beautiful home. I am so glad you shared. Her table setting is fabulous and those napkins - wow!

Aledia said...

Beautiful centerpiece! I also am admiring the pictures over your loveseat. So very pretty!

Have a wonderful day!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely this is. Everything looks perfectly beautiful. Those flowers are especially pretty.