Food & Wine Associate Food Editor Emily Kaiser considers pretty much anything French to be good. Her love affair with the country has been lifelong, but only intensified after she spent one summer after college as a private chef to a French count and countess. In honor of Bastille Day on July 14, inspired by the French Riviera, she shares some of her favorite Francophile Etsy Finds.
Bastille Day is perhaps the best occasion for a
summer soirée. You can serve lots of delicious chilled Provençal rosés, set out some easy French hors d’oeuvres and set the table with some of these Etsy Finds. I’ve included some links to yummy recipes throughout.
Photo by beverlybrown.
There are no better place cards for a Bastille Day party than
jolipapier‘s “Bonjour” tags, complete with portraits of Marie Antoinette:
Our style editor, Jessica Romm, pointed me to these wonderful
tea linens by elisabethbentz; they can protect picnic foods from the sun, in southern France or any backyard:
Photo above right by Kana Okada.
vintage French linens from maisonreve would make lovely napkins or wraps for baskets of baguettes:
Photo above by ExperienceLA.
“French Market” sign is from thebackporchshoppe in New Orleans, but it feels very Provençal. You could place it at your driveway to welcome your guests or hang it in your dining area:
vintage enamelware pitcher from twoangelsinparis would be perfect for pouring cool cocktails. Find some recipes here.
bananasaurusrex’s fetching wine bottle wraps made from vintage fabrics are a fun, reusable and pretty way to bring a bottle to a party:
If I were going on a Bastille Day picnic I’d bring this
vintage picnic basket from HelloVictory:
muddlers by Forest Treasures would come in handy for mixing red, white or blue cocktails in honor of the French tricolor. Get your muddler out for this Rhum Swizzle:
Photo on right by Lucy Schaeffer.
PaperEclectiques’ French-themed name tags would make charming labels for party favors:
ElizabethOcean’s watercolor print of a duchess wearing a spectacular ice-cream-sandwich hat. For more ideas, F&W has a dozen glamorous frozen desserts here.
For more fun summer entertaining ideas, go to foodandwine.com/entertaining. Check back here for more party planning posts — the editors at Food & Wine will be sharing more ideas, recipes, and their Etsy picks this summer.
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