How to Create a Charming French Café Look Outdoors With Wayfair Now!

If you have been out and about shopping lately, maybe you noticed folks are VERY busy feathering their outdoor spaces! In 2021 as more normalcy returns, sanctuary at home is still very much in our consciousness. I partnered with Wayfair on today’s post about creating an outdoor oasis. (They provided product but all opinions here are my very own.) Bet you won’t be surprised I chose a bistro set to create a charming outdoor French café look, and I’m thrilled to pieces with it and highly recommend! Keep reading to see why it appeals and also to learn an easy recipe you’ll see in images for JARCUTERIE!

Charmingly French country and rustic casual dining outdoors with white cafe chairs - Hello Lovely Studio. #outdoordining #frenchaesthetic #countryfrench
How to Create a Charming Outdoor French Café Look as well as Jarcuterie Ideas!

How to Create a Charming Outdoor French Café Look!

I’ll get right to the star of this OUTDOOR OASIS with a French accent look…GO HERE for my White Bistro Set. These patio sets sell out fast so I hope if you’re in the market, you snag one!

There is such an awesome selection of outdoor dining pieces at Wayfair, you may have trouble choosing…here’s a sampling of the loveliness:

Affordable Bistro Sets at Wayfair

If you have followed this blog, then you know I gravitate toward all things modern French and European country…

Vintage bicycle with white roses in basket in our French country courtyard - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchbicycle #bicyclebaskets #whiteroses
Rusty and un-rideable, my sweet bicycle can still bring smiles.

But there are plenty more good reasons you might like this bistro set with folding table and folding chairs for your own space. Let’s count the ways!

Champagne, jarcuterie and baguette on a charming French cafe dining table in garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

Perfectly Sized for Decks, Patios, Porches and Kitchens

The round folding table is 23.6″ and as far as I’m concerned, not too teeny and certainly not too big. The chairs are folding chairs that only measure 16.5″ when folded…so they easily store in a small space.

Rustic French country cafe dining in the garden with white roses on the table - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcafe #frenchcountry #bistroset #cafeset

If you love the look of a pea gravel courtyard or dining area, I recently told you about ours HERE. And if French country style is beckoning, make sure to go HERE and HERE.

Jarcuterie and baguette on a charming round French cafe dining table in the garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

Heavy and Durable Construction

I wondered about quality and weight since the dining set is so inexpensive. However, this bistro set is constructed with a sturdy steel frame and coated with a durable powder coat for rust and fade resistance. Additionally, each chair corner is equipped with an antiskid foot pad to reduce floor damage.

Champagne, jarcuterie and baguette on a charming French cafe dining table in garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

Snag This Pretty French Café Look

Jarcuterie and baguette on a charming round French cafe dining table in the garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

Perfect for a Charming Outdoor French Café Look

Until we can travel to Paris or the French countryside, here’s a lovely way to create a moment at home. And you’ll notice, my set is not even placed in my pea gravel courtyard or on the patio.

Rustic French country cafe dining in the garden with white roses on the table - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcafe #frenchcountry #bistroset #cafeset

We have this sweet, winding path leading from the side of the house to our front door. I love it because it’s private and shaded.

So even a narrow little expanse of concrete can be transformed with a few Frenchie ingredients.

Rustic French country cafe dining in the garden with white roses on the table - Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcafe #frenchcountry #bistroset #cafeset

Create a Simple Sanctuary Spot for Snacks

It took no time at all to throw together this look! Here’s what I brought to the mix:

White Bistro Set

Black Turkish Cotton Beach Towel for Table Covering

Vintage Ironstone Pitcher with Garden Roses (in some images, I have a pot of rosemary)

Cloth Napkins

“Jarcuterie” (glass jars or tumblers holding individual charcuterie goodness as an alternative to a wood board)

Champagne and Baguette (mine’s homemade since I bake them weekly)

Champagne, jarcuterie and baguette on a charming French cafe dining table in garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

Keep reading for the recipe for the SUPER EASY JARCUTERIE!

Charmingly French country and rustic casual dining outdoors with white cafe chairs - Hello Lovely Studio. #outdoordining #frenchaesthetic #countryfrench

Easy Peasy Jarcuterie (Charcuterie in a Glass Jar!)

Pin this image below so you’ll have the idea ready when you need it! The idea is individual cheeseboards without the board and in a jar! I simply layered yummy grazeboard snacks, skewering a few of them with toothpicks for ease and to add interest to the presentation.

You can use small mason jars, those cute recycled glass French yogurt jars or plain glass tumblers like mine found HERE.

Charmingly French country and rustic casual dining outdoors with white cafe chairs - Hello Lovely Studio. #outdoordining #frenchaesthetic #countryfrench

Buy the Baguettes if You Don’t Bake & No Cooking Required!!!

