On my visit to France one of the most impressive places I visited was the Château de Chenonceau it has been marvelously restored. All of the rooms were beautiful and I will be returning to this on a later post, but right now I want to talk about the kitchen. As I understand it, during World War I this kitchen was remodeled and modernized to better provide meals for the multitudes of injured troops that were staying in the château. It is simply the most amazing space, divided into several rooms, one of them housing this incredible stove.
This worktable was in an adjoining room. I don't know why we don't have tables like this in our kitchens, they make so much sense...just think how much you could do on them...meal preparation, homework, crafting, eating. and the perfect height for kneading dough or rolling out a pie crust. I guess kitchen islands are our interpretation of this. But what inspired me, and what I wanted to share with you, were the arrangements of Lady Apples in the glass pedestal containers...I thought, how beautiful in their simplicity and how easily I could do this in my kitchen.
Voila! Here we are, sadly I don't have the wonderful ambiance of the stone walls, the burnished wooden table, or all of those lovely copper pots, but I do have apples and glass containers, and I do like the effect ~ I think it adds a touch of french elegance to my kitchen table. The little birds, well just consider them a touch of whimsy.
I hope that you enjoyed a peek into this fabulous kitichen at the Château...do you bring home ideas from your trips?
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