Summer is just around the corner and what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than by dining outside? As French people know, there's something magical about eating outdoors, surrounded by nature and good company. If you're looking to "French up" your outdoor table, here are some tips and inspiration.
First, check out our previous blog post where we explore why French people love being outdoors, with some insightful words from the American comedian Wanda Sykes.
How to create a Provence-inspired outdoor table setting?
One way to achieve this look is by using tablecloths with traditional patterns, such as the iconic "tissu provençal" featuring colorful prints of olives, lavender, and sunflowers.
When it comes to tableware, French porcelain brand Degrenne has a beautiful collection called "Destination Sud" that is perfect for a Provençal table setting.
The collection features intricate designs inspired by the south of France, with delicate patterns depicting lavender fields and even a mill, as if you were transported into an Alphonse Daudet novel.
And if you want to add a pop of color, consider matching some accessories with the tablecloth, such as a water pitcher or coffee cups and saucers. We recommend checking out Cafe Richard for some great color options.
To complete the look, don't forget about the little details. For example, add some dry flowers, such as mimosa and lavender, to bring a touch of nature to the table. You can also incorporate cocktail napkins with Provençal prints, such as the Mimosa design, to add some whimsy and fun.
We hope these tips and inspiration help you create a beautiful and memorable outdoor dining experience. Discover all our wonderful ideas in our Provence collection, from iconic La Rochere Bee champagne glasses to gift sets for your host.