Easiest SPRING Brunch Idea: JARCUTERIE & a Taste of Paris Now!

Easiest Spring Brunch Idea: Jarcuterie & a Taste of Paris hardly needs recipes or instruction…it’s that simple. And a taste of Paris? Well, that’s basically the baguette! I do mean easy. My entertaining game has been dialed down big time in recent years. Things have grown more intimate and less fussy for obvious reasons, and I no longer devote three days for food prep and tablescapes! Does this reflect a newfound intentionally lazy (and intelligent!) style? Is it evidence of greater self-love to my aging, creative human self who is already more than enough? Hahaha.

Charmingly French country and rustic casual dining outdoors with white cafe chairs - Hello Lovely Studio. #outdoordining #frenchaesthetic #countryfrench
A Parisian café look as well as jarcuterie are a great spring brunch idea if you’re game!

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Easiest Spring Brunch Idea: Jarcuterie & a Taste of Paris!

If you like the idea of an intimate brunch for two with a charming Parisian café look, I’m sharing resources for that as well. (Here’s the white bistro set, and if it’s out of stock, this one is almost identical.)

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Rusty and un-ridable, my sweet bicycle still brings smiles.

Obviously these photos were snapped before we moved into the new house in March.

Champagne, jarcuterie and baguette on a charming French cafe dining table in garden - Hello Lovely Studio. #jarcuterie #frenchpicnic #frenchaesthetic #outdoordining
Try this spring brunch idea with no-fuss jarcuterie, baked goods, and some bubbly if you’re feelin festive.

Can’t wait to create a new Frenchy courtyard at this beautiful property.

What Makes This a French Inspired Brunch?

While the Parisian style bistro dining set contributes, my homemade baguettes and sparkling wine also help the theme along.

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

Add a favorite brunch casserole to complete the menu!

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

What If You Don’t Have a French Courtyard?

Trips to Paris or the French countryside may not be on the calendar, but you don’t even need a French garden. I set up this set in a shady spot on the path to the front door.

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

You only need a wee little space to make this work.

Inexpensive Bistro Set Options

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

So even a narrow expanse of concrete can become a pocket of sanctuary 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

How to Create a Simple Sanctuary for Snacks

It took no time to get 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, you’ll spy a pot of rosemary)

Cloth Napkins

“Jarcuterie” (individual charcuterie jars)

Sparkling wine 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 (Individual 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.

Jarcuterie easy idea for individual charcuterie jars and spring brunch with Frenchy style - Hello Lovely Studio.

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

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

If You Buy the Baguettes…No Baking/Cooking Required!!!

I’m sure you are already brainstorming a hundred ways to expand this menu for brunch! Buy French pastries, whip up omelets or waffles, fry up bacon and sausage…

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

But isn’t the jarcuterie a nice start?

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

Have a favorite sparkling wine you enjoy? I’d love to hear about it.

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

Go for a Simple Unfussy Look for the Table

The French know their way around elegant simplicity so definitely do NOT overthink decorating the table. For this springtime look, a Turkish beach towel contrasts nicely with all the white.

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

A simple planter can hold potted rosemary, and pastel cloth napkins from Anthropologie are understated and soften the mix. Here are my exact napkins:

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

After I snapped these photos, I couldn’t wait to style my little bistro set inside. It looked adorable in a girly guest bedroom, and I was surprised 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.

If the snow stops and it begins to look like spring, I intend to see how the little bistro set looks on my front porch.

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

Love French Baguettes?

As I mentioned, I happily bake baguettes weekly…but since I minimize gluten, I gift them.

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!

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

My sons appreciate them so much.

French baguette and delicious snacks on a Parisian bistro table at home - Hello Lovely.

An Outdoor Oasis That Won’t Break the Bank

Don’t you love it when simple small strokes deliver big style?