I’m sure you are already brainstorming a hundred ways to expand this menu for an easy lunch…

Jarcuterie and baguette on a charming round French cafe dining table in the garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

…cater in your favorite roast chicken or onion soup or croque monsieur…serve a delicious tuna Niçoise salad…is your mouth watering!?!

Champagne, jarcuterie and baguette on a charming French cafe dining table in garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining
Baguettes, champagne, and simple jarcuterie (cheeseboard in a jar!) for a charming French picnic outside - Hello Lovely Studio.

Have a favorite sparkling wine you are enjoying? Let us know!

Petite French bistro table set with champagne, jarcuterie, and white roses - Hello Lovely Studio. #outdoordining #entertaining #frenchpicnic #jarcuterie

Simple Unfussy Table Decor

The French know their way around elegant simplicity so definitely do NOT overthink decorating the table. For my French cafe look, the Turkish beach towel contrasts nicely with all the white, a simple planter holds potted rosemary, and pastel cloth napkins are understated and soften the mix.

White Parisian style cafe dining set is perfect for small spaces and casual dining when you love a little romance - Hello Lovely.
Jarcuterie is served on a charming French cafe dining table in the garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining

There is something so lovely about simple and fragrant potted rosemary with the simplicity of a menu like this.

White Parisian style cafe dining set is perfect for small spaces and casual dining when you love a little romance - Hello Lovely.

Even the simple fringe on the Turkish towel adds interest to the tablescape.

Baguettes, champagne, and simple jarcuterie (cheeseboard in a jar!) for a charming French picnic outside - Hello Lovely Studio.

Easily Bring This Charming French Look Inside

I couldn’t wait to style and use my new little bistro set inside as well. I’ll show you soon how sweet it looks in a guest bedroom. I was shocked by how it instantly brought European vibe to the room!

French picnic with jarcuterie, champagne, and baguettes? Yes, please! Hello Lovely. #frenchpicnic #bistroset #jarcuterie

Do you have a kitchen corner or space in a bedroom or office in need of refreshing?

Champagne, French baguettes, and jarcuterie on a charming cafe table with rosemary centerpiece - Hello Lovely.
Baguettes, champagne, and simple jarcuterie (cheeseboard in a jar!) for a charming French picnic outside - Hello Lovely Studio.

Me and French Baguettes

As I mentioned above, I happily bake baguettes weekly…but I’m not eating them these days. Because of my Crohn’s and chronic illness, I’m having trouble with gluten again. So I gift the bread to sons and friends since my husband follows a g-free diet.

French picnic with jarcuterie, champagne, and baguettes? Yes, please! Hello Lovely. #frenchpicnic #bistroset #jarcuterie

I’m still experimenting with gluten-free bread recipes, but truly there is nothing like a yeasty baguette made from a starter that I have been feeding for decades! My sons appreciate them so much.

Baguettes, champagne, and simple jarcuterie (cheeseboard in a jar!) for a charming French picnic outside - Hello Lovely Studio.
French baguette and delicious snacks on a Parisian bistro table at home - Hello Lovely.

Outdoor Oasis That Won’t Break the Bank

I loved choosing a few things at Wayfair to create a backdrop for casual relaxing, entertaining, and memories with people I enjoy. An outdoor oasis doesn’t have to mean hours of labor, yards of new sod, a new deck, or spending thousands of dollars.

French picnic with jarcuterie, champagne, and baguettes? Yes, please! Hello Lovely. #frenchpicnic #bistroset #jarcuterie

I’m always surprised by how even the smallest strokes and little updates can usher in joie de vivre.

French picnic with jarcuterie, champagne, and baguettes? Yes, please! Hello Lovely. #frenchpicnic #bistroset #jarcuterie

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Amy
    June 15, 2021 / 12:16 pm

    Love your new term…jarcuterie!! You’re always so creative! Looks cozy & delish…I’m headed over now …hehe!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 16, 2021 / 10:10 am

      It’s a new to me term, but I certainly didn’t come up with it! Hahahaha. Stumbled on it while perusing Pinterest and realized parfaits shouldn’t have all the fun. 🙂 Happy June, friend.

  2. June 16, 2021 / 11:47 am

    Michele, I love love love this little bistro set. Also, it makes me smile so much to say “bistro set.” When my daughter was moving into her first apartment a few years ago, I went out on the balcony and kept saying, “You need a bistro set.” So, now that’s one of our catch phrases! But, it’s true, “You need a bistro set!” You styled it WAY more adorably than any bistro set I’ve ever had. (Oh, and no, I’ve never had food from Modern Market, but I know I’d like the terriyaki because I like everything terriyaki!) xo 💖

    • Michele
      Author
      June 16, 2021 / 8:06 pm

      Hahahaha – how fun that bistro set strikes a chord. 🙂 I really hope there is or will be a Modern Market restaurant since you’ll love that buddha bowl! Thanks so much for the kind words, friend.

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