Hello! I’m here today sharing with you a little French country evening! I have prepared a French raspberry tart for us to enjoy (some of us will enjoy it with our eyes, other with our mouths!)
I made the raspberry tart… the recipe will be coming soon.
Want to know a secret to living a glamorous life?
Make the ordinary… extraordinary!
What do I mean by that? So, here for instance, we are having dessert. Yes, I know it is a raspberry tart, but really it could be any dessert!
I am using some sterling forks to eat. Now, you say, that’s nice, but I can’t do that because of… money or *insert excuse* (too busy, it’s too fragile, that’s too fancy for me)…
Well, except you can!
You don’t have to have own whole sterling set of silverware. (Don’t tell the sterling dealer that). Just… buy two forks. You can find them in a pattern you like for a decent price either on Ebay or an antique mall that won’t break the bank. The forks don’t have to be a matching pattern either, honestly!
Pull out your nicer crystal… I know you have at least two nice cups from your wedding!
Dine on some antique plates that are hand painted and beautiful! I pulled these pretty pink and gold ones off of the wall! Just don’t put them in the dishwasher or use a knife on them (otherwise they will scratch or be ruined!).
You say, I don’t have antique plates… well I know for a FACT that you can pick up some pretty hand painted antique plates for a song.
Don’t keep your antiques stored on the wall or your cupboard… use them! We have some friends that are antique dealers that always dine on antique fine china… Why? Because they can, that’s why!
I also picked some roses from the garden. They smelled delightful. You don’t have to have flowers from the store. Just pick some from your garden!
You see… you don’t have to go out and dine to have a glamorous life… just stay at home!
But pulling out and using some of your nicer things “just cause” can make an ordinary day extraordinary and make you feel special.
You will feel like the Queen of your castle… because you are!
So that’s how I spent my French country evening. Enjoying a tart, sipping on some sparkling lemonade, and watching the stars appear over the countryside.
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