As soon as the tiniest autumn chill is in the air here at FrenchGardenHouse



I want to invite friends over for a fall coffee and long chat in the front garden.







Welcome to our first FALL MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS!



I’m so happy you are here! If you came via Mary or Pam,




it’s so nice to meet you,  I hope you will become one of our circle of friends





at FrenchGardenHouse and join me often here on the blog.




Our Shirley will be back soon!







One of my favorite ways to spend a beautiful early fall morning is





under the canopy of the olive tree in our courtyard,





enjoying a cup of coffee with friends.







We usually spend at least a portion of Labor Day weekend




tidying our front courtyard and garden covered with gravel.




Our home faces a little school, and I always like to welcome the kids





back to school on our street with a tidy garden and freshly planted urns on our front steps.




Right inside our gate, you can enter the front garden from the side.

{You can see some photos of our front garden that appeared in This Old House magazine

a few years ago HERE > , since then, everything has g r o w n.}








It’s really the perfect spot to sit in September’s early morning sun




and enjoy a good chat with one or more friends.




Since our home is smallish, I utilize every single space I can for entertaining!









Flowers always make any place look enticing, this is the simplest arrangement ever,





made with:





2 kinds of sunflowers, blue veronica, eucalyptus branches and some cuttings from our front garden.





I added a glass container inside the antique bucket {lucky number 8!} for the water.








The antique French boutis quilt is layered over our aged wood table




and one of our boulangerie boards is on top to protect the fabric.





I added antique French small plates, an enamelware French coffee pot in brown stripes,





and an old wood cutlery tray holding silver forks and our wheat linen napkins.








The antique white “Give us this day our Daily Bread” Ironstone platter holds a cake




and a huge antique ironstone bowl displays luscious pears.







The best addition to this fall table setting was friends!!




I hope you take the time to entertain friends in a simple way.





It doesn’t always have to be grand – a cup of coffee or tea




a cake from the store –




and some love and care from YOU.








*French Boutis Quilt -coming soon to the online shop.

*French Country Breadboard

*French Antique Enamelware Coffeepot

*Metal French Country Wall Bucket

*Antique Ironstone Daily Bread Platter

*Wheat Linen Napkins

*Squirrel Pillow Cover



Thank you so much for joining me today.




Don’t forget to visit my friends Mary and Pam by clicking their links below.


MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs




PAM at Everyday Living



and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse




à bientôt

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