Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lemony Lunch For Two

If you follow my blog, 

you know I've been 

cooking with lemons of late.

I've had these pretty shell 

shaped dishes for over a year.

I only have two of each, as 

they were a clearance find at TJ Maxx.

I simply couldn't leave them 

sitting on the shelf at $2 a piece.

So they came home with me and

have been waiting to star in a tablescape.

If anyone knows a source for more

 of these beauties,  please let me know.

Last week when the "chef" cooked up

Preserved Lemon and Spring Vegetable 

Risotto with Grilled Pernod Shrimp,

I knew just what dishes 

I would use for our luncheon trays.

Vintage French Ivory Flatware

More of my monogramed linens 

from early marriage days.

We have a set in brown that I used 

here in last week's brown and white table,

and these in lemon yellow 

which are just right for our lemony lunch.

It was the perfect time to use 

our special Parisian napkin rings

which were among a Paris brocante gift from

Jackie @ Bliss Farm a year ago June.

Merci Beaucoup, Jackie!

We adore using these charming 

rond de serviettes.

Lemons and seafood are a 

perfect pairing.  Click here for the 

original post that shares this recipe.

A glass of vin rouge

 is a nice compliment.

A pretty tray for 

Monsieur and   .   .   .

One for Madame.

Bon Appetit!