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

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

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17 Comments

  1. April 7, 2022 / 8:10 am

    I love the Parisian cafΓ© look! It’s my favorite way to brunch. Thanks so much for all the great link to the French inspired goodies.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2022 / 8:34 am

      Thanks, Fabiana! I love love love what you created for your dining room and can’t wait to dig into the resources you shared! Peace to you, friend.

  2. April 7, 2022 / 11:00 am

    WHAT A FUN IDEA!!! love the cute French bistro set. Wish I was sitting there with you!
    Thanks for doing this with us!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2022 / 1:38 pm

      Wish you were here too! I would have been in heaven nibbling goat cheese at your beautiful brunch. And those plates you gifted your daughter! The colors in your whole post make me so happy. πŸ™‚

  3. April 7, 2022 / 11:39 am

    Hi Michele

    Those bistro sets are so charming tucked into little unexpected places. I love the idea of the charcuterie in a jar. I think they would be fun for a wine country picnic. Thank you for joining us ! We always enjoy having you!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2022 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks for having me, Cindy. A wine country picnic sounds divine – dreaming now! πŸ™‚

  4. April 7, 2022 / 3:03 pm

    So dreamy! There’s s0mething so romantic about a cafe table for two…, especially in a setting like this. It looks like the South of France!

    • Michele
      Author
      April 7, 2022 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you, Annie. It’s so fun to play at home and recreate moods we have experienced or dream of experiencing, yes? And sometimes it’s not even time consuming…I had 30 minutes to throw this together. πŸ™‚

  5. Michele
    Author
    April 7, 2022 / 3:30 pm

    psssst. My baguette looks more like a ciabatta…my apologies. They are typically long and narrow with pointy ends, and this forlorn one? goodness gracious. hahahahaha

  6. April 8, 2022 / 9:09 am

    This is so fun … what a great idea! For those of us with small families who don’t make a big fuss over holidays … you’ve inspired me to do something similar and simply elegant next Sunday morning. And, heck, throughout the spring and summer! xo

    • Michele
      Author
      April 8, 2022 / 8:13 pm

      Yay! Love hearing that. I hope it’s a wonderful holiday. We don’t make a fuss either, and this year it’ll be paper plates and nothing pretty since we’re in a new house under renovation. πŸ™‚

  7. Gayle
    April 8, 2022 / 4:12 pm

    Cute ideas but the same Mayfair ads after each pic was annoying. Is there a way for me to block such a large number of them? Thanks

    • Michele
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      April 8, 2022 / 8:11 pm

      Sorry bout the annoyance – it’s how I’m earning an income at the moment – I do appreciate your support of this small business. πŸ™‚

  8. April 11, 2022 / 9:09 pm

    Michele,
    Nothing like a bistro set. fresh bread and some bubbly to enjoy outdoors.
    It looks so lovely.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      April 12, 2022 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks so much for reading and your support, Bev. If you lived closer, you would be receiving homemade bread regularly! πŸ™‚

  9. April 21, 2022 / 5:29 am

    Hi Michele, sweet friend, I’m so sorry I don’t get a chance to leave comments as much as I used to, life has been so busy lately, I so appreciate you and love getting every comment you leave for me so graciously at the TFT party. Thank you for all your kind words, and well wishes. I hope you know that you are always included in my prayers, if just for gratitude alone. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Thursday Favorite Things party, again! I love your every single post. I’m featuring you this week.
    Blessings to you, sweet lady,
    Theresa

    • Michele
      Author
      April 21, 2022 / 1:43 pm

      What a kind and heartfelt message from you, Theresa! Thank you for featuring my post and always encouraging me and so many others with your gracious spirit and lovely blog. Shoestring Elegance is just the loveliest idea to me and speaks to my sensibilities for decorating and beyond. Thank you for your prayers and support on this journey. It’s so much better to travel it with friends. xox

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Slipcovered Dining Chair
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Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
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Rattan Basket With Lid
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Seagrass Basket Set
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Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
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Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
